No rigid rules, labels or dogmas.... just REAL food, for your body, mind & soul!
Ok, so I am not new to raw foods, but I am new to RFR. Four years ago my daughter healed herself of some serious health problems on raw foods. She had been completely disabled and in a wheelchair for most of her teen years. When the doc's gave up, she took it upon herself to find her healing path. We started raw foods together.....she was healed within 4 months....walking, dancing and back to her happy self. I was losing weight, went from a size 20 to a size 16....with more to go....
BUT....here is where it goes crazy. On the way to getting healthier, I also became more AWARE. Spiritually, emotionally, psychologically. I felt like I was becoming alive maybe for the first time ever. I began to examine old ways of thinking and believing and behaving. I made some changes for the better. One of the things that had to go was my 27 year marriage. I had been hanging onto my marriage by a thread for over a decade....and now I was ready to leave.
I won't go into the whole story, but he forced me and the kids out of the house, since I was the one who wanted the divorce. I am a homeschool mom, still had kiddos at home, etc. I stayed with raw foods for a time, but at some point, I again turned to "comfort" foods when my emotions would get the best of me. Over the past year since that time, I have regained the weight I initially lost. FOrtunately, I have some awesome people in my life who are encouraging me on to better health.
So, here I am again...ready to start back on the raw journey, this time embracing the changes and challenges. Much like our first birth, this journey is a rebirth with a salty mixture of pain and pleasure as we be(come) new again. Namaste'.