Cater to your mind and your body with your online organic food delivery – Life lessons to better learnt when you’re young

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Life is a journey we all walk, stumble and trip through. We come into this world as a fresh slate with no ideas of what the outside world is like, and through our experiences and those who influence us we learn and grow and shape ourselves into the human being that we currently are.

It’s an odd experience if you take the time to think about it; varied in an endless amount of possibilities within a single life time, almost like a universal spider-web, one for each human that lived and has lived, all of which are connected to each other, presenting the possibilities of sudden chance encounters with someone you never believed you’d met, or the kindness of a stranger that would make you rethink your dismissal of kindness in humanity, or on the opposite spectrum, the darkness of the human capacity to inflict pain.

Regardless of the situation, one thing that is universally known is that there is something to be learned from each event, each encounter, and that this is what gives rise to wisdom and clarity in life.

But there definitely are some benefits to learning certain things from a young age; life lessons that will make the journey into your 30’s and beyond much easier if found within your 20’s or even your teens.

Today we’ll be talking about some of those lessons, and we ask for the readers to reflect on what you’re about to read; be it during your dinner outing in San Diego at your favorite restaurant in San Diego , or at home munching on your healthy takeout food, a little reflection is good for all of us and helps to bring out inner peace.

  1. The Pursuit of Happiness

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It is quite easy to lose sight of the simpler things in life and get caught up in the daily drama that surrounds us; from the worry and stresses of work, school, social responsibilities, and our own insecurities. But the fact remains that we are all simply seeking peace and happiness in our lifetimes. We all seek the comfort of valued friendships and relationships, the coziness of a warm home, and the happiness of self-acceptance. Yet many can feel that these aspects of life are next to impossible to achieve when life is constantly throwing problem after problem your way.

When an individual reaches those feelings of suffocation, it’s good to take a second to breathe and let the world fade into the back ground, and look around, really look at the small details; the simple beauty and small gestures that bring a smile to your face. It’s these small moments that help us get through the tough moments of life and remember that in this ever moving pendulum called life, reflecting on the good during the dark times can be a saving grace, but never hold on to those moments, because once you latch on to the past, you’ll never be able to move forward and appreciate the good in around you in the present.

2. Loss and What Remains

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It is an inevitable fact of life that we will experience loss, and for many this can be one of the greatest reasons of fear and worry in life; the breaking heartache of that emptiness in your chest, a void unlike any other you experience in your life, when those that matter are gone from your life. It feels like something is missing, your brain tells you, and you seemingly can’t process it, it feels too unreal. This spiral and lack of acceptance are the very first steps to the long and dark road of escapism; be it at the bottom of a bottle or the last bit of bud, and the halt to any happiness and progress in life, though depending on the person not necessarily in every aspect of your life.

But take heart that those who are no longer with us live on through us, through their teachings and encouragement and the fruits of their labor, they live on.

And lastly, consider your relationship with pain, and what it means to you. If you consider pain as a harsh but undoubtedly successful teacher, you’ll be able to maneuver through the hardships with greater ease, and you’ll find that the void from loss fills quicker, allowing you to find resolution.

3. Seeking Acceptance

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The trap of acceptance is a tricky one, because it begins from a very young age, and that can allow it to be accumulated into our norms without really considering its adverse effects. Be it when your parents take you to the playground for the first time, or the first day of elementary school, we begin a process to find friends, fit in, and commune with our social circle. But where is the line drawn between having friends and sacrificing who you are to fit in?

You’ll probably find many quotes online saying that the realest people don’t have many friends, and generally that’s true, because with authenticity comes the chance for incompatibility, and to find those that will accept and respect your genuine self is not an easy process. So what do you do? Well first you need to consider that if you have to conform and change who you are to be around someone, that isn’t friendship, that is control.

Second, accept that it might not happen during your 12 years of schooling, or at your job, or any of the places that your time is normally spent. We gravitate to the people who share similar interests, and if you want to find authentic like-minded individuals, you need to have the strength to pursue the aspects of life that you enjoy.

Most importantly, consider that seeking acceptance and approval of anyone other than yourself is a toxic and dangerous road. The opinions and ideas others have about you within their own mind should have no bearing on your thoughts and your personal satisfaction.

You spend 24 hours a day with yourself, everyone else varies. Consider the words of others when you know it comes from a point of constructive criticism or care, but if it’s just their own opinionated ideologies with no consideration of who you are and your own path in life, then that deserves to be tossed right out of your mind and into the garbage bin.

What do you think of these points about life? Do you believe it is important to learn these lessons? Do you consider them lessons in the first place? Let us know in the comments.

Wishing you all happiness and love from SolCal.

