Day 63&64 ----> Becoming Younger

Friday May 29th
The scene:
Even more mulberry picking! The season is almost over for this particular berry. Little Shanti, my goddaughter (and your raw video superstar), enjoyed harvesting for the first time in her life...she wants to go again.

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 16 oz OJ
Breakfast: 16 oz veggie juice
Lunch: romaine; creamy dressing; 1 x tomato; 3 x botila olives; 5 sugar snap peas; 6 macadamia nuts
Dinner: Mulberries!
Dinner 2: 2 x bags of kale chips; 1 x onion bread; 1 x power wrap; 8 oz veggie juice; 1 x 'Everything Raw' white chocolate bar

What was Walker about today?
  • My liquids!
  • I am so proud of myself for veggie juicing. It hits the spot like nothing else. Thank you Dr. Walker...
What did I discover today?
  • Binge night! I would have had 2 x blissful desert bars after dinner, but I couldn't find the other one in my purse (grin). Maybe I'll find it some hungry day in the future.
  • After working all week and picking berries, and exercising about 2 hours a day, I found myself pleasantly exhausted. And famished!
  • My post-mulberry sugar hangover craved FAT. And for the first time all week, I appeased her appetite.
  • My main motivation for non-binging lately has been money (it can be expensive to overeat on raw food!) and sleep - my sleep is a miserable toss-and-turn grueling 8 hours if I eat heavy foods late at night. Talk about retribution!
  • Not much guilt here...interesting.
  • We'll see what tomorrow brings, eh?

Saturday May 31st
The scene: Nirvana at my Garage $ale$. After not being able to GO to garage sales last week because I was HAVING one myself...this morning was heavenly. Night time involved a costume party, live music, 200 people and a house in the woods. It felt incredibly enlivening. I happily snuck off early at midnight as soon as my Spirit said, okee dokee, that's enough for tonight!

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: ----
Breakfast: petite 'Everything Raw' white chocolate bar
Snack: small handful mulberries
Lunch: 3 T guacamole; 1/4 package onion bread; 1 x italian power wrap; few slices jicama
: 1/4 C guacamole; 3/4 zucchini cut into rounds for dipping

What was Walker about today?
  • Not very big meals - I definitely had energy after eating and wasn't bogged down by my belly.
What did I discover today?
  • Good night's sleep as I was pretty exhausted.
  • Here are some suggestions for sleepless nights:
--Celery Juice (contains melatonin)
--Walking barefoot on the earth (discharges negative ions)
--Reading (the eye movement mimics slumber time)
--Good phone conversation with a friend (empties the mental basket)
--Beat pillows or scream into them (emotional release)
--Cut out caffeine (takes 3 days to get out of system - disrupts sleep chemicals)
--Finish eating before it gets dark (body can relax and digestion can turn off)

Day 61&62 ----> Becoming Younger

Wednesday May 27th
The scene:
Working with the Raw Food World...Mulberry pickin' with some folks down on the farm. The weather is super inviting and I spend a lot of time beckons me. Tried a new exercise DVD this morning, for variety. Vividance; Reconnecting through movement and nature DVD. Again, super sensual and earthy. Yoga that moves is very attractive to me!

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 16 oz veggie juice
Breakfast: ----
Lunch: left over mixed green salad with extra dressing I made: nama shoyu; apple cider vinegar; tahini; brewers yeast; 1/5 C zucchini pesto pasta; 8 oz veggie juice
Dinner: Mucho Mulberries

What was Walker about today?
  • Veggie Juice: carrot; cucumber; fennel; celery; beet; beet greens - super decadent!
  • Mono-meal of mulberries 2lbs
What did I discover today?
  • It has been 1 month since my boyfriend Joshua and I broke up. I am not going into "diary" honesty about this topic. But I did want to mention it to you, my Becoming Younger family. He and I are friends now and it is good.
  • Since being on 'my own' again so-to-speak I have gone through many changes. One in particular I would like to share: it's about feeling lonely.
  • When I experience being lonely, the best remedy I have found is to feel the air, the breeze touching my skin. Then I connect with the earth beneath my feet. I am encased in this lovely environment that offers support and survival. For beauty I gaze at the leaves moving in the trees. Nature is truly my home, and it heals me.
  • This might sound out of reach or fluffy, and I myself am surprised at how much better I feel.
  • May we all feel at home, everywhere and with everyone!

Thursday May 28th
The scene: Sexy dance yoga, work at warehouse, mulberry pickin'!

