Monday, November 30, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 6 large Fall-Glo tangerines
11:00 . . 1 pineapple
1:00 . . . a few organic medjool dates
3:00 . . . 3 bananas + 1 date
5:00 . . . a dragon fruit (pictured)
6:00 . . . 1 large cantaloupe + 3 organic tomatoes
8:00 . . . bunch of red grapes

Play: walking/running 5 miles, stretching, secret obsession

This dragon fruit was an unusual find at Whole Foods and I was surprised by how good it was. Very juicy and mildly sweet. Delicate in flavor. I could definitely make a meal of these, but there was only one there! The color alone is amazing and I could feel that my body really absorbed it and loved it. Kinda hard to explain, but my body LOVED this color.

I had tried dragon fruit before, but those were white on the inside and were rather bland, as I recall. I'm glad I tried one again.

There are so many amazing fruits on this earth and most of them grow in tropical regions. And a lot of them are so delicate and sensitive that they must be eaten right off the tree. . . they can't be shipped because they go bad so quickly. I look forward in my life to trying LOTS of new fruits.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

My Mother Was Right

When I was 17 I told my mother that I wanted to get my ears pierced. This was 1971 and hardly anybody had pierced ears. Maybe gypsies and hookers, not that I knew what a hooker was. I was seriously innocent. I mean, we were barely out of the 60's. Leave It To Beaver, and all that.

I just somehow had the idea that getting my ears pierced would be a very cool and unique thing to do. Maybe Ali McGraw had her ears pierced in Love Story. I thought Ali McGraw was the coolest. My mother, who was of the belief that girls should wear white gloves and keep their legs crossed at all times, thought I had lost my mind. She said, "What?!?! Are you crazy?!?! You are NOT getting your ears pierced, young lady! That is NOT happening. Over my dead body!"

Then she immediately searched for and found some back issues of National Geographic that showed African tribespeople with large heavy objects attached to their VERY long hanging ear lobes, plus giant plates in their lips and metal rings stretching their super long necks. She said, "There! Is that what you want? To look like a savage? Why not just put some big plates in your lips? That certainly looks attractive!"

I was protesting my heart out, making my case for the cool factor, but she went on . . . "What are you thinking? You have a perfectly nice pure sweet body that you were born with. Why would you want to mar it, to ruin it with holes in your ears? What's next, a hole in your nose with a stick through it? Tattoos like a sailor?" Remember, at this time, NOBODY had tattoos except sailors and hoodlums.

She said, "Once you put holes in your ears, you can't undo that damage."

Well, I was rolling my eyes to the max. To my teenage mind my mother was being WAY unreasonable and ridiculous. She was so UNCOOL. But there was no way I was winning this battle and in my house, my mother's rules were the LAW.

So I waited until I was in college later that year and I "secretly" went to the student health center and got my ears pierced by a doctor, knowing I would be in Big Trouble if my mother found out.

Eventually, she did find out and somehow we all lived through it. Ha!

So for 35+ years I enjoyed my pierced ears and I wore earrings EVERY DAY without fail. I would have felt undressed, unpolished, and even embarrassed to be without my earrings. (And without makeup but that's another story, coming soon.) I had fun seeking out the coolest, hippest earrings I could find, loving arts festivals in particular for all the young, hip artists with the newest, most unusual earrings.

Yes, I went on hanging objects from my ear lobes and thinking it was all good, until I started on the fruitarian path. Then, everything started changing for me, and continues to change, all for the BETTER! After about a year on just fruit (about 2 years ago) I literally woke up one morning, began my usual routine (showering, fixing hair, getting dressed) and discovered, like a lightning bolt, that my ears did not want me to put a piece of metal through them and hang something from them. I was so surprised to "hear" from my ears! Even more, I was amazed and shocked to know that every single morning for over 35 years, they were trying to tell me NOT TO DO THAT, PLEASE, OUCH IT HURTS, OH NO, NOT AGAIN but I was unaware and unfeeling of their pain. Numb and dumb and blind to the pain. Wowsers. Can you imagine.

