morning quote

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“The world is but a canvas to the imagination” – Thoreau

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I’m getting my coffee ready for the day. So give me a minute to get my colors and brushes collected.  

got colors? 

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Confused when buying eggs?

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All you need to know about buying eggs.

  • Conventional Eggs – These are your standard supermarket eggs. The chickens are usually raised in an overfilled hen house or a cage and never see the light of day.
    They are usually fed grain-based crap, supplemented with vitamins and minerals. May also be treated with antibiotics and hormones.
  • Organic Eggs – Were not treated with antibiotics or hormones and received organic feed. May have had limited access to the outdoors.
  • Pastured Eggs – Chickens are allowed to roam free, eating plants and insects (their natural food) along with some commercial feed.
  • Omega-3 Enriched Eggs – Basically, they’re like conventional chickens except that their feed is supplemented with an Omega-3 source like flax seeds. May have had some access to the outside.

I think the best is:

Pastured eggs (from a local farmer): the birds are out on the pasture and eat a natural diet—made up of all kinds of seeds, green plants, insects and worms. Usually grain or laying mash supplements the diet. Hens are allowed access to pasture, but also have a pen to house them and protect them from predators.

According to a Dallas chicken farmer, some type of grain supplement in the diet is inevitable due to the foraging nature of chickens. If they are on a farm, they will find some grain to eat, even if it was meant for another animal. 

Not only are pastured eggs from a local farmer more humane towards the birds, pastured chickens make much healthier eggs!

Mother Earth News compared pastured eggs with commercial eggs (that you would find at a grocery store) and found pastured eggs may contain:

• 1/3 less cholesterol
• 1/4 less saturated fat
• 2/3 more vitamin A
• 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
• 3 times more vitamin E
• 7 times more beta carotene

You can even see a major difference in appearance as well. Pastured eggs are deeper and richer in color compared to commercial eggs. The shells of pastured eggs are much harder to break.

That’s pretty incredible, isn’t? Well, it is the incredible, edible egg! In our family, the nutritional value and humane treatment of the birds makes the pastured egg worth its weight in gold.

Resources/ Excerpts:

http://thesproutingseed.com/what-are-the-healthiest-eggs-to-buy/

http://authoritynutrition.com/pastured-vs-omega-3-vs-conventional-eggs/

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=92

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Weird Things Couples Do

Couples…couples are made up of any combination. I look at this video which is very entertaining and I think I have this connection with most of my best friends and that romantic special someone.  So over all, #Enjoy everyone you have a connection with. With whomever, wherever!   🙂

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2 antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wan’t much, but the reception was excellent.

… LOL  I am working all night long. Needed a joke break.

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10 Simples Ways to being a Productive Dynamo

Check Out this piece from Time.  I agree with this completely.  Productivity is all in your mind. You need the drive.

I saw JUST GET IT DONE!   Power through anything and you are amazed what can get done.

http://time.com/3223096/10-ways-to-turn-yourself-into-a-productivity-dynamo/

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You’re only productive at work three days out of the week. How can you improve that?

  • The secret to getting more done is to make things automatic. Control over your schedule stops you from getting tired at work. Progressmotivates us more than anything else. Your mind moves you, but how you move also affects your mind. Superstition canimprove performance and when people wish you luck you do better.
  • Mood matters. Happiness and overconfidence both boost productivity. Think positive by imagining the happiest day of your life. Use positive self-talk and positive mental imagery.
  • Know the rules your brain works by, the things that really motivate us, what increases teamwork and how to improve yourself.
  • How the office is decorated makes a difference. Might want to avoid the color red and make sure to buy some plants.Checklists help. So docalendars. Clean your desk. Chew some gum. Stop multitasking and don’t bother sorting your email into folders.
  • Does managing your free time with a schedule sound awful? A study shows it actually improves life satisfaction.Talking to yourself might make you look crazy but it can improve performance. Here‘s what you should say. (Trash talk helps too.)
  • Get enough sleep. Your mood in the morning affects your entire day. If you’re a night owl, shift your schedule later and if you’re a morning larkget to work earlier. Naps help.
  • Rivals increase performance but they also make us more likely to cheat. Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to give it to someone else.Self-deception helps too.
  • Thinking about the stereotype of someone who excels at what you’re attempting can improve your performance.
  • Web breaks make you more productive. But whether you need a break at all is dependent on how you see willpower.
  • Chill out. You’re happier when you’re busy anyway.

 

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