But, I’ll write more about that in just a moment. First of all, the Fresh Fruit Cleanse book release party was a huge success. We had a great turnout and a wonderful and magical evening. I gave a toast that lasted about a half hour but it was awesome because I got to share lots of stories from my life and everyone really said they enjoyed it. I let everyone know how much they have meant to me in my life, throughout the years, and it was really incredible to be able to let them know how special they are to me. We all have felt more connected in such a powerful and positive way since the party…it was so meaningful to me to get to share that special night with so many loved ones and friends. It’s a memory I will treasure forever. The pic I posted is from the party…I will post a few more soon. (I am drinking non-alcoholic Emerald Champagne…the recipe is in the Fresh Fruit Cleanse book, and, it is fabulously delicious) One of my friends actually came dressed in a banana suit…I loved it! I’ll be sure to post that pic, too.
Let’s see, what else. I think it’s awesome so many of you are finding your way to the Fresh Fruit Cleanse and True Yoga Blog. If you haven’t visited the True Yoga Blog, yet, you can find that here. I know fruit cleansing is a powerful practice these days so it makes sense many of you are searching and finding your way to the Fresh Fruit Cleanse website. There will be many more wonderful additions to the Fresh Fruit Cleanse website, as well. Like, a products page. There are lots of awesome products I would love to share with you. In fact, my friend Joe who owns Simple Apothecary, based out of Seattle, Washington, has offered all Fresh Fruit Cleanse lovers a 20% discount on their incredible Body Butter. I love Simple Apothecary’s Body Butter, and, my favorite scent is Lavender. Simply enter the coupon code ‘freshfruitcleanse’ when you make your purchase online and you will save 20% on your order. How fabulous is that! There is no other all natural cream or lotion I have found that is as good for your hands, forearms, feet and lower legs. Of course you can rub it anywhere but those tend to be the spots that get the driest, especially, the cuticles, lower legs and feet. The ingredients (Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Beeswax, Jojoba Oil, Essential Oils and/or Natural Flavors, Vitamin E, Pomegranate Seed Extract, Cucumber Extract) are incredible, no wonder why it feels and is so good!
What else is there to share about…oh yea…a local Yoga studio partnered with me to share the Fresh Fruit Cleanse with more people. They ran a special offering Yoga, the Fresh Fruit Cleanse book and the True Yoga DVD and many people purchased it. It makes me happy to know more people will be reading the Fresh Fruit Cleanse book. All of the nutrition in the book has been so beneficial to my life and I’m looking forward to more people benefiting from all that is in the book. Yes, there’s lots of great information about nutrition, but, there’s also much more. The book has many inspirational quotes and messages, as well, like, the quotes and teachings that have been so powerful in my life and I’m so grateful for being able to share all of that with everyone. It was such a blessing to be able to write the Fresh Fruit Cleanse book. One of my favorite quotes in the book is a quote by the beloved Sufi poet, Rumi. He says:
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all of the barriers in yourself you have built against it.” – Rumi
How does this relate to cleansing and being healthy? Well, so often I think we are seeking satisfaction or fulfillment from things outside ourselves, like food, substances, relationships. I talk in the book about how no thing outside our self can bring us that satisfaction or fulfillment. Of course, positive things in our life, like, loved ones, friends, healthy food and nutrition can help to enhance our experience of joy and everything else in life, but still, nothing itself can actually fill us up. We are filled up by realizing we are already loved by the great Source of life that created us in the first place. Someone once said to me it is Love that holds the entire energy of life and all of creation together. Some people might call it Love, some people might call it God or the Creator, others might call it the organizing intelligence of Life, some might just call it energy, but, it is the great sustainer of all, that is the energy that is really loving us through all people and life. But, it can only love us most fully when we realize how to love ourselves by being good to ourselves. That’s why health and well-being is a journey of loving others AND loving ourselves, as well. (many people have realized how to love others but they have forgotten how to love themselves) When we love ourselves through healthy food, people, practices like exercise, Yoga, meditation, we will know and realize how loved we are. Being loved begins with loving ourselves.
So, speaking of that, one of the best ways to love yourself is with healthy food…like lemons! I have been eating lemons regularly since writing the Fresh Fruit Cleanse book. I can’t believe I hadn’t ever eaten lemons regularly before writing the Fresh Fruit Cleanse book. So what are the benefits of lemon? There is an outstanding amount of vitamin C in one lemon, which, we all know is amazing for your health. Just 1 lemon has 74% of the Daily Value of Vitamin C, which, helps to boost your immune system and is required for at least 300 metabolic functions in the body. I add lemon to the Detox Blast Smoothie, which, I’ve talked about in previous posts. I now eat lemons, not just the juice, but the WHOLE lemon (minus the peel) about 4 times a week. And, I feel amazing. If you haven’t started eating lemons regularly yet, you’ll be amazed at how good you feel from this incredible and miraculous food. Lemons also help to boost collagen so they are great for your skin. Your skin will glow from eating lemons regularly. So, get lemons in your body and do your body good. 🙂
And, besides a products page, I will also be offering Life Coaching with the Fresh Fruit Cleanse. I know many of you are looking to make lasting changes in your life. In the book, I talk about how we make lasting changes in life, and, one of the most important parts to staying on a positive and healthy path is surrounding ourselves with healthy and positive people. In fact, one of my spiritual teachers says it’s best to only spend time with people you admire. How many of us do that all the time? He says to spend time with people who are more intelligent than you, stronger than you (not necessarily physically, but energetically/emotionally), people who eat the way you eat, etc. I didn’t always make that a priority in life, but, I do now. One of the sayings, that I also put in the book, is ‘environment is stronger than will.’ Many people want to make changes, but, if the people around you aren’t on the same path as you, it can often be difficult to stay with those changes. Finding healthy substitutes, things we enjoy, helps tremendously, but, again, being surrounded by a positive environment is really, perhaps, most important of all. So, the Life Coaching will support those of you who want to make changes make the changes you want to make, and, stick with it for Good. Because, ultimately, that’s the point…to be a positive Force in the world, not just with ourselves, but with everyone, so we really can make our world and the world around us a better place.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. I will be back to write more soon. If you haven’t become a fan yet of the Fresh Fruit Cleanse on Facebook, please like it through your facebook page wherever you are in the world.
Blessings of radiant health, love and joy…