Surprising Pisces quality

Pisces: Always Lends a Helping Hand

A Pisces sign is known for being intuitive, compassionate, and kind. What they might not be known for, however, is their exceptionally helpful nature. Whether you need some extra hands for moving day, a ride to the office when your car won’t start, or even help figuring out your latest grad school essay, a Pisces should always be your go-to pal.

This is so accurate!!! 

Thankful, Grateful & Blessed! 

How Pisces Season And Mercury Retrograde Will Affect Pisces By Chani Nicholas


You might find yourself feeling more empathetic and connected than usual—even with Mercury retrograde.

With Pisces season upon us from February 18 through March 19

Pisces knows the immense power of kindness, consideration, and care. It knows that developing the ability to have compassion—for ourselves and for those around us—is an invaluable investment to make in our lives, our world, and our futures. We set ourselves up for success when we focus on strengthening the connective tissue of our lives.

Empathetic to no end, Pisces knows no boundaries. This water sign can leak energy faster than a bottomless cup loses liquids. But this same trait can also find the cracks in the walls of any heart—and can permeate even the most guarded among us. It seeks to relieve pain through connection and is attuned to the suffering of others. It can spot a mistreated soul a mile away and always makes room at its table for those in need. Without defense, the fishes find it easy to give and receive love. Permeable, open, and available, Pisces knows that to hurt another is to hurt itself—and to love another is to be a channel for more of the same.

We set ourselves up for success when we focus on strengthening the connective tissue of our lives.

Seeking all avenues towards emotional availability, in general Pisces Season aims to sensitize us all. Reciprocity depends on our ability to disarm ourselves. In a world that is constantly teaching us how to be defended, that can be counterintuitive; when we only focus on attaining things, it’s much easier to live in a scarcity mindset. But when we focus on what we have to give, all kinds of opportunities and avenues to explore appear.

This Pisces Season starts out with Mercury still retrograde, making plans a little less solid than we’d perhaps like. Since this astrology is well-suited to reflecting, reworking, editing, imagining, and rethinking the thesis of our life, the last week of February and the first week of March are perfect times to envision the steps we’d like to take come spring. Potent creative incubators, these last days of winter are for dreaming, connecting, and embodying what it means to live a life with compassion at the core of it.

9 Ways To Truly Develop Positive Thoughts By Dada Bhagwan

1) Appreciate everyone!

Appreciate your mother for preparing your favorite dish; your father for taking you on a holiday. Say thank you to your friend for all his help. Congratulate and give a nice little gift to your sister for passing her exams. Say ‘thanks’ to waiters and bus conductors for rendering you service. Follow this positive thought pattern and you’ll see the wonders it can do for your life! When you share your appreciation with anyone you meet, you instantly get satisfaction and happiness inside, which automatically gets transferred to people outside.

2) Everyone makes mistakes. So let’s learn to accept and forgive them now

If any person makes a mistake, don’t get angry. Instead, look at the person’s positive qualities. You can even help the person in whatever way you can. Remember, we ourselves have made so many mistakes in our life. And our parents, friends, relatives, colleagues have forgiven us so easily. So, let’s follow this positive thought pattern and learn to accept and forgive people in life. You can even pray for the person so that he/she comes out of the mistake.

3) Show ‘No Entry’ board to our ‘Tit for Tat’ attitude

Our negativity is because of our ‘wrong intellect’. Furthermore, its nature is such that it rapidly multiplies and soon becomes a big obstacle. People then begin to send negative vibes to us, and we, in turn, send those vibes back to them. If our friend tells us “You are a lazy bone”, we would tell him back, “You are a sick paranoid person”.

What did we gain out of it? This is a ‘Tit for Tat’ cycle, which will never end. Positivity alone can end this cycle. Therefore, decide to follow the positive thought pattern henceforth. Do not say anything hurtful or negative to anyone. Instead, appreciate their good qualities, whenever possible. This brings inner peace and binds good karmas whereas negativity will bind bad karmas, which you will have to bear for the next life!

4) Allow your home to remain a beautiful garden

Every home has unique and different personalities that come together. These personalities must knit with each other in a peaceful manner, for all belong to one family. One may have to adjust and let go of certain things. But most important is to feel positive about the different natures. In a beautiful garden there are all sorts of plants and flowers – some are roses, some daffodils, some hibiscus, some cacti. They all live together in a peaceful manner, don’t they? A rose has tiny thorns. If you complain about the thorns, who will be at loss? Only you.

