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Yep, optimistic people are healthier. They have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts. So are some people just naturally predisposed to feeling optimistic? Or is it an acquired skill that needs practice? This article outlines ten habits that anyone can learn for a sunnier disposition.
Moving towards an optimistic attitude also requires giving up what brings us misery, causes us pain, stress and suffering. Aha! Yes the letting go process that cleanses, purifies and makes room for the new. Check out this article in WorldObserverOnline.
While men can certainly participate in this boobie-party, it is really for all the women out there! Our culture has made our breasts about something else than a complete, unapologetic celebration of our feminine power. This article is a great reminder to return to the original truth about our breasts, and revel in the goodness they bring in our world.
March Against Monsanto
I participated in the March Against Monsanto, a worldwide grassroots campaign that brought local farmers, health activists and concerned citizens out on the streets, spreading awareness about genetically engineered foods and their impact on our health and the health of our planet. My friend Lisa captured some moments:
Here are some great posts if you want to educate yourself on the subject:
Documentary: Seeds of Death This is on my weekend to-do list.
List of non-GMO companies Want to vote with your dollars and support companies that are standing up against GMOs? Here’s a list of them!
People to watch!
My (then) client and (now) dear friend Leah Nash launched her company website Trusted Source. Her company offers holistic marketing solutions (a focus on communication strategies that looks at the organization’s whole rather than just the parts). Leah works extensively with organizations that promote health and wholeness and believes in collaboration over competition and investing in back in community. I LOVE her energy! Also check out her blog. I think it looks stellar. What do you think?
Vibram Five-Fingers: What’s better than sexy stilettos? Toe separating, earth embracing running shoes! After I attended a workshop on Yoga therapy for feet and knees, I realized my toes were spending too much time squished together. And everyone, as we know needs space. Friendly toes included. So I bought a pair of Vibram SeeYa and so far my feet have been happy and keeping my toes separated feels more natural than I thought it would. More when I take them for a spin.
The blog’s mission is to serve as a platform for provocative ideas, thoughts, and solutions in the health sphere. Now in it’s fourth year the blog has become an online destination for innovative thinking on exciting health trends and current health policy issues. Also check out their Facebook page.
Want some potty-mouthed food advice? Head over to the Thug Kitchen, the site that urges you to ‘Eat like you give a fuck’. Some very healthy, delicious recipes garnished generously with cuss words. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but I surely laughed out loud when I checked them out! Like their Facebook page!
And finally a little dose of inspiration. Found this on my dear friend Anil’s Facebook page. Tan Yau Hoong is the original artist and you can buy a print here.
What nourished you this week? Please share!