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  • Re: Low Carb High Fat...

    One thing I like about LCHF is that you don't get that hungry-angry thing going on. Some days I just eat two meals and absolutely nothing in-between.

    And it's easy; no hunger.

    For me that's the 'magic'.

    I also think it's my body's way of saying "You're eating the right stuff", whereas when I'm on my standard rubbish diet, I was always feeling unsatisfied and having to eat more.

  • Re: how to simplify buddhism for beginners and advance participants

    @lobster said:

    • service providers not users

    Nicked; that'll be useful in 12 Step circles.

    My take on Buddhism is that the 4th NT breaks down into three categories:

    1. Live an ethical life.
    2. Meditate
    3. Practise compassion.

    I really don't have to understand the 16 aspects of the 4 NT, or the eight forms of suffering, etc, or the Two Truths from the point of view of four different Buddhist schools. Etc.

  • Re: Advice on discrimination at work

    I've no advice, but I always think people who come out as transgender are brave. I spent a long time in the British army and in the early 1990s we had a male Warrant Officer who came out as transgender. Fair play to the British army, where homosexuality was illegal just a few years prior, they were great about it and the Warrant Officer ended up heading the army's Diversity Team, where they travelled around different army units, speaking about diversity issues (sexual and racial discrimination).

    There's official policy around this area now.

    Anyway, as I say, I've no advice, but I reckon it takes real courage to do what that Warrant Officer and yourself has done. It's just a shame you've received a negative reaction to what - really - should be no big deal to anyone but yourself.

    As Fede says, keep fighting, motivated even by compassion for other transgenders who may not be as intelligent or able as yourself, but try to find some peace around the situation too (if that's what she said).

  • Re: Will Change

    I find I can't force a change, but what I can do is do stuff, or avoid stuff, and depending on what I'm doing or not doing, change happens.

    It's a bit like getting fit. I can't force myself to be fit, but I can 'do stuff', like run, which creates the potential for fitness, and the fitness just happens without any input from me.

    I take the actions and the change just happens all by itself.

    Today I'm avoiding chocolate, mostly.

  • Re: Zen in ye anciente arte of Photos

    @lobster said:
    @Tosh photograph intrigued me. He now makes a partial living from photography. So why this blurred image of his wife with a cropped elbow from a mobile phone?

    Tee Hee.

    Now Zen? Now then ...

    We were both running and I took this shot while we were moving; which is why it's all blurred. But I like the colours; the green background particularly.

    And the sense of movement.