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by Evelyn Fielding

Of course you can buy fruits and vegetables at the Farmer’s Market—fresh, in season, and packed with nutrients. But did you know many vendors also offer home baked breads, delicious jams and jellies, and even organic soaps? Buying these products direct from small producers ensures you’re getting the best of family traditions and innovation.

Baked goods from the Farmer’s Market offer you an excellent alternative to dry, artificially preserved breads and rolls from the grocery store. Whole grain breads that still hold the imprint of a loving hand are absolutely delicious. Read the ingredients—you can pronounce them! Many of the sweets are produced from family recipes multiplied to feed hungry Farmer’s Market visitors, carrying on the tradition of using nothing but the finest ingredients in food.

You remember the fruit jams your grandmother used to make…clear and sparkling, packed with bits of perfectly ripe fruit just picked from the tree and vine. So delicious on a warm slice of handmade bread, and not too sweet. Even fine artisan jams and jellies from the grocery store can’t match the love and care that goes into a jar of goodness from someone’s kitchen.

Hand made soaps and bath products are very hard to find even in good alternative grocery stores. Soap making with goat’s milk, pure glycerin, and the best essential oils is an art form few people have the talent and courage to explore. Yet these products are a necessity for anyone with allergies or sensitivity to some of the artificial ingredients in soap. Going organic means introducing green products into every aspect of your life—including the bath.

While you’re shopping for fresh veggies for this evening’s dinner, take a look at the vendors who offer fresh baked goods, delicious jams and jellies, home produced soap, and other fine products. Everything for sale at the Farmer’s Market is produced by local folks who take immense pride in their offerings—take advantage of that love and care to improve your own family’s health and well-being.

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Keep a Positive Outlook: Your Life Reflects Your Thoughts

Keeping a Positive Outlook For Better Living

Your life reflects your thoughts, mirroring your positive outlook or negative attitude. Of course, sometimes, challenges that are not your fault arise. However, your outlook determines how well you cope. If you think optimistically, you recognize the best in situations.

The opposite is true if you think negatively and focus on undesirable events. When you concentrate on difficult circumstances, you set your mind on a course of pessimism and find what you seek. However, negative thinking might be a habit you don’t recognize.

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How Life Reflects Your State Of Mind

To discover whether changing your thoughts can improve your life, try the following exercise. Consider a challenge that bothers you for a few moments. Now write about it, taking into account how you feel. Your description shows your current way of thinking. You will quickly notice if your attitude is negative.

Next, ponder what events can teach you. Think about what you know now that you didn’t understand before. Also, write about how circumstances have shown you what you want. Identifying your desires will help you think constructively and alter your mood.

Finally, ignore unfavorable aspects of the situation and view circumstances from a positive angle. Write about how you’ve gained insight and strengthened your self-awareness and understanding of life.

At the end of the exercise, consider your experience. Did you find it helpful? Did your feelings shift closer to optimism? Did your mood change? Perhaps you feel more confident about managing now and view matters differently? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you can improve your life by adjusting your thoughts.

Optimizing Your Thoughts

You don’t need to try to stop pessimistic thinking. You just need to be optimistic. When you set your mind to contemplate agreeable topics, unwanted deliberation disappears. Practice often, and you will soon be accustomed to thinking positively. As a result, you will anticipate the feel-good factor that goes hand-in-hand with looking on the bright side. Such anticipation will encourage your mind to follow a similar train of thought in the future.

Think constructive, upbeat thoughts and life will reflect your newfound way of viewing circumstances, even in business. You will recognize opportunities for happiness and sail through challenging events, always coping no matter what happens in your environment.

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