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It’s Time To Get EXTREMELY HEALTHY

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It’s Time To Get EXTREMELY HEALTHY 87% of Americans are on a diet at all times. Our minds are filled with the things we cant have, shouldn’t have, avoid this and avoid that, we have built this world of fear, a world of things we must avoid. Instead of filling your body with very poisonous chemicals in an attempt to prevent something, instead of doing torturous and disfiguring methods to get the body you want and instead of doing nothing… How about instead we get EXTREMELY HEALTHY and: FLOOD the body with more nutrition than it can possibly use, so it has all the building blocks to build more immune cells and …

Most Beautiful Quotes In Literature

Most Beautiful Quotes In Literature

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MOST BEAUTIFUL QUOTES IN LITERATURE “‘Dear God,’ she prayed, ‘let me be something every minute of every hour of my life.’”—Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn “If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving one be me.”—W. H. Auden, “The More Loving One” “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”—John Steinbeck, East of Eden “She was lost in her longing to understand.”—Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera “There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”—Bram Stroker, Dracula “”Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it …

Strength To Those On Their First Day Of Ramadan

Strength To Those On Their First Day Of Ramadan

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Strength To Those On Their First Day Of Ramadan- 30 days of purity seems tiny in the grand scheme of things. And Beautiful. To dedicate simply 30 days to cleansing oneself form impurities. Not to lose weight, not for looks, not for anything but a closer connection to life, to spirit. I can admire that. And to those who practice, you are in my prayers, may it go smoothly and justly, and bring whatever it is supposed to bring. #0 days to observe ourselves, see how slave like we can be to simple bodily impulses, to how culturally present food is, and how many things are built around food. 30 …

Public school reform Napoleon Hill

Public School Reform Ideas According To Napoleon Hill

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Reverse the present system by giving children the privilege of leading in their school work instead of following orthodox rules designed only to impart abstract knowledge. Let instructors serve as students and let the students serve as instructors. As far as possible, organize all school work into definite methods through which the student can learn by doing, and direct the class work so that every student engages in some form of practical labor connected with the daily problems of life. Ideas are the beginning of all human achievement. Teach all students how to recognize practical ideas that may be of benefit in helping them acquire whatever they demand of life. Teach …

First All Vegetarian School In Queens NY

First All Vegetarian School In Queens NY

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First All Vegetarian School In Queens NY Students at First Vegetarian School Find Better Health and Academic Success PS244Q, a public school in Flushing, Queens (New York), was the first public non-charter school in America to offer students an all-vegetarian menu. The all-vegetarian plan (which includes breakfast and lunch) was launched in 2013. The school’s administration was able to implement an all-vegetarian menu with the support of the Coalition for Healthy School Food. This year, the Coalition also helped a second school, the Peck Slip School in lower Manhattan (New York), become a meat-free school. Getting Meat Off the Menu We recently spoke with Amie Hamlin, the executive director of …

Your Body Is Miraculous

Your Body Is Miraculous

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Your Body Is Miraculous by Lonny J. Brown  Do you take your body for granted? Actually, if you can, that’s a healthy sign that it’s working just fine, and not making any uncomfortable demands on your awareness. Your body has evolved according to an ingenious three million year-old blueprint to function automatically and constantly under a variety of circumstances, with a minimum of conscious attention. It efficiently assimilates food and eliminates waste, deftly cools and warms itself as conditions require, and silently monitors and repairs thousands of components, even as you obliviously go about your business. How miraculous that all this can happen on its own, without the slightest effort …

I started SO strong!!!

I started SO strong!!!

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I started SO strong!!! ….  I crashed and burned into the evening. I started SO strong!!! ….  I crashed and burned into the evening. I started SO strong!!! ….  I crashed and burned into the evening. I started SO strong!!! ….  I crashed and burned into the evening. I started SO strong!!! ….  I crashed and burned into the evening. This tends to be a pattern…. NOTICE IT. I’ve heard and read these words a lot. I say them a lot. I write the a lot.  Starting is easy. Finishing is tough. That’s the truth. So I can start, what must I do to finish? It’s why we who meditate …

Live Well, Live Long

Live Well, Live Long

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Live Well, Live Long by Lonny J. Brown Would you like to add fifteen healthy years to your life? Ask this question of the average American and chances are the answer would be an unqualified “yes.” But ask that same average citizen if he or she is willing to give up cigarettes, alcohol, coffee, fast foods, fried foods, fatty animal and dairy products, chocolate, sugar, artificial additives, white bread, over-the-counter drugs, and 95 percent of the commercial products they regularly consume, and you may get a different response. Ask them if they are ready to buy only organic produce, use only botanical medicines, exercise vigorously three times a week, fast …

How To Induce Self Healing

How To Induce Self Healing

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How To Induce Self Healing by Lonny J. Brown             [ Return: After a time of decay comes the turning point. The powerful light that has been banished returns. There is movement, but it is not brought about by force…                                    – I CHING Very often, when sick people get well, they’ll tell you there was a certain moment when they knew the corner had been turned, and the healing had begun. This is the classic “light at the end of the tunnel” that allows us to endure and begin to repair. …

What Is Healing?

