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My name is Jenay (JZapp), I was born in the hurricane season circa 1974, which makes perfect sense, because I certainly do like ta shake shit up. I am a writer. I write & write & write, that’s what I do. I came out of the womb with a fat lip from fighting off the earthlings tryin’ to pull me out onto this godforsaken land. No doubt I was snapping gum (if a toothless baby could snap gum), sporting a green sun visor, brandishing a pen & white legal pad, making lists & taking notes. It was September 18th, which was the five year anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix, bell-bottoms were en vogue, Eric Clapton’s cover of “I Shot the Sheriff” just hit the Billboard top 100, & it was fondly the era of the sexual revolution, better known as “Free Love.”

I knew how to write before I could talk or walk if that makes any sense. If writing was a faucet of running gold…. I would be the Queen of England, Egypt, and 12 other great empires. I would live in a golden castle with a golden cat & eat golden cucumbers. Diamond chips would be shooting out of my fingertips. Writing is what I do best. It’s how I live. It’s what I know. It’s timeless. It’s healing. It’s cathartic. It releases unwanted emotions. It exonerates. It liberates. It validates. It vindicates. It provides resolutions, answers, clues, closure, knowledge, information, wisdom, comic relief & enlightenment. I NOW HAVE THREE published books available on Amazon.com.

I am most definitely a wordsmith. Frankly, I have way too much fun with words, I can’t resist. I have some serious spunk & there’s no denyin’ my audacious attitude. I am my own brand of freelance writer & reporter of current, relevant, buzzworthy topics. I write colorful articles, create moods, stir things up, am brutally honest & have no apologies, & if ya don’t like me, oh well.

I’d like to think that my writing style is a blended firestorm of bursting color, & a healthy trail mix of Saturday Night Live, Sarah Silverman, Marisa Peer, Esther Hicks, Bob Marley, Bono, Kathy Lee & Hoda, Jimmy Fallon & a tiny sweet little dash of the Royal Renegade of radio… Dr. Michael Savage. I am a melting pot of many influential people. You don’t have to agree with me. I don’t have to always be right. I will say it how I see it, anyway.
I am a poet. I claim poetic license to the max, in or out of rhyme. I am an Artist of Word Art. What I write is deliberate. The English language is a “living” language that is still evolving. It’s not Latin. “Proper” grammar or sentence structure, etcetera, etcetera… may or may not apply here, thereof. So those of you who either may be nitpickers or English majors, put on some sunglasses, put your feet up, & flip on some tunes, cause nobody’s countin’ commas at this party.

If you read through my blog (Tap FOLLOW!)… you will find that I am a bit of a diplomat, pleasantly patriotic and am quite an ambassador for female empowerment and principles. I’m also a tried & true Culinary Grad, a foodie for sure, & recently embarked upon a Vegan lifestyle, so I feature plenty of nutrient-rich intel. As a “recovered addict,” reformed Catholic, abuse & rape survivor, I am a significant advocate for addicts, those in recovery, victims of abuse, animal rights, anyone ready to embrace their power & improve the quality of their life. I wear a hero helmet most days that reads: “power to the people” on the front, and “justice” on the back. I believe in equality, respect, unity, peace, & the eternal Divine force of Universal Law.

Furthermore, I am an Empath. This means I have the gift of clairsentience which loosely translated, means: “clear sensing.” And thus, I have a supersonic capacity to feel, sense energy & experience everything in detailed technicolor. Empathic souls absorb more than non-empathic people. We typically have a deeper understanding of life… & not by choice. We are born sensitives. I literally feel the pain of a wine-soaked drowning fruit fly. It gets even more amplified when I’m high… lol. Look out! She’s a philosopher!

This hyper-developed sensory perception has given me the ability to channel intel from higher dimensions, & over years of continued contact, I have become fluent in these transmissions via writing. In addition, empaths are the arch nemesis of narcissists… which is probably why I tend to have a bone to pick (more like 5 or 10) with any kind of controlling, egocentric, self- serving, dictatorial non-diplomacy.

