Quality of Life

Some people like to say, "Eat well, do good, get exercise, and die anyway," as some sort of excuse for partying, being unhealthy and/or being inconsiderate. This logic has no place in a happy, fulfilling and successful life. Regardless of when you die, you want the life you live today, and tomorrow to be the best life you can possibly have. There is no excuse for not doing the best for yourself and the best you can for those you love. Even if I were going to die in six months, I still would continue my diet exactly as I do (if not do even better) because I want the highest quality for my life. The quantity is quite irrelevant.

~Raederle Phoenix Jacot

"Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?" ~ M. C. Escher

Friday, November 05, 2010


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October 28th 2010

I knew what it meant to be constipated at the age of six years old. TMI? Undoubtedly, but I want to help others w(cont) http://tiny.cc/q6xf5

"Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional." – Max Lucade

Is the Earth overpopulated with humans? Who said it is & who says it isn't? What is this information based on? http://tiny.cc/84zoy

"What in your brain separates the pleasurable adrenaline high of a horror film..." What? There is nothing pleasurable about that sensation!

I think I've developed my dislike of horror movies due to my uncanny level of creativity & imagination. For me, watching IS experiencing.

I just read the article that a friend posted; http://tiny.cc/aolsm about the human response to horror movi (cont) http://amplify.com/u/e7hf

Response; I've been slowing sneaking greens into my smoothies & it seems to be working. Fruit flavor can hide a lot! :D

There was a period of time when I was 16 where my jaw frequently locked up. One day, I couldn't open my mouth at (cont) http://tiny.cc/1v39i

Breakfast: Yellow mango, banana nutmilk smoothie (with added spinach for nutrition), raw cashew nut "bread," & bell pepper.

Brunch: raw granola (buckwheat oats, raisins, banana & home-made raw cashew milk) See what I'm eating here: http://tiny.cc/xxxcc

This morning I had delicious cashew nutbread & yesterday I had seed chips with avocados. Are you excited by your diet? http://tiny.cc/2qrij

It's a serious dream of mine, as a freelance artist, to become a board game illustrator. http://tiny.cc/zk1a3

"Beyond that, I was always tired, nearly always depressed, and I knew there had to be an answer out there somewhere." http://tiny.cc/lbru5

My husband points out that the artwork that I chose for my daily raw log doesn't exactly mesh with the them (cont) http://amplify.com/u/e40l

Response: http://amplify.com/u/e2yj Well, you make a good point yet again! At the moment I admit I feel that I want to feed my kids 95% raw

If you've heard the term "digital painting" but are clueless as to what it means, read this: http://tiny.cc/byuur

Why is it that everyone is always so happy and uplifting at raw food potlucks? http://tiny.cc/pbhm2

Response to a tweet: Oh! This dancing like a palm tree thing seems like it could be fun! It should be added into yoga classes everywhere.

Someone tells me they are avoiding agave nectar: Glad to hear! Agave nectar was probably hyped up initially because someone saw potential profit; not health benefit.

October 29th 2010

Response: If you love vegetables, it makes it much easier to go onto a raw diet. But hey, I managed it & I don't even like most raw vegetables!

Tips & tricks for making delicious healthy smoothies, photos of my daily meals, recipes & yum. http://tiny.cc/p8tt6

It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Most eco-friendly products aren't as green as they claim to be: About 4.5 percent of the 5296 products surveyed we... http://bit.ly/aYGPD3

Response: I have noticed in the past that writing down goals helps a lot; I should start doing it again. Thanks for reminding me! :D

I'm thinking about creating a raw Halloween treat to celebrate. Any suggestions? Considering "Hint of Pumpkin Cupcakes" or something.

Response: For an even more epic foodie afternoon, try a raw food potluck. Look for a group that meets nearby on meetup.com - It's amazing.

I've noticed that people warm up to becoming raw the more raw food dishes they learn to prepare. Raw food is rich in flavor!

Response: I've noticed that short workouts throughout the day do me good. That's why I came up with this plan: http://tiny.cc/pc3ba

I've learned that pain during a workout usually means I'm not breathing deeply enough; yoga is great for breathing training.

I used to get really severe stomach aches each & every morning when I was sixteen. It was rough since the doctor couldn't help.

Purge unneeded things. Junk can be stressful. Unload closets. Give them away, donate, re-gift – anything, just so you get rid of them.

This Halloween, don't feed children candy that will harm their immune system & make them hyper. Sweet & healthy: http://tiny.cc/iri0glj8f4

Plants, according to my research, have more usable protein than meat & fish. I've started building more muscle since I went raw.

Response: You know you can make chocolate fudge brownies without baking anything at all & have it come out delicious? It's much healthier.

October 30th 2010

"You have no choice but to be yourself – You can do it reluctantly, or proudly."

Response: I actually log everything I eat; thought it might interest you: http://raw-food-log.blogspot.com

Response: So I'm hoping this banana icecream doesn't have sugar added. I've learned that fruit is sweet enough on its own.