However, if you learn how to pick the rose by avoiding the thorns then you win! Hence, always follow the positive thought pattern – do not let the rose go because of the thorns and appreciate the thorns as well!

5) Read a positive book

Negativity is very contagious. If negativity surrounds you, you too may become negative very soon. So, to break this cycle, show courage and disconnect from the negative surrounding. Make a firm resolve that ‘No more sorrow, grief, resentment, negativity or sadness in my life!’ Adopt positive thinking instead.

6) See noble and be noble

When you see someone’s noble character, who for the sake of other’s happiness, happily gives away his own belongings to others without any hesitation, let it inspire you. Watch out for the nobility in others and you will soon find yourself on the path to positivity.

7) Count what you have!

Positivity brings peace while negativity brings only suffering. This is the reason why the Lord preaches to keep our eyes on what we have, rather than bring tears in eyes thinking of what we don’t have. By adopting this positive thought pattern, you can turn every situation into a positive one.

8) Practice patience and endurance

Read stories of how great saints displayed extraordinary patience and endurance, and ultimately won over the negative forces with their love and positivity. These true stories inspire us to follow the same positive thought pattern and rise upwards in our development.

9) While you strive to maintain smooth interactions outside, keep your heart clean and positive inside

Many times, we choose not to speak negatively as we do not want to confront or fight with the other person. But inside, our thought pattern is highly negative. We keep getting irritated and also develop abhorrence for that person. This is not good! All your external efforts go down the drain when your internal vibrations are not the same. Hence, inculcate a pure inner intent that, “I do not want to have any conflict with the other person, not even in my thoughts. Whatever he/she says is perfectly acceptable to me, from within as well.” Have a firm determination that “I want to follow positive thought patterns only.”

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day. I have not had a Valentine date, in years. I have to say I do miss, having a “partner” to share not only V day, but life.

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I decided that I would pamper myself this day. After work, Ischeduled a micro- dermabrasion, a type of facial. On Saturday I am meeting my very new friend Elizabeth, to attend the “WOW” event (Women of Wisdom), it will be my first time.

I intend to focus my energy on loving myself, finding compassion for those around me, and open up to meeting new people, who could turn into meaningful relationships.

That is what life is about, or better yet. By having meaningful relationships in life, it makes the journey all that much better.

Looking forward to what is yet to come!

♓Thankful, Grateful & Blessed! 

 

Who was Saint Valentine?

Who was Saint Valentine?

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and you know what that means: flowers and chocolate for some, memes about being lonely for others. Not everyone has a positive view of the holiday, believing it to be too commercialized and detached from its original meaning to have much in the way of real-world significance, but there’s no doubt that the greeting-card companies enjoy it. That said, even the hopeless romantics among us probably don’t know the answer to one important question: Who exactly was St. Valentine?

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Born in Terni, Italy, in A.D. 226, the third-century saint is known as Valentinus in Latin and San Valentino in Italian. He’s revered for ministering to faithful Christians at a time when they were violently persecuted by the Roman Empire — so much so, in fact, that Valentine himself was martyred for his efforts.

Given that this was the third century, details are somewhat scarce. The most common hagiography of Saint Valentine claims he was either a priest in Rome or the one-time bishop of his native Terni, with his evangelizing ultimately leading to him being placed under house arrest by one Judge Asterius. The judge, whose adopted daughter was blind, challenged Valentine to restore the girl’s sight, saying he would do whatever the man of faith asked of him if he was successful. Valentine was, and told the judge to break all of his idols, fast for three days, and get baptized. He did all that and went even further by freeing other Christian prisoners.

Valentine’s troubles didn’t end there, however. Spreading the good word ultimately got him sent to the emperor at the time: Claudius Gothicus, also known as Claudius II. The emperor became fond of Valentinus — that is, until he tried to convert him. Claudius didn’t take kindly to this, and ordered the man of the cloth to renounce his faith on pain of death.

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Valentine refused. As a result, he was executed outside the Flaminian Gate on February 14, 269.

Where’s the romance?

