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A Full Plate of Love

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Heaven for my tongue, romance for my teeth. Why we eat Wholesome, Nutritious foods?? Because we deserve it. Food from the Earth? Because it’s a gift, for you; don’t turn your back on Earths Gifts. Small Portions? Because the Gifts are in Abundance, there is always more of where that came from. We do not need to eat or live  in scarcity. Water, Water, Water? Because it’s the Life Force, before anything else. The Earth is made up of %80 water, so is our Bodies- Coincidence? I think not. Water Flows, we too have the ability to flow, to be an effortless and gracious force to be reckoned with. Colorful …

Bodies Like Machines

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Like any other, and with the right tinkering, obsessing, and maneuvering we can make anything happen! “Ask and you shall receive.” Like in every other field and concept, the Human Body is no different. Ask – See the Big picture. Get Specific – Clear and defined goals. Start Now – Start right now and start small -yes, small. A thousand little changes over one drastic one is more accessible and easier to maintain. Understand that it takes TIME and EFFORT. Be prepared to put in the Work. it is easy to lose weight, it’s difficult to maintain it. That is why health, fitness, and overall well-being can not be a …

Efficiency Is The key

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We can always do things smarter. Less time, smarter effort, allows us to do more of what we love. People set really unrealistic goals. So for instance, “write book” would be a terrible goal. It’s just not specific. It’s not measurable. I’m very big about setting micro-goals, or very, very small goals. So for that person who needs to write a book, for me a goal would be, “write a hundred words.” Progress is key, progress is hitting those micro-goals. Being “Over whelmed”, stress, lack of day all boils down to the same things – you are not doing what you really want to be doing. You are wasting your …

Fats, Proteins & then more FAT

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Primarily Fats. Great fats. A diet should be composed of %60 fat. Protein can only do its job when the Fat is there. The brain is fueled by fats, not sugars. Our bodies originally (cave man days) got all our energy from Fats and Greens – a.k.a Hunter Gatherers … The only form of Sugar was fruit – which was seasonal – which means it was a treat. 5 servings of fruits and vegetables… Cut out the fruit, think vegetables, vegetables, vegetables!!! At least half your plate filled with RAW VEGETABLES – Primarily GREEN. So, as you begin cutting your sugar and grain intake to ideally none (trust me, you …

Why Health Matters

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Why it makes all the difference in the world. At the end of the day you are a human. If people are just go, go, go all the time they’re gonna’ burn out. You might be able to get something out of it but you’re not gonna’ be able to reach your full potential that way. There’s taking the time to give your mind a rest. People deny themselves that a lot. Sleeping. If you’re not sleeping right eventually the ideas are gonna’ stop. Sleep is vital. Taking the time to eat, clean, colorful and vibrant foods.  People in this country don’t get nearly enough healthy fats, my diet is …

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A Cinematic Homage to the Beauty of Language and Life

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For all my lovers of language and life. Language is beautiful. Vowels — is an exquisite reminder of that from filmmaker and visual storyteller Temujin Doran, who has previously delighted us with his thoughtful meditations on democracy and the art of protest, a bittersweet short film about his day job in a dying occupation, and some damn good advice. Listen with headphones, watch in full screen.   Peace and Blessings

100 Best First Lines From Novels

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From American Book Review 100 Best First Lines from Novels 1. Call me Ishmael. —Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (1851) 2. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1813) 3. A screaming comes across the sky. —Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow (1973) 4. Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. —Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967; trans. Gregory Rabassa) 5. Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. —Vladimir …

Love According to Peanuts

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‘Love is being happy knowing that she’s happy… but that isn’t so easy.’ The Peanuts series by Charles M. Schulz endures as one of the most beloved cartoons of all time, partly because of Schulz’s gift for capturing the great, tender truths of human existence through remarkably simple, sometimes poetic, often humorous, always profound vignettes. Hardly does it get more profound and poetic, however, than in Schulz’s 1965 book, Love is Walking Hand In Hand — an utterly lovely tiny treasure, in which Lucy and Snoopy and Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang define love through the simple acts and moments of everyday life. ‘Love is buying …

