Embarrassing bravery

22 Dec

“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”

― Benjamin Mee, We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals That Change Their Lives Forever

 

Nerve Rush

19 Dec

Just few lines to describe this amazing website and an incredible man: David Goggins “Nerve Rush“.

David Goggins is a Navy Seal, endurance athlete, I could talk about him all day, but this video does a much better job with a lot less words. Take just few minutes and watch this video.

After several of his friends died in Afghanistan in a helicopter crash in 2005 during Operation Red Wings, Goggins began long-distance running with the aim of raising money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which gives college scholarships and grants to the children of fallen special operations soldiers. Here an interesting interview .

His extraordinary achievement earned him a feature story in Runner’s World, where he was named a “Running Hero.”

Goggins’ life is a metaphor for adversity destruction. His bold, “no excuses” approach makes him a wanted commodity on the speaking circuit. He has received invitations to speak at college campuses and business forums, as well as, top sports teams. Goggins is passionate about his focus on positive mindset. His message is one of overcoming diversity and pushing yourself to the limit and beyond.

In a race, you hit several walls. Every time you hit a wall, it’s a big deciding factor in that race, or in life, if you’re not running. You have a big decision to make. You can either stop at that wall and go parallel left or parallel right. You are looking for that door. When you get to that door you have another decision to make. Should I open it or should I keep it closed. If you keep it closed you made the decision to quit. If you open that door you made the decision to carry on, to continue on your journey or mission, whatever you’re on. I always open that door! Once you open that door, and you go through it, your mind resets and it gives you a few more miles.

Your limits don’t exist. They’re just a wall…with a door in it. Keep moving until you find the door. You might go left for a while, you might go right for a while, but if you keep going, you will find that door. And then you get to choose…

Bullshit

21 Nov

“The contemporary proliferation of bullshit also has deeper sources, in various forms of skepticism which deny that we can have any reliable access to an objective reality and which therefore reject the possibility of knowing how things truly are. These “anti-realist” doctrines undermine confidence in the value of disinterested efforts to determine what is true and what is false, and even in the intelligibility of the notion of objective inquiry. One response to this loss of confidence has been a retreat from the discipline required by dedication to the ideal of correctness to a quite different sort of discipline, which is imposed by pursuit of an alternative ideal of sincerity. Rather than seeking primarily to arrive at accurate representations of a common world, the individual turns toward trying to provide honest representations of himself. Convinced that reality has no inherent nature, which he might hope to identify as the truth about things, he devotes himself to being true to his own nature. It is as though he decides that since it makes no sense to try to be true to the facts, he must therefore try instead to be true to himself.

But it is preposterous to imagine that we ourselves are determinate, and hence susceptible both to correct and to incorrect descriptions, while supposing that the ascription of determinacy to anything else has been exposed as a mistake. As conscious beings, we exist only in response to other things, and we cannot know ourselves at all without knowing them. Moreover, there is nothing in theory, and certainly nothing in experience, to support the extraordinary judgment that it is the truth about himself that is the easiest for a person to know. Facts about ourselves are not peculiarly solid and resistant to skeptical dissolution. Our natures are, indeed, elusively insubstantial — notoriously less stable and less inherent than the natures of other things. And insofar as this is the case, sincerity itself is bullshit.”

― Harry G. Frankfurt, On Bullshit

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Really I deserve this bullshit?I wonder if you can taste the bullshit that’s coming out of your mouth. WTF

Frugal lifestyle: reflections and thoughts

15 Nov

“Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.”  (Elise Boulding)

Sometimes we forgot that we don’t need things to be happy or feeling good. This thought came up on my mind after reading an article about then activities to do that don’t involve spending money…and a suddenly realized that a lot of m favorites blog or website are about frugal lifestyle or simpler living like my blog… I wasn’t born in a rich family and since I was a child a was educated to respect the value of things instead of money’s value… Today I know that was an important lesson.

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Few months ago a discovered Exploring Alternatives an exciting blog edit by Danielle and Matt, two guys who decide to living in a van and explore new ways to live with less… They constantly inspire a lot of people to make different choice and they’re telling you the truth that sometimes it’s difficult to live in a van, that sometimes things are difficult and that it’s important to find a community to share the fear of being different… Thank you guys!!

