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Is there really such a thing as a superfood?
If the idea is that a superfood will do super things, then no.

Yeah, except for quinoa, right? Which is magical or something.
No single food, separate from the overall quality and pattern of diet, exerts a major health effect. If your diet is excellent, no single food will be responsible for the benefits. If your diet is terrible, no single food will compensate.

via Grub Street

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I’m here for you

I am heartbroken and sad and confused for the world today. We are so broken and disconnected from one another and we refuse to talk about it.

Our children are killing themselves. We are killing each other. We’re on serious drugs to dull the pain. We try to do anything and everything to numb the pain we feel in our souls. To ignore what is happening around us. Why?!?

Because we’ve all bought into the world’s story, and what did we get in return? The promise of something “better?” Happiness? A healthier world? Something we can actually be proud of? Imaginary power over others?

Lies and illusions and more empty promises for a better tomorrow.

If we wanted to solve the problems we face, we could, but we choose to let the loudmouths speak for us and elect “leaders” who are more interested in preserving their own interests than doing what is right and just and listening to ALL the people they were elected to represent.

We mistake the rejection of someone’s values for a rejection of the person. Just because we don’t agree with someone doesn’t mean we shouldn’t love and care for them. We can’t just stand there and scream past each other hoping the other person will give up first and bow to our will. We need to listen to each other and respect the other person’s opinions. We can’t make progress any other way.

I am choosing to opt out of the way we have been doing things. It’s not the solution and never will be. If you want a someone to listen to your point of view, even if they don’t agree with it 100%, I’m here. If you need a hug and someone to comfort you, I’m here. If you need a friend or ally or anything at all, I’m here. Call or text me. We can get a beer or chocolate milk or skip stones on a river or lay in the grass and watch clouds or go for a run or just sit in silence on the front porch and listen to the birds tell us their secrets. It’s up to you, but I’m here for you and the world.

Peace and blessings,
jgm

jgmitchell@gmail.com