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Vegetarian/Vegan

I’ve been a vegetarian since the age of fourteen. And when I started out back then, I was a very strict one, only eating fruits and vegetables. I visited the health food stores getting my veggie-friendly sustained release vitamins and non-animal product foods. Soybean protein foods took the place of ground beef and tasted much better and fresher.

I juiced my fresh fruits and vegetables at home with my “Hamilton beach” juicer. I learned about juicers through the “juice man” who use to do those infomercials late after hours. My mother even bought me a juicing book stating just exactly what each fruit and vegetable represented and how they benefited the body.

I didn’t drink any soda, and I still don’t, as it serves as no genuine form of benefit or appeal to me. I only drink natural juices that I can see through and I love vanilla milk shakes.

When I reached nineteen, I settled just a little, and without regret. I accepted eating only poultry, seafood (whiting/shrimp), and dairy along with my fruits and vegetables. I know some do not consider chicken and fish eaters “pure vegetarians” however I still fall into the category. I still refuse to touch anything containing beef or pork. I’m very careful checking ingredients in foods even if I have to call up the company for verification.

Bread is one thing that I am particular about. Most bread found out on the market contains mono and diglycerides, something I definitely do not want to intake. Vegetable diglycerides are alright but I’d prefer none at all. So there are only two breads in particular that I eat in my location containing only naturally baked ingredients.

For years now, more natural sources became a necessity for me in my life. Instead of resorting to on the market medications all I have to do is pop a vitamin. Advil use to be the only thing that worked for me when it came to menstrual pain or the occasional headache. I can’t remember how long it’s been since I took an Advil.

Much to my surprise and relief I discovered that a single probiotic capsule or msm (methylsulfonylmethane) tablet knocked out my pain right away and for a long period of time (the entire day). Sometimes I may need to take two msm tablets twice for one day if the menstrual cramps are severe. Turmeric supplements are even good for pain. And these three natural vitamins are valuable for many more other things than just pain.

Vegetables, vitamins and minerals may not always be definite miracle cures but they certainly aide in making us healthier and making us function better. They definitely do work and provide excellent results.

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The Rivers Run Deep/Swimming In The “Life” Of Luxury

Even though I was born under the earth sign Taurus I always had a strong connection to water. Aside from loving to wash, when I bathed as a child I would always spend a little extra time inside the tub playing with my Barbie dolls and my large balloon shark. My dolls would have swimming contests as I made strong currents with my hands around my body to see which doll floated through first.

Over fifteen years ago now, is when I had noticed whenever I ran the water at the kitchen or bathroom sink my thoughts would heighten and I’d received information a little stronger than usual. The same thing happened when I would take showers and till this day nothing has changed. Water serves as a vital source of energy.

I always placed a vessel containing certain elements upon my altars from the start, such as dirt, representing earth, incense, the smoke representing air, and the candle burning representing fire. However, at the time, I didn’t realize how the water genuinely played a major and significant role in preparation and spirit.

No matter where I am at, whenever I am near bodies of water I become super cognizant.

Fierce warrior orisha ogun and river goddess oshun have been around me for years. We go way back. Ten years ago, I received oshun’s honey-colored beads for protection from a Yoruba priestess. I gave oshun two beautiful tokens (offerings) upon my receipt.

Oshun is one of the “royally seated” orishas who occupies and who is venerated upon my altar. Although, particular innate spiritual inclines are very sensitive to certain objects, elements and things on their own. I still thank oshun for enhancing me in her rich “cleansing waves” of refreshment, and then sending out to me “streams” of her love.

Water is extremely beneficial to us spiritually as well as physically. As we all know, without water we cannot survive. It is essential to our life-force.

To me, to “get wet” in any way results in a blessing as it purifies, nutritionalizes and energizes.