Day 104&105 ---> Becoming Younger

Wednesday September 30th
The scene:
Working....................a lot. Also keeping up with exercise routines - I am so proud of me! We have 3 different routines. My housemate Pammy leads us in a HotSexyBytch squeeze those buns and burn kinda workout twice a week; alternatively I do my superbly delicious sexy dance yoga; and 5 x a week I enjoy the newest addition (from my high school days) called Body Flex - super woman breathing for losing inches and oxygenating the body - a quick 20 minutes of glowing vitality.

Upon Rising: 16 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 24 oz watermelon juice; 8 oz OJ; 8 drops Marine Phytoplankton; 1 tsp merlin's magic root's elixir; 2 tsp lecithin
Breakfast: handful of grapes; 30 minutes later 1/3 package of white chocolate chip nuts (New product they sent me a sample of and I just had to have it for my mouth...I mean for the website!)
Lunch: 3/4 x curry power wrap stick; 10 chlorella nuts; 1/2 C tomato zucchini salad; 3 x peruvian olives; 1 T homeade sauerkraut; little bit of mineral rich flax cracker dipped in homemade fermented hot sauce
Dinner: 1 C tomato soup; chopped basil; little onion bread

What was Walker about today?
probably not a thing :(

What did I discover today?
Why am I exercising? Well I was kinda backed into a corner. This is the first time I've every been in a relationship with a man who has a 9-6 pm job. Our time together is supremely precious to me. Doesn't leave many minutes for feeling low energy, gas-ey and spending hours with on-line TV to recover from a day of work. Exercise is my survival move! I never knew I got energy from exercise BECAUSE after I'm done exercising I feel tired! But exhaustion is quickly replaced with peace, steady energy, and mood uplift.

Tuesday October 6th
The scene: Whew! Change is in the air. At work, at home, at the level of my insides.

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes; 1/2 tsp colostrum
AM: 16 oz OJ; 8 drops Marine Phytoplankton; 1 tsp merlin's magic root's elixir; 2 tsp lecithin; 2 tsp maca extreme
Breakfast: ----
Lunch: 2 x sunflower pate romaine tacos; handful sunflower sprouts
Snack: 1 x yoga bar
: 3/4 x bag cheesy kale chips

What was Walker about today?
Again, not sure a whole lot here is Walker-ific. Just doin' the best I can at the moment amidst the whirlwind.

What did I discover today?
There is a quiet voice inside's my strongest feature.
Listening and following that voice puts me on a path to a destiny better than I can imagine.

Here is my song for today:

I don't know the video being depicted in this's the only recording I found that was actually the original artist's voice...I listened to it without watching...

Day 103 ----> Becoming Younger

Thursday September 17th
The scene:
I hope you forgive my inconsistent blog blossoms. Tonight I heard something that inspired my 'working exercising loving tiredness' to the point of typing. THIS is it - I share with you because it moved me and refocused my energies a bit on what's really important.

This is a journal of song tonight. Here's another. This man's eyes...he's been to the dark...and come back with strength. He's not afraid to go there, to the point of heartbreak for the feeling. Rather dramatic, I know, but it's working for me in the moment.

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 16 oz OJ; 7 drops Marine Phytoplankton; 1 digestive enzyme; 2 tsp lecithin; 1 tsp Merlin's Herbal Magic Root's Elixir -- all BLENDED! Super RrrrrrrrAW Elixir!!!
Breakfast: few grapes; 6 figs; 1 peace
Lunch: 1 x bag cheesy kale chips; 3/4 C tomato carrot avo salad; 20 chlorella tablets; 3 x peruvian olives; 3 tsp strawberry raw ice cream
Dinner: 3 x power wraps; 3 T tahini; 1 tomato; 4 x super green flax crackers; 3 T macadamia nut butter, agave and salt

What was Walker about today?
Oh what a FaTastiC day!

What did I discover today?
Sometimes when we're tired, it's a purrrrfect idea to reach out a hand and let others inspire us.

And the final #4 Song Choice. Here is a performance that entered my waking and sleeping dreams over the last few days. If you'd like, Click on the link and Injoy :) The song is from 2:12 - 4:30 if you want to scroll forward.

We are giving birth to ourselves. Let's be midwives to one another through this difficult, yet exhilarating, process.
--Dudley Martineau

Day 101&102 ----> Becoming Younger

Tuesday September 1st
The scene:
Sexy dance yoga. I feel connected to the earth and my sensual self after this routine. Raw World workday. Been driving to work with Zachary, rather than biking, because temperatures in Ojai have exceeded 100 degrees for the last week. Dipped in neighbors pool after work for a refreshing and well-deserved cool down.

