It’s been awhile since I’ve posted I know :), I’ve been busy learning new art and brewing alot of Kombucha – another healthy form of being creative!!
Wishing ALL my American friends a very Happy Thanksgiving and friends everywhere, I am grateful for being in my life, connecting with me here or anywhere else. I hope everyone is health, well and safe.
Black Friday goes from Thursday to Sunday – ALL my books are marked down, some I can’t mark down as they are free!!
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These people run our so called ‘health’ care systems.
How they look and how the system is is actually a good match, and I could go down that rabbit hole, but this post isn’t about that.
During this time, I realized even more how screw up our system is, yet it’s considered normal. By that, I mean, I have to wear a mask out so as not to ‘catch’ a virus, but people are loading up their shopping carts with junk foods, highly processed foods, alcohol and smokes and that’s ok. Oh, and wearing the same mask they wore yesterday, the day before and so on…….. That’s normal?
Why not teach about boosting immune systems naturally?
More money in vaccines and drugs.
Yet, it goes far beyond that.
This is not a bitch post but a post of saying your health is important and your body is an amazing miraculous thing – when given the right environment – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
ALL f them. – together
We just have forgotten and very few are teaching that. That is where you will find miracles – because, at our depth of who we are – we are magic.
Which, btw I let go of any and all labels of what I am eating (ie Vegan etc) and allow my body to guide me.
I also studied in depth and used EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or Tapping on many clients in the past with great outcomes. I created a little book on what it is, how to use and why when I was working with clients. It’s a great tool anyone can use on themselves – easy to learn, quick and works great on stress, anxiety, fear and many other emotions. Download for free here.
It works well and is considered Energy Psychology. More and more energy modalities, techniques and technologies will become main stream – exciting times.
To self empower is one of the greatest gifts one can give oneself.
So much out there that we don’t know and that has been hidden from us.
Stop buying into so much fear porn and dig deeper. This is a great time, as much corruption and lies are being exposed. We need more people awake though.
INjoy either or both downloads, feel free to check out my other books and to share this.
Yes there is a book sale starting and I am inviting you!! 🙂
You probably don’t know that I have created and written 6 ebooks / kindle.
I know right??!!
From food to yoga to our souls!!
The first ones were Eating Healthy Made Easy (now Free0 and Raw and Vegan recipe books that are easy and tasty (& all in 1 book as well), when I was being a big foodie. The cool part is it got me back into Photography as I was creating food recipes for my blog. I also get featured in a few other books by other people because of some of the recipes.
Then I also created a Food & You – Choose You book, as I struggled for many years with such low self esteem and an eating disorder and these are some of the tools I used to overcome them and come back to more of me plus I also to use some of my photos again! 🙂
Did you know that an Eating Disorder has a recovery rate of less than 30%?
Then, when I did Yoga teacher training, which came at a very difficult time in my life, yet also ended up being the perfect time and helped me big time so I thought why not photograph a bunch of Yogi’s and find out Why (They) We Do Yoga – hence the name of the book. There are over 60 Yogi’s with 60 different whys ad you may be surprised at some of them!!
This year, I created A Story of Our Souls – an adult story book that has quantum physics, science, truth, fiction, a little woowoo and again some photos (ones that I could finally become more creative with!).
If you have already purchased A Story of Our Soul – it’s been updated, expanded and edited so re-upload on kindle or shoot me an email for the new e-book!
In my time of going thru the dark night of the ego I call it 🙂 I am allowing more and more creativity coming out. We are creative beings as our truth and when we learn to creatively express who we are – it’s way more fun!!
I have not been the best marketer I have to be honest. I don’t like those click funnels, give me your email address so I can drip on you, or hyping things. I actually did the books as I loved creating them and hoping they could help someone in some way or just be enjoyed. Yet, that can’t happen if I don’t at least share them, so I am now sharing them and for the next 4 days (Thurs thru to midnight Sun) all of my books are 25 – 40% off and some are even FREE……..all the ebooks and some of kindle as kindle has it’s own rules!
So, please feel free to buy one or many 🙂 and also share this post if you like the books and feel this is worth sharing – I would very much appreciate it!!
If you already have one, awesome and thank you, if you loved it then please shoot me a message or leave a review!
With Much Gratitude
PS – There are also some great FREE EFT books – from when I worked with clients and taught EFT, so make sure you grab some copies of those as EFT is a great resource for self healing!
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Rise Above Emotional Eating so You Can Love Yourself Again
Ancient Rule of 21: if you do anything for 21 days in a row, it will be installed as a habit.
