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5 SHOCKING THINGS YOU’LL FIND INSIDE A MEXICAN WELLNESS BAR

5 SHOCKING THINGS YOU’LL FIND INSIDE A MEXICAN WELLNESS BAR

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 […]

WHY EATING OUT WON’T DO YOU GOOD

WHY EATING OUT WON’T DO YOU GOOD

My poop stinks, and my skin breaks out; I feel like a gross pig and promise myself not to do ever do it again. That’s pretty much the after mayhem of a meal out, and I would love to explore a bit on why that happens: Food is information. […]

EMOTIONAL MONDAY: 3 FAST TECHNIQUES TO BE STRONGER THAN YOUR FEARS

EMOTIONAL MONDAY: 3 FAST TECHNIQUES TO BE STRONGER THAN YOUR FEARS

Healing and growing are like peeling an onion: the deeper you go, the more you’ll cry. So let not this process dismantle you, and just now, surrender the need to understand.

Hands up if – whenever something beautiful, loving, and unexpectedly good happens to you, you instantly feel like like you’ll lose it, or have it taken away.

That is FEAR, beloved, and I am facing it these days, too! Now you can see why I thought of sharing 3 FAST techniques that help us stay strong and centred in the face of deep-seated fears and hurtful thoughts 🙂

1) First Generation Thoughts: this is when you walk down the street, in your little bubble of fear, and start noticing things – CAR, BINS, FENCE, STREET, STOPLIGHT. These are all First Generation Thoughts.

Then you think: EXPENSIVE CAR, I’LL NEVER AFFORD IT; GORGEOUS HOUSE, MINE IS NOT AS GOOD, I MUST BE LESS THAN, HMM, PEOPLE DON’T LIKE MY TASTE, NOBODY LOVES ME. These are all Second Generation Thoughts. When you get to Second Generation Thoughts, it means you’ve started inflicted judgement, and therefore created suffering. So we pause, we breathe, and we GO BACK TO First Generation Thoughts. We train our mind like this everyday. Peace restored!

Altered space 💫💫💫 #TudyBoy #sweet #love #loveislove #peace #bliss

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2) Remember Your Divine Nature: and know that you’ve got God, or Life, or the Universe by your side. When you are facing your lover, fearing you’re not worth loving or fighting for, when you are vulnerably showcasing yourself in front of an employer, when you have to argue your case and take a stand for yourself, remember you are nothing but Precious Light; the Greatest Miracle in the World reminds us how:

‘…beginning with that single sperm from your father’s four hundred million, through the hundreds of genes in each of the chromosomes from your mother and father, I could have created three hundred thousand billion humans, each different from the other.

But who did I bring forth?

You! One of a kind. Rarest of the rare. A priceless treasure, possessed of qualities in mind and speech and movement and appearance and actions as no other who has ever lived, lives, or shall live.

Be yourself. Show your rarity to the world and they will shower you with gold.’ – Og Mandino

I thrive on simple 🌾🌾🌾 #TudyBoy #vegan #loveislove #issimple

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3) Listen to some radically soul jubilating songs! Because every now and then it all gets a bit too much, and all you’ve gotta do is still your mind 🙂 May I suggest this for the heavy hearted, this for the love birds out there, and this for those of you in need of some feel-good energy 🙂

CALM ME DOWN – YOU LOVELY MANGO!

CALM ME DOWN – YOU LOVELY MANGO!

Anyone who’s met me knows that I have a soft spot for avocados, unnecessary Yakinori take away, totally-not-vegan sea food, salmon and Italian ice-cream… I am flawed and have recently embarked on a healing journey towards observing (without criticising) and living more simply (letting go of […]

OCTOBER / MONTH OF ABUNDANCE

OCTOBER / MONTH OF ABUNDANCE

The uber-confusing, ever-cleansing and emotionally-challenging rollercoaster that was September has eventually come to an end, so here’s to a splendid October – characterized by abundance, a great deal of unexpected resources coming through and just an overall bountiful four weeks ahead of us. I am dwelving into October […]

VEGAN DISASTERS & LESSONS IN MALTA

VEGAN DISASTERS & LESSONS IN MALTA

Just back from an eye-opening trip to Malta, where I hardly ever ate vegan – and these are some of the things I’ve learned – cause all things (disasters included!) are lessons that god would have us learn 😉

Eating processed, acid forming foods (animal derived things that is) means your body will take a hit. And the cleaner you eat the sooner that hit strikes. I made it through 5 days of seafood/dairy/sugar-filled/gluten-full foods before coming down with an incredibly inflamed throat (because of stagnating acid lymph the body couldn’t get rid off), constant eye twitching , muscle aches and wavering dizziness.

