Up Journey – How to be a Nicer Person

Up Journey – How to be a Nicer Person

Bracha Goetz

 

 

 

Author, Searching for God in the Garbage

Nourish your soul with inner happiness

If you dig down even deeper than the emotional pain, you will find patiently waiting for you, your pure and infinite soul. And if you provide your soul with as much deep pleasure as possible, your days will be so full of joy that the blockages from the emotional pain can melt away. That’s how to get your soul shining again even if you have experienced trauma. And there is a great abundance of ways to bring in that joy.

There is no scarcity of sources of pleasure in this world. We can always nourish our souls by reaching out to those lonelier, stretching or dancing to music we love, breathing in some nature, practicing gratitude, being creative – whatever fills your soul works. And when our souls are full, our radiance shines onto others.

Democrats Led Our Nation Away From God

Democrats Led Our Nation Away From God

America has betrayed our founders!

America has betrayed our God!

Christians escaped religious persecution in Europe and with God’s divine intervention, created our great nation. Ten-plus miracles by God sustained our founders during our Revolutionary War. We were outnumbered 10 to 1 by a well-trained and disciplined British army, but by God’s grace we won! It was an amazing miracle.

Miracles persisted throughout the war. George Washington led in battle, often within 50 yards of the British! He had four bullet holes in his coat and two horses shot from under him. He did not get a scratch. Praise God! George Washington read his Bible daily.

An enormous British armada gathered in Boston Harbor and prepared to level the city with canon. Bostonians prayed and fasted. That night, a huge storm blew the armada out to sea and sunk it. Far more battle miracles occurred, to be found with a little research.

From 1775 to 1783, our Continental Congress issued 15 proclamations. Without exception, each humbly beseeched Almighty God’s hand in their endeavors. Our founders held church services. Most of the early 13 states had a state religion. Only Christians were permitted to hold public office. America was certainly born a very Christian nation.

Our First Amendment prevailed over many court challenges, setting much early legal precedent. America coexisted with God for 150 years … until 1947. In 1947, against all court precedent, against the Constitution of the United States, nine Democrat Supreme Court justices declared separation of church and state. America became a secularist nation — a government without God. This created a new court precedent for the incremental moral decline of America. This became the Democrats’ ploy for America’s trip to hell. They ignore American heritage in pursuit of their agenda!

In 1952, the Lyndon Johnson amendment forbade pastors to speak politics in the pulpit, separation of church and state allowed Democrats to take prayer out of school. The high school pregnancy rate doubled in 10 years! In 1973, Democrats passed Roe v. Wade, allowing the murder of babies in the womb. Democrats then took Bibles out of hotels. Democrats removed the Ten Commandments from the courthouse in Montgomery, Ala., Display of religion on public property is under constant attack by Democrats.

A Democrat Supreme Court spit in the eye of God as it legalized unconstitutional same-sex marriage and ugly sodomy in 2015. They ignored Sodom and Gomorrah!

A Democrat president expelled God from our military. He also gave us same-sex bathrooms in 2015! Today, Democrat judges penalize Christians who refuse to cater same-sex marriages.

The reign and the rain of secularism over three generations destroyed our weakest American families. Lack of the Judeo-Christian ethic has exacerbated divorce, school shootings, riots, rape, unwed mothers, gangs, etc. We had no school shootings until secularism eroded our culture.

Our secularist culture is the catalyst for school shootings. Democrats created our secularist society and are sustained by less informed voters. The Democrat Party has betrayed our Founding Fathers! The Democrat Party has betrayed God!

To vote Democrat makes you complicit. The party of slavery is now the party of abortion. Jesus would not support their evil, anti-God agenda. Jesus loves you but he hates your sin! Jesus Christ would not vote Democrat! How can you vote Democrat and call yourself Christian? Share Jesus to save America for our children and grandchildren.

