Thanks so much for all of your kind comments on my last Vlog – I hope if you tried my smoothie you loved it as much I do! Since i have started incorporating green smoothies back into my everyday routine I have felt SO much better and have also noticed a difference in my skin. It’s such a great way to pack a whole lot of nutrients in one place, so if you’re looking for one tip to improving your overall health I would tell you to start drinking a green smoothie a day!
One of my hopes for this blog is to not only inspire people to incorporate healthy, whole, nutrient dense foods into their diet to improve their health but to inspire people to connect to and nourish their mental health and well being. I have spent a long time being very interested in nutrition and am pretty good at nourishing my body with amazing and tasty plant based vegan foods. However, nourishing my mind and my soul is something that I am not as good at. I have been very open on my blog about the struggles I have gone through and the struggles I am currently challenged by. I am a work in progress and I think we all are to some extent. I am always striving to learn more and grow in both my personal and professional life. I want to be the best me I can be. I most certainly have fallen down numerous times but there has always been something or someone that has been there to help to pick me up. While I have never considered myself a very religious person, I have always believed in something bigger than myself and have always felt very connected and inspired by “spirituality”. I wanted to share with you the books that I have been reading – well, I should say, studying. They have really helped to pick me up and inspire me to live a more mindful, grateful, open minded life.
Gabrielle Bernstein is a spiritual goddess. I cannot tell you how much I have learned and grown as a spiritual being through this book. I continually find myself going back and re-reading sections of it – there is so much to learn and I’d like to share some of the lessons i have learned in future posts. Gabrielle defines a “Spirit Junkie” as someone who sees the world through loving lenses. The book teaches that we all have everything we need inside of us to live and loving, fulfilled and happy life where all of our dreams are coming true. She teaches that choosing love over fear will change the way we experience the world and experience every situation. We all have the ability to choose love in every single situation. This is so empowering to me. When you really sit on that idea and start to put it into practice in your everyday life, miracles will occur. I love this quote from Gabrielle’s book, which actually comes from A Course in Miracles, by, Marianne Williamson (another amazing spiritual teacher), ” Miracles are natural. When they do not occur, something has gone wrong”. Friends – we should be experiencing miracles in our lives and if we aren’t, we need to look inside of ourselves to figure out why not. I could go on and on about the lessons I have learned, but I’ll save it for future posts. If you are at all interested in spirituality and connecting with your inner self, I highly, highly recommend this book . . . it will change your life!
Another book I just purchased after reading so much about her in Gabrielle’s book is ” A Return to Love” by Marianne Williamson.
I literally have just started this book and am only a couple of pages in, but I can’t wait to get into it. I’ll report back with my findings. If anyone is interested in reading the book alongside me, let me know, I’d love to have discussions about the book
Mental health is such a passion of mind and learning to truly love oneself is something that I am striving for, I know I am not there yet but I am on the path and am looking forward to sharing my journey with you!