My life as a creativity junkie on the path to abundance and fulfillment.

Author: Namaste Cafe

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

How cool is it that the divine force who created mountains, oceans, and galaxies, looked at you and thought the world needs one of you too. –lonerwolf

My Thoughts on Eating

My Thoughts on Eating

I am in an amazing place in my food journey. However, I one hundred percent have an eating problem. I eat to compensate for a lot of things, I eat to make myself feel better. I care a lot about food, I have gone through […]

Transformations

Transformations

Hello! Its been awhile, I have been super busy and have missed this platform of my mind dump you could call it.

Today I am going through a bit of a detox, I recently started taking a cellular detox drink and also changing my diet again. I have begun to truly appreciated things from an entirely different perspective, I now find the things I once found so important irrelevant, and the things I didn’t even recognize in the past the most impactful. I have recently changed my whole life as well. I probably say that a lot if you have met me in person, because I do feel like I change all the time. Right now I am referring to my overall sense of awareness. I am beginning to understand my body and its intolerances and its reactions to different foods and feel truly liberated by the idea that I can choose how I will feel based on what I feed myself. I have always had a hard time with food, I eat when I am stressed, sad, emotional, etc. I decided to cut out dairy and gluten and I can honestly say I was wrong when I used to tell my father that gluten didn’t affect me. It 100% does. Today I went for sushi, have been eating gluten and dairy free for about 4 months now consistently. On and off I’ll have a little morsel of something because I have no true resistance haha. Anyway, I got home and immediately felt like I was pregnant with a food baby, and took a two hour nap. That kind of reaction is something I don’t get when I over eat vegetables and fruits and even when I have a huge greasy burger. It solidified for me that I feel awake and aware when I stay clean and dedicated.

I feel my absolute best when I wake up have an alkaline coffee, a fruit/fruit bowl/smoothie, then have some veggies or a sandwich for lunch, then for dinner something light, and of course snacking in between. I find that these days I have the most energy, I don’t feel lethargic, full or heavy, and I can accomplish the most physically before feeling tired. I also notice that these days lead to the best nights sleep, I don’t have dramatic dreams, no tossing and turning, I wake up feeling more rested, I wake up earlier and faster.

So hopefully my detox phase ends, the detox drink tastes delicious and the detox its self isn’t terrible its definitely bearable, and I doubt anyone else would even notice the things Im referring to, myself I can’t quite tell if its the detox or how many spoonfuls of peanut butter I’ve been eating when I’m feeling peckish. I will keep you updated on my transformations

Thanks,

Namaste ♥

 

Healing

Healing

Sometimes I don’t think we always know that we even need to heal from something. We deny to ourselves that we are bothered or affected by a situation or experience we have had. Perhaps we are not even ready to heal from them until we […]

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

Every time you think, act, or speak, you plant a seed. Throughout the day ask yourself this question: Am I planting flowers or weeds? -Akin Olokun

How To Know What You Want.

How To Know What You Want.

This is a post for when your mind starts to wander and it lands in that forbidden place of day dream. You try to slowly coax it back into your reach, into a realm where you are safe, secure. Where there is room for failure, but acceptable failure, common failure. The idea that anyone may know what it is that they want is hard for those who don’t to understand. When you experience joy, at a thought, you have found it. When you cannot bring your mind back to the life your living currently with any sense of satisfaction you know you have found it.

Allow yourself to day dream. Allow yourself to fantasize, imagine, manifest. When you begin to play into those dreams the universe has a way of moving with you. When you have been living the safe life that was set up for you… you will feel that never-ending tug in the direction of happiness.

Now, that’s not to say that happiness isn’t always a day by day choice but happiness has a way of seeping into your mind and giving you little hints. Sometimes big huge uncomfortable hints. Sometimes the things and situations that you have been struggling with the most are the ones that in the end will create a life of purpose.

I am a great example of that, I grew up with the constant back pain, headaches, migraines, menstrual pain and digestion issues. No fault of my upbringing, just genetics and life in a place overflowing with processed food.

That has led my interest into holistic healing the power of healthy eating, taking care of yourself and living mindfully.

What I’m saying is eventually if you explore enough you will find what it is you want and your intuition will yell at you a little bit. Listen to your thoughts, your anxieties, your discomfort, I strongly believe that they are there for a reason.

Now On Bloglovin’

Now On Bloglovin’

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Favourite Ways to Unwind After a Long Day

Favourite Ways to Unwind After a Long Day

These are some of the things I like to do to unwind after a long day, whether you had an amazing productive day, a stressful day or a wonderful day the importance of rejuvenating and preparing for the day to follow is something that I […]

The Awe of Travel Brain

The Awe of Travel Brain

Traveling creates a sense of mystery and wonder. The awe of being in a big city where no one, not a soul knows your name, is the most magnificent feeling I know of. Some of my most beautiful beginnings have come out of my travels. I find the ability to detach myself from the people, situations and places that I love if only for a moment and allow that moment to help me reflect on those situations, how I can improve them or if they no longer serve me. It is extremely liberating. I find myself often lost in my daily routine, it can be hard to imagine and work towards what life could/should be.

It’s a radical conscious awakening to the life you’re currently living. You may realize some ways in which you can be doing better or new ways for you to go about life. Whether it be walking more, or a different way of thinking. All subtle changes you experience through travel that jerk you out of your comfort. Of course you can experience these things in your own city, just not as forcefully. Decision making means cutting off all other options, having no choice but to succeed. Traveling is a great example of this. You are away from home, anyone you can rely on is not available to help you, you don’t know where anything is, but you need to live and in the struggle of figuring it out you will grow more than you have in years.

There is also the refreshing realization that you have no responsibility other than to yourself during that time. You can do what ever you want. Shape the day how you wish you could all the time. Allow that to be a template for your dream building, think back to those days when you were away. Life could be like that all the time. How are you going to get there?

It can also be a nice little reset, escaping to a beach somewhere is an awesome way to distance your self from stresses of making a living, daily routine, lack of fulfillment. You can ignore some negativity and begin to realize its irrelevance to your happiness.

I recommend making it a priority to get out of town for a few days every once in a while. Be mindful while on vacation become aware of the subtle changes in your reactions, your thoughts and your habits. And if at all possible leave your negativity in some random far off land so that it can never influence you again!

Take a look up at the sky, realize how small you are in the world, be grateful, experience total and utter awe of the magnificence.

Namaste,

Marisa

Life is Not That Serious

Life is Not That Serious

Let me just stay to preface this post that if you are in school and really truly cannot wait to be done to be in the working world and your degree is something that is required to go into that field. Than don’t think that […]