Category Archives: Juice

Something Good

It’s raining. And not that small, light Colorado rain, or that Colorado thunderstorm that takes just 5-15 short minutes out of a day and tries to kill you, but real, get you wet, need an umbrella, gray sky, this might take all day, fall asleep to it and wake up to it kind of rain. We really needed it. This has been such a dry Spring. The only downside is all I want to do is stay home in my pjs, cuddling on the couch with my boys, and nap, watch a move, or read a book. Oh, let’s face it, when it’s sunny out the only difference is I want to be doing those same things in the backyard.

Fear of Writing Blog. Having suffered from about 25+ years of writer’s block, I have a soft spot for blogs like these. There’s something about being an artist, about having an open, tender heart, about being mindful and present, that makes you somehow more sensitive to fear and doubt–at least, that’s my theory, my experience. People who make art, feel it is their calling, love so big that the potential for loss and ruin can sometimes be overwhelming. I learned of this blog because one of my favorite bloggers, writers, artists, big hearts, Judy Clement Wall, wrote a post for them recently, “j’s Journey: Getting Personal.”

Prolific Living’s Green Juicing Guide. I haven’t downloaded this yet, but am going to because of the promise of “the only 10 recipes you will ever need for your green juicing journey.”

Marie Forleo’s Free Business Training Videos. Jonathan Fields blogged about this, and it peaked my interest enough that I followed the link. After watching the intro video, I signed up. The way she talks about the potential for women in online businesses was inspiring.

Animals Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before on Brain Pickings. This one is my very favorite.

from the book Menagerie by photographer Sharon Montrose

Risk Being You by Raam Dev. Wow…this is worth reading and thinking about.

27 ways to be an (even) better person & practically levitate with awesomery on Unicorns for Socialism. I might have already shared this, but was reminded of it today, and it’s certainly worth repeating. I really am madly in love with Alex Franzen and her particular flavor of awesomery.

Now What by Tara Sophia Mohr. “[W]e need goals, not because goals are themselves important but we can’t have an engaging quest without a meaningful goal. The goal provides direction, momentum, plot, in the quest.” Wise words, and this:

So pick your quests mindfully. Pick the ones that you think will give you joy, and moments of tears at the poignant beauty of it all. Pick the quests that you think will put you in deepest, most glorious contact with something larger than you. Pick the quests that make gratitude and passion come alive in you.

The pot of gold is not at the end of the rainbow. It’s here.

Amen, and thank you for the reminder, Tara.

You Don’t Have to be Everything on Metta Drum. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Daniel Collinsworth is a brilliant beast. In this post, he urges us to declare our freedom, provides a list of important points, including “You no longer have to feel embarrassed about your weirdness.” Amen. The light of weirdness in me acknowledges and honors the light of weirdness in you, Daniel, and you, kind and gentle reader. May we all be weird.

Cute Animal Break: Animals Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before on Brain Pickings, Part Two. This is my second favorite:

from the book Menagerie by photographer Sharon Montrose

Make It: Folded Notebook on Design Love Fest. Oh, nerd alert, I so want to make this book!

Quote from Ed & Deb Shapiro’s “Your Daily Chill Out”: “Like a young bird, you will have no idea how far you can fly until you spread your wings and just go for it.”

Quote from Tara Brach: ‎”During the moments of a pause, we become conscious of how the feeling that something is missing or wrong keeps us leaning into the future, on our way somewhere else. This gives us a fundamental choice in how we respond: We can continue our futile attempts at managing our experience, or we can meet our vulnerability with the wisdom of Radical Acceptance,” from her book Radical Acceptance.

Sloughing the “Spiritual” Identity and Becoming the Wholeness of Me on the Daily Breadcrumb. In this post, Sunni reminds us to give ourselves a break, that to be a fully realized spiritual being doesn’t mean becoming someone “just generally beaming sunshine out of her ass.” What a relief.

Procrastination.

Something Good

Charter for Compassion

This isn’t something new, just something worth reminding you about, and as important now (or more?) as it was two years ago.

Reboot Program Resource

“Rebooting” is what Joe Cross from the documentary Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead called his juice fast, and this website is inspired by the film. Even if you don’t want to do a fast, just want to eat healthier, be healthier, this site is a great resource. I started with this page: Simple Eating Guidelines. (P.S. This site seemed to be having some hiccups today, so hopefully the link will work for you).

Naked Mango & Veggie Smoothie

As you may have heard, I am contemplating doing a juice fast. In preparation, I bought a bunch of premade juices to see what combinations I might like. I tried this one this morning, and it was like drinking sunshine.

Sunday Services with Ronna Detrick

She describes these this way: “Smart, engaging conversation about topics that matter.” She’s talked with a few of my favorite people. It’s worth a listen.

Fiona the Blind Trash Can Dog Rescued

Last year, Eldad and Audrey Hagar found Fiona — sick, blind, flea-infested and covered in grime — in a trash heap in South Los Angeles, and rescued her. If you have been reading this blog for more than a day, you already know that I love dogs with my whole heart. I resisted watching this video at first, but was so happy I finally did. Yes, it broke my heart, made me weep, but the ending is so so happy.

GoD and DoG

I can’t share that story without sharing this video, and if you watched the one about Fiona, you’ve already got a tissue. Amen, Bow Wow.

The Art of Getting Creatively Unstuck, by Justine Musk

Yes, another article by Justine Musk, but like I’ve said before, she’s on fire. How can I help it, how can I not love her? How can I when she is so brilliant and her website tagline is “because you’re a creative badass”?

The Rule of H.A.L.T.

This is actually something from Alcoholics Anonymous, and I’ve also seen it used in the context of developing healthy eating habits, but I realized this weekend that it might prove useful to anyone trying to change a habit, take better care of themselves, learn balance. The A.A. intent is to keep yourself from relapsing as an alcoholic, but I think it would also work to keep yourself from doing whatever it is you do that’s not healthy, not in your best interest, would help to keep you from getting hooked by whatever it is, from giving in to old behaviors or ways of being that no longer serve you: “Don’t become too Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired.” It’s a good rule for taking care of yourself in general, enit?

Why PLAY is a matter of life & death

In a comment on this post on Unicorns for Socialism, I told Alexandra that it’s like the universe keeps whispering in her ear “write this” as a roundabout way to get me the exact message I need. I had read the original piece she references here, but the reminder was so welcome. Go ahead and ignore everything else on today’s list, but you should absolutely read both posts, Alexandra’s and the original. She shares the five wishes from “The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying” by Bronnie Ware, (who went on to write a whole book on the subject after making her original post). The top five are this:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself —
not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Assuming this list is utterly true, what are a few things you might start doing differently?

Songs I Love Right Now

I had a few videos I wanted to share this week, like a cover of Hall and Oates “I Can’t Go For That” by Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers:

And my new favorite song, “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris:

But that wasn’t enough, so I made you a “mix tape.” Have your own Monday dance party, be a one person flash mob, start a spontanious disco in the hallway at work. Enjoy! P.S. I apologize that there are a few commercials in the mix, but I wanted to include the original videos when I could: Songs I Love Right Now.