“Life And Other Four Letter Words: What Is A Life Coach And How They Help With Unf***ing Ourselves”

-Article and Interview By: Halley Marie Shaw
-Photo Credit: Julia Turk

THE “F” IN OUR LIVES

            It should be easy, right? Get up, go to work on time, return messages, keep finding ways to advance, be our best selves.

            We turn on our phones and laptops to find slews of social media threads. We get locked into group texts. We market ourselves on LINKEDIN. We have apps to prompt our deep breathing or start chats with mental health professionals. We have everything we need to make sure that we are informed, productive, and healthy.

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Walking In The Here and Now

Written by Mindful Market’s Spiritual/Meditation Guide | Columnist: Myster Blu

 

Walking in the here and now is an extraordinary place to be. Walking is one of the best things we can do for ourselves. As Ti has taught me…We always have the choice to walk mindfully and peacefully…with each step we are kissing the earth…leaving an imprint of our love and compassion for all the world and all humanity. With that, it’s like throwing a little pebble into a lake and noticing how much of an impact that one little pebble can create through the ripples it sends out. Far beyond the impact zone. 
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Eat Me Like Air

Author: Halley Marie Shaw, Buffalo NY

Sketch: Halley Marie Shaw. Photo Editing/Reimage: Kerry Fey

Author Bio: “I am no one”

 

I’m just going to spit it out: I don’t want to sit at your fucking table

Yes, I did go away to correct this. Yes, I came back “better.” No, I am not doing well. And, no, I don’t want to eat with ANYONE.

I attend gatherings to rub noses, but avoid dinner parties. If I were to show up at a dinner party, I’d be present. I wouldn’t be there for dinner. It’s for the best. Performance anxiety would kick in once I sit at the table. Then I would suddenly rattle off confessions as if being there was going to kill me.
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A Green Smoothie That Tastes Good?

Remember your first attempt at making a green smoothie?

If you were like me, it didn’t turn out too well. It had all the “right” ingredients – or so I thought – just not in the right proportions. My family still jokes about how I like to drink “green stuff” that tastes, well… like grass!

So, I decided to go to the authority for some direction – the green goddess Kris Carr. Read More

Do You Recycle? 6 Things You’re Recycling Wrong

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6 Things You’re Recycling Wrong

I don’t know about you, but the thought of huge “islands” of trash floating in our oceans makes me feel a bit queasy. The problem seems insurmountable. The one thing I know I can do is recycle. Each week, I put anything and everything I think can be recycled into my bin and gleefully place it at the curb. Little did I know, I was doing it wrong! Read More

How Do I Quiet My Mind?

4-Step Guide To Finding Inner Peace And Quieting Your Mind

Haven’t we all said at one time: “If only I could have a little peace and quiet!” We live in a noisy, chaotic, vibrant world – with many distractions. Sometimes, we just need to “turn off the chatter, and focus on what matters.”

For me, the simpler the better. Read More

Why Buy Sustainable?

What is Sustainable Agriculture?

In simplest terms, sustainable agriculture is the production of food, fiber, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare.

Why buy sustainable food products?

Here are 8 great reasons why.

From: SustainableTable.org

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Why Choose Organic?

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “Organic”? Foodies and nutritionists alike all tout the benefits of eating organic. Why all the hype?

Here’s what CCOF Certification Services has to say about choosing organic:

People are more concerned than ever about what they are eating, and in a world filled with crazy foods, the reasons to buy organic keep piling up! Choosing certified organic foods provides a tangible way for you to benefit the environment, local economies, and public health, both on and off the farm. Organic food supports you, your health, the health of your children, and the planet. Learn more about why buying organic is so important. Read More