That all this led to him being associated with love and romance is indeed a bit strange. One apocryphal account states that he signed a letter to Judge Asterius’ daughter “from your Valentine” shortly before his death, but its accuracy is disputed; another claims that he married couples so that the husbands wouldn’t have to go to war. What we now call Valentine’s Day was preceded by the Feast of Saint Valentine, which Pope Gelasius I established in 496, and it appears we have Chaucer’s 1382 poem “Parlement of Foules” to thank for the saint’s current connotation.

In it, he wrote “For this was on seynt Volantynys day/Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make,” which in modern English is translated as “For this was on St. Valentine’s Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate.” Other poems followed in the centuries to come, and Shakespeare mentions Saint Valentine’s Day by name in “Hamlet.”

From there, it became received wisdom that Valentine = romance. The seasonal love letters now known as valentines have been sent in America since the mid-1800s, and today it’s estimated that 144 million cards are exchanged on Valentine’s Day. If you plan to send one this year, spare a thought for the holiday’s namesake.

10 Emotions You Need To Balance To Open The Heart Chakra By Hope Stavish

If you want to balance the heart chakra, you must first understand the blocks you have around it.
The heart chakra is associated with love and the idea of wholeness connected to a higher purpose or nature. To open and balance the heart chakra, it’s not necessarily about focusing on who or what you love but instead examining how you love.

The color of the heart chakra is green tying it back to nature and the power of universal love. It is located in the middle of your upper body, so it’s central to the alignment of the other chakras. The heart chakra is essential to your chest, heart, and lungs. Emotions stem from this chakra. Feelings are formed in your mind, while emotions are kept and developed in the heart chakra. Emotional blocks like pain, fear, or doubt can keep your heart chakra unbalanced and closed.

As individuals, we will have many emotions that may need to be addressed during the process of healing the heart chakra. Since some emotions can be complicated, it will be beneficial to set an honest intention to heal each of your blocks. If you’re struggling with difficult emotions, opening your heart chakra will help you feel connected to love and harmony. The power of love is undefinable. So, when balancing your heart chakra, remember that it will take hard work. Having patience with yourself will help you get closer to the idea of universal love.

Connecting to universal love involves a nonjudgmental perspective towards yourself and others. Oftentimes, opening your mind is key to balancing your heart chakra because of the association between feelings and emotions. Below are ten emotions to examine and embrace in your heart chakra. Depending on whatever emotional blocks you are struggling to balance, you can choose to practice introspection with one or more of these emotional states-of-being.

1) Gratitude

When first beginning heart chakra work, gratitude is a great emotional state-of-being to practice. It will be helpful for healing any nonalignment between feelings and emotions. Gratitude will help with any blocks and open this chakra to universal love. Practicing gratitude through keeping a journal, making gratitude lists, or visual tokens will benefit your emotional well-being. According to Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association, there are many studies that show gratitude has numerous positive effects on well-being including lowering stress levels, decreasing depression, and increasing social support.

2) Forgiveness

After embracing gratitude and anchoring your heart chakra in this emotion, you will benefit from accepting forgiveness into this chakra. Forgiving yourself for things you can’t control or any hurt you may be holding onto is the key to opening your heart to love. Appreciation for what you have through a gratitude practice will make it easier for you to forgive yourself and others. Energetically speaking when you work on balancing and opening this chakra, letting go of all heavy emotions like pain, anger, disappointment, or any negativity will lighten your vibrational frequency.

3) Unconditional love

Feelings and emotions can be complicated, so you will need a lot of discipline to balance the heart chakra. People who work to heal their own energy use meditation to address internal patterns of emotions. Because meditation makes it easier to release unwanted emotional patterns, it can especially help to try mediation for your heart. Next to gratitude, loving without condition may be the most important emotional state-of-being for the heart chakra. Knowing yourself and excepting your flaws is a good way to open your heart chakra to unconditional. Introspection is the key to learning about yourself.

4) Empathy

Empathy is all about putting yourself in other people’s shoes, but that’s not all it entails. Learning from other’s perspectives and beliefs can be helpful to open your heart. Empathy is also about realizing that we are all connected and accepting whatever feels separate from us as part of our whole. When your exploring empathy in your heart chakra, you may find a new sensitivity to others and their emotions. The more you work to remove blocks in this chakra, the more you may notice yourself forming different perspectives about connecting with others.