What I stand for is non-denominational, non-affiliated, nonpartisan & all-inclusive. I am an amplifier of goodness & Light. It could be said that I am a proactive agent for the greater good. I espouse positive thinking. I consider myself a leader in the Conscious Revolution, a Light Guide/Life Coach/Spiritual advisor all rolled into the cool girl next door. Thanx for reading!
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Circa 2018: Addiction is not a disease

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It takes Demi Lovato to get a Narcan shot back to life for people to restart a conversation about addiction? What about Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell, Tom Petty, Michael Jackson, Shannon Hoon, Layne Staley, Scott Weiland, Whitney Houston… shall I go on??

Do you know how many times I witnessed right before my eyes… an overdose, someone turn cold, turn blue, drop to the floor, eyes roll back, & First Responders were called to the scene to administer a Narcan shot to save their lives? DOZENS, on the streets of Philadelphia, daily, back in the 90s & early 2000s. What about the 1000s EVERY DAY across the country dropping like flies, selling their bodies & souls? These people are nameless, faceless, & go unnoticed every single day just because they are “insignificant citizens,” or laypeople, if you will. Dozens right this minute are shooting poison into their veins. Every second in America, kids are getting that deadly sweet rush from a little blue bag or a crushed up Opiod pill. Heroin & Opiod pills, subutex, suboxone, fentanyl patches, methadone are all one in the same, if ya ask me.

With all due respect… Demi Lovato takes one too many pills, & all of a sudden the news media & online community holds up candles & sets balloons free into the sky & then holds a god damn conference on the “disease” of addiction & how it’s just like Cancer… but WORSE… they just said on GMA. Wow. What a misnomer, if I ever heard one.

Addiction is NOT A DISEASE. It’s a product of an unhealed society, war, a dysfunctional culture, poverty & low income demographics, a broken educational system, broken family dynamics, abused & mistreated children, cold closed hearts, malnourished souls & unhealthy eating. Addiction is a mistake, that must be learned from in order to not repeat. Flawed behavior, flawed patterns & programs… that must be redirected & then rewired. Morbidly obese people feel the same irresistible propensity toward food that “addicts” do toward substance abuse. The only “disease” we should be addressing is the dis-EASE or non peace in the mind, heart, body & soul that resulted from various buried, built up, accrued reasons via past pains & past lives. In the case of a person in the throes of an active addiction, the “wounded craving center” just so happens to have a louder mouth than the soul’s clear expression.

There is a very easy solution for the problem of addiction… CLEAR TOXIC KARMA, & rebuild from the inside out with SELF LOVE. What is self love you ask? Well, we learn how to love ourselves properly & efficiently via developing a connection with our higher self. The problem with our society today, is that everyone seems to be “spiritually bankrupt” for all intents & purposes. The only true way to experience self love is via having a relationship with our light bodies, not just our physical ones. We connect & develop this by learning how to meditate, not self medicate. We learn mindfulness & gratitude, communion with nature, clean eating, Chakra recalibration, breath & body work, reconnecting with our Divinity.

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{Calling all serial rehabers, “lifers,” addicts & recovering addicts….!}

Join a wellness center, a hot yoga class, get acupuncture, Reiki, a good massage… heck… run a friggin marathon or join a gym, stir up those trusty endorphins! Work with a holistic recovery center or healer. Get some balls, get help, ween off the shit, whittle down your desire, practice a little good ole fashion self-discipline, & CHOOSE to walk down a cleaner path. CHOOSE different people, places, & things. Relapses happen. So what. One day, THEY JUST WON’T ANYMORE. Score!

Why? Cause ADDICTION IS NOT A DISEASE. It is a symptom of a malfunctioning mind that must be rebooted, like you would a computer. If a person wants to be free enough from the merry go round of fruitless addiction… They can CHOOSE to walk along a different path. No one is CHAINED to an addictive disposition. Just because nature, nurture, mental illness, depression, criminal behavior, indigence, a bad marriage, bad parents, bad habits, self pity, or poor education, hygiene & nutrition play a role in keeping a person stuck in a negative pattern of weakness… doesn’t mean an obese person cannot lose weight with diet & exercise. An addictive personality can retrain the brain just as well… if they seek to.