– Robin Sharma
We were ALL born pure, innocent and full of love – somewhere along the line the story got distorted!
The drug of choice for many, especially women, is food. Something every human needs, every single day. Thats what makes it harder to break free.
Along with that drug often comes constant self-criticizing, loathing, judging, and obsessing about what one ate, didn’t eat, body size, and shape. No matter how small the perceived imperfections, their importance becomes distorted.
Yes, media, advertising, parents, teachers, friends, or siblings may play a role in seeming to remind us that we aren’t good enough the way we are but it is we who buy into it, we who believe it.
It’s a disorder gone rampant. More than 91% of women dislike their bodies and themselves, many to a dangerous and debilitating extreme. 80% of 13-year-old girls have already tried dieting, and 95% of people with an eating disorder are between the ages of 12 and 25.
I know – I’ve been one of them.
The mental, emotional, and often times also physical, self-bondage is excruciating – yet many, myself included, hide it well from others.
It Can Seem Lonely – We Don’t Have to Live that Way!
21 Days Food and You is ALL about installing new ways of thinking and being and interrupting what you are doing or being now.
After my struggle with an eating disorder, that only in the last couple of years have I started sharing my story – I found ways in which to heal myself, find myself and return to self love – regular counselling did not nor never did work for me. I am not dissing it – it was just not for me.
I’ve done many things over the years to keep diving deeper within to find the real me, the hidden me, the wounded me so that I could come back to Self Love – which includes ALL of me without judgments and criticism – and hey I am not perfect.
When we let go of these programs that we think are us and running the show keeping us stuck in self destructive thinking and behaving – life gets better, we become lighter and freer.
In 21 Days I share tools and techniques that helped me – the great thing is you can redo it a often as you like – and it only gets better.
It’s a place to start.
Once you do – you will be happy that you did – it will open up new ways of thinking, feeling and even being yourself and others.
My wish for you is each day forward it only gets better – trust me – its’ worth it and so are you!!!
It takes courage to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.
– Marianne Williamson – A Return to Love
YOU Can Do It!!! Photo Credit: Cherry Bomb Photography
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Have you ever stopped and thought about what is real food?
This is a long post and at the end I have a little gift for you!
In this post I would like to share a different perspective on real food, it may stretch you a bit, but that is good isn’t it? It may help you to eliminate dieting for ever – that is good too isn’t it?
If may help you create a healthier living eating style with ease – that is good too isn’t it?
That is my hope!!
You may have be aware of or have heard that – Everything IS Energy. Well, it’s true.
Everything IS Energy.
Yes – EVERYTHING.
Our thoughts?? – Yup energy!
The table you sit at? – Yes
Our bodies? Yup those too
Food – why yes of course it is!
So IF Everything IS Energy, and it is, but don’t take my word for it – there are many Scientists and Quantum Physicists proving all of this, J why would one knowingly eat low vibing, fake, chemical laden foods?
I know – we are run by our taste buds and believe what the commercials on tv say – right? J
Energy has different vibrations which is really different frequencies.
An example would be a table – if you cut it open and put it under a microscope you will still find atoms and molecules moving around – hence much denser and slower but it’s energy. No matter with the item you will find the same thing just different density or frequency.
Our bodies are 99.99999% space – yet all of us are energy of varying degrees of vibration or frequencies. If we took all that away say in our hand, what would be left would be very very small hand as all the space is gone.
You’re probably thinking, ‘what does this have to do with food?’ Stay with me here!
Back to everything IS Energy – including our food. Even all the chemical concoctions labelled as food.
The diet industry has been lying to you.
Food manufacturers have been lying to you.
Labelling on much of the food is a lie too.
With all the mis-information, products, companies, opinions on the internet – it’s no wonder people are confused.
Lets go back to who we are. At the very core of our being we too are energy, we are consciousness or a Soul having a human experience. We come down and put on these body suits to create a life on planet earth.
Our bodies come from the sun and earth – everything we do we do for our bodies. We eat to fuel them, we work to house them, cloth them, we move them, etc
We are part of nature – we are electric and magnetic beings held together by sacred geometric forms that run on the power of the sun.
Yes the sun! You know all that sunblock – it’s not only full of toxic ingredients, killing the corral reef but also harming you. You skin is the biggest organ – so it’s absorbing all those toxins and then what you are eating is also being released out through your pores and if your diet is full of the chemical concoctions labelled as food and you go sit in the sun…….then well guess what it does?
Yup that c word comes out.
I am a freckly red head and I haven’t used sun block in over 6 years and have spent much time in the sun – never at mid day of course and never for hours on end and I don’t burn – anymore!
