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Food for the Heart and Soul

The Contents

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Are We Really Sincere?

We have been less than truthful about our circumstances. Our Self-Opinions We delight in our gilded lives. We have over-inflated our morality, exaggerated our actual suffering and we have dared to call ourselves ‘blessed’ as if the latter situation is like winning the lottery. We have been ‘excited’ about our iced lattes in the morning. […]

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Democracy

“Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.“ – Atifete Jahjaga Democracy. It is not a place. Not a person. […]

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Abused

An ode to all the oppressed They call you ‘freak’, They think you’re weak. They hate your skin, But you will win. They think they are power, But hide and cower. They think you’re inferior, But they aren’t superior. They play the victims, But they hate victims. They victimize, They show their size. Don’t be […]

How to Make Chicken an Inexpensive Part of your Meal-Planning

So let us talk about chicken. No, really. Why Chicken? Chicken is the hardworking meat of the middle class. It is versatile, adaptable and takes on the flavor of spices, seasonings and sauces we embellish it with. Chicken is an excellent source of protein. I have previously talked about how vital protein is for fat […]

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A New Place, a New Life and Change

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide Introduction It was quite the experience, an experience unequalled. The changes came fast and furious.  The choice to face the changes were mine.  You can easily underestimate how adaptability is the prerogative of the young. I […]

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How We Need to Treat the Less Fortunate

You know what I was thinking about lately? Earning Privilege? How a lot of people behave as if they were born into their situation in life because they have earned it. That their race, physical appearance, the circumstance of their lives and other similar traits they were born with, were bestowed upon them. They feel […]

How to Know You’re Lucky In Life

Introduction Do you know how to tell if you are lucky? You know, when you feel so blue because things aren’t going your way? Let me show you. This might help give you some perspective. And some hope. Bad Luck in The Past December 2018 was tough, health-wise for me. One of those times in life, […]

Why You Must Find Your Voice

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”– Aristotle A few years ago, I embarked on a renewed mission — to find my true voice. This mission was a highly introspective exploration of my past and I knew it was me doing something for myself. The People-Pleasing Voice […]

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Honor and Why it Matters

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good. Joe Paterno Introduction Dictionary.com, defines honor as “honesty, fairness, or integrity in one’s beliefs and actions”. If we answer to a higher power or to that notion that there is more than mere human will, if we see […]

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