Perhaps I ought to be eating more fresh parsley. I love herbs! Been eating a lot thyme & oregano lately.

Response: For the headache; try making a smoothie of Peppermint, Betony (an herb), carrots (with green tops) & kale. Tastes bad, but helps.

Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before. – James Buckham

Bananas can help you quit smoking with their Vit A1, C, B6 & B12, along w/potassium, helps those trying to quit from nicotine withdrawal.

Response: How about making your self some raw chocolate treats? Like these: http://tiny.cc/blk0l (There is a #video demo by me.)

Health Reform: I think it's meaningless either way. The general medical of the western world doesn't help. (cont) http://amplify.com/u/e89p

Some people like to say, "Eat well, do good, get exercise, and die anyway," as some sort of excuse for part (cont) http://amplify.com/u/e88w

October 31st 2010

Total: $31.00 at the farmer's market: (all organic) 3 peaches, 2 apples, 1 large bunch of the original conc (cont) http://amplify.com/u/ebk7

Everyday we're killing ourselves, our friends, our families & our planet. http://tiny.cc/n4jse

Great speech: Listening & Learning right now from Vandana Shiva http://bit.ly/bFL6FW RT

Response: Apple cider vinegar -may- be great for fighting candida, but I suffered for years; quitting refined sugar is the cure.

Don't feed them candy for Halloween! Feed them this! Photos included: http://reallyrawraederle.blogspot.com/2010/10/recipe-pumpkin-pie.html

What did you eat today? I ate raw pumpkin pie, buckwheat granola, a slice of an o(cont) http://raw-food-log.blogspot.com

Act the way you wish you would act. We are addicted to our habitual reactions. Yoga is the cessation of habitual reactions.

"The power of fasting is not in losing weight during the fast, but in gaining control of your appetite."

I'm always careful about not over-training my body, but since I've gone raw I have so much more stamina & recovery ability.

90 minutes of activity a day sounds reasonable; doable even. I imagine stressful activities don't count. The hindered breathing would negate positive effects.

Recipes for Teeth Cleaning: Economical, Eco-friendly healthful & easy: http://dld.bz/vudh

Why not blend dates and soaked raw nuts and dip apple slices in that instead of caramel? It'd be much healthier that way.

So I've been a 100% #rawfoodie for 8 weeks now. http://reallyrawraederle.blogspot.com/2010/10/blog-8-weeks-100-raw.html

Wow! I just finished making (and eating a large portion of) a raw pumpkin pie! I'm so amazed! I didn't b (cont) http://amplify.com/u/ea71

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."

I'm going to be trying #nanowrimo this year. I "won" with 51k words in 2008 & "failed" in 2009 with 29k words. Going to work on book 2.

I'm thinking of growing lettuce, spinach, kale & assorted herbs. Seems more worth while at this point.

Response: That's what I was thinking! Who could say no to raw pumpkin cupcakes? I'll need to go to the store & get a pumpkin & a young coconut.

Making a smoothie right now: yellow mango, banana, peach, spinach, raw nutmilk & water that dates have soaked in.

Made my raw smoothie with two heaping spoonfuls of the raw pumpkin pie I made last night; came out wonderful. http://tiny.cc/1v5ey

"I'd rather be hated for what I am than loved for what I'm not." Me? I'm anti-corporatism, I am for progress, I am ecofriendly, and I am a raw vegan.

For a Happy Halloween don't make yourself sick on candy. Instead, make raw treats. http://reallyrawraederle.blogspot.com/p/raw-recipes.html

November 1st 2010

Working on my nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) novel already. Second novel in my fantasy series; here I come. I'm delving into my main character's past & loving it.

3172 words thus far nanowrimo – I'm feeling really pleased with myself an entirely entrenched in the flow of my novel. I feel brilliant!

4771 words already for National Novel Writing Month. Nanowrimo. I've been writing since 2:00am straight. I'm having a total blast!

Raw picnic potluck today on Mt. Diablo. Planning on making "pumpkin cupcakes" of sorts. Glad I got my nanowrimo writing for the day done.

November 2nd 2010

Question: "How do you write?"
Answer; "One word at a time."

Currently re-reading "On Writing" by Steven King. It's gotta be the best book about #writing on the planet. Informative, blunt & funny.

I had a picnic potluck with my husband & a friend yesterday on Mt. Diablo. Avocado wraps, pumpkin pie & much more – all organic, and all raw food!

Nanowrimo! Going to get my first draft for book 2 done by the end of November! What do you think of the series title "Daughter of Crystals"?

The creation of a digital painting; The Enchanted Mermaid http://tiny.cc/olt3wl8v5c Slide-show of the work's creation!

November 3rd 2010

1731 words today thus far, 9303 words total for nanowrimo. Writing my second book in the Daughter of Crystals series. A fantasy series by Raederle Phoenix.

The original concord grapes, with seeds, have so much more flavor. Seedless just isn't natural. *nomming on grapes for lunch*

Why didn't prop19 pass? Don't you realize how many people die over selling territory? If it were legal we could study it; tell doctors. >.<>> Not just vegan: It's also raw & healthy & delicious. You're welcome.

