I just cooked my lunch!

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Who is cooking or processing your food?

I made some good kidney beans with onions, red bell peppers with olive oil, pepper and lemon. I guess I do my own cooking and cleaning. I think we they are good habits.

You may find yourself unmotivated to cook for yourself.

Perhaps the vid above will wake you up.

Medicinal mushrooms list – A Guide – Mushroom News

Given countless mushroom species that are difficult for you or anyone to cover and sufficiently understand, there is a need for a medicinal mushrooms list
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To practice good health there are many over the counter products to use.

Herbal Syrup (with 15 natural herbs & honey) is a good place to start.

And so are mushrooms, an excellent source of minerals and nutrients.

Yet, it may take more information to guide the nervous novice.

Stay calm, still, silent and safe…

Omicron

There is a new variant that has leveraged our fears about getting everyone vaccinated ASAP.

But is it worth the risk?

Most of us have been convinced it is worth the risk.

“Freedom” seems like it is not a public safety concern at the moment.

Everyone is doing there best to make good decisions and choices at this time.

Please support both freedoms and be calm, kind and safe.

Keeping informed needs to be personal choice and decision.

The Proper Use Of Impressions: Desire Vs. Aversion

In this dialogue, Epictetus is talking to me about the need to work on the proper use of impressions. He is elaborating on Virtue as good and the practice we call a good life.

Epictetus: I wish you would stop reading and writing about philosophy and just live it.

Me: I am doing it. But I am a little sketchy on a few points.

E: It is easier to act on aversion and more complex to act on desire. You can see the problem more clearly when you act on aversion. You already have some habits that will help you change.

M: Common sense, the same kind of sense that makes it a practice to live the ‘good life’. It is better to do this than to write or talk or read about it. But I am not sure if I understand when to start acting on desire as a good habit.

E: That is difficult until you become proficient at living rather than study. As we build stronger and better habits, we learn what we need to do or be. We need to work on desire once we do enough to think more deeply about our life and therefore build more complex habits.

M: So, when I stopped on aversions to me like eating junk food, sugar, alcohol, meat: these bad habits taught me about aversion. But when I took supplements, the desire taught me when they became adverse and I stopped doing it.

E: I guess you are right. But the habits get harder the worse the habit. Sometimes the habits is designed around thought loops that obscure your awareness and will make action improper or confusing at best.

But as we get more grey with our thinking we can illuminate or become more aware of our reality and learn to help ourselves, family and friends. But it is too difficult to help much more than this in one life.

M: I am looking at what I want out of life. The consequences are of the utmost importance to me. I am deciding what is best. How to be or do the best I can.

E: Yes, and that is all any of us can do. Try to do it as much as you can. It is a good life, legacy, it is virtue.

M: You make a good teacher. I am grateful for your help in clearing up these questions of mine.

E: Do me a favor and get on with it as much as you dare. You can help me a lot more than you know. Be a good person, relative or friend.

The Art and Science Of Being Present

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awareness

We are often taught to pay attention or focus or concentrate.

But awareness is more than simple mindfulness.

Some teachers believe it is a state or source of awareness.

There are many ways to practice awareness.

Being attentive is like being mindful.

Being meditative or allowing ‘to be here and now’ as one does a meditation to practice being aware.

Another words, the proof is in the pudding, it is healing to practice awareness through mindfulness and meditation.

And education is key.

Please support the effort, read and write more about awareness.

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UPDATED: (Nov. 24, 2021) Best Black Friday deals in Canada 2021  | National Post
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Who doesn’t like to shop?

What better motivation for getting into the holiday preparation.

So get out those Christmas tree lights and decorations.

Start making your holiday list…

Slowing Down Time

Silently repeat “calm, still, silent”.

Where ever, when ever possible say these three word over and over in all your affairs.

In time you will become mindful of being here.

In time, the hurry and worry will lessen and become more calm, still and silent.

If that is your intent, you will become less stressed and more able to deal with the ups and downs that life serves us all.