Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Food, Things I've Learned | Posted on 01-20-2014
What I Learned Last Week (Jan. 13 – Jan. 19, 2014)
By Jill Whalen
You’ll notice a lot of references to Hay House and some of their authors in what I learned last week, because I listened to many of their “Start the New You Now” interviews which were only available last week. There was definitely some interesting content, although much of it overlapped because their authors and what they write about are very similar.
Monday, Jan. 13, 2014
- According to Louise Hay, 87 year old founder of publishing company Hay House, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) afflicts people who have a refusal to listen to their inner voice. Interestingly, tinnitus is something I had for quite a while, but realized recently that for the most part, it seems to be gone.
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014
- Water droplets hanging off of trees, leaves and pretty much anything outside when it’s raining, is really beautiful. Unless you are walking outside while it’s raining (and also paying attention) it’s easy to miss. I’m pretty sure I never noticed this until my walk today.
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
- I want to learn more about probiotic foods and having a “healthy gut.”
- I’m so grateful and happy that I chose to embark on my personal transformational journey, rather than being forced to through something horrible happening in my life. Sadly, that seems to be the most common reason which causes many people to finally get healthy, switch jobs, or whatever other transformations they decide to make.
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
- “Manufactured food is always crap.” – Another one from Louise Hay.
- “The difference between change and transformation is that with change you can (and often do) change back. But transformation is evolution.” – davidji
Friday, Jan. 17, 2014
- While there’s a lot of talk about probiotic foods these days, something else that’s apparently important to eat are prebiotics. These are the insoluble fiber from foods (especially vegetables) that we don’t digest, but which the flora in our intestines feed on.
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014
- It can be snowing quite heavily in Massachusetts and be not snowing at all in Rhode Island.
- According to a variety of sources but especially in the book I’m reading now “Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It” by Gary Taubes, losing weight (or gaining it) isn’t quite as simple as calories in vs. calories out. However, I do have to say for me, reducing calories in vs. what went out worked very well for me, especially when I first embarked on my weight loss journey. I think the concept will become clearer as I get deeper into the book.
Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
Sometimes even I wonder “What happened to Jill” when I crave brussels sprouts for lunch!
- While you often hear people call certain little girls “bossy,” you rarely if ever hear it said of boys.” – Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of Lean In.”