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Junk Food Landscape

images7GE7Z3V1“Junk food is everywhere. It is in the cereal aisle in the supermarket and sometimes in what we listen to on the radio or watch on television. Some of our daily interactions, routine regrets, or work that has become pointless and boring can also qualify as junk food. Whatever or whoever introduces toxicity into our bodies or our lives can fall into the category of ” junk food.”

On examination, some of the content in our closets, bookshelves and computers might be obvious examples of junk food we can best do without.  A friendship, a family member or a co-worker that routinely leaves us feeling guilty or worn out hardly nourishes us. Just like junk food in our diets can pose harmful consequences for our health when we eat it regularly and in large quantities, a stressful relationship, an uninformed belief or self-deprecating behavior can upset our system and cause all kinds of unhealthy cravings.

Fear, impatience and intolerance, towards ourselves or others, are prime examples of junk food. Harsh judgments bloat our egos and weigh us down. Feeding ourselves with nutritional and personal integrity keeps  our lives original and satisfying.  Junk food in all its forms can sabotage our health. We can recognize junk food by the way it makes us feel before, during or after we take it in.

What might qualify as “junk food” for you? 






Can A Relationship Be Junk Food?


Do your relationships12ways nourish you? Are they satisfying? Do they help you to love a little better? Any relationship that falls short of having a positive impact on your growth and well-being needs your attention.

A relationship is “junk food” when it stunts your growth and impairs absorption of life’s everyday miracles. A friendship, a family member or a co-worker that routinely leaves you feeling guilty or worn out cannot nourish you and may even set off unhealthy cravings in the same way refined sugar sabotages your appetite.

Here Are Some Ways to Stay Nourished in a Relationship:

1. Spend time with people who demonstrate love and respect for you. “Talk is cheap.”

2. Notice how you are being treated, not just how special the other person is. Don’t be seduced by someone’s talents or charisma.

3. Love people because you want to, not because you need them. Love is a byproduct of caring, not need.

4. Be forthright and forthcoming, even if it may be uncomfortable. Holding things back disconnects you from others….Even if you don’t think it will. Ask for what you need.

5. Listen well. Hear what isn’t being said and respond to that. 6. Keep in mind that people change over time and so do relationships. Sometimes you can heal a relationship that is important to you and sometimes you cannot.

Is there a relationship in your life that needs your attention? Who was the first person that came to mind?