Thursday, September 30, 2010

Your Words.....Your Thoughts...

I know that this looks LONG....Don't complain!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )
Your Words Indicate What You Are Thinking...Your Thoughts Create Your World

Wanna hear more...????

This CAN change YOU ....IF YOU LET IT!

Will YOU take this challenge?
21 days is 504 hours

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Today is Your Day for a Personal Turnaround!


Today is Your Day for a Personal Turnaround!
by Pastor Gregory Dickow

Do you need a TURNAROUND in your life ... sadness turned into joy ...
poverty turned into prosperity ... adversity turned into a blessing?
The good news is that God is in the TURNAROUND business!
He's your TURNAROUND specialist. I want to encourage you
today with the message that right now is a perfect time
for a major personal TURNAROUND in your life!

What do you need turned around? Whether it's a financial issue
... a legal matter ... a family situation ... related to your health or
emotions, God knows how to come through for you like no one
else can. I want to help you learn to put your hope and trust
in God ... to feel confident in any situation that He will step in
on your behalf and bring about exactly the opposite of what
the devil had planned for you.

The Bible says that there is “power in the tongue,” and that the first
step in making something exciting happen in your life is to speak it.
See the the pdf file below with what you need to do to get the
TURNAROUND you’re especially needing in your personal life.

TODAY is your day for a TURNAROUND! I want to give you the
Scripture verses you can declare for your victorious turnaround
and the simple steps you can take to facilitate your TURNAROUND
any day of the week, any month of the year.

Today, you can position yourself for a turnaround!
Use this insightful tool to jump start your own personal TURNAROUND,
and let God intervene in your life in an incredible way!


Monday, September 27, 2010

Raw Brownies.....Yummmmmmy!

This is just one of the delicious recipes!
from Kelly Parr's blogsite:

bRAWnie bites
2 cups cashews
2 cups walnuts
1 cup cacao powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup maple syrup (grade B)
1/2 cup dark agave
1/2 cup water
1/2 vanilla bean – scraped

In a food processor blend nuts into a flour
add cinnamon and cacao powder
Mix in wet ingredients and blend well

Pour batter into a 9 x 13 pan lined with wax paper
Place on the lower shelf of a dehydrator for around 12 hours

Lift “bRAWnies” out of pan, remove wax paper and cut “bRAWnies” into squares. Place the brownie squares on a dehydrator screen for about another 6 hours or so.

Then dress ’em up with this “chocolate ganache” found in the ”Raw for Dessert” book! But once again.. I tweeked the recipe- just a bit!
Mix in a high power blender…
* 1 Cup dark agave syrup
* 3/4 Cup cacao powder
* 1/3 Cup virgin coconut butter
* 1 tsp vanilla

Smear on the ganache generously… and share with a special friend!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Think About This!

Fear less, hope more;
Eat less, chew more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Love more, and all good things will be yours.
–Swedish Proverb


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Let it go...NOW!

"Suffering is not holding you. You are holding suffering.

When you become good at the art of letting sufferings go, then you'll come to realize how unnecessary it was for you to drag those burdens around with you.

You'll see that no one else other than you was responsible. The truth is that existence wants your life to become a festival."

- Osho, was an Indian mystic and teacher


‎"All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another ...feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy."
- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Friday, September 10, 2010

Aim High....Reaching For The Dream!

I aim my passions in the direction of my interests.
I am living the life I want to be living. I am doing what I want to be doing. My passion is easy to elicit and natural.

I avoid negative people. I live my life with other strong people, people of passion and meaning. I feed off their energy, and they feed off of mine. We are all people of projects. We are busy with work that captures our imagination. I look forward to my life, to my work, and to my aspirations. I am living the life that I was meant to be living.

No matter what happens, I keep my head in the game. I look at the big picture and stay focused. I don’t let the world get me down. I am respectful and kind, but I won’t submit or deny my own life for the betterment of another’s. If I make a sacrifice, it’s because I want to, not because I have to.

I focus on keeping myself strong and energetic. I follow my dreams and let the energy of my natural passion carry me.

I can be my most productive when I’m doing what I love. I keep my passion and imagination strong by taking good care of myself.

I eat well and sleep well. I pay careful attention to how my body feels, and I exercise often. I feel the peace and comfort that comes with a healthy body. I’m confident in my health.

Questions of Reflection:

1. Am I as passionate as I have been in the past?
2. What can I do to become more passionate?
3. Am I living a life that is in line with my passion?


Hey YOU....Yes, YOU! :)

Don't play small!
Stand up!
Take charge!
You are doing yourself and others a disservice by catering your actions towards how you think others will react.
Instead, just be yourself, exactly as you are.
When you are simply being yourself you will attract everything that is in alignment with who you truly are.
You will be shocked to see who drops away.
Their absence will leave a space for new and amazing relationships to enter your life.
Just be you, and let everyone else do what they may.
You are not what others believe you to be, you are what you know you are and nothing else. Just be.
You will be rewarded for your courage with a life that reflects your true essence instead of an invented identity created to "please others".
Ahhhh, doesn't it feel good to just be!?
~Mastin Kipp

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Power Of Clarity And Purpose

Life will pay any price you ask of it! You have to ask intelligently, specifically.
~Tony Robbins

Monday, September 6, 2010

Free of Worry

My Life Is Free Of Worry.