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 16 oz OJ; 7 drops Marine Phytoplankton; 1 tsp bee pollen
Breakfast: 1 x apple
Lunch: 2 C heaven on earth salad; 1 x japanese power wrap; 3 x peruvian olives; 1/2 pickle; 1 date
Dinner: 1.5 C tomato bisque from Ani Phyo (oil cut in half); onion bread from Cafe Gratitude chefing book; 1/4th pickle; 3 x peruvian olives; 1/2 raw cranberry crunch bar

What was Walker about today?
  • One of my honey's favorite foods is pickles, the others are olives and my tomato bisque. So this shows up a lot in my diet lately.
  • No snacks which works delightfully for me and my energy!
  • Drank water right after dinner and felt totally bloated (thirsty after onion bread). Had to follow w/ enzymes and some noni fire from Elements for Life - a pinch of cayenne in bit of liquid works too.
What did I discover today?

Q: "I love what you share. I know this could not be from your direct experience, but my sister is getting divorced after 33 years of marriage. I am at 18 years, and we are working things out well. But my question is, over decades we develop and change, from eating to desire to explore/travel. What have you learned from talking to others about keeping relationships vibrant?"

A: I so Respect this question because it speaks of Hope and Desire for being forever in love, while at the same time supporting each others' differences.
"In love" is a state of happy grace that comes at different times in a relationship...well, in TV and movies it's usually there ALL the Time, no matter what (pained grin). My research has shown that "in love" can be consciously achieved or at the very least encouraged and increased at every stage of relationship.

  • Authentic Interest and Curiosity in what the other is doing. Make what is important to them, important to you...AUTHENTICALLY. Do some research, impress them by asking an educated question. Then listen (without interrupting if you are talking to a man) to the answer. You might be surprised at what is revealed. If your partner is not asking you about your passions, be proactive and say, "Honey, there's something really important to me I'd love to share with you. Is now a good time for you to listen for 10-15 minutes?"
  • Make Love frequently, even when you might not "feel like it" --- because of what it Ultimately Provides for the relationship. If you need some inspiration, ask your partner, "Sweetheart, what does love making provide for you?" and listen silently and generously to the answer. You might be surprised how much you want to give after that!
  • Grow together. Find something you mutually enjoy, especially if it's in the personal growth arena. PAX programs offers co-ed courses, including a getaway for couples.
  • Expand your knowledge about relationships (asking the question you did was a great start!). Men respond to how a woman is being, and vice versa. It's amazing the shifts that can happen in a relationship when even just one person changes. Let's not kid ourselves -- We were not factory installed with this knowledge, and 'Love ain't all we need'. A few of my favorite authors include: Alison Armstrong, Deborah Tannen, David Deida, John Gray and Laura Doyle, Don Miguel Ruiz, and Byron Katie.
  • Heal past injuries. When we try and feel open and loving on top of pain, the end result is usually gross. An amazing amount of energy is freed up after a healing conversation. For deep wounds, you may benefit from professional mediation counseling.
A Healing Conversation:
There are different approaches to a healing's important that no one feels attacked during the process. One method I have found incredibly effective is coming from the perspective that no matter what happened, we are each 50% responsible for the outcome:
  1. Ask for a time to talk.
  2. Briefly describe a topic of hurt.
  3. Tell your partner how YOU (not them) were responsible for that hurt happening.
  4. Ask if he/she sees any other part you were responsible for.
  5. Your partner then tells how they was responsible for that hurt happening.
  6. He/she asks if you see any other part they were responsible for.
  7. Authentically apologize for your parts in causing the hurt.
Alternative #1: Do the process on paper, imaging what you and the other person might say. Healing without ever saying a word --- delightful!
**Alternative #2: Do a similar healing process with the person who hurt you OR a friend/proxy, rather than the person who caused the hurt. Describe to your friend how you were hurt and have your friend apologize, using similar wording.
You say: I felt neglected and unimportant when Michael forgot about our date because he was working late on a project.
Your friend says: I am so sorry Michael made you feel neglected and unimportant when he forgot about your date.

**Remember that we are almost ALWAYS 50/50 responsible and therefore empowered to influence a different outcome next time. Alternative #2 is very generous in that the other person pretty much just has to "eat it" and apologize without us claiming any part --- which is valid and necessary sometimes for healing to happen.

