Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cool Stuff I missed my opportunity to learn to surf.

On an unrelated note:

Go to to learn more about Caroline. to find out more about Kristen and Caroline's Family & Friends Sangha Weekend.

Yes, it's that Propaganda

When people want to know why I am opposed to the majority of meat eating, I show them this:

I've been hearing that there are producers that are more humane. That gets into- how humane is it to eat another sentient being? But- O.K. I don't have so much of a problem with that. But current factory conditions... Most of us have this fantasy cultivated in childhood (I cultivate it in my own children, even now) that the pigs and cows live happily on farms with benevolent farmers looking after them. (This is their idea, I imagine, as they move their little wooden animals around in the recycled pink plastic barn.)

I'm guessing this "humane meat" is that stuff that sells at Whole Paycheck for $400 a pound. Well- if people did buy that meat and then use it to "flavor" stir-frys and salads- then it would probably be a huge step forward for health and sanity. But- I honestly just don't have much of a taste for it.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


After re-reading my last post. Well- I certainly have not given up fruit. But I eat fewer apples. I used to have grated apple, blueberries, sunflower seeds, banana and nut mylk for breakfast. But just blueberries, nuts and seeds works better for my sugars, and I've gotten used to it now and it is totally not a big deal. I've been doing some cooked whole foods- brown rice, lentils- doesn't work for me in large amounts. I've been eating some meat dishes- especially those prepared by Nilsu which are delicious and filled with veggies- great blood sugars, and high satiety.

Tomorrow I go to Yoga Camp where it'll be four days of raw foods, meditation, and yoga. Plus just a lovely time with my little yoginis. I will meet Sage and spend a little time with the powerful women, Caroline and Kristen, who put this thing together. I hope this coming weekend is beautiful and gentle and relaxing. When the kiddos wake up in the middle of the night and I'm not getting as much sleep as I like- Bikram can feel impossible. I've been drinking so much coffee. Tomorrow it's probably cold-turkey on that. I guess I better start glugging water now! We're having gorgeous hot weather, maybe the kids will get to play outside.