5) Compassion

Compassion is a special emotional state-of-being for the heart chakra. Like empathy, it involves understanding others. But compassion extends service to others by giving kindly. In order to have compassion for others and to give in the universal energy of love, you must be able to recognize how you can be kind to your own self. When you embrace compassion, you will start to give without any hidden agendas.

6) Patience

Patience stems from practicing self-love. Like compassion, it is impossible to display patience to others if you lack it for yourself. Feelings like regret or fear can be stored in your heart chakra as blocks resulting in unhealthy emotional patterns. To address these negative patterns, patience and commitment to growth is the key to healing. Patience comes with understanding yourself and not pressuring yourself into anything that is not authentic. Feeling good about yourself wherever you are in the healing process will open your heart chakra to new emotional states-of-being.

7) Freedom

Removing blocks and opening this chakra will leave you feeling free to love. Liberation from any pain, so that your energy will feel lighter, can be obtained by letting go of any guilt, anger, or heavy emotions. Oftentimes, we harbor these difficult emotions in our heart chakra because of all the things that we have experienced. Release and freedom can only be achieved by committing to the process of healing. By being of aware of your own emotional patterns, you can expand in universal love. A good first step to feeling liberated is being totally honest with yourself and the difficult emotions you may need to release.

8) Contentment

As you develop your emotional intelligence by embracing these high vibrational states-of-being, you will begin to notice more contentment in your heart. Because of the relationship to your feelings, opening the heart chakra will lead to a better state-of-mind. A sense of contentment will form in your heart chakra by developing all other emotions discussed here. But this process will ultimately lead to a peaceful alignment between heart and mind.

9) Strength

We may think of strength as power — and certainly, there is a power to universal love. But true strength is obtained not through authority but grace in this power. Love is the most powerful emotional state-of-being. Strength in your heart chakra will come once you start resolving its blocks and opening yourself to love. Strength is overcoming any emotional patterns to rise above negativity. In order to overcome any unhealthy patterns, you need to recognize and accept your negative emotions. By embracing these blocks, the process of healing will become easier. You will start to move away from low vibrational emotions and your heart chakra will grow in strength.

10) Joy

Emotionally, joy is the highest vibrational state-of-being. It is like happiness but contains a blissful peace. It encompassing an almost childlike sense of purity. Practicing all the above emotional states-of-being will lead you to joy. When working to remove any blocks in your heart chakra, opening up to love for yourself and others will help to cultivate joy. Remember that any unhealthy emotional patterns can always be transformed through introspection. The more you commit to improving your connection to universal love and opening your heart chakra, the more joy you will experience.

5 Mindful Ways To Connect With Your Partner By Jennifer Landis

Mindfulness is being present in the moment without trying to alter it in any way. In a marriage, it entails consciously tuning into your spouse’s words, body language, desires and even breath to grow and connect on a deeper level. But how, in the whirlwind of kids, work and responsibilities, are you supposed to create these mindful moments? Well, there are quite a few ways to mindfully connect with your spouse.

1) Listen

One of the most common complaints from married couples is that their partner just doesn’t seem to listen. In fact, many spouses complain that their mate doesn’t retain information, even to the point of forgetting entire conversations. However, mindful listening can shift both your mindsets and allow you to be better listeners. It’s also important to remember that your spouse probably isn’t tuning you out on purpose, rather they may have trouble focusing or have a tendency to talk more than listen.

Listening mindfully entails intentionally focusing in on your spouse’s words. Pause before asking questions or making remarks and refrain from interrupting or interjecting. Don’t let your mind wander to other topics or what your response might be. Instead, be fully present in the moment and notice their mannerisms, tone and vocal fluctuations. When they finish speaking, take a moment to fully digest their words, then respond thoughtfully.

2) Eye contact

While practicing mindful listening, it’s important to also make meaningful eye contact. If the eyes truly are the windows to the soul, they’ll give you a deeper understanding of your partner. So spend some time gazing into them. Sitting face-to-face with a spouse while maintaining eye contact allows both sides to see the other’s vulnerability and innermost feelings and thoughts. It also helps you listen more mindfully by helping you focus.

You can also use mindful eye contact to develop a more romantic connection with your spouse. Lingering looks can be extremely intimate and invite more physical touch as can looking at their eyes and lips periodically. And, remember when you’d peek at your first crush — staring at them until they caught you and then quickly looking away? Try it with your spouse. Add a smile to make the connection more flirtatious.