So in an instant I knew that my days of wearing earrings were over and I have not worn them since. My ears are now blissfully natural and free like a child's and we all feel lighter and freer for it. It's just one less thing to do, to pay money for, to be concerned about, to try to be "stylish" and fit in over. I think it is much cooler to be FREE, to think for yourself, to have a natural beauty. I think the new "style" is less stuff, more purity and naturalness.

It is in this way of "waking up" that many things have fallen away, and there are more to come, I am grateful and hopeful to say.

I now have the wish and intention of having the sweet, pure, naturally beautiful body I was born with, as much as possible. I have to admit that now when I see people wearing big dangling earrings, I think they look like Christmas Trees with ornaments hanging from their branches! Ha, ha. I can say this 'cause I used to do it, too.

Also, I really do not understand the whole tattoo thing. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings but I'm so grateful I never went that way. It is harmful to the body, no doubt about it. And permanent. It is just part of the way we are all encouraged to harm ourselves, our beautiful bodies, which are an absolute gift to be cared for and loved, just as they are. What abuse and harm our dear bodies go through in a lifetime, what crazy things people have done to themselves and each other through the eons of time. At the top of the list is eating harmful food, actually putting POISON into ourselves. Yes, we are encouraged and even forced to do this. Heaven help us all.

If I am going to emulate someone's style now, it is going to be that of a clean, pure, and innocent child in their natural beauty and sweetness.

So here is a picture of my now natural left ear. You can see that there is still an indentation from the piercing and I am watching with interest to see if my ears will eventually, over time, fully heal and restore themselves. That would be a fascinating miracle. There is still more healing and transformation to come, thankfully. More miracles. Real healing takes time.

And I really want to give my mother props for being so wise and for being RIGHT. Mothers love to be right, even if it takes almost 40 years to be affirmed. And bless her heart, she died 30 years ago of cancer at the age of 50. Love. ♥

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 6 organic valencia oranges
11:00 . . juice of 6 large Fall-Glo tangerines
1:00 . . . 1 large cantaloupe
4:00 . . . 6 organic fuyu persimmons (pictured)
5:00 . . . 3 organic tomatoes + 4 pickling cukes + 4 medjool dates
7:00 . . . 4 organic bananas

Play: dance training, yoga, secret obsession

I am not a big persimmon freak, like some people I know. They are a nice seasonal treat, with their very sweet honey-flavored jelly. I would eat more of them if I had a tree of them. Maybe I should grow one. They are so beautiful in the fall with all the orange globes hanging on them. Kinda zen-like.

Bananas are tasting better all the time, the colder it gets. If one wants to be fruitarian, it is best to learn to LOVE bananas. You can find them everywhere, and they are inexpensive. Have you ever noticed that children LOVE bananas? I am starting to fall in love with them again myself. ♥

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giving Thanks for Abundance

I stocked up yesterday for the next couple of days and to my eyes it is a beautiful sight. The pineapples are going to be a great treat. What a blessing it all is.

I have to admit I was disappointed to discover that my very favorite valencia oranges are gone for a while, so I'll have to make do until they come back. I found a few valencias elsewhere and some tangerines and a watermelon to take their liquidy place.

Wishing for you a peaceful and healthy day of fruity abundance, wherever you are. I'll be spending the day with my husband's family, and when I am around they load up on lots of fruit and veggies! I am focusing on the positive here. ; ) Also, they are very dear and kind people with interesting lives and we have a lot to share.

I often think of how I could create my own little colony somewhere and we could make up all our own holidays. It's all made up anyway, right? But having a holiday that is a day of focusing on gratitude seems like a good idea to me.

Today I am aware that so many beings have no food to eat, or are in suffering. I am grateful for my health and well-being and the abundance around me, and I wish to share with all. ♥

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Totally Rockin' Interview with Michael Arnstein

It's true that I am all about Girl Power. There are some awesome women out there leading the way and creating health and love and beauty everywhere.

