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I haven’t posted for a couple of weeks as I had to fly home to Ontario for a little while and since then I have been left pondering a few things.

My family suffered a loss of someone very dear and quite young, actually the same age as my daughter, they were 2 months apart.  My sister and I were pregnant at the same time.

It was his decision which is always the hardest and the saddest.

So many questions are left unanswered and I keep thinking what is there to our lives?  What is the purpose?  Why do some of us come and go quickly and others stay for a really long time? Why are we here? How can I make a difference in someones life…..even for a moment as we pass one another on the street and I give them a big smile, could that make a difference in their day?  Probably, maybe, who knows but why not do it anyways.

I have the pleasure of each week tuning into Hans Christain King’s Modern Day Mysticism show  and I always leave feeling so peaceful inside. Learning each week that we really are indeed spiritual beings having a human experience no matter what we are going through. The first time I heard his calming, soothing non-judgmental voice, it was an inner knowingness of some sort, like finding an old friend after a long absent.

I have gotten off the spiritual path and am now back embracing it.  It helps to remind us when our days are full of stress, or things just aren’t going the way we had hoped or planned on, there is more to this thing called life.

I started this blog to help people eat healthier, try new different, healthier  recipes and to talk about my journey with food.  I kept feeling like I didn’t know what to share or how to say it and that something has been missing,……..now I know what to share and talk about, as I do have a story.  I also learned while being back home that the recovery rate for people, especially women with an eating disorder is less than 30%……WTF??!!……I couldn’t believe it, that’s it?? That sucks!!!!

So, if my sharing my story, what I did and didn’t do that worked or didn’t work, reaches even just one person, then I will have made a difference…….it’s more than just about food.  I feel so grateful that I am in that low percentage, but it’s time to raise it much higher.

It is now changing to Food to Nourish the Body, Mind and Soul  – as they are all interconnected as we are.  It’s still about food but oh so much more!!

Thank you for reading and being here and please feel free to share this with anyone who could benefit.

Have a wonderful day and share a piece of your smile with someone today!!

JB

 

What Do YOU See??

What Do YOU See??

When you look in the mirror at yourself do you look for and see your beauty, your greatness what you love most or that you are perfect just the way you are?

OR

Do you look in the mirror at yourself and see what you don’t like, what needs fixing, improving or you criticize and find fault?

Look in the mirror and really see the beauty in you, because I do……..you are beautiful!!!

Once upon a time I couldn’t even look in the mirror………Life is too short to be your best enemy……..start today…….by loving yourself a little more!!!

JB

Healthy and Raw

Healthy and Raw……

What does that mean to you?

Do you think of eating just carrots sticks and salads all the time?

Giving up everything you like to eat?

Being hungry a lot?

Some people even ask  ‘meat too’?

I wanted to share with you what I think that healthy and raw mean to me and why I choose those words.

Healthy – to feel good, no great, to look good, have that sparkle in the eye, to have a presence that is confident, calming, energetic, grateful, peaceful, inviting, inspiring, motivating and happy.

Raw – for me that is real food, simple, easy, alive, BUT also me…..(ok maybe not simple) but alive, real and authentic.

Yes this is about eating raw foods, because I believe that what we put into our bodies, our food choices, does affect our thoughts, our emotions, our moods.  So, when we clean up our diet ( and what works best for you may be different than me) and make that more of a lifestyle, we can become clearer.  We feed our bodies, and clean our bodies.  With a clean body we have a cleaner mind and we can become more real, more raw, more authentic.

To me being raw means being real.  I had to go through a lot of dark nights to learn that.  My food choices over the years has played a huge role for me.

When one decides to bring in more real, live,  raw foods into their life, they have more time…….really.

How much time do you read labels looking for carbs, fats, calories, proteins etc?  How much time do you waste weighing yourself and fretting over the numbers on the scales?  Looking through magazines for the latest ‘diet’ or pill or whatever else is new?  How often are you tired and just don’t have the energy?

I could go on.

Is that the real you?

Healthy and Raw – alive, energy, sparkle, beautiful, confident, happy, real

Love to hear your thoughts!!

Here is to your health and being real!!

JB