No one said it was a walk in the park, sunshine & daydreams, ice cream cones & lollipops… everything in life is a process, but it sure as shit pays off in the end, & definitely beats hitting rock bottom like a dumb ass every time the high wears off. Come join the grown ups… we have fun too. Our fun doesn’t crash or withdraw.

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Ode to Doubt: Yerrrrr Out!

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Ode to Doubt

Get out, doubt! Ya big fat hungry cow. Today I am choosing to live in the worry-free zone of the NOW.

You will not come between me & my passion. I have a love affair to nourish, a fortune to fashion. I have a heart to expand, horizons to stretch. My fuel is FAITH, I have higher planes to catch.

Doubt, you are no pal of mine. Belief is my partner in crime. You won’t  be leaving me in a pickle, with your bad attitude, & uncertainty that’s fickle. Your conniving little riddles no longer rock the boat, cause trust is my companion that keeps these water wings afloat.

I will invite you in, only if you win. I invited the fun, cause it already won. I invite flexible freedom, cause it casts no fears. I invite small pleasures, cause they make memorable days into valuable years.

Get out doubt! You’re just a pushy little swine. You only clutter, close, & callous the mind. Take a sabbatical, a retreat, a long overdue vaycay… dash off to where the warm sea-salted breeze can whittle all your whining away.

Doubt, you are young, dumb, foolish & unrefined. You’re undecided, scared & wasting my time. The tiny little space you rented in the house of my head is foreclosed. You no longer take up residence, are no longer opposed.

You may no longer stay, make me pay, ruin my day. Your time has expired… your fired! You’re just so plain uncouth & so rude, that I’ve decided to replace you with  little Miss Gratitude.

I burnt the box you were in, chimney swept you out. It’s time to go, my dear, please don’t scream & shout. Because I can’t hear you, I listen only to LOVE speak. The rat tales you spun are meager, hapless & weak.

Oh dear lovely sunshine… when you paint the skies today with your ray-filled brush of sorts… I will honor only the blessings that Miss glorious Gratitude courts. I will focus on benefits, bounty, beauty & wealth. I will embrace the sounds, the smells, the gifts of good health.

I look, I see, I acknowledge, I feel, I know. I allow, I am acquainted, I am connected, I flow. I am receptive & open, my heart is sparkly & spacious, my soul is on fire, my spirit is vivacious. I sit & bask, sleep or relax, take the scenic route & drive for miles. Doubt, you’re only a raindrop… in a bucket of contagious smiles.

Rowdy Doubty-pants… I’ve unpaved your silly plans. Sunshine & happiness are my newest friends & fans.

Sport that Diamond sparkly crown, give it all you’ve got! Flip that frown upside down, run & jump & hop! Life is good 🙂

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Be gone doubt! Steeeeee-rike!! Yer OUT!!!

…Bitch-ass.

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Believing in your Dreamz: A commentary

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Anyone can write a book.

Whatever that book may be… it has to be believed in. If the Author doesn’t believe in the book, it will get lost in the sauce, get the shaft, & most likely be archived on a dusty shelf some place. That said, authoring a book & then standing behind it, takes a bit of brawn, a bit of courage, a bit of belief, & a bit of serious faith, especially when the content of the book was built from your own core convictions. In this case, the required level of faith is much more significant.

I can’t hide behind an imaginative fictional story I made up. Instead, it’s raw, real, authentic & uncensored, like when a person wear’s their heart on their sleeve sorta thing. I’m putting myself out there so to speak. It takes a bit more bravery & just a dash more dignity. It’s like when a comic jumps on stage for her debut & thinks: “But what if no one laughs?!” And then against all odds, she’s puts ’em all in stitches & makes ’em pee their pants. I won’t make ya pee your pants. But I will shmooze ya with good humor & wild oats. But hey, if ya wanna pee your pants, it’s all you, bra…

