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My Russian Grandmother's Advice

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My Russian Grandmother's Advice

Growing up in Russia watching mom, two grandmothers and a great grandmother prepare and serve meals formed my food palette, healthy food choices and habits around cooking in general. Here, I will share a couple things that have always been natural to me at home, or when visiting one of the grandmothers as a kid.Maybe those seem old fashioned, but I think, they make sharing a meal with someone or dining alone more conscious and special - something we could all benefit from Wash your hands and face before a meal Sit down, turn off TV, remove books, devices, newspapers...

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Relax, have fun

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Relax, have fun

How often do you hear that? When you are tired, stressed, burnt-out, etc. your friends and family roll out the "entertainment, distraction and socialization ambulance." You are being handed a drink and dessert to be followed by face masks, shopping and a night out. While the desire to help may certainly be appreciated, sometimes it is important to explain that you actually hate shopping and don't really drink. The prescribed party is only a procrastination, a band aidd for the necessity to face problems... Wallet and liver concur the "fun"ain't worth it in the long run.While the support and help...

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Free Stuff

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Free Stuff

Most of us are well-off individuals with jobs, enough means to travel the world and make good choices. Why do we act like animals who can be led into the butcher's stable in herds withย a free bagel and aย koozie?

Are we dumb? Are we frugal? How do we prevent ourselves from being tricked to listen to the unwanted propagandist lecture for a free t-shirt in the end, and remind our foolish reptile brain to chill and let the prefrontal cortex make decisions instead..?

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Creative Hedonism

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Creative Hedonism

"I am just going to love myself so everybody else will have to as well".

Seems like this is what we all should naturally resort to survival wise, however a lot of people do not. I certainly wasn't one of them. All my life I've...

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Love Confessions

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Love Confessions

Has someone confessed ๐Ÿ’˜ love to you yesterday? ๐Ÿ’Œ Or have you? When you date somebody for a while, people start asking if it is "official"ย  (what does that even mean??), If you are calling each other boyfriend and girlfriend. While a. It's none of y'alls business; b. Sometimes you don't care what to call each other because labels mean nothing to you).Then they start asking if you saying the "L word" already. Grr... Why the fuck is this important!? Don't you just want to be treated nicely, and be respectful yourself? How does a beautiful confession, a poem and...

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