Ah! Feel the deep breathing return and the love being released from its imprisonment!

Wednesday September 2nd
The scene: Day at home. Organizing my universe of papers and emails, went for a swim, chefed - superfood green flax crackers, nori snacks, fermented hot sauce and cookie dough. Planning to go away for a long weekend and need to begin creating our rations for being out in the big bad non-raw world.

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 24 oz watermelon juice mixed with 8 oz OJ; 6 drops Marine Phytoplankton; 1 digestive enzyme; 2 tsp lecithin; 1 tsp Merlin's Herbal Magic Root's Elixir -- all BLENDED! My 1st Elixir!!!
Breakfast: 3 x figs
Lunch: Creamy curry soup from Raw Foods for Busy People 2; romaine leaves for dipping; 8 x peruvian olives; handful sunflower sprouts; 2 dates, 7 mac nuts
Dinner: 1/2 C sunflower pate; 1/4 avocado; cut up veggies around the pate including summer squash, red pepper, tomato, celery, radish. 2 tsp chia cookie dough with the addition of red maca and lucuma

What was Walker about today?
  • Bet Walker would have LOVED the elixir. Truly a magical morning experience.
  • Dinner was a fatty hybrid of a Walker salad. I took the inspiration of a variety of veggies, avo and used pate instead of cottage cheese.
What did I discover today?
  • "Manana Manana" - heat sure brings out the siesta in this face is one constant pool of liquid glow. Not in a good way.
  • Watermelon Juice is one of the best drinks for this heat. Stay tuned for a video on goddaughter is coming home Thursday and we'll get to resume our videotainment for your edupleasure.
  • My mama is a *Miracle*! She is truly a charmed web-browser. After many frustrating hours searching for vegan shoes, I begged for her assistance. Within 10 minutes, mama came through. Here's the site. The unbelievable $ale on $110 vegan shoes is $19.95 Free Shipping. Ladies...(or Men who want to be shopping Heroes for their gals) Christmas has come a bit early - Yipee!!

Day 99 & 100 ----> Becoming Younger

Sunday August 30th
The scene:
Farmer's Market followed by the Ventura Flea Market (like 75 houses having a Big Garage $ale) w/ Zachary's family. One of the best things about Zachary is that he comes with an incredible dowry --- an Amazing Tribe --- his family. These down-to-earth folks are so inclusive and love gathering for meals, outings, conversation, games, trips...It's just my style.

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes; 1 tsp colostrum
AM: ---
Breakfast: handful of green grapes; 4 fresh figs
Lunch: leftover Au Lac food. Chef Eto's curried rice; fried chycks; mashed pototes; and doughnut holes.
Dinner: tomato bisque; onion bread; onion crisps
Snack: 1 lb green grapes

What was Walker about today?
  • no comment ... oh alright. It was a rich food day that I think would have sent Norman Walker to a midday Nap-Time.
  • Ate with Family. Went out to lunch with Matt Monarch's papa and step-mama - we've adopted each other over the years...

What did I discover today?
  • The new onion bread is pretty darn good - but for me, cost prohibitive. I might suggest buying it once, getting sufficiently addicted (which is hard to avoid) - then easily make it yo' self from the recipe in Cafe Gratitude chefing book!
  • Onion crisps - ooooo - Funyons has officially been replaced with a far superior product. Textur-lific!
  • Watched Earthlings. It's a documentary about Man and Animals - with an in-depth study into pet stores, animals shelters, as well as factory farms, the leather and fur trades, sports and entertainment industries (Circuses - torturous!), and finally the medical and scientific profession.
  • Viewing this movie I know is part of my service to the world. Holding the Light of awareness and consciousness that brightens the dark corners of the minds of my brothers and's the least I can do for the animals around our pulsing globe.
  • Our hearts' are good, and our ignorance great.
  • My cousin CR said once, "I'm in support of people's freedom of choice. Go to the slaughterhouse, kill an animal, see the conditions. When you know all that choice means, is the only time you are truly choosing. Otherwise you castrate your power and hand over your choice to big business and advertizements."
  • Earthlings movie is an efficient way to get the true-to-life experience and make a powerful choice, like never before - our single choices add up, I promise.
Monday August 31st
The scene: Raw World workday. Brought my car in for brake work - fingers crossed. Made a new batch of pickles, onion bread and did lots of housey stuff. Amazing a woman's to-do list, eh?

