Monday, August 31, 2015

THE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF HEALTH
1. Clean, fresh air
2. Pure water
3. Foods for which we are biologically designed
4. Sufficient sleep
5. Rest and relaxation
6. Vigorous activity
7. Emotional poise and stability
8. Sunshine and natural light
9. Comfortable temperature
10. Peace, harmony, serenity, and tranquility
11. Human touch
12. Thought, cognition, and meditation
13. Friendships and companionship
14. Gregariousness (social relationships, community) 
15. Love and appreciation
16. Play and recreation
17. Pleasant environment
18. Amusement and entertainment
19. Sense of humor, mirth and merriment 
20. Security of life and its means
21. Inspiration, motivation, purpose, and commitment
22. Creative, useful work (pursuit of interest)
23. Self-control and self-mastery
24. Individual sovereignty 
25. Expression of reproductive instincts 
26. Satisfaction of the aesthetic senses
27. Self-confidence
28. Positive self image
29. Internal and external cleanliness
30. Smiles
31. Music and all other arts
32. Biophilia (love of nature)


- The 80/10/10 Diet, Dr. Douglas N. Graham

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Remember this, had any other condition been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there. 
CHARLES SPURGEON

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Sometimes you feel so deeply that you begin to wonder if anyone will understand the depths of your heart, the range of emotions that go on behind the scenes of your face. 
The chaos of ideas and struggles, the ever moving cycle of what if’s and why’s that seem to entangle you in a net that never seems to go away. 
So you feel all the pain of those around you, you remember the ache that has lived inside you for as long as you can remember,
 and you wait for someone to come along and look at you, 
saying “You are familiar, and I want to get to know you again.”
This is what we all want, to be seen and known, 
to be loved deeply as we feel deeply. 
To breathe and exhale without the fear that someone will leave 
when we have turned our back. 
We want a love that is as steady as our own breathing, 
and as life-giving as the air we take in.
Hold on, dear heart, hold on for the one who will see you, and know you. Who will love you with a love that is familiar;
 because our hearts have known too many strangers 
who have tried to call our hearts a pitstop, 
when it is a home, 
waiting for someone to find their way to a place that is safe.

T.B. LABERGE // THINGS I’M STILL LEARNING AT 25




Monday, August 17, 2015

meaning


When you begin living your life’s purpose, actually experiencing your Soul’s work in your body, it is like becoming a wild, rolling river.
You begin to realize that everything you’ve ever experienced, was meaningful.
That every person who ever carved their initials into your spirit, was there to make you who you needed to be to do what only you can do.
You blaze. Your heart sings. Your pulse taps out the rhythm of your soul-song.
You gaze through eyes of love at those who bear witness to your coming-of-age, and you know that the world needs what you are.

Alison Nappi


A one-winged bird in a storm is better off than a full-winged one in a cage. 
Freedom is not found, it’s created. 
Whatever your prison, take flight.




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