Something to Think About

It’s the digital age, information and noise hold hands and are ubiquitous. The only thing left out is you and me. When we temporarily stop the flow of information and noise we capture moments for ourselves. Our minds refresh. We gain clarity as our brains sort the information into bins of useful an useless. Think it’s time to unplug for a few moments? 

A Better Life ~ Decide for Yourself

Don’t let anyone pull your chain. Decide for yourself what is right or wrong or what isn’t worth your time. When we allow others to flick the switches to our emotions we forfeit control to them. Block out negative forces. Embrace those forces which want your best.

Today’s Poem ~ The Answer

The Answer

Grantland Rice

When the battle breaks against you and the crowd forgets to cheer
  When the Anvil Chorus echoes with the essence of a jeer;
  When the knockers start their panning in the knocker’s nimble way
  With a rap for all your errors and a josh upon your play—
  There is one quick answer ready that will nail them on the wing;
  There is one reply forthcoming that will wipe away the sting;
  There is one elastic come-back that will hold them, as it should—
  Make good.

  No matter where you finish in the mix-up or the row,
  There are those among the rabble who will pan you anyhow;
  But the entry who is sticking and delivering the stuff
  Can listen to the yapping as he giggles up his cuff;
  The loafer has no come-back and the quitter no reply
  When the Anvil Chorus echoes, as it will, against the sky;
  But there’s one quick answer ready that will wrap them in a hood—
  Make good.


Today’s Health Tip ~ Is Black Garlic Healthy

Black Garlic is a Winner

Black garlic is higher in antioxidants than raw garlic and offers several health benefits. Black garlic is created through an extensive fermentation and aging process in which raw, white garlic bulbs are kept between 140 and 190 F (60 to 87 C) at high humidity for long periods — sometimes up to a month. This process causes the color, texture and taste of the entire bulb to change. Black garlic is a natural anti-inflammatory,  . . . black garlic can help with overall brain health. Black garlic contains two to three times more antioxidants than raw garlic as a result of the fermentation process. Black garlic can reduce LDL “bad” cholesterol and increase your body’s HDL “good” cholesterol.


Today’s Good Word ~ Guide

We all need a guide or we get lost. What or who are you using for a guide? Is it leading you to become more fully human, more alive? Choose a guide that will want the best for you, will not take advantage of you, and will liberate you from your fears and all that holds you back. The road ahead isn’t easy, it’s marked with challenges, your guide will prepare you for the challenges you will meet. 

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