Danica says.

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Live long.

A good ole herbal spring cleanse. In these seasonal transition times during the spring and fall our bodies are naturally detoxing in order to prepare themselves for the upcoming energy of the following season i.e. summer or winter. In springtime the body is releasing toxins in order to prepare for the massive output of energy that summer brings. For those of you who wish to give your body a fantastic clean sweep I suggest Cleanse Smart: Advanced Total-Body Internal Cleanse. For those of you who would like to simply support the body’s natural spring detoxification process, I would recommend eating all of the spring greens you can get your hands on, drinking plenty of water with lemon juice in it and supplementing with the product Yin Chiao Classic Supplement which assists with seasonal transitions. Both of these products can be found at Annye’s!

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 Be strong. 

Let’s take this from the purely physical angle. Since I started this job 4 months ago, I rapidly came to the conclusion that I don’t have to go to the gym anymore due to how much I lift and go up and down stairs in a day at work. I should wear a pedometer. I’m figuring I’ll be able to give She-rah a run for her money after the summer 🙂
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Laugh a lot.

Sarah Alger, the Town Moderator saying at this past town meeting, “You’re going to make me talk about latex, aren’t you.”

Read a book.

I love the library. In fact, I love all libraries. When I enter a library, it’s as if I have entered a holy place. No kidding. I wish I had more time to be there, but I don’t. So when I actually do make it there, I like to leave myself time to browse the new release section. And as I was browsing this time around, three items caught my eye: 1) “The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary People Are Proving the Afterlife” by Eben Alexander M.D 2) “Galapagos Regained” a novel by James Morrow, and 3) “Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give A Fuck The Official Cookbook.” I took all three home. First of all, I loved Thug Kitchen! But then again, I am a big fan of a well- placed expletive and the recipes were great. Secondly, I could not stand Galapagos Regained. You know how you just begin to hate the heroine of a book, not for a fantastic reason, since everyone loves to hate a well created villainess, but due to the fact that she is repetitive, and trite. Now the problem with this circumstance is that I am one of those people who likes to finish what they start. So unfortunately, I was still reading this very long winded extravaganza when all I wanted to do was return the dang thing to the library. Thank Goddess for Annye, who gave me full permission and support to just stop reading it. Again I say, “thank you Annye for releasing me from my literary burden.” And last, “The Map of Heaven.” This is the second book written by Eben Alexander on NDE’s, Near Death Experiences. It’s one of those books that I will actually buy and re-read throughout my life to remind the very spiritually minded woman that I am, of what is important in this life and beyond. It’s the examples from people who wrote to him about their NDE’ that are spellbinding and incredibly touching. If you want to think out of this worldly box, I highly suggest it.

Eat well.

I am a long standing subscriber to Eating Well Magazine. We also carry it at the store 🙂 And I recently tried their Shrimp Piccata with Zucchini Noodles . Simple and really really tasty. You can find the recipe in this season’s May/June issue of Eating Well magazine.

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Love your pet.

Below is my ball python Jarred. Jarred is a female. I did not know that when I bought her because I chose not to have her sexed. The process can be dangerous for snakes and I had no intention of breeding her. So I named her Jarred and 17 years later she laid eggs. At the time, I thought my ex-husband was playing a joke on me by putting white rocks in the tank. But nooooooo, they were eggs! So needless to say Jarred expressed her true femininity yet I did not change her name. I could not bare the thought of calling her Jarredina!danikasnake

Jarred is 21 years old. I have had her blessed presence in my life since she was 6 months old. Ball Pythons can live between 30-40 years. The oldest one on record in captivity is 48! And as you can tell from the picture below she is not camera shy. I take her out for a stroll downtown in the summer every once in a while. People literally get out of their cars to come and see her 🙂

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