Saturday, December 31, 2016

True-to-yourself resolutions

Some Happy New Year inspiration for those tired of broken resolutions...

Keeping New Year's resolutions to move forward with our goals is a great way to feel a sense of accomplishment, so why is it so hard to keep them?  Why even make resolutions if we aren't going to keep them?

The disappointment of not keeping a promise to yourself that James Corden mentions in the video is serious, so we can all take a cue from Shakespeare:  "To thine own self be true."

No one else cares if you resolve to "eat better", "exercise more", "read more books", or "stop watching stupid fail videos".

Making resolutions that you are going to keep helps you be true to yourself and that counts for a lot. Here are two of mine for 2017:
  1. I resolve to keep exercising my brain and body every day and make each effort count.  
  2. I further resolve to eat ice cream only once per day!
Go for it!  Here are some well-researched tips from one of my previous resolution-keeping assessments.

Good luck and, in honor of Carrie Fisher, may the Force be with you!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Can I still eat this? Some basics on saving or tossing food

Canada Food Board, through Wikipedia
Our earliest ancestors—who roamed forests and grasslands to hunt and gather foods, carrying whole antelope or heavy baskets of fruits picked from trees or tubers dug from the ground back to their shelter—had to ask the question.

Early agriculturalists—who stored grains they painstakingly harvested and kept safe from wild animals to last them through the winter—had to ask the question.

Today, even those of us back from a trip to a modern supermarket with food in a refrigerator, have to ask the question.

Can I still eat this?

Answer:  It depends.