Day 18 – Create Your Inspirational Room

Today is Day 18 of Live A Better Life in 30 Days Challenge.

Day 18 is about creating an environment that is inspiring and creative.

My inspirational room would be a room with less furniture (more empty space), some bookshelves, plants and photos.

Right now I don’t have a room that is inspirational. All the rooms are pretty cluttered.    

So this is a task that I need to work on with intention. It will not only take a lot of time and effort, but also a lot of determination which is lacking now.

Soy – good or bad?

When it comes to health and nutrition, we often get confusing and conflicting information.

Take soy for example. Some say it is a miracle health food, while others say it is dangerous.  

When I first read about the dark side and the sad story of soy some time ago, I was really surprised. I always thought of soy as a healthy food.

I eat tofu as a side dish about once a week. I also eat fermented bean curd in very small amount (because it’s very salty) a couple of times a week when I eat rice soup for breakfast.

In China and other Asian countries, people have been eating soy and various soy products (there are countless varieties) for thousand of years. Tofu is one of the popular food items in China.

In the U.S., soy has been marketed as a healthy food not too many years ago.

Today I read another article by Dr. Mercola on the danger of soy. The article along with the references and comments make me think again about the topic.

I don’t eat a lot of soy products to be too worried about its effect on my health. But I certainly like to recommend this article to readers who may have health problems due to their consumption of soy and don’t know about it.