 

Sticking to even a trace of your daily health routine (for me, that was fruit for breakfast, my morning stretches and daily dose of psyllium husk) + being exposed to plenty of sunlight (and benefiting from that precious vitamin D) will definitely help in withstanding a day or two of troubled eating. But with all that acid forming food coming in, the crash is bound to happen nonetheless.

 

My hunch is that – out of all shitty stuff I had for lunch and dinner during this recent infamous week – gluten was the most detrimental one. It’s just Mother Intuition sending off some revealing vibes – but I’ve come to believe it more than anything else!

 

THINGS NOT TO DO WHEN VEGAN AND EATING OUT

THINGS NOT TO DO WHEN VEGAN AND EATING OUT

Eating out can be tricky, especially when you’re a tender soul that deeply loves food and friends who lure you into committing deadly vegan sins :)) But fear not, cause this sweet lil’ post right here will give you a quick mental checklist to help navigate […]

SUPER QUICK VEGAN CHIA PUDDING PARFAIT

SUPER QUICK VEGAN CHIA PUDDING PARFAIT

Did all those insanely good-looking vegan parfaits on Instagram wreak havoc with your … life in general? Then this is the quick, go-to recipe that’ll get you enjoying one and posting about it all over the Interwebs in no time! (OK, it’ll be around 10 […]

CODEPENDENCY VS. FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE

CODEPENDENCY VS. FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE

To be with others, I must first learn to be with myself.

There is something beautiful and sexy about having friends and lovers in our life – something we so skillfully fear and more often than not turn into codependency relationships.

Why do we find ourselves so very deeply entrenched in codependency? I’ll go ahead and analyse myself; take notes and come to your own conclusions 🙂

1.  I am afraid to be alone

Being alone means I’m not good enough, right? There must be something about me that puts people off. Maybe I’m not funny enough, or interesting enough. Or perhaps I’m not that pretty after all. Hell, me has gotta be plain out ugly!

Reality: We’re all graduates of MSU (Making Stuff Up University), take everything personally and refuse to accept that we hold all the self-love we may ever need.

Solution: Be alone! Go to dinner alone, walk to school alone and go shopping alone until you’re so comfortable and at ease with being alone, that you can truly and unconditionally accommodate real friends and lovers in your life. Until you get radically comfortable with being by yourself, you’ll always find yourself chasing others and holding on.

2. I am settling for less

Okay, I’ll just go with it, cause even if I don’t really like it that much, at least it’s real and happening now. They’re kinda bitchy with me lately, but I am too afraid of confrontation.

Reality: We’re all sweet kids of God/Buddha/Life or whatever you want to call that higher self. We have an inherit right to live peacefully, joyfully and abundantly. Trusting ourselves to be deserving and worthy of it is the only missing part.

Solution: Do mirror work until you can confidently affirm that you deserve all of your blessings. Know, deep down, that your blessings have your name on them, and there’s no need for competition.

3. I am content with being the victim

I never had many friends, anyways. I can work with feeling abandoned and miserable and ghosted. Nobody’ll ever like me or love me or want to be with me. Friends come and go, they never stay for too long.

Reality: You’re only content with being the victim because that’s what feels familiar. You’ve been playing the victim card – to cope and keep going – for so long, that it became sort of your second nature. There’s a struggle going on within, between the YOU who wants to heal and grow, and the YOU who’s simply happy staying the same. Love yourself out of the victim position and reclaim your power. It can be hard-work, but the victim-choice hasn’t been serving you too well, so why not choose again?

Solution: Those deep-seated dysfunctional patterns have their roots in the many experiences occurring throughout childhood. So revisit that time in your life and try to identify what first made you feel abandoned, unloved, imperfect. Why do you feel inadequate and out of place? Is it something your parents and family used to shout at you? Have there been people, back in the day, who convinced you of your so-called unworthiness? It sure was the case for me. Once you’ve identified those mental patterns, let them go. Just let them go. And don’t be afraid if they show up again. Healing happens at many levels, and I don’t think there’s anything we fully grow out of. Healing is a process, it’s continuous and will take you deeper and closer to the core every time you release imbalance.

AVOCADO SAVED MY LIFE

AVOCADO SAVED MY LIFE

Much more than just every vegan’s ultimate favourite thing to eat, avocado is also one of my greatest teachers to date. From eating my avo toast completely by myself, reflecting and getting precious personal insight to throwing avocado parties for my curious friends – this wonderful […]


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