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Thursday, July 10, 2014

If #Life Knocks You Down

       If Life knocks you down. Calmly get up, smile and say; "You hit like a bitch."

Saturday, July 5, 2014

It Shouldn't Be About #Losing Weight

        I'd like to re-evaluate everything about #diet, #nutrition, and all the modern day disease of man-kind, from obesity to cancer and bring them all back to one root source and that is our food supply.      
             First lets look at history; our grandparents and many of our parents generations didn't suffer from diabetes unless you were at high risk from genetic factors. I remember this as a kid. Few people had cancer, heart disease or high cholesterol even though people ate fattier foods. This was before the 60's when the word "wholesome" was used a lot. More on this on an upcoming blog post. Families didn't eat out a lot. In homes and restaurants most food was prepared from "scratch". There was no prepackaged, frozen, dehydrated, reconstituted, or food packages that sound like they have more in common with a chemical laboratory then my stomach. Food both meat and vegetables came from mostly local or regional farms.
      Then came the 60's; we were going to be the bread basket of the world and supply every fruit and vegetable to everywhere in the country any time of the year and month. First came the heavy chemical spray programs to produce the perfect non blemished fruits and vegetables. Then came the chemicals to help store, ripen and transport green produce all over the country. Then things sped up. We were going to be given an easier more relaxed life style all through chemicals. High Fructose Corn syrup was added to the mix to make "cheap affordable" food. Preservatives and additives. We were going to be living the sweet life, everything was going to be so easy, just pop in the microwave and dinner would be ready in minutes.
      Well my friends, we have been sold a pack of lies. If your not very, very careful your grocery store and certainly all fast food restaurants will slowly poison you to death. Diabetes is at epidemic proportions. Cancer and heart disease are prevalent through out our society. All because of the chemicals they are feeding us.
             Don't eat to lose weight! Eat to be healthy! Don't eat fast food! Eat as much if not all organic. Even meat! Especially meat! Eat a mostly fruit and vegetable diet. A juicer or blender is one of the best things you can do for you health. Drink juice you make your self. DRINK green smoothies.
    If you do this, I promise you that you will feel better. Physically, mentally and even spiritually.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

I Was Wrong

          About a year ago, I wrote a blog piece on weight loss through a high protein, high fiber, low sugar diet. You can still lose weight this way but it causes other problems.
         After a lot of study over the last few months I've found out that our bodies are not designed to process that much protein. In order to process that much protein you must drink a lot of water. Something like half your bodies weight in ounces of water. That much protein is very hard on the liver and kidneys.
      I've come to believe that an organic based plant diet with lots of juicing and smoothies is the best thing you can do for your health.
                    More on this latr

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Living The Sweet Life

         If you want to sweeten your life, if you want to make your life happier, if you want to bring more abundance into every aspect of your life. There is a simple technique that doesn't require you to do anything but look around and control your thoughts. Every morning when you wake up think about all the beautiful things around you.  Look at all the things you can be thankful for. Even if your not in the best circumstances you can find things to be thankful about. A beautiful day, friends and family, good health, food, clothing, a roof over your head. The fact you don't live in a refuge camp in some war torn country. If you look around you will find so many things to be thankful for it will be amazing. If you will take a couple of minutes when you first wake up before you do anything else, you could start while your taking that first morning pee. I promise you your day will be so much brighter,  so much more joyful. If you do this before you go to sleep and first thing in the morning, I promise that you will find that you have way more good days than bad days. This really works, try it for 30 days. It may not take that long but that is a good length of time to let the universe start responding to your gratitude with even more things to be thankful for. You will at that point find that good things start snow balling your way. You will find even more things to be thankful for and just like this crazy old man you will find your self grinning all over your self for no real reason at all, because you start realizing that it is a beautifu life. That all that stuff that they are trying to tell you and sale you on the TV doesn't really matter. Politics doesn't matter. Other peoples opinions don't matter. You realize that life is short and fleeting and all that really matters is right now, this moment, what ever is right in front of you. That is where your joy is, not in tomorrow or yesterday but right now, the sunset, your best friend, your pet, what ever is good and with you right NOW this very moment. Look at what is good in your life, be thankful and more good stuff will come your way.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The best advice I've found

From #Todd Snider~ "the Devils Backbone Hwy Tavern"

She said "Life ain't easy getting through everybody's gonna make things tough on you
But I can tell you right now if you dig what you do, they will never get you down"

She said life's too short to worry
Life's too long to wait
Too short not to love everybody
Life's too long to hate
I meet a lot of men who haggle and finagle all the time
Trying to save a nickel or make a dime
Not me, no sireee, I ain't got the time
               I really dig what I do! How about you?

Sunday, May 11, 2014

#Tything

          I believe there is another kind of tithing then what the churches would have you believe. A truer more basic, more to the soul kind of tithing that has nothing to do with churches or religion. A tithing that comes from the heart and comes back to you ten fold.
        I've sat in opulent churches where it seemed every time you turned around they were passing the collection plate.  This has put a really bad taste in my mouth about churches and religion in general.
   I've come to a point in my life where a different type of tithing feels better to me and my soul. I feel it is better to give of your self directly to some one in need with out judgement or ridicule. Certainly there are people who make big incomes off of pan-handling and there are schemers and scammers of all types but it is not for you to judge who is deserving and who is not. That is for God or the higher consciousness to judge. You never know who might really, really need help, you never know when your making a positive difference in some ones life, sometimes with just a kind word, some patience and compassion. This is tithing of the soul and IT does come back to you a hundred fold.
         Case in point; I was just in New Orleans. It was a Friday night. My friend and I had just entered Bourbon Street from Canal St. when a guy who looked mentally and physically handicapped ran up to me. He came right up to me and asked for change. I gave him the fifty cents or so I had in my pocket. My friend, who has a whole lot more money than me, told me I was a lot nicer than him. I told him with out thinking that AHHHH it will come back to me. A little while later I stop and give some musicians a dollar out of my billfold. We go on and find a restaurant and as we are sitting down, I realize my billfold is not in my pocket. I rush back on to the crowded street with all its drunks and homeless people. I search and the billfold is not to be seen. I go back into the restaurant and some lady had given my billfold unknowingly to our waiter!!!! NOW, what are the chance that you drop your billfold on Bourbon St on Friday night and it comes directly back to you???? You can say this was a coincidence or you might could say that god and the Universe was testing the sincerity of my thought process when that guy ran up to me asking for change and then payed me back for doing the right thing. Say what you want but this is pretty good proof that giving from the heart with out judgement comes back to you! If your like me and don't like to give out money for fear of feeding someones drug or alcohol addiction then carry around candy bars or food coupons. Look through your closets for clothes and shoes you don't wear and give them away. All, most ALL of us have way to much STUFF and could help some body out by giving some of the unused stuff to those more needy.
           It works, give with out thinking or judgement.
                          IT DOES COME BACK TO YOU MANY TIMES OVER!!!!