Monthly Archives: September 2017

You Are What You Eat

It’s a common saying, “You are what you eat”, but do you know what you are eating? I have been reading about the food that ends up in our grocery store and I am not sure it’s too healthy for me.

Recently watched the documentary “Foodmatters” and took away a few interesting thoughts about the “industrialization” of our food chain. Now I did consider that most of the information in this video could have been skewed by the producer to make the industrial growers of our crops and processors of our meat to be money hungry institutions looking out for their bottom line, but I also had to consider what was being presented had some element of truth as well.

If you can access the video online, I ask you to watch it for yourself and see if it at least causes you to think twice as to what you are buy at the store and putting in your mouth. I know I am thinking twice, maybe even a third time about what is in my food and what is in the other products I buy to clean my house and my body. When you are instructed to use rubber gloves to protect yourself from the bathroom cleaner and you choke after getting a whiff from the fumes, you wonder what these trace amounts of cleaners are doing to your skin and mucus membranes (eyes, throat, lungs). What other things are causing your body to react with rashes, aches and pains? Even worse, what is happening inside your body (that you can’t see or feel) that shows up 15 years later?

With the recent focus on organic foods and products in our society, there must be an awakening amongst other people than just me about what we eat and use in our homes. It behoves me to at least take a closer look at what I am consuming and understand for myself what is harmful and what is not. Don’t rely on the advertising and marketing to tell you what a food or product is really about.

Live a REMARKABLE life!

What is True Happiness?

There are some who believe that happiness is a feeling that comes from positive circumstances in life. Having money, good job, great relationships and the like. However, happiness can be present in the negative things in live. Not that experiencing a negative circumstance can be a happy event, but you can experience happiness quickly after the event. I believe that happiness first happen in your mind. Now I am not talking about a “new age” consciousness, but a purposeful, training of your conscious mind.

There are some that believe “faith” is what brings true happiness and I agree that faith can be a huge contribution to happiness, but I know many people who have a strong faith, who are miserable. So faith alone, does not guarantee happiness. In fact, the bible instructs us to “renew our minds” (Romans 12:2) by thinking (on) about the good things in life, (Philippians 4:8). The BIBLE. The book for people of “Faith”.

You want true happiness? Have faith, but also train your mind to think, even meditate on happiness. Eventually it will become 2nd nature (subconscious) thought and even the negative experiences will become easier to get through.