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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Do the best in unpredictable times

Here are some tools for doing our best, and eating our best during unpredictable times!

So it is Spring here in New York and is April 8th today - 2 days to my birthday. This time last year I was out in Central Park in a dress and it was lovely and warm. This year I am rugged up as it is still quite chilly outside. On the last day of March, when New Yorkers woke up, we were all shocked that it is snowing outside! What the?! I do appreciate the beautiful snow that's for sure!!

This unpredictable snow inspired this blog post. 

It goes with how things happen in our life that we just don't expect. And we have to eat the best we can given the circumstances! If we wait to feel right before starting a healthy diet we can wait forever! And it's usually through the stressful times that we grab junk food!

Same goes with waiting to make more money before eating healthier; we can at least grab a few things that do not have to be organic and incorporate them into the lifestyle now, like lemon for lemon water. It is amazing the difference having a lemon water every morning can have on our bodies.

I use to binge on junk food when I was stressed. Now I have new tools, and when I'm stressed I'll bake some cookies, or fry some potatoes, or make a smoothie or juice. I no longer live inside the vicious cycle of junk food. How soothing is baking when we are going through a stressful time? But not baking something with bleached flour or refined sugar - these ingredients intuitively can give our body anxiety as our body knows they are NOT GOOD and are very hard for the body to digest.

Everyday on the news something new is happening in the world. We never really know what can happen each day, and so we are living in unpredictable times. We do know we love mystery and that's part of being human. 

So we just do the very best we can under any situation at any point in our life. Things are always changing and we cannot predict all the changes that happen in our lives like the weather!  

After living the Earth Diet for long enough,  you will get a new set of skills for dealing with change in life when it comes to eating. You will want to nourish your body at all times - especially through the more difficult times! Now through difficult times I am more aware that my body will need more Vitamin C to keep my immune system strong - so I will drink more lemon water, eat more oranges and make orange juice.

I designed a 7 and 21 day nourishment program for this reason. If you are going through an unpredictable time and want some guidance, try this program, print it out and stick to it the best you can. You will feel supported with the intention to nourish your body. 

And here are my 2 favorite nourishing recipes:

Protein Berry Chocolate Smoothie - this is one of my favorite right now because it is loaded with antioxidants and provides so much energy. It is also very easy to make just adding all ingredients into a blender and mixing - less than 7 minutes to make! Here is recipe:

Chocolate Beet Cakes - it is so soothing to make this from scratch and then wait for them while they are in the oven. The entire process is enjoyable and relaxing. And the cacao powder is high in antioxidants, boosting our mood, while the beet provides a nice cleanse for the body. Here is the recipe:

Do your best, an if you don't feel like you are doing your best, go do something right now like drink a glass of water or eat an orange to affirm you are nourishing your body - no matter what! It is easier said then done, but once done it feels so fulfilling. 

203 days to book launch!

Love Liana

P.S I opened Eckhart Tolle's book "The Power of Now" with the intention to get something to include in this blog, and here is what I got,
"Whenever any kind of disaster strikes, or something goes seriously "wrong" - illness, disability, loss of home or fortune or of a social defined identity, breakup of a close relationship, death or suffering of a loved one, or your own impending death - know that there is another side to it, that you are just one step away from something incredible: a complete alchemical transmutation of the base metal of pain and suffering into gold. That one step is called surrender. I do not mean to say that you will become happy in such a situation. You will not. But fear and pain will become transmuted into an inner peace and serenity that come from a very deep place. Your first chance is to surrender each moment to the reality of that moment. Knowing that what is cannot be undone because it already is - you say yes to what is or accept what isn't. Then you do what you have to do, whatever the situation requires. If you abide in this state of acceptance, you create no more negativity, no more suffering, no more unhappiness. You then live in a state of nonresistance, a state of grace and lightness, free of struggle."

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