Tuesday, May 24, 2011

One Door Closes...

I've been a little sidetracked lately. As I've said before, I'm not the best blogger in the world and never claimed to be. My Raw food has become condensed down to simple meals and snacking. Humans were built to be nomadic foragers not necessarily agriculturists. For millions of years before the explosion of totalitarian agriculture, we lived a simpler existence. I'm roughly eating seventy five percent Raw and cooking around 4 meals a week. It feels like a proper balance. I've had no choice but to shop at Whole Foods here in Winston-Salem. There are a few farmers markets around but not as convenient while also working six days a week and also not geared towards Raw food. Sure I can buy produce but where are the Raw vendors?
I'm ready to get to Venice, start hitting up the Santa Monica farmers market, and taking some classes at Planet Raw. I've decided to go out there for a month and see what happens. More than likely I'll be home soon but I have to try. Life is all about choices. We make choices everyday without even realizing that we do so.
Another choice I need to make is whether or not to continue this blog. I've said all I can say and this runs the risk of feeling like a chore. I never have a plan on what to write about when I start typing. I just let it come out, in the moment. There are far too many other things happening in my life of a much more timely nature than my diet. I hope you've gotten something positive out of this blog as was my intention. I'll let it stand as it is, full of mistakes, as a record of my journey into the Raw and Living Foods lifestyle. I'll also let myself stand as I am, full of mistakes, on my journey through life and my eternal search for broadening my horizons and growing into something better. I wish you well, dear reader.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


As I walk around, lending my shoulder, I feel a sense of grief. I absorb all I can and redistribute it via text and voice. I watch people eating things they should never eat and I take it. What's one to do at such an urgent point in our existence? Venting works for a while but it doesn't really help anyone. I'm leaving for Los Angeles next month to pursue something Raw and Vegan. Whatever falls into place, falls into place. As hard as it is to leave my home, it's time for change. The eternal struggle keeps me alive. All I see around is decay and disintegration. Maybe it's just the way I perceive it. It's not good or bad, it simply is.
If you want to feel alive, it's so simple: Eat a plant-based diet that IS alive. Live in defiance of our culture and actually get healthy. Health doesn't only mean skinny or fat, pretty or ugly. We made those terms up to define ourselves. Being one of five billion species, we really ought to find our place in the world. Life feeds on life, not death. The murder of sentient beings is unforgivable and everyone inherently knows that.
Compassion becomes us on so many levels. If I ramble on and on about Raw and Living Foods lifestyle change that's just my contribution to the greater whole. With all due respect, where is yours? How can we pull it all together and save ourselves before it's too late? I know most of you reading this already do your part. I ask you to pass this on if you truly want to be the be the change you want to see in this world. My green smoothie awaits...