Make good art 

A few weeks ago, this cartoon crossed my path while wasting time online. I loved it. I felt that with all that is going on in the world, this was really inspirational. 

  
Found it first on the blog “Thoughts on Theatre“. (Where you can find information on the artist) Hope you guys enjoy it. 

Lots of love

Dany 

Strawberry weekend 

  

When I was 4 years old, I remember that my favorite ice cream flavor was strawberry. (I mostly liked it because it was pink.) Next month I’m off to Italy, world capital of gelato. And I’m hoping to eat as much pink gelato as I can. 

Thinking of pink ice cream, here are some images for the weekend. 

   
                           

All images via Pinterest 

Say no to diets 

  
When I listen to people talking about the “newest diet” they are going to do in order to “loose weight” I get angry. Just plain angry. 

Because usually these diets either starve them, don’t work, or they just mess with people’s metabolism.

  
And trying to fix that metabolism is not only difficult, it’s close to impossible. It can be done, but most people fail to see just how much damage they have done to their bodies. 

So, say no to dieting. Say yes to EATING. Eating good food that will nourish you. Starving your body doesn’t help. Sure, if you are healthy, (in that moment) you might shed a few pounds in the beginning. But in the long run, your cells won’t get everything they need to work properly. 

  
Remember that your body is not just one system. It’s actually an accumulation of several systems in careful balance. And all of those systems, need certain elements to do their jobs (just like you might need a laptop, or a design table) and keep that balance. (Such balance is called homeostasis if you were curious.) 

  
When we “diet”, we don’t eat enough macro and micronutrients in our food, we are depriving our cells of the elements they need to work correctly. 

Now, I’m not saying “don’t diet, go eat at McDonald’s everyday”. By doing that you’ll be starving your cells all the same. 

  
But, stop counting calories. Make sure you eat every type of nutrient you can everyday. Complex carbs like whole rice or sweet potatoes. Proteins, one portion in every meal; and fats. Yes, don’t be scared of fat. Your brain is made of fat, the membranes of your cells are made of fat. So, add some kind in your diet (nuts, olive oil, avocado, etc) 

  
The next time you decide to start a new diet, I recommend going with a nutriologist, and skipping the “moon diet”. Make sure you nourish yourself. Do that, and not only will your cells thank you, you will definitely see the difference in the way you see the world. 

Lots of love 

Dany