Multiple studies have proven that experiencing gratitude positively impacts a person’s emotional, mental and physical state and it increases their likelihood to achieve what they want in life.
Gratitude and happiness are partners. Automatically, people who feel grateful regularly are reportedly happier. Research has also shown that happiness is not entirely based on financial success, social status or age. There are just people who view life in a “grateful” perspective.
Showing appreciation for friends, colleagues and acquaintances opens the door to deeper and stronger bonds with people. And it helps you gain new friends. A study published in Emotion in 2014 cites that thanking new acquaintances increases their likelihood to nurture ongoing relationships. When we are grateful, we acknowledge the people around us for their efforts and contributions which may usher in new and exciting connections.
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2 Corinthians 12:7-10 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Thorn in the Flesh
7 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
# Issues will come against each and every one of us. We won't be able to understand why, or even where it came from. This is all the more reason to wash in the word of God, renew your mind daily, and ask God for discernment in all that you do.
Keep God number one in your Prayer Life.
# give God all Honor, Glory, and Praise. Accept Jesus Christ into your heart as your Lord and Savior. Your life will be forever changed. Thank you Jesus.
Chocolate is LIFE 🙌🏼 🌱and THIS is how I keep my results. FOR REAL!! Nutrition is KING when it comes to our fitness/health goals! 9 servings of fruits/veggies and ALL my vitamins and plant based SUPER FOODS in my CUP! I never ever skip a day of putting this in my body, one cuz it tastes like dessert to me and two, because healthy is priceless! Happy #saintpatricksday#veganmom#vegancommunity#plantbased#livestrong
Falafel in a whole wheat pita for dinner tonight! Husband is 💣 at making falafel, and I should have trusted him even though I saw him "measuring" the 4 tsp of coriander (which looked like 6 tsp!). He even made a cucumber tahini sauce from scratch. 😍 It's been a great day! How's your day been? ✌️💕🌿 #fruitsohard#vegan#noexcuses
Bye bye 2017👋🏼Ready for the new year?
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Add berries in your Plant Muscle smoothie!! Not refined sugar
We have investigated a potential mechanism by which a diet, similar in composition to the typical diet of most industrialized western societies rich in saturated fat and refined sugar (HFS), can influence brain structure and function via regulation of neurotrophins. We show that animals that learn a spatial memory task faster have more brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) mRNA and protein in the hippocampus. Two months on the HFS diet were sufficient to reduce hippocampal level of BDNF and spatial learning performance. Consequent to the action of BDNF on synaptic function, downstream effectors for the action of BDNF on synaptic plasticity were reduced proportionally to BDNF levels, in the hippocampus of rats maintained on the HFS diet between 2 and 24 months. In particular, animals maintained on the HFS diet showed a decrease in levels of: (i) synapsin I mRNA and protein (total and phosphorylated), important for neurotransmitter release; (ii) cyclic AMP-response element-binding protein (CREB) mRNA and protein (total and phosphorylated); CREB is required for various forms of memory and is under regulatory control of BDNF; (iii) growth-associated protein 43 mRNA, important for neurite outgrowth, neurotransmitter release, and learning and memory. Diet-related changes were specific for the hippocampus consequent to its role in memory formation, and did not involve neurotrophin-3, another member of the neurotrophin family.
Our results indicate that a popularly consumed diet can influence crucial aspects of neuronal and behavioral plasticity associated with the function of BDNF.
Teriyaki sushi express vegan review 🌱 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Based on a five star scale
What we ordered: teriyaki fried rice with tofu ***Extra tofu & cucumber, avocado sushi.
Food: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⚡️ 4.5 teriyaki tofu and rice: Very well seasoned, good flavor and consistency, generous portion given. ****(We had to pay for extra tofu because there is more tie than tofu. Reason they didn't get a five star)
Sushi: Made fresh, good portion for price, and overall great taste.
Speed: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4
An average of 15-20 minutes. More of a pick up type of food.
