Pumpkin healthy and nutritious

5 reasons pumpkins are healthy

#1. Pumpkins contains 30 calories per cup and high in fiber.

Benefits: Help promote a good functioning digestive system.

#2. Pumpkins are high in vitamin A, B & C.

Benefits: Can reduce the risk of certain Cancers

#3. Pumpkins also contain minerals, iron, magnesium, calcium & potassium.

Benefits: Healthy bones and well functioning nerves.

#4. Pumpkins have 1.2 grams of protein per cup

Benefits: Builds & repairs tissue.

#5. Pumpkins contain lutein & zeutanthin.

Benefits: promotes good eye health.

Caution: pumpkin in excess can act as a diuretic

Do you have a good pumpkin recipe? Leave it in comments.


Remember eat healthy, get plenty of rest and give thanks to your higher power.

Have a blessed day, Trish

Before Find n Beauty

Before Find n Beauty

I had Cancer when I was in my early 20’s. For me the effects we’re devestating and life changing!

I didn’t have to endure any Chemo or Radiation but I did have a partial hysterectomy. That kept me from having any more children. (I started having children at a very young age.) Thanks to God because I don’t know how I would have delt with not ever becoming a mother, However for me it was deveistating just knowing the choice was taken from me.

Then almost to the day two years later I had another form of Cancer and had to have a complete hysterectomy. That threw me into a change of life, with hot flashes and total upset to my mind and body, some would say I became crazed!

Then in my 50’s I was getting ready for a doctor’s appointment and while I was in the shower I felt a lump in my breast, so I mentioned it to my doctor. That day lead to a series of days filled with fear.

I had a mammogram followed by a procedure. The nurse practitioner was supposed to take a piece of that lump for testing, Well it started out that way but then the nurse called in another then the attending physician. For me it was a confirmation, but the actual confirmation came a couple days later, & within days I had surgery & had both breast removed. That was 4 years ago.

Let me back up to the evening I got confirmation. I had always feared number three, I guess I associated with “Strike three your out”… I prayed and asked God to take control because I couldn’t do it on my own, then I heard a voice saying “They are going to take both breast but it’s going to be alright” that simple but it put me at such ease. I had the surgery and as God had assured me everything turned out alright. FindnBeauty in everything!

I will publish ways to keep our bodies healthy and therefore warding off Cancer. There are so many beliefs but what most have in common make sense, eat natural foods, avoid chemicals, exercise mind and body, but really important to get adequate sleep and give Thanks to your higher power.

Find n Beauty everyday, everywhere in everything

Black river N.C.

Find The Beauty

Everyday we pass by trees but we don’t really look at them. I started looking at them in a whole new way when my husband of 18 years was working on the black river in North Carolina. This is where my artistic side kicked in.

Lumber River N.C.

There are trees that have been taken down, mostly due to storms and they have sat in the water for many years, sometimes hundreds. What they leave behind is just amazing. Driftwood is just a small example of the beauty that lays on the bank or waters edge.

I have started going to the lakes, rivers and ponds to look for the beauty nature has made.

Below is a piece of wood that layed in the river with water rushing over it. I cleaned it up and oiled and rubbed it to bring out its natural beauty. There is an imprint of a beavers bite mark along with bugs and organisms that have passed by this wood. These marks are what gives this wood such character and beauty. Now this is a beautiful piece of artwork ready to hang.

Wood sculpture
Tumbled Cypress wall art

My husband brought me this piece of wood that resembled a sponge. It was wet and you could squeeze it like a sponge. Now after being cleaned and dried, it makes a beautiful work of art.

Driftwood (spongey)

My husband brought me a pine knot. What a beautiful hat rack this has become. A little TLC and it’s ready for use as a hat rack and to be admired for it beauty.

Pine knot hat rack

I have such an amazing small collection. I can hardly wait to share it with the world. The picture below does not do any justice to the artwork, I will replace picture very soon. This piece of art work is very detailed and really amazing.

Driftwood root

The excitment in Find n Beauty nature created has me ready to go hunting that next perfect piece. My husband shares in my enthusiasm, Actually he has worked with wood for many years creating walking sticks, puzzle boxes and much more. Together we are building a business, enabling you to enjoy these beautiful works of art.

Get out take time Find n Beauty everywhere in everything.

Don’t stand in the Shadows with health care

Don’t stand in the Shadows with health care


There are many questions when it comes to healthcare, but we should be more in control. First there should always be a second opinion. Mistakes happen! Right ? We are all capable of making mistakes. Then opinions on how to handle the situation come into play, one doctor might go the extra step & order a couple additional test or maybe they have some insight into the situation and would go completely a different route, offering a different course of treatment.

The first thing I do is turn to the internet and look up my diagnosis so that I completely understand, then I research treatments.

Now I have my second diagnosis and have been on the internet so I am fully aware of my options, I go over my concerns with my primary doctor.

