The adrenals are small glands located above the kidneys that control hormones and kidney function. They are responsible for many processes within the body from sex hormone secretion to production of corticosteroids, and the regulation of blood pressure or sleep/wake cycles. They produce over 50 hormones that drive virtually every body function.
In the yogic world, the adrenals are the organ of the root chakra. Thus adrenal fatigue and root chakra imbalance are related. The vast majority of Americans are experiencing some level of adrenal fatigue — it is a side effect of the standard American diet and lifestyle.
My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can’t find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.' -Tupac Shakur
Afeni Shakur passed away today. She was born in 1947.
I was shook to the core when I heard this news.
It is a painful reminder.
Beyond the fact that she was a powerful woman,
Beyond the fact that she was revolutionary,
Beyond the fact that she birthed and cultivated the mind of one of the greatest poets of our time,
Beyond what she overcame in life,
Is the sad truth that the last trees are…
The American Dream doesn’t live here. It never has. Who has time to dream about white picket fences and perfect little things when there’s no food on the table? And what is the purpose of these tiny white fences anyway? Where I’m from the fences are made of brick and they’re built to keep people out, or worse, to keep people in.
Perhaps one could alleviate our hunger pains long enough for us to dream up a better life. The entitled ones replied, “Don’t be lazy. Work harder. Earn it.”
Lazy: unwilling to work or use energy. Idle. Slothful. Work-Shy…
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