Archive | April 2017

Imperfect and Unpolished

Being real is so much easier than being perfect!

The Chatter Blog

There is a recurring theme in my thoughts.

I’m not perfect.

I’m not exact.

I’m not polished.

I never feel fully accomplished in anything I do.

This isn’t self deprecating.   It’s self awareness.

In this regard I feel the same way I did as a younger version of me, and have consistently felt this way all of my life.

But the interesting thing is that as I’ve grown my feelings towards this recurring theme have changed.

I’m not perfect.

I’m not exact.

I’m not polished.

I never feel fully accomplished in anything I do.

These things aren’t bad things.  They just are.

They don’t stop me.  They may have paused me a time or two in my life.  But stop me?  No.

These things are truths.  These truths aren’t bad.

I’ve kind of grown fond of being Imperfect.  Inexact.  And unpolished.

And don’t mistake “I never feel fully accomplished in…

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Reducing Agricultural Pesticides Has No Adverse Effects on Profits

A new study finds that farms could significantly reduce their use of pesticides without any adverse effects on production or profits.

Source: Reducing Agricultural Pesticides Has No Adverse Effects on Profits

farmer using pesticides

And who is worried that decreasing the use of pesticides will hurt their profits?  Big chemical companies (Dow), of course!  They’re not as concerned about the environmental pollution to the soil, or the food, or the farmers who work so closely with all the pesticides.  bones-1294357_640

Source: Organic Authority

Anyone bothered by the fact that Europe has much stricter standards regarding pesticide use than the US?  In fact, we’re the #2 top pesticide consuming country in the world.  It does affect our health, and the health of our children.  What’s more, the EPA just took a step backwards regarding Chlorpyrifos.

Source: Pesticide Action Network

We need to pay close attention to what’s going on, and not blindly trust our regulatory administrations to keep us safe.

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Mind over Heart

What we think, what we feel–  can absolutely affect our hearts

From Everyday Health:

Mind-Body Connection: How the Brain Can Protect the Heart

Related Links:

Mayo Clinic, “Broken Heart Syndrome”-> Click

Mental Health Daily, increase your BDNF level -> Click

“Miracle-Gro for the Brain: why increased exercise, omega-3, socializing/ decreased sugar, processed food/ and intermittent fasting matter->  Click

Isagenix is a no-compromise solution to maintain optimal brain and body health-> Click

Across From A Century

Our thoughts and experiences make us unique. Fight to keep your brain healthy!
#ExerciseYourMind
#WakeUpYourBody

The Chatter Blog

I sat across from almost a century.

A century embedded into one reality.

He was small in stature.

I felt at once

That I towered over him

And yet

Was dwarfed by his existence.

He lived life through things we will never understand

Or know.

I am in awe of the life

And the age.

Then

He said

There’s nothing that makes an old man feel older than not knowing what’s going on in the world.

I hate dementia.

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Why the Number on the Scale Does NOT Matter

Keep up with your waistline, not your weight!

Becca's Blogs

In one of my posts from yesterday, I spoke about worry. Well, I know a worry we all have is one about our health. Sometimes, people get caught up on focusing on how much they weigh. I went through it, and sometimes I still think about it. What I have found though through research, and following some empowering, & beautiful women on social media is that it is more important how you feel than what that scale says.

A few of the fitness accounts I follow feature women who weigh a certain amount in a before picture, and then in their after picture, they weigh more than the first picture, but they are more toned, and look healthier. The reason behind these phenomenon is the fact that muscle is denser than fat, but it is much more compact. A pound is a pound, but a pound of muscle looks much…

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Yoga Helps Preserve Muscle Mass in Older Women – ScienceBlog.com

A new study by the University of Connecticut finds that practicing yoga may improve protein utilization among older women, and lead to the maintenance of muscle at a time in life when muscle loss is common. The … Read more

Source: Yoga Helps Preserve Muscle Mass in Older Women – ScienceBlog.com

“Having women in corporate leadership makes good sense for businesses and the economy,”

Alice Coachman, gold medalist 1948

Manpower News -More women should aspire to break the glass ceiling, as the Government nudges businesses and charities to have more female representation on their boards, Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin said yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Source: More women should break glass ceiling, says Chuan-Jin, Manpower News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Irene Rosenfeld, CEO Kraft Foods since 2006

Indra Nooyi, CEO Pepsi since 2007

Sally Halterman, 1937