Saturday Mood #1

Hey You, Yes You :)

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

Paleo, Vegan, Pegan, Keto, Atkins, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Alkaline, Kosher, Low Sodium… so many terms!

What are we supposed to eat now-a days?

Should I just eat vegetables and fruit?

How much is too much fruit?

Kale causes issues with female hormones if consumed too often.

Carrots cause carrageenan poisoning? Am I a Flamingo?

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

Dairy should we have it? Maybe Ghee is better? Isn’t it dairy at the end of the day?

For over 4 years I have tried and explored all different types of diets and eating habits… Figuring out what works for me! Eliminating, trying new recipes, following different doctors, learning about Ayurveda, and saving MANY Pinterest recipes…

I was recommended to try an immunology test recently, which tests my blood with over 54 different chemicals and food ingredients. They then analyze the reactions and conclude what you may or may not be “allergic” too. I was pretty aware of a few of them, but was definitely surprised by a lot of them! Every since moving to a more vegan plant based 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 am beginning to be more creative with the meals I can eat.

The results show that I am reactive to: Almonds, Barley, Lima Beans, Cashew Nuts, Catfish, Coconut, Eggs (!!!), Flounder, Garlic, Ginger, Lobster, Cow’s Milk, Filbert Nuts, Peas, Peanuts, Perch, Pork, Rice (my life), Rye, Sesame, Soybean, Tuna, Walnuts, and Wheat.

I am going to eat consciously around this for 6 months, and see the impacts on my body. Let’s see! If you’re curious to know more about this, leave a comment below!

and now with my focus in sustainability, I have become an advocate for choosing responsibly what you are putting in your mouth, and buying from suppliers.

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 can You, and We 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. Share this article with friends and family and start the conversation on what nutrition and eating ethically means to you.