Running Away

Today, ironically the day of the Boston Marathon, I discovered that I’m a runner.  Truthfully, I already knew this, but today it became painfully obvious.  I run from my emotions. On Saturday night, I decided to, along with my regular water intake, to consume just the bare minimum;  just a couple of pieces of fruit, for the…

Home-going Prayer for the Recovering Food-Addict

I wrote this prayer the other day, and I’ve been saying it upon arriving home, before I go in my door, and in the midst of a trial, when needed.  This falls under mind renewal, but also accesses a greater power that has helped me tremendously, especially yesterday, when I had to do some food…

The Hardest Part Just Might Be Over!

I’m celebrating in my heart right now!  Today is “Weigh-In Wednesday,” and you know what that means. Time to reflect on the choices I’ve made this week.  Today’s weight is…. (drumroll)…..255.  My goal was actually 258.  I drank my water. I ate a little fruit in the morning and a little fruit or salad in…

Small Beginnings

Once you start walking on the path, you realize just how long the journey is, and just how far you really have to go. Don’t worry. Zechariah 4:10.  “Do not despise the day of small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.” Guess what:  The time will go by whether you move…

Cooked Food Causes A.G.E.ing

Back in chemistry class, we learned that when heat is applied to a molecule, the molecule’s structure changes.  In essence, the original substance, with heat applied, becomes something else.  The problem comes when we prepare our meals by cooking them, and expect to receive all the nutrients we need.  Unfortunately, we aren’t.  Many of the…

Why Not Animals?

I am proud to be able to say that my diet is vegan now.  For many many reasons.  But it hasn’t always been that way.  I have eaten every kind of meat and dairy product on the market.  But now, after everything I’ve learned, there was no other choice to make. I chose this way…

The Wonders of (Only) Eating Fruits and Vegetables

“The miracle of the Raw Food Diet is not what you’re eating, it’s what you’re not eating.” ~Tim VanOrden. To get out of the body’s way, and let it do what it does.  It always works towards health. Unfortunately, humans have bought into a system that says it’s not only ok, but beneficial to eat…

Depression and Self-Sabotage

It’s a chicken and egg question. Does depression lead to self-sabotage?  Or does self-sabotage lead to depression? Does it even matter? Everything begins in the mind, however subtly.  The mind.  The great tool inside my head that creates all my stories, beliefs and problems.  My conscious mind has been working very hard lately to help…

My Declaration 

Written for the daily renewal of my mind. To be read upon rising, in the midday, and at bedtime. I AM a living being with power and a plan for my life. I WILL NOT DEVIATE from it. My plan is to radiate health. I am becoming more vibrant every day with each day’s positive choices….

Working the Plan: On Consistency

“Consistency carries the day.”  ~Rich Roll This post is about becoming steadfast.  Dependable to oneself.  Beginning every day with a purpose, a planned series of actions and plans for what do when external circumstances go awry.  It’s even more an act of faith to be consistent in action when we’ve yet to see the fruits…

Musical Muses…Day 14

I’ve been struggling a bit lately.  Seems like I went through a period last week where everything clicked.  I didn’t crave anything.  If I felt the slightest twinge of desire to look for something to put in my mouth, I would just breathe, and it would be like an instant reset.  The breath still works…