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Do You Know Where Food Comes From?

where food comes fromThere’s a lot of discussion these days of where food comes from.

And I’m not talking GMO, fertilizer, hormones and antibiotics.

How many of today’s children know that the meat in the package from the supermarket was once a life?

That vegetables grow in the ground?

That milk comes from cows?

Unfortunately, many don’t.

The distance placed between us and the source of our food has desensitized us to the world around us.  What we eat used to be a life – and too many of us have lost all awareness of it.

 From vegetarian back to meat eater

Being raised Irish-American, meat and potatoes was standard fare at my house.

Forks Over Knives: What Does It Mean For Us?

forks over knivesDo you ever wonder why you try to follow the conventional wisdom of recommended dietary guidelines and your health still declines?  The brilliant documentary “Forks Over Knives” and the book “The China Study” provide the answers.

 Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health has been getting a lot of well-deserved positive press lately.  The bottom line: we would all be healthier if we eliminated meat and dairy products from our diets.

The film presents excellent research to support the claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by eliminating animal-based and processed foods from our diets.

Three Questions to Help You Find Your Voice

find your voiceThis is a story about it never being too late to find your voice in every situation.  I only just found mine.

Yes, I teach and write about being all you can be, going for your dreams and being fearless – but some lessons take longer to learn than others.

Or they come in stages.

And as I’ve said many times, we teach what we need to learn.

Backstory

Given a choice, I always choose a female health practitioner instead of a male.  I have had incidents in the past of male practitioners making sexual advances so I figure, why tempt fate?

My primary physician is a man and I am very comfortable with him in all circumstances.   But again, all things being equal, I will usually choose a woman.

And yet sometimes we are not given choices, and how often do we just go along with what is happening without expressing what we want?

Relationship with water — how to protect it and use it

 “Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine.”  Slovakian proverb

Relationship with waterIt seems to be an axiom of life that we take for granted those things that are always present.  Our bodies are made primarily of water, as is planet earth.  Yet how often do we think about our relationship with water?  Or how to protect it and use it?

It is universally accepted that there can be no life without water.

It is the first thing we use every morning and the last thing we use each night.  It comes to us in the form of lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, springs and sacred rain.

Ancient prophecy told of a time when we would have to buy our drinking water – that time is here.  So that indicates to me it is time to stop taking it for granted.

A Story of How to Become Wise

how to become wiseAfter a long, hard climb up the mountain, the spiritual seekers finally found themselves in front of the great teacher.

 Bowing deeply, they asked the question that had been burning inside them for so long:

 “How do we become wise?”

 There was a long pause until the teacher emerged from meditation.  Finally came the reply:  “Good choices.”

 “But teacher, how do we make good choices?”

 “From experience,” replied the wise one.

 “And how do we get experience?”

 “Bad choices,” smiled the teacher.

Learn from your mistakes and move on with a smile!

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