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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 …

6 Ways To Naturally Heal

6 Ways To Naturally Heal

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6 Ways To Naturally Heal Despite what we might think with the plethora of medications available on the market today, natural remedies are a completely viable and acceptable path to holistic wellness. Whether we’re suffering from nasal congestion and a cold or something more serious, such as cancer, there are all kinds of things we can do to heal your body naturally. Here are a few suggestions to help get started: 1. Bone Broth So you’ve heard of vegetable broth and chicken broth, but have you ever heard of bone broth? If not, it’s time you did! Bone broth is a nutritional powerhouse complete with a wide variety of healing …

9 Ways To Become Happier Now

9 Ways To Become Happier Now

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9 Ways To Become Happier Now According to the 2013 World Happiness Report, America is considered the 17th happiest country in the world. However, America is one of the few nations with freedom, equal rights and wealth. Why aren’t we happier? Start your journey to a happier you by incorporating these 10 easy habits into your life. 1. Stop Shopping Put down the plastic and step away from the cash register! Consumerism is the biggest obstacle to happiness around the world. Retail therapy is only a temporary fix to make you happy. You may experience the joy of instant gratification when purchasing something you want, but, as the saying goes, …

On Eating and Drinking Kahlil Gibran

On Eating and Drinking Kahlil Gibran

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On Eating and Drinking  Kahlil Gibran Would that you could live on the fragrance of the earth, and like an air plant be sustained by the light. But since you must kill to eat, and rob the newly born of its mother’s milk to quench your thirst, let it then be an act of worship. And let your board stand an altar on which the pure and the innocent of forest and plain are sacrificed for that which is purer and still more innocent in man. When you kill a beast say to him in your heart, “By the same power that slays you, I too am slain; and I …

On Beauty Kahlil Gibran

On Beauty Kahlil Gibran

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On Beauty  Kahlil Gibran Where shall you seek beauty, and how shall you find her unless she herself be your way and your guide? And how shall you speak of her except she be the weaver of your speech? The aggrieved and the injured say, “Beauty is kind and gentle. Like a young mother half-shy of her own glory she walks among us.” And the passionate say, “Nay, beauty is a thing of might and dread. Like the tempest she shakes the earth beneath us and the sky above us.” The tired and the weary say, “Beauty is of soft whisperings. She speaks in our spirit. Her voice yields to …

Nourish Mind And Body In Right And Healthy Ways

Nourish Mind And Body In Right And Healthy Ways

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Nourish Mind And Body In Right And Healthy Ways. I Nourish I Nourish my mind and body in right and healthy ways. My body is a holy temple, filled with healing light and Powers beyond measure. Divine intelligence operates within every atom, cell, tissue and organ and enables it to function in amazing ways. Knowing this, we must nourish our bodies in right ways, healthy ways. Inside and out. By exercising and eating right, through prayer and meditation to open the mind and body to proper balance, peace and harmony. As corny as this sounds, out bodies are temples. Or any other brilliant structure that requires proper balance and the …

You Must Question Your Food

You Must Question Your Food

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You Must Question Your Food Remember when you were a youngster and you needed answers to all of life’s questions? Remember the excitement of exclaiming “aha” when an acceptable answer was received? Or how one question led to another like a never ending game of scavenger hunt? It was this curious, inquisitive mindset that led me to a diet free from processed, cooked, and nonorganic food. The answers I found by questioning everything about our food system helped me eliminate food that is packaged, processed, and filled with chemicals. My journey began a couple years ago with a single jar of peanut butter. The jar’s ingredients list consisted of peanuts, salt, and hydrogenated vegetable oil. “Wait a …

You’re So Lucky

You’re So Lucky

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You’re So Lucky I used to get bent out of shape when people would tell me “You’re so lucky.” I knew luck had nothing to do with it. I set goals, I worked hard, and I was an active gatekeeper of my mind. I no longer get upset when someone calls me “lucky.” I know they’re wishing me well, or are acknowledging my good fortune, and I let it be at that. I’ve even begun telling people I’m lucky! It’s another way of saying, “I’m blessed”, or “I’m fortunate.” However, I still  believe someone who wins the lottery has the consciousness to do so. They may not have the consciousness …

You Are Here To Live A Wonderful Life

You Are Here To Live A Wonderful Life

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You Are Here To Live A Wonderful Life You are here to live a life by Dezine.   Not circumstance. Dezine. Ask for a vision and God will show you You. You. Always you, you are the vision.   You didn’t know you looked like that, so damn GOOD!   You are You are willing You are able You are ready To take and have whatever you’d like. You fine thing you are.   Right here, right now, you take command, charge, and become the master storyteller, artist and prophet crafting yourself into perfection – heaven on earth. Our life is holy, our life is divine. And it is our decision, …

How To Have A Healthy Personality Society Life

How To Have A Healthy Personality Society Life

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How To Have A Healthy Personality Society Life Health: Drink plenty of water. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. Live with the 3 E’s – Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy Play more games. Read more books than you did in 2013. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Sleep for 7 hours. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.   Personality: Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Don’t …