To me graffiti is like the glitter or confetti, sprinkled on the canvas of this world. I posted this blog a few years ago, with no words and it was titled "Veggie Street Art" the name has changed and photos have been updated and I will continue to update them for you to enjoy.
While walking downtown, I came across this message "Beet's not Beef" on a mail box. I had to take a double take and then I took a photo, to share with you all. I'm a fan of street art so I couldn't resist.
This got me wondering if there was other street art out there with a similar message and a quick Google search turned up these images. Enjoy.
Loving these, enjoy.
Let's talk about Walnuts today! They are tasty and delicious as well as a rich source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and an excellent source of hard to find omega-3 fatty acids. Like most nuts, they can easily be added to your diet. Just chop and add to your favorite dish, trail mix, energy bar, quinoa bowl, vegetable dish, fresh fruit, or dessert.
Dietary studies prove that approximately one ounce of tree nuts per day is the minimum needed to provide significant benefits. One ounce means about 7 shelled walnuts, or 14 walnut halves.
Approximately 90% of the phenols in walnuts are found in the skin, including key phenolic acids, tannins, and flavonoids. because of this Walnuts are most beneficial for you when consumed in whole form, including the skin.
Walnuts provide an unusually high level of vitamin E in the form of gamma-tocopherol. This gamma-tocopherol form of vitamin E has been found to provide significant protection from heart problems.
Some phytonutrients found in walnuts—for example, the quinone juglone—are found in virtually no other commonly-eaten foods. Other phytonutrients—like the tannin tellimagrandin or the flavonol morin—are also rare and valuable as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. These anti-inflammatory and antioxidant phytonutrients also help explain the decreased risk of certain cancers—including prostate cancer and breast cancer—in relationship to walnut consumption.
Walnuts, English, dried pieces
1/4 or 30.00 grams
omega-3 fats: 113%
I was really excited to see this movie Okja, it was amazing. When taking to the amazing brilliant William Hazlitt of the Animal Liberation Front Press Office he asked me to do a review and of course I jumped nevously to it. My nerves calmed eventually and I wrote it and William kindly edited it for me.
I feel very lucky that they published my review on Okja so check it out, and watch the movie, it's amazing. Let me know what you think in the comments below. ❤️
Every year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) comes out with their list of the produce that has the most and least amount of pesticides used in them. This gives consumers that are purchasing produce the option to buy conventional to save some money. This is the list of the Clean Fifteen & the Dirty Dozen!
If you have questions please visit their site to get more information.
the clean fiFteen
*A small amount of sweet corn, papaya and summer squash sold in the United States is produced from genetically modified seeds. Buy organic varieties of these crops if you want to avoid genetically modified produce.
the Dirty Dozen
Dirty Dozen Plus (+)
+ Hot Peppers
So guess what? I've been depressed and it's bad, I don't want to say how bad, just think of the worst than double it. It's not over yet but I'm here alive and trying as hard as I can.
So I have THIS list of all these happy things that I like to do, this is the list they ask you to write when you seek a therapist for depression.
So I use it (yep) I really do use it. And so in my depressive state I looked at my list and I committed to it and in that moment it's was like Russian roulette but the gun was loaded and my fate is set in stone. I have to go do something, anything and it's hard and painful but I know I have to keep going on and so I close my eyes and pick one of these things to do and do it, because I know it's good for me and I really like to do what's on my list, it's just when depression sets in nothing seems like fun. (It's so annoying because I love having fun!)
So what happens when this list fails me? When this list full of exercise, travel, happy thoughts, meditation, talking to friends isn't freaking working anymore! It's not beating my depression? Why? So do I just give it up, Well,.... I did just that, I let go (kicking and screaming) but I let go.
What happen next was something so silly this thought in my head so wild.
My mom had a day care when I was growing up I was about 6 and I remember coming home from school and singing with them in a circle this song "Going on A Squeegee Hunt!"
I think of it now in my depression and it made/makes me smile so big because my depression is just this simple I "can't go over it, can't go under it ... gotta go through it" just like this kids song. So my dear depression I gotta get through you in order to heal and you are loosing this round because, I'm winning this battle.
I don't know if this blog will help anyone or if anyone will read it. I just want to say depression is real and it's HARD no one wants to feel this way. It's ok to admit your not well without feeling stigmatized by people who don't get it, because at the end of the day you matter and you are loved by so many people that understand.
So much love to you & below is my list in case you need some ideas.
The list -- Ice
Steal this take my ideas hope this helps you in some way!
snuggle my pets
walk the dog
go for a run
do something nice for someone
visit the art museum
go for a long ride
call a friend
visit a friends
sing loud to a song
dance dance dance
watch a TED talk
read a book
listen to music
go for a walk
go to the gym
go for a hike
go to a movie
go read at the coffee shop
take dance class at the gym
take a trip
suprise someone with something nice
give a friend a present
cook something for someone
take a nap
visit a shelter
smile at a stranger
indilge on french fries
write a letter
write yourself a love letter
write someone a love letter
make a pillow fort
nurf football in the park (catch only)
make a smoothie
write down things Im greatful for
read all my favorite quotes
read all my favorite poems
You have the ability to be the best version of you and it's my job to help you get there.
This is by far my most popular and on demand monthly service. When I transitioned to a healthier diet, I remember having a full-on panic attack in the grocery store, because there were so many unhealthy options and why did everything have so many ingredients? Going to a restaurant wasn't any easier.
This service is a concierge service you message me a picture of your plate, a recipe, a menu option, or something you are considering buying at the grocery store and ask me if it's healthy, or if you should you change anything? I get back to you within 24 hours depending on your urgency with an answer and a healthy alternative if the one you have sent me is not healthy.
Common questions I have been asked:
The list of questions goes on, the important thing is that I am there for you during your transition to a healthier lifestyle.
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