Bored and alone at your favorite restaurant in san diego- Check out these tumblr blogs that anyone can appreciate

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Tumblr is a pretty weird platform, but no one can deny that it has a cult following of diehard fans, just like any social media platform, but among its fandoms, sjw blogs, and hipster blogs, you can find a few gems anyone can appreciate, regardless of their differences.

And that’s what we want to focus on in this post today at SolCal, unity and concepts that we all appreciate, because at the end of the day we’re all on this planet together, fighting the same battles, crying for the same reasons, laughing at the same jokes, and just trying to have good friends, a good time at work, and enjoy life.

Here’s a look at some tumblr blogs any one can enjoy for a smile or a bit of appreciation.

  1. http://blog.avisiblesignofmyown.com – Elena Morelli – Photography

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The Importance of Self Defense

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Our friendly neighbor Mr. Rogers taught us the importance of looking for helpers in scary and hurtful situations; those that maybe putting themselves in the line of danger to help others, and keep them safe.

But it’s also important to remember that we are not helpless, and that we can take steps to prevent harm from coming our way.

No one wants to get mugged on their way to a restaurant in San Diego, nor would anyone want that to happen to loved ones.

We live in a time where everything that happens in the world is known to us thanks to the internet, and a side effect of this is we have seen what tragedies occur, seemingly so frequent, that there is never any escape.

But no matter how bleak it may seem, there is good in this world, and there is sensibility in protecting yourself from potential harm.

Here at SolCal, we want to make sure everyone is safe and capable of taking care of themselves, that’s why we’re going to take a look at some of the best reasons why everyone should consider Self-Defense lessons.

  1. Perception and Awareness out in Public

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Your awareness is the difference between safety and hazard. When targeted for assault, an attacker will try to look for a window of opportunity where you’re unaware, making it easier to fall victim to their scheme. Being capable of spotting your potential attacker and making note of them in case they try something is a massive point for your security.

2. It has a positive influence on your life

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Almost everyone knows how physical activity is vital for the body and even for our mood. Self-Defense creates a calmer, focused demeanor, with a great likely hood for a better body image and overall general happiness. Having at least one activity for ourselves that gets us out of our head and into our body is therapeutic; it allows for catharsis from anxiety and depression.

But be smart with how you begin such an activity; do your research, find a form of self-defense that you thing would fit you, and check your potential instructor to see if their style of teaching would be suitable for your way of learning. You can even take it a bit further and try to find a gym or dojo that’s near to somewhere that has healthy breakfast food restaurants to make getting the necessary sustenance easy!

3. It builds confidence

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Building on the previous point, another added benefit of self-defense is the increased confidence boost in almost all aspects of life.

You’ll find yourself happier with yourself, the potential of intruding, dark thoughts will lessen, and even if you find yourself walking through a dangerous neighborhood, you’ll be calmer and more assured that you can take care of most dangerous situations, though that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be cautious in such a scenario.

4. It helps develop discipline and handling high pressure situations

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None of us wish to deal with a situation that has our very lives at stake, but training and discipline are key to survival in such worst-case scenarios. Remember that self-defense is meant as preparation to potentially save you or others from dangerous situations, and the mental conditioning from self-defense is the difference between panicking and staying calm.

What do you think about self-defense? Do you think you should take it? Let us know in the comments below.

Coffee!

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Coffee is a great pick me up regardless of whether you’re up for two days searching for the right catering service in San Diego for your important event, or you’ve been awake 18 hours to attend a 24 hour live stream, and need that boost to get through the last four hours.

So we all know that coffee can help us keep awake during a long day(s), but there are a plethora of other great reasons to drink coffee besides that energy boost, such as the research that has shown links between drinking coffee and lowering the risk of liver disease and even helping prevent diabetes.

But coffee goes beyond just the liver and pancreas, and today we’ll be listing some of the most amazing reasons you should drink coffee.

  1. Coffee and Cognitive Decline

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Regular consumption of coffee may prevent decline in brain activity related to types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s. A study done in Finland found that drinking 3 to 5 cups of coffee daily can decrease risk of dementia by 65%. Though unluckily for tea lovers, when the Finnish researchers checked to see if tea had the same properties, they found it did not.

2.  Coffee and your Heart

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Danish researchers pretty much identified that coffee is a really awesome drink to enjoy, in moderation.

The study was conducted with data collected from almost 40,000 people over 13 years, revealed that ‘2 to 4 cups a day’ coffee drinkers had a 20 percent decreased risk of heart disease compared to heavy, light, and non-coffee drinkers.