Me – in a raw restaurant in Sedona
Anyways, back to what is real food.
We eat the light energy from the sun in the form of food or we should be.
Read that again.
Photosynthesis is the transformation of visible light energy into consumable fuel – it’s being consumed for calories that creates heat aka energy once digested.
Where in packaged foods, fast foods or foods laden with chemicals (which by the way our foods now have over 10 000 chemicals) is there any sun light?
Isn’t it interesting that as more and more ‘food’ products have come available more and more sickness and obesity has too?
Labels have information on calories, fats, carbs etc but very little of it matters.
Food ingredients – 4 simple rules I go by IF I buy canned or packaged food
– Do I need to learn Swahili to say any ingredients?
– Can I pronounce all the words cause if not, changes are I don’t have a clue what it is?
– Do I have to carry a food dictionary around with me to figure out what an ingredient is?
– Does it have a shelf life longer than my dog’s life?
Keep it simple.
Real foods came from Mother Nature – why does man always feel he can do better? Or is it because of money and profit??
Real food either has no label as it’s fresh and from the earth or very few and real ingredients in it.
When we eat real foods that have been grown in the sun and in the earth then we are ingesting light energy and elements. The sun energy charges us up and the earth energy grounds us – both are needed for optimal health. They also bring a balance of positive and negative ions.
When our bodies are off – we get sick.
Real food is one of the base necessities for a healthy life. We are all different, have different bodies and different genetics but we all need real foods.
Even much of our water is dead. I have been playing with structured water – using my vitamix and magnets – I can taste and feel the difference in my water – it’s awesome!
Wanna go a little further down the rabbit hole?
Real Foods & Superfoods
I really believe that the movie the Matrix actually gave us some clues. Since everything IS energy which therefore carries a frequency which is a number sequence…..yup…….if we put something in our food – aka a chemical – it will alter the food as it’s a different (man made) number frequency – then when we eat it a couple of things happen – if it’s processed, packaged or fast food – the body actually doesn’t understand the vibe, the energy, the number frequency – hence the coding of numbers so it can’t utilize or digest it, so even though we are eating we aren’t feeding the body – hence why so many people are getting sick. Also because there is so many chemicals in our foods and many are addictive ones – you keep wanting or coming back for more as the body at a cellular level are still starving even though you might be full.
As I’ve always said – there is a difference between eating food (or chemical concoctions labelled as food) and feeding the body.
Some or well many of the food additives actually are coded so that they run programs in your mind and body – addiction, emotions and more – I know sound freaky yet its true.
It affects our DNA – which btw I am learning IS very important.
Raw Cashew Whip
Food is everywhere today and unfortunately it’s slowly killing many people.
My wish and hope is more and more people wake up to more of the big fat fucking lies the food industry has lead us to believe.
When one truly eats more real foods then the counting of calories, carbs etc doesn’t need to happen.
For some that struggle with emotional eating – I will be sharing some upcoming posts on that as well.
Food is suppose to be our energy and somehow it has become confusing, addictive, trendy, difficult, profitizing, manipulated and mostly dead.
One of the best ways to nurture yourself and body, to live easier, longer and with more vitality is to eat real foods!!
A I promised, I have a little gift for you – 2 of my books on Amazon are FREE to download today and tomorrow – Easy Raw or Vegan recipes – I hope you will download them BUT ever more so I hope you will use them and go on to create even more tasty healthy dishes and to keep eating real foods – so enjoy!!
Again the link to the Free books on Amazon Kindle is here – you can get the free kindle app in the store for any phone, iPad or computer.
I was going through my kindle and ebooks that I have on line and realized I had not added many photos – WTH?? So I have been updating them and they are ready with many more photos that I had and never added in. While I was going through many of the food photos I have I realized I still had recipes that I had not shared – this is one of them! (btw if you would like a free copy of one of my recipe books please reach out to me right now)
Anyone that knows me knows that with a good movie I love a bowl – and I mean a BIG bowl of Popcorn!!
I am a popcorn pig – there I said it!! 🙂
Now a days the one thing that is really important is to make sure the popcorn is Non-Gmo!!
Now Raw Popcorn really isn’t the same as just Popcorn but it is good and if you are wanting to have more raw foods or love Cauliflower then you will love it – yes Cauliflower!!
This recipe is simple, easy, fast and tasty – no measuring required!!
