Ugh, it turns out, your parents were right: broccoli, and all its cruciferous buddies, are super good for you. The science behind that is strong.
On their own and raw, they're not so seductive. Bitter, tough, rough, like some guy I had met in a bar, I just wanted to shake him up a bit, you know, get the juices out.
Anyways. It always goes back to balance. If you want to make your parents happy, eat kale, and get your vitamin K, A, and all its other benefits, you gotta soften it.
Massage your kale like you'd massage a lover, it breaks the bitterness. Chop it finely so it's actually pleasant in your mouth and it's drenched with all the tastes you love.
Make a decadent vinaigrette with tahini, lemon juice, coconut sauce. Add crunchy nuts, buttery avocado, and dark berries.
There you go, your tastebuds are rejoicing and your mouth is so, so wet.
(enjoying that ?)
Or, my favorite brunch (I'll repeat it), buckwheat crepes with broccoli and melted cashew cheese. It's sweet (maple...
We all carry masculine and feminine energies. These core dynamics exist within ourselves, between people, and on a global scale. Historically, the wounded masculine has dominated our culture. Now, the divine feminine is rising in all beings, as we seek balance within and between all living beings. These essences exist beyond biological gender but gender still creates a tendency to embody one more than the other. Yet, a woman can be more masculine than another man and vice-versa. Nothing is black or white in this 3rd dimension.
They become imbalanced through cultural conditioning, trauma and what we absorb from parents, which we later repeat in our relationships through toxic, co-dependent relationships in which both partner’s wounds match each other; a subconscious deal that enables us to repeat our traumas. Ex.: A man who is insecure becomes overly controlling matches with a woman who has no sense of self-worth and boundaries lets herself be abused and controlled -or- a man...
There seems to be a trend with people critiquing others who see this tragedy as also an opportunity to uplift humanity, as if positivity was delusional and disconnected from the reality that yes many are dying and will die, businesses and old ways too.
I am generally very positive *and* also aware of those realities and numbers.
What many people don’t see is that it is _both_:
A very serious and devastating tragedy,
an opportunity to rest, reset, and build a world that actually meets our needs.
Indeed, we are at this ongoing global funeral and mourning a world that, actually, was killing us already.
It’s as if we have forgotten that we were praying for change, yet incapable of the smallest sacrifice.
We were constantly complaining about our jobs, our bodies, our relationships, not being present for each other, stuck on screens, begging for some rest when one day maybe hopefully we retire somewhere sunny. We were statically not happy.
Did we forget?
We had all of...