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 16 oz OJ
Breakfast: 16 oz veggie juice
Lunch: 4 C spinach tomato soup; 5 sugar snap peas; 2 x botila olives; 1 x bag cheesy kale chips; sunflower green sprouts; 2 radishes
Dinner: Mulberries Madness!
Dinner 2: 1 T tahini; veggie pulp crackers; 2 x botila olives; sunflower sprouts

What was Walker about today?
Water; OJ; Veggie Juice

What did I discover today?
  • I'm not binge-ing at the warehouse! Yipee! What a victory :) I nap after work every day, and I think that is making a HUGE difference in how I am able to emotionally handle the stress of customer service. Exercising probably gets out my ya-yas too. 90% of my interactions with customers are fabulous...but there are moments that just kick my energetic booty!
  • When I gobble down a tremendous amount of yummy sugar (mulberries), my body craves FAT ---> probably to slow down the sugar being absorbed into the bloodstream. Do I need the fat? NOPE - what I need is probably less sugar :)

Day 59&60 ----> Becoming Younger

Monday May 25th
The scene:
Working 5 days the next 1-2 weeks to help out my work partner Jack - he's doing a cleanse and needs some detox time off. Been really looking for and loving PHONE or IN-PERSON conversations with friends lately. Super fulfilling.

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 16 oz OJ
Breakfast: 3/4 bag kale chips
Lunch: 2 C cream of zucchini soup from Alive in 5; sunflower sprouts; sugar snap peas; 2 radishes; 2 x botila olives
Dinner: Mulberries

What was Walker about today?
  • Water - don't get out of bed until I have it - not even at the persistent urging of my puppy wanting breakfast - water 1st!
  • OJ
What did I discover today?
  • I'm now convinced that exercise gives energy. Growing up I was very sporty - dancing, volleyball, basketball, tennis, horse polo, ranching, swimming, biking, rollerblading. I was an extremely active youth and young adult.
  • All that stopped when I hurt my knee Junior year and needed surgery. Since then, my activity level has been minuscule. My energy levels plummeted, but I never made the connection.
  • I started to label myself as a 'low energy' person -- "door stop dog" kinda energy. Over the last month I've done more consistent exercise then I have in the last 10 years. Funny how I never put Exercise & Energy together in the same equation.
  • Because moving my body was such a regular in my life, I never noticed what it gave to me and my quality of living.
  • Furthermore, I was playing, not exercising - the two seemed entirely unrelated! Now I understand that if I'm tired, it could very well be time to ask, "OK, how long will I need to exercise to feel energetic again?"

Tuesday May 26th
The scene: dance yoga in the morning. Potluck in the evening to welcome back a girlfriend who's spent the last few months in Mexico. We sat, ate, loved and watched the sun set on our faces...we didn't turn on the lights until it got dark.

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 16 oz OJ
Breakfast: 8 oz veggie juice
Lunch: 3 C tomato spinach soup from Raw Foods for Busy People; sunflower sprouts; sugar snap peas; 2 radishes; 2 x botila olives
Snack: 16 oz veggie juice
Dinner: Potluck with friends; pesto zucchini pasta; beautiful mixed green salad; onion bread and cashew zinger spread; mulberry pudding

What was Walker about today?
  • Liquids! Water; OJ; Veggie Juice
  • Eating with loved ones
  • Variety at lunch was really good.
What did I discover today?
  • Naps after work feel so delicious! Completely rejuvenating and relaxing. I think especially for us women, naps are a wonderful massage for our beings.
  • Walking with my dog at night connects me with the earth. Looking up at the stars, feeling the warm night air on my skin, seeing my dog become one with the smells and bushes. I use this night time to meditate and connect with my Spirit. Again, a very powerful time, particularly for women. The moon opens us to a power within.

Day 57&58 ----> Becoming Younger

Friday May 22nd
The scene:
Threshold Choir practice. Putting up Garage $ale signs --- having directional signs to my house made me think of something rather abstract. Without good signs, no one would have found the house and gotten what I had to offer - we both would have lost. The abstract question is: What do MY signs look like? What does someone who's about to approach me read Energetically? Are my signs clear, welcoming and colorful? Or confusing, dark and purposefully hard to read? I know how I'd like them to be, and I know sometimes they sure ain't that...

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: ----
Breakfast: 2 lb mulberries
Lunch: 3 C spinach tomato soup; 3 x botija olives; 1 veggie pulp cracker; little broccoli; 1 x power wrap
Snack: 1 x contrast cookie
Dinner: 32 oz veggie juice; 2 x power wraps

What was Walker about today?
  • Mono breakfast meal of 1-2 pounds fruit - textbook Walker
  • Lunch had nice variety...even though I've eaten the same thing 5 days in a row :) I don't like thinking about food all that much and this meal is so easy and fresh! I'll look for a new soup this week to give my body a change.
What did I discover today?
  • --- Wild Jungle Luv (nothing kinky). I particularly was awakened by the line this man said almost at the very end. "If I had the opportunity to come back after dying, I would do it all the same." How many moments can we say that about? He's obviously in his dharma and I'm truly moved by that possibility.
  • My overeating kinda fixed itself once I acknowledged it. I don't expect that gift every time, but woo-hoo!