What Is Healing?

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What is Healing? by Lonny J. Brown “Medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”                                – Voltaire Most of us give little thought to the question of health until symptoms and suffering inform us that it has been lost. Usually, “health” is understood as merely the absence of discomfort and illness. When ailments do manifest, the common response is to place ourselves in the hands of what author Ken Pelletier calls the pathology management industry, and hope for the best. But this passive approach stifles our potential for realizing the wonderful, very real possibility of true wellness. True health is our natural birthright, and includes a sense …

The Psychology of Eating Animals

The Psychology of Eating Animals

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Re-post from Forks Over Knives On a recent flight on my way to present my slideshow on carnism, I struck up a conversation with the woman sitting next to me, a conversation that was not terribly different from many of my in-flight dialogues: Woman: Where are you heading? MJ: To give a talk on my book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows. Woman: Good-naturedly laughs out loud. That’s a great title! I should read your book. I just love dogs. In fact my husband and I started our own animal shelter because there are so many stray dogs in our town. And…I eat pigs, too. And…I wear …

From Soup to Fries: Amy’s Joins the “Clean” Fast Food Club

Amy’s Joins the “Clean” Fast Food Club

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  Amy’s Joins the “Clean” Fast Food Club, The well-known organic food brand will launch Amy’s Drive Thru later this summer. By Leilani Clark on May 26, 2015 In two weeks, an organic farmer at an undisclosed California potato patch will harvest the first crop of potatoes destined for the fryer in the kitchen at the soon-to-launch Amy’s Drive Thru restaurant in Rohnert Park, California. The fast food restaurant with a twist is the brainchild of Amy’s Kitchen, the popular frozen food and soup company. It took two years, and thousands of pounds of potatoes, to find the right organic variety of potato for fresh-cut french fries cooked in sunflower oil. …

Are You Guilty of Bad Eating Habits?

Are You Guilty of Bad Eating Habits?

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Are You Guilty of Bad Eating Habits? Have you ever eaten cheese and crackers for dinner because you don’t have anything else? Just me? Although my meal was tasty, it was a terrible choice for my health. If you, like me, don’t take the time to plan your meals for the week and ensure you have the ingredients on hand, you might make some pretty unhealthy choices come dinnertime. Improper planning is only one of many bad eating habits described in today’s infographic. Not drinking enough water is another, and so is adding salt to all your food. Naturally, I’m guilty of those, too. It’s a good thing someone provided …

My Goal Is To Enable People To Live An Extraordinary Life

My Goal Is To Enable People To Live An Extraordinary Life

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My Goal Is To Enable People To Live An Extraordinary Life I only wish we could find a way in this day and age not to be so easily embarrassed to admit the felt presence of our uniquely human desire for meaning and purpose. It’s past time that we stop being so easily ‘duped’ by the prevailing cultural narrative that tells us that the big question of meaning is just a relative and personal matter, and doesn’t necessarily have any ultimate or universal value. In fact, it is that existential need for meaning, maybe more than anything else, that makes us truly human. I’m not alone. The majority of history’s …

Love Is The Worlds Greatest Religion

Love Is The Worlds Greatest Religion

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Love Is The Worlds Greatest Religion “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭4:9-12‬ ‭NLT‬‬ The Definition Of Love According To All Religions Christianity: “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is God; and everyone that …

If This is Your PASSION

If This is Your PASSION

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If This is Your PASSION. Whatever it is-  then name it, brand it, own it, and just do it. What I discovered (way too late) is you just gotta do your thing. Whatever it is, if it’s authentic, if it’s yours, if it’s genuine; then you gotta do it. Someone I love said to me, “Those dreams, those HUGE dreams, they are gonna come true… They have to. Because you didn’t make them up, they were given, handed down, planted in you; because not everyone dreams that large, not everyone wants the same things… SO all you gotta do is walk.” Walk… Without worrying about money or recognition. All that …

YesCacao- Botanical Chocolates For A More Delicious World

YesCacao- Botanical Chocolates For A More Delicious World

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YesCacao- Botanical Chocolates For A More Delicious World The other day I was honored and delighted to be able to try this DELICIOUS Herbal, Botanical, Fabulous, Medicine covered in CHOCOLATE! It all started in 2009 when the founder of Yes CaCao, Justin Frank Polgar, began creating “client-centered” custom blended botanical chocolates. Clients were looking for new ways into wellness, and his research, results, and experiences revealed chocolate as an ideal vehicle, for two main reasons: People will eat their “medicine” with amazing dedication when you put it in chocolate. Chocolate is a vasodilator, opening blood vessels, and delivering the botanicals into the body very effectively. All ingredients are ORGANIC, and when that is not …

