Followed a link from Stonehearth Newsletters to the recent and very informative Orlando Health article (I recommend you see by clicking any picture on this page) about our powerfully strong emotional connection to food and how that affects both why we eat and our body weight.
Bottom line: our emotional connection to food is established early in life and is reinforced as we grow. We’re either rewarded or reward ourselves for doing something well or comforted when we’re hurt, tired, or upset with flavorful, and usually not so nutritionally sound, foods at times that don’t necessarily correspond with our body’s need for energy-sustaining nourishment. That emotional connection is so strong that it stays with us throughout our lives unless or until we first become aware of that connection and then use that awareness to develop strategies to change our behavior.
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Abraham Lincoln said it clearly only 150 years ago: “With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.” That line has held true through history, and it sure applies to what we as a unified world choose to do about Syria – and our future.
Just look at what’s happened since the Syrians used chemical weapons on their own people on August 21st. International outrage continues to rise while opposition to a retaliatory strike has become nearly unanimous. Even here in the US, where the thought of going it alone is still on the table, the world’s public sentiment is echoed loudly by congressional support that diminishes by the day and public opinion that is in the distinct minority. Read more »
We should not strike Syria in response for their use of chemical weapons on their own people for two reasons: norms are not laws and consequences were never identified before the weapons were used.
First, President Obama was very careful to say that Syria violated international “norms”, not international law, Read more »
Click the photo above for a link to THE CONSCIOUS KITCHEN by Alexandra Zissu. I haven’t read the book yet, but have read the notes, watched a video and want to read it soon. Would love to hear your comments about it.
Click the photo above for a link to GET TO KNOW: Coconut by Sue Chef.