Monday, September 27, 2010

Desiree's 50th Birthday Bash to benefit American Heart Association

Join me on October 23rd at 7:30 pm to celebrate my 5oth birthday! As a heart attack survivor and a loving volunteer for the AHA, this will be a fund raiser and all proceeds will benefit the Go Red for Women Campaign. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women and men here in the USA and many other countries. Enjoy a night of fun and celebration!
No host bar. (drinks are like $2 !!) Special guests from the AHA will be attending!

The Event venue:
Sportsman Yacht Club
3301 Wilbur Avenue
Antioch, Ca

date: Saturday, October 23rd
time: 7:30 p.m.
Sit down heart healthy dinner (choices will be given once you have confirmed your ticket)
Bottled Wine at each table. Robert Mondavi/Woodbridge
Live music jam- some of the areas best talent will be playing through out the evening.
So come and dance your ass off! Great cardio work out!

I will be blessed by your presence!


$60 per couple
$40 stag (so find a date!) save $10

Payments can be made through paypal (left hand side of this blog) or personal check
payable to :
Desiree Heinen
1013 W 3rd Street #B
Antioch, Ca 94509

Please respond by October RSVP ASAP and payment for tickets must be by October 15th.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Olive Oil Magical Powers Revealed-- Real Age

You already know that olive oil is chock-full of healthy fats. But here's another reason to cook with it: Olive oil might actually help "turn off" genes that could harm your heart.

In a study, eating a diet with lots of polyphenol-rich olive oil helped suppress genes related to heart-damaging inflammation and oxidation. Quite the modern-sounding health benefit for an oil that's been around since the days of Homer.

Mediterranean Magic
In fact, olive oil has been a dietary staple in Greek and other cultures for millennia. And it seems those Greeks really have a good thing going. In a study where people ate either olive-oil-infused Mediterranean meals or their regular diet for 3 months, the olive oil group's blood tests suggested better heart health. Specifically, their tests showed fewer markers of inflammation and oxidative damage -- thanks in part to a reduced expression of genes that influence these harmful processes.

Oil Me Up
DNA damage and atherosclerosis also were slowed in the olive oil group. But most of these good-for-your-heart changes were more pronounced in a select group of participants who were given an extra-polyphenol-rich version of olive oil, leading researchers to suspect it's the polyphenols that make olive oil so good for your heart. And the study results help confirm that olive oil is one of the key reasons Mediterranean diets are so good for overall health.

Bring all the wonderful flavors and health benefits of olive oil to your table with these recipes:

* Skip the onion dip, and make this creamy, healthful spread instead: Hummus.
* Say no to processed meat and have this for lunch: Grilled Eggplant Panini.
* Have this simple Mediterranean fish dish for dinner: Roasted Cod with Warm Tomato-Olive-Caper

Thursday, July 29, 2010

My Happy Healthy Heart!

I am so blessed to be here today writing this blog. I woke up this morning with an overwhelming feeling of joy and happiness!! I know that in my heart I hold the key to a life of happiness and healthiness and that it truly is my choice!

May your day be filled with love and gratitude!
From the heart~

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Heart Attack Victim Saved By Pizza Deliveryman

Heart-attack victim saved by pizza deliveryman

Jul 21, 2010 1:58 PM (1 day ago) AP
Ordering a pizza may have saved George Linn's life. Linn's wife said he had just gone into cardiac arrest Friday when the pizza deliveryman knocked on the door of their Colorado home to bring their order. Kami Linn said she opened the door to "some burly-looking dude" and immediately asked for help.

The deliveryman, Chris Wuebben, happened to be a paramedic recently returned from Iraq.

Kami Linn said Wuebben performed CPR on her husband and revived him. Other paramedics who later arrived then took over. George Linn remains hospitalized in the intensive care unit.

Kami Linn said her husband has a history of heart problems.

source: The Associated Press

Saturday, June 26, 2010

VOLUNTEER of the YEAR! Picture

I received the "Volunteer of the Year" award from the American Heart Association. This award is a pure honor and I am so looking forward to helping out and being an advocate for a Healthy Heart world!!!!!!



Thursday, June 24, 2010


Tonight I will be honored (with others) whom give their time, money, and energy to an incredible cause. The American Heart Association will be hosting this Annual event.

As a survivor and a volunteer and an advocate...I must say that it is my divine duty to help women and men understand the importance of taking their heart health serious!

I love you all!
Heart Blessings~

ps....I hope to get pic and post them here! :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Creating Quiet Places- Guardian Angel Rattle

guardian angel spirit rattle

Comes in a gift box with the following message:

"Some believe that every human being and creature on earth has a guardian angel who is assigned to care for and safeguard each individual throughout life.

Keeping this angel rattle close at hand can help to remind you that miracles can happen. Relax to her soothing sound, be mindful of the beauty that surrounds you, and focus on your blessings in life."

"American Indians have long used rattles during ceremonies to ensure blessings upon their crops. Use this rattle to help rattle some rain into your life, some rain out of your life, to help rattle your worries away, or just to keep your papers from blowing away." © J. Davis Studio 2009

Guardian Angel Spirit Rattle
John Davis
Alpine, TX
Item # JD 60
3" x 4"
Weight: 3 ozs.

Monday, March 22, 2010

I love my heart and my heart loves me! I am coming up on my 2 year anniversary of my heart attack! I am blessed~ love, Desiree