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 16 oz OJ; 7 drops Marine Phytoplankton; 1 tsp bee pollen; 1 dropper maca tincture; 1 x echinacea supplement for my spleen
Breakfast: ----
Lunch: 1.5 lb grapes (35 minutes later) 1/2 C soaked/dehydrated almonds
Dinner: 2 C heaven on earth salad; 1/2 pickle; 3 x peruvian olives; 1 date for dessert!
PM: 1 x echinacea

What was Walker about today?
  • Lunch was Walker purrfect!
  • No snacks.
  • Because I planned out my eating day, I had one of the calmest mornings without the crazy munchies --- woo hoo! Peace is a great reward in my book.
What did I discover today?
I spent 4 cumulative hours the last few days looking for great support, vegan (I may settle for manmande), affordable, sandals/summer footwear. The search continues, but I'm steadfast in my search, although my resolve was challenged with the allure of $10-20 price tags at Famous Footwear. Anyone have any suggestions? I'm W I D E open.

If we are going to eat meat or non-vegan food, then let us perhaps consider the suggestion of Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet.
"But since you must kill to eat, and rob the newly born of its mother's milk to quench your thirst, let it then be an act of worship. And let your table stand as an altar on which the pure and the innocent of forest and plain are sacrificed for that which is purer and still more innocent in man."
Whew! Really calls us out to be our best...

With live food there is also a worship that can be upheld, which I think is Pure Beauty!
"And when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart, 'Your seeds shall live in my body, and the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart, and your fragrance shall be my breath, and together we shall rejoice through all the seasons.'"

Whatever our chosen diet -- Omnivorism, Veganism, Raw Foodism -- let us strive to choose LOVISM first, last, and always!

Becoming Younger ----> 97&98

Tuesday August 25th
The scene:
Sexy dance yoga is Back! My work-out buddy is done with teaching summer school so we have resumed our decadent morning cat stretches. Zachary was completely generous and drove me to work with my bike in the trunk so I could cycle home. Going for the whole not-too-much-just-enough-exercise-balance (wink).

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 16 oz OJ; 6 drops Marine Phytoplankton; 1 tsp bee pollen
Breakfast: 1/2 lb grapes; handful dehydrated flavored almonds (chili powder, lemon, nama shoyu, himalayan salt, garlic powder, coconut oil, agave/honey)
Lunch: 1 C Heaven on Earth salad leftovers; 1/2 mineral rich flax cracker; 2 x peruvian olives;
1/2 Life Force chocolate bar; 1 x Japanese power wrap stick; 20 x chlorella nuts
Dinner: 2 C Kelp noodles, 1/2 zucchini spiralized, tomato, red pepper, cilantro w/ spicy thai sauce from Cafe Gratitude chefing book; dehydrated onions; 1 piece onion bread; 1 date

What was Walker about today?
  • Meal of 1/2-1lb fruit, wait 20 minutes and then a handful of nuts...that's Walker to a 'T'.
  • Lunch has entirely too much fat - Walker salads are mostly a gorgeous arrangement of fruit, veggies and a bit o' fat.
What did I discover today?
  • WoW do I feel better after a good b.m. (short for p**p). At least once a day I'm reminded about the importance of colon cleansing and how tied into our well being that 5 feet of flexi-tubing really is.
  • While zooming by on my cycle, the majority of people I pass are 60-70-80 year olds - walking their pooch companions, jogging topless humming to ipods, glistening with sweat and summer, or just strolling along with a buddy in the silence of their friendship. Age used to frighten me. Now I covet its blessings and strength. Thank you precious ones...

Wednesday August 26th
The scene: Zachary's 36th Birthday was today...We laughed so hard that I went hoarse! After what felt like a gazillion errands around town with a girlfriend, Zachary and I went out and had a great time hunting for treasures in thrift and used book stores.

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 16 oz OJ; 6 drops Marine Phytoplankton; 1 tsp bee pollen
Breakfast: 1 x banana; handful flavored dehydrated almonds; sparkly water
Lunch: parsley/hemp tabouli; Rawviolis from Mary's Secret Garden
Dinner: 1 C Kelp noodles, 1/2 zucchini spiralized, tomato, red pepper, cilantro w/ spicy thai sauce from Cafe Gratitude chefing book; 1 date

What was Walker about today?
  • Banana and nuts work pretty well. Like dried fruit and nuts, if in small quantities. Otherwise it will ferment. Juicy fruit and nuts are best eaten 20-30 minutes apart.
What did I discover today?
The last few days I've been reeling with how to stop snacking and why it was that I was so out of control.
This morning I woke up, finally feel free of the "chomps".
And it doesn't feel like it's because of any one thing I did or didn't do. Just passed.
That's the way sometimes. I won't always be able to answer the "whys".
This pendulum swing reminded me that it's a good idea to accept the ebb and flows of my body's appetite.
I can tend to get anxious and tense after a mere few meals of overeating...thoughts like needing to fast, stop eating fat, go camping in the woods w/ no food for a few days...
When really what there is to do in some cases is:
Just surrender, be gentle with myself, and wait for the tide to go out again.

