April 15th, 2014
Written by Ka Sundance
For me, this is what the raw food diet is all about. This is the statement that is behind all that. Become better. Become who you are.
It is the manifestation of becoming better. In order to manifest shining, vibrant health, we need to make healthy choices all along the way. It is as simple as that.
We need to make more and more healthy choices and try to avoid choices and food that make us feel bad.
And this is very individual. What might be good for me, may just as well be very bad for you.
Trust your intuition
This is also why a raw food diet is just one way, one possible choice towards more health and light.
The good news is: You do not need anyone to tell you about the right choices. We all have a very, very clear feeling about what feels right, and what feels wrong. We have this built-in guidance system.
The more interesting part is: Why do we not always DO what feels right? Why do we eat badly? Why do we create suffering? Why do we choose to feel bad?
The choice is always yours
Understanding this will help you do more of the good stuff. This is where I can offer you help as a professional coach.
But even if you do not understand it fully, there is still always the choice. Every day. All the time. Right now.
Do you want to feel good or bad, right now? Well, then just go for it and feel good!
Give yourself a break!
The next good news is: We do not have to do, or achieve anything. The nature of life itself is, that it is evolving, learning,…. and getting better.
Scientists might call it evolution, but on a spiritual and individual level it is about becoming better.
And you become better naturally. There is no pressure, and nothing you have to do to achieve that.
What a relief.
Choose again (and again… and again)!
The only thing you can choose here is: Do you want to feel, to be better now, or do you want to wait?
Well again, this is a question you can ask yourself every day, several times a day. Even if you make a bad choice one day, you wake up tomorrow, and are free to start all over again.
So if you failed to eat as healthily as you wanted to today, then don’t worry. Enjoy and embrace your decision for today. Understand it, appreciate it, and enjoy with all your heart the food you desire and eat today. There is nothing wrong about how you feel about this food, as long as you don’t choose to feel wrong and bad. It is just food, just a feeling.
You can wake up tomorrow and be a new person, a healthier person tomorrow. It is all up to you.
The more and deeper you embrace and understand the “bad”decisions you made, and will make, the easier it will be for you to make the right ones.
All is well!
And when you realize this, when you realize that it is OK to choose a bad feeling, a bad food, you will become whole.
You will become who you really are.
Because in fact there is nothing wrong with feeling bad. It is just a feeling.
Don’t be afraid to feel
It is the resistance that we have towards this feeling, that causes the problem. We are trying to avoid everything that we label “bad” and therefore we create it over and over again. It is so charged with energy, with emotion, it is so big, such an issue, that we do everything to avoid really being in there. Really feeling it.
This is why we attract it and can’t escape it. Over and over again.
It is too big, too charged not to see it, not to be surrounded by the thing we are trying to avoid, trying so hard not to see.
We give this “bad” feeling, or food so much energy and create situations that always brings us back to it. There is so much energy focused on it.
But again: You have the choice.
If you choose to go IN there, not to avoid it, if you enjoy your “bad” feeling or food with all your love and joy, this is where change happens.
All the negative energy we have created around the feeling, around the food, disappears once we really go in there, and feel the feeling, instead of only the bad, charged stuff around it!
You realize that all these huge, big walls around the feeling and the food are just your creation. They are only as real and as huge as you think they are.
When you can manage this, you become better. You become who you are.
And here are some tips for you to take good care of yourself, so you can shine and become the best, the healthiest and happiest YOU!
April 3rd, 2014
Written by Ka Sundance
Florida… the state full of attractions. The vacation my family and I took to this wonderful state was an absolutely delightful one. Driving the reliable and comfortable car, living in some of the best places in the state and thoroughly enjoying ourselves, my family and I are going to be back home soon. We are not going back empty handed, but with a whole lot of healthy ideas and memories to hold on to.
In the earlier days of the trip we visited the Ever Glade natural park, where we got the chance to be one with nature. The swampy lands, wildlife and the kind people, all made it a perfect experience. We also spent a day at Miami Beach where the kids had their share of fun and games. We then went up north to Orlando, to visit the well-known theme park – LEGOLAND!
There was a wave of enthusiasm in the kids as we headed towards the theme park. It was a day very well spent. The rides will literally make you feel like you are flying, leaving you with butterflies in your stomach.
One of my favourite parts of the trip was the Whole Foods store. Fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, what a delightful sight! They had wheat grass shots, and even a massage chair that could be used by anyone present in the store. This concept appealed to me, making me think about the wider picture, if it could be possible to have a massage centre and fresh fruit juice at every nook and corner of every city to help people keep fit and healthy.
As the trip progressed, we kept treating ourselves to great foods like raw chocolate, raw ice cream, fresh fruits and veggies, salads and what not. The most surprising part of the trip for me was our visit to 118 degrees, the raw food restaurant that is located in Orlando. This place was a delight to the palette and the heart alike. They serve some of the healthiest and the most delicious raw food on the planet. Right from raw lasagne, to raw smoothies and desserts, it was a pleasure to eat at the place.
I am a world traveller, and I recommend this place to everyone who wants to eat out. It is a raw food restaurant, but beats all the common notions about raw food and serves the most mouth-watering food that there is in the country.
