“All I know is before I get treated, I HURT, and after, I feel better.” -James Harrison. Repost @natgeo
Photo by @fritzphotos // Words by @petergwin
New England Patriots linebacker James Harrison (@jhharrison92) knows about pain—KNOWS about it. For nearly two decades he has been delivering and receiving devastating blows on NFL fields. This afternoon, at age 39, he will step onto the field for today’s AFC Championship Game as the oldest defensive player in professional football. (His teammate @tombrady is a year older and among the oldest offensive players.) Last spring, he let photographer Fritz Hoffmann and I visit him in Arizona #onassignment to document his workouts (lots of power lifts) and meticulous health routine (no alcohol, refined sugar, or processed carbs). In between weightlifting sessions, we asked him his secret for playing such a violent game at such a high level for so long. “Ain’t no damn secret, man. HARD WORK, lots of hard work!” Well that, and a lot of attention to caring for his body. Harrison spends about $350,000 a year employing a team of specialists, including massage therapists, acupuncturists, and chiropractors, who help manage the punishment his body endures. One of them is Codi Hoos, a massage therapist who uses cupping, an ancient therapy practiced for centuries in China, to reduce muscle soreness. I mentioned to Harrison that scientists are skeptical about cupping some of the other treatments he uses. Harrison shrugged. “All I know is before I get treated, I HURT, and after, I feel better.” #NFL#Defense#Cupping#Patriots#Newengland#footballer
My favorite daily ritual is making an herbal infusion each night right before bed. Sometimes I lazily choose one herb and fill up the jar, sometimes I intuitively blend a few different herbs together based on what I’m going to be doing or how i want to feel the next day. Last night my hands chose linden, oatstraw, hawthorn berries, peppermint and bladderwrack. A perfectly nourishing blend of anti-inflammatory, calming, and uplifting medicine for my day. And the marc (leftover plant material) gets to nourish my garden afterwards! .
Illuminating yet so unpredictable even in the face of affliction you remain so willing-full. Abdominal will never be this hue, just bright rays of abundance understood by the few. Within the secular they would refer to me as the symbol of caution, toxicity, and danger. These are all exaggerated expressions of reminding our people to yield and slow the pace. Never fret or worry my friends we are in enlightened hands. So when life gives us lemons we shall praise and then dance. Find me in between my brother green & sister orange. If your wise enough you'd put bananas in your porridge. Gold, solar, dynamism, prana and the power to save or obliterate this world. All comes from this beautiful yet purified color to unfurl. Yellow: Yellow speaks of friendliness and approachability, symbolizing warmth and honesty. Yellow is the color of light, hope, and encouragement. The Bible says the New Jerusalem created by God will have twelve foundations, with each one shining a different kind of light based on a particular precious stone (Revelation 21:19). The seventh foundation (seven is the number of perfection) has Chrysolite within it. The Greek word translated "chrysolite" means a gem that looks the color gold or yellow. What few people know is that not only is yellow the most visible color of the spectrum, its high reflectance of light allows it to act as a secondary light source. It is the first wavelength of light processed by the human eye (which belies its use in certain signage and on some emergency rescue vehicles). Our peripheral vision (the ability to see side or fringe areas when we look straight ahead) is 2 1/2 times higher for it than for red. Look at the stars, Look how they shine for you, And everything you do ,Yeah they were all yellow. By far one of my favorite Coldplay songs. Shalom. Àse. Namasté!
Vandaag is ‘Celebration of Life Day’.⠀
Deze hele maand is ‘Celebration of Life Month’.⠀
Geen idee waarom dat gepland staat voor januari; in mijn beleving is januari de maand die het traagst verloopt in het hele jaar, en vaak ook het meest grijs is.⠀
Misschien is het daarom juist van belang om het leven te vieren.⠀
Het leven vieren kan je op allerlei manieren doen.⠀
Mijn manier is, ironisch genoeg, door me terug te trekken uit de maatschappij, een fles chocolademelk open te trekken en onder een deken te gaan liggen.⠀
Omdat een doordeweekse dag voor mij bestaat uit het praten met vele, vele mensen, het uitleggen van dingen aan mensen terwijl ik weet dat het een nutteloze bezigheid is, vechten om de voor de ander geschikte behandeling op te starten, in plaats van mee te gaan in wat de ander wil.⠀
Daarom vier ik het leven graag in mijn eentje.⠀
Samen met Doggy.⠀
Liefst op de bank, maar ook graag in de natuur.⠀
Hoe vier jij het leven?