However, it was good to reflect on any potential areas of imbalance. I've made some changes and feel better. A few minutes of attention to our weak links can go a long way.

Day 95&96 ----> Becoming Younger

Friday August 21st
The scene:
Monthly potluck at my house! Super fun - one of my favorites. The energy was like we were all one big HUG-anism.

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 1 lb green grapes
Breakfast: ----
10am Lunch: 1 C Unbelievable Chili from Alive in 5; 1/4 C lemon pudding from Alive in 5
Snack: 1 x contrast cookie; 1/4 lb green grapes
Dinner: Plate of potluck food

What was Walker about today?
  • mono-fruit meal of grapes
  • didn't over eat potluck food! yippeee :)
What did I discover today?
  • pH plus Liquid Enhancer are the alkalizing pH drops I take every day. Why do I take them? Found out water is Acidic! Since an acidic condition is the favorite abode of all disease and aching pains in the body, I figured less of that would be a darn good thing. Especially appealing for its less than $10 a month price tag. Not doing financially fluent just yet to be able to afford those $10,000 water alkalizer/spinner/mineralizer/ionizer/gold plated/ least not so far this month.
  • And just a tickle for your brain waves is that any item in Green is a LINK to something. If it's a food/supplement, it will likely connect you to The Raw Food World and you can purchase from the site, if it would serve you to do so. At the very least you can read more details about the rather edgy stuff I choose to put into my bod from time to time.

Monday August 24th
The scene: Biked to work. Smiling the whole way. I'M IN LOVE! Me being who I am -- (and I think many women share this view...) a romantic relationship is the Source of my Greatest Happiness in this life. And when I'm in the sweet spot of my "love bubble" all is right with the world. Still Grinning...what a gift.

Upon Rising: 16 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 16 oz OJ; 6 drops Marine Phytoplankton
Breakfast: 1 lb green grapes
Lunch: 3/4 C tomato bisque w/ basil and chopped tomato (1/2 the oil in Ani Phyo's book); 1/2 mineral rich flax cracker; 4 x peruvian olives; 1/2 C salsa fresca w/ avo;
Snack: 1/2 Life Force chocolate mint bar
Snack: 1 x Japanese power wrap
Dinner: 1.5 C Heaven on Earth salad (I still need to make video of this one); 1 x Dreamy Drop - 1 part: soaked date, 2 part: nuts ground - leave a few a bit chunky, cacao powder, little salt, goji berries.

What was Walker about today?
nothing after breakfast... d o w n h i l l

What did I discover today?
  • Oh my Goodie Goddess! I can't stop snacking!!!! uuuuggghhhh! What a bummer. The last 4 days I'm full, gas-ey, tired and my face is starting to show the lack luster of fermentation and overeating.
Here's the process I walk through to find and attempt to strengthen the weakest link:
  • I check in with my emotions and I don't have much stress, relatively speaking. In fact, I've just made peace with many previously Very stressful elements to my life.
  • TV consumption is at a high. Food and television ALWAYS go together for me. After working and biking 3 days last week, I've pretty much been exhausted and just want to eat and watch the boob tube. Granted I've been to 4 parties, visited with friends, walked my pooch nightly, had a life...but much more down and out time than usual. OK so, Alternative Refresh Time is necessary in my life right now.
  • Then I look to my bowels moving and if I'm getting enough rest. Pretty good on both counts, but a thorough enema wouldn't hurt.
  • I look to exercise after that. Yup, getting maybe too much of that at once...which could be a cause for munchiness. Okay to exercise, but I should not biked on day 3. Days of rest and recuperation or different muscle group work out are essential.
  • Spiritually I check to see if I'm feeling connected to something grander than my limited mind. My meditation has been fruitful, but inconsistent the last few days. Hmm...
  • Lastly, I look to nutrition and think: YES! It's maybe been just too darn long since I've juiced and my body has run out of reserves and is scrambling madly for extra building nutrients.
  • we'll see...I'll start juicing once again!