Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rawsome Nana's Detox Group News In Re-View

Rawsome Nana's News Letter

Wow!! Can't believe it has been over a month since Rawsome Detox for Health Facebook Group was formed !!
We are now up to 34 members, some very active, many in the background reading but not posting. Which is all wonderful, as I feel that our group may be small in size but it is making huge impact on many. In a word this group is "Fantastic." All of you are my very special FB family and support, and I can't thank you enough..

Going to try to cover as much as possible the past months happenings, if I miss something that you would like to have posted again , recipe, link etc. just let me know.

The reason for forming this group was to share my love for Raw Food Living: To give people support and encouragement in their desire to make healthy changes in their life. Be it changing to 100% Raw Diet or making Baby steps. To offer informational links , book lists, recipes and to post my daily Rawsome Journey. But most of all to create a community that shares, and motivates each other ... Guess what ??? We have that community !!! So amazed at how this group has grown, shared and cares..
So here we go !!! Re-view ....for you :)

What is Raw? It means eating foods un-cooked, not processed. Eating lots of fruits, veggies,nuts ,grains and juices. No meat, fish, chicken, eggs or dairy. Eating foods that give us pure vibrant energy . Chemical and Toxin Free ...

The motto of the group : Just for Today ...from the Reiki Principles ...

Information shared : Making Almond Milk
Raw Cauliflower Popcorn
Almond Ice Cream
How to use pulp from making almond milk
Lemon in Water and the amazing health benefits

Girl Gone Raw Green Smoothie Challenge: Of which as been a great hit, and has created many more healthy people :)

My niece Sarah began her blogspot...

I received my Alissa Cohen Level I - Chef Certification ( of which has changed my life in so many ways)
Nutritional Yeast
Oil Pulling for Health
How to Make Wild Rice Salad, Sprout, Yummy Raw Desserts...
Dry Skin Brushing
Chia Seeds
Wheat Grass
Many started a Rawsome Mason Jar Wish List
The benefits of buying Organic

Many wonderful pictures and stories shared :)

My niece Kerri 's 7 Day Detox Journey
 The list goes on and on :)
Many requests for recipes of which I will post as a Doc on Facebook Group...
Links below to some of the best rawfood blogs and web-sites ..

AND the most inspirational blog of all daughters blogspot... and the reason I'm praying for her health and for all of yours ..!!!
You are making a difference in your lives, my families and people everywhere feel your Heart Echo's !!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Heart Echos

Does your heart echo ? Had never really thought of my spiritual heart in quite this way before. A wonderful woman on  Facebook.. posted a picture of a heart and waves of energy surrounding it that was called ( Heart Echo's.) That picture has stayed with me, prompting me to explore the echo's of my heart.

I'm not talking about the physical beating , of blood pumping through to keep us alive, but ,of the gentle waves of energy surrounding and protecting the spiritual heart beat that resonates through all of us. Most never think of our heart in this way. I have been paying close attention to the echo's of my heart the past few days, and those echo's are telling me a lot about myself, the good as well ,as not so good.

Question that I find myself asking is : If my heart echo's the feeling of love, do others feel it? Can the people I love so much feel the loving energy that is coming from my heart, even when days go by without us speaking? Do my daughters and husband feel the echo's of my heart connecting with their heart echo's? Do they feel deep within the unconditional never wavering love that I feel for them? Yes!

This blog has taken many twists and turns since I began it many months ago...It began with the bus hitting our family with the big C word...and as I write this...the C word is back , actually once again the double C word... Cancer& Chemo... Since the very first day of Kylee's diagnosis our family has explored many different alternative healing paths..changing our way of looking at the food we eat, the water we drink, and the thoughts we feel...and most of all the higher power that guides all of us on our journey. I can't even begin to know or speak of the echo's of my loved ones hearts, as we do what humans do best and that is to hold those echo's close to us, covering them up, keeping them hidden. Why? Because we are afraid to let others feel or see all that resides in our hearts. Words not spoken, feelings not shared..but yet in our family there is always , always a knowing, a strong bond that connects the echo's of our hearts . For that I'm so very grateful!

Now, this may seem even stranger to many of you, but I will share with you anyway:) When I eat more organic green vegetables, and vibrant juicy colorful fruits, nuts and grains...I feel energy pumping through my body, mind and spirit..Seriously I do !! This Rawsome Adventure is changing my life!! The way I feel when my feet touch the floor in the morning till I lay my head back down on my pillow at night!! I feel lighter, not just pound wise, but heart wise... I feel more alive, refreshed, calm, centered, whole and creative... To put it in words is hard to fully explain..but here is what I believe ... ( a year ago not so much ) .. I believe that this is my true God given spirit coming alive..pulsing love and faith through my heart ,of which is emitting echo's into the universe to others. In the past month I have met amazing new people, reconnecting with people from my past, understanding and forgiving people that I was unable to do before..I've become more excepting of differences in others, less judgemental, and finding myself aching to reach out and help others .

I know that there is more to this then consuming a healthy organic raw diet. But it certainly is detoxing not only my body, but my mind and spirit... Freeing my heart , releasing the echo's , filling my days with energy and LOVE!!!  I believe that we are what we eat!! That what we eat not only effects the body, but the mind and spirit... Well there is Rawsome Nana's strange but honest raw feelings :):)

May all of you feel the Echo's of  your Heart!!!
And may you feel the love that echo's from mine !!!