4 Reasons Why We Don’t Watch TV… EVER

By | Children, Family, Health, Parenting | One Comment

Here are the 4 Reasons Why We Don’t Ever Watch TV…
1.) It’s Addicting 2.) It’s Unhealthy & Fattening 3.) It’s Anti-Social and Presents a False Reality 4.) Corporate Influence/Brainwashing

For longer explanations of each of these reasons watch this short video…
4 Reasons Why We Don’t Watch TV…EVER

The Solutions…
1.) Get Rid of Your TV, Sell It & Invest In New Hobby 2.) Make A List of Things To Do Besides Watch TV

50 Things To Do Besides Watch TV

  1. Call a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while
  2. Volunteer at an animal shelter or sanctuary
  3. Read a novel, favourite magazine or blog
  4. De-clutter one room in your home
  5. Play at a park with your kids
  6. Write a list of things to be grateful for
  7. Go for a hike
  8. Visit a craft store, buy what speaks to you and just play!
  9. Prepare some dish or cuisine outside of your comfort zone
  10. Search for new music on Spotify, Pandora, or iTunes
  11. Listen to music and do nothing else but listen
  12. Give yourself a nap
  13. Write your parents a letter
  14. Read non-fiction and learn something new
  15. Visit an art gallery
  16. Meditate
  17. Find 3 new people or stories that inspire you
  18. Brainstorm book ideas
  19. Listen to a podcast
  20. Decorate a room
  21. Play in your closet and create new outfits
  22. Create a vision board
  23. Give yourself a makeover
  24. Take a relaxing bath
  25. Plan out your weekend
  26. Take a creative class
  27. Start a blog on a topic you are passionate about
  28. Look up recipes for the coming week
  29. Look up concerts coming into town and buy tickets
  30. Do yoga
  31. Organize your closet, office drawers, kitchen space, etc
  32. Teach yourself to play a musical instrument
  33. Join a sports league
  34. Brainstorm business ideas
  35. Research the latest and greatest scientific inventions
  36. Dance! Either in lessons or just for fun.
  37. Find 10 new jokes to tell
  38. Plan a kid’s party or adventure
  39. Create mood playlists or for different occasions: workouts, brunch, Mexican dinner, etc
  40. Do something for someone else
  41. Take out your sketchbook or journal
  42. Create something delicious in the kitchen
  43. Plan a day trip
  44. Plan a themed party
  45. Paint a picture
  46. Write out a bucket list
  47. Give yourself a nap (Did that make the list twice? 30 minutes of restful recharge will always be more appreciated than 30 minutes of Family Feud)
  48. Make a list of goals; 1 month, 1 year, 5 year and 10 year goals
  49. Clear your email inbox
  50. Collect 10 of your favorite quotes and start your Favorite Quote Book

World Health Organization Declares Processed Meats Cause Cancer

By | Diet, Health, Responsibility

The World Health Organization (WHO), just came out with a damning report on cancer causing effects of processed meats. The WHO classified processed meats in the same category as plutonium and alcohol, as there is no doubt that these meats cause cancer.

“less than two slices of bacon – increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%.”

Interestingly enough, many ‘health’ experts are recommending moderation. Saying, “This decision doesn’t mean you need to stop eating any red and processed meat, but if you eat lots of it you may want to think about cutting down. Eating a bacon bap every once in a while isn’t going to do much harm – having a healthy diet is all about moderation.”

Having a healthy diet is about eliminating the harmful, health destroying foods and replacing them with delicious, health supporting foods. Why would we want to moderately harm ourselves on a daily basis? How can that benefit our health? Would a bit of moderate child abuse be tolerable to us? How about spousal abuse? The answer to these questions is obvious to us. Then why does mainstream society encourage self-abuse in moderate amounts? Because is makes cents. Not because it makes sense.

Not surprisingly, the dairy and meat industry supported, Meat Advisory Panel said “avoiding red meat in the diet is not a protective strategy against cancer” and diverted the focus to be the moderation of alcohol, smoking and body weight. It’s in their best interest to have you continue to buy these cancerous meats for you and your family, but is it in your best interest?

I feel so amazing, have consistently high levels of health and fitness, and relish my meals, that living a plant-based life is a simple decision for me. What will you decide for you? Moderate levels of average health and energy? Or abundant levels of health and vitality to enjoy life with the people you love?