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Another interesting article it’s from Zen Habits: Living Lightly with the One-Bag Lifestyle: you know every time you pack for a trip it’s a mess… I usually made a travel list about important things to have wit me and I use that list every time I travel..but I didn’t think to use this method to live day by day… Now I’m thinking it’s a very interesting idea..and I want to try to reduce my wardrobe and choose only important and essential clothes for office and free time. Actually I don’t have a lot of free time..I’m preparing an important law exam and a running race…and also I work five day a week and I stay until 8 pm… it’s no easy but I’m trying do to my best and I think that change habits or just improve a little things every day it’s good..Because changes give you the chances to observe you life in a different prospective and find new ways to discover what you’re capable of!

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Another experiment that I would try it’s living using less plastic.That’s because I saw a lot of documentary about the plastic island and one in particular catch my attention Plastic Paradise Movie: if I was worried about plastic bottle BPA free…now I’m really worried about plastic things in general…We need to be proactive on this.. I’d like to recommend yo this article about climate changes and pollution It’s the End of the World . . . Sort Of

Have a nice week folks!

Racing Dawn: running it’s the best sports!

15 Oct

Hi everyone
just few lines about this book: Racing Dawn: How A Crazy Mom With 5 Kids Ran 12 Marathons by Dawn Lauti.
I bought this ebook on March but I started reading them only few day ago… I missed so much…It’s a very funny and at the same time introspective book from a self-described “ordinary person” who tackled 12 marathons in 12 months with a devoted husband and 5 kids in tow. Runners and non-runners alike will enjoy this story of a journey through aches, pains, sickness, joy, friendship, courage and inner strength.
It’s the best lecture for me by now that I’m preparing a little race after a few months of stop running and in a revolutionary period of my life where eveythings it’s going so fast and I’m running my life, eating that piece by piece…

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Thank you Dawn to inspire and share so much!

Mixed up raw and no raw food

10 Sep

Hi folks

today I just want to chat with you about a  raw foods diet… All of us know that raw food diet is made up of fresh, whole, unrefined, living, plant-based foods: fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, nuts, and seeds, which are consumed in their natural state, without cooking or steaming. Fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens not only contain sustainable amounts of carbohydrates, protein and fat, they have them in the percentages, ratios, and quality that are optimum for human health. When people integrate a proper raw diet with other healthful living practices, they rarely, if ever, develop weight control problems, chronic or even short-term illnesses.
personally I went raw 5 years ago but also I’d like to eat cooked food like smashed potato or tofu scramble..or why not pizza, pasta…Obviously I don’t indulge to much in this kind of dishes but I wanna be free to choose what my body in that specific time it’s reclaiming. And also I like so much to mixed up different kind of food raw and cooked
Today I’d like to share with you a great dish for a Friday dinner: tofu scramble with smashed potato and salad
Very easy and super super cozy 🙂

This dish require simple ingredients:

For smashed potato
4 Gold potatoes
1 tbsp of Vegan butter
1 tbsp of vegan parmesan
Sea Salt
Black Pepper
& Chives

For tofu scramble
1 cube of tofu
1 can of baby carrots mixed with peas
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of gomasio

For the salad
handful of green leaves (what do you prefer)
1 tomato
1 fennel
vegan Balsamic Vinaigrette

Direction
Boil Potatoes until soft. Drain and Mash the Potatoes. Add all ingredients to the potatoes; mixing and tasting to desired flavor and thickness.
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In the meantime Place tofu on a plate lined with several layers of paper towels (to absorb liquid). Using a fork or potato masher, smash tofu. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3-4 minutes. Stir in gomasio; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.Add peas and baby carrots; cook, stirring often, until heated through, 1-2 minutes. Stir with season with salt and pepper.
Serve scramble with tortillas and garnishes, as desired.
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Place the salad in a plate, on the side put just a few slice of fennel and tomato and prepare the Vegan balsamic vinaigrette:
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 cup olive oil
dash salt and pepper, to taste
Whisk together the vinegar and mustard. Slowly combine in oil until dressing is well mixed and smooth.
Add a dash of salt and pepper to taste.
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Place the combo plate like you wish and enjoy it!

How to win the day

3 Sep

Article plus energizing smoothie

The way you start your morning can make or break the rest of your day. The SAVERS acronymn reminds us of six habits or rituals that can improve our morning routines.

The routine comes from Hal Elrod, author of “The Miracle Morning,” and in an interview with James Altucher. The six parts of the routine—silence, affirmations, visualization, exercise, reading, and scribing—can improve our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual help. They don’t have to take a lot of time, but can get you into the right frame of mind for a great day.

www.jamesaltucher.com/2015/07/how-to-win-the-day
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And here we are: energizing smoothie (vegan, gluten free, raw)

1 frozen banana
3 plums
2 dates
rice milk
1tbs lucuma

Enjoy the day!