Archive for May 2011
It has been about a year now that both Petrea and myself have started eating a low fat raw vegan diet. It has been a very positive and healthful transition for me and Petrea. Prior to this we were mostly eating raw vegan foods that included lots of nuts, oils (mostly coconut), seeds and high fat fruit like avocados. To take it even back further, we were vegan for about 12 years.
We had switched to a raw vegan diet slowly after Petrea started reading up on some of the benefits. It seemed like a natural transition from a standard diet to vegetarian to vegan to raw vegan. But, for me this transition to raw vegan had some interesting results. Rather than feeling better, I was feeling tired, cranky, sick, and had low energy. My training (cycling) had slipped and I just did not have enough left in the tank to complete a workout. On the days that I felt some energy, the quality of my workouts were poor. I could not understand why and started to worry about what was going on. Now, worrying is not a good thing, it stressed me out and further fatigued my tired system. Read the rest of this entry »
So mommies (and daddies) it’s been almost a week since you were reminded about the stupendous job you do as a parent via mothers day celebrations. Did you take it all in. Did you feel the gratitude. Did you give gratitude to your self and your efforts as a parent?
You know you have been entrusted with one of the most important jobs on this planet. To nurture and guide children on this complicated planet of ours.
Often as parents we can become consumed with looking out for our child’s “best interest” and doing things for our children. Signing them up for sports, classes or camps. Making sure they eat well. Ensuring that they get to sleep on time. Setting up regular play-dates. Spending special time with them. The list goes on and on. With all the things we do for our children, it is easy to forget about ourselves and our own needs. After all who takes care of us parents? We need to take care of ourselves. As parents, we need to take the time to replensih and recharge.