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Friday
Feb062009

Raw Diet Update!

Day 5 of my raw fast. So far it's been very challenging doing the fast during the winter time. The couple times I did the fast it was warmer weather, however I must say I am face to face with my will. I can honestly say I almost gave up the fast for a warm bowl of oatmeal until I realized I was faced with the decision to give up on my health. This fast has been very enlightening in the respect that I have been able to notice all my weaknesses and release them for strength. I have been eating lots of different salads mixing fruits, veggies, and nuts. I made some dishes that came out okay. I took avocado, tomato, garlic, lemon juice and mixed in chopper in to a dip which I used for broccoli florets and string beans to dip in. This actually was good, it made a great snack . I took carrots, garlic, lemon juice that I put in a chopper and stuffed into avocado halves, I drizzled raw apple cider vinegar and flax seed over top. This also was good, the carrots offered sweetness, and the garlic gave a spicy kick. I also made a chopped spinach salad, with avocado, sun dried tomato, cut up tomato, chopped cashews, tossed in pesto sauce. Now this was very flavorful. I am doing research everyday, learning the ins and outs of this diet. There are people that live on a raw diet everyday, who have given up the whole idea of cooking food practically dead for the benefits of live foods. There are restaurants, cook books, sites dedicated to Cooking live foods. The list of what one can eat and flavor with is quite extensive, though it takes a lot of creativity and trials before you can really enjoying cooking live foods. I have kept things for the most part pretty basic, I'm sure the more times I do this fast I will consider trying newer things. My intake of greens and fruits has been high and I realized how easy it is to eat junk rather than making a fruit salad or snacking on nuts or veggies. My son isn't on the fast with us 100%, he is fasting though from meat, sugar, dairy, processes foods, etc, he is enjoying high intake of beans, lentils, veggies, fish, fruit. For snacks instead of crackers or yogurt he has been eating carrots, grapes, nuts, he loves when I make raw apple sauce. He has been eating cooked foods, however I include raw every way I can, for example by chopping in spinach into his rice bowls, or tossing pasta with pesto and peas. Juicing has been great. My favorite juice is carrots, celery, beets, ginger, apples. This juice tastes great. If anything improved so far during this fast, it has been my ability to focus and think clearer. My husband is appreciating the fast he actually was my driving force when I started to come up with excuses to just stop. I can so far say it's going well, there is 9 days of the fast left, and then we have to ween back grains, fish, ect. thanks for stopping by. Peace and lite!

Tuesday
Jan202009

NEW YEAR, NEW WAYS! WELCOME 2009

I would like to welcome this new year with peace, prosperity and good health for all things sound and unseen throughout the universe and beyond. This year I wish to take a stand in the right direction by listening more to my intuition, mind, body and spirit. Right now it is guiding me to release unwanted energy, waste, and gain powerful will, clarity, and direction. The direction for me is a better out look, healthy self, and positive flow.

Through various trials, I found, I am most balanced when I am eating only fish as my meat, and eliminating red meats and poultry. It's many benefits suit my particular body's necessities. However, those of you that know me, understand I am a mother and had to go through pregnancy. During my pregnancy in my 3rd month, I had the sudden undying urge to bite in to a big mac, after not have eaten fast food or red meat for 5 years. Now, that was a big decision, because I grew up loving to tear up some well seasoned steak, but I also, was so convinced to stop eating beef after all the research I allowed my self to find. But nothing at that point, could stop me from creating an argument to get my big mac and, sink my teeth in the thousand islandy sweetness that makes my beef o.k. to eat. Since then, I have been eating beef not particularly big macs. And, you know what? My son is now 2 years old. So, to lift the energy of beef from my path, I decided it was time to go on my fast. It takes 2 weeks only. I love it and I got my husband into it when we were dating. It allows one to reach their center and feel the balance with in and applying discipline where needed. For me, slowing things down to a primal state of thinking in my eating habits gives me the source to do that with my personal instincts. Connecting me to a deeper level of my self through meditations and consciousness.

The grounds where your feet touch can let you bend down to pick out carrots for your enjoyment and grow a tree with fruits and nuts to munch on. Without any sense of it's use we bit into it. Our natural senses are very attracted to raw eating. We just don't know it. So this month I'm taking my way in to a pure, conscious, natural, primal way of eating with a modern twist. The modern twist is the use of appliances to cook with. Like the blender, juicer, chopper, etc. Stay glued through my 2 week journey going raw. Sharing tips, ideas, and recipes. And oh yeah! My son is joining us, he needs this too. Since 6 months ago, when he was introduced to candy and ice cream, it has been a challenge. So it's time to show him how to release all that build up, caused from processed sugars and too much dairy. And retrain our palates to enjoy natures goodies. I do this fast to get centered or help me clear out the bad eating I have exposed my body to. They say you feel as good as you eat. So I want to feel the best, why not eat natures best. Raw!

Sunday
Oct122008

Listen to your heart


I loved being somewhere new and different so much, I stayed for another month longer. Three months still wasn't enough, if you ask me. I sucked every ounce of this opportunity and made experiences that leaped in to mountains of personal growth. I needed this trip to stretch my thoughts and ignite my creativity. Being born and raised in manhattan the throne of the new york city jungle itself, I tend to crave the slow pace simple life. Morocco offered nothing more than long sunny days, beautiful beaches, good food, tons of loving people and support and a communal lifestyle. Something I never experience out here in the city. For example, like the simple act of eating lunch in new york gets done everyday on the go or rushed, opposed to the people of morocco who take it as a moment everyday to gather together and be in the presence of others. People close shops, leave work, school, just to head home and be with family for 2 hours. Enough time to eat lunch and rest before heading back to the hussle and bussle that is known as life. This simple act slows things down enough to be in the moment of gratitude and humility. Remembering the people, the food, the blessings, and the joy of peace. Well, all I know is that this way spoke to me and allowed me to soak up the energy of these people enough that I brought this tradition back with me to my place of dwelling here in new york. I started to make meal time a big deal, a ritual of some sort. Where ever I am I get home to eat with my family and encourage the same from them. It's hard to make time for loved ones, especially if we let the worlds societal influences effect us, I chose to listen to my heart and made changes that made me feel love and give love. I want to take this time to share that we all have different ways to connect with our selves and if it's eating with family, visiting family, or calling family take the time to make it a habitual act of your everyday. Family should always be something we associate ourselves with and you'll notice when you do so, your life slows down and your soul speaks to you and this time nothing is distracting you from listening to it. Point is slow things down to listen to your heart.

Sunday
May182008

In seek of my Dreams

As human souls we are required to move, in order to encounter change, hence, evolution. We are born with the right to travel and move upon this earth with free spirit. What I question is why have we been robbed of the right to just get up and move? Leaving harsh or unfullfilling environments for better. From the time of early man, humans have been navigating this earth to find blessings and opportunities to empower their survival skills for stability and protection. Today we need to be picked in a lottery to leave our own countries, or have to sneak out(illegally) of our country. All this for what? To seek better resources, and opportunites for families, communities, tribes etc. We are placed in chains, physically, mentally and most of spiritually. To not have the option to just get up and move is denying your spiritual quest. Life is experiences. Sometimes, just leaving your environment temporarily can have a major impact in your growth,because the journey you took brought upon many experiences which is also a wealth of the earth. People need to get away and move out of their comfort zone to experience something different. We need a chance to put our survival skills to work, channeling through our potential, talents and gifts. Travel can also offer healing and insight, so take time to travel anywhere your soul reveals and embrace the growth. I am myself leaving on the 27th out the country for 2 months. Will share all my new discoveries. I wanna be the alchemist. In seek of my dreams.

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