I am a one man band that uses all readily available tools to publish my work independently. Self publishing is widely accessible & user-friendly in our current culture. It looks like a bunch of people do it all the time, & somehow it looks easy & effortless. Well, it’s certainly not. It’s a thorough undertaking that must be meticulously crafted & flawlessly executed, & that takes a conscious awareness & core commitment that is unprecedented. Just sayin’…

I’m not trying to boast. I’m not here to conquer, compare or compete. I’m sure there is something for everyone out there in the great mega-verse melting pot of vast sprawling publications. As an Author with a mission, & a message, I’d like to acknowledge how  we are now spotting the map quite generously these days. There’s also quite an emergence of those of us rockin’ enterprises such as seminars, retreats, programs, plans, workshops, cruises, classes, speaker forums, & live symposiums that are extensions of our books.

Everybody claims to have the answer. Everybody’s got the secret formula. Everybody’s got the trendy assessment or clever fix. Everybody’s got the perfect route to freedom & fortune. Everybody’s a coach, mentor & motivational leader. Everybody’s got that thing that everybody else wants. And believe me, I think that this wildly exuberant display of global self expression is glorious. Furthermore, freedom of the press, speech, & religion via the First Amendment is also glorious.

I’m all for these inspiring schools of thought & brands of armchair philosophy, hard core study or just plain depth of life experience. But, there is so many of these self proclaimed gurus now-a-days. We are popping up everywhere it seems, with a website & a buy now button. I’m guilty. We all seem to want to give sage advice, teach tight programs & strategic success plans. It can indeed be over whelming. Instead of seeing that one shiny gem, it blends all together instead like a big fat blinding blob.

Reaching people is an Author’s forte, & making a positive difference with every page turned, is the dream realized. We write because it is our passion. We write because we feel there is a need in our community for what we have to say. Folks are always striving to be better people in some way. People are always looking for improvements & ways to make their lives easier, brighter, balanced, healthy, wealthy, enjoyable, organized, & efficient with more time & less stress & worry.

I’ve stood in long lines to catch sum of those good rays, from all the greats. My bookshelves are buckling & my folders, favorites, & emails are madly multiplicitous with said self-proclaimed gurus. I’m a fan. I’m super supportive of all these self liberating trains to paradise, for sure. Choo! Choo! All aboard! And as much as I do indeed support everybody else’s dreams, I am here today to specifically endorse mine.

So then, before you hop any other train, wait right here first & let me show you something that may be a better deal. Allow me to buff out the blurr & hone in on my little shiny book gem. Not to toot my own horn, but, the new book I’m about to launch just may well be all you need to move forward on any path of personal of development. Brace yourself… here comes that special author belief thing I mentioned earlier… 🙂

>>>>>The principles in the book ooze enthusiasm for life lived in thee most advantageous way. With unhindered advancement, uninhibited character, & unbridled energy, said Author (me)… will bedazzle you with her flow. And, I am not just saying that cause I’m her. 🙂 The reader will benefit thereof, instantly… without having to make a commitment to a project, program, schedule, timetable, or special engagement, & without having to purchase a ticket for a show, take off, attend some pricey weekend retreat or sign up for a webinar yay long & with yay one-time-fee. Not to mention, said reader will be entertained the whole way through with comic relief that is woven right in so silky smooth… like Fluff-a Nutt-a Butt-a & a brotha from anotha motha…

I’m not gonna give my book away for free. My TM teacher back in the 90s, told us that he was charging each of us a fee for the program, because he believed that if ya invest in something, you will be more likely to pay attention, take it seriously, & thus take advantage of it. Turned out to be true. As a result, I diligently learned the skill of Transcendental Meditation effectively at that time. I practice it to this day. I’d say that it was worth every penny. That said, the cost of my book will be reasonable & better yet, like you scored it on the buried discount rack in the far corner of Books-a-million on a rainy day with a scone & cinnamon latte in hand.