But occasionally, there are also some special guys doing extraordinary things.

Michael Arnstein is a 32-year-old marathoner and ultramarathoner. He is married with 3 children. Earlier this month, he ran the NYC Marathon in 2:35. He then went back into the race and ran an additional 5 miles with his wife. Then, the following weekend, he ran the Harrisburg Marathon in 2:32 and won! The following day he felt so good he ran 31 miles, just for the heck of it. And the next day, another 31 miles. He did this for several more days!

This is phenomenal. How is he able to do it??? He lives on fruits and greens. SERIOUSLY! Nothing else! No supplements!

At the end of each race, as he is being interviewed, he says that the only thing he wants to say is that he lives on raw fruits and veggies and this is how he is able to do what he does.

You can read a fantastastic interview with Michael here, complete with some inspiring before and after pics. Please don't miss out on this. This is a must-read!

And just this past weekend, Michael ran a 50-mile ultramarathon and wrote a thrilling article about it complete with pictures here.

Get ready to be INSPIRED, peeps! ♥

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 10 organic valencia oranges
1:00 . . . 8 organic satsuma mandarines (pictured above)
3:00 . . . a few organic medjool dates + 2 tomatoes
4:00 . . . 8 oranges
6:00 . . . 14 pickling cukes + 5 tomatoes + 4 dates
8:00 . . . 6 oranges

Play: ballet, stretching, secret obsession

The quality of the citrus is improving consistently. The mandarines are a nice surprise in Whole Foods, and at a reduced price, too. And I love that they are just natural, loose, not in plastic or mesh bags. I will buy more. They are good-tasting, easy to peel and eat, and after you peel them, they are soft, like moss. I love my beautiful fruit. . . each one is a masterpiece of creation.

And the valencias continue to be EXCELLENT. They will improve, too, in the next few months. I feel content and at peace to know that I am settling into an easy and very good winter pattern. I feel blessed for this amazing abundance of food.

It is true that I am not doing things like most people around me. I don't care about shoes, I'm not buying jewelry, not going to restaurants, not hanging out at Starbucks.

It doesn't bother me in the least that I have let go of some traditional customs and habits. It brings to mind this great quote:

"It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society." J. Krishnamurti

And there is so much more to be let go of, with relief and joy. ♥

Friday, November 20, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 12 organic valencia oranges
2:00 . . . juice of 10 organic valencia oranges
7:00 . . . 12 pickling cukes + 5 tomatoes + 5 dates
8:00 . . . 8 organic valencia oranges

Play: ballet, yoga

I NEVER get tired of good oranges or their juice. I feel like a baby drinking out of its' bottle, only better! I wish they HAD put real orange juice in my bottle.

That is why it is wonderful to be an adult. There is freedom and free choice. You can do whatever you want. It is never too late to have a happy childhood!

And for me, a happy childhood is free from all harmful substances and full of happy fruit! I love feeling FREE. ♥

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . 1 small watermelon
12:00 . . 1 cantaloupe
2:00 . . . 5 tomatoes + 8 pickling cukes + 4 dates
4:00 . . . 6 organic valencia oranges
8:00 . . . 1 cantaloupe + 4 dates

Play: dance training, yoga, secret obsession

For most of my life, I did not eat "breakfast." I didn't like it as a child, and had to be forced to sit at the table and eat SOMETHING. Now I know why I didn't like breakfast: I just plain didn't like the food. It literally turned my stomach. And then as I got older and developed even more disordered habits, I was eating lots of food late at night, so when I woke up I still had last night's food digesting sourly in my system. So no wonder I wasn't hungry in the morning.

But very shortly after starting on just fruit, I discovered that my body really liked having a little something light earlier than lunchtime. I have usually been up a few hours by the time I have some melon or juice. It works so well and now I look forward to my morning fruit.

