I love Sauerkraut and Kim Chee and I've been trying to eat fermented foods regularly. The only problem is that when I eat them, my teeth get really sensitive. Does anyone else have that same problem?
Added by Stephanie Brown on April 16, 2012 at 12:24pm —
I went to the doctor a couple weeks ago and I got my blood test results yesterday. I had her run an allergy test because I've never had it done before. I've known for a while now that when I eat gluten, I don't feel well so I was curious to see the results. Turns out I do in fact have a moderate gluten allergy. It's somewhat disappointing, but actually kind of nice because now I have more incentive to stop eating it entirely rather than just having it every now and then. I also had a low… Continue
Added by Stephanie Brown on August 31, 2011 at 11:04am —
I can't remember the last time I was this excited!!!
I am going to be spending a month in Bali this fall at a yoga teacher training that serves all raw vegan food! Wow - how amazing is that???
It would be amazing to have other RFR members there! Check it out if you want to join me :)
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Added by Stephanie Brown on July 8, 2011 at 1:00pm —
It's time to vote for the 2010 VegNews awards! Be sure to add RFR to the list for favorite veg web sites :)http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/veggieawards2010
Added by Stephanie Brown on August 3, 2010 at 10:18am —
I liked this post from the Happiness Project blog
so I thought I would pass it along!
5 happiness boosters that actually do more harm than good.
Everyone has a few tricks for beating the blues – things you do when you’re feeling down to try to boost your mood. I've found out from long experience, however, that several of the most popular strategies don’t actually work very well in the long term. Beware if… Continue
Added by Stephanie Brown on July 29, 2010 at 9:48am —
I am reading a book called "The Big Leap" by Gay Hendricks. Here is a passage that I really liked:
"Fear is excitement without the breath. Here's what this intriguing statement means: the very same mechanisms that produce excitement also produce fear, and any fear can be transformed into excitement by breathing fully with it. On the other hand, excitement turns into fear quickly if you hold your breath. When scared, most of us have a tendency to try to get rid of the feeling. We think… Continue
Added by Stephanie Brown on June 18, 2010 at 1:33pm —
This was a note from Brian Johnson of Philosophers Notes: No More Ice Cubes, Please
If you had a boiling pot of water and you wanted to easily and
permanently make the the water stop boiling, would you:
A) Drop in two ice cubes at regular intervals; or,
B) Turn the flame off and/or move the pot off the heat?
Unless you’re insane, you’d pick option B, eh?
Seems so simple…
Yet, somehow, in a world where 15 million+ peeps have… Continue
Added by Stephanie Brown on June 8, 2010 at 10:01am —
I've been doing yoga for about a year and a half now and I've always enjoyed the physical aspect of how it makes my body feel. Recently, I've been getting more interested in how it also calms my mind and
focuses my energy. I decided to explore this further by reading the
book "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga" by Deepak Chopra. It was a
great read, I definitely recommend it!
Added by Stephanie Brown on May 27, 2010 at 11:00am —
I had my last tennis lesson - it was fun and I learned a lot, but I'm glad it's over. The indoor courts were great for the springtime, but now that we're heading into summer it's time to get out and play for real! Now if the weather would just cooperate :)
Here are a few things I learned over the past six weeks:
- Grip size matters! I bought a racket based on the brand and the price without realizing the grip was…
Added by Stephanie Brown on May 25, 2010 at 2:00pm —
The Kirkland Half Marathon has come & gone! I'm happy to say that I
survived in one piece :)
The weather was beautiful and I loved the route. This was my second
half marathon - the first was the Seafair Half Marathon in June 2008. I
liked this one much better! That route was on a lot of arterial
streets, so it wasn't very scenic. The only cool part was that we
started at Husky Stadium and crossed the 520 Bridge. This route was
much nicer - it went along… Continue
Added by Stephanie Brown on May 12, 2010 at 9:47am —
Looking back at the last 60 days, I think the biggest thing I learned is
the power of commitment. I had a lot of goals during these 60 days
(aside from just yoga), some I accomplished and others I didn't. When I
look at which ones were successful, they were the ones that I fully
committed myself to with no exceptions. The ones I didn't achieve were
goals that I thought "oh wouldn't it be nice but it probably won't
Getting through 60 days of yoga… Continue
Added by Stephanie Brown on May 6, 2010 at 4:39pm —
One of my yoga teachers is really great about
breaking down the meaning of different Sanskrit words. I am a total
nerd at heart, so I love learning about the word origins!
I've been thinking about mantras lately, and I came across this
explanation: A mantra is nothing more than a collection of words strung
together to create a positive effect. In Sanskrit, 'man' means 'mind'
and 'tra' means 'freeing.' So a mantra is a phrase which is designed
to free… Continue
Added by Stephanie Brown on May 4, 2010 at 3:13pm —
At yoga on Wednesday the instructor set the intention for the class of "letting go." We spent
some time doing hip opening which felt really good. I definitely hold
onto tension in my hips so it's always helpful to release some of that. I
seriously could have stayed in class for another hour!
Thursday's class had a different instructor but she set the same intention
of "letting go." Maybe it was just a coincidence, but it seemed like
the universe was trying… Continue
Added by Stephanie Brown on April 30, 2010 at 4:18pm —
I'm passing on other people's wisdom today...
here is a link to a great article on the 5 Questions That Could Change Your Life
. Brian from Philosopher's Notes is in it :)
Here is a link to an interview with Cory Churko
. He is a musician who is raw vegan - currently he plays guitar for Kelly… Continue
Added by Stephanie Brown on April 23, 2010 at 10:21am —
I did a handstand today!!! It was only for a split second, but man it
felt good! I went to the 6 a.m. Hot Hatha yoga class and I
don't know why but I kept getting lightheaded during class. I had
plenty of water, so that wasn't the problem. In general I eat fairly
healthy, but last week I had a lot of crap. The last couple days I've
been back to healthy eating, so I'm guessing my body was just getting
rid of all the toxins.
Anyway, I wasn't feel great… Continue
Added by Stephanie Brown on April 22, 2010 at 2:54pm —
This was a quote I saw this morning...I have no idea who this person is, but I like the message :)Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back,
the moment one definitely commits oneself, then
providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would
never otherwise have occurred.
- W.H. Murray, of the Scottish
When I reflect on what it means for me to fully… Continue
Added by Stephanie Brown on April 21, 2010 at 1:22pm —
In today's video Penni talked about the importance of visualizing your goals as if you have already attained them.
Here is my list of statements that I have come up with that I will read every day:
My body is strong and healthy. I am vibrant and full of life.
Taking care of myself physically is important to me. I like keeping
myself fit and feeling good.
I have more energy and stamina than ever before.
I enjoy life and I'm glad to be here.
I am raw vegan… Continue
Added by Stephanie Brown on April 20, 2010 at 3:52pm —
I'm reading a book called "What to say when you talk to yourself" and it's all about changing our internal negative self-talk. The section I am currently reading is about when we say things like "I should...or I need to...or I ought to..." This mentality works against us because it recognizes a problem but creates no solution. Here is a paraphrase of the section:
When you say to yourself, "I really need to get more organized," what are you really saying?… Continue
Added by Stephanie Brown on April 19, 2010 at 6:13pm —
Last night my husband and I had our first tennis lesson - it was really fun! We've been playing together for fun for a couple years, but it's hard to get a real game going because I'm not as good as him. I found reasonably priced group tennis lessons through the City of Seattle Parks dept so I thought it would be perfect for us to do together!
There were seven people in our class last night and I definitely was the least skilled player of the group. That was rough for me because I tend… Continue
Added by Stephanie Brown on April 15, 2010 at 2:21pm —
I've been working for about a month on this yoga sequence and I finally got it!!!crow to headstand to chaturanga.MOV
Spring is definitely here in Seattle and I'm loving it! The sun is pouring through my office window and I'm wishing that I could be outside right now. I'm going to go for a run during my lunch… Continue
Added by Stephanie Brown on April 14, 2010 at 11:39am —