I’m writing this little briefing to invite people in. If you are pretty much alone in the world like me, weird things go through your mind like, what if no one shows up? What if no one cares? Not having a significant other, parents, brothers, sisters, cousins, kids or a close circuit of local friends & family that you know for sure will be there indefinitely to support you… kinda feels a little risky to say the least. And no… I don’t belong to a Church. And no.. that’s not what I need or something. Love when people say that. Anyway, basically… I have nothing to lose, everything to gain, & I would be a damn hypocrite, if I didn’t move forward on my path fearlessly despite the whistling tumble weed.

My #1 fan has paws & a tail & if Miss Moose the cat could talk & type, she would be my advocate & agent, I’m quite sure. Special thanks to all my wonderful colleagues & sweetheart clientele at the restaurant, for being so interested & supportive of the fierce creative endeavor I’ve embarked upon with untamed spirit. And to all my friends, fam & loyal fans spread out across the miles, who continue to read, give feedback & show love… your presence is Golden

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This new much anticipated book I’m about to launch, is about living your dreams & manifesting prosperous winnings every moment of every day from here on out… from the inside out. So if that is what I set out to do, than by God, Sally… I’m gonna do it! No matter what the little cretin nitpicking voices yip yap inside my head… the thick brawn of this Author… will believe & achieve with sure SUCCESS. I won’t accept anything less at this point. You are either in it to win it, or not in it at all, in my view.

That said, you are invited to join me on the crusade to vibrate at a higher frequency, be best versions, & live life to the fullest. All ya have ta do, is grab your copy as soon as it pops on the scene.

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Autumn 2017

Magnetic Prosperity

The dawn of dreams

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Phases

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We all go through phases: the ebb & flow of humanhood. Ups, downs, highs, lows, in’s, out’s, smiles, frowns. There is a time & a season for all things under the sun. No matter how cheap, fleeting, undeniably rash… these phases may appear to be at times… they are true to our nature, at the very core of our DNA strands & thus very notable indeed.

We are endowed with human tendencies that are riddled with fancy cologies & conditions & isms. We are a breed of people that yes… innately have a lush fondness for things BUT… also indefinitely harbor a rather intense disdain for things. We have moods & attitudes; raging hormones & health conditions; standpoints & viewpoints; beliefs & standards. Often, we wake up not only on the wrong side of the bed, but face down on the floor board next to it.

I am compelled to say: we humans are just birthed with a sense of juxtaposition toward our fellow man & numerous thankless things, at that. We like to fight, argue, pick on each other, scrap, spat, spar, tussle, bicker & rumble. We enjoy healthy competition, formidable opposition, a dispute, a good debate, a daring challenge.

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I feel good about the idea though, that we all experience this very same feature, because it’s a joining commonality. Human hood is strewn with beautiful blending energies of similarity & oneness through our shared common differences. And, this appears to be the great paradox of the 3-dimensional realm.

That said, let us celebrate our feuding qualities & conflicting characteristics. Let’s be grateful for our enemies & oppositions… for they neutralize the air of extremity, balance the high tide of compulsion, secure the grounding cord of our convictions & bless us with the kind of challenges that either prove our theories further or force us to reevaluate deeper… tighten our game so to speak. At best, even inspire us to be better individuals.

“Anything that annoys you, is teaching you patience. Anything that angers you, is teaching you forgiveness & compassion. Anyone who leaves you, is teaching you how to stand on your own two feet. Anything that has power over you, is teaching you how to take that power back. Anything you hate, is teaching you unconditional love. Anything you fear, is teaching you the courage to overcome it. Anything you can’t control, is teaching you how to let go.” –The Law Of Attraction Videos

Keep your friends close; keep your enemies closer. Be vigilant. Observe. Learn the lessons that are indeed offered & revealed via opposition. Sight the signs, spot the symbols, coincidences, messages, red flags & green lights. Any one or thing that may appear to be said “enemy” is only just the Universe declaring a friendly voice of either reason or validation; &/or also providing us with the possibility of another better more beneficial path. A redirect, if you will. An escape route you may or may not have known you needed.

On many occasions, said enemy has only really appeared before you on the screen of your experience to give your chosen position a healthy test that essentially questions your faith, & dedication, thus determining how sturdy it really is. Then you may make adjustments &/or improvements accordingly depending on how well you fare.

