Sunday, July 31, 2011

Starbucks Double Shot, Extra Foam Cappuccino- Hold The TOXIC Chemicals

Add ImageI stopped by my neighborhood Starbucks this afternoon to get a caffeine boost for my Sunday afternoon hike. As I was waiting at the coffee bar I was greeted by this sign:

What in the world was acrylamide? I had never heard of it before, but I was intrigued, so I came home and looked it up and this is what I found:
Acrylamide is a neurotoxin/carcinogen that is showing up in many of our processed, fried, roasted and baked foods. It is of major concern because of its long term ingestion and exposure is linked to cancer, neurological disorders and infertility. It turns out what we don't know, may in fact hurt us.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

There is Freedom...

There is FREEDOM in knowing that this journey is much simpler then I made it out to be.
That I will NEVER spend a single cent more buying into another diet fad, shake, meal bar, meeting, or false promise.
That I will never have to count another CALORIE again, EVER.
That weight loss is the byproduct and NOT THE FOCUS of living a balanced and healthy life.
That I will eat REAL FOOD that my grandmother, great grandmother and her mother would recognize.
That eating is an ADVENTURE to be explored and not feared.
That spotted and and 'aesthetically challenged' produce may in fact have the best FLAVOR.
That buying farm fresh local & organic is worth the investment in myself and my FUTURE.
That good clean water is DELICIOUS!
That foods taste best NAKED-without labels .;)
That local family farmers are the true ROCKSTARS of this generation.
That Mother Nature is the true MASTER CHEF.
That buying food that spoils is a GOOD THING.
That I feel great when I fuel my body with food and NOT CHEMICALS.
That I can COOK WELL without the use of either a can opener or a microwave.
That when I buy local I vote with my dollar and support my COMMUNITY .
That cooking with wholesome ingredients is the truest expression of LOVE for myself and my family.
That this is MY LIFE and I will do everything in my power to nourish my body so that I can PLAY HARD, LAUGH OFTEN AND LIVE WELL!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Journey Without Shortcuts

The Journey Without Shortcuts
(exerts taken from a poem by Melissa Wagner)

The Journey traveled without shortcuts,
is a journey worth taking.
For there are no shortcuts,
to any place worth going.

The destination does not matter,
but the Journey to it does.

So travel hard,
and travel well.
Choose your companions wisely.

Never look back,
always move forward.
But don't forget either.

In the Journey of life,
There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.