In my mind, I do not eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I just eat as much fruit as I want, as often as I want, regardless of time. I eat when I'm hungry, and not according to social convention. I have to admit that I LOVE this way of life, being mostly independent of social mores. Sometimes I feel mischievous, like I am looking around to see if I'm going to be caught and made to "do right."

But now I am like a kitty: You can't make me. Ha!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 12 organic valencia oranges
2:00 . . . 3 bananas + 4 organic medjool dates
4:00 . . . juice of 8 oranges + a few campari tomatoes
8:00 . . . handful of dates (7-8) + 4 pickling cucumbers

Play: yoga, secret obsession

Don't these dates look like exquisite candies? And on the famous Niagara Club plate, as well.

It looks like food fit for a princess. That's how I feel when I am "fixing" and eating my fruit, like a princess. It is the best quality food on the planet, and I get to have it! It's pretty and fresh and clean and refreshing. Princess food, for sure!

I remember so well, the last times I was eating some of The Other. It was ugly and gross and smelly stuff, and still I ate it. And then, no surprise, I felt ugly and gross and smelly. If it was oily and salty, I felt oily and salty. If is was heavy and dense and disgusting, I felt heavy and dense and disgusting.

Fruit is light and vibrant and fresh and beautiful, and yeah, so guess what I feel like??? ♥

Monday, November 16, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 8 organic valencia oranges
12:00 . . juice of 8 organic valencia oranges
2:00 . . . a few organic medjool dates
5:00 . . . 1 pineapple
6:00 . . . 8 pickling cucumbers + 1 lb. tomatoes
7:00 . . . a few more dates (6?)

Play: walking/running 4 miles, stretching, secret obsession

This pineapple was good and sweet, but nowhere near as good as the pineapples I ate in Costa Rica. All the fruit in a tropical area is OUT OF THIS WORLD good. And you can eat it right off the tree, so it is really ripe and alive with flavor.

I look forward to living somewhere tropical and growing at least some of my own food. Someday. ♥

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 16 organic valencia oranges
12:00 . . 1/2 honeydew (not very good)
3:00 . . . 1 cantaloupe
4:00 . . . juice of 8 organic valencia oranges + 1 lb. campari tomatoes
5:00 . . . handful of organic medjool dates (5-6?)
7:00 . . . 6 bananas

Play: ballet, stretching, secret obsession

I just got my first supply of organic medjool dates, 10 lbs. They won't last long because I give a lot of them to my MIL and other peeps, a great seasonal treat.

This picture does not do them justice. I'll post some close-ups. They are REALLY juicy and gooey, very fresh. I order them from Steve Jones in Yuma, Arizona, and they are outstanding! I have ordered Barhi dates from him, too, and they are also very good. Steve doesn't have a website, but you can order from him at He can tell you what other varieties he has now. But you can't go wrong with the medjools. I ask him for the best quality, and they are $4.50 a pound. Even with a shipping fee, that is still cheaper than what you buy in the store and the quality is FAR better. Steve is a good guy and is passionate about his dates.

And Steve sends them to you on the honor system. He encloses a bill in the box, and you then send him a check. I love it! Just like old times.

To me, they are very dense and rich and sweet, and I don't eat a lot of them at once. They go very well with oranges and also with bananas. But my favorite way is to eat them after some oranges, because the oranges provide the hydration since the dates don't have much water in them.

I am grateful and happy to have these dates. They are a big help in the colder weather, and full of lots of sun energy. And super sweet. Nature's candy! ♥

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thanksgiving Dilemma

Thanksgiving is a week away, and probably most people are numbly and blindly doing what they've been taught: preparing to begin the ritual of buying and cooking the foods of their youth for a family get-together. There will be much overeating and alcohol drinking and a huge amount of turkey killing. Sadly. It is suffering for all involved.

And do I even need to point out that not all families enjoy and treasure this day of forced togetherness?

