Sunday, March 16, 2014

Social Media Fast

Puttin on my life shoes and going for a hike
Lately I have been feeling really stoic about my life. It seems like I will work from 7-3:30 , get home at four and immediately get sucked into the Internet Black Hole, clicking cute dog video after cute dog video on Youtube, taking the newest quiz to tell me which Friends character I am on Buzzfeed. Before you can say Peter Piper Picks some Pickled Peppers 3 times fast it's 8:00 and I have not achieved anything except I now know what people I graduated high school with ten years ago had for dinner. The sad consequence of my internet prowls is ....I've been missing things that I hold important such as;  my hobbies , watching my favorite t.v.show, reading a good book, missing valuable conversations with people that are actually in the room with me and giving attention to my favorite pup.  The result- weekends are spent drained and tired .I often cancel plans because I haven't had time to just relax and be  I'm not unwinding and revitalizing myself during the week. After probably years of being part of the social media party  I have came to the decision  that it is time for a complete social media fast. No Instagram , Facebook,Twitter, YouTube,  Tumblr or Blogger. However, I will still be checking my email from time to time, paying my bills online, and texting. What I hope to gain from this little social experiment is too actually see how much a big of influence all of these websites and apps have had on my life, connect with people in a more personal way, and be a more productive active participate in life.  So Tommorrow,  March 17,2014...I am going out of the virtual world and back into the real world. Wish me luck ....it could get ugly!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sorry for the absence

Sorry for being MIA the past couple of months ! Life has a funny way of taking you by the reigns and flinging you around a little bit! In the next few weeks we hope to start posting again. We missed you all!

The Feisty Organics

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Swords to Plowshares

   Violence is a virus.  It can be transmitted by exposure just like hepatitis, AIDS, or the common cold. The thing about violence is that it grows from the smallest thought, and begins to take root to greater depths.  Violence is not acted out against another person; in fact, it has nothing to do with other people. It is a thought pattern within each individual. Violence is viewing another's misfortune for entertainment, violence is the acceptance of murder because the victim is not of your nation, and I will even go on to say that violence is valuing yourself over someone else because they lead a different walk of life. We all know the parable of The Good Samaritan. Walking by the wounded man is a form of violence. No, the first two travelers were not the instigators of the injury, but they were just as accountable nonetheless. Violence is not a physical, but rather a spiritual entity.  Like a virus, it always begins invisibly, takes root within the host, and propagates before it even shows its first symptom. It can be as simple as an attitude or thought. Violence always develops in the same pattern: detachment, passiveness, indifference, egocentricity, entitlement, and only then does it progress to physical violence.

   In contrast to violence, compassion is a seed.  It requires cultivation. Cultivating compassion is much more difficult than becoming a host to the violence virus, because compassion doesn't "take hold" like violence.  It requires conscious cultivation and must be nourished to germinate.  Nurturing your mind with wholesome entertainment, interactions, and thoughts are necessary for growing compassion. 

   I usually do not address potentially political topics because people will invariably think of a ridiculous hypothetical situation in which to trap you into contradicting your own beliefs. I am not implying that I WILL always take the path of compassion, I am attesting that compassion IS always the right path to take.
 
Roots of violence and compassion are already within all of us.  How deep they grow is up to you..... 

Breaking the mode of breakfast

    If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then why is it the most likely meal to be drenched with high fructose corn syrup, bleached flour, and repulsively fatty meats such as bacon and sausage?  It's time to modify the morning meal...
    With breakfast, I think convenience is the key.  It's easy to grab those sausage patties, and douse those pancakes with syrup, but there is another option that is just as quick and easy.  Adapt your thinking about breakfast and a whole new culinary world awaits you. 

  • Who says that "breakfast foods" have to be breakfast foods? Instead of the heavy meats such as sausage and bacon consider having cooked vegetables. They will fill you up, but will also give you the energy you need for your day and won't drag you down like those unhealthy meats. 

  • Skip the high fructose corn syrup and tickle your sweet tooth with fresh fruit.  Fresh fruit offers the sweetness you may crave in the morning, but prevents the "sugar crash" you get with refined sugars.  Check the back of your syrup bottle.  Unless it is 100% pure maple syrup (which costs $15.00 a bottle by the way) the first ingredient is probably high fructose corn syrup.  Is this the way you want to start out your day?  We didn't think so.  Honey and molasses are great alternatives.  Studies have shown that local honey can relieve symptoms of allergies, and molasses is rich in iron. 