If possible at least by this point, I believe everyone should take a loved one or…

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Lamb’s Ear a must have plant

Wooly lamb’s ear typically thought of as a textured addition to landscapes, but it has amazing antibacterial,
anti-viral and anti-inflammatory
properties and is useful in the treatment of cuts abrasions and bruises in addition to reducing
fevers and swelling due to insect bites and bee stings. It also has super absorbent properties, it makes a perfect make-shift bandage, causing the blood to clot more quickly and the fuzzy leaves absorb blood. Has been used by women for menses before the invention of feminine products.

Another great use for Wooly Lamb’s Ear is a homemade anti-bacterial hand wash.( Add aloe or vitamin E for soft hands)

Originally grown in Turkey, Armenia, and Iran, but is now cultivated around much of the world because of the ornamental, medicinal, and culinary qualities.

If living off grid this is a must have plant they’re drought tolerant, and deer resistant. They are also super easy to grow.

Please comment if you know a recipe for this plant. Thanks

Coconut oil is it a Superfood?

There have been many studies on coconut oil, below are some reasons I believe in the power of coconut oil inside and out.

#1. Can heal or slow the growth of Cancer cells. Remember always use unrefined virgin or organic coconut oil, (never processed or hydrogenated). There are many many articles and u -tube videos with backed up data, some of which I mentioned below. This makes it a super food to me!

#2. Coconut oil contains fatty acids.

These fatty acids are high in healthy saturated fats. They raise good HDL. They are medium chain triglycerides.

Medium chain triglycerides are harder for the body to convert into fat and easier to burn than long chain triglycerides. Medium chain fatty acids posses same anti microbial properties found in breast milk. Therefore being able to kill bacteria that form many diseases and infections, like Candida and yest infections.

Coconut oil can aid you in weight loss, even help control diabetes. There is a lot to read about Coconut oil. Want to just chill & listen? look up benefits of coconut oil on u- tube!

I have read many studies and the one I found most interesting is Dr.Bruce Fife, who said he has researched what other researcher’s have written about coconut oil. iving magazine said They consider Dr Fife “one of the world’s leading experts on coconut oil.”

#3 Coconut oil can protect your hair, skin and teeth.

Coconut oil can be used as a moisturizer as well as an antibiotic.

Coconut oil can be used as a lubricant.

Coconut oil improves hydration as well as elasticity. Coconut oil contains vitamins A and E which slow down the aging process.

How to get rid of wrinkles using coconut oil…(read the article at stylecraze.com)

There are many uses such as oil pulling. Oil pulling is an ancient practice

I hope you find many uses for coconut oil. Have a blessed day!

Don’t forget eat healthy, get plenty of sleep and give thanks to your higher power.

Why are you giving your family drugs?

Hardly anyone wants to believe the severity of damage from sugar, but the truth is it’s catastrophic. We are abusing our body with drugs, because sugar is found in almost everything we drink and eat. Sugar like a drug has no nutritional value and does not have proteins, minerals or vitamins. Furthermore our bodies crave it, we even get a withdrawal when we quit using it. So “Sugar is a drug”.

We turn to Ice cream, cookies and even chips when we are sad and blue. We get a craving for a candy bar, our favorite shake. We finish our meals with dessert. These are the same behaviors we have when consuming alcohol, drugs and even nicotine.

I read an article called the “sugar detox” by the people’s chemist, the article stated that heroin was easier to quit. “Wow”he has also stated sugar ages us. More important he talks about how it triggers receptors in the brain. The sugar makes us crave stuff like nicotine, alcohol and drugs, bringing up another can of worms “quiting smoking, drinking or drugs” can be much harder when we are feeding our bodies “Sugar”.

There are different forms of sugar one being high fructose corn syrup used in many products. This has been linked to “Fatty liver” The effects are devastating to our bodies by promoting inflammation, Obesity, type 2 diabetes and even heart disease. Inflammation and insulin resistance leads to certain cancers. There have even been studies linking sugar to depression. Let’s not forget the fact it increases aging in a cellular level.

The recommended daily allowence for a women is 6 teaspoons and 9 teaspoons for a man. Most people consume up to 10x the recommended daily allowence. This means 1sweet tea or Soda (any sugared drink) has already put you past your recommended daily allowence. There is an article @ Healthline.com   That list 56 most common names for sugar. This is a must read article.

Bottom line we need to cut back on sugar. For our health and the health of our families.

So what are your thoughts? Please let me know. Have a blessed day! Remember to eat right, get adequate sleep and give thanks to your higher power.

Dark spots, age spots, liver spots how to lighten

There is a simple but amazing trick to lightening these spots!

First let’s talk about how & why we get these spots to begin with. For me it was simply over exposure to the sun. We we’re on a 4 day 3 night camping trip at the lake & I got alot of sun in that short period of time, I believe it was the last day there. My arm started getting massive dark spots on both my forearms. I had thought at the time these spots would go away but I was wrong matter of fact they seemed to darken over time.

Overactive pigment (UV) accelerates the production of melanin. The age spots appear when melanin becomes clumped or is in high concentrations. (Too much sun) The best preventive is sunscreen & limit exposure.

I made my Dandelion salve & added lemon essential oil, (approximately 1/2 of the amount of your choice in oil) I applied daily and the dark spots have dramatically reduced.

Have a blessed day! Remember to eat healthy, get adequate sleep and give thanks to your higher power.