1 head (or any amount) of Cauliflower cut up into any size you would like
You can add in some Coconut oil if you like but not necessary – if you do slightly warm it so that it is melted and the rest will stick better
Spirulina (again optional)
any other tasty things you like on your popcorn
The easiest way I find of mixing it all together is to put it in a big freezer bag and shake it up together – or you can just put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them that way – whatever works best for you.
That’s it – seriously!!
Grab a good movie – by the way do you know about Gaia (not an affiliate link)- they have some amazing Conscious or Health related movies, Documentaries and more – get ready to expand your consciousness, health and open your eyes to real truths!!
It’s been quite awhile since I have done a recipe so thought it might be fun to create something simple, yet fresh, raw and oh so tasty – Jicama & Beet Salad.
Since being down in Mexico I have been eating so well. For me, I know the warmth, sunlight and fresh foods nurture my soul. There is an abundance of fresh foods down here besides just Tacos and Quesadillas!! lol
There are also many markets that happen happen several times a week in different locations where an abundance of not only fresh / raw foods, but tasty (from vendors) and organic. Usually more so where the gringos are yet so much great food.
I’ve been living off much Papaya, Pineapple, Figs, Avocados, Fresh Greens and yes I admit it fresh salsa and chips – locally made and non-gmo.
Fresh Organic Greens
I truly feel for many people that the environment makes a huge difference. I know for myself while living in Vancouver and it was damp and raining a lot it was harder for me to eat as much raw foods as I do now – my body wanted and needed some cooked foods like Quinoa and roasted veggies. Here I never think of that. In sharing that – when you eat clean, your body will let you know what it truly wants – honour that. There are too many people out there dictating that it has to be a certain way. Yes eat healthy but listen to YOUR body!!
Vegan, Gluten Free, Organic Foods
Energy is everything – if you are hating what you are eating and eating because you think you should or have been told to – you are actually doing more damage!!
The one thing that makes me kind of sad down here is the NA influence like Coca Cola is everywhere, and some other nasty treats yet isn’t it everywhere now unfortunately?? Corporate greed is all I can say on that one as it is not food – only chemical concoctions labelled as food and creates havoc in the body!!
Lots of Raw Cacao – Good for opening Pineal Gland, Kombucha & this Raw Sauerkraut is sooo good – she makes amazing stuff!
Anyways, off my soap box and on the recipe – which is simple and leaving it up to you to get your creativity flowing a bit!!
Jicama, Beets & Greens – Colorful Mexico
I love Jicama and Beets especially together.
This is a Raw and Vegan recipe.
The selection of organic greens at the market is incredible – the one table sells about 8 different kinds and you get to mix and match and filler bag.
I chopped them all up to mouth size and grated up the Jicama (which isn’t as sturdy as Beets to do so) and also Beets.
I also did a second dish of just Jicama and Beets chopped up together. I also finely chopped up Tumeric thinking the color would be cool (orange with the white and red but as we know beets take over!)
Jicama, Beets, Tumeric with Basil & Dill Dressing
I have been on a Basil kick lately as I have been getting it fresh from the market and it is sooo tasty with garlic of course.
So it’s like a Pesto but no nuts – lots of Basil, Garlic, cold pressed Olive Oil, pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt, I also added in a mixture of Sea Veggies (dried that I brought from Canada) and Irish Moss – good for collagen (trying to add it in more in my way of eating) but those two are optional.
Of course since being here once I put it on the salad or just the Jicama & Beet salad I also squeeze fresh Lime juice!
In the Jicama and Beet Salad I added in a bunch of Dill too. I let that one sit in the fridge for a couple of hours (ok while I went to the beach :)) to let the flavours marinate. Now you can use any herbs and I always find that fresh is smooch tastier and better.
It was a tasty delight.
The salad feel free to sprinkle on some toasted Sunflower seeds or Pecans or even add in Avocado and a sprinkle of Nutritional Yeast.
Jicama doesn’t get used often enough and is very mild tasting so really takes on flavours of there ingredients. Jicama is abundant down her in Mexico and has many vital nutrients and lots of fibre and probiotic role in the intestines.
Many people have asked me about how did we eat healthy while travelling?
If you’ve ever travelled in the USA (and Canada and probably many other places) you will find that it’s all the same restaurants whether sit down, fast food or in between. Has that ever made you wonder why it’s always the same places – you can see the signs on the highway.
I’ve always settled when I travelled but no more as I end up paying for it but ALSO my health is my #1 priority. When I got totally burnt out and needed to sleep like 12 hours plus a day, I will never go back to that. I know stress plays a huge role, but also what I put in my body AND mind.
It’s now my lifestyle and I won’t compromise – that is my choice and I have no judgment of what others do unless they are looking for solutions!