Healthy food

The five food groups are:
vegetables and legumes or beans.
fruit.
lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds, legumes or beans.
grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain or high cereal fibre varieties.
milk, yoghurt, cheese or alternatives, mostly reduced fat.

Health Care

The five food groups are:
vegetables and legumes or beans.
fruit.
lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds, legumes or beans.
grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain or high cereal fibre varieties.
milk, yoghurt, cheese or alternatives, mostly reduced fat.

Good Morning

Uh, good morning Wake up, Mr. West, Mr. West, Mr. Fresh
Mr. by-his-self-he-so-impressed
I mean, damn, did you even see the test
You got D’s motherfucker, D’s, Rosie Perez
And yes, barely pass any and every class
Lookin’ at every ass
Cheated on every test
I guess this is my dissertation
Homie, this shit is basic
Welcome to graduationGood morning
Good morning
Good morning
Good morningGood morningOn this day we become legendary
Everything we dreamed of
I’m like a fly Malcolm X
Buy any jeans necessary
Detroit wear cleaned up
From the streets of the league
From an eighth to a key
But you graduate when you make it up outta the streets
From the moments of pain
Look how far we done came
Haters sayin’ ya changed
Now ya doin’ ya thangGood morning
Good morningGood morning
Good morningGood morning
Look at the valedictorian scared of the future
While I hop in the Delorean
Scared-to-face-the-world complacent career student
Some people graduate, but we still stupid
They tell you read this, eat this, don’t look around
Just peep this, preach us, teach us, Jesus
Okay, look up now, they done stole your streetness
After all of that, you receive thisGood morning
Hustlers, that’s if you’re still livin’
Get on down
Every time that we hear them
Good morning
Hustlers, that’s if you’re still livin’
Get on down
Every time that we hear them
Good morning
Hustlers, that’s if you’re still livin’
Get on down
Every time that we hear them
Good morning
Hustlers, that’s if you’re still livin’
Get on downGet on down
Get, get on down
Get on down
Get, get on down

Desire

Desires are conative states of mind that are expressed by terms like “wanting”, “wishing”, “longing” or “craving”. A great variety of features is commonly associated with desires. They are seen as propositional attitudes towards conceivable states of affairs.

Is desire good or bad?

Desire is a feeling and nothing more. It is your brain’s way of telling you that you are missing something in life. Contrary to what some people think, desire can actually be quite a good and necessary part of being human. … It is at this moment that desire becomes harmful to others and to yourself.

Desire Is Not Bad

Desire is not the enemy to a happy and balanced life. It is not a roadblock to experiencing a higher self. In fact, desire can often be the driver for all that greater awareness and consciousness we so often seek.

A student recently asked me if desire was bad.

Let me be clear — it is not.

Desire is a feeling and nothing more. It is your brain’s way of telling you that you are missing something in life. Contrary to what some people think, desire can actually be quite a good and necessary part of being human. The desire for knowledge, the desire to help others, the desire for a better life, the desire to become enlightened are all very powerful drivers to becoming the person you were meant to be; what I call becoming a divine human.

Desire is not the enemy to a happy and balanced life. It is not a roadblock to experiencing a higher self. In fact, desire can often be the driver for all that greater awareness and consciousness we so often seek.

It is not desire that is bad, it is the lack of checks and balances that can turn a healthy emotion into a self-destructive one. When desire is driven by the ego, that is when we start to undermine our happiness and our well-being.The desire to win at any cost, the desire for better products regardless of who is harmed in their manufacture, the desire for sexual fulfillment when it is predatory or pursued for self without regard to others — these are examples of when desire is allowed to override logic or love or respect. This is also when desire can lead you into dark territory. It is at this moment that desire becomes harmful to others and to yourself.

Managing Your Emotional Reactions

Emotion

It’s Friday afternoon, last period. The weekend trip you planned with a friend starts in exactly 4 hours. You’ve been catching up on studying and chores all week so you can enjoy the time away. And now the teacher announces a test on Monday.https://kidshealth.org/misc/includes/inline_ad.html

You probably feel annoyed — or maybe downright angry. You might feel disappointed. You might also feel pressured or stressed about all the studying you’ll have to do.

But how do you react? What do you do and say?

You may want to jump up and yell at the teacher, “That’s not fair! Some of us have weekend plans.” But you know you need to keep your cool until class is over — then share your feelings with your friend.

