Wednesday, 24 November 2010

New Raw Food Magazine & Car Crash Lessons ;)

OoOOOoooo lala, there's a new raw food magazine now available - Super Raw Life :) It's free online at and features articles, recipes, beautiful photography and much more - free every quarter...check out the gorgeous cover pic this edition with an inspiring 72lb raw weight loss story to explore...ENJOY :)

on November the 22nd I was blissed with:

1 quart water
small glass of orange juice
1 quart greeeeeeeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
1 quart greeeeeeeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
1 quart greeeeeeeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
bowl of papaya, coconut yoghurt, maca, carob, stevia, ashwaghanda
little bit of leftover cucumber salad with nori and fresh basil 'pesto', followed by a medjool date :)
2 cups horchata tea
1 cup water

Yesterday marked one year since Mr. M and I experienced a life-shifting car accident...I wrote a little piece in my newsletter this week about some of the lessons that we've drawn from that crash experience in the last case you missed that article, here's a recap below:

Nov 23rd marked a year to the day since Mr. M and I experienced a pretty intense car crash in Pennsylvania, during which both cars involved were totalled...a year on from this perspective-shifting event, we feel extremely blessed to still be screen shot 2010-11-22 at 8.47.17 am.pnghere and manifesting the life of our dreams, day by day...coming out of the other side of an event like that relatively unharmed helped us to step deeper and deeper into *gratitude* for what we do get to experience here - it is truly such a blessing and adventure to be alive and play here in "Earth School", if we choose to see it that way of course... ;)

Our lives can seem so fragile, delicate and impermanent in the wake of shocking events like car crashes or other unexpected accidents - it can be a great reminder to truly relish every moment that we do have here, to offer thanks and gratitude, to greet each new day with excitement and do our very best in every moment to honour others, to offer compassion, to connect authentically and with love...for we never really know when our encounters with another may be the, in remembrance of our perspective-shifting crash last year, I'd love to offer five suggestions here, inspired by others who experienced disturbing circumstances and chose lighter, more love-filled perspectives and lives for themselves as a result:

1. Remain Open - Mahatma Gandhi suggested to "Live as if you were to die tomorgandhi.jpgrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." - choosing to embrace all of our experiences here with love, joy and curiousity and continuing to remain open to change, to new learning and experiences, despite whatever 'setbacks' or challenges we may perceive in life, can bring such richness to the tapestries of our lives.

2. We Have A Choice In Every Moment - I recall the words of Viktor Frankl, author and holocaust survivor, who said: "Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." We *always* have a choice, in every moment, how we choose to act, to be, to perceive things, to interact with others...misery is a choice, self-pity is a choice, victim-hood is a choice...and no matter WHAT the circumstances going on around us, we can choose to keep the light burning in our hearts and stay in a space of love, if we are willing to do so...
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on November the 23rd it was my Dad's birthday and I enjoyed:

1 quart water
1 quart watermelon/orange juice
1 quart greeeeeeeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
bowl of papaya, coconut yoghurt, maca, carob, stevia, ashwaghanda
1 quart greeeeeeeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
little bit of leftover cucumber salad with nori and fresh basil 'pesto', followed by a carob "brownie batter" yumpot :)
3 cups greeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
1 cup water

on November the 24th I appreciated:

1 quart water
3 cups watermelon/orange juice
2 cups greeeeeeen smoothie: mango, greeeens from the garden, ice, a little honey
shared big zucchini pasta salad with fresh basil/cilantro sauce, flax crackers and a little avo on the side, followed by a mug of YUMMY fresh mint tea with vanilla stevia :)
mug of YUMMY fresh mint tea with vanilla stevia
2 cups water

3. Vulnerability is Our Greatest Defence - in the words of another holocaust writer, Anne Frank: "In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit." and "Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart." If we are willing to remain in a space of love and gentleness towards others, despite how challenging any circumstances may appear to be...if we're willing to breathe deeper, speak with more compassion, open our hearts and hold the space wider and deeper with others, to honour that core of light in everyone we encounter, then we will surely see huge shifts in our lives and in the flow of everything around us...

4. Don't Take Anything Personally (nod to Don Miguel Ruiz ;) - understanding that anything 'negative' that people might seem to bring towards you is a reflection of their own imbalances can be very liberating, rather than taking things personally and feeling easily battered around by the opinions and actions of others... Shaman wisdom-keeper Little Grandmother, who survived through a very abusive and disturbing upbringing to bring a message of such joy and light to the world, says "It is none of my business what other people think of me"...

5. Always End With Love - I recall hearing a story of another concentration camp survivor, who had lived through so much and on recounting her experiences from those days, shared that one of her deepest regrets was that just before she and her little brother were separated at the entrance to the camp, she was angry with him for losing his shoe and was shouting at him. She never saw him again. The message she shares and that I take to heart here is: aim to always end things lovingly and with compassion in your communication with others, rather than walking away or even going to sleep shrouded in anger and frustrations...

I trust that you may find some extra inspiration in these words for your own journey - we are truly so blessed to be here, may you enjoy your choices and experiences ;)

All love, 
Angelalalalaaaaaaaaaaaaa. xxx

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