Don Krahel

St. Clairsville

Trump’s plan for Congress

President Trump is asking everyone to forward this email. In three days, most people in the United States will have the message. This is an idea that should be passed around, regardless of political party. The TRUMP Rules: Congressional Reform Act of 2017

  1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they’re out of office. And, no more perks go with them.
  2. Congress (past, present, & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
  3. Congress must purchase their own retirement plan, just as ALL Americans do.
  4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
  5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
  6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people (i.e. NO MORE INSIDER TRADING!!!).
  7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women. Congress made all these contracts by and for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor and privilege NOT a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators should serve their term(s), then go home and go back to work … not get all kinds of freebies. NO WONDER THEY’RE FIGHTING EVERYTHING HE TRIES! Pass it on!!!! Let’s help TRUMP drain the swamp!! Just hold your finger down then hit forward and send it to everyone you know. Let’s help trump get the country straightened out.

The 36 Best New Year’s Resolutions [Mental Health Expert Advice]

The 36 Best New Year’s Resolutions [Mental Health Expert Advice]

That moment is almost here. When the time is 11:59 pm on December 31st and you hear everyone chanting, “Ten…nine…eight…” The ball is about to drop, the confetti is about to fly, and your fresh start – to the new year and new decade – is about to commence.

Your mind flashes to that list, whether mental or on paper, of your new year’s resolutions. Lose weight, be more productive, be less distracted, more present, less screen time, more time in nature.

Most of us have lofty goals for the new year. It’s an exciting time full of promise and possibilities. Aren’t all fresh starts? And this article is here to help make sure you succeed.

Sadly the success rate for new year’s resolutions are grim, and many of us have personally experienced failing at them—or forgetting them entirely. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best mental health experts from around the country. These experts came up with the best resolutions for you to pursue in 2020 along with tips to help you keep going in the right direction if you get sidetracked.

Take a look below, and write down a few of your favorites so you can live your best life in 2020 and better yourself in the process. The clock is ticking . . . Let’s rock and roll.

#24 – Trade Overeating for Helping Your Soul Shine

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Before overeating, ask yourself: “Is it my body that is hungry – or my soul?”

When you feel like overeating because you want the pleasure to last, get in the habit of asking yourself that question. Since it’s your soul that is genuinely hungry, you may want to call or text someone lonely, step outside to breathe in some nature, get up and stretch or dance to the music you love.

Do whatever helps your soul shine. When you joyfully nourish your hungry core with the lasting pleasure it is genuinely craving, your inner emptiness will be filled.

If you get in the habit of doing this whenever you feel like overeating, you will start reaching for a far greater variety of joyful and more meaningful pleasures instead. And one day you will notice that those bags of potato chips have stopped calling your name so loudly.

Bracha Goetz is a Harvard-educated researcher on food addictions.
She is the author of 38 books including Searching for God in the Garbage.

 

These 8 Meaning Books Explain The Quarter Life Crisis

These 8 Meaning Books Explain The Quarter Life Crisis

If quarter life crises exist, does that mean 3 crises over the course of our lives in total? Better get prepped!

The quarter life crisis is not talked about much; the mid life crisis takes the cake on that one. That’s not to say a quarter life crisis is a breeze. A quarter life crisis is truly tough, and these authors know that.

These books cover various aspects and different stories about the quarter life crisis. It’s definitely helpful to hear stories about those who’ve gone through it before you, not to mention the inspirational decisions and strong-willed people that star in these brilliant books. Our top pick might be “Welcome to your crisis” – a motivational and positive approach to grabbing your crisis by the neck and learning from it.

#3 Searching for God in the Garbage

Experience what goes on inside the mind of a Harvard grad who broke the habits that were imprisoning her in this raw and candid memoir about overcoming food addictions, changing the course of life in one’s twenties, and finding lasting joy. How did she fill the inner emptiness? By nourishing her hungry soul.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

Amazon (International)

The Book Depository (International)

Waterstones (International)

 

All You Need To Know About Your 20s In 5 Amazing Books

All You Need To Know About Your 20s In 5 Amazing Books

This time in your life can be confusing, colorful, have ups and downs, and crazy plot twists. Better be prepared!

#2 Searching for God in the Garbage by Bracha Goetz

Experience what goes on inside the mind of a Harvard grad in her twenties who broke the habits that were imprisoning her in this raw, candid, and fascinating memoir about overcoming food addictions. Discover how to fill the inner emptiness by nourishing your uniquely beautiful soul.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world: