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I've been stressed about money recently because since we moved my access to reliable childcare has gone down so I haven't been working enough. Several people I know are also dealing with financial crises so that is adding to the ambient fear around financial stuff.
Part of me knows that this is just part of a global shift and correction because the money system has to change if we want to be on the path to sustainability, and that money is energy and I can work on myself to change…Continue
The day was sunny and bright, the land was circled with canopies, all ready to share their wares on Earth Day. A day of promise.
I stood beside the van, awaiting opening time, as I had long anticipated some lovely raw food. They are a cafe in our state but a long drive away. Today they brought the bus filled with goodies.
As it naturally happens, another woman was waiting for the goods. Not sure how, but almost instantly I was being asked to identify myself with a label. Drat I…Continue
I haven't blogged in a while but thought I'd make a little list of good things in my life related to raw food and health:
1. It's spring...the time when I can start eating green things I pick again! Yay! The farmer's markets start being outside again and we can hang out at the park comfortably!
2. I have finally started doing some intentional exercise on a regular basis, which is yoga at home. I am pleased that I have been managing to do it almost everyday…Continue
I made my last post friend's only, not to ban anyone (not that I can think of a single person I'd want to ban. everyone here has been pretty lovely to me) but just because it was about family. I love my family, but to be honest, my parents seem to either be dumber than I am (>.< not to be insulting, it just seems to be the case, due to the lack of logic and the interrupting with crappy points or just plain ignoring good points and then bringing up something stupid to dodge what I was…Continue
Added by L. on March 28, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
This wrap is really simple, delicious and highly nutritious! If I listed out all of the nutrients and benefits you are getting from it, this post would be eight feet long. That said, I will just highlight a couple of things ~ healthy omega 3 and 6 fats from the avocado, protein from the chard and the avocado, heavy metal detoxification from the cilantro, digestive promotion from the dill and pretty much all of the vitamins and minerals that exist from all of it! Plus, it is all…Continue
So much is going on, there are so many things I want to talk about, but a part of me lately has been wondering--is RFR really the place? I feel like I am not only giving so much already, but I could give so much more if I wrote entries somewhere else. I've been imagining my own journal--beautifully decorated, thick with pages, pictures, etc, something that would inspire me and make me happy (I love crafty stuff), and I've also been envisioning my own personal blog, somewhere I could go…Continue
Added by L. on March 4, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
I eat a LOT of bananas! So I thought it would only be appropriate to make a post that is devoted to the awesome-ness of the banana! Bananas are a truly amazing fruit that have a number of very unique benefits and uses! If you would like to know more, then please continue…..
This is my first blog post on here. I don't know it this is the appropriate way to do it. I wanted to do this one as it is about my food intake. However, I have blogged since I posted this one. I am currently on Day 36 and have lost over 40 pounds!
I received this question about my food diary on MyFitnessPal... I thought it was a good one and that others might be wondering the same thing.
Q: "When I…
Added by Johnathan on February 19, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments
Had an okay weekend :) My boyfriend and I were obliviously watching Family Guy while the Super Bowl was on. We both learned that it was on this morning on the radio when we were driving to work/school. We aren't really the biggest sports fans! :P
Craving lots of salty things today and what have I packed for myself? Big bag of fruit. Oh well. :) I hope it helps some of the GI problems I've been experiencing.
In my last post, I mentioned…Continue
Added by L. on February 4, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
So…citrus season is in full effect! Which means there is a lot of this going on at my house:
Oh, yeah! Nothing like a good citrus haul! Gotta get in those grapefruits and oranges this time of year!
I mean, it is pretttty awesome that citrus season shows up during the time of year when people need these fruits the most! Did you know that citrus fruits are super-amazing at breaking up mucus in…Continue
Seriously, though. SMILE!
Did you know that smiling is GOOD FOR YOU?
Whether you are feeling it or not, smiling can actually trick your brain into thinking that you are HAPPY! Don’t believe me? Try it when you are feeling grumpy! You might feel weird for a second but wait for it! You will start to feel lighter and you may…Continue
If you have been reading anything about my blog you know that I have been doing this juicing (without pulp) with my husband where we can juice as MUCH as we want and I add in 3 meals a week and he adds in 4 meals a week. Plus 1 night (date night) we give ourselves a night to go out and have some drinks if we want to.
I don't weigh myself but my husband has been saying that he can tell I have lost weight. I on the other hand just don't see it like he does…Continue
Remember when I made the post where I was celebrating the one year anniversary of my Vita-mix blender? Well here I am again, three years later and I couldn't help but notice the date! January 17, 2013 ~ I have had my Vita-mix for FOUR years!!!
Here she is; still going strong!
I am very happy that I noticed this! I think it can be really beneficial to celebrate milestones as…Continue
So what are you waiting for? Let go of the fear! It is what holds you back. The time is NOW! You are ready; ready to take off and shine and blossom and BE YOU!
Light yourself on fire!!!!…Continue
To my beautiful, precious souls,
Sometimes we are lost, confused and scared. And at times life feels totally hopeless. We may even be struggling with serious illness. There are also moments when it seems that time has completely ceased to exist and that the pain will NEVER end.
I have been there. All of those places and more.
I know the darkness and I know how much it HURTS.
I tell you this merely so that you know I am sincere and also to help you see that YOU…Continue
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
You know, I don’t really need a holiday to express gratitude and I know that you don’t either! But the thing is, in the busy hustle and bustle of L-I-F-E, humans often forget about this magical thing! It warms my heart and soul knowing that on this day, many more people than usual are taking the time to connect with what they are thankful for! Just think…Continue
A couple of days ago I was going through an old journal and I found an entry where I wrote down some of my thoughts about addiction and nourishment, which were informed by my experience with raw food. This was written in December 2011, and that year I had chosen 'Nourishment' as my word of the year. I think I was trying to sum up what I had learned that year. I thought maybe it might be interesting to some people here, as we sometimes discuss how emotions come up when you are trying to…Continue
Although everyday I strive to eat primarily raw foods....at least over 60%, I'm choosing to eat at least 95%. My main reason for doing this is I will feel happy.
having healthy skin
being on my journey to my healthy body weight
being free from eating animals
Today, I've been eating veggies.... I plan on eating fruits tonight! I'm very excited…Continue
hi everybody ~
I am moved to post this because I recently learned that Darlene Knight's father passed away.
I don't know Darlene, or her Dad- but what I do know is that we are community, and Darlene has been a lovely contributor to the high consciousness, good energy, support, good-will and even financial assistance (helping others to have access to initiatives and such through her scholarship fund). And I just thought it might be sweet for us to send her some love notes and…Continue