Saturday May 23rd

The scene: Garage $ale! What a heartwarming experience to see the adoption of my stuff to new homes. Didn't sleep a wink last night, just tossing and turning -- combination of chocolate yesterday from the cookie I ate, and having so many excited thoughts about life. I lasted until the end of the $ale and then passed out for 4 hours.

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: ----
Breakfast: 1/4 C walnuts; 4 x medjool dates
Lunch: 3 C spinach tomato soup; 3 x botija olives; little broccoli; 1 radish; 1 tomato w/ veggie pulp crackers
Dinner: 1/2 apple

What was Walker about today?

What did I discover today?
This was Video taped about 3 months ago. Thank you to those who requested it so that I could get the lead out. My dog gets fed Raw Food, like me. Here's what I feed him:

Raw Doggie Gloop

[3 parts] - slightly changed from video

For easy blending do the seeds in 2 x batches with the chia
1st Blend:
2 C raw sunflower seeds
2/3 blender full of water
1/4 C chia seed (1 tsp per meal)
Blend and Pour out

2nd Blend:
2 C raw sunflower seeds
2/3 blender full of water
1/4 C chia seed
Blend and Pour out

3rd Blend:
3/4 C vitamineral green or any green food
3/4 C coconut oil (1-2 T per meal)
1 1/2 C hemp protein powder (3-4 T per meal)
3/4 blender full of water

Add Desired Enhancements to 3rd Blend:
1/3 C brewers yeast
1/4 C lecithin
1/2 T celtic sea salt
4 packets Goat mineral whey (about 2 T per packet)
1/4 C sproutein
2 C Veggie Pulp/Scraps - *best used only in smaller batches or it spoils...alternatively you can freeze the doggie gloop you will not use within 2 days and it keeps fine. I just started making veggie pulp biscuits (pulp, ground flax, little salt - formed into balls and dehydrated) for him to get the pulp in his body.

Final Touches:
1.5 C of the gloop (I feed Buckley Bear this amount twice per day)
Organic Nutiva Hemp oil - 1 tsp squeezed over the top of food when ready to serve
1-2 x organic carrots

We're pioneers with this Raw Vegan Doggie thingy.
I imagine we all just want what is best for our pets, like we want for our children.
With that in mind, there are short-term and long-term factors to consider.

Here's a story to illustrate my point:

  • 45 year raw foodist and holistic doctor, Fred Bisci of NY, had dogs that were raw vegan for many years. There were no problems until one of the dogs needed minor surgery and died because of the drugs he was given. Now Fred feeds his dogs organic raw meat kibble in addition to all the other raw vegan yummies he's always given them. This makes the dogs less sensitive, and therefore more resistant to toxins and possibly needed surgeries in the future.
  • My puppy is 12 1/2 years young...He was in bad shape when we got him. This diet works for him especially well becauase of his age.
  • I think if I had a younger dog, I would include raw meat and eggs in his diet. You might want to consider supplementing with that as well a few times a week.
  • I will continue feeding Buckley this diet as long as it's working to give him the best quality life available.
He still eats meat if he finds something on the street or whatever...he hasn't stopped desiring all things edible...
Some breeds reject meat in their diet.
Ah the possibilites!

Good Luck...

Day 55&56 ----> Becoming Younger

Wednesday May 20th
The scene:
Beautiful May day. Deep and revealing conversations with a girlfriend and my brother. Not a day goes by when I'm not given the chance to remember what's really important in life.

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 20 oz veggie juice
Breakfast: ----
Lunch: 2 tomatoes; 1/2 avocado; sunflower sprouts; 5 sugar snap peas; italian dressing; 3 pieces onion bread with cashew zinger spread
Dinner: 1/2 C chia cookie dough; 1 carrot; 1/3 C cashew zinger spread

What was Walker about today?
  • Veggie Juice: romaine; carrot; celery; beet; cabbage; ginger
What did I discover today?
  • I'm over-eating. It kinda snuck up on me, but it's here and I've got to now look at it and see what I want to do about it. I'm overlapping meals, eating late and night, and eating way over Budget ---- meaning the amount of energy the body can spend digesting food and still feel good.
  • With many shifts going on in my world, I turned a blind eye. Symptoms have included: ear wax, bloated belly, weight gain, fuzzy thoughts, excess movie watching (the 'slump factor' I call it).
  • What to do about it?
  • Honest Acknowledgment is the 1st step. DONE.