3) Sync up your breath

Likewise, simply breathing can develop more intimacy in your marriage. Just as you’re mindful of your breath in yoga or meditation, you can bring this awareness into your relationship to connect on a deeper level. For instance, when you wake up in the morning or before you go to sleep at night, sync your breath with your spouse. You can even do this while they’re sleeping to evoke feelings of comfort and peace.

You can also make time to intentionally sync your breath. Try sitting back to back and meditating together. Match their breath to create one unified inhale and exhale. Breathing mindfully together will help you tune into other small nuances of their body language and words in the future.

4) Limit technology

How much time do you spend on technology versus your partner? The average U.S. adult spends nearly four hours on a mobile device each day and roughly 3 hours watching TV. Yet, spouses only spend an average of two and a half to three hours together each day. And one-third of that time is spent watching TV, which typically doesn’t allow for the aforementioned intimacy of eye contact and mindful listening.

To fully engage and connect with your partner, you’ll have to tune out or turn off the distractions — that means technology. Create a kid-free, tech-free time each day when you can sit down and talk about more than just logistics. Or do something active together a few times a week that might incite conversation. Go for a walk around the block, cycle together at the gym or even learn a new sport like fishing or golfing. Keep this time technology-free to truly connect and tune into your partner.

5) Reflect on the past

Recalling memories of the good old days is another way to fill this tech-free time. Gather some old videos or photos and use them as conversation cues. Play the music you danced to at your wedding or old tunes from your favorite band. Avoid negative or invalidating comments as these will only muddy your memories and defeat the whole purpose of reflecting on your past together.

You might also make a list of your favorite memories as a couple. Did sparks fly when you first met? Did your heart leap from your chest after your sharing your first kiss? Write down your favorite moments and share them with your spouse. Thank them for all the wonderful times you’ve shared and work together to make more happy memories in the present. This will help you appreciate your time together and you might think twice before responding negatively or reacting harshly during your next argument.

It starts with you

If you wait for your partner to change their ways or make the effort to connect, you may wait for the rest of your life. So, if you want to know your spouse on a deeper level, it must begin with you. Take initiative and practice mindful listening and eye gazing, even if your partner doesn’t notice immediately. Make a conscious effort to take a break from technology and spend quality time reviving your marriage. Sooner or later, your partner will take note of your efforts and likely initiate a more mindful connection too.

POWER

Power or the lack of it, seems to be an issue I have struggled with this lifetime. When my therapist asks me, what and how I feel in those times when I get angry or feel helpless, my response is lack of power/ feeling powerless comes up quite a bit.

All your truths lie right inside of you, all you have to do is let them come out and actually hear them, then you can reflect on them and process what reveals itself, and how it has affected and reflected in your life and shaped your circumstances.

I have had many dreams, where I feel powerlessness. It gives me feelings of anxiety and desperate. Example of me literally holding on “For dear life” Somehow I thought that if I held on to the rail, instead of using my hands to protect my face and head from hitting the concrete, somehow I thought that if I held and squeezed hard enough, I would keep myself from falling, which it didn’t and instead I broke my jaw.

Many years later in therapy after reading a book about children from abusive families, learn NOT to protect themselves, but the opposite, they learn NOT to put up any fight, as sometimes the punishment could be worse if we do. This reality of who I have been trained to be, made me sad for that little girl, who instead of being protected was abused, and taught how she should just take it, by doing this they taught me, I had no power, instead I would give away, what little power I had to the abuser.

Now that I am so much more aware, of what I “need” or want to feel, I am working on getting my power back, how to control the negative feelings I get when I feel it is threatened, and how to decipher if it is just a trigger or if it is really happening.

It is a lot of mindful work, to rewire your brain, thoughts, feelings and responses.

Thankful, Grateful & Blessed! 

ADHD Hazards at Work by Dale Brown

Remember that you can do the job as well as anyone else — you just need to do it in a different way.

Challenge: Struggle to Read Large Amounts of Material

Accommodations:

  • Attend meetings that address the relevant topics.
  • Discuss material or assignments with coworkers.
  • Highlight key points with a magic marker.
  • Ask someone to tell you the key points.
  • Get information from drawings, diagrams, and flow charts. Your supervisor, team members, or subordinates may be able to organize some information in this way.
  • Use voice output on your computer.
  • Request shorter versions of reports and documents.

