Ever found yourself in a rut, just waiting for some force of the Universe to pull you out?
When ennui sets in, it can be hard to find a way back into the light, but it typically takes a series of events and choices for us to be living a life out of sync with our personal goals, values, and passions.
Take the long way home
Surround yourself with the right people
Identify your values
I believe we are all connected and thus all have our own roles to play in which we contribute to the collective good. When we connect to that role, we simultaneously connect to our purpose and to each other, filling up that hollowness we can get when we’re not feeling so in love with our life.
Falling back in love with your life requires a little determination and reflection, but mostly it’s about letting go and just tuning in — to your most authentic self and to the world and people around you.
It’s a new day, it’s a new week, it’s a new beginning. Come on and forget your troubles!
Schnuffel is an animated kind, gentle, fun-loving rabbit made at the end of 2007 for the marketing of one of the German media company Jamba! ringtones, yet the first concepts of the Schnuffel character were born in July 2.
The ringtone was turned into a song by Sebastian Nussbaum and Andreas Wendorf and recorded under the title Kuschel Song (“cuddling song”). The single was released in February 2008 and the ringtone rabbit made it immediately to the top of the German and European charts.
After the song went to the top of the Austrian charts and to number 2 in Switzerland, plans were made to release the song internationally. The songs were translated in 13 languages and 13 albums have been released, including German re-editions and international albums.
Schnuffel was introduced into the US market on January 17, 2010. The Schnuffel ringtone commercial currently airs on MTV, MTV2, Comedy Central, Teen Nick, and ABC Family.
Due to a rise in Greek interest, Schnuffel has turned to their market producing previous albums in Greek. These are not carbon copies of the original albums as minor tweaks in the track list and provided media have been made. With the switch to the Greek market Sony has not been producing these CDs, instead the Greek label Heaven Records has taken their spot.
Your organic, home-grown fruit, vegetables and herbs are fresher, more nutritious and more delicious than conventionally farmed fruit, vegetables and herbs.
Most fruit and vegetables lose nutritional value when they are stored for lengthy periods, or when they are being transported from interstate or overseas. Chemical preservatives are also applied, which do nothing for your health.
The fruit and vegetables in supermarkets have been bred for appearance, a long shelf life and resistance to bruising during transport. The fruit and vegetables best to grow in your own back yard, on the other hand, have been bred for being nutritious and delicious.
You don’t have to worry about the prices of vegetables, herbs and fruits continuing to rise. The best way to ensure food security for you, your family and your neighbors is to source, and even better to grow, your own food locally.
Pride of produce – showing off doesn’t get better than this. Experience the warm glow of knowing you grew that whole salad or vegetable stew yourself!
Food gardening is a gentle, relaxing and stress-lowering form of exercise.
Home food production connects you with the seasons and the cycles of nature. Tomatoes taste better not only fresh of the plant, but when you have to wait for them!
You have reduced your carbon footprint by reducing the food miles of what you eat.
Did you know that the growing, processing, packaging, storing and transporting of what we eat make up 37% of the average eco-footprint? Freshly eaten home-grown food produces no green house emissions. Your home-grown food travels meters instead of hundreds or thousands of kilometers.
Your organically home-grown food is clean – free from genetic modification, chemical pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.
You are improving the health of America’s soils and waterways by not creating demand for agricultural chemicals and practices that negatively effect soils, waterways and our fragile environment.
You are saving water. Common agricultural practices have been shown to use water extremely inefficiently. Home grown food uses significantly less water relative to the amount of food harvested.
At a time when tragedy dominates world affairs, it’s easy to despair at the path some ‘leaders’ have led us down. But if you’re worried about losing faith in humankind, despair not: we have the antidote.
Rich or poor; young or old; Australian, Chinese or Brazilian — we looked the world over and found one universal trait that truly unites us all: kindness.
Do take a moment and find some tissues, because there’s more where that came from.
Courageous deeds caught on film can sweep across the world in an instant, but it’s acts of kindness, that don’t get any airtime, that change the world every day.