Patrice Wilton

About Patrice Wilton

Patrice Wilton knew from the age of twelve that she wanted to write books that would take the reader to faraway places. She was born in Vancouver, Canada, and had a great need to see the world that she had read about. Patrice became a flight attendant for seventeen years and traveled the world. At the age of forty she sat down to write her first book—in longhand! Her interests include tennis, golf, and writing stories for women of all ages. She is a mother of two, has four lovely grand-daughters, and a wonderful man at her side. They live in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he teaches her golf, and she teaches him patience. Her best selling books are the CANDY BAR series, SERENDIPITY FALLS series, and most recently PARADISE COVE and A CHRISTMAS COLLECTION series. She is a New York Times best selling author.  View website

Resolutions You Can Live With – for a Happy, Healthier Year!

Does anyone really do resolutions anymore? Do they stick to them after the first week or two? I don’t bother, as I basically exercise and eat right every day. Sure I like my wine at night and desserts occasionally, and don’t deprive myself, but saying I’m going to lose ten pounds, well it just isn’t going to happen.

I found an interesting list of resolutions that you and I can probably keep this year.

1. Add more citrus to your diet–limes, lemon, orange. Skip juice and have an orange instead.
2. Okay, we can all do this – eat vegetables regularly!
3. Book all your doctor appointments this year, have your mammogram, bone density exam, visit the dentist and the dermatologist!
4. Become a plant owner. Indoor plants can reduce stress and lower blood pressure!
5. Stop multi-tasking! Organize your activities into chunks of time.
6. Use scents in your home, it has health benefits! Vanilla makes people relax, Peppermint can boost energy!
7. Master the stairs. When you’re feeling tired, get up and get moving! Ten minutes of using stairs, or a quick jog will boost your energy and burn calories, and make you Less Tired!
8. Share your achievements with others, on the road to your success.

Have a happy, healthy 2019 my friends!!

Fun Facts on Halloween

Halloween Traditions

In America, almost everyone knows about our Halloween traditions. Children look forward to this special night for months ahead. A chance to dress up in costume, roam the neighborhood with friends, and ask for candy. A time for parent’s and children to try their hand at carving pumpkins and dress up the home with scary spiders, ghosts, and coffins.

But where did this tradition come from? During my research I discovered that Halloween has a rich and interesting history.

Also known as All Hallow’s Eve, it can be traced back 2000 years to a pre-Christian Celtic festival called Samhain. It means “summer’s end” in Gaelic. This is an annual meeting at the end of harvest to gather resources for the winter ahead, much like Thanksgiving.

Trick or treating didn’t come to America until after World War two.

Bobbing for apples was a game during the colonial era. Legend has it that the first person to pluck an apple from the water filled bucket without using their hands would be the first to marry.

Another ritual involved looking in a mirror at midnight by candlelight for a future husband’s face to appear.

Whatever YOU do this Halloween, go have some FUN and STAY SAFE!! 

School Violence – Protect our children

School violence

Whether you’re a Republican, a Democrat,  simply an American–or a Canadian like me, we must all be suffering for the tragedies our children face each and every day. The fear that life does not go on, there is no safe place in the world, that when they wake up in the morning they may never come home.  I hope each and every child and school across the nation stand as one and declare that it’s time for a change.

I know that a blog is not the place for a political statement, and I’m not making one. I just want to see a better world, a safer one for us, for our future generations.

Do I have a solution? No, of course not, but please, stricter regulations is only common sense. I’m a romance writer, a peaceful person who believes or wants to believe in happily ever afters and that good will triumph over evil.

If you agree, like this blog and tweet. I’m a mother, a grand-mother, a woman who wants violence to end. That’s all.

 

Weight Loss Miracle Soup

 

 

Happy New Year everyone!

Are you feeling bloated after the holidays, and want to shed some weight safely and quickly? Join the club. I’m with you!!! So I googled something to help.

Happy Healthy Weight Loss Magic Soup is a combination of a couple of weight loss soup recipes that have been around for years – Weight Watchers Garden Vegetable Soup and the Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe.   The addition of a can of kidney beans adds fiber and protein which helps with feeling fuller for a longer period of time.  Feel free to add or subtract vegetables to your taste.  The benefit of this soup is that it tastes great and it really does help you lose weight.

Makes 20 cups–refrigerate or freeze

Ingredients:

32 oz of low sodium chicken broth

3 cups V8 juice

28 oz Italian diced tomatoes

1 small onion

2 cloves minced garlic

8 oz sliced mushrooms

3 carrots sliced and peeled

1 zucchini sliced and 1 squash

2 cups green beans

14 oz kidney beans

3-4 cups shredded cabbage

1 tsp Italian seasoning

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1.Saute the onion, garlic, mushrooms and carrots in a large sprayed frying pan for 5 minutes.

2.In a large crockpot add the sauteed vegetables to the other ingredients and cook for 2-3 hours.

If you are looking to lose a few pounds fast this healthy, low calorie soup takes wonderful and will fill you up. Eat a normal breakfast and Miracle soup for lunch and dinner. Add a slice of toast, if you wish, and enjoy!