It's the end of May so how did my Meditation May go? Well I was doing really well the first couple of weeks but then I went to Hawaii for a bachelorette party and well, I forgot to meditate lol. Once I got back I tried to get back into it but like being off a diet, it's hard to get back to it. But I plan to continue and really try to make this a full-time practice and not just a one month try-out. It's hard to explain but I feel so much more gratitude and wonder for my daily life when I meditate and I also feel like I get a lot more creative ideas. In general I think life with meditation is better than without.
And speaking of diet, after my eat-anything-and-everything diet in Hawaii, I realized my body is just not built for that kind of abuse anymore. I need my daily dose of greens and to minimize my sugar intake as much as possible. I also watched The Magic Pill on Netflix (I know I already talked about it but I love this documentary) and it's convinced me to eat only meat from grass-fed or pasture-raised animals. Humans evolved to eat animal meat so animal protein really does give us a lot of health benefits. But I totally get the reason to go vegan, especially in the US with the inhumane factory farming of animals. But pasture and grass fed animals are part of the cycle for healthy farming and for a healthy earth. What's unhealthy is this messed-up system of putting all the animals in confined spaces and feeding them corn. I don't know who came up with that stupid idea but it's killing us and our land. Anyway, grass-fed beef might sound like an expensive indulgence and sure it can be at WholeFoods. But Trader Joe's and Sprouts both sell grass-fed ground beef frozen (the TJ ones come from New Zealand, which makes me think do we not have enough of a supply from our own land instead of shipping it across the globe? ). In the mean-time I'm going to try to go more vegan/vegetarian when I eat out to minimize eating factory farmed animals.
Some interesting things I read this week: I personally wasn't a fan of Vitner's Daughter (because of the smell) but now I'm a huge fan of the founder after reading her story here; and I've always been a fan of APC and enjoyed what its founder had to say here.