March is set to be an amazing month. It starts with a weekend in Long Beach, California!!
I will be attending a conference for school, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which will host many guest speakers. One will be Seane Corn who I am super excited to see. She has had a huge influence and has been an inspiration for my yoga practice and teaching style.
I am blessed and honored to be a part of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition this year. I am in my second month of school and it has far surpassed anything I could have imagined. Once a month I check in with a practicing Holistic Health Counselor who guides me through the process of being in school and doing the work for myself as well. There has been a transformation and awakening into this more conscious state. It's been a fantastic journey thus far and I can't wait to share these tools with others.
I have always been drawn to the holistic world having to do with nutrition, but mostly finding a full life balance.
How do we create the life that we dream of?
How do we live the way we already know will best serve us?
How do we support everyone as we support ourselves?
How do we get to a place of looking and feeling amazing?
These are the things that I am awakening to and experiencing for myself.
Through this I will become a Certified Holistic Health Counselor and I am so excited for it!!
This is an amazing way for us to connect in a whole new way!
As always I will share little bits and pieces of my journey through the school year....feel free to ask any questions!
An offering by Karma Krew which is a service inspired non-profit organization whose mission is to mobilize the collective energy of the yoga community to expand the practice beyond the walls of the studios and into the hearts of our communities.
We gathered BEFORE sunrise!!
Formed a peace sign in the sand.....
and beach clean up!!
The sunrise was phenomenal and the group was vibrating with beautiful Peace.
What a way to start the day!!
You can check out Karma Krew online at their site and on Facebook!
A dear family friend passed away this week. It was unexpected and quite haunting. It's so hard to know what to say or do when this happens to people that you care about. Do they want to be left alone? Do they care if you care? How could I for a second come close to understanding the pain this family is feeling? All I can do is send all of my love and prayers and thoughts to them. Collectively I know it will make a difference somehow. He was a man who was calm and collected, cool as a cucumber, loving, and has a beautiful family. Safe travels to your next destination!!
Say I love you as much as possible & have a great weekend.
It's focus was on cancer fighting foods. I can only speak for myself, but, a huge part of eating a raw/vegan diet is to rid your body of potential cancer causing substances. We CLEANSE ourselves through food, activity, thought, meditation, anything that keeps us on the path of PURE and clean living.
She started her class with a video from the Hippocrates Health Institute about the business of cancer and the statistics behind it. This is information that is plentiful all over the web and in every book I have ever read having to do with raw or vegan ways of life. It's heart breaking and amazing at the same time.
How did we as humans, highly intelligent beings, get to a place of being these blind and lazy followers of business people (some docs) who don't know what is REALLY going on or don't care?
I don't want to generalize or clump the whole medical world into this but there are staggering stats that show this overwhelming attitude of ignorance.
" Heal thy self with thy food." - Hippocrates
How simple is it to think about what you are putting into your mouth?
How do we make this shift of consciousness happen?
What has to happen to make people realize that from childhood we are slowly killing ourselves if we don't open our eyes and make a change?
I was sitting behind a young woman, 30's, last night who had lost her hair due to cancer treatment. She didn't taste anything that was served because it was all raw vegetables. I don't know much about chemo or radiation ,but, I am assuming it might have to do with the possible bacteria on raw organic produce?
Help me out here!!!
I would like to be educated on this.
I know that I would rather live a shorter life feeling like a million bucks than a life full of sickness and pain.
Thats why I love the way I eat and encourage others to just try it out. You don't have to be vegan.....just try 1 meal without animal products and see how you feel afterwards. And raw food will have you running circles with energy!!
Here is my favorite recipe from last night.
Thank you Dina!
1 cup sprouts : mung, garbanzo, lentil, etc
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp evoo
1 clove garlic
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
hot sauce or cayenne for a little kick!
blend on high speed until desired consistency
Wrap this in a collard leaf with some veggies or put it on a salad!!
I have a love affair with sauerkraut.....weird I know! My family brought me home the most amazing kraut from North Carolina and I just ran out of it.
What to do?
Make some more!!
I found a fermentation jug online and this is the first time I am using it. If it turns out well then I'll tell you where to get it!
I spent about an hr processing all of the green and purple cabbage. It took 4 heads to fill it and could have used half of another one.
It will take 4 days to ferment and then hopefully I will have yummy Kraut!! And a lot of it!!
Sauerkraut has amazing health benefits.
Cabbage offers a host of health benefits. It is high in vitamins A and C. Studies have shown the cruciferous vegetables can help lower cholesterol levels. Cabbage also provides a rich source of phytonutrient antioxidants. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory properties, and some studies indicate it may help combat some cancers. However, this already helpful vegetable becomes a superfood when it is pickled.
Sunday has always been my most favorite day, well, everyday is my favorite!!
This Sunday was especially fun b/c of Super Bowl. The football game of course had nothing to do with it....at all! It was another excuse for us to get together and have a great time. No shortage of that around here!! My parents just moved into an awesome new home in Sewell's Point and the fam came together there for the first time.
Daryl built these cool boards for a game called CORNHOLE. I guess it's a northern thing because none of us Floridians had ever heard of it. It was a great time!!
Mile always has the best seat!
Some how all of the guys color coordinated....hmmm!
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend.
Tomorrow night is a full moon.....hoping to paddle board at sunset.
"The most important part of the yoga practice is eating a vegetarian diet."
- Sri K Pattabhi Jois
It seems that as soon as I start to think about adding animal products into my diet I find another reason not to.
Yoga and Vegetarianism
by Sharon Gannon
This is my most recent inspiration and validation to the commitment I have made to leaving animal products out of my life. The one thing that keeps me on my path is the thought of harming something that has an energetic life of it's own. Whether it's a bug or a cow.....all the same.
Mosquitoes are one exception.....sorry fellas!
This is a short and POWERful book.
Check it out as well as her site JivamuktiYoga.com