Hello Friends!

September 30, 2009

Today I noticed that the colors on the leaves are beginning to turn and that there’s a palpable sense in the air that change is here. And I’m embracing it!

Similarly, my perspective seems to be turning with each day. This new season brings opportunities for me including a change in career, Italian-language lessons, another birthday and most importantly – a new level of consciousness. I’ve taken upon sharing my thoughts and experiences – also new endeavor.

Earlier this year I announced that I would strive to live a healthy life – physically, mentally and spiritually. I came upon a quote which validates my quest.

“We are here to change. We are here to grow, develop and unfold. We are progressive beings that have infinite capacity.”

Rev. Michael Beckwith

Of course, I did not know that my desire to seek healthy eating habits would lead me to a shift toward raw food. It’s now been a full month since I eliminated cooked and processed foods from my diet. Yes! this means no more cooked Indian food!

I first learned of the raw food movement several months ago and since then I had been teetering back and forth from raw meals to variations of cooked vegetarian and vegan meals. About a month ago, I decided I would give it a try wholeheartedly.

So far, my journey into the raw diet has been fairly successful. Of course I’ve had a few setbacks and occasions when I’ve given in to cooked temptations. At first glance, one would think this diet is all about limitations. If so, then one would think wrong!

Rather than limitations, I’m beginning to learn, that the raw food lifestyle is about learning to listen to our bodies and to live in a manner that nature intended. Well when I think of it that way it doesn’t sound quite as daunting. Now I’m thinking: I’m looking forward to health.

And with this I leave you my friends. I will continue to share my raw food journey as well as other ventures I embark on. Thanks for listening.

More to come!