Creeping Charlie and Big Audacious Goals

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If you have a yard, Chances are you have dealt with Creeping Charlie.

It is an invasive plant that was originally brought to this country to serve as a ground cover – which it does beautifully. It does it so well that it will choke out anything in its path, including your grass.

There is only a certain kind of weed killer that works on creeping charlie, and it needs to be applied after the first frost. I always forget…

So I’ve taken up the Creeping Charlie Therapy.

You have to run your fingers along under the plants an find the vine. Then you run your fingers under the vine releasing as much of it as possible before you break it. You often have to untwist it from the grass it is choking. It is mindless and therapeutic. Even addicting.

OK, maybe not at first…

You probably have large patches of this stuff. Looking at this job can be pretty overwhelming. Your rational mind says, “There’s no way I’ll ever be able to do this.”

So what do you do?

Pick a place and start.

Make it a goal to do one square foot a night. That doesn’t seem like much, does it? But after a couple of weeks you’ll have 10 – 14 square feet cleared.

And that feels pretty good.

So what does this have to do with big audacious goals?

OK, say you want to lose 100 pounds. When you first look at that goal, it seems impossible.

Now make a goal to lose 2 pounds a week. People always discount this because it seems so insignificant. But 2 pounds a week is over 100 pounds in a year.

Eat healthier. Maybe replace one bad thing with a salad a day. Maybe replace one can of pop a day with water. Maybe take a 20 minute walk everyday.

Say you want to finally tackle getting your house cleaned. Clean the stove. Tomorrow – clean the microwave. Organize something … and so on…

Say you want to write a book. Make the outline. Make it a goal to write a rough draft of a chapter a night, or even a week  That book will be done in no time.

You can apply this strategy to any goal –

  • Make a decision
  • Start
  • Take consistent action – no matter how small

Those little actions add up faster than you think.

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Congress and Monsanto backroom compromise deal on GMO labeling

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Monsanto 3 faceCongress and Monsanto are back to their old tricks – backroom deals.

Here’s the thing. The Vermont GMO labeling law goes into effect July 1st. If that happens, you know many more states will follow suit. People are getting concerned about the obesity rates, the startling increase in food allergies, and increasing cancer rates. Common sense will tell you there is something very wrong with our food.

People are starting to read those labels. They are steering clear of known GMO ingredients as much as they can.

If you don’t want to tell me, then you obviously have something to hide, right? I just won’t buy your stuff at all. Companies like Kraft, Nestle, Chipolte and others are smart. They have seen their profits decline. They understand that to protect their profits, they have to sell products that people want to buy.

Monsanto on the other hand, wants to protect their profits through acts of congress. Will Congress protect Monsanto, or the people?

Now you have to understand, lawmakers receive mountains of documents every day. It is impossible to read all of them. They have staffers who read an summarize for them. In the meantime you have the friendly lobbyists who say, “let me explain this for you…”

Congress is being told that these foods are safe, and furthermore – this will be the only way that we will be able to feed the ever increasing population.

Except that the GMO crops are causing superweeds that are developing resistance to Round Up. More and more chemicals are being used to be able to successfully harvest the crops. Many countries have already banned glycosphate, the main ingredient in Round Up. The World Health Organization lists Glycosphate as a probable carcinogen.

Many countries have outright banned GMOs.

Except the U.S. What’s up with that? Money maybe?…

That’s where our movement starts.

People are making their own food at home.

People are growing their own food. Did you know they have tried to make that illegal too?

What can you do?

Let your Congressmen and women know how you feel.

And more importantly, keep voting with your wallet. Don’t buy the stuff. That’s what really gets their attention.

Keep Eating At Home!

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