Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you. You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot. Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth. And remember, it’s not the people that stand by your side when you’re at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you’re at your worst that are your true friends.
Stop running from your problems. – Face them head on. No, it won’t be easy. There is no person in the world capable of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them. We aren’t supposed to be able to instantly solve problems. That’s not how we’re made. In fact, we’re made to get upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall. Because that’s the whole purpose of living – to face problems, learn, adapt, and solve them over the course of time. This is what ultimately molds us into the person we become.
Stop lying to yourself. – You can lie to anyone else in the world, but you can’t lie to yourself. Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves. Read The Road Less Traveled.
Stop putting your own needs on the back burner. – The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Yes, help others; but help yourself too. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now. [Read more...]
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Originally an illustrator and designer, Peter Clark now uses a collection of various papers to form all kinds of patterned, textured artwork. Peter paints with paper, finding bits of treasure among other people’s trash. He and his wife scour flea markets, garage sales, and even dumpsters for malleable media. [Read more...]
Meet my little cousin Nina: A graduating senior and Green Club President at Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, GA. She recently reminded me of the initiative being taken by young students worldwide to spread environmental awareness.
@Jay_BC: So how did you guys spend Earth Day?
Nina: We got people around our school to sign their names on a green leaf for Earth Day to bring awareness to global warming, Earth Day, and going green as a whole!
Here’s some info on why drinking lemon water is highly recommended and should become a regular habbit for all:
1. Boosts your immune system: Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure.
2. Balances pH: Drink lemon water everyday and you’ll reduce your body’s overall acidity. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods around. Yes, lemon has citric acid but it does not create acidity in the body once metabolized.
3. Helps with weight loss: Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet (see #2) lose weight faster.
4. Aids digestion: Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation.
5. Is a diuretic: Lemons increase the rate of urination in the body, which helps purify it. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.
6. Clears skin: The vitamin C component helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well. It can actually be applied directly to scars to help reduce their appearance.
7. Freshens breath: Not only this, but it can help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. The citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so you should monitor this. I admit, I’m slightly worried about it.
8. Relieves respiratory problems: Warm lemon water helps get rid of chest infections and halt those pesky coughs. It’s thought to be helpful to people with asthma and allergies too.
9. Keeps you zen: Vitamin C is one of the first things depleted when you subject your mind and body to stress. As mentioned previously, lemons are chock full of vitamin C.
10. Helps kick the coffee habit: Have a glass of hot lemon water and feel the difference.
- Drink your warm lemon water in coffee cups that has coffee or tea stains. The lemon water will help remove them.
- Grind the used lemon rinds in your garbage disposal to help deodorize it.
BC: “What was so Organic about the process of creating AWBG?”
Issa: The process of creating ABG was so organic because the idea came from my natural experiences with people and various situations. I reached out to people I knew to create the first episode and used any all resources I had to make the project come together. ABG is a major extension of me.
Watch and see why this young lady is beyond awesome [Read more...]
Today I had the privilege to go and speak to the “Gardening” Students over at John Muir High School (Pasadena,CA), and man they are doing some incredible things under the leadership of my associate and close friend Mud Baron. Mud Baron and Doss Jones have started to give away seedlings for school gardens in Los Angeles. I learned a lot from the students, still trying to process half of it. But great trip and so happy for being able to experience them first hand. We got to get more money for these gardens…It will happen soon, Hopefully. [Read more...]
In need of some conscious eating inspiration? Look no further than www.chefahki.com.
Sepsenahki “Chef Ahki “ Aahkhu is an indigenous author, dietary consultant, colon therapist, Chef and professional blogger whose use of seasonal, organic, fresh non-hybrid fruits and vegetables in her recipes is designed to heal bodies and enhance lives. Her website is chock full of all types of information ranging from various articles on health-related topics to delicious original recipes. If you have been trying to immerse yourself into a world of healthier eating, this is definitely a great place to start.
Many of you drink tea as an herbal remedy, but have any of you smoked it? Well, here’s your chance. Meet Liz Neves, the founder of Raganella’s Botanical Solutions, an all natural body care company that hand blends organic, sustainable, smokable tea in Brooklyn, New York.
Crab migration is an unusual occurrence, and unforgettable spectacle. Accrued every year in the Bay of Pigs, Zapata Peninsula, Cuba. La migración de Cangrejos.
Million years ago, crabs lived in the sea, today millions of crabs move to the shore every spring. They release the eggs into the sea, where they hatch. via
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Yet another study has come out showing that moderate red wine consumption could have positive health benefits.
The study, published in the Journal of Women’s Health, shows that women who drank 8 ounces of red wine for a month had slightly decreased estrogen levels. Estrogen is known to contribute to cancer cell growth.
However, the researchers found that only red wine had this beneficial effect because of the compounds found in red grape skins and seeds; it’s not that white wine increases cancer-promoting factors, but that they don’t have any protective effect.
“If you were to have a glass of wine with dinner, you may want to consider a glass of red,” Dr. Chrisandra Shufelt, MD, assistant director of the Women’s Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, said in a statement. “Switching may shift your risk.”
The study included 36 women who drank either 8 ounces a night of a Cabernet Sauvignon (a red wine) or a Chardonnay (a white wine) for nearly a month, and then switching to the other kind of wine. Their blood was collected twice a month so that researchers could measure their hormone levels.
Another study, published in the FASEB journal, showed that resveratrol, an ingredient found in red wine, could slow down the growth of breast cancer cells, BlissTree.com reported.
But not so fast. There is likely a thing as too much when it comes to alcohol consumption and cancer risk, previous studies have shown. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that drinking three alcoholic beverages week — no matter the type — could actually modestly raise breast cancer risk.