FMA: Kali Eskrima

Curently training in the Filipino martial arts called Kali- Eskrima, and Muay Thai
Taoist/daoist
Traditional chinese medicine/ acupuncture enthusiast

essenceandqi:

Want to make your fruits and veggies last longer? Take a gander at these quick and easy tips to do just that (hover mouse over image and click right arrow to browse graphics)!

(Source: symphonyofawesomeness)

essenceandqi:

Here’s something to get your week off to a sweet start! Sweet potatoes are awesome for our bodies. Take a look at the infographic to learn some cool facts about these potatoes!
Happy Monday!
-PCOM

essenceandqi:

Here’s something to get your week off to a sweet start! Sweet potatoes are awesome for our bodies. Take a look at the infographic to learn some cool facts about these potatoes!

Happy Monday!

-PCOM

(Source: symphonyofawesomeness)

5 Chinese Herbs to Use at Home

essenceandqi:

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Chinese herbs have impressive healing abilities. Our minds, bodies, and spirits can greatly benefit from natural herbal remedies.

Here are 5 Chinese Herbs that you can incorporate into your everyday life:

Cinnamon/Gui Zhi- This herb in great for treating menstrual issues such as…

essenceandqi:

Isn’t this a cool smoothie chart? For all of you smoothie lovers out there, make sure to try some of the suggestions from above! Yum!
We hope your week is off to a wonderful start.

essenceandqi:

Isn’t this a cool smoothie chart? For all of you smoothie lovers out there, make sure to try some of the suggestions from above! Yum!

We hope your week is off to a wonderful start.

(Source: healthy-cravings)

leonerdnimoy:

whowasntthere:

lunulata:

emperor-shatterfingers:

hyenas, terrifying and excellently organized predators of the savannah

also surprisingly docile and like neck scritches and have a tail chasing compulsion

if you don’t think hyenas are great then you’re objectively wrong

Aaaahhh, I love hyenas. :D

Hyenas: Always getting a bad rap because lions are jerks. Lions actually steal from hyenas most of the time because hyenas are the better predators — but they’re also very skittish when faced with a giant pride of cats. Adorable babies!

Okay, lemme tell you about spotted hyenas, aka the BAMFiest BAMFs in the animal kingdom.

  1. Their societies are entirely female-dominated. Female hyenas are larger and stronger than males and have higher social status in clan hierarchy - even the lowest-ranking female in a hyena clan is higher up the social ladder than the highest-ranking male. They’re basically the Amazons of the animal world. The females even have false penis-like appendages (which are essentially large clitorises), which led the ancient Greeks to think that hyenas were hermaphrodites. Because fuck your narrow human perceptions of sex and gender roles, that’s why.
  2. They are considered the dominant predators of the African savannah, despite not being the largest or strongest, because they are the most successful hunters. Their hunting success rate is estimated to be about 70-80%, meaning that they catch about 70-80% of prey they pursue - a freakishly high statistic (to compare, the success rate of lions and wolves is about 20-30%). They also scavenge much less than lions do, as whowasntthere said, and are incredibly adaptable and opportunistic predators, meaning that they are also the most common and widespread of the large African carnivores. That’s not too bad for an animal typecast as a lazy scavenger.
  3. Their jaws are some of the strongest in the animal kingdom, stronger than those of lions, tigers, wolves or perhaps bears, and can crush elephant and giraffe bones; hyenas are also able to digest all bone matter. Don’t tell me that’s not metal as fuck.
  4. Despite looking like dogs, they are not part of the dog family and are actually more closely related to cats. Because fuck your logic. Nature does what it wants.
  5. They are incredibly intelligent. They are easily as intelligent as primates and some scientists claim that their intelligence may even rival that of the great apes, which would make them among the most intelligent animals in the world. Hyenas even outperform chimpanzees on some tests, which is pretty damn awesome, considering that chimpanzees are our closest relatives and all.

So yeah, basically hyenas are awesome and badass as well as truly fascinating animals and if you don’t have at least a bit of respect for them you’re wrong.

(Source: a-humble-hyena, via nerdmeetsfitness)

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