A life filled with worry is a life that is spent in a state of despair. Worrying doesn’t solve anything. It is what my mind does in order to force me to pay attention to what it feels is an issue in my life. Instead of solving anything, I spend my time in frustration. I lose sleep and I lose my ability to focus on what I am doing.

I live a life that is free of worry for the simple reason that when I worry, my level of productivity diminishes.

Instead of worrying about the problem, I figure out what I can do about it. I write out actual physical steps I can take to solve the problem. I then act on those steps. Soon, the problem goes away, and the anxiety goes away with it.

While I’m working on fixing the problem, the worries are gone. My mind is content that I am solving the issue. After the issue is solved, my mind is content because the issue is gone. I am then free to devote all my mental energies on any problem I wish to solve and be free from the pain and frustration of incessant worrying.

By solving the problem, I let my mind relax and focus. I become more efficient, and I start living a life that isn’t haunted with negative thoughts. If I have a particular concern that I cannot solve then and there, I write it down for later. This lets my mind relax. It feels confident that I will return to the problem, and it leaves me alone. I am left with a life of peace and productivity.

Questions of Reflection:

1. Are you worrying more than you need to?
2. Do you know how to get those thoughts out of your head?
3. Can you pick up the worry eliminating habits that make your life more productive.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Keeping My Eye on the Ball

I keep my eye on the ball.

I know what I want in life and I’ve broken down the steps into manageable tasks. I know exactly what I need to do to bring myself closer to my life goals. I am not wandering or lost. I know who I am, what I want, and where I’m going. I am confident and sincere. There is no deception or confusion. My life is crystal clear.

As I reach one goal, the next becomes closer. As I progress, my ambition is charged and I begin reaching higher. I accomplish more as each year passes, and I understand the process. I know how to further my dreams and to bring them closer.

I see life in terms of the big picture. Little things cannot phase me. A small car accident is a blessing. I get out of the car feeling like the luckiest person on the planet. I smile, and feel my body. Everything is healthy and whole. The only damage that occurred was to metal and paint. My day is too valuable to be upset. I find the blessings in all of life’s trials.

Questions of Reflection:

1. In the big picture, what is really important?
2. Do I find myself being discouraged and upset too easily?
3. How can I overcome this and start to see life from a larger perspective?


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Resting in the Stress...

Stress is a part of life that I can embrace and enjoy.

Life is indeed stressful, but we are designed for this. We are made for stress, and a life of tension does not equate to a life of unhappiness. Just think of an athlete right before he hits a home-run. He is nervous, and the situation is tense, but never for a minute is he unhappy. He is where he belongs. He is using the stress to his advantage, and enjoying the release that ultimately comes with victory.

I accept the stress when I feel it. I realize that it is natural. I understand that it is my bodies way of coping with frustration. It floods my body with powerful chemicals that would enable me to fight. It gives me strength and courage. I could snap and attack if necessary. These are wonderful things. I appreciate stress for what it is.

At times I don’t need it though. The power it gives me is not necessary. The drain on my energy is wasted. My body does not know this though, and I have to coach it. I have to feel the stress building, recognize its symptoms, and calm myself down. I close my eyes, breathe in as deeply as I can, and let my mind lightly drift away like soft clouds. I feel the stress settle and the warmth of peace return. Soon I’m calm and the stress is gone.

I know that stress has a purpose and I appreciate what it empowers me to do. Without its role in my life, I would be a weaker person. I also know how to recognize it for what it is. I know when I want it and when I don’t. I am learning to control it, harness it for good, and ease it away when unnecessary.

Questions of Reflection:

1. Do I know how to recognize the symptoms of stress?
2. Do I appreciate it for what it is?
3. Do I know how to calm myself when it is unnecessary


Friday, September 3, 2010

Urgent Update: Dave The Raw Food Truck Driver Needs Our Help!

This is a public statement regarding the condition of Dave the Raw Food Trucker, written last night by his dear friend, Tresa:

"Hello Everyone,

Today I have some difficult, personal news to share with you. Dave is in the hospital. He has had a stroke, and possibly a heart attack. The encouraging news is that he's progressing well. None-the-less, we'd appreciate any prayers, healing energy and positive thoughts you can send his way at this time.

I suspect that you're probably just as shocked about this event as Dave and I were... So, I really want to explain "why" this occurred. Sadly, we've already encountered wild speculation from people, so, I want to clarify that, contrary to erroneous assumptions, this situation was not caused by the Raw Food Diet nor Juice Feasting; That's simply NOT the case.

I also want you to know that Dave is strong in his resolve to heal fully! And he remains true to his belief in Live Foods. In fact, he politely refused to eat hospital food; I watched as he calmly stated to doctors & staff that he would gladly fast on water before touching ANY food from the hospital that wasn't "live, organic and vegan." He has repeatedly affirmed that he will NOT be changing his raw food diet, nor his juicing habits. The doctors have thus agreed to allow him to have raw foods & juice at the hospital. Luckily we located a natural & raw food retailer near by called "Natures Food Market & Juice Bar." They've been such a BLESSING! I've been picking up fresh juice & food there each day for Dave.

