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Back to basics

Back after about a year of distancing myself from “distractions,” although I have probably simply replaced some distractions with others. As always, I return to writing with a reason, and, also as always, the reason is to regain clarity and focus, to become once again introspective through articulating what is emotionally confusing but linguistically accessible, with the hope to shed the clutter of stress, vanity, hastiness, that have made their way into my life again after months of no time to think. I expect that this time this blog may take on a richer, yet somewhat narrower perspective. Of course, it will remain true to the objective of preserving and advancing health–mental, or physical (to me they are largely the same thing) through simple, basic, whole nutrition, mostly raw and always vegan. But it will do more than that; it will at times focus on the many aspects of my life in which I find and invest value; the reasons for my work and aspirations, a summary of motives that drive me to continue to become my best self and live my best life. I will perhaps at times do things I have never done– discover and define wants and needs, the reasons to act and the reasons for beliefs.

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I start this new way of writing within a broader frame of returning to a simpler lifestyle. I feel a strong need to be minimalist, too see without complication, although not without complexity. I impose this on my diet as well, and begin the day with a liquidy mix of fresh, raw, nutritiously rich ingredients my body can readily absorb and utilize. A vegan smoothie from carrots, kale, blackberries, lime, and spinach for vitamins, iron, antioxidants, fiber, and carbohydrates. The texture is foamy and multi-colored, beautiful and pinkish-orange. Lovely.

 

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A wonderful day

Hello, everyone! I hope you woke up to a lovely Sunday morning. Here in Pilly, it’s a day to enjoy the cooling breeze, the final stage of The Tour de France and the magical award ceremony at dawn, to look forward to a run and some weight work outs later.

The best part is the kick start to this gorgeous day–a green, light, iron and vitamins-rich smoothie cherished on a sunny rooftop next to a very friendly and quite handsome saint bernard.

Just mix 1/2 cup of almonds, 1 banana, 2 plums, 4 strawberries, tons of spinach, 1 large carrot, 1 cup of almond milk, and 1/2 lemon and blend!

Perfect.

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What’s in a glass of raw nutrients

I am all for a science-based approach to well-being. But even I will admit that there is something to be  said about the subjective “UP” you get from knowing you are about to consume, in one 8 oz glass, something truly GOOD–simple, ready, raw, quickly available and rapidly utilizable. I started my day with a glass of iron, antioxidants, vitamins K, A, C, and B, essential amino acids, fiber, carbohydrates and plant fats. I mixed tons of spinach with half a grapefruit, papaya, berries, kale, kiwi, carrots, and flaxseed. I love just documenting all the micronutrients I made available to myself, that I needed and received. It is the thought of doing the right thing for yourself, promoting your own well-being, being the drive of your own health, and the decision-maker of your happiness.

 

I think this alone deserves as much merit as any scientifically-based approach to health. Be your own fan, your strongest supporter, your best care-giver. Admire and love the effects of your kindness to yourself, the beauty you reflect as a result of intelligent self-nurturing.

Then give the same to others. To me, this is the happiest way to be. Humility, love, intelligence, beauty. Go VEGAN!

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