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@daolabs are herbal teas based on ancient Chinese medicine formulas. Here I have Women’s formula, Cold and Allergy, Emotional Balance and Digestive Harmony 🙏
I’ve seen lots of other Chinese medicine practitioners rave about @daolabs so I’m excited to finally try for myself ☺️ and apparently they are meant to taste good! A sentence not usually heard when talking about Chinese herbs 🙈🙈 Do you use herbal teas in your wellness regime? What is your favourite? ✨💕
Something I don’t talk about?! My skin! Why because it’s always been the one thing I’ve been most embarrassed about! From the age of 13, you know when all those wonderful changes start taking place in your body! Then your hormones get a little crazy and out of control?! Yeah that was me! The result, adolescent acne. 😒 Let’s just say this is not an esteem booster when you are a 13 year old girl and all of a sudden you start caring about what you look like. When the opinions of others are all that matter! So I struggled!! My mom tried to help! Taking me to dermatologists which always ended up in a new prescription for an antibiotic and some form of topical cream or gel like Retin-A. I never saw any real improvement from being on the antibiotics and all the Retin-A did was make my skin super sensitive and dried it out! I cried one too many times looking at my reflection in the mirror! 😢 in my mind if I did not have perfect skin, I was ugly! I started to see commercials from Acutane. I saw the before and after pictures. I begged my mom to let me try it. After reading through the information on it and the possible side effects, she refused! I was devastated! So I learned as best I could to cover the acne with makeup. Fast forward to about 3 years ago. So all the hoping and wishing that the acne would go away, that I would just grow out of it. Well it didn’t ever happen! 😔 It lessened as I grew into an adult but it never completely went away! I got real good at hiding it with makeup but I wouldn’t be caught dead without any on! And if you happened to see me not wearing any, then you truly were in my inner circle! 😜 Then 3 years ago I started researching and reading about the importance of gut health! What an eye opening revelation to find out that acne can be directly related to how healthy your gut is! Who knew?! 🤷🏼♀️ Then my husband and I stumbled upon some all natural plant based supplements. Supplements that specifically target gut health and restoring your microbiome! So all this to say, I only wish that gut health would have been on my radar when I was in my teens! I’m happy to say that now between an amazing probiotic unlike any other out there plus my
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▶️В этом году в #Маремме (Тоскана) выдался очень тёплый январь - температура днём достигает +18 градусов. А уж на термальном курорте Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort всегда разлито благодатное тепло, благодаря магической силе источника Сатурния, воды которого в любое время года прогреты до комфортных +37,5 градусов. Поэтому никакого стресса зимой - только удовольствие, только здоровье, только восхитительное настроение. Именно для того, чтобы поддержать своих дорогих гостей курорт в этом году не будет закрываться на зиму, а это значит, что если вы не успели приехать в Terme di Saturnia в новогодние праздники, то вы сможете сделать это в январе по самой выгодной цене.
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Client progress 🙌🏽 One of the most rewarding things about being a personal trainer is watching people become better- physically, athletically and mentally. I have loved watching this man grow in all areas of his life and have been so blessed to be a part of his journey so far, we are now going online and really focusing on nutrition and mindfulness- watch this space!
I like to think that people treat us how we allow them to. If someone treats you badly once that’s on them, if someone continually acts in a way that takes from you rather than contributes well that’s on you, we all have the ability to open doors and to close them.
Who are you allowing into your life that leaves you feeling less than incredible? Cut that shit off 🙅🏼♀️