Spring Clean by mary elizabeth

May 4, 2012 at 3:51 pm 3 comments

I’m on day twelve of a twenty eight day cleanse.  Last week was just juice.  This week is juice and smoothies.  Sometimes I’m hungry.  Sometimes I’m completely satisfied.  Sometimes I’m pretty cranky, but even girls who’ve just polished off blueberry muffins get cranky.  Sometimes I lose track of why I thought this would be a good idea.  But – it is.  Sometimes it’s good to make a radical change.  As I’ve said before, wishing doesn’t make one healthy and thin.  And bad habits won’t go away by themselves.  Any kind of improvement takes work – usually hard work.  And there’s half of me that knows that and just wants to rebel.  Who likes self discipline and being conscious about stuff?  Fortunately – the other half of me does!  The sense of accomplishment and pride that comes from succeeding at a personal challenge is a wonderful thing.  Nothing feels quite so satisfying.  And I always find that focusing really hard on one area of my life frees up my mind and heart to see some of the others in a new light.  Being all-consumed with this cleanse has given the rest of my life a chance to just fall into place.  Obsessing on juice has allowed me to realize that a lot of what I’ve been all twisted about lately just doesn’t matter that much.  What matters is taking care of myself, loving the people in my life and watching the clock till the next juice time.  This whole experience is a gift.

Speaking of gifts, why not treat yourself to our Pastry Focused Package here at Living Light this month.  You’ll come out of it with two certifications and a life changing relationship to food.  You’ll also come out of it having saved some cash because our founder, Cherie, is turning sixty five this month and to honor this milestone, we’re offering $65 off each class! Pretty cool and it adds up, believe me.  If memory serves, I love pastry.  If you do too, you should check out this offer.

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  • 1. livinglightinternational  |  May 5, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Great post once again – inspiring thoughts . Love that you brought in Pastry Arts while juicing . Visions of sugarplums in May?

    • 2. maryelizabethslife  |  May 7, 2012 at 10:13 am

      thanks! and yes – dreaming of mudslide pie. super yum!

  • 3. Rest Area by mary elizabeth « RawFoodChef  |  July 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    […] This week is a contemplative one for me.  With my daughter at camp, I’m on my own for ten days.  I’m actually camping for most of it – hard to believe, I know, but it’s true! And – I’m actually kind of enjoying it.  I have lots of time (well…all of the time) to myself to read and write and I’m in such a lovely place.  When I think of all the different environments I’ve been in in the last three weeks it really amazes me.  The colorful southwest and then the south for the first time.   I now get why Faulkner wrote the way he did.  Then Ohio and Pennsylvania. It’s all been so different and so beautiful.  And now I’m here in Westhampton, Massachusetts – a true bucolic paradise. It’s all green fields, red barns and white flowers.  And Northampton is just up the road and truly – it looks like a New England movie set.  And guess what?  I found a place to get green juice! […]


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