I don’t know if any of you have watched this documentary. It’s been on my list to watch, and on June 16th Netflix started showing it. So, on Sunday afternoon I watched it. This documentary is all about how the American public is being lied to by the food industry along with our own government, pharmaceutical companies, and the medical profession regarding a healthy diet. I know, I know, “them be fight’n words”. However, I advise you to watch this documentary and make up your own minds.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting some more information regarding our “healthy diet”, and what it does to your body, what ingredients there are, and how this affects your health. Go and watch What the Health and let me know what you think.
Motivation – I’m just not feeling it, you know? However, I want to get my goals met, so how do I do that while feeling like this? I’ve written down my goals, and figured out my steps. Now, I’ve just got to move!
Self-sabotage is definitely related to your sense of self-worth. Do you want to improve your life? Yes, of course you do. Do you think that you are worth the work and effort that you need to put into this positive change? Probably not. Are you going to let that stop you? Well, that’s up to you, isn’t it?
Just as this quote says, either way that you think, you’re right. So, in my case, I just want to think that I can complete the goals I’ve set out to accomplish. So, with that thought, and not thoughts of sabotage, I’ll keep putting one foot in front of the other, and I hope that you do the same!
My daughter and I finally went to see this movie the other day, and I must say that I was thrilled. I have never read comic books, so my only background for Wonder Woman was that of the 1970’s TV show staring Lynda Carter, so I went into the movie with no preconceived notions.
I have to say that I loved this movie. What a tribute to “female power”. I loved that first and foremost, Diana Prince, along with the rest of the Amazons, both looked like a woman who could fight, and fought like a hardened warrior. These were not super skinny women, these were extremely fit women who could take care of themselves. I also loved the way that Diana Prince walked. She strode with all the confidence in the world. That confidence was breathtaking, and I must say that I want some of that!
I don’t want to give too much away for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, but I loved the movie. In the realm of “power women” movies this is the best so far. I encourage you to watch this, just to see what a confident woman looks like!
Binaural beats are something that I just discovered, and so I thought that I’d write about it here to help spread the word. Binaural means to hear with both ears, and in this case, means to hear two different sounds, one in each ear. The history of this dates back to Carl Stumpf a German philosopher who referred to listening to two separate stimuli for each ear in order to create different effects on the brain.
Today you can go to YouTube and find all different kinds of tones to help with a variety of issues. You can listen to these for relaxation, creativity, anxiety, focus, etc. You can listen to just the tones, or the tones with music. I’ve found that listening to the tones on a very low volume works best for me. I also like listening to the tones along with music. There are quite a few videos on YouTube that let you listen that way.
As a person who is always looking for ways to improve my focus, creativity and reduce my stress levels I found this to be a pretty interesting study of scientific research. Do you use Binaural beats? How do you like it? Has it helped you in life? Let me know in the comments below.
Well, summer has finally shown up! It brought along all its heat and humidity, which I for one could do without. Since it’s here, I’ve decided to set some goals for the next few months, and see how many of them I can accomplish. While I am still battling depression and all-over hopelessness, I’m expecting that positive action will help counter-act my depression.
So, here are my goals for the summer: get my children’s book finished (this includes the illustrations); make curtains for my house; start throwing “stuff” away/give away; finish my home-study program; work on my novel; write stories and exercise.
Just a little set of goals. Now, I’ve got to set-up weekly steps to take so that I can actually get some progress on these. Do you have goals for the summer? Let me know how you plan on accomplishing them, and how you’re doing with them. Let’s encourage each other.
This “spring” has been crazy. We’ve had many days with temperatures in the 40’s and 50’s. Last weekend I cleaned out both fireplaces, and my husband cleaned out the left-over wood in the wood room. So, what kind of weather have we had this week? You guessed it, most days didn’t make it over 60°. The nights went down into the 40’s, and we had no heat. Bring on the afghans! I actually slept with my winter nightgown over my spring nightgown and socks on my feet. The dog was chilly enough to jump up on the bed also. Thank goodness, since I appreciated his warmth! While this has been a bummer as far as enjoying the outside, my state no longer is in a drought, and everything is wonderfully green. However, I really need more than just a few hours of sun peeking through the clouds.
Thankfully, it looks like the sun is coming back, the clouds are in retreat and some warm weather is headed our way. Hopefully not too warm (I can just imagine it being in the 90°’s with 95% humidity this summer). Hope not, but it is New England where it can snow in the morning and be 75° and sunny in the afternoon.
I hope that you’ve been able to get out and enjoy your spring! If you have, let me know what you’ve been doing.
Wage theft commonly refers to workers illegally not being paid their full wages. Usually this refers to low-wage workers who are denied full pay for a variety of reasons. Some of these include: refusing to pay the legal minimum per hour wage, not paying for all hours worked and/or not paying over-time pay. This is a wide-spread problem, and costs the workers in the U.S. approximately $8 billion per year. Obviously, this is another social issue that effects the poor more than others, since earning a minimum wage is not really a sustainable wage. To steal from people like this is particularly nasty.
However, there is another kind of wage theft that also happens. Frequently people are told that their health insurance costs a certain amount and that amount is withheld from their paychecks by their employer to pay their portion of the health insurance costs, only to find out later that what was being withdrawn was a higher amount than the insurance actually cost. This is particularly hard to prove, since (at least in my state) the insurance company will decline to tell you how much your employer-offered health insurance actually costs.
Another type of wage theft is when a “salaried” employee routinely works many hours of overtime, but is not paid because they are considered “salaried”. The usual answer for not paying salaried workers is that they will be “given” the same number of hours as extra time off. However, trying to receive any of that promised time off is difficult, to say the least.
This whole concept is particularly evil, since you have a right to be paid for the work that you do, and you should have the right to find out exactly how much your own health insurance costs. Has any of this happened to you or to anyone you know? If so, let me know in the comments below. I’ve included some links below that give you more information regarding this issue.