Inspiration Saturday’s #1

Hey Love :)

Starting my first weekly post ritual where I share what I am currently interested in and learning about. Maybe it will inspire you, and maybe you’ll learn something new. So here’s for just the beginning.

New Ritual that I am practicing:

“For thousands of years, people have used sound and vibration, including music, to relax, access deeper states of consciousness, and heal their bodies.”

  • Last Sunday I went to a Bhakti Kirtan ceremony ( I hope that’s the correct way to state it!) and I was amazed by the result of the practice. I was recommended to go by my soul sister, and I took her word. I did not know what to expect! We went through 3 chants, and it opened up my heart chakra to a whole new level. I felt full and supported. It was truly amazing, and our group was inspiring. We were chanting words in Sanskrit, like Om Hari Om, and several others that focused on opening up closed areas in our lives, and the daily suffering we put on ourselves. By the second chant, my heart and body felt open and vulnerable. I could feel our group’s presence and felt so much love and light in my heart. Amazing. If you want to know more reply to me! Would love to hear your thoughts. “The essence of bhakti yoga is surrender — offering an individual Self to the great ocean of pure consciousness.”

  • Check out this Article, “The Beginners’ Guide to Kirtan and Mantra” — they share great resources to learn more about the practice.

Things I am reading:

“Wellness expert Brett Blumenthal reveals how to hone in on the mind as the foundation of overall health and well-being. She presents one small, achievable change every week — from developing music appreciation to eating brain-boosting foods, practicing mono-tasking, incorporating play, and more. The accumulation of these lifestyle changes ultimately leads to improved memory, less stress, increased productivity, and sustained happiness.”

Quote I am pondering on:

“To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.” 
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Music of the Day:

Newsletter Excerpt of the day: Seth Godin

“Be yourself, everyone else is taken”

I don’t agree with Oscar Wilde on this one.

In fact, almost no one else is taken. You definitely can’t (and shouldn’t) be someone who already exists, but the number of slots left is infinite.

Each of us can work to become the person we seek to be. A better version of the person we are right now.

Doing work we’re proud of for people we care about.

I hope you all have a great Saturday filled with love, and excitement.

The light in me sees the light in you ❤

Curious about Myself

What are you? 

Paleo? Vegan? Pegan? Keto? AI? Gluten Free? Non-GMO? Alkaline? Kosher?

What are we supposed to eat nowadays?

  • Should I just eat vegetables and fruit? Are beans bad for your gut?

  • How much is too much fruit?

  • Kale causes issues with female hormones if consumed too often.

  • Do carrots cause carrageenan poisoning? (Am I a Flamingo?)

  • Raw or Cooked? Blackened or grilled may cause cancer? Aluminum foil may cause Alzheimer’s?

  • Should we drink dairy? Maybe Ghee instead of Butter? Isn’t it dairy at the end of the day?

  • Is Coconut Oil really magical? Does Olive oil turn into transfat with high heats? How much guacamole is too much?

… So many questions that I was curious about, and wanted to explore for myself…

Image from a sacred Japanese tea ceremony that I attended in St. Petersburg, Florida.

For over 4 years I have tried and explored different types of diets and eating habits… Figuring out what worked for me… I think I am finally figuring it out.

I was recommended to take an immunology test recently, which tests my blood with over 54 different chemicals and food ingredients. They analyze the reaction and conclude what you may be “allergic” too. I was aware of a few of them, but was definitely surprised by a lot of them! They brought up some pretty large staples of my diet. Ever since moving to a more vegan diet, and replacing my meals with plant-based protein, I could tell something was off. It has been a month of me being vegan, and as much I enjoyed it, it’s clearly not working with my body. I’m not giving up on being plant based, but I may need to add pasteurized eggs or high quality wild caught fish. This is a chance for me to be more creative with the meals, and see how great my body can feel.

Results show that I am reactive to: 

  • Almonds

  • Barley

  • Lima Beans

  • Cashew Nuts

  • Coconut

  • Eggs (!!!)

  • Garlic

  • Ginger

  • Lobster

  • Cow’s Milk

  • Filbert Nuts

  • Peas

  • Peanuts

  • Pork

  • Rice (my life)

  • Rye

  • Sesame

  • Soybean

  • Tuna

  • Walnuts

  • Wheat

I am going to eat consciously around this information for 6 months and see the impacts on my body. My main goal is to find balance between the food I enjoy, and taking steps to improve our environment. Let’s see how it goes!

  • What are your eating habits? 

  • Are you allergic to anything? 

  • Are you getting all the nutrients you need?

If you’re curious to know more about this, leave a comment below!

… and now sustainability…

I have become an advocate for eating responsibly what you are putting in your mouth, and buying from suppliers… What does that necessarily mean?

 

Do you know where your avocados are coming from? Do you know what the chickens are fed to create the perfect egg? Do we even know what is being sprayed on our Spinach and Apples that we love so dearly?

It’s shocking…

What I am trying to explain to you is that there is a possibility for you to feel amazing in your body, eat the food you want, and consciously take care of our planet.

What can You, and I do right now?

  1. Follow organizations and individuals in your community that are making a difference. Share their content, quotes, tidbits of knowledge.

  2. Learn how to improve your household, your habits, and inspire those around you.

  3. Start looking at 

Hurricane Supply Drive This Weekend!

In an effort to assist those impacted by Hurricane Michael, I am gathering supplies to take over to affected areas this weekend. If you are unable to donate supplies I have made this fundraiser so that I can go and buy the key supplies needed.

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