Taming ego and letting go of anger.

This really strikes a cord with me today. It’s not something I would ever write, but I have said some of these things. All in all, an excellently written piece that I thought I’d share. =)

 

The Power Within

Anger is energy, and most of the time we misdirect our energy. If we spend our energy complaining, pointing fingers of blame and concentrating on who’s “right” and what’s “wrong”, instead of talking like adults and honestly try to understand and heal the situation, maybe learning to peacefully respond to each unique circumstance rather than reacting to them, to learn that we are, in fact, only draining away the creative energy it takes to solve the problem. Instead of bringing a catalyst for change, anger becomes an excuse for staying stuck.

egoLetting go of anger, self-pity, and self-righteousness can be a powerful decision. It runs counter to our society’s emphasis on who’s “right” and who’s” wrong”.

When anger is nurtured there are no winners. It truly doesn’t matter who’s “right” or who’s “wrong” because, the end result is that all the parties become losers. Relationships are lost, experiences are…

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The Absurdity of “Being Good” As A Writer

This is all too true. My distinct feeling on this is that there is room for all of us on bookshelves and e-readers, and as a community, we should all be more supportive of one another. Though I openly admit, some people make it very hard to be supportive of their work. However, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. (I officially just became my Grandmother!)

Sass & Balderdash

The moment you realize you can conjure a tempest with words you’ll be ruined. Whether or not you start legitimizing the title on your business cards or writing under a nom de plume, the madness will start seeping in. The vulnerability of exposing yourself between the lines makes all of us writers our harshest critics, and many of us strive toward the elusive goal of “being good”—yet we have outrageous expectations as to what that actually entails.

For most, “being good” entails a bestselling book, a blog whose posts explode with comments within minutes of a post being published, a website whose content routinely goes viral, or a dedicated fan club whose members beg to have their unmentionables autographed. For some, “being good” happens when you get your articles featured on websites whose traffic, numbered in the thousands, makes your bank account balance into an embarrassment. For a handful, “being…

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Demi Lovato: ‘If people really knew how dark my struggles got…’

This is such an honest interview about her struggles. How many artists openly admit to being bipolar, eating disorders, and self-harm? Very few. She HAS been honest all the way through, unlike so many others, so whether you love her or hate her, you’ve got to have some respect for what she’s been through on a public sphere. I think she’s a beautiful girl, I’ve always thought so, and I think her message of staying strong is important for everyone suffering from any form of depression or pain of any kind.

Be your own best advocate and even when the going gets tough, don’t back down!!

 

Pineapple: Nature’s Forgotten Super Food

Awesome info on the health and healing benefits of pineapple. I love it and it always makes me feel better.

 

Sentient Metaphysics

Pineapple health benefits and medicinal properties of the fruit.
Complete with Golden Splice Pineapple health shake.

The pineapple was originally from Brazil (though there are different varieties found elsewhere in the world). The pineapple was spread by natives around South America and eventually to the Caribbean and the Indies – and hit Europe in the 1400s.  Traditionally societies in South America have used pineapples to reduce digestive upset and irritation.

Pineapple Health Benefits

Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain.  It is the bromelain, found mainly in the core of the pineapple, which causes most people to feel a burning or stinging sensation in their mouth when eaten. Bromelain is a protein-digesting (proteolytic) enzyme complex which is able to hydrolyze or break down a wide variety of protein types in a range of both acid and alkaline environments.

This has fairly obvious health benefits when you consider that many of the

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We Are In The Era Of “Nightmare” Bacteria And Nobody Seems To Care

This is scary as all get out. I don’t believe I’ve taken an antibiotic in about five years, but I also believe in letting my body heal itself, even if that means I’m sick for a few extra days. Knowing your body really well will help you avoid being on medication unless you truly need it, so listen and remember that cold, flu, & virus season is never truly gone. Do whatever you can to keep you & yours from getting sick.

Moreover, what the fuck is everyone doing pumping antibiotics into animals?! And they wonder why this shit happens?! It’s enough to make me sick to my stomach. In fact, I just lost my appetite.

100 symptoms of Fibromyalgia

For everyone who makes it sound like Fibromyalgia will get better or simply go away. Nice try. Making a photocopy of this for future reference.

The Supremes.

Well said.

whiny baby

Goodbye, DOMA and Prop 8! In a move I can only imagine was a going away present for me, today the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and essentially paved the way for marriage equality in California by removing a pesky (read: totally disgusting) piece of legislation called Proposition 8. This is a major win for everyone in the country who believes that personal prejudice or religious belief should not, and cannot, be legislated in the United States of America. I am proud to be on the right side of history. And now I get to attend the weddings of all of my friends!

However, not everyone is so pleased this morning. I made a mistake in reading the comment threads on articles celebrating the decisions and now I must share with you two of the most ridiculous arguments against the Supreme Court’s ruling:

1) “The…

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