I love doing one big meal a day. It helps me gain more energy and improves my digestion. However, I refuse to do intermittent fasting when it does more harm than good. Thus, I do not fast when I have my periods. I honor this precious inward time. Moreover, if my life becomes stressful for one reason or another, I do not add another constraint by fasting when I am hungry. Many times, I am hungry just because I am tired. Lastly, I refuse to fast when my habits are reset, for instance if I am on holiday without the raw food I am used to. Then, I take care of myself by eating what I can find and taking the time I need to source organic raw food.
A one-day detox, or longer, allows our body to get rid of toxins. It is both a luxury and a requirement to stay healthy. Maybe you will drink vegetable soups or green juices for a quiet day at home, to help your digestive system to rest and regenerate itself. You may even want to fast on pure water or herbal teas.
The best tip during a detox is to get plenty of rest, in our bed within a dark bedroom. Moreover, I gave up fasting during the cold winter months, to avoid shocking my body. Hence, when we stop giving food to our body, it uses all its available energy to care for the places within us that need a bit of healing. All our strength is thus gathered inside our body. This can make us feel cold or a bit weak. All of this is perfectly normal. Let’s make our detox time even more special and yummy by really getting some rest, many times during the day. May we avoid physical exercise. I love yin yin yoga during my fast. It is a super gentle practice, slow and graceful, which allows the body to stretch a bit but without hardly consuming any energy.
Body awareness is new to me. Thanks to daily yoga and meditation, I learned to feel my body, listen to my emotions and identify my needs. Today, I have zero tolerance towards abuse, whether self-inflicted or coming from another being. I am very attentive at what I put inside of my body, taking into consideration the five senses.
I never had any television at home and am so grateful for this. Even on youtube, I am careful about the content I watch. As soon as I can spot a hateful video, I do my best to avoid clicking on it. In the same manner, I avoid the saddest songs. I sometimes enjoy a sad track for their catharsis effect. However, once again, I am careful not to over listen to such music. Moreover, food is of course crucial in my life. Eating raw and vegan is the secret of my beautiful energy level, almost constant. Lastly, I teach my children to have a pure mouth. This means that they cannot use it to complain, play a victim role, judge people who are different or say hurtful words of any kind.
I bought a Tachyon pendent on RawLiving, after listening to the Kate Magic’s amazing interview of David Wagner, the pioneer of Tachyon Technology. I love internet and wifi , yet I am aware that the electromagnetic fields are not good for us. I am convinced that technology is going to evolve in an even better way, less harmful for our body. Meanwhile, I proudly wear my Tachyon pendant. If its protection against EMFs is not something I can measure myself, the unexpected benefit is that it is the perfect size to hold in my hands while I fall asleep 🙂
My friend, my sister, let me introduce you to a few Bach flower remedies which helped me. Beautiful resources to go deeper on flowers essences are available. My personal flowers are:
- Crab apple,
- Beech, and
My morning routine starts with a big glass of water and a spoon of Raw Reserve blend which comes from Raw Living. It is a fantastic mix of herbs, plants, seaweed, probiotics and enzymes. To soften the taste, I reward myself with a nice generous spoon of coconut yoghurt afterwards. Then, I enjoy my daily yoga session. Afterwards, I serve you to the best of my abilities, recording videos for my youtube channel “Claire Samuel in English”, for this blog and I take care of all the required editing.
Letting go can be scary but it is healthy. Letting go means old heavy things are going away from us, making us pure. After a nightmare, we can start afresh.