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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It's been awhile -- 2011 now!

Happy New Year!

I have not blogged in ages -- for various reasons --

My last blog was my celebration of being two years RAW -- at the beginning of March 2010 -- I was feeling alive and vibrant --

well, and then things changed....

at the beginning of June, Paddy, my partner was badly injured in a rock-climbing fall -- he broke his back (3 Transverse Processes) and a couple crack ribs and major soft-tissue damage --

it was the scariest phone call I've ever gotten -- as when we got it, we still did not know if he was paralyzed or not -- (luckily he wasn't - and is absolutely fine now!) --

but, traveling over to pick him up (which meant ferry rides and all) and spending time in the hospital - meant that I fell victim to munching bad food -- it's not as if I fell off my great diet with cooked whole grains - no, I did it by way of French Fries and doughnuts --

over the next few months, through the summer, fall, and up til now, I've succumbed to nasty snacking habits --

and as a result, put on weight --

all around me agreed that I needed a little more meat on my bones -- and ironically, I was fielding comments left-right-and-centre "You're looking great!" -- "Really Healthy" --

but, I wasn't feeling healthy, and began to feel bad about myself, my moods and confidence were spiraling downwards and I KNEW that it was because of my eating habits - but for some reason I could not stop -- which made it worse -- I couldn't seem to find the will-power, even though at one time I'd pulled off 108 days of juice feasting (ahhhhh! nasty trend!) I was depressed, irratable, and was not fitting in my clothes --

Plus, lethargy was setting in big-time -- I wasn't getting any exercise -- and I was struggling to pull myself out of bed, and was exhausted in the evening!

I had but on about 25 pounds --

I started wondering what the difference was from years ago - when I used to be much, much heavier -- 160/170 pounds range -- and had no self-image problems -- one person I know summed it up well: "Because you're body knows the feeling of being supremely healthy....."

That was it.

the up side was that I got my moon time back -- a sign that I was too light before --
but I needed to cleanse and detox so much that the weight loss was a part of that --

So, January 1, 2011 -- I set to change this --

I bought running shoes and have started juicing again --

I am now 5 days in of juice and tea -

I would call this more accurately a Juice Fast rather than Feast -- drinking about a litre a day or less --

and I'm running each day (today it was windy and rainy, so it turned into a brisk walk!) --

Already feeling positive, uplifted and vibrant!



Enjoy the year!


Monday, March 1, 2010

It's been 2 years!

and that means 2 YEARS of me being RAW!

A day of juice in honour of this momentous occasion....

Weighed in at 97 lbs. this morning --

feeling great!

Love Bronwyn

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Happy 2010 everybody!

Here we are 3 days in...and I am in three days of a New Year's Juice Feast --
feeling the energy from the mighty juice!
Ushered in the New Year with a coastline hike with the family in East Sooke Park...where a double rainbow hovered in the sky!

I wish everyone a happy, healthy new year!

Love Bronwyn

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I've lost count...

So, I finally had a thin green (well, actually purple) smoothie the evening of Day 11. It didn't sit overly terrifically - partly because it wasn't the best smoothie -- so the next day I went back to all juice.

And I think I'm on about Day of liquid -- this morning, I made a thin Cacao smoothie...and ate a couple thin slices of banana.

I am feeling really good on liquid -- and will keep up with a lot more juicing from now on.

I have been reacting somewhat to my high fruit sugar content cheeks getting flushed...but yesterday I juiced with a lot of celery and cucumber - and in the process reminded myself of how I don't really like celery juices!

Have dropped some of the nut-munching, autumn weight I'd gained, and am feeling lighter and better!

Monday, November 16, 2009

End of Day 7! and The Work that Reconnects!

I had a powerful, transformative weekend --
I did a weekend workshop in Joanna Macy's 'Work that Reconnects' -- despairwork for expressing and dealing with our feelings surrounding the state of the world right now -- ending so powerfully and empowered to see and feel further the dependent co-arrising and interdependence of all systems on the planets - all beings --
Exquisite. Truly.

And along with me, I totted my juice.

Last night I was feeling the urge and draw to food - which I am, but not quite ready to take the plunge...and so I made a smoothie - a watery one -- took one sip, and realized i wanted to still stick to just juice and tea.

Feeling good in my body - way clearer -- coupled with the workshop, things are great!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Top of the morning of Day 4 of Juice Feast - feeling sooooo good!

Wow! Am I ever noticing the difference in myself, how I feel, how I'm standing, my energy, my clarity, my EVERYTHING....after just 3 days of juicefeasting -- and now here I am morning of the fourth....a nice cup of herbal lavender tea in hand, and about to juice today's juices in my beloved Samson juicer! The juice of today will be pineapple, apple, carrot, beet, ginger, kale -- yesterday was the same, except I used beet greens instead of kale for the greens part!

I am doubly excited as for this clarity as I am about to embark on a two-day weekend workshop in 'The Work That Reconnects' - based on the work of Joanna Macy, based on the principle of dependent co-arising and our inter-dependence on and with this earth......

Plus I have been busy, busy, busy....but doing good things....

One of the projects is an series of interactive performances that address the ambient violence of hate writings in washroom stalls...I've included the following two links to read articles/press coverage about them:

Plus tonight I am beginning rehearsals for a piece with 10 others that involves the idea of looking at the shift from capitalist culture to one that's far more human -- essentially "The Great Turning" -- should be exciting will be working with some ex-convicts on this piece!

And I'm even fitting in today a meeting where a group of us, including felloe juice feaster Constanze, will meet to discuss the possibility of forming an organic food buying group! -

Good Stuff...
Feeling so clear...

Plus I've added some upcoming Action Theater™ classes to my website...if you're interested, please take a look:

Now off to juice!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Day 1 of Mini-Juice Feast...!

Yes, so I was feeling it....
feeling like I needed a little digestive re-charge...
a little re-connection with what I'm putting in my body....

I had fallen into a bit of a rut...where I was getting little to no variety in my diet. Every morning was a warm (bordering on hot) smoothie of raw cacao, raw mesquite, 1 - 2 bananas, cayenne, sometimes cardammom, and then a spoon of tahini or honey or something to sweeten it.

I was doing a lot of smoothies -- or more like it, a lot of bananas -- I started worrying about getting too much sugar. I was having salads - but more occasionally - there was no juice to be seen in my diet -- and no green smoothies. I was snacking a lot -- namely ample amounts of heaping spoonfulls of nut and seed butters.....I was craving nuts...and couldn't really control my intake...I downed a small jar of raw cashew butter for dinner last week...and had even eaten a jar of peanut butter (organic, but not raw) over the course of a day-and-a-half. I wasn't feeling very on it. And I was putting on weight...albeit, everyone around me was saying things like 'you look really vibrant, Bronwyn' and 'you look so healthy'. I felt healthy...except I knew I could feel healthier...I had before. I recognized the pattern and rut. And so I am now addressing it!

We spent the weekend on Lasqueti...where I was able to re-connect with the sensation of having dirt under my fingernails. First stop: we went to a friend's yard and gathered a big bag of King apples, and before leaving, I picked a big bag of kale and greens that were getting tough (yet perfect for juicing) and brought them home --

Yay! Juice --

So today was DAY 1 of an impromptu juice got a B12 shot today!
Feeling good -

How long will I go? Not least today....likely a few!

Keep me posted on how you all are doing out there!


(The photo was taken on Lasqueti at the end of August!)