3.  Coffee and Physical Performance

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Sometimes you just can’t get the energy to perform well at the gym, even if you had a hearty meal two hours ago at some restaurant in San Diego, your body might still say “No”, but thankfully, coffee can be of help!

Caffeine helps the body send signals to break down fat cells as well as increase the body’s Adrenaline levels, which helps prepare our body for stressful physical action that leads to an increase in performance as well.

4.  Coffee and Depression

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Depression is a massive cause of destabilization in one’s personal life that can change how you see the world for the worse, but a Harvard study discovered coffee can actually be helpful for those suffering from depression.

It was found that women who drank 4 or more cups per day had a 20% lower risk of becoming depressed and other studies conducted found that there may be a connection between lower suicide rates and coffee drinkers.

Let us know after reading this if you want a cup of coffee, or if you’re a non-java person, would you start drinking coffee regularly for these benefits? Let us know here at SolCal.

 

 

Small Changes for A Healthier Lifestyle

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Setting up a healthy lifestyle isn’t easy, especially when you’ve become too comfortable with being comfortable, but let’s be real here, staying up late whilst staring at your laptop/phone screen, and binge eating is not helping you.

It may ‘comfort’ you, but it doesn’t help you.

It’s terribly too easy for our minds to become normalized to a very unproductive lifestyle – particularly if we feel overworked by our external responsibilities- while our body’s suffer the consequences. Generally when one becomes aware of this and wishes to make a change and improve their quality of life, they find their motivation to improve deteriorating rapidly back down to nothing.

Let’s see if this rings a bell with any of you;

“I’m going to wake up early tomorrow; I won’t order online food delivery and will cook instead. I’ll finally start reading that book I bought two years ago.”

So there you are, laying on your bed, about to call it a day, thinking about all the stuff you’re going to get done tomorrow. Tomorrow arrives, and you wake up, remembering what you said you’ll do, but honestly? You don’t feel like it anymore.

Now we’ve covered getting motivated for the unmotivated and some tips to consistently go to the gym on the blog,and this post is more as a stepping stone to the other two; some very basic ways to improve the quality of your life without making any massive changes in your routine.

The problem with wanting to make changes to a routine unhealthy lifestyle is just that; it’s routine. It has become ingrained into what you consider the norm of your day to day.

Now the question is how to slowly reengineer those bad daily habits into good ones.

Well first off, this is going to be aslow process depending on how comfortable and consistent you are with making changes in your life.

That’s why it’s important to start with small changes that won’t overly affect your daily routine.

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  1. Try to sleep 30 minutes earlier.

Guys, we get deeper, restorative sleep (Non-REM) before the hours of 3 A.M.

Now I’m not saying for any night owls to suddenly sleep hours earlier when they’re used to falling asleep after sunrise, but you can definitely do yourself a favor and sleep a little bit earlier every few nights until you find yourself with a sleeping schedule that is healthier and allows for a more productive day.

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    2.  If you’re grocery shopping, buy the healthier alternatives.

This one might take some will power, but overall it is a small change; go for the options with less sodium, calories, saturated fat as to make your nutritional intake better. I’d also say pick up some fruits, almond milk and make yourself a healthy Slurp to drink.

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3.  If you’re going to order out, order healthy!

This one is actually really important if your main source to eat is online food delivery, or going to a restaurant in San Diego for the drive-thru, then you should consider changing a couple of those orders or trips to a healthy breakfast foods restaurant or online organic food delivery.

So just switch it up from Pizza, to Salad, to Burger, to some Tuna Poke Bowl.

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4.  Try to set one small goal every day.

This could be anything; trimming your beard into a new design, add a new entry into your journal, walking your dog.

It’s that simple, just one small, new, thing every day to allow you to not have the completely same routine every day.

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5.  Don’t overexert yourself.

If you’re progressing at a slow pace, it’s okay. As long as you are making progress, as minute as it may be, that’s all that counts. Don’t stress yourself and think you need to do more and end up overwhelming yourself and starting back at the beginning.

Strive for Progress, not Perfection.

All these tips are meant to be gradually increased and improved upon to build a steady and healthy lifestyle.

From Breakfast in San Diego to Summer Music Festivals across the USA

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One of the best feelings in the world is putting on your headphones and walking down the street, head bopping to beat while the rest of the world is drowned out. Music is a powerful tool that can create vivid imaginative situations in your mind’s eye, or give you the energy to push yourself to do those last reps to failure.

The power of music has the ability to affect our emotions, our day dreams, our workouts, and adds a level of depth to anything it’s included with; just look at games, tv shows, and movies.

So in this summer heat, how about we leave the headphones off and instead appreciate the music loud and live at multiple destinations across the USA.

