Bob Marley's words resonates in me: "My life is only important if I can help people. If my life is only for me, my own security, then I don't want it." - Bob Marley Yesterday Alicia arrived from Sweden, to join our last retreat for the season. She is 18 years old, wants to learn about … Continue reading Alicia is Our First Olive Charity Kid
If I have a choice I wouldn't elaborate the food more than I have to, so that the nutrients in it to do the best for me. I wouldn’t peel or grate a carrot. I wouldn’t cook what is better for me uncooked. But, I would cook what is best for me cooked! When I’m … Continue reading Raw Food Isn’t Necessarily “Natural” Either!
A common mistake people make, is to assume that if someone is vegetarian, fruitarian, pescatarian (see yesterdays blog) or any other -tarian, that they automatically are healthy, but that's not necessarily true. Someone who eats popcorn and drinks coke could be a vegan. Someone who eats doughnuts and drinks coffee all day is an ovo-vegetarian, or … Continue reading A (Vege)-tarian Isn’t Necessarily Healthy!
We are shortsighted in the question of our individual origins, Our parents often being the first step along our calculating paths, Then our larger families, our hometowns, maybe our countries, Our first kiss, the broken heart, jobs we got, Those we lost, If only I had known what I do now. In the divine view, … Continue reading Forgive yourself, for you are eternal
At our Olive Retreats, I often say; "You don't need to be part of the culture you live in, think, and do what feels right". To become vegan was a decision I made as a mother too. I never forced my family to stop eating meat but they had to "order" it, write it up … Continue reading Vegan Is Not Only Healthy, It Is Right!
When I did my Yama-work (mind detox, see yesterday’s blog) the first time, it became very clear that I couldn’t support violence in any form. I tried to find out how I did that unconsciously in anyway, as a voter, a consumer, a citizen. Did I support violence indirectly? I saw many areas that I … Continue reading 400 Million Animals Are Slaughtered Daily!
To be vegan is not only healthy, it's politically healthy too. The subsidies to the agricultural sector in the industrialized countries is going to the sugar, meat and wheat industry. It is the major three groups of food that we eat that cause inflammation in us. We are using our taxes to pay for our … Continue reading To Be Vegan Is Politically Healthy Too