Our brief holiday in Florida was coming to an end. With a heavy heart, we were returning to our paradise home in Costa Rica. But in our hearts and minds we were in Florida as yet, refusing to return home. With a refreshed state of mind, we resume our daily life, in our very own city.
March 22nd, 2014
Written by Ka Sundance
Today we want to share an amazing recipe with you. This White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake is not only wonderfully delicious and looks beautiful, it is also raw and vegan!! Cooked food eaters are always amazed at how awesome raw vegan desserts can actually be and feeding them healthy desserts is a great introduction to the raw food lifestyle! You can find this recipe and many more, along with books and more inspiration at Shine On Raw, a great website by Rebecca Kane. Rebecca is the founder of Shine on Raw. She is passionate about supporting and inspiring you on your journey of personal development, enhancing the Shine in your life.
White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake
1 ½ cups of ground almonds
8 pitted medjool dates
½ tsp of vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
2 tsp of water
For the White Chocolate
2 cups of cashews soaked for 2 hours
1 cup of nut milk
½ cup agave syrup
3/4 cup of melted cacao butter
Pinch of salt
For the Raspberry Swirl
Take ½ cup of the white chocolate mixture
½ cup of raspberries
8 inch spring form cake tin
Squeezy bottle with a thin nozzle
Add the ground nuts, dates, vanilla extract and salt in the food processor and process until the mixture becomes sticky
Add water gradually if needed to make the mixture stick together
Press into the base of a 8 inch spring form cake tin
Place in the fridge to chill until the topping is ready
For the White Chocolate Topping
Place all of the ingredients, apart from the melted butter, into the blender and blend until smooth and creamy
Add in the melted butter and blend until well combined
For the Raspberry Swirls
Blend ½ cup of the white chocolate topping with the raspberries
Pour the white chocolate topping onto the base
Take the raspberry mixture and place in a squeezy bottle with a thin nozzle
Use the raspberry mixture to draw circles on the cheesecake
Take a knife and ‘draw’ a line from the centre of the cheesecake out to the edge of the tin
Then take the knife and ‘draw’ a line from the outer edge of the pan, into the centre of the cheesecake
Repeat this pattern all the way around the cheesecake
Place in the fridge to set for 6 hours or in the freezer for 2 hours
Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before enjoying.
If you make this White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake, let us know what you think of it. Plus be sure to check out more of Rebecca’s recipes. You can also get great raw recipes in our recipe book – 70 Best Raw Food Recipes.
March 13th, 2014
Written by Ka Sundance
There are so many kinds of diets out there that it is indeed mind-boggling. It seems like the whole world is trying to get started on a weight loss and get fit spree!
Short-term diets don’t work!
It is indeed a commendable mission for anyone to be health conscious and make efforts to maintain their fitness levels, however, it can be a chore to follow the strict methods and restrictions of the various diets. One can never be at peace if just following a diet for a short time out of the urgency to lose weight and look good, as they will soon tire of it and go back to their original routine.
Long-term lifestyle changes are the way!
The key to happiness, as we all know, is good health – and the key to good health is a raw food diet that provides a long- term solution to health conscious individuals looking to remain as healthy as possible, for life. Rather than telling you what you need to have, like most diets do, a raw food diet tells users what not to have and these include the six health killers:
- Dairy products, especially pasteurized cow’s milk
- White flour
- Artificial preservatives, colorants and flavorants
- White refined sugar
- Drugs and addictive substances such as caffeine, nicotine and alcohol
The raw food diet unleashes happiness and frees us from the additives and artificial ingredients and toxic foods that make us unhealthier by the day
Eat well and be happy!
It is a known fact that when people consume organic foods devoid of artificial preservatives, additives or chemicals, their moods tend to be positive and happy more often and they become more driven towards enjoying life. You can get an idea of the vast difference in the way you feel by comparing yourself after having eaten three fruits and three hamburgers on different occasions!
Raw food = healthy food that tastes AMAZING!
It is certainly irresponsible for anyone to flood their body with various toxins just for the sake of the so-called “taste” of them, that is, by design, addictive. Major fast food brands make loads of money by making people lethargic, fatter and unhealthy. If there is a fear of losing delicious tastes when it comes to eating raw foods, then this perception needs to be changed!
Raw foods can be just as, or even tastier, than these artificially created junk items. Fruits, nuts, dark chocolate, green tea, avocado, vegetables, etc. are some of the examples of yummy-tasting, naturally-occurring foods that are the main ingredients of a raw food diet.
And as time goes on you will certainly find that you lose your cravings for the “junk”, which will start to taste unpleasant and artificial to you, and crave instead the healthy real “food” that make up a raw food diet.
Find out everything you want to know about eating a raw food diet at TheRawfoodfamily.com
At TheRawfoodfamily.com, people can find various innovative, interesting, lip-smacking raw food recipes. Contrary to popular belief that an organic, natural and nutritious diet means chomping on celery sticks and carrots, this diet can actually be totally mouthwatering when its recipes are made the right way!
This website has been created by Ka and Katie Sundance, who are parents to five children and have experienced the many benefits of loyally sticking to the raw food diet.