Thursday May 21st
The scene: Easy flow day. Getting ready for my own garage $ale this Saturday. Sexy dance yoga was excellent this morning. I feel sensual (my senses are aware of the grace of my body) most of the day after my workout...and I do believe I'm also receiving the bonus of increased energy. I used to say, "I'm too tired to exercise." And my friend replied, "When I'm tired, I think, gosh 'How long will I have to exercise today to feel energetic again?'"

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 16 oz OJ
Breakfast: -----
Lunch: 3 C spinach tomato soup; baby broccoli, sugar snap, sunflower sprouts, 2 x botija olives, 1 x veggie pulp cracker; 1/4 C chia cookie dough
Dinner: mulberries! dunno how many. a belly full :)
Dinner 2: 1 x mexican power wrap; 1 x bag cheesy kale chips

What was Walker about today?
  • OJ
  • lunch was pretty Walker I think. Variety, relatively small, included sweet. I was satisfied, yet not overly full. Energized after eating --- that's the seal of a Walker meal.
What did I discover today?
  • My mama emailed me and said the top photo in the previous blog entry gave her the "willies"! I apologize to anyone who had an unwanted visceral response to the image...that's why I was attracted to it in the first place! Photos that have the ability to make us feel something without saying a word --- life is just amazing.
  • Going to bed with a full belly makes for the most UNPLEASANT snooze time. Yuck, Yuck Yuck. The last three days I've been eating late at night and as a result I stay up until 1 or 2 am to try and get my tummy empty before laying down. Doesn't really work because the digestion has already gone to sleep for the night for the most part.

Day 53&54 ----> Becoming Younger

Monday May 18th
The scene:
Workday at the warehouse. Wore a sweater to start and mid-day had to get down to the tank top and sandals! Weather is a fickle beast, not unlike my occasional emotional storms. We're a part of it all, and I can relate.

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 16 oz OJ
Breakfast: ----
Lunch: 1 x bag cheesy kale chips; 2 bites of salad
Dinner: the rest of my salad: roma tomato, 1/2 avo, 5 sugar snap peas, 2 radishes, iceberg lettuce; italian dressing; 1 tsp goji bliss; 3 cups creamy spinach tomato soup
Snack: 12 oz veggie juice

What was Walker about today?
  • Agua
  • OJ
  • Lunch was too tiny and Dinner was too big ---> sounds a bit like Goldy Locks and the Three Bears
  • JUICY Juice!
What did I discover today?
  • I have returned from my weekend workshop refreshed and refocused on my life and its relationships.
  • This week I have been asked to include the RAW DOGGIE GLOOP RECIPE - what I feed my Raw Vegan Puppy.
  • Also a bit about what I do to build Tooth Enamel.
  • I look forward to spending some time in your hearts and minds this week, and hope that you are all dancing to the music you hear inside.

Tuesday May 19th
The scene: Mulberry pickin'. Sexy dance yoga DVD! Read some of my "co-dependent no more" book and a book about Perfectionism. Although I'm not rabid in either condition, I definitely see areas of my life where I could have more Joy if I felt more freedom to just be me...

Upon Rising: 32 oz water w/ alkalizing pH drops; 1/2 tsp therapeutic enzymes
AM: 16 oz OJ
Breakfast: handful mulberries
Lunch: 2 1/2 C spinach tomato soup; small floret young broccoli; 5 sugar snap peas; 2 veggie pulp crackers; 2 botija olives; 1 x mexican power wrap; 3 T chia cookie dough
Dinner: feast of mulberries!

What was Walker about today?
  • OJ
  • Mono-meal of fruit for breakfast and dinner
  • Lunch had a large variety of veggies

What did I discover today?

I have the juicy good fortune of daily mulberry harvesting. The first tree I discovered while walking my pooch and following spirit's guidance to turn left, turn right, back up, look down...a fun follow the leader game I like to play. The leader in this case, is Spirit.
This evenings pick was at a friends' farm. The trees just had their 31st Birthday. Four different varieties of mulberries on 24 trees and 12 other varieties of fruit trees cover this barely 1.5 acreage of land.
When I finished picking for the night, my belly puffed out full of fermenting cleansing nectary sugars, I stopped under a cascade of mulberry branches and....listened.
Hearing the hummmm-hummm buzzzzz-buzzzz of hundreds of bees filled me with peace. Our earth's song.