July 11, 2016

You lied!

We have a serious problem. A few days ago, I caught you looking at the san diego guitarcenter.com page. Okay, what's the big deal you say. You just don't know. You don't know because you have no idea. No idea that I'm right here watching you. Ya, you heard me right. I'm right here, and you've never even noticed.

Damn you! Damn you to hell and back! I have feelings too! You just don't understand! I love you and you just don't care. Why should you? But you tossed me aside like all of the others. You lied! Don't you remember? You told me once we would always be together! Always!

But I saw you! I saw you checking out that other guitar! I saw that smile on your face and heard you whisper its name. I remember how you use to look at me that way. It won't last, I should know. But you have no idea. I watch you every day. You walk by me without a second glance, without a word. You never touch me anymore. It's been months, damn you! What happened to our relationship? I have feelings too. I miss it when you run your fingers down my front. All I've ever wanted to do was please you. I thought I was the one. Now I see I'm not. We played so well together, you and I, so well. Ahh hell girl, you lied.

June 5, 2016

Why Pinterest Pins Could Be Bad For Your Health

With the rising health craze, it's no big surprise that Pinterest pinners have gotten on the bandwagon to make a buck with their pins. Unfortunately moms like you and I who want to get healthy and bask in all of the nutritional knowledge are often fooled by those pins. a huge example is one I stumbled across this morning. When it comes to fitness and healthy eating, I'm learning as I go and loving it. I'm nearly 41 years old and not in the best shape of my life, so for me it's time. And as a freelance writer, I feel as if I have this bonus because of all of the health research I have done over the years for my clients.

Processed food is certainly on the big list of health conscious moms who are concerned about what we are serving to our family. I don't know about you, but to me processed is anything, and I mean anything that is packaged. If man has their packaging on it, chances are it contains chemicals and other junk we should be running away from. So when we see eat clean pins on pinterest, we tend to pin them for later, because clean eating means non-processed, right?

I was surfing pinterest today when I came across a pin like this one, from PureWow. It sure looks great doesn't it? A week's worth of clean eating recipe! How thoughtful of them, right? WRONG.

Now don't get me wrong, not all of the recipes are bad. But take a gander at this little link right here. Of course, you'll notice it takes you to another website, nothing really to do with PureWow, but that's not really what we should be alarmed about. Notice they talk about the eggs and avocado, but nothing about that slice of bread. Yes, it may have the word whole wheat, but bread is processed folks, no matter how you look at it.

And yes, I'm pretty sure this site isn't the only one out there misleading moms everywhere. Now let's get angry, let's get pissed. Yes, I said it. That should piss you off. We are taking in all of this knowledge, counting on help when we are new to the subject, only to learn not all of the knowledge we find is REAL.

It's not to say we should avoid pinterest pinners altogether. We just need to be more cautious, especially when it comes to our family's health.

The moral of the story is obvious by now if it wasn't earlier, simply don't believe  everything you see on pinterest.  And while I'm no nutritional expert, I can tell you this,
if you're going to eat clean, do it from scratch. Gather your vegetables from your garden or local farmer's market when possible. Skip the meat or buy it from a local farmer. Do your research. KEEP IT REAL.
Matthew Cramer aka Superman

Joy Smith also known as The Insane Writer, is the author of the Sci-Fi novel, The Generation. She can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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