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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Reuse face steaming water for netipot

"I sometimes wonder at what point... I'm killing myself with emptiness.

Of course, if you feel alone, or empty try to work through it.Therapy, and tool exist in real life and online. However, this is why people need to leave bigger people alone. People use food as a "drug," so be it. We all have our addictions and as long as they exercise and eat organic then what is the problem?(Being addicted to the shniz that is being pumped out ISN'T healthy, for ANY one;however, organic is) It's better than half the stuff YOU do on a daily basis. Get over it. IF someone likes to eat a cookie, let them eat a cookie (organic cookie, that is)

Taming our tongues

This is a great lesson to learn! Even Athesists can learn from this lesson. Many Christians should learn this as well. This may be a Christian lessons, but variations of this idea exist in many life lessons, including DBT.

"How many times have you said something and immediately you knew that you hurt someone deeply? The old saying, “You can’t unring a bell” is just like that. James now turns from the importance of works to the importance of words in the Christian life. Though good works are important he now points out that our speech, the words we speak, must be seen in a new light. Words can be very harmful! It is not the small tongue itself that James is blaming, it is the improper thinking and feeling and then the subsequent damaging words that are spoken that James is addressing. How many times have you been regrettably startled by what you just said? How many times have you said to yourself, “Did I say that?”

This lesson is important because it strongly affects our relationships with others, be they Christians or not."

See more about taming our tongue at Taylor Notes

More Info..
  1. Taming the Untamable Tongue @ Preach the word
  2. Taming Our Tongues @ UCOV

Check out Corsetiere (dot) net and history of [women's] undergarments

Great website about the history of women's (and sometimes men's) undergarment's. Women choose to wear these, it gives them a better posture and of course women once believed it helped them lose weight, gave them a bigger bust permanently instead of temporally. Just like wearing clothes, or shoes.

 "At the outset, we must admit that this site is not a work of scholarship, simply a collection of memories and facts gleaned from material of the period, both garments and catalogues. There are few references and although we own many of the pictures, some are obviously internet sourced and may or may not be protected by copyright. We have never made any money from this site; in fact it is quite expensive to maintain but it is a labour of love. In fact, we have used the collection of corsets to construct calendars with the garments modelled by willing volunteers. All monies received from these calendars have been given to charities chosen by the models.

For many years my husband and I researched and added to an inherited collection, the articles from which form this basis of this web site. The original idea was to publish the fascinating history of Spirella and the corsetieres who worked for this company before knowledge of the era became lost forever. However, the idea of compiling a small book that would almost certainly never be published was overtaken by the advent of the Internet. Definitely not of the Internet generation, our introduction to this new medium was slow and painful, but ultimately so worth while.

We found many sites dedicated to foundation garments. Their professional approach to the subject and their layout left us acutely aware of our limited abilities to create a web site. It was simply the unexpected discovery of Microsoft's Front Page that allowed us to start building this site. 

As the compilation of this web site progressed, we began to realise how little we knew about this fascinating era. What I believed was my 'in-depth' knowledge was very much based on the experiences of somebody who has lived in Britain and Holland. These experiences differ in detail from the American experience and I am always grateful to correspondents who correct me when my assumptions from the east of the Atlantic contradict those from the west.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What is Carnism?

"Carnism is the invisible belief system, or ideology, that conditions people to eat certain animals. Carnism is essentially the opposite of veganism; “carn” means “flesh” or “of the flesh” and “ism” denotes a belief system. Most people view eating animals as a given, rather than a choice; in meat-eating cultures around the world people typically don’t think about why they find the flesh of some animals disgusting and the flesh of other animals appetizing, or why they eat any animals at all. But when eating animals is not a necessity for survival, as is the case in much of the world today, it is a choice - and choices always stem from beliefs.

We recognize that not eating animals stems from a belief system; vegetarianism was named centuries ago and veganism was named in the 1940s. Accordingly, we don't refer to vegetarians or vegans as "plant eaters," as we understand that eating plants reflects an underlying ideology in which consuming animals is considered unethical and inappropriate. Yet, we still refer to those who are not vegetarian or vegan as "meat eaters," as though the act of eating meat were divorced from a belief system, as though vegetarians and vegans are the only ones who bring their beliefs to the dinner table. However, the reason that many people eat pigs but not dogs, for example, is because they do have a belief system when it comes to eating animals.
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Why, then, has carnism not been named until now? One reason is because it is simply easier to recognize those ideologies that fall outside the mainstream. A much more important reason, though, is because carnism is a dominant ideology - an ideology so widespread and entrenched that its tenets are considered common sense, "the way things are," rather than a set of widely held opinions. And carnism is also a violent, exploitative ideology; it is organized around intensive, extensive, and unnecessary violence toward, and exploitation of, animals. Even the production of so-called humane meat (and other animal products), a minuscule percentage of the carnistic foods produced in the world today, exploits animals and often involves brutality. The tenets of carnism run counter to the core values of most people who would not willingly support the exploitation of others or condone such violence toward other sentient beings. So carnism, like other violent, exploitative ideologies, must hide itself to ensure the participation of the populace; without popular support, the system would collapse....

Why Eating Animals is a Social Justice Issue
The invisibility of carnism makes eating animals appear to be simply a matter of personal ethics, rather than what it actually is: the inevitable end result of a deeply entrenched, oppressive system. Carnism is structured like other “isms,” such as racism, sexism, and heterosexism, which are organized around the oppression of certain groups of “others.” And while the experience of each set of victims will always be somewhat unique, the ideologies themselves are structurally similar, as the mentality which enables such oppression is the same.

If we fail to pick out the common threads that are woven through all oppressive systems, then, we will simply trade one form of oppression for another. Thus, to create a more humane and just society, we must include carnism in our analysis."

Check out Carnism (dot) org