1 de-clutter and feel good de-cluttering is in a google search on de-cluttering your life generated 1.16 million results in just a sixteenth of a second everyone from professional de-clutterers to zen masters have something to say about it simply said though it boils down to this de-clutter feel good achieve more following are some tips to help you de-clutter many experts recommend you start small a post at www.zenhabits.net recommends spending five minutes a day on de-cluttering before you know it that junk drawer or hall cupboard will be a thing of beauty as you re going through that junk drawer or wardrobe ask yourself if you ve used items in the past twelve months if not get rid of them delegate a box for the undecided items you might want in the future if you don t open the box in three months get rid of the contents everyone has things that don t live anywhere consider the oftenlost tv converter or recharger for your electronics make it a mission to find these things how many knickknacks do you really need pick your favourites and take memory pictures of the rest then pass them on to charitable organizations last but not least learn to love the de-cluttered look you ll stay de-cluttered for life.
2 hot rod cruisin at redcliffe hot rod along redcliffe parade opposite our favourite cafe oasis last sunday great coffee and we always see something of interest when everything old is new again this february leonard cohen 1960s philosopher and guru to a generation of aging baby boomers released his 12th album titled old ideas it was his first in eight years historic in its own way the album also represents something new the rebirth of something old these days everything old is new again in cohen s lyrics show me the place where the world became a man show me the place where the suffering began and in philosophical texts turned popular reading such as the latest answers to the oldest questions a philosophical adventure with the world s greatest thinkers by nicholas fearn the world is rediscovering our debt to ancient thinkers take thales this philosopher who lived around 585 bc was the father of the idea that everything is one acknowledged as such by nietzsche thales foreshadowed later greek philosophers such as aristotle socrates and plato who effectively shaped our ideas of the universe in fact our current notion of the holistic world had its origin with the ancient greeks whose worldview bound together philosophy and politics with culture and science albert einstein neatly summed up our debt to those who came before stating we owe it to a few writers of antiquity plato aristotle etc that the people in the middle ages could slowly extricate themselves from the superstitions and ignorance that had darkened life for more than half a millennium the distance from ancient greece to the middle ages to our current ipad the world is not as far as it seems.
3 on a personal note our red balloon experience thank you to craig and jodi our son and daughter in-law for a wonderful seafood dinner at the terrace restaurant in maleny it was a christmas present from them to us it was fantastic sooo much wonderful seafood we were quite de-feated which is saying something for us ask the agent this month s question how should i prepare my home for sale you want your home to show well which means getting rid of clutter and making sure it is clean neat and well maintained both inside and outside · remove all clutter pack or store anything you do not need donate the rest to your favourite charity or have a garage sale · store your valuables or lock them up in a safe place this includes jewellery collectibles artwork and medicines in your cabinet · eliminate smoking and pet odours · paint the inside and outside with neutral colours steam clean carpets or replace with new carpeting or flooring stage the furniture and accessorize with cushions plants candles and other accessories · street appeal matters manicure your lawn trim trees and shrubs plant new flowers mend broken fences or gates.
4 wondering how much your home is worth how has the price of your home changed in today s market how much are other homes in your neighbourhood selling for if you re wondering what s happening to prices in your area or you re thinking about selling your house greg will be able to help just give him a call on 3481 2786 for a no-fuss no obligation professional evaluation he won t try to push you into listing with him or waste your time he will just give you the facts about your home and its value suduko challenge
5 call or email us and we will send you the answers 07 3481 2786 email@example.com honey mustard chicken drumsticks ingredients serves 4 · 2 tablespoons extra-light olive oil · 1/4 cup honey · 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard · 1 orange juiced · 12 chicken drumsticks · 450g orange sweet potato peeled cut into 2cm pieces · 450g desiree potatoes peeled cut into 2cm pieces · 100g baby spinach leaves method 1 preheat oven to 240°c combine 1 tablespoon of oil honey mustard and 2 to 3 tablespoons of orange juice in a large baking dish add chicken and turn to coat 2 combine remaining oil sweet potatoes and potatoes in a large non-stick roasting pan season with salt and pepper coat and mix well 3 put potatoes on top shelf in oven turning occasionally for 20 minutes put chicken on lower shelf in oven basting occasionally for 20 minutes 4 swap pans around in oven and roast for a further 20 or so minutes until the potatoes and chicken are cooked through 5 serve 3 drumsticks per person and divide the english spinach leaves and roast vegetables evenly.
