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Designing a Social Life Based on Growth: Part 2

In our previous post, we talked about the benefits of healthy friendships. 

But most of us understand that they’re beneficial already, even if only anecdotally. Venting to a good friend feels good. Spending an evening with people who know and love you, laughing and reminiscing, feels good. Puzzling out a tough problem with a pal feels good.

The other side of the coin that has taken on added weight in the last twenty years or so of psychological study is that of toxic friendships, friendships that take more energy than they provide.

You’re Supposed to Eat HOW MANY Fruits and Vegetables?!

The USDA changes its ruling on how many fruits and vegetables to eat daily about every five years.

You’ve got to be paying attention, or the last thing you’ll remember about the correct daily portions about fruits and vegetables will have come from your 11th grade Health teacher.

In the ‘60s and ‘70s, kids were told to eat 4 servings daily of fruits and vegetables.

The Secret Chemicals in Fast Food and What They’re Doing To You

You don’t need a scientist to tell you that fast food is not a healthy choice.

Empty calories? Check. 

Heavy in trans fat, light in nutrition? Check. 

The exact opposite of mindful and grateful eating? Check.

But it’s important to understand that not only is fast food not good for you, it’s actively harmful to your body’s composition.

Dr. Pedram Shojai

NY Times Best Selling author and film maker. Taoist Abbot and Qigong master. Husband and dad. I’m here to help you find your way and be healthy and happy. I don’t want to be your guru…just someone who’ll help point the way. If you’re looking for a real person who’s done the work, I’m your guy. I can light the path and walk along it with you but can’t walk for you.