For those of us who are fruitarian or vegan, this day presents a real challenge. We do not condone and support the slaughtering and eating of turkeys and other animals. To us, it is a ridiculous, cruel, and unnecessary custom that has become outdated. The idea of joining together with our families to express thanks (really?!?!) by worshipping around the carcass of a large dead bird is unbearable. Such unkind disrespect for the sacredness of life.

The whole Thanksgiving tradition is yet another way that we are having the wool pulled over our eyes. Wake up, peeps! Don't be fooled! Business folks are marketing the heck out of it, just like Christmas. Especially the food industry. People are marching like lemmings or sheep to the grocery store to purchase huge amounts of harmful "food" to lovingly (?) feed their families. Hypnotized. Must buy dead frozen turkey. Must buy pumpkin pie. Must buy $$$$ worth of processed food products. Must buy LOTS OF STUFF. The TV told me to.

Most people will get sick from this gross meal. What is the point of it??? Every year, the same thing, whether you like it or not.

It's like the Emperor's New Clothes. Doesn't anyone question any of these things???

Oh, dear. Don't get me started.

Yes, it's quite a dilemma for those of us opposed to the whole idea in its' current form. But it is like trying to stop a tidal wave.

I like to imagine that some day I will invite people into my fruit orchard on Thanksgiving and we will sit under the trees and share an abundance of sweet juicy fruit and bask in the sunshine and feel profoundly grateful. We will spend the day in harmony with Nature. Share our fruit with animals and birds and all the critters. Generate love. Like a bunch of nutty hippies. I can't wait! Let's all become nutty hippies! It will be a lot more fun! Every day will be Thanksgiving. ♥

But for now, I will share with you what I do for holidays that require food participation. (I find a way to skip out on a lot of stuff, but it's hard to disappear on Thanksgiving and Christmas.) I bring a large fruit platter and it is always a big hit! The platter above has orange wedges, pineapple, pickling cucumber spears, campari tomatoes, and medjool dates. Look how fresh and alive and beautiful it is. At the very least, I have plenty of great food to enjoy myself.

And I want to show people that there is another way.

I recently read a quote from a guy named Prad that says so much:

"In the land of the blind and the dumb, warm fuzzies flow freely."

Yes, I see it everywhere, including in my own self and my own life. The process of waking up never ends, it seems.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 8 organic valencia oranges
11:00 . . juice of 8 organic valencia oranges
2:00 . . . 1 cantaloupe + 1 lb. campari tomatoes
4:00 . . . 4 bananas
5:00 . . . 2 bananas
8:00 . . . 8 oranges

Play: yoga, secret obsession, stretching

Yes, it feels like settling in for winter now. The local produce is gone. I already miss the local tomatoes. These campari tomatoes from Mexico will have to do.

But it is hard to complain and feel deprived when I live in a place and a time that there is so much available.

I have been thinking about all the animals, hunkering in for winter. They have it tough. I get to stay warm and dry and eat all the food I want, fit for a princess. How can one ever feel ungrateful with such an abundance of luscious oranges, cantaloupes, and bananas? Some people and animals have nothing to eat. While some of us humans are ridiculously spoiled. Gratitude. ♥

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 8 organic valencia oranges
11:00 . . juice of 8 organic valencia oranges
4:00 . . . 1 lb. black grapes
5:00 . . . 6 oranges + 2 lbs. campari tomatoes + 4 pickling cucumbers
7:00 . . . 8 oranges, cut into wedges

Play: gymnastics, yoga, stretching

We are experiencing LOTS of rain from Hurricane Ida. It is cozy-feeling and good for resting and sleeping. However, there is no sunshine for days, and we need sunshine in our eyes and on our skin to feel really good.

During weather like this, my thoughts used to turn to comfort food like soups and baked potatoes and worse things I won't even mention. No need to go THERE. Nightmare City. But thanks to my new improved fruitarian life I now start thinking instead of fruit that contains lots of sunshine like oranges and pineapples. Look at the orange slice. . . it even looks like the sun! So here I am loading up on oranges and I am grateful to Whole Foods for having such awesome organic valencias, even though it is not really orange season yet.

