What Kids and Vegetables Can Teach Us

“The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.” 

~ Deepak Chopra

It’s no secret not all kids like vegetables, or anyone for that matter, but when, where and why did vegetables get such a bad rap? Are they really distasteful, stigmatized or is it how they’re presented?

There are varied approaches parents use to coax their kids into eating healthy, but many of the strategies backfire.

Kids choose on emotions and intricate social relational evaluations. These remain the foundation of our decision-making into our adult lives, no matter the level of rational thought.

We’re all a bit childish in this way and we can learn about our minds, our habits and ourselves by examining kids and vegetables, we can even find strategies to forward our goals and approach life with thriving novelty.

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We’re Hardwired For… Unhappiness?

“There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking, and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord”

~ Thomas Paine

Do you ever wonder why we have to make an effort to divert negative thoughts and comments? Why we often have to pause and think before seeing positively? It can seem tiresome to keep up with staying positive! What gives?

Unhappiness has one best friend: fear. We fear that we aren’t good enough, don’t have enough, aren’t safe and secure, aren’t worthy and so much more. This perpetual cycle of fear and doubt is tickled out of us society daily, as we increasingly feel like it’s all our fault. The good within the bad is that it’s not your fault; it’s natural. Continue reading

This Mind Shift Changed My Life

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”

~ Peter F. Drucker

Superstitious Superiority

As an audacious nonconformist, I spent my youth with a false sense of freedom and superiority. I saw people suffering because they couldn’t see past the heinous system controlling their lives, and sat back making commentary.

Then I grew up and found myself dodging the lassos that society used to wrangle the rest. It was getting exhausting and seemed one would catch me sooner than later and I’d be forced to give in and join the conformist party seeking acceptance and validation.

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Why Working To “Find Balance” Doesn’t Work

“What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.”

~ Julia Cameron

On an even keel – or keeling over?

Gaining balance in life is toted as an esteemed feat, a success of sorts proving we are masters of our lives. In a sense, this is true; balancing work and life is a daunting challenge.

But does evening your keel make you feel like keeling over? Does it seem like one more task you have to deal with in your life?

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