6 funny insurance claims 1 the gentleman behind me struck me on the backside he then went to rest in the bush with just his rear end showing 2 my car was legally parked as it backed into another vehicle 3 i was sure the old fellow would never make it to the other side of the road when i struck him article by mikaela duffy naturopath and nutritionist at embrace life low mood and mild to moderation depression are becoming more common reflected by the amounts of people feeling that they are not coping well or turning to medications such as antidepressants there are different types of depression for example relating to stress or trauma in which case some form of counselling may help but in many cases there may be an actual imbalance in the brain where hormones such as dopamine or serotonin or neurotransmitters that make our brain cells fire sufficiently are deficient this can be caused by a number of factors and in natural medicine it is recognized that a large range of possible causes means a variety of possible treatments are available oftentimes a food intolerance is implicated such as wheat milk eggs additives and food chemicals which unfortunately are a staple part of diet for many who choose convenience or processed foods these substances are used as fillers or flavour enhancers and as intolerance builds the biochemistry alters other factors such as low protein intake this reduces neurotransmitter production blood sugar imbalances genetic predisposition drug or alcohol use heavy metal toxicity hormonal imbalances medication use high homocysteine the precursor to
7 heart disease and stress are all contributing factors so what are simple things we can do at home to try to improve brain chemistry and therefore our sense of happiness and good mental health try removing possible allergenic foods including coffee sugar refined foods sometimes potatoes yeast foods for example breads vegemite beer contain xanthines and can aggravate some individuals add fish to the diet deep sea oily fish such as salmon mackerel sardines contain epa dha the part of omega 3 oil that reduces inflammation and supports nervous system and brain function increase your intake of ginger garlic onions in your cooking turmeric the yellow spice eaten in many indian dishes is now classed as a `superfood and is a fantastic antioxidant anti inflammatory which in turn supports the nervous system 1 teaspoon daily is a great amount of sprinkle on foods add to salad dressings or simply stir into a drink please note care should be taken if on blood thinning medication or for people with blood thinning issues increase fibrous foods such as fruit vegetables and wholegrains i.e rolled oats brown rice quinoa buckwheat products and spelt or rye breads all veggies and fruits that are brightly coloured are rich in the life giving antioxidants that reverse the damage of oxidation caused by pollution poor food choices and stress sulphur foods such as cabbage cauliflower broccoli and onions help with liver function and detox the body zinc is important as is often found to be deficient in people with depression zinc rich foods include pepitas pumpkin seeds eggs meats and mushrooms and finally tryptophan the hormone responsible for producing serotonin our happy hormone this is a really important nutrient which is derived from eating regular protein particularly foods such as turkey almonds rolled oats kale a type of cabbage and cottage cheese we must not forget the importance of regular exercise to promote endorphin production and regular time in the sunshine to regulate
8 our circadian rhythm or body clock can help to regulate our serotonin biochemical pathway if you find that you need further help with supporting your body at a difficult time it would be advisable to see a natural health practitioner who can help to work out what deficiencies are specific to you and prescribe the use of herbal medicine nutrients or energy balancing techniques to get you back to being the best you can be mikaela duffy naturopath and nutritionist at embrace life tel 3491 6533 embrace life news you can use is brought to you by 4 14 18 discovery drive north lakes 4509 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ekmcgrathreatly.com.au check out our properties for sale link to our website e.k mcgrath realty disclaimer this newsletter is intended to provide general news and information only readers should rely on their own enquiries before making any decisions regarding their own interests please do not rely on any part of this newsletter as a substitute for specific legal or financial advice visit us on facebook ©2012 e.k mcgrath realty pty ltd 4 14-18 discovery drive north lakes qld 4509