sábado, 19 de outubro de 2013

quinta-feira, 17 de outubro de 2013

Eat Mindfully

Primeiro excerto:

"During the 25 years I have eaten exclusively vegetarian (the last 15 years of which have been completely plant-based), I have noticed a reaction that has not been described here, and which I call "the Vegasm."
I am usually in control of what I eat: packing lunches, calling ahead at restaurants, and filling out my response cards for social events with requests for vegan entrees. A vegasm, in contrast, is the out-of-control excitement I feel when I'm surrounded by vegan foods, particularly if in an unexpected place."
Nunca tinha pensado assim, mas realmente... :p
"How to avoid the Vegasm Trap
As a community dedicated to wellness and vitality, we're connected by our commitment to eating in a healthy and sustainable manner. However, I believe we must strive to be mindful as possible about what and how much we eat, in order to achieve our optimal health potential. This is true for everyone, not just us plant-based folks. 
The solution? 

Mindful eating. 

It's not a new concept, but it's one that has gained popularity in recent years. Studies show that we are suckers for eating till the bag (or package, plate or tray) is empty. It's common to ignore how we feel or what we need. 

Here are some ideas that I have used that may keep you out of the trap.
1. Bless your food after a breath. 
A moment of being thankful for the meal we're about to eat and a consideration of where and how it got to our plate may slow down the fork-mouth production line and put the brain back in control. A full breath in and out considering how much we need to eat is powerful.
2. Use smaller utensils.  
There is no doubt that our plates and serving pieces have grown along with our waistlines. I recently reordered a few replacement forks and spoons for a 20 year-old cutlery set and the new pieces where at least 25% larger than the exact same pattern I bought in the past. And the same is true for plates, water glasses and trays. Using salad plates, salad forks, juice glasses and teaspoons as a routine at a meal reduces the amount we eat.
3. Stock your fridge and pantry at eye level with the healthy and plant-based items and make it hard to reach the treats. 
We respond to what we see and unfortunately, we tend to keep our fruits and vegetables keeps hidden in the crisper.  Putting the peaches, berries, carrots and celery, all washed and ready to grab, in a place where we see them first on opening up the icebox helps guide us towards good choices.
4. Sit and chew.  
I do not know how many meals I eat standing, but sitting at a table, sharing conversation, paying attention to colors, textures and tastes are the way most meals where eaten in our parents' youth. In addition, recognizing that digestion begins in the mouth and that chewing foods slowly and completely, something that has been referred to as Chewdiasm, enhances our nutrition and reduces our calories will help us maintain control.
5. Remember Hari bachi bu.  
Heart disease rates are 80% lower in Okinawa, Japan. Citizens of these islands have the greatest longevity in the world. Their diet is not only largely plant-based, but their culture teaches that one should eat until 80% full, hari bachi bu, and then stop even if food is left over. Perhaps we should redo the US food plate and have a wedge representing 20% of the plate removed to spread this important habit?
Retirado daqui.

quarta-feira, 16 de outubro de 2013

One-Moment Meditation: "How to Meditate in a Moment"

Já tinha visto este vídeo, mas hoje voltei a cruzar-me com ele. Por isso, cá vai a partilha :)

terça-feira, 15 de outubro de 2013

A place called happiness

"Turns out I got caught in the trap that many of us get caught in: I believed I'd find happiness if I followed the path I was "supposed" to follow. Most of us learn the hard way.
For whatever reason, many of us believe there's a specific way to do life (...). We think if we continue down this path we'll eventually arrive to the place called happy.
The problem is, we actually aren't supposed to do any of these things! What we're supposed to do is be true to ourselves! Lots of us didn't get that memo.
Maybe this is your memo. "

Hoje apeteceu-me "postar" coisas.

Excerto retirado de:

quarta-feira, 6 de março de 2013

Being close to craziness and being close to you!

How can I think I'm standing strong,
Yet feel the air beneath my feet?
How can happiness feel so wrong?
How can misery feel so sweet?
How can you let me watch you sleep,
Then break my dreams the way you do?
How can I have got in so deep?
Why did I fall in love with you?

This is the closest thing to crazy I have ever been
Feeling twenty-two, acting seventeen,
This is the nearest thing to crazy I have ever known,
I was never crazy on my own…
And now I know that there's a link between the two,
Being close to craziness and being close to you.

How can you make me fall apart
Then break my fall with loving lies?
It's so easy to break a heart;
It's so easy to close your eyes.
How can you treat me like a child
Yet like a child I yearn for you?
How can anyone feel so wild?
How can anyone feel so blue?


...and being close to you
...and being close to you.

Como estou com dificuldade em incluir vídeos nos posts, cá vai o link... é mais fácil :p


segunda-feira, 4 de março de 2013

"Acordar" para o Desperdício Zero


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quinta-feira, 10 de janeiro de 2013

2013 já cá canta

E cá estamos em 2013!
Este ano não houve tempo para votos de Feliz Natal nem Bom Ano Novo através dos blogs. Limitei-me a enviar mails àqueles que no último ano ocuparam um lugar especial na minha vida e que espero que em 2013 continuem a andar por perto! :)

Uff que correria :)

Como já é costume - apesar de a minha partilha vir com atraso - recebi mais uma lembrança natalícia do meu amiguinho indiano :) Achou que eu devia gostar de rosas porque todas as mulheres gostam. Simpático, o menino!
O texto não vou partilhar :p , mas cá vai a foto do desenho que ele me fez:

Um abraço bem apertado e um beijinho grande :)