[Blog] Drink Water & Eat Raw

May 24th 2010

I noticed just now that the back pain I had yesterday morning and the day before is gone now. I owe that to two things:
An excellent yoga session Sunday morning Eating a fairly rich variety of raw foods today and yesterday.
Although, I think I must have loosened some toxins from my legs, or possibly strained them a bit during yoga, because they ache terribly today. I had completely forgotten I had ever even had the back pain because I was so busy thinking about my legs aching.
The back says; "Well, I guess I'm done hurting now."
The legs say; "What?! If you're not going to hurt, then we are!"
The back shrugs.
The legs say; "We're not getting paid enough! We demand more water!"
Water. The best detox tool around.

June 1st 2010

My Fruit Bowl

My Indoor Garden Beginning
What you see in this picture is the start on mushrooms, a flourishing basil plant, and two tiny tomato plants in an Aerogarden. It's a small start, but I hope to eventually come to the point where seventy percent of what I eat is home-grown.

Spinach & Mushroom Salad

Carrot, Avocado & Tomato Salad

Mache & Green Onion Salad with Pineapple

Avocado, Tomato & Grapefruit

Spinach & Avocado Salad with seeds
Raw food rules! (Jay and I are loving the raw food so far.)
Eating raw foods is the most important thing you can do to stay healthy and fit. There is more usable protein when you combine the amino acids from greens, vegetables and fruits than there is in any meat on the planet. There is more health and flavor in freshly picked wild berries than in any store-bought in a package. This isn't revolutionary, it's basic.
~ Raederle Phoenix

I wasn't yet a 100% raw vegan at the time this was written. I went 100% raw vegan September 3rd, 2010 – several months after the time I wrote this.

When reading, the most incredible things I've ever learned came from stories. Stories are more memorable. They create images and time-lines in our minds. They give us all the background information that lead up to a great moment, a great realization, a great break-through.
In reality, we only truly grasp ("grok") something through personal experience. We can not add to our experience through reading dry data. But we really can and do add to our experience with stories. The more detailed, authentic, and dynamic the story, the more there is for us to learn from it. The more it resonates with us and touches us, the more we retain what we've learned.
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