My Happy Life for Sale — Happiness Class

Happiness Class: Nutrient Depletions

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Happiness Class: Nutrient Depletions

"Various substances present in our comfort-craving, health-compromising American lifestyle can have a profound impact on our nutrient levels.  Conventional commercial farming practices reduce our nutrient content as vegetables and fruit absorb their nutrients from the soil in which they are grown. Conventional crops are grown with synthetic fertilizers, synthetic pesticides, and are in the same fields over and over again, causing soils to become depleted. If you live in the Midwest you will drive past cornfields that have been in the same place for decades. Fruit and vegetables are picked before they are ripe enough in order to survive transport...

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Happiness Class: Microplastics

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Happiness Class: Microplastics

"Plastic is causing big problems around us. Only today, BBC reported on an article in the journal NatureGeoscience, microplastics (tiny pieces of degraded plastic) can travel regularly 60 miles, or more. Scientists tested a very rural area in the Pyrenees, 75 miles from the nearest city, finding “that each day an average of 365 tiny plastic fragments or fibers settled on every square meter of land.” In order to contribute to the solution, NS/S is replacing the plastic bags in our wildflower packets with glassine bags." www.nativeseeds.org  

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Happiness Class: Imagine by Gisele

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Happiness Class: Imagine by Gisele

"So here's a thought experiment: Imagine what would happen if each one of us knew ourselves as fully and deeply as possible. And that we led each day of our lives consciously and compassionately, without projecting our emotions onto others, or allowing our egos to distort reality. If everyone did whatever work was necessary to get to know themselves better, and took responsibility for being the best self he or she could be, I believe the world would be a different place, a better place." (LESSONS by Gisele Bündchen)

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Happiness Class: Marriage by Gisele

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Happiness Class: Marriage by Gisele

"Before Tom and I were married, we talked a lot about how we wanted our relationship to develop, and I expressed that I wanted an interdependent relationship, not a codependent one. I see marriage as two people walking side by side, growing individually and together, never giving up the essence of who they are, or their dreams, to please or pacify their partner. I wanted someone who would accept me fully for who I was, someone who inspired and challenged me to be the best version of myself. I wanted to be that same person for my husband. I saw...

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Happiness Class: THE INTELLIGENT GARDENER by Steve Solomon

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Happiness Class: THE INTELLIGENT GARDENER by Steve Solomon

"...more people are going to awaken to the sad results of the industrial food system. And maybe we will have a brighter future because of that. I was married to Dr. Isabelle Moser for 15 years. Isabelle was a practicing naturopath who prescribed water fasting to heal serious illnesses. Some of her clients had mental or emotional difficulties as well as physical complaints. Dr. Moser was a real doctor; she had a PhD in psychology. Her early practice focused on treating schizophrenics with dietary reform, megavitamins, exercise and detoxification. Isabelle said that trying to help an unhappy person with talk-therapy...

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