Trust Your Intuition Day
How often do you follow your gut? Sometimes you just "have a feeling" about something, and it's much more basic than you think (more like hope) you'll win the lottery today so you better play.
"Intuition is a process that gives us the ability to know something directly without analytic reasoning, bridging the gap between the conscious and non-conscious parts of our mind, and also between instinct and reason," according to Psychology Today.
There are times you should trust your intuition according to therapist Sherrie Dillard:
* When meeting someone new
* When you're concerned about someone
* When you have a health concern
Lag BaOmer celebrates the anniversary of the passing of sage and mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Zohar, according to the Chabad-Lubavitch Media Center. On this festive holiday, people celebrate with outings and bonfires. Children traditionally play with bows and arrows.
The holiday also marks the weeks between Passover and Shavuot "when a plague raged amongst the disciples of the great sage Rabbi Akiva, 'because they did not act respectfully towards each other.' These weeks are therefore observed as a period of mourning, with various joyous activities proscribed by law and custom. On Lag BaOmer the deaths ceased. Thus, Lag BaOmer also carries the theme of the imperative to love and respect one's fellow," according to Chabad.org.
Fill up on shrimp on May 10. These small crustaceans are an excellent source of selenium, unusually low-fat, a low-calorie protein, and a very good source of vitamin B12, according to World's Healthiest Food. Plus, they taste divine. Shrimp started as an ingredient in stews and sauces, and were considered interchangeable with other shellfish. By the end of the 19th century, connoisseurs started enjoying the flavor of shrimp on its own, in salads and sandwiches, says "The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink." Shrimp cocktail served with a tangy sauce was introduced in the 20th century.
* Shrimp risotto
* Hoisin-glazed shrimp skewers
* A simple shrimp dish by Mark Bittman
World Lupus Day
World Lupus Day bring awareness to a "chronic inflammatory disease that can affect various parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys" that can sometimes be mistaken for other, less serious illnesses, according to the Lupus Foundation of America. The cause of Lupus is unknown but it is believed to be triggered by "a combination of genetics (heredity), environment, and hormones."
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