In this article, we will explore the core principles and philosophies that underpin the spirituality of the Urban Monk.
Nobody could afford coconut oil during the war in the 1940s. Although it had been used in European and American, not to mention Caribbean and Filipino, cooking for centuries, Americans lost their access to it, except at exorbitant prices. (If you’re wondering, that’s how soy was able to get such a foothold in our eating practices.)
When coconut oil reentered the market, the national food and health authorities had turned on it – they claimed it was basically lard. Coconut oil is 93% saturated fat, and during the 1950s, there wasn’t a dirtier curse word in the medical community.
We thought it clogged arteries and caused heart disease.
In the old days, when choices were limited and personal freedoms had yet to become a battle cry of the first world, making decisions might
In 1943, even Abraham Maslow noted that there were flaws in the theory he presented when he published his paper, “A theory of human motivation.”
Up to 40,000 years ago, an important evolutionary shift occurred — dogs stopped being foes and began being friends. They began lurking around the outskirts of human settlements, waiting for scraps (and ear scratches.)
Perhaps 20,000 years ago, dogs started to travel with humans as companions, helping to hunt, herd, keep watch, and (presumably) snuggle.
Conversely, cats sort of… domesticated themselves (in a very feline way.) Perhaps 12,000 years ago, a specific cat species had a genetic mutation which encouraged them not to fear humans. (Plus, they’re born pest hunters.)
So if you think about it…
For tens of thousands of years, we as a race have continuously decided we’d rather live with our canine and feline pals than without them.
Ever wonder how ethnic and cultural cuisines developed? Is it because the Irish are predisposed to prefer the taste of potatoes? Because those in the