Challenge: Lose Things Frequently

Accommodations:

  • Organize your work area — and keep it that way! Work with your supervisor and team to ensure that common areas, such as tool stations, files, and bookshelves, stay neat.
  • Put important objects, such as keys, in the same place each time you use them.
  • Color-code items.
  • Keep things visible on shelves and bulletin boards. Avoid storage in drawers or cupboards.
  • Attach objects you use a lot to the places they belong. For example, you might hang your scissors on a hook bolted to your desk, or place documents on your bulletin board, so they do not get lost.

Challenge: Forget Deadlines

Accommodations:

  • Use Web-based reminder systems, such as Remember the Milk, which sends you reminders via e-mail, instant message, or text message.
  • Use a voice organizer or a watch with an alarm to remind you of scheduled events. Some telephone voicemail systems have scheduling reminders that ring at a specific time and play a reminder message.
  • Use a tickler file, or another similar type of file, with a section for each month and a section for each day. Put follow-up notices in the file, and review the file each day.
  • Ask your supervisor (or a fellow team member) to remind you of important deadlines or to review priorities and deadlines on a regular basis.

Challenge: Lose Focus Working in an Open Space

Accommodations:

  • Ask to move your work area to a more enclosed space.
  • Arrange to work at home.
  • Request to work in a quiet, secluded location that is away from noise and office traffic.
  • Identify alternative workspaces, such as file rooms, private offices, storage rooms, and other enclosed spaces.
  • Use a white noise machine to cover up background noise.

Challenge: Difficulty Following Oral Instructions

Accommodations:

  • Ask coworkers and supervisors to tell you important information slowly and clearly, and in a quiet location.
  • Ask coworkers to write down key points or deadlines.
  • Request follow-ups from people. Ask for detailed e-mails.
  • Ask people to demonstrate tasks, then watch you do them.
  • Take notes and review with your boss, or write a memo summarizing the information.
  • Repeat instructions back to people, to verify that your interpretation is correct.
  • Tape-record important procedures and instructions, to play back and review as needed.
  • Ask several people for feedback about how to do a task.

Challenge: Trouble Managing Interruptions

Accommodations:

  • Put up a “Do Not Disturb” sign when you need to work without interruption.
  • Write down what you were doing when interruptions occur, so that you can resume your work seamlessly.
  • Do one task at a time. Do not start a new task until you finish your current project.
  • Initiate telephone calls, rather than wait for people to call you back.
  • Ask your supervisor to clarify priorities.
  • Work on major projects early, late, or on weekends, when the office is quiet.

Challenge: Forget Names and Numbers

Accommodations:

  • Create charts (graphic organizers) that allow you to quickly find the information you want.
  • Use Web tools, such as Evernote, that allow you to copy and paste information from websites, create diagrams, record information, and add comments and tags to information that you find. You can send the material to your computer or smartphone and access it.
  • Obtain information ahead of time (such as a list of conference participants), so that you can review names and affiliations before the event starts.

Problem and Solutions

The following can help you determine what kind of accommodations may be useful to overcome difficulties at work:

  • Assess the task that is giving you difficulty. Be specific about the nature of the problem you encounter.
  • Determine the aspect of your disability that is contributing to the difficulty.
  • Find solutions. Consider changes in your work environment, work style, and communication style.

Cilantro

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Cilantro


You should love it because…
Though it is but a simple herb, it packs a powerful nutritional punch. A little cilantro can go a long way when it comes to giving you a dose of immune-boosting antioxidants, boosting your heart health, and even fending off anxiety.

I personally LOVE this herb. I grew up eating it, in many dishes, since I am Mexican, you can imagine how much cilantro I have eaten, and I like extra!

It is hard for me to believe some people don’t like cilantro and actually have a Facebook page, joining forces.

I googled it, and the sentences below is what I found… I wonder if I have a genetic variation to dislike,  fish and eggs, since I feel that way about these foods, among others….

“Some of this dislike may come down to simple preference, but for those cilantro-haters for whom the plant tastes like soap, the issue is genetic. These people have a variation in a group of olfactory-receptor genes that allows them to strongly perceive the soapy-flavored aldehydes in cilantro leaves.”

I love it, if you don’t that is o.k. too, more for me!

Thankful, Grateful & Blessed!