With the summer vacation coming to a close, let’s end it with a badass road trip to as many music festivals as possible!

But be sure to go get that healthy breakfast from your favorite restaurant in San Diego before you hit the road!

1.    Burning Man Festival

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One of the most well-known annual festivals is the Burning Man Festival, a gathering of freethinkers, existentialists, those attuned to a devil-may-care attitude, and people who just want to vibe to some loud music.

The venue is the same place as usual at Black Rock City, deep in the desert of Nevada from August 28 to Sept 5.

With this year’s art workshop being DaVinci themed, you better act fast since the tickets are going out quick.

It’s definitely an experience you should consider once in your life.

2.    Made In America

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Also known as MIA, the Made in America festival was founded by Jay-Z five years ago, and has since been an annual festial featuring high profile hip-hop and EDM artists.

This year, MIA will be at the end of the summer, from September 3rd to the 4th in Philadelphia, PA.

Wanna see Rhianna, Two Chainz, Lil Wayne, or Coldplay? Hit the road and go to the homeland of the Fresh Prince.

3.    Riot Fest Chicago & Denver

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Gather ‘round, misfits, free spirits, and wanderers alike! Riot Fest Chicago and Riot Fest Denver are right around the corner!

With the festivities starting in Denver on September 2nd until the 4th with a line of of nineties rock nostalgia featuring Ween, Morrissey, the Deftones, and Sleater Kinney, and almost anyone will agree that this year’s Riot Fest is going to be extra special with the founding members of original horror punk band The Misfits reuniting in Riot Fest Chicago and Denver for a performance.

Then almost two weeks later, Chicago will get to rocking out from the 16th to the 18th of September, with performances byJulian Marley, the Hives, Rob Zombie, and many, many more.

What other festivals would you like to go see before the summer is out? Let us know down below in the comments.

People, Sleep is Important

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This isn’t a joke, what you’re doing to your body by staying up so late every night is harmful, but unfortunately sleep is generally taken for granted and isn’t as appreciated or understood as food and water.

Granted in this technology age where you could be freelancing for someone across the world – like a restaurant in San Diego – and so you work in a different time zone than your own, or simply just have online friends across the world and you want to spend plenty of time with them, it’s easier than ever to find ourselves in situations that leave us sleep deprived.

But this comes with serious risks to our wellbeing, such as increased susceptibility to diseases, weight gain, and loss of cognitive function.

Needless to say, lack of sleep can greatly hinder an individual, as your body is supposed to be tasked with preparing you for the next day, both physically and mentally during that time, and without those precious hours of Z’s, your body is basically thrown through the grinder with it getting worse with each progressive night without sleep.

But let’s see what happens exactly to specific parts of your body.

–    Central Nervous System:

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What happens to a computer or console left on for too long? It processes slower, heats up, and becomes likely to crash at any moment. Just like our nervous system when we become sleep deprived!Lack of sleep interferes with your ability to concentrate and learn new things. It can negatively impact both short-term and long-term memory. It gets in the way of your decision-making process and stifles creativity, and with a prolonged effect you’re at increased risk of hallucinations.

–    Immune System

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Know what a cytokine is? It’s what your immune system produces along with infection fighting antibodies to fight off bacteria and viruses.
When you’re sleep deprived, your immune system cannot really ensure your body’s antibodies are ready to fight for your health at full strength. This leaves your body more susceptible to foreign invaders looking to make your nose stuffy! And we all know how much everyone hates stuffy noses, almost as much as not finding food delivery online in San Diego for your late night Pokémon Go hunt.

–    Respiratory System

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Much similar to the Immune System, sleep deprivation makes you more vulnerable to respiratory problems like a cold and influenza.

–    Digestive System

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Sleep deprivation increases production of the stress hormone, cortisol, and lowers your levels of the ‘stomach full’ indicator hormone, Leptin, which tells your brain that you’ve had enough to eat. In addition, it raises levels of a biochemical called Ghrelin, which is an appetite stimulant.

Conclusion?

No Sleep equals more stress, less accuracy of whether or not you’re full, and more likely to be hungry! Yay stress and binge eating!

–    Cardiovascular System

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Since what we already know about the effects of sleep deprivation on the digestive system makes you stressed, which can cause stress eating, and that Leptin, our ‘full’ indicator, doesn’t always work properly, and Ghrelin, an appetite stimulant, reaches higher levels, this can lead to weight gain and the complications that arise with it, such as high blood pressure, and heart disease risk.

All this pretty much tells us is that we really need to make sure we sleep well for our own sakes.

So what do you think about the effects of sleep deprivation on your body? Are you sleeping well enough? Let us know in the comments.