After having a nationally televised panic attack, Dan Harris *knew* he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, he realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had propelled him through the ranks of a hyper-competitive business, but had also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out. Dan wrote 10% Happier because, when he was getting started as a meditator, he couldn't find many introductory books that were geared towards skeptics -or people raised in the age of irony.
I heard Danica Patrick interviewed on Dan Harris' podcast, 10% Happier. I was intregued by what she had to say about meditation and mindfulness, so I borrowed the book from the library. My informal review is the mindfulness chapters are great for beginners. The workouts seem super intense and personally, I don't think everyone ought to be doing intense workouts. The food plan seems, I don't know, too rigid? My attitude about eating well is remove the junk and eat whole foods. It doesn't need to be a rigid plan. I encourage you to be curious, check it out, see if it seems like a good plan for you. Then, get moving and eat well!
P.S. I learned through reading the book that Danica lives part time in downtown Chicago. I am totally going to freak out if I ever run into her! But I have a feeling I can't afford to hang out where she hangs out.
I was in my first fitness group selfie today. We had a sub in Zumba and our regular teacher asked her to take a selfie. Alas, I don't have a copy of the photo, but I can assure you I a) don't dance well and b) had a great time!
Got my first Imperfect Produce box. My son asked "these are imperfect? They look perfectly fine to me." That night we had a butter leaf salad with cucumber and carrots. All perfectly delicious. This morning I ate the grapefruit. It's nice getting a little suprise of fruits and veggies in the mail - but you can customize your order, too.
Yes, yes and yes! I just signed up for a weekly delivery of imperfect organic fruits and veg! I can't wait!!!
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My pantry purge halted when I realized so many of my items have expired - in 2014! And I've also been avoiding Facebook because there has been so. much. killing this past week, starting with lovely man I volunteered with. I need to avoid social media and focus on loving up those near me.
Seems everyone around me is catching a terrible cold. If you got it, this "might" help.
After throwing away a small batch of foods that expired in 2014 (where have I been the last 4 years?) I extracted some instant miso soup and ramen noodles from my cupboard. Perfect, because I was craving both as I walked home from the work in the cold.
The official, clinical "bubbly water" results are in. The pulmonologist gave me an all clear. She said the tech erred on the side of caution by saying I have a mild obstruction. She said it's so mild she wouldn't count it. She did say I need a plan to ramp up my cardio, that I can't expect to jump into a spinning class cold and cycle away like I could at age 20. AND, wait for it, she said "from one bubbly water addict to another, there is no corrolation between bubbly water intake and pulmonolgy function". Yahoo! I left her office and bought myself a LaCroix in celebration.
A bad cold is being passed around my community. Knock on wood, I have dodged it, partly by going to bed before 10 pm. I haven't tried the rest of these tips, but maybe they'll help if you catch it.
I haven't chosen my next pantry item yet, but I have thrown away some items that are not going to be featured here because they have expired! Straight to the trash. What a shame.
Maybe I should do this experiment more often.
I think I'm going to start with black beans. A few years ago I joined Costco and I quickly realized it doesn't suit our family needs - as evidenced by the 6 cans of black beans I STILL have in my pantry. I'm thinking of trying black bean brownies.
February Fun! I am inspired by Pamela Salzman who cleaned out her fridge and pantry in January. In February I'm going to go through my pantry and freezer and make meals from random food I have stashed in there. I'm going to post the adventures here.
I remember asking my Dr, out of curiosity, about a pH diet. She said our pH changes throughout the day, so yeah, no.