As a peaceful warrior, I would choose when, where and how I would behave.
With that commitment, I began to live the life of a warrior.
~Dan Millman

Friday, June 29, 2007

Great Om today! You are alive right now! Don't miss it ~j

Capturing The Thrill
Do What Excites You

Each human life has the potential to be dramatic, thrilling, and awe-inspiring. Our lives are, in truth, ours to design. Each day, we make choices that influence the character of our experiences, and our decisions determine whether our paths are rousing or tedious, breathtaking or tiresome.

We can create an exciting life by simply doing what excites us whenever the opportunity presents itself. Your passions may ebb and flow, and what excites you one year may not excite you the next, but when you make excitement a regular part of your existence, life becomes more fun and more fulfilling.

If you are somebody that tends to live practically, excitement may overwhelm you at first. To ease the anxiety that prevents you from incorporating all that you find exciting into your life, acknowledge that you are alive right now in this time and every moment matters. When you choose to do more of what excites you, even if your choices requires you to make certain sacrifices, your daily life will soon be imbued with exhilaration, pleasure, and optimistic anticipation.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Hi gang! Great little nugget on CSA from the I just can't mention it foods for a living body! Enjoy ~j

Want just-picked produce without having to do the picking?

The BiteEasy.
Join a CSA (community-supported agriculture) program, where you buy a share in a local farm and receive a variety of produce once a week. You'll get in-season produce without having to pull a single weed.

The Benefits

  • Delicious fresh produce. If you're too busy to put down the laptop and pick up the hoe, CSAs are the perfect shortcut, and some offer home delivery.
  • Less pollution. Only 10% of the fossil fuel energy used to generate food goes into growing it; 90% goes to ads, packaging, and transport.
  • Support for local farmers. Small farms are an endangered species due to competition from big factory farms.

Joining the organic revolution. Many CSAs source food from organic farms.

Personally Speaking - The biggest kick we get out of belonging to a CSA is not knowing what food we're going to get next and trying out the suggested recipes that come with our deliveries - all for about $15 per week.

Wanna Try?
Local Harvest - locate a CSA near you.
Evert-Fresh Green Bags - keep

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Here is some great information on the American way when it comes to food from Mike Adams. No wonder we are considered fat, dumb and lazy...a sorry state that my goal is to change :-)

Are you noticing all the weight loss hype over the Alli drug these days? For a drug that causes hardly any weight loss at all, the media sure is making lots of noise. Not as much noise as the people taking the drug, however, who are screaming out loud after they embarrassingly discover the drug causes them to soil their undies.

Today's feature story gives you the straight story on not just the Alli drug, but also what the commercial success of this drug says about American society today. With the release of this product, America now ranks #1 in the world for the most adults who poop their pants (per capita).

";Miracle" weight loss drug Alli delivers more than you bargained for (diapers optional)When people ask, "What can I do to lose weight?" what they're really asking is, "What can I do to lose weight that doesn't require exercise or giving up all the junk foods I eat?" When it comes to weight loss, consumers are looking for a magic bullet...

The bottom line is...stop eating all of the crap that you are being programmed to buy! It is a major factor for declining health. As I sat in the local grocery store reading the handbook that accompanies this drug I was intrigued. It was well packaged, had great fonts and white space layout, was a smaller hand held sized, easy to read, good recipes, but touted a low fat diet. Darn! Because this drug stops the assimilation of at least 1/4 of your fat intake. Now...we know that we NEED healthy fats otherwise we will burn up inside. Right? If you look closely, the diet is all about lifestyle changes and the drug has minimal positive effects.

Well, just a note on this because, again, we are looking for a miracle cure that we already have the recipe for folks.

Drugless in CA ~j

Monday, June 11, 2007

No one has an exclusive on opportunity.
When the sun rises, it rises for everyone.
~Chinese proverb
Hi gang!
With so much end of the school year activity going on it is in deep reflection that I re-read the above quote.
This is true of the wonder flushed kindergarten graduate, the promotion from elementary school into junior high, those that are making their way into the life changing journey of high school or responsibilities of choosing a career path through college.
But it is just as valid for those who awaken each day in the reality of the life you are living. Are you in anticipation of what the day will bring, what opportunity lay ahead? Or do you waken with a small ill in the pit of your stomach, maybe you are numb with the burden that has become your life.
And yet, I hear the echo of an above one has an exclusive opportunity...

Sunday, June 10, 2007

If you don't stay informed,
then who will tell the others the truth?
~ Unknown

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Kites rise highest against the wind,
not with it.
~Winston Churchill
Life holds amazing experiences for us. If you are not experiencing the wind you are definately missing out! Sometimes I find that I am at my best when I have to figure out how to deal with the worst situations.
Flying high today! ~j

Monday, June 04, 2007

It doesn't matter how strong your opinions are.
If you don't use your power for positive change,
you are, indeed,
part of the problem.
~Coretta Scott King

Hi gang.
Just wanted to share some consumer news today. Sometimes just being aware that all of this craziness is going on around you gives you are broader perspective of what happens before you buy your groceries in our convenient mega stores.
Whatever it is for you today...make it a great one! ~j