- Melons (inc. watermelon)
*ok to eat all local organic produce
likely genetically modified–
sugar, soy, corn, alfalfa, papaya, summer squash, canola oil
most chemically infested–
antibiotics- meat, fish, dairy, egg
pesticides– apple, celery, peppers, stone fruits, berries, summer squash, leafy greens, coffee, chocolate, wine
hing, cumin, onion, garlic
honey, yeast, coffee, chocolate
chose fair-trade when available
Outdoor swimming, floating in water, walking on grass, sitting in the sun… with no one around. It pays to be out early morning.
The time to contemplate all the good things in life… gratitude.
I had recently read that discipline nurtures freedom, and its been on my mind. And today I felt it.
It requires discipline to stay fit, to work out regularly, and this provides me with the comfort of knowing that I can go out there and hike miles even if I got lost- the freedom to roam about in the back country.
It requires discipline to remedy a bad habit like smoking, overeating, etc – providing you with the freedom from addiction.
I used to hate the word discipline as I had not known the difference in being disciplined and the simple noun discipline. It MATTERS.
Being told to conform to tasks are significantly distinct from having discipline. As in, being in the forces living a disciplined lifestyle is different from doing it on and of your own will.
That difference is FREEDOM, that you are choosing how to live your life on your term, a commitment to yourself.
Sticking to that commitment is discipline.
Do not let others discipline you against your will nor be disillusioned of the myriad of choices made on consensus with your common sense.
The more I think about my difficult jobs, the more I appreciate the experience.
How time makes everything seem so nostalgic!
At my first attorney job, when I gave a week’s notice, the principal partner became very hostile and didn’t pay me my last week’s wage. I told my supervising attorney that I would file a complaint and I did. I won and they paid me. Thank you for wasting my time.
At another firm which worked their employees like slaves, I ignored the quota, took my time, and got fired. And then a managing attorney assumed I quit and wrote me an angry email for bailing out. I wonder how she is doing, in response to my email that I in fact was fired she said “that’s for you to keep to yourself, you were great to work with”. We all have different priorities.
Another sweatshop firm- At one meeting with the founder/partner of the office, I stood up for my team and said I will not be a sweatshop manager. Another co-worker with conviction of saving my job volunteered to be the slave driver, “your welcome” he told me later.
All wonderful experiences that shaped me into who I am today.
They say 70% of the world population does not use toilet paper. Growing up with paper, I can so relate to the below piece! It took some time to take it in, knowledge is power!
They Use Their Hand To Wipe? By DJL
I have recently been educated on how people in Iraq wipe their butts! I know what your thinking. What are you talking about DJL and how did you even get into this conversation! Recently a Soldier came back home from a long stay in Iraq and we got to talking. Yes the conversation took a downward spin. I believe someone was drinking out a water bottle and he said the people from Iraq would love that bottle. So of course I say “why”? Well I was told that they hate toilet paper. They say it is smearing! That is unclean! So instead they “USE THEIR LEFT HAND TO WIPE THE WASTE AWAY and use the water bottle to sprinkle the water on the just wiped area.
So let’s talk about this for a second. I had to look this crap (no pun intended) up on the Internet. There is actually people who live in a Western society that say they do what the locals do when visiting their country! We need to analyze this. “What the hell is wrong with you people”! I can see you need to squat down over a hole they call a toilet since your in a foreign country but you don’t need use your left hand to scrap the crap off your butt! You can’t use your right hand because you can’t! That is right you shake hands and eat with your right hand. I have so much to say about this I am rambling!!!! Think of the process in which your done doing your duty and you stick your left hand down there and scoop up any remaining KLINGONS. What do you do next you say? You grab a water bottle or a hose or even a jug and spray water on your butt. OK, I am cool with that. But then what do you do with that left hand? THEY HAVE NO SOAP! What do you do with your wet butt? THEY HAVE NO PAPER!
I just wanted to let you know between me and you.
Some people have complained about your tone in your last email as being a little bossy.
In a group setting there are always conflicts- personality clashes.
We want to encourage people to be motivated.
You don’t want to act superior, condescending, like you know it all.
I will address the group from now on, but good job!