“I wish I could help my ladies out there to understand that submission is not equivalent to suppression…. That you can be strong and independent while still yielding to another. The problem comes when y’all get it twisted, take it … Continue reading →
I think it’s easy to fall into that mentality of not being able to trust, becoming angry at the food companies, holding signs up to picket against Monsanto, etc. etc. Believe me, I’m on that boat too! I also have come to the realization that if I stay in the place of frustration and how pathetic it is that we can’t trust anyone in manufacturing (or even the FDA for that matter because they’re approving way more than is truly conducive for our health), I will not be in a place mentally or spiritually to give and to create.
What do I personally suggest? I suggest to understand the bottom line which is our downward spiral with big government, control and that by wanting to function as a socialist country we’re going to continue to see big corporation take over and small distributors get shut down. Small companies that are trying to distribute quality products are being so closely regulated because we’re allowing the government to get overly involved.
It boils down to consumers, to US! We must pay close attention to everything that we’re buying. Who is it supporting? Is it Fair Trade? Who is gaining from what we purchase? If our health personally is not benefiting or is being compromised from what’s being sold, we have to be at the point where we unite as a country of health, & knowledge so that the poor quality of food just stops being made. It’s America and what I love so much about this country is the economics and free market. Let’s face it, it’s all coming down to supply and demand. Let’s continue to educate ourselves, read the labels and more importantly UNDERSTAND the labels. “No Added MSG, No Added sugar” think again. It’s pure garbage! Splenda, Sucralose, Diet ANYTHING get rid of it.
We must unite to understand and equip ourselves with extensive knowledge of what’s out there. We can shut down the manufacturing of what’s not on the perimeters in our grocery stores if we out right stop buying it.
what’s really contributing to heart disease? do we still blame cholesterol or perhaps it’s the foreign invaders that knock on our arterial walls over and over again until the body has no choice but to be weakened…..
my favorite part of this article is the simple but brilliant analogy: “visualize rubbing a stiff brush repeatedly over soft skin until it becomes quite red and nearly bleeding. you kept this up several times a day, every day for five years. If you could tolerate this painful brushing, you would have a bleeding, swollen infected area that became worse with each repeated injury. This is a good way to visualize the inflammatory process that could be going on in your body right now”. .
Sugar may fail to satiate you and/or make you subsequently hungrier. These data are sometimes confounded, as are many data in this area, by the use of pure fructose, rather than the glucose-fructose mixture found in sugar. Furthermore, evidence is emerging that sugar is addictive, much in the same way that a drug like heroin or cocaine might be, as suggested by functional MRI. So, while folks in this camp argue that sugar per se isn’t harmful, it does make you eat more (sugar and non-sugar, alike), and that is the harm.
relationships in my opinion are the most important, delicate, yet difficult things in this world.healing is an enternal adventure. whether it be physcial, spiritual, relational, emotional, or whatever… accept that you are flawed and a change is on the brink if you yearn for it and nurture your emotional state.
‘we ask god to help us love, he in turn gives us opporuntites to love. we ask him to help us forgive and without ceasing, we are handed infinite opportunities to forgive. start with forgiving yourself’…. -JSS
after an amazing sermon this morning @mountainparkcommunity i was reluctant to post this horrifying yet enlighteing read. this article took me back to a place of previous reading and absolute spiritual enlightenment. i receieved a book as a gift one time from @stephaniethompson in high scool. in hinds sight, it was the absolute perfect time to read this book: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=safe+people ; i was on the brink of cultivating an entire world of new relationships upon my first year of undergrad. the dating scene, the change in family relationship dynamics, the new friends etc. this book taught me a lot about myself as well as the others i was about to encounter. was i a safe person for others to cultivate a relationship? was i going to be one to blame or thank for their “negative/postive energy”?! i made a decision to back then to let christ carry my worry, burden or other various things i would be prone to contribute to an anxious way of living so that i would be able to walk freely in my relationships.
today this modern day article of “14 habits of highly miserable people”, actually RE-INSPIRED me to make sure i’m making the best of every moment and to heed warning signs of other people that are potentially toxic and how much to/not to help them, draw boundaries and pray for that white light of protection to surround me at every angle.