But what if you’re not the calm, collected type? Don’t worry. Everyone can develop the skill of responding well when emotions run high. It just takes a bit more practice for some people

Learning to React Well

Managing emotional reactions means choosing how and when to express the emotions we feel.

People who do a good job of managing emotions know that it’s healthy to express their feelings — but that it matters how (and when) they express them. Because of this, they’re able to react to situations in productive ways:

  • They know they can choose the way they react instead of letting emotions influence them to do or say things they later regret.
  • They have a sense of when it’s best to speak out — and when it’s better to wait before acting on, or reacting to, what they feel.
  • They know that their reaction influences what happens next — including how other people respond to them and the way they feel about themselves.

You’ve probably been in a situation where someone reacted in a way that was too emotional, making you cringe or feel embarrassed for the person. You also might have been in a situation where your own emotions felt so strong that it took all your self-control not to go down that path yourself.

Maybe you can think of a time when you didn’t manage your reaction. Perhaps anxiety, anger, or frustration got the better of you, It happens. When it does, forgive yourself and focus on what you could have done better. Think about what you might do next time.

Emotions 101

The skills we use to manage our emotions and react well are part of a bigger group of emotional skills called emotional intelligence (EQ). Developing all the skills that make up emotional intelligence takes time and practice.

People who react well are already good at some basic EQ skills. But these are skills anyone can practice:

  • Emotional awareness. This skill is all about being able to notice and identify the emotions we feel at any given moment. It is the most basic of the EQ skills. Sometimes, just naming the emotion we feel can help us feel more in charge of our emotions.
  • Understanding and accepting emotions. Understanding emotions means knowing why we feel the way we do. For example, we might say to ourselves, “I feel left out and a little insecure because I didn’t get invited to the prom yet, and two of my friends already did.”

    It helps to view our emotions as understandable, given the situation. We might think to ourselves: “No wonder I feel left out — it’s natural to feel that way in this situation.” It’s like giving ourselves a little kindness and understanding for the way we feel. This helps us accept our emotions. We know they’re reasonable, and that it’s OK to feel whatever way we feel.

    Accepting emotions means noticing, identifying, and understanding our emotions without blaming others or judging ourselves for how we feel. It’s not helpful to tell ourselves that how we feel is someone else’s fault. It is also not good to judge our emotions and think, “I shouldn’t feel this way” or “It’s awful that I feel this way!” The goal is to acknowledge your feelings without letting them run away with you.

Once these basic skills feel natural, you’re more able to manage what you actually do when you feel strong emotions. Practicing the basic skills also will help you get past difficult emotions faster.

What Would You Do?

Imagine this situation: Your friends have received promposals (or college acceptances, team places, etc.). But you haven’t. Once you identify, understand, and accept how you feel, how might you react?

  1. Look unhappy when you’re around your friends, hoping they’ll ask you what’s wrong.
  2. Gossip about people who already have dates, and say you don’t even want to go to the stupid dance.
  3. Confide in a friend, “I feel bad about not getting asked yet. But I can still go with friends.”
  4. Remind yourself that it’s not the end of the world. Decide to give it time and not let it ruin your day.

Consider each choice and think about what might happen next for each one. Which reaction would lead to the best outcome?

We always have a choice about how to react to situations. Once we realize that, it’s easier to make choices that work out well.

Learning to react well takes practice. But we all can get better at taking emotional situations in stride and expressing emotions in healthy ways. And that’s something to feel good about!

Becoming #GenerationRestoration: Ecosystem Restoration for People, Nature and Climate

To launch the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, UNEP has released this synthesis report as a call to action for anyone and everyone to join the #GenerationRestoration movement to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide.K6t4

If REPORT Becoming #Generation Restoration: Ecosystem Restoration for People, Nature and Climatesynthesizes evidence of the state of degradation of the world’s ecosystems and details the economic, environmental and social rewards that restoration can bring. The report shows that, far from being a ‘nice to have’, ecosystem restoration is needed on a large scale in order to achieve the sustainable development agenda. Over-exploitation of natural resources is embedded in economies and governance systems, and the resulting degradation is undermining hard-won development gains and threatening the well-being of future generations.
Countries need to deliver on their existing commitments to restore 1 billion hectares of degraded land and make similar commitments for marine and areas. Ecosystem restoration is one of the most important ways of delivering nature-based solutions for food insecurity, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and biodiversity loss. It won’t be qucoastalick or easy, and it will take deep changes to everything from the way we measure economic progress to how we grow food and what we eat. But the beauty of ecosystem restoration is that it can happen at any scale – and everyone has a role to play.

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