Cool Stuff From Facebook

Sometimes I find the coolest stuff on Facebook.  Some of it is even worth passing on, like this stuff about how great cucumbers are.  Who knew?!:


1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

2.For a pick me up in the afternoon... Put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours. Slice some and put in your water bottle.

3. If you rub a cucumber slice along your bathroom mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

4. Place a few slices of cucumber in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemical in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!

6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free.
Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries by European trappers, traders and explorers for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the photochemical will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but it won't leave streaks and won't harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

I found a couple of really incredible kids dancing salsa on FB, too.  A real pair of snazzy little experts, these two.  I can only dream of being this good.  They do lifts, and complex stuff without missing a beat, and they're having a blast doing it.  You gotta see it to believe it.

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Feel free to share this and anything else that you like, from any of my blogs.  ........especially my contact info. and the fact that I've organized an event for the 31st of this month (May).  It'll be at Lydia's, in the evening.  Check out the details here:

I'll keep finding the cool stuff for you.  I have to get to work, soon, tho.  Tammy's at Bodega Hair and Company is having a first staff meeting since we changed ownership, a few months ago, so Today is an important day for me. 

Mothers Day is this week-end.  Everyone wish your mothers a great one, from me.  I'm a mom of 11 years, since Apr. 29, 2014, so I get it.  We really deserve our own day, and so does Dad.  I get that too. 

It's a good time to remind yourself why you married  your spouse, and what they do all day, to keep things running smoothly at home.  It's never easy.  If it were, it wouldn't be worth doing.  If it were, we wouldn't have a reason to respect and admire each other (or ourselves) for all we do.  

Start expressing some gratitude and admiration, each day, even if it takes you a while to come up with something to be grateful for.  Sometimes it's a "Fake it 'til you make it type of thing".  Eventually you find yourself respecting YOU more, too. 

Yours in Service.

Sue Hirsch, Certified Wellness Coach