  • Eggs are a great way to get protein in the morning.  Dress up those bland scrambles with veggies such as bell peppers, kale, or mushrooms. 

  • NEVER skip breakfast.  Even if you are running late, grab a fruit to eat on the road. Fruit such as bananas, apples, and grapes are perfect grab-and-go-grub. 

Evolving your point of view about breakfast foods will alter your energy level, your health, and ultimately, your life.   

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Veggie Cooking- A simple cooking chart

When I am in the kitchen cooking a meal I usually get into a certain groove. I am listening to my favorite pandora radio station, daydreaming that  I am a well renowned world chef that is respected by the culinary community world wide (oh like you don't ever daydream!). When suddenly, as I am making a grab for  broccoli to use in a dish that sounds more fancy than it actually is, my mind draws a blank. I forget how long I am suppose to cook broccoli. My daydream suddenly dissipates and I am reduced to nothing more than a shady greasy spoon diner cook heating up Beef-a-roachini. Before I go into full stage 10 panic mode I remember my cheat sheet.My five-star chef daydream will live to cook another delectable meal! Below is a veggie cooking guide I like to use when I am cooking veggies because, lets face it we all have mind blanks from time to time.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Purity Products: Amazing Oranges Product Review

I am normally not a supplement type of lady,but with the flu and noravirus running rampant throughout the school that I am employed , I decided to give my immunity a boost by trying Purity Products : Amazing Oranges which promises a product that is formulated to help support healthy immunity function, endurance, stamina, mental clarity, cardiovascular function and energy levels.

Amazing Oranges is a powdered supplement that contains oranges, tangerines, peaches, pineapple, cantaloupe, clementines,apricot,papaya,mango, persimmons, nectarines, and kumquats. Aside from fruits,Amazing Oranges also includes several vegetables such as ; carrots, pumpkin, butternut-squash,yams, and rutabaga. The supplement contains 6x more vitamin C than you would find in a 8 oz. glass of orange juice. It also contains fibersol-2 which is a ingredient that feeds the good bacteria found in the stomach.The Powder comes in a 279 gram bottle which will last 30 days. It is $54.95 or you can order a automatic delivery which is $39.95 and will save you 27%. If scooping powder is to messy, You  can also order the Amazing Oranges go packs. The box includes 30 packets and are $59.95 for a 30 day supply or  $42.95 if you choose automatic delivery.



I tried the product for 30 days and surprisingly it exceeded all my expectations. The taste was pleasantly delicious and wasn't thick. I did feel like my energy levels were stable throughout the whole work day. However ,if you're looking for a jittery energy buzz then you won't find it with Amazing Oranges. The fiber increase from the product caught me by surprise during by first couple of uses ,but it was very benefiting. I believe, Purity Products has a made a supplement that is high quality and beneficial.

Who should buy this product?
This product is for anybody interested in increased immune system support and more energy without all the jitters.






Pros 
  • The taste ....if you like Tang then you will enjoy Amazing Oranges.
  • It really does provide you with more energy ,but not in the red bull burst of energy sort of way. 
  • It's full of vitamin A, C, and D. 
  • No energy crash. 
Cons
  • The price ...a 30 day supply will cost you $54.95.
  • The powder takes awhile to dissolve and even after stirring a bit longer , I still had lumps filled with dry powder in my glass.
 Interested in buying?
Then you can visit the Purity Products website and purchase yourself a bottle.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Scary Truth About Movie Theater Snacks

 As I walk into the local Carmike 20 Movie Theater one of the first smells to invade my nostrils is the buttery aroma of extra salty popcorn. My mouth instantly starts to water and immediately I am trying to resist the urge to shell out $10 for one of those overpriced hypertension in a bucket snacks. The nutritional values are not printed on popcorn containers so often times I am left wondering how  bad was that small popcorn I just devoured. Well lucky for me, I will wonder no more, thanks to the infograph The Scary Truth About Movie Theater Snacks. Now, the next time I get the urge to splurge on movie snacks I will just sneak in my own healthier ones :). 

Disclaimer- The Feisty Organics does not condone sneaking in snacks brought from home into movie theaters. It was just a little joke....or was it? 

 To find out the nutritional value of  movie theater snacks checkout the infographic below.


Via Diet To Go