I remember some years ago that I bought a little vial of orange essential oil to use as perfume and also to put in the bath. I loved the smell of oranges, even before I went fruity. On all the essential oils, they have a word or two to describe their qualities, like on Lavender it says "Calming, Relaxing" and on Myrrh it says "Meditative." Well, on the Orange one it says "Cheering, Uplifting." YES!!! That is exactly right! Oranges ARE cheering and uplifting, the real thing even more so than the oil.

Seems to me that lots of peeps are self-medicating with caffeine and chocolate to lift their spirits, artificially so. It is no coincidence that Starbucks Coffee originated in Seattle, where it rains a LOT and the depression and suicide rate is high. But hey, I hate to be the one to break it to ya, but coffee and chocolate are POISONS to your system, to your whole being.

Instead of poisoning yourself with some toxic acidic chemicals that drug your brain, why not try some oranges??? You can eat a TON of them. You alert readers can see that yesterday I ate 30 oranges! And each one was a big piece of cheering candy, for real. Yes, indeed, it is quite the revelation to understand that fruit is the Ultimate Comfort Food. ♥

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 6 oranges
10:00 . . juice of 6 oranges
1:00 . . . 2 cantaloupes
4:00 . . . 4 bananas
6:00 . . . 4 bananas
8:00 . . . juice of 8 oranges

Play: ballet, yoga, secret obsession

I can tell that winter is coming, because bananas are starting to be more appealing to me. (Or a-peeling. Ha!) I ate very few through the summer. But now they look good to me, they smell good, taste good, and make me feel good. Thank goodness for bananas. Along with oranges, they will be my staple this winter. They are always available everywhere, and they are some super cheap food.

Some stores sell their perfectly ripe bananas for REALLY cheap. Yesterday I bought 12 bananas (my husband eats them, too) for $1.20. So for me, I can have a meal of bananas for 40 cents!

I prefer to work them with my hand into a pudding which is DELICIOUS. Banana pudding! Another favorite from childhood but minus the processed sugar/drug and the factory-created cardboard-like dehydrating vanilla wafers.

Mmmmm. . . . creamy nanners. ♥

Monday, November 9, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 8 oranges
12:00 . . juice of 8 oranges
2:00 . . . 1 honeydew
4:00 . . . 1 lb. kiwi + 2 tomatoes
5:00 . . . 1 honeydew + 3 bananas
7:00 . . . 1/2 watermelon

Play: walking ~ 4 miles, stretching, secret obsession

Wow. When a honeydew is THIS good, you can't top it. My honeydews yesterday tasted like pure candy to me. They gave me a euphoric feeling.

I promise you that no cooked or processed food EVER gave me such a magical feeling. In fact, quite the opposite. It made me feel terribly sick in my being.

When I eat fruit, I feel good before, during, AND after.

This reminds me of a powerful thought I used all the time when I was first transitioning to an all-fruit diet: There is always excitement before and during an act of dissipation, but afterwards, only sorrow and regret. EVERY SINGLE TIME!

Yes, it is a brilliant thought, and true, but honestly, it took me YEARS to get it.

Please be patient with yourself, and just keep heading in this direction. You WILL BE rewarded. ♥

Friday, November 6, 2009

Processed People

This is a trailer for a documentary produced by Jeff and Sabrina Nelson, the owners of Vegsource. It is the largest site on the internet devoted to all things vegetarian/vegan.

I am always happy to see vegan peeps doing what they can to get the word out. Like with most things, I see some stuff I agree with, and also some ways that they are missing the boat a bit.

But it is undeniably a step in the right direction.

