*You are a Masterpiece.*- Sri Sri
“A plum once said, ‘just because a banana lover came by, I converted
myself into a banana. Unfortunately, his taste changed after a few
months and so I became an orange. When he said I was bitter I became an
apple, but he went in search of grapes. Yielding to the opinions of so
many people, I have changed so many times that I no more know who I am.
How I wish I had remained a plum and waited for a plum lover.’
Just because a group of people do not accept you as you are, there is no
necessity for you to strip yourself of your originality. You need to
think good of yourself, for the world takes you at your own estimate.
Never stoop down in order to gain recognition. Never let go of your true
self to win a relationship. In the long run, you will regret that you
traded your greatest glory – your uniqueness, for momentary validation.
Even Gandhi was not accepted by many people. The group that does not
accept you as you, is not your world.
There is a world for each one of you, where you shall reign as king
/queen by just being yourself. Find that world… and that world will
What water can do, gasoline cannot and what copper can, gold cannot. The
fragility of the ant enables it to move and the rigidity of the tree
enables it to stay rooted. Everything and everybody has been designed
with a proportion of uniqueness to serve a purpose that we can fulfill
only by being our unique self. YOU as you alone can serve your purpose
and I as I alone can serve my purpose. You are here to be you… just
There was a time in this world when Krishna was required and he was
sent; a time when a Christ was required and he was sent; a time when a
Mahatma was required and he was sent. There came a time when you were
required on this planet and hence you were sent. Let us be the best we
can be. Don’t miss yourself and let the world not miss you.
In the history of the universe, there has been nobody like you and to
the infinite of time to come, there will be no one like you. Existence
should have loved you so much that it broke the mould after making you,
so that another of your kind will never get repeated. You are original.
You are rare. You are unique. You are a wonder. You are a masterpiece.
.. your Master’s piece. Celebrate your Uniqueness.”
~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Thought I'd share this recent CNN report exposing the alarming number of antibiotics used in the meat
and poultry industry. Between 70-80% of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used in factory farms. The highly toxic meat and poultry are then purchased by top restaurant chains. The chart summarizes the grade of the top 25 restaurants that were investigated and 20 of those received an "F" obtaining zero points for there practices.
We gather with our friends and families at these noted restaurants trusting that the appetizing meals are safe and supplying our bodies with the proper nutrients and vitamins. Instead, it poisons are bodies impeding our quality of life and life span.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated in its recent report Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013, "Up to half of antibiotic use in humans and much of antibiotic use in animals is unnecessary and inappropriate and makes everyone less safe.”
Chain Reaction is a new report and scorecard that grades America’s top restaurant chains’ on their policies and practices regarding antibiotics use and transparency in their meat and poultry supply chains.
- See more at: http://www.foe.org/projects/food-and-technology/good-food-healthy-planet/chain-reaction#sthash.0038i2h8.dpuf
The Full Report can be found on the link below. Please take a few minutes to read.
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After insistence from friends, family and customers, I decided to finally started a blog. The purpose of this weekly blog is to provide a platform of River Nyle customers, colleagues, friends and family, and for anyone who would like to share newsworthy stories about all things natural, simple and real. Sharing experiences, ideas and encouraging each other to embrace a holistic journey.
To share a little about myself in this first post, I make natural skincare products and truly love it. I believe so much in the healing power of plants and herbs. Although there were challenging periods, the past two years have been a journey of becoming fearlessly me. I say this because for many years what passionately resonated within me differed from how I actually lived my everyday. Instead of heading to my corporate job every morning, I wanted to create healing blends with essential oils for others knowing that subtle changes in our daily regimen, such as using toxic-free skincare products, will reduce chances of illness and disease. Not to mention the therapeutic benefits of these oils are astounding. And I eventually did just that. It wasn't an easy decision or process. I simplified my life in order to survive on a tight budget since my bi-weekly corporate salary ceased along with my stress, anxiety and at times, depression that came with my unfulfilling job.
I may work more hours now as a small business owner, but I feel this is where I am suppose to be. Life has become more of a journey, rather than a destination. I no longer anticipate my vacation days as a time to truly be myself. Although my work challenges and stresses still exist, they are outweighed by what simply feels good... creating natural therapeutic skincare blends that heal us.
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Photo 1: At an organic farm helping to clear the fields for the next seasonal crop
Photo 2: At our weekly Thursday farmers market at Whole Foods. Educating a customer on the benefits of using our Vanilla Almond Body and Skin Oil. It's smells so yummy too. :))
Thank you so much for taking the time to read. I hope you consider to join River Nyle's blogging community. I think you'd enjoy hanging out with us.