Açaí madness – that’s what April has been about. This bowl of goodness is basically sustaining my existence for now, so be ready for a really consistent açaí presence in the feed below. Not too shabby in the smoothie category either, eh? We’ve got taro, we’ve […]
We’ve gotta take good care of that pretty face of yours, so here’s a bunch of inspo to keep you smiling and shining and glowing and stunning!! BATH Without a trace a doubt – the best natural (organic, essential oils, fair trade, etc, etc.) soap […]
This are the foods that kept me alive during the month of March. I know, there’s nothing in here that I cooked, mainly because… that’s not something I do 😂 .
BEST THING I HAD: the vegan sushi (made w/ quinoa instead of rice) featuring pickled carrot that tasted just like salmon 😱.
UNHAPPIEST THING I HAD: the tostadas (in the last pic) which were too loaded, too salted, too processed, just too much for me.
BEST DRINK I HAD: the Golden Milk 😏 (basically the famous almond milk + curcuma combo, but w/ some other spices mixed in).
NEW PLACE I LOVED THE MOST: Selva Blanca, a tiny tiny vegan place in Providencia (Guadalajara, Mexico). That’s where I got the sushi from, and I also discovered a truly insanely good toothpaste (CocoSmile), plus amazing Kombucha. The GF cookie 🍪 I tried did not impress me, though 🙄.
As we move into 2018, I would like to take a moment and let you know that this website is a judgement-free space. Welcoming people with an open mind and loving heart. Let’s be nonresistant when meeting each others. It’s the way to learn and […]
Sometimes, we forget to live our lives. We’re too busy hating who we are…
Everyone holds pain deep down – it’s why we go to bed upset, walk down the road and sigh, give up on calling the ones we miss but begrudge.
I am still daunted by the many years spent hating my body.
So many sea getaways that I said no to, nervously having to come up with a blatant lie or the classical ‘I can’t afford it…’. Back in the day, there were little things that scared me more than the thought of my bare body in just a pair of swim trunks, for everyone to see. What was causing so much fear and distress were the jokes, nudges, and physical aggression I would see coming my way.
This skinny, unmanly boy was scared, and no one around me knew how to help.
Kids grow up to be anxious adults, who sail their life away in a dramatic pursuit of vision beyond just money and status – because there’s often no emotional/mental wellbeing support around.
My plea for you, then, is to take care of your heart and mind. Investigate the generational baggage that’s been passed onto you. My family has a long history of staying completely quiet about illness – physical or mental, equating it to shame.
If you too are being conditioned by such generational trauma, break the cycle! Know that this is your chance to heal historical pain, it’s monumental task but liberating and rewarding in the end. You’ll heal. You’ll start a conversation others have been unable to. What a privilege, and what a blessing 🙂
Cry, tears really are cleansing! Break down, let it go, through away those things keeping you down.
And above all, ask for help. Accept it 🙂
It can feel shameful – it’s not! Even if it takes days to muster the courage and mouth the words, even when you mumble and sweat and overthink your tone, asking for help will be a good thing. In my experience, people won’t judge, they’ll help.
After extensive research (a.k.a. daily visits and hefty bills into my local Verde Bendito) I can successfully report on the fascinating world of matchalicious drinks and healthy nibs in Mexico: 1) LOTS OF RICH MEXICANS – like, every time I’d go, be it at 9 […]
Every time you eat, ask yourself this: WHAT IS THE JOB TO BE DONE (or JTBD)?
What job are you trying to get done, by going out to the places your friends rave about, by buying the food you crave, or by getting the drinks you’re quite addicted to?
From my very own compulsive eating patterns, I have discovered these main jobs that we’re trying to get done when eating:
1) Emotional Jobs: that’s when you feel bored, confused, betrayed, stood up, broken down and so on. Generally speaking, we’re not equipped with the right (read healthy) tools required to process such ‘low energy’ emotions. They often overwhelm us, and food’s become the go-to option for the modern-day depleted human.
You can easily recognise emotional thanks to the guilty aftertaste they leave behind.
2) Social Jobs: workplace, school projects, friendly catch-ups, annual family reunions are all prime examples of social job generators. You do it only partly because you have to – truth is you also lowkey like it. Who doesn’t love living the IG ready life – cute coffee dates, a candid matcha moment, lush gelato stops, popping bagel brunches, and the lost goes on.
How can you tell apart a social job? By that poignant feeling of ‘Ahhh, I’ll look so bad if I say no. Like, will they ever wanna hang again if I don’t come this time?’…
3) Fear jobs: so many of us buy specific foods and develop certain eating habits out of pure fear – of getting ill, of lacking nutrients, of being less than, and so on…
You’re eating out of a fear job when you feel physical stress and experience a state of unrest, or when you mentally convince yourself you MUST have IT, no matter the price.
I have learned a lot throughout the last few years: loving my queer heart, embracing this slender body, healing abandonment trauma… Yet over and over again, I come across days and times when confusion and pain surge high. The more I look into myself, the […]