Breakfast Smoothie: blueberry, banana, peach, kale, broccoli, peeled cucumber & coconut water. Forget juice fasting: Enter juice feasting!

"What you think is a problem is actually a solution waiting to be seen."

More important than whole-grain is whether or not the croutons have sugar in them. Sugar: http://tiny.cc/0bqx89f6qs

"To for-give means to give something, with all your heart... give [up your] entitlement to being right." p.68 Steps of Essence

Discover 'who' you are and you'll know 'what' you need to be doing. "Know Thyself" has always been the key. ~Hanns-Oskar Porr

November 5th 2010

For your birthday you should have a raw cake! Delicious & no stomachache or sugar crash later! http://tiny.cc/wyvn5

Writing advice: If you can take the dialog out without adding three sentences of narrative, then both are extraneous to the story.

"Starving a story of detail can sometimes be a problem, but Annortextia is far less common than Obestiality." Chose your details! National Novel Writing Month.

Nanowrimo. Does your story have the right main character? The lead to choose is the character that changes the most throughout your tale.

1875 words written today for Nanowrimo. Thank goodness! I never thought I'd finish this morning. 11,247 words total for the 2nd book! W00t!

Restraining anger: Commercial for cookie bake-sales to raise money for cancer research. What bull. Cookies cause cancer folks!

Have you seen the “Glad” commercial advertising bake-sales & cookies to raise money for cancer research? Sugary white-flour cookies coated in high-fructose-corn-syrup is the sort of thing that causes cancer!

Question response: I don't have a publish date yet, but when I do, it'll be here: http://tiny.cc/jzt3n (My writing blog & info on my book.)

What you believe the world is manifests everything in your life. When you change your opinions and perspect (cont) http://amplify.com/u/ela9

Your body reacts to your emotional visualizations the same way it does to actual events. It brings new meaning to "thinking positively."

You are not what you think you are. Instead: What you think; you are. "We become what we think about," – Earl Nightingale

Imagine yourself truly happy for thirty solid seconds every morning & night. You are vibrantly healthy, alive & successful. See it!

Full responsibility for your life will cultivate success because it forces you to research the effects you experience back to the causes.

People accuse others of what they themselves are guilty of. Next time you want to blame someone, look inside yourself first.

"All of us are self-made, but only the successful will admit it." – Earl Nightingale

"Instead of achieving to be happy, happily achieve." - David Wolfe

“How to change the world,” A blog article on happiness & health: http://pitifulbarbie.typepad.com/blog/2010/11/changing-the-world.html

977 words thus far today for Nanowrimo and it's only 8:48am here in Walnut Creek, CA. How is your progress on your novel coming along?

1938 words today for Nanowrimo – I'm so excited! 13185 words towards my 2nd book in my fantasy series – Success is today & ahead!

Nourish your optimistic ideas; for they are the #divine seed of your limitless potential. Being your best self is not a goal, but an action.

Tryptophan, an animo acid necessary for being happy is damaged when cooking foods. Best sources: raw hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, spirulina, algae, bananas, raw cocoa (unsweetened, uncooked chocolate), etc.

"A change of diet will not help those who will not change their thoughts. When thoughts are pure, we no longer desire impure food." – James Allen

Build a fortress of positive thoughts around you. Make the walls of light so thick that not even the most subtle negativity can reach you.

Use your garden-mind to creatively rethink yourself. Build an image of your highest, happiest & healthiest self. Now strive for it!

"If we put glass walls on all the mega-processing facilities, we'd have a different food system in this country."

I suspect it's all stuff I already know, but I'm going to watch the food inc documentary just so I know what's in it.

Okay, so I am learning some things I didn't know watching Food Inc. I never knew slaughter houses could be THAT disgusting.

I think this point: Farmer decisions have been outsources to #corporate people in cities who don't have to live with the consequences.

If you just look at the employees of Whole Foods & how they are treated: compare that to the treatment of workers at mass-slaughter house.

Nobody wants to pay an arm & a leg, but is "cheap" good? Would you want to buy the cheapest car? No! You want something reliable & stable.

"Cheap" food is actually very expensive. Add up the cost to the environment (massive death of bees, for example), health costs, society costs...

Every time you shirk that extra 50cents for organic produce you're spending $5 to $10 towards mid-life surgeries (or sooner.)

Every time you buy a fast food burger instead of a free-range grass-fed burger you're endorsing crimes against workers, the earth & animals.

Every can of soda you drink negatively effects the creation of millions of cells within your body. Every can is lies & misery.

Capitalism isn't going to go away overnight. What you spend is your vote. Vote for local small companies. For the ecological integrity.

Capitalism will still be here when the sun rises tomorrow. Use your dollars to vote for farmer's markets, sustainability, and for family.

So you cast your vote at the election & made your voice heard. But are you voting for what you believe in when you purchase groceries?

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