Here's the truth of the matter: Dave has had a heart condition called Atrial Fibrillation for MANY YEARS, which made him a high-risk candidate for stroke! (This has been his situation since before he became Raw, Organic and Vegan!) In fact, the one final prescription medication he's mentioned still taking, was for that very condition.

Also remember, Dave was morbidly obese for over 23 years, which placed a huge strain on his heart. Medical practitioners have told us that it can take 7 years or more to heal the circulatory system, and reverse the plaque build-up in his arteries. To add insult to injury, several situations occurred recently (not related to his diet) which, Dave believes may have also increased his risk.

And, as if all of this wasn't difficult enough, Dave has now discovered that, due to Department of Transportation Regulations, he will NOT be able to return to work for the next 6 months! Additionally, he'll be undergoing physical therapy & rehabilitation. This is a hugely unexpected change of plans, which has Dave feeling some concern.

Many people have already graciously asked if and how they can assist financially. This has prompted me to reach out, on behalf of Dave, to any of you who wish to compassionately contribute to his recovery. This is the first time in Dave's life where he finds himself "in need" of financial help from others, rather than in the position to "help others"... and it's an uncomfortable new position for him, to say the least.

If you feel compelled to help Dave during this financially difficult period, please go to the link below and give your gracious gift. You need not be a Paypal subscriber to use this service, it will work with any credit card. This service will be active for at least the next six months so that you can make one-time, weekly or monthly contributions... and the funds are made available to Dave immediately.

Click on, or copy and paste, this payment link into your browser to make an online gift contribution:

Or, if you prefer to send a check or money order, make it payable to: Dave Conrardy. Please clearly note "Gift for Dave's Stroke Recovery" on the check, and send it to:

Dave Conrardy/The Raw Food Trucker
P.O. Box 544
Auburn Washington 98071

On a happier note, Dave should be out of the hospital soon, we will host the 2nd Annual

International Day of Juice Feasting on September 12th in Seattle as planned! He looks forward to seeing you there LIVE or via the web- cast if you're not local! (info is available at: (

I'll keep you up-to-date on Dave's progress, and we'll also be posting a video with details about this entire experience soon. Please keep Dave in your thoughts & prayers. Your generosity of spirit is so greatly appreciated.

Until we speak again, wishing you wellness and blessings,
Tresa (aka: Beauty, Elegance & Grace)
(on behalf of Dave The Raw Food Trucker) "

I Find It Stay on Track!

I find it easier to say no to distractions everyday.

Because I have a plan for my life, it is easy to say no to distractions and I am able to stay on track.

In life, there are many pathways I may take, but I want to reach my goals and stay on track.

Saying no to distractions makes me feel empowered.

It is important for me to put myself first. This does not mean that I am selfish. Putting myself first means I value my worth and that I understand that my priorities are worthwhile.

Sometimes it may not be easy to say no to a family member or friend who offers a diversion. Remembering that I am saying no to a distraction and not to a loved one makes it easier for me to say no.

Distractions are most tempting to me when I am tired and overworked. I recognize that this is my body and minds way of telling me to take a break. Taking planned breaks to rejuvenate my mind makes it easier for me to stay focused on my goals.

Although distractions may arise everyday, these petty diversions do not tempt me. I dismiss distractions because they steer me off course. My direction is deliberate. Choosing to stay on track is a good decision.

Self-Reflection Questions:
1. Do I occasionally let distractions steer me off course?
2. When I am tempted by a distraction, do I realize that my mind and body may be telling me I need a break?
3. How can I reflect on past feelings of accomplishment to help me say no to distractions?


Thursday, September 2, 2010

I Know Who I Am...

I know who I am.
What I think about the world forms the personality and outlook that shapes my life. I know who I am, and that doesn’t change in the presence of others. I am positive and comfortable with my beliefs. I know what I know, what I don’t know, and what I’d like to know. I know who I am and I love who I am.

I trust myself. Down to my core, I am certain about my life. I listen to myself, even when it is easier not to. My core beliefs guide my life and help me navigate the seas of confusion. I trust myself, even when others push me in the other direction.

I am able to reflect on my life, search out my deepest feelings, and figure out who I am and how I should live my days on this planet. What I believe today isn’t necessarily what I believed yesterday. I am able to grow, change, and learn. My core instincts guide me, and sometimes my positions in life can evolve. I am open to new ideas. Even though I may disagree with my loved ones, I never have to second-guess who I am as a person.

I have faith in my abilities. I can look inside, open myself up to their reasoning, and reflect. They may open some windows that were closed to me, and by doing so, change the way I see the world. Change is good, and we should be open to it. The more we see, the more we grow.

Questions of Reflection:
1. Do I let other’s beliefs affect my behavior?
2. How can I better trust myself and grow from this trust?
3. Do I respect my own instincts and reasoning?