Hey, It Could Be Wonderful Everyday

Hey, It Could Be Wonderful Everyday

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Hey, It Could Be Wonderful Everyday!!!!!  My new FAVORITE song, hands down favorite, by Chance The Rapper. Listen to your heart Listen to the beat Listen to the rhythm The rhythm of the street Open up your eyes Open up your ears Get together and make things better By working together I’m gonna get by when the going get rough I’m gonna love life ’til I’m done growing up And when I go down I’mma go down swinging My eyes still smiling And my heart still singing   CHANCE THE RAPPER LYRICS “Wonderful Everyday: Arthur” (feat. Wyclef Jean, Francis & The Lights, Jesse Ware, Elle Varner, Eryn Allen Kane & …

Sugar Addict

Everything You Need To Know About Your Sugar Addiction

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Everything You Need To Know About Your Sugar Addiction THIS FRIGHTENS ME. ESPECIALLY THE LAST STATEMENT, “SUGAR IS AS ADDICTIVE AS COCAINE.” SUGAR While sugar is rarely eaten on its own, it’s still one of the most addictive food ingredients, and added EVERYTHING that doesn’t need it, being considered as addictive as cocaine if not even more so. A research published back in 2007 showed that 94% rats that were offered a choice between cocaine and sugar water chose sugar, even if they were previously addicted to cocaine, switching their preference to sugar once it was offered as a choice. These findings illustrate the need of cutting back on sugar and …

Seasons of Peace

Seasons of Peace

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Seasons of Peace You ever been so stuck in a dream that you passed up every opportunity you had to go home? I have.  & If and when the world crumbles as society likes to tell me it will. With- Zombies, apocalypse, earthquake, tsunami, famine, death, hunger, drought, suffering, disease, volcanoes, plague, space attack, heart attack, mind control, loss of life, loss of love, loss of purpose, loss loss loss, a life not worth looking forward to; We used to dream of genie and happy days, we loved Lucy, honeymooners, and left it to beaver, watched the Adams family, sat on couches with a bunch of friends…. The future was was …

Make Time To Play

Make Time To Play

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Make Time To Play It’s a proven fact that Bears (yes, the animal) who play longer, live longer. We can’t expect our mind and bodies to go-go-go without some kind of kick back. The way we expect compensation for our efforts, acknowledgement and praise for our many hours on the grind. Our mind, body and souls expect that same reward. Everyone likes a gift. Thomas Edison with over 1,000 patents to his name, rewarded himself daily with 3-5 hours of nap time in his work play day. And he never needed more time, never thought he was doing himself a disservice by not working during those hours. His mind and …

Why I Do What I Do

Why I Do What I Do

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Why I Do What I Do I’m attracted to Freedom. I’ve never really been attracted to danger, but freedom, yes! And happiness, music, art, acting, healthy eating, diet and exercise, releasing oneself from old habits, negative ways of thinking seemed the conduit for such freedom. When Japanese monks carry out their traditional alms rounds, their faces are partly hidden under their wide straw hats which also prevent them from seeing the faces of those giving to them. “No giver, no receiver”, no strings attached. In our culture, we’re accepting the challenge of asking, giving, and receiving — face to face. Sometimes you ask, and I give. Sometimes I ask, and you give. …

Choice or Disease: Understanding How Addiction Affects the Brain

Choice or Disease: Understanding How Addiction Affects the Brain

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Choice or Disease: Understanding How Addiction Affects the Brain For those who have never suffered from addiction before, it can be fairly easy to assume that addiction is nothing more than a choice that sufferers can stop at any time. Contrary to popular belief, what may start off as a choice of drug or alcohol use can quickly become an addiction that is uncontrollable without professional assistance. Understanding the way that the brain and addiction are connected can often help individuals who are not yet addicted to substances steer clear of the dangers, as well as educate those who know someone dealing with addiction. Below is a more in depth …

Sleep or DIE

Sleep or DIE

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We all know that operating on only a couple hours of sleep each night is bad for us. It leaves us sluggish and we have a harder time focusing at work and in our daily lives. But what does it really do to your body? Check out dangers of not getting enough sleep below.    From Mens Fitness- Depriving yourself of sleep is self-inflicted corporal punishment. How serious can missing a few ZZZs be? So dangerous that simply staggering around like a Night of the Living Dead extra may be the least of your problems. Sleep restriction wears down your body and beats up your brain, leaving you slow, soft, …

Pills On Pills On Pills

Pills On Pills On Pills

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Pills On Pills On Pills Over the past two decades, the use of antidepressants has skyrocketed. One in 10 Americans now takes an antidepressant medication; among women in their 40s and 50s, the figure is one in four. Experts have offered numerous reasons. Depression is common, and economic struggles have added to our stress and anxiety. The depression  pills are bing diagnosed for the common feeling such as grief – a parent dies, one feels grief – but the doctor’s “doing this person a solid” by allowing them to just move on. Sadness and pain are a part of life. On top of that, 70% of Americans are on prescription drugs. I don’t want …