Fruitful Thoughts

Once in our twenties we thought we would never die

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Things that help me stay present

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  1. playing my piano
  2. riding my skateboard
  3. high intensity exercise
  4. pizza
  5. playing with my cat
  6. working on my garden
  7. making food for people
  8. coffee
  9. dancing
  10. dinner, walks, and movies with friends
  11. playing/doing any sport, really.
  12. HORSES

Things that keep me from staying present

  1. facebook
  2. idleness
  3. boys
  4. smoking too much
  5. trying to win affection
  6. clutter
  7. shoes with no support
  8. too much greasy, salty, fatty food
  9. music with no soul
  10. being impatient
  11. wearing pants

I will forever reblog this from myself.
(Deleted that facebook months ago).

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Quinoa may deliver a complete protein—all of the amino acids you require—in a compact package, but rice and beans together actually do better. And like goji berries, blueberries and strawberries are packed with phytochemicals. The only problem is that lacking an exotic back story, food marketers can’t wring as exorbitant a markup from these staples: The domestic blueberry, for example, is periodically (and justifiably) marketed as a superfood, and in 2012, products featuring blueberries as a primary ingredient saw their sales nearly quadruple. But they only raked in $3.5 million—less than 2 percent of açaí-based product sales.

Tom Philpott, "Are Quinoa, Chia Seeds, and other ‘Superfoods’ a Scam?" (from Mother Jones)

Also worth highlighting is this section:

Worse than superfoods’ origin myths, though, are their effects on the people in their native regions. In 2009, at the height of the açaí berry hype, Bloomberg News reported that the fruit’s wholesale price had jumped 60-fold since the early 2000s, pricing the Amazonian villagers who rely on it out of the market. In the Andes, where quinoa has been cultivated since the time of the Incas, price spikes have turned a one-time staple into a luxury, and quinoa monocrops are crowding out the more sustainable traditional methods.” (emphasis mine)

So not only are the markets for “superfoods” putting the foods out of reach of the people who relied on them as a dietary staple, but there are foods easily accessible to us that deliver all the nutrition at a fraction of the cost, both to our grocery bill and to the social/environmental toll.

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I watched a really great tv show on this as well. I cannot remember what it was called but it basically said most of the research surrounding “superfoods” was dodgy.

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(Source: thalassarche, via onefitmodel)

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Some Notes to my (could be) future daughter.

 A properly-fitting bra is not a luxury. It is a necessity.

 Wear what makes you feel gracefully at ease.

 Love the world unconditionally.

Live light. Travel light. Seek light.

 Buy your friends dinner when you can.

 Wear sunscreen like it’s your second job.

 Try with all your might to keep in contact with far-away friends.

 Make the world feel at ease around you.

 Walk with your head up.

 Dental hygiene is not multiple choice.

 Your GPA is not a confession of your character. It is, however, a personal testament of your ability to over come. 

 Pick a perfume.

 A woman is a woman is a woman.

 Love your fellow woman with all your heart and soul.

 Make exercise a priority to be strong and healthy. A beautiful soul needs a sturdy vessel.

 Do not take sex lightly.

I mean it.

Horseback riding and Archery. Learn them both.

 Anna Karenina. I’d like it if you read it.

 Men are effectively idiots until the age of …

 Carbohydrates are not the enemy. 

Involve yourself in an organized activity of your choosing.

 Listen to classical music.

 Take hot baths.

 Well-fitting and modest is ALWAYS sexier than too small and tight.

 Who cares if glitter isn’t tasteful?

 It’s too much eyeliner if you have to ask

 Humility and subservience are not synonyms.

 Wash your face twice per day.

 Be gentle with your skin.

 There is no substitute for fresh air.

 Carry your weight.

 Make up for it later if you can’t.

 Find at least three green vegetables you can tolerate.

 A smoothie is not a meal.

 Expect the best from everyone.

 People will let you down.

 Bask in the sun (wearing a sunhat and SPF 90).

 There is a certain kind of man you need to avoid at all costs.

 You’ll know it when you meet him.

 Give thoughtful gifts.

 Exfoliation in moderation.

 If it’s worth fighting for, fight fiercely

 Take pictures, but not too many.

 Chocolate ice cream might just be a permanent fix.