With all the political wrangling and mongering, backstabbing, lying and cheating as a consistent and constant diet, no wonder the nation is obese. Seriously! The more everyone stays fed on the divisive and derisive menu, the sicker and fatter our nation becomes. Literally.
Lets look at stats. I’m a believer in ratios and statistics to help clarify:
Obesity rates from 1990-2016: Obesity is usually determined by BMI (body mass index) measurements. Someone with a BMI of 30 or more is considered obese.
From 1990 to 2016, the average percentage of obese adults increased from 11.1% (for the 44 states and DC for which 1990 data are available) to 29.8%. As of 2016, nearly 38% of the US population was obese, with 8% falling into the extreme obesity category. Some states actually exceed 35% obesity rates. These are scary stats. Not too mention the other huge reality: the majority of both young and old today are on average 15-30 lbs overweight which we consider normal – it is Not!
America! What is wrong with you?
Now let’s compare the state of the union and giant chasm that engulfs America:
The bottom line is this: Across 10 measures that Pew Research Center has tracked on the same surveys since 1994, the average partisan gap has increased from 15 percentage points to 36 points. In other words there are so many feeling disenfranchised, victimized and whatever “izement” going, our beliefs about what is right or wrong continue to widen, the gulf between left and right becoming broader than the Atlantic.
Fascinating right? We are being spoon fed negativity by the tons, yet everyone stills eats from the same resources. (I was going to say troughs.) Don’t you think it’s time for a change-up in menus with new creative and healthy recipes in lifestyle and neighborly kindness? Goodness being extended across the aisles? Where are America’s values? In essence where is our self value?
Truth is a national change in obesity and political chasms will never change unless you and I both decide not to drink the damn koolaide. Stop the madness. Quit bickering, picking fights, harassing and complaining. Be pro-active not con-active. Decide to go on a diet of goodness, rich ideas and kindness to all. Treat everyone like we want to be treated. It’s a very simple recipe even our kindergarteners can learn and digest. And of course, stop eating sugar, wheat, processed and chemically-heavy foods!
Every single second of every single moment of every single day we are graced by being on the planet, we have a choice. A choice to believe in the best. A choice to act on the best. A choice to be our best. And of course lose the negativity, lose the weight. Everyone will feel better with the positive ramifications spreading into our futures. We can choose to be healthy!
Be mindful of what you Fuel your mind and body on; it will determine your personal future.
We all create our own reality. It is universal law on a planet of attraction; like attracts like.
Cosmic sunshine to you.
Candia Sanders is an international medical intuitive, high-frequency energy healer, motivator, speaker, teacher, author, the ultimate optimist, and outdoor enthusiast, who has helped thousands of people ease their medical issues, navigate important relationships and find their soul’s purpose and life direction. Candia, intuitive since early childhood, is the author of the transcendent book, “Soul Rays: Discover the Vibratory Frequency of Your Soul“. She has also written a lively magical and spiritual children’s adventure called “The Adventures of Jack Starr, In Hawaii.” “When Eagles Soar: From Diagnosis, to Death and to Open Dialogue” is her story through cancer and beyond, with her husband who died in 2016. Her goal is to create a new conversation about Death.
Upcoming books: “I Don’t Know, It’s a Mystery: 11 Prompts to Awaken Your Cosmic Connection” ”The Four R’s: Rules to Navigate Life’s Big Questions,” “Head Off, Heart On: Salacious Delights and Tantalizing Treats for Happy Relationships”