FOOD RULES

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It’s not every day that one of the greatest food books of our time gets a makeover by one of the greatest illustrators of our time. Such is the case of this new edition of Michael Pollan’s classic compendium, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, illustrated by the great Maira Kalman (♥) — the timelessly sensible blueprint to a healthy relationship with food redone in Kalman’s characteristically colorful and child-like yet irreverent aesthetic. This new edition also features 19 additional food rules, including Place a bouquet of flowers on the table and everything will taste twice as good and the meta When you eat real food, you don’t need rules.   …

Jack Kerouac’s 30 Beliefs For Prose and Life

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Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy Submissive to everything, open, listening Try never get drunk outside yr own house Be in love with yr life Something that you feel will find its own form Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind Blow as deep as you want to blow Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind The unspeakable visions of the individual No time for poetry but exactly what is Visionary tics shivering in the chest In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition Like Proust be an old teahead of time Telling the true story of …

The Radiance Sutra (One of The Teachings of Buddha)

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Happy Sunday! The Radiance Sutra: Sting of a wasp, rip of a nail, a razors slice, the needles plunge. A piercing word, a stab of betrayal, the boundary crossed, a trust broken. In this lacerating moment, pain is all you know. Life is tattooing scripture into your flesh. Scribing incandescence into your nerves. Right here. In this single searing point of intolerable concentration, Wound becomes portal. Dive through to the wild brilliance of the Self. Much love to you! (That’s I, not the Sutra) This always rings true to me, always lights a fire in me. I feel it’s truth. What from this resonates in you? What does it invoke? …

Raw Foods And Performance

Raw Foods And Performance

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Raw Foods and Performance. We have all heard about raw, uncooked foods, their benefits and why we should eat them. The trouble is not many people actually know how to optimize their intake of raw foods. Overcooking destroys many of the nutrients and phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables. making it even more important that at least a portion of the foods we eat are raw or lightly cooked. The first thing we need to know is that raw foods are not just packed with nutrients and anti-oxidants but they can also boost your digestion. Raw fruit and vegetables provide the essential nutrients we need to create the digestive enzymes that break down what …

Steve Jobs on Not Settling

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In his now-legendary 2005 Stanford commencement address, an absolute treasure in its entirety, Steve Jobs makes an eloquent case for not settling in the quest for finding your calling — a case that rests largely on his insistence upon the power of intuition “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, …

No Time

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The number one excuse I get from my clients concerning lack of exercise is that they don’t have time. I understand that most people over schedule themselves each day and exercise is usually put on the back burner. However, if you want to live a truly healthy life, one filled with energy and stamina, exercise is a must! Below are several tips that I use both with myself and clients to get them started on an exercise routine that sticks! Change your mindset The first thing you have to do is get into the right mindset. It’s not enough to say, “Ok tomorrow I will begin”. Without a strong determination …

Let's Detox

We Need To Detox

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We Need To Detox Let’s Detox. Over the years, these toxins get build up in our system so much so that it starts showing on our health. Lower immunity, acne, constipation, stomach bloat, poor digestion, gas, fatigue, weight gain, excessive mucus, poor concentration, headaches, poor skin, poor memory, depression, body odor, and bad breath are some of the repercussions. Ever wondered if there is any weekend for your very own cleansing organ, liver? Friday night bash, Saturday night party, Alcohol, Pizzas, Diet Beverages, canned juices …. All add to the unwanted additives like colorants, preservatives, etc which our body cannot metabolize. Some health practitioners relate toxins to specific diseases such as …

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

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Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,  and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender,  be on good terms with all persons.  Speak your truth quietly and clearly;  and listen to others,  even to the dull and the ignorant;  they too have their story.  Avoid loud and aggressive persons;  they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others,  you may become vain or bitter,  for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.  Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.  Keep interested in your own career, however humble;  it is a real possession in the changing …

Happy 90th Birthday

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With time comes understanding Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio . “To celebrate growing older, I wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. 1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone. 8. It’s …

The Secret To Better Sleep

The Secret To Better Sleep

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The Secret To Better Sleep “You must sleep sometime between lunch and dinner, and no halfway measures. Take off your clothes and get into bed. That’s what I always do. Don’t think you will be doing less work because you sleep during the day. That’s a foolish notion held by people who have no imaginations. You will be able to accomplish more. You get two days in one — well, at least one and a half” – Winston ChurchillThe Secret To Better Sleep: To be at your most productive at work and in life, a good night’s sleep is essential. This infographic shows the benefits of a good night’s sleep, one of …