Archives for July 2010

Raw for Life?

I get asked a lot of questions about the Raw Lifestyle… Are you raw all the time? Are you 100% Raw? Will you be Raw forever? As a friend pointed out to me the other day, I don’t do a lot of things in moderation. I’m kind of an all-or-nothing girl. Not sure exactly why…maybe I like the challenge. Maybe I like extremes. Maybe I like testing myself to see what I am capable of…or maybe I’m crazy! Haha While all-or-nothing can be a positive thing, it can also be stressful. Stress, as we all know, isn’t healthy. Stressing about

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Yoga!

It’s always a great idea to give yourself a new challenge…whether it be in life, in work, in fitness, in a social setting…it’s my belief that we should be continually challenging ourselves to grow and develop. I’m one of those people that really thrives on mental and physical stimulation and you might feel exactly the same way! I’m noticing more and more that the truer I am to myself, my heart, my dreams, the more doors open in front of me…doors that lead me to new friends, new inspirations, and new opportunities. Recently I had the good fortune of meeting

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Get Raw and Sexy Hair

…With Olive Oil! That’s right… you don’t need expensive chemical laden products to get smooth and shiny hair.   Here in the Philadelphia area, we have hot and humid summers.  Today is a perfect example.  We are supposed to hit around 100 degrees, with about 9 thousand percent humidity.  What does that mean?  It means that when I step outside, the air feels soupy…damp..and hot.  In short, it’s gross.  You get that all over sweat-wet feeling after you’ve just had a nice shower and felt all clean. Growing up here, I’m used to it, but it can definitely mess with your

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A Cup of Enlightenment

Enlightenment. You might see people throwing that word around in blogs…on facebook…and I used to wonder what they were referring to when they connected “enlightenment” to food. I had always thought of enlightenment as this Ah-HA! Moment… something more than a yoda bumper sticker…something that clicks…and suddenly makes sense…you are going along on your path with all these different things going on and then suddenly…something happens…and Ah-HA! Now you get it.  Now you understand why.  Now it all makes sense.  Everything is so much clearer.  But my “enlightenment” outside of my relationship with God had never had anything to do

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A REAL Model

I have been learning so much every day as I prepare for my bikini competition.  One thing I’d like to touch on is “diet” and just how incredible raw foods are…I keep reading post after post from some fitness competitors online about how after a show they binge and they gain all of this weight back and they can’t help themselves and how awful it is etc etc etc. With a raw foods lifestyle, that doesn’t happen. The foods I am eating now are the very same foods I’ll eat after the competition. I’m not eating 2 dozen egg whites and

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Raw and Sexy Camping!

I had an amazing weekend camping under the stars in Tolland State Forest located in Massachusetts…it’s been a while since I spent so much time outside and I loved every minute of it.  It felt so great to unplug from computers, phones and tv for three days. I woke up with the sun streaming into the tent every morning… Our camping friends happened to have a power source, so I was able to use their blender to make lots of smoothies!  Here was my absolute favorite: This smoothie had 2 avocados, blueberries, strawberries, banana, organic ground vanilla, lemon juice, spirulina, and

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