Friends..Food..and Choices

28-Oct-2014

We live in a culture of eating. We even have an entire holiday based on holding a huge feast with friends and family. We gather around for family dinners, holiday dinners, birthday cakes, and go out to eat with friends as a bonding activity. In Spring of 2013, I reached my heaviest weight and lowest self esteem before turning my life around beginning to treat my body with respect by changing my diet and my lifestyle.

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Inspire, Health, Wellness, Self Love, Philosophy, Positivity

It's Okay To Be Lost

27-Oct-2014

I believe that the one thing you really need in this world, is passion. The determination to get up in the morning, the commitment to make it through the day, and the perseverance to do it all over again. For me, these three things, form passion. It doesn’t matter who you are, or what you are passionate about, but as long as there is something in the world that matters to you in such depth that it has the ability to make you feel happy and fulfilled, life will always seem more worth living. There will be a reason behind everything you do and you will live each day trying your best to get a little bit closer to your end goal.

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Positivity, Psychology, Perspective, Inspire

How To Deal With Anger And Not Burst Into Tears

24-Oct-2014

I was thinking of the word anger and what it really means. Like, what does it mean to really be angry? A common definition relays the feeling to annoyance and displeasure. That seems right, I do feel both of those things while 'angry' but why do we feel that way towards others or situations, why do we care? I did a little follow up and when we express/feel anger we are using the limbic system in the brain and not the cerebral cortex. The cerebral cortex is the thinking part of our brain while the limbic system is basically our emotional center.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity, Inspire, Heart, Overcoming Depression

Under Water Forests

23-Oct-2014

Coral reefs are built by colonies of tiny animals found in marine waters that contain few nutrients. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, which in turn consist of polyps that cluster in groups. Corals are related to jellyfish and anemones, and most species are colonial.

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Eco Living, Environment, Health, Marine, Coral

My Top Five Super Foods And A Super Green Soup Recipe

22-Oct-2014

If you’re looking to boost your energy and improve your health and general wellbeing snacking on a few nuts and eating some greens for dinner is a great start but it will not provide you with overall optimum health.

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Health, Nutrition, Diet, Wellness, Knowledge, Superfoods, Recipe

Three Part Video Series For YZL by Chris Sandel

21-Oct-2014

If there’s one thing that nearly everyone I speak to has in common it’s confusion. Confusion over what they should eat. On what diet to follow. Over how to lose weight. About what exercise they should be doing. The list is endless.

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Health, Nutrition, Diet, Wellness, Knowledge

Understanding Karma

20-Oct-2014

I truly believe that we were all placed on this earth because there is a lesson to be learnt. Who we are and the surroundings that we exist in is no accident. Everything that we are exposed to, the facets of us are all from the result of karma. Karma is a balanced mechanism. We share affinity with the people in our lives, significant or not, they are there for a reason.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity, Inspire, Heart, Spirituality

Quell Anxiety With Three Easy Steps

17-Oct-2014

It was mid-sophomore year when my mental and physical health seemingly dropped to new lows. Call it a sophomore slump, or homesickness, or my ever-growing course load; What ever it was, the anxiety began to creep up faster than Lance Armstrong in the Tour de France. My anxiety, unlike several people I would meet in the future, was not serious or long-winded. It was a temporary, albeit painful and frustrating, internal and external reaction to the challenges that lay before me.

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Positivity, Wellness, Meditation, Philosophy, Personal Triumph, Psychology, Inspire

My Favorite Snacks: Kale Chips

16-Oct-2014

Yesterday I typed out a 7 day meal plan for my first week of senior year. Knowing exactly what I am going to eat helps me because then I won’t give in to temptation or contemplate eating something unhealthy. Each day I have three meals, as well as two snacks, which I like to call “mini meals” Kale chips have been my favorite snack this week. I’ll start by saying that I’m not a huge fan of the kale chips I’ve found at local markets. They don’t taste very fresh and often have too much flavoring. Today, I tried baking Kale chips at home and they were a complete success.

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Nutrition, Raw, Health, Organic, Recipe

Putting It Into Perspective – Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp

15-Oct-2014

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the small stuff. The common annoyances like an argument, forgetfulness, or bad traffic that we tend to dwell on. Getting upset and exasperated are normal human emotions, as is overthinking, but I’ve gained some new perspective on life that I would really like to share.

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Positivity, Psychology, Perspective, Inspire
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