Variety: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ For being such a small place, they offer a good variety of vegan options like tofu noodles, vegetable rolls, tofu bento, miso soup, sea wood salads, edamame, and teriyaki tofu and fried rice.
Customer service: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ 4.5
Very nice and always generous with condiments.
Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ 4.5
Highly recommended 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
The husband and I decided to try out Tana Ethiopian Cuisine for dinner tonight. I haven’t had Ethiopian in years! What I love about this place is their entire vegetarian menu is vegan! I decided to get their veg platter so I could try 5 options out. 😋👌🏻 I hope everyone is having a great St. Patrick’s Day! Have a drink for me! ☘️🍻
"I let go of tangible items that are no longer serving me." ✨#selfcareseries day six; A "safe place" doesn't just have to be in your house, in fact my favourite safe space is outside in the garden, in a park, or on a trial somewhere in the woods. I breathe in the fresh air, smell the wonderful flowers and plants around me and collapse into myself. Letting go. Reading. Writing. 💭 💭
I used to hate being alone with my own thoughts but now I crave it. I crave the clarity it gives me, to figure out what is serving me and what isn't. To keep my mind thinking positively instead of returning to its negative roots which so easily happens on the daily. To remind myself that I am here, in this moment, and all is well in my world. 🌎☮️🖤 #rawalignmentchallenge @rawalignment @rawalignmentmovement #albaparis
We need to continue to demand that the Miami Seaquarium release Lolita to a seaside sanctuary! This is disgusting! 😰💙🐋 #Repost @peta2
Lolita has spent 47 years TRAPPED in the smallest orca tank in the WORLD 😔 Wild orcas can dive 100s of ft below the water’s surface. Lolita is 20 ft long & her tank is only a max of 20 ft deep 💔 #UnluckyAnimals#StPatricksDay
Every thing that you have been through has led you to this exact moment in your life! If you're happy with where you are, keep on keeping on! If you're not, figure out the best way to get where you want to go and go for it!
I for one, am so grateful that things did not go the way I "wanted" in the past because I wouldn't have the life that I have now which is pretty damn great! ✨ ✨
Peace, love, empathy, compassion, respect and justice for ALL!!!
We got soap nuts from Amazon!! 😎 I only recently learned about them and when I saw they were less than $11 and could do 300 loads of laundry I figured it was well worth trying them out! And I'm impressed! They cleaned our clothes well and left no smell (from either the soap nuts themselves or leftover b.o. lol). They're good for the environment and save lots of plastic bottles from being used for regar detergent. I'd definitely recommend them. #soapnuts
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🔥Unfertilized bird eggs are toxic for humans when consumed. Eggs are not human food. -
▪️Male chicks in the egg exploitation industry do not have female sexual reproductive organs to exploit. They are treated as trash and disgarded. .
🔹This occurs in all chicken egg exploitation sectors. -
▪️Organic, ▪️Free range,
▪️Battery cage -
🔹All parts of the word Including the UK, Canada, and the US; chicks are discarded/killed soon after they hatch, and shortly after being sexed. -
If you agree that exploiting animals is immoral and violates the fundamental rights of animals, then you don’t take steps. You act on your moral belief. Think about it this way: Joe is a child molester. It dawns on Joe that what he is doing is morally wrong. He cuts down from 5 child victims to 4 per week. He expects a pat on the back. See the problem?
Don’t make injustice, suffering, violence and death a daily part of your life. -
Got to try TWO vegan🍦 ice cream pies today. Shared with my sweety the fried ice cream pie AND the vegan 🍀 lucky pie, which had gold flakes on top(description in next pic). Drooling. I ❤ this place so much!😍
At @bagelottawa they offer much more than store bought bagels. They make their own homemade cream cheese spreads and of course, they have dairy free options. The best part is they are a full on sandwich shop so I added spiced eggplant and mustard to my bagel. They have a huge selection of bagel types and they're made fresh all day to keep up with the demand! You can even buy day old bagels that are still soft at a discounted price