Saturday, October 3, 2009

A Jewelry Reminder and Plan of Action

Forward nine hours. Back three hours. Forward four hours. Back 10 hours. I have now reached my "final destination" once again after almost a month on the road.  The result is that it is after 5am, and I have been awake since 1am sneezing, coughing, and trying to breathe.  The good news is that I don't have swine flu, the bad news is that I am clearly out of balance!

Thus, the need for a jewelry reminder...and a plan of action.

I bought this necklace from a local artist while on the road.  The large circle represents life and eternity, the inscribed symbols are local designs, and what I like best - the small circles represent the "human pie chart" - family, friends, health, career, spirituality - and bringing them all into balance to make a happy, healthy, and fulfilled life.  Who couldn't use such a reminder??

As for the plan of action, a direct and immediate trip to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's to stock up on raw essentials. I picked up organic celery, spinach, romaine hearts, kale, cucumbers, bell peppers, carrots, avocados, apples, bananas and almond butter (thanks to Girl on Raw), tomatoes, and even threw in a bag of Go Raw super cookies (on the advice of Kristen's Raw).  I only regret not buying two bags - they are that good!

Let the healing and balancing begin!!  

If you have any other tips on how to find (or create) balance, please do share!

5 comments:

Garlic Girl said...

I'm sorry to hear that your off balance! I unfortunately DID get the swine flu, and I've been trying to get better by eating lots of fruit. It sucks when your body is out of sync!

Travel Raw said...

Garlic Girl, hope YOU are feeling better!! I guess I should be grateful in comparison! :) Thanks for reading and commenting.

J.M.S. Robertson said...

Hello! Just found your blog! I, too am a PhD student dabbling in raw! I can't wait to try some of those Go Raw cookies when I am next in the US. I miss Whole Foods! What are you studying?

Jennifer

Girl on Raw said...

How cool! As much as I inspire you, you keep me on track too girl! Good work :)

Anonymous said...

You are a good writer and an inspiration! Hope you are feeling better. G.P.