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

8:00 . . . 1/4 watermelon
12:00 . . .1 lb. kiwi
1:00 . . . big bunch of black grapes
3:00 . . . more black grapes
5:00 . . . 1 cantaloupe
7:00 . . . 6 bananas

Play: walking, stretching

I can't help but notice when I am in the regular grocery store that people are LOADING UP their carts with some awful stuff. Hey, I used to eat some junk, too, but I have to say that even at my worst, I NEVER loaded up an entire cart with pure junk like I see now.

And it's really crazy because people think this is NORMAL. There is seemingly no awareness that this is not good, to live on junk food. I don't even know how it is possible for the human body to keep living, in spite of that continual assault.

I used to buy candy and junky stuff, but in very small amounts and very guiltily, with the knowledge that I was "sinning." I would even be embarrassed for the clerks to see what I was buying. But they never blinked an eye.

NOW they blink an eye. "Boy, you sure do like oranges. What're ya gonna do with all these oranges???" "That's a lot of bananas. What're ya gonna do. . . make banana bread?" "How many people are in your family? They must really like fruit!" "Are you having a party?" (Yes! I am having a party every day!) Sometimes the clerks call people over to take a look at what I am buying. But I don't mind a bit because I am only happy and proud of my food these days. And I WANT people to notice so they will get the idea themselves.

I take every opportunity to give my message to the world. Whether they believe it or not. I am planting seeds.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 10 oranges
12:00 . . juice of 6 oranges
4:00 . . . 2 bunches of black grapes (~ 2 lbs.)
5:00 . . . 8 pickling cucumbers + 2 tomatoes
7:00 . . . 6 bananas
9:00 . . . more grapes

Play: walking, gymnastics, stretching

These grapes are a life saver. They are a great sugar hit, very, very sweet. Really, no candy could top them. I looked at a bunch of candy yesterday in the store and it all looked like what it is: FAKE CHEMICALS. It was not appealing in the least to me, which is interesting because back in the day I was a sugaraholic. Sugary candy was my secret vice. I was in need of a 12-step program.

Now I can freely eat sugar all day and it is FAR more delicious than the fake stuff made in a factory. No guilt, no shame, no secrecy.

Today I am thinking of how every day I am hearing about people with breast cancer, brain tumors, leukemia. I think that most people are suffering in some way. It is very frustrating to feel that I could "help" EVERYONE, if only they were interested in the real truth. Amazingly, some peeps are really not interested in the truth, especially if it means giving up THEIR secret vices. This includes the people closest to me. I do understand, and I'm not giving up on you, hypnotized peeps! ♥

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

8:00 . . . juice of 8 oranges
10:00 . . juice of 8 oranges
2:00 . . . some sliced cucumbers from Whole Foods salad bar
3:00 . . . 1 lb. kiwis
4:00 . . . 5 tomatoes
8:00 . . . 1 large cantaloupe

Play: dance, secret obsession, yoga

This plate came from the Niagara Club in New York. Hmmmm. . . . wonder how it came to be in my possession? Maybe SOMEBODY had too much to drink at their brother's wedding reception many moons ago. Not mentioning any names.

But to balance out any negative karma, let me give a shout out and a plug for the Niagara Club, near the famous Niagara Falls. That is one amazing natural phenomenon.

And please do not drink alcohol. It rots your brain and makes you do STUPID things. So I've heard.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

8:00 . . . 1/4 watermelon
10:00 . . 1/4 watermelon
1:00 . . . 2 bunches of black grapes
4:00 . . . 1 large cantaloupe
6:00 . . . 5 bananas
9:00 . . . handful of grapes

Play: stretching

Yesterday was a day of true rest. I don't think we do enough of that. Our modern culture certainly does not encourage it. I watch the animals in Nature, and they rest as much as possible.

I spent most of the day reading, napping, and lounging with my home peeps. The chilly grey day was totally supportive of that. Then I went to bed extra early. It felt very luxurious, and I thrived and renewed in the quiet and peace. I felt more like "me." I felt like a child with endless time.

Note to self: Do this more often. Your life requires it.