No rigid rules, labels or dogmas.... just REAL food, for your body, mind & soul!
Beginning this evening through Sunday noon, I will be at a Silent Prayer Retreat. Awwww...it will be sooo refreshing! Yes, I am silent all weekend...
I am a busy Mom and caregiver. I rarely have an opportunity to have some quiet with no one needing my attention. This weekend, I will give my full…Continue
Who wants to join me for a 30 day Raw Food Cleanse? You don't have to be 100% raw
So I am all signed up for Cleanse America's 3 Day cleanse and I am so excited to be participating in this. This mini cleanse will be perfect for my crazy work weekend I have going. I actually started today instead of tomorrow. What makes me the most happy though is that my husband (who is mostly a SAD eater) is going to participate with me. He's not a big fruit eater but he said he could commit to this as long as he can do savory juices and smoothies. Now he does consume smoothies a…Continue
Good Afternoon, my garden seems to be coming along, however, I can't remember what these two plants are. I think the first one is broccoli. I"m not getting much brocolli because it keeps going to seed, yellow flowers? Can anyone tell me if you can juice the greens from the this plant, brocolli? I don't know what the…Continue
I just got back from a 3 day cruise to the Bahamas. I gain 6 pounds in those 3 days. I’m ready to do a 30 day raw food cleans and would love to have some people do it with me. So who’s in?
I wake up every morning thinking "raw food, raw food, raw food", and then I walk into the kitchen to find a pan of freshly baked cinnamon rolls, or some kind of pastry from the bakery. There's also the two giant bags of potato chips on my counter. Now, this wouldn't be a problem if I weren't such a carboholic. What my brain and my body likes are still two totally different things. My brain loves the instant gratification of baked goods cooked with refined flour, even though it shows up on my…Continue
So as I have read that it only takes 28 days to make an unbreakable habit, my new years resolution was to make 1 simlpe change every month to transition towards a healthier lifestyle, I had only just discovered raw foods, and had had a small epiphany.
So i posted on here, and got a ton of amazing ideas for each months change- and thought I would let you know how I am getting on :)
So the first months change was green smoothies. I cannot explain how much of a difference…
Hello, RFR. I'm sorry that I haven't called or written in a while. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentines and St. Patrick's since our last talk in October. I have missed you. I see that you are doing well and that is by design, the design that you have for yourself. Taking care of yourself IS first and that can mean different things at different times. I too have been taking care of myself which has made me get to the basics of health and happiness and how I…Continue
I don't know how I forgot about the raw food lifestyle, perhaps I failed at it too many times and put it in the too hard basket.
Seven days ago, I just naturally went on it. It wasn't until the second day and I decided to have a green smoothie, that I'd realised that I had eaten just raw vegan the previous day.
I made no rules for myself, no goals. I didn't weigh myself or take a photo. I have no plan. No announcements were made to my husband about how I…Continue
Ever since beginning a raw food regimen, my boyfriend and I have been butting heads. He is definitely a carnivore, and for the most part doesn't like the meals I prepare. I want to figure out foods that appeal to his palate, while still appealing to mine, but it's very difficult because we have extremely tastes in food. I enjoy making meals for him, and would like for us to be able to eat the same things, instead of him having to cook himself some kind of meat every time.
Also we are…
Really. I truly am.
On Oct. 19th, 1999 I was informed I had pancreatic cancer. You just can't get a worse health report than that. I was told I had to have a 'whipple'...a WHAT??? All I could think of was Mr. Whipple on the Charmin commercial. I learned very quickly what a whipple was. On Jan. 14, 2000, I underwent one of the most radical surgeries a human can endure, the whipple.
In an 8 hr. surgery, they removed my spleen, pancreas, dueodenum, 50% of my…Continue
I would much rather CHOOSE to be positive anyday! : )
A year from now, you will wish you had started today!!!
Apply this where needed NOW!! :…Continue
It’s that time of year again! As some of you already know, my most favorite flower is the tulip! And every year, I make a post dedicated to this particular blossom because it is just so beautiful and I want to share it!
Seriously though, when is the last time you went and played with the flowers? If you aren’t sure or you have to think about it then maybe it is time for you to do just that! Flowers are such friendly little things! And they LOVE it when you dance with…Continue
It's been awhile since my last post, I have to say that things are going really well. I have been hiking every weekend, and am feeling so much more balanced because of it. I was at a wedding this last weekend in Banff, and it was so beautiful.
I also went on a date this week, it was a doozie but at least I'm back out there. ;)
Last night it was too wet to cut the grass, but I had so many dandelions that I started picking them…Continue
Hey there everybody, 20 days and 20 pounds gone. I'm feeling good and lighter. Starting weight 261 and now I am 241. Yes, yes, yes. I'm feeling more encouraged because, my body pain has decreased by about 50-60%. I'm walking some without my cane. That's a miracle. Walking without my cane!!!! It's so much easier to get up from a chair, toliet, bed, etc now.Had a big water weight loss in the beginning but,I'm now losing about 1/2 pound a day. At first I was kind of bummed…Continue
I’m doing great on juice fasting and I kind of like it now. My skin is getting clear and the pimples gone which is good. I’m still abit sluggish but I’m ok I’m going for walk and light exercises. There two things which I’m abit worried now. The first is that my tongue is turning white and last night I was brushing my teeth that I noticed my tongue is completely white and I was really scared and I looked at it again this morning, it looked better than last night but it’s still…Continue
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I recently dried, ground and stored a beautiful jar of what I now call, "Mary's Super Greens." I must say I'm pretty proud.
The contents are dried dandelion greens, purple dead nettle, clover and some alfalfa greens. I put a spoonful of it in my morning smoothie. I am feeling so good that I now have my second batch drying. This time I've added a bunch of organic spinach to the mix.
Now that I have embarked on this new raw lifestyle, I only regret not doing it…Continue
dry skin brush... invigorating
deep breathing... I feel so connected to my body
stretching... a treat
16 ounces of warm pau d'arco tea... nice
16 ounces of celery juice... palette cleansing
1 tablespoon of kelp cayenne seasonings... zip!
1 tablespoon of local bee pollen
3 hours studying
8 ounces of fuji apple juice combined with
8 ounces of green leaf lettuce (one head) & lemon (one peeled) juice... very…