From Karma to Grace: Moving Beyond the 4 Archetypes of Survival
Bodyshaming is a pervasive form of prejudice, found in cyber bullying, critiques of celebrities appearances, at work and school, and in public places for everyday Americans. People who are battling obesity face being stereotyped as lazy, incompetent, unattractive, lacking willpower, and to blame for their excess weight. (more…)
WHAT ARE THE 4 NOBLE TRUTHS?
Buddhism’s four truths are called noble because they liberate us from suffering. They are the basic teaching of Buddhism. You do not have to be a believer or follower of any religion to understand that suffering is part of the human experience and something we all encounter. (more…)
The average American consumes about 32 teaspoons of sugar per day, which amounts to 77 pounds of sugar per year. And it’s not completely our fault. We know sugar can be found in obvious products, such as sodas, candy, and ice cream but it is also added to almost all processed foods. For example (more…)
Stress is the body’s natural defense against predators and danger, know as the “fight-or-flight” mechanism. It floods the body with cortisol and adrenaline to prepare the body’s system to confront or avoid danger. This mechanism was designed for our ancestors that were faced with the predatory threat of being eaten by a lion. Once that threat was resolved normal body function would return to normal. The problem we face today is the unbearable level of stress we put upon ourselves keeping our bodies in that constant state of stimulation.
The food industry constantly confuses consumers. Some of the basic reasons why people are misled is because terms such as natural, non-GMO, trans-fat free, or kosher do not have consistent definitions for consumers to follow. Without clear standards or definitions, these claims are not informative of the true nutritional content of the food in question.