$elling $ugar

September 30th, 2015

The Money Spent Selling ‪Sugar‬ to Americans Is Staggering: Why do we eat what we eat? 3 experts attempt to answer.

“Despite the fact that fruits and vegetables are the only foods that experts encourage us to eat with abandon, all fruits, vegetables, and nuts are considered “specialty crops” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Less than five percent of land planted with food goes to growing fruits and vegetables. More than 50 percent goes to growing soybeans and corn, to feed animals and refine into sugar.”

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Exercise’s impact on bullied students

September 29th, 2015

‪Exercise‬ may represent a safe, economical, & potentially highly effective option in the response to ‪bullying‬ in schools:

“Bullied students were twice as likely to report sadness, and three times as likely to report suicidal ideation or attempt when compared to peers who were not bullied. Exercise on 4 or more days per week was associated with significant reductions in sadness, suicidal ideation, and suicidal attempt in all students. In particular, the data showed a startling 23% reduction in both suicidal ideation and suicidal attempt in bullied students who exercised 4 or more days per week.”

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Habits of Highly Creative People

September 28th, 2015

Creativity is the theme of this week’s affirmations.  Check out this list of 7 Habits of Highly Creative People. We love #2, especially:

We amplify what we think about most. Put your attention on what you want to create, not on complaints. Set an intention to produce the results you desire.


September 21st, 2015

We recently shared this image from don Miguel Ruiz on our Facebook page, & a friend asked, “What does forgiveness feel like to the forgiver? Is is different from acceptance?”  Wow… Such a great question, isn’t it?

In our opinion, acceptance is part of forgiveness. In forgiving, we’re not accepting in the sense that we think what happened to us is acceptable or okay. We are accepting in the sense that we reconcile the facts of what happened; we can’t change it & wishing it was something different is futile & holds us in a negative space. Once we’ve accepted, we can forgive — in forgiving, we can let go of the negative feelings & thoughts associated with what happened.

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