Here are seven foods you should add to your regular diet if you want to keep firing on all cylinders. These foods may not make you smarter, but they’ll help you stay sharp and think clearly–especially when you’ve been glued to your desk for 12 hours.
- Salmon. This is one of the best brain foods out there. Salmon is rich in Omega 3 essential fatty acids that have been shown to enhance memory and cognition. Plus, Omega 3s have anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown to reduce the incidence of heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. Shoot for three servings of wild Alaskan salmon a week.
- Flax. This plant-based source of Omega 3 is perfect for vegetarians and vegans. Not only does flax improve brain function, but it helps reduce inflammation and improve circulation. Flax also helps lower cholesterol and balance blood sugar, making it a great supplement to include in…
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Frankly, I was surprised to see an image of The Inside Out Project available on Google’s “free-to-use” images. Giving people visibility and validation–priceless.
Augustine and Karl Barth’s Life Turned Inward
I know I have friends here who have a strong faith relationship with God. What I am about to say does not contradict you or your beliefs about life. Concepts are just so word-based! Our relationship to word meanings are tenuous, at best. We can go round and round on the meaning of a single word.
Several days ago I wrote a post about paradoxes–how a statement that seems to say two opposite things actually may be true. Today, I am going to tackle the unthinkable: challenging a major tenet, that sin is a life turned inward.This concept was first coined by Augustine of Hippo and later expanded by Karl Barth.
I first encountered a contradiction to the life-turned inward
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- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick strips
- 2 celery ribs diagonally cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
- 6 oz snow peas diagonally cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
- 1/2 lb bok choy, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (leaves and ribs separately)
- 1/4 lb mushrooms cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
- 1 onion, halved lengthwise and into 1/4-inch-thick strips
- 1 green bell pepper cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips, then halved crosswise
- 1/4 lb mung bean sprouts, rinsed and drained
- 1 (5-oz) can sliced water chestnuts
- 1 (5-oz) can sliced bamboo shoots
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- Vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- N/A pepper
- Stir together garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, soy sauce, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch in a bowl. Stir in pork and marinate 15 minutes.
- Keep cut vegetables separate. Heat a wok over high heat until a bead of water dropped onto cooking surface evaporates immediately. Drizzle 1 teaspoon vegetable oil around side of wok, then stir-fry celery, seasoning with salt, until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Transfer celery to a large bowl. Reheat wok and stir-fry each remaining vegetable separately in same manner (but allow only 1 minute for bean sprouts), adding 1 teaspoon oil to wok before each batch and seasoning with salt. When stir-frying bok choy, begin with ribs, then add leaves and 1 tablespoon water after 1 minute. Transfer each vegetable as cooked to bowl with celery.
- Stir together chicken broth, 1 teaspoon oyster sauce, and 1 teaspoon cornstarch.
- Reheat wok over high heat until a bead of water evaporates immediately. Drizzle 1 tablespoon vegetable oil around side of wok, then stir-fry pork until just cooked through, about 2 minutes.
- Return all vegetables to wok and toss. Make a well in center, then stir broth mixture and add to well. Bring sauce to a boil, undisturbed, then stir to combine with pork and vegetables. Serve immediately, with cooked rice.
I stand outside on the porch on my last night, while the hot humid wind blows in my face. The moon is glistening in a distance, faintly lighting up the tree lined street, while a single lamp lights up the apartment inside, while the music faintly plays in the background from my living room.
It is hard to believe that it is the last night at this apartment and it is so very bittersweet.
I step back inside, staring at the one single chair that swirls around, taking in all the empty rooms I am surrounded by and grab my computer to write this last post from this place I used to call home and the place that I felt safe in.
I started my day off at my usual coffee shop, just people watching and trying to embrace every moment I have here. When the thrift store I was…
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“Beneath the surface, there is a deeper reason for what is going on in your life right now.” -Karen Berg
Keep this in mind whenever you cannot make sense of what is going on in your life.
Even though you may not see why you are experiencing what you are going through on the surface, there is a deeper meaning that is awaiting us to catch up and understand why. Before we dig further, let’s answer a few questions.
What is the surface?
Merriam-Webster defines surface as:
An outside part or layer of something.
The upper layer of an area of land or water.
The flat, top part of something (such as a table or desk) that you can work on.
The surface can give us a view or a place to start or see something.
What is wrong with the surface?
Melanie Koulouris sums up the issue on…
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True Belgian Waffles Recipe
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 Eggland’s Best Eggs, separated
1-1/2 cups milk
1 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sliced fresh strawberries or syrup
- In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder. In another bowl, lightly beat egg yolks. Add milk, butter and vanilla; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
- Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown. Serve with strawberries or syrup. Yield: 10 waffles (about 4-1/2 inches).
When I write my children notes, send them texts, write an email, I often stop and think about who is sending this: is it ME or is it MOM? Crazy, right? When did my persona split, become two…w…
Source: Remembering to sign my name: Mom