The devil’s advocate is actually a sheep dressed in wolf’s clothes. Our only battle we ever have is with our ability to speak our truth, know ourselves, love unconditionally, & then go forth to live our dreams with no regrets. The only war we are engaged in, is the war with self-doubt, fear, scarcity, lack & limitation.

It’s probably then a good idea to suit up with the gear of FAITH & be armed with the sword & shield of

KNOWING. Ideally, we should position our minds to disbelieve in any false idea of an evil militia outside of ourselves seeking to attack our best interest & highest good with bad news. There is no bad news. Only good news. Fling up the antenna & perceive the real deal: the only “enemy” is within. Period.

When life hands ya lemons, don’t just make lemonade… make lemon meringue pie, lemon cake, lemon cookies, Lemon snow cones, lemon drop shots, plant lemon trees & then go back & set up a stand & make more lemonade for the whole darn neighborhood! Be triumphant today. Respond, react, cope, accordingly. Our true point of power is within our ability to handle life. It’s not what happens to us, it is indeed how we respond to it… & how we handle it. Handle it graciously & gracefully, no matter what happens. The rewards will be generous & handsomely distributed to the “good sport.”

Don’t be a sore loser or a poor me Polly, a violent Valerie, road-rage Ronnie, Angry Allen or Betsy blamer. Rise to the occasion, don’t just bite the bullet, but chew it like Bubble Yum, blow a nice big bubble & then decide to take antagonism &/or defeat out for ice cream on a sunny day 🙂

 

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America the Beautiful

Beads of jewel, fire & sharp gem sparks that infuse the empty blue dusk sky. An open horizon stretching with skylines of grey & pastel watercolor just quiet above the main street hustle. Little birds play. Pigeons paint the park. Trees rustle up high. The American flag is streaming live & proud.

Today is the 241st anniversary of our nation’s formal founding. The name America, though, is much older, dating back at least 510 years. America was named after Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512.) And although history has it’s disputes over original settlers, land, & territory… I think it is safe to say that we celebrate on July 4th as a united community of all breeds, colors & creeds.

We are a giant fondue pot of blended personalities, views, beliefs, & cultures. We are free to express & experience life to the fullest here. Our human rights are protected. The Amendments protect & serve us. We are certainly blessed to have this land we call: Home… & also so very blessed to have each other in it. Happy birthday, United States of America.

We salute You!

 

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Circa2017

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Rules of Edible Engagement

LqZP1EMN“Eat Food, not too much, mostly plants” is what our species has done for hundreds of thousands of years. It’s good universal advice that is timeless & has been proven effective.

Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. Eat food that comes from a plant, not made in one. Food that doesn’t need a label is what nature intended. Pluck it off the vine, off the tree, up from the dirt if ya can.

If you are gonna choose to eat meat, treat it like a treat, eat it once a week. Consider dairy alternatives. Purchase only local organic humanely farm raised fare. Regard seafood as sacred. Behave accordingly.

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Eat deliberately to enjoy & savor texture, flavor & the moment to moment experience. Eat s-l-o-w-e-r. Take your time. Try to spend as much time enjoying the meal as it took to prepare it. Appreciate your bites. Chew mindfully. Pick out a smaller plate, bowl or cup. Eat in smaller portions. Stop before your full.

Enjoy food in good company. Eating is a celebration with others, a tribute to your health. Recognize in the moment how food is serving your nutritional needs. Praise the beauty of its nourishment. There is pleasure in eating. Sit, cherish, relax & chew cheerfully.

Be in bright spirits with merry thoughts. Cultivating a relaxed, non-punitive attitude toward food is essential to the dissemination of nutrients & the assimilation of their benefits. Being anxious about eating is not the ideal. Make your everyday default practice, one that is nurturing.

“All things in moderation, including moderation” —Oscar Wilde.

That said…break the rules once in a while. Go ahead & share dessert with guiltless zest!

Eat many colors. Propose a toast. Say grace. Always tip your server generously & always hug the Chef! Bon appetit! Cheers!

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In Defense of Food PBS Documentary Film by: Michael Pollan

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