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TGFI (Thank God For Internet): vol 12

TGFI (Thank God For Internet): vol 12

We are not only what we eat, we are all that we consume. We are so fortunate to have so much information available, but discernment in what we feed our brains is paramount to producing good ideas, and to being open enough to understanding the experiences of others. 

So here is where I hope to serve your whole health by delivering quality articles that educate, inspire, and articulate the human condition so we can stay in reality and curiosity. Plus art + beauty +  LOLZ.

                                                  Here we go.

1. I have read this article again and again since its 2009 publishing date. It’s really weird for anything in the internet information deluge to actually become a “classic”, but this one is just that. A serious classic. Author Dave Eggers talks about selling out, saying yes, and the all too easy dismissal of good art gone mainstream just for the sake of maintaining an identity. Must read.

2. Mind body connection is a legitimate, scientific situation. Here’s more about how the gut’s “second brain” influences mood and well being.

3. And even MORE science on the connectivity of heart and mind in the presence of wisdom. 

4. Got cravings? WHO DOESN’T? Here’s what the 9 top food cravings tell you about how you’re feeling/what you need. Here’s to keeping your brain and body as pets. Solidarity.

5. Why multi-tasking is worst than marijuana for your IQ. This should be alternatively titled: Why Parenting Makes You Stupid. Discernment, acceptance, forgiveness, repeat.

6. So we are all aware that you perceive everything through the lens of what you think of yourself, right? That you should be careful of what you rage against because that’s what you are? Like, it’s just a psychological fact. So, it’s really sensible (and fascinating) that the most current advice on interviewing prospective employees is to determine what kind of person they are. And that the best, most consistent, marker of that is how they feel about everyone else. People report the qualities in others that they present. This is a great argument for practicing self love. It has the capacity to make the whole world a friendlier, more loving place. Go.

7. Another study about bandwidth, willpower and it’s relationship to how much rest and nourishment we’re getting. This study shows that parole board members are less likely to parole people when they are tired and hungry. Can it be any clearer that your self care is a literal service to the world? That, in some cases, it’s a life or death issue? It’s unlikely your responsible for deciding the fates of Israeli prisoners, but what can you do in your own life to prioritize what you need to do so that you can make clear, kind, conscious decisions… as much as possible?

8.  I am so deeply affected by the loss of this artist who touched me to my core, regularly, consistently from age eight, with a deft understanding and unconditional love that I knew few other places. I will grieve this man I have never met. I appreciated this FB post so much. Rest in peace, dear Prince, you sexy motherfucker.

 

9. I can’t recommend watching Beyonce’s brand new visual album, Lemonade, enough. I will not give opinions. I will not dissect. But I will champion this piece of art and culture from an icon that is using her voice for powerful magic, and unearthing a primal scream of (black) female healing into the world.

10. These breathtaking bonsai trees will restore your faith in persistence, tenacity, and the ability to survive unimaginable upset (one of them survived Hiroshima.) Also tiny things for the everloving win.

If you have feels about the reading. Feel free to comment. Or just say hello. I love hearing from you.

 

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