Liquid Bhakti

‘By blessing your God pod with liquid love, you send a profound message to your cells: I got your back, and I adore you!’ ~ Kris Carr CRAZY SEXY DIET


Last year I made a 30 day commitment to myself to start my day with a fresh green juice before consuming anything else. This commitment changed my life. I not only gave myself a cup of liquid bhakti, but I completely gave up coffee! Yes! This was the best decision I ever made. Don’t get me wrong, I still drink chai tea, which has caffeine in it. However, I don’t crave coffee and I feel so much better about that.

My commitment to drinking green juices started after I read the witty, wise and inspiring book CRAZY SEXY DIET written by Kris Carr.


Her book is filled with top of the line information on health and wellness. She has survived stage 4 cancer of a very rare form.  Although I am not a cancer survivor, she inspires me to go deeper and further with my own wellness that can keep me healthy and strong. As I grow older and wiser, I strongly believe in living longer. The better I feel, the more positive I become.

I went 12 strong yrs without getting any sort of bad cold or sinus infection and last winter, I got hit with a bad sinus infection. I tried beating the damn thing down by eating raw garlic, drinking NAKED juices (these juices don’t count as “juicing”) from the grocery store, getting weekly acupuncture, indulging in vitamin d  and keeping up with my yoga practice. I knew I wasn’t getting any better after 3 weeks of blowing my nose and still seeing yellow crap on the tissue. I finally made myself go to the doctor after I was in child’s pose and could barely keep my forehead on the mat because it hurt so bad. This was a challenge for me to step up and go to a conventional western doctor to find out what the heck was going on. I mean really, I thought that my holistic approach to living was so good that I COULD NEVER GET SICK! Haha! yeah right!

After dragging myself out on a cold winter night and getting checked at Urgent Care, I found out that I had a sinus-infection. Boo whoo, poor me, what! Yeah, that’s exactly what I thought after I was prescribed antibiotics, which I was pretty freaked out about taking. I only did it because I needed to get better and I didn’t know any other way.

I am not a health expert and I still don’t know how to curve a sinus-infection without antibiotics, but I do think that a daily intake of green juice is a pretty smart way to prevent things from getting worse. It’s all about cleaning your system and getting rid of what doesn’t belong in what Kris calls your ‘God pod.’ I will say that it wasn’t long after I stopped taking the antibiotics that I started reading her book and committing to green juice in the morning. Thank goodness! I really think (or should I say I KNOW) that the juicing helped put the healthy cells back into my body that the antibiotics took.

Yes,  juicing rocks! I love my juicer and I love adding veggies like Kale to my recipes. Oh yea, I forgot to mention (or maybe you already know) I LOVE KALE!

Anyhow, here are some benefits to juicing that I took from CRAZY SEXY DIET

*Juicing helps to slow and reverse the aging process

*Reduces inflammation

*Cleanses the body

*Regulates bowels

*Helps weight loss

According to Kris, it’s best to drink your juice on an empty stomach. She says that mixing liquids with solids slows down the digestive process and that it’s best to have your juice and then wait 30-45 minutes before eating solid food.

She also says cucumbers make a great base for juicing. They’re filled with vitamin c and are highly alkalizing and cleansing. You can even start your juicing process with just cucumbers and then build your way into more leafy greens.

Here is a recipe that I use almost daily:

Serves 2

1 cucumber (peeled if conventional)

3 pieces of celery

3 leaves of kale

3 leaves of romaine lettuce

1 green apple

1 inch peeled ginger


enjoy your liquid bhakti! write me if you want to share your recipes…..

Mary breath

How social media can help get you out of your own recession

I am not an expert on economics and I am certainly not an expert in politics. However, I am a social media junkie and I have discovered the many benefits it has had on my life during times of financial difficulty.
In the fall of 2008 when the shit hit the fan and the economy went into a major recession, I was back in school obtaining my second degree. At that time, I felt that I was not affected by the economy and I never flinched over whether I would find a job or earn a sustainable income. Instead, I choose to be positive and look ahead with faith.
During this same period of time, Facebook was increasing its members and more and more people were connecting and re-connecting through this social network. Not only was my network increasing through re-connecting with old camp, high school and college friends, but my network of new connections was increasing rapidly. I was fairly new to Charlotte at the time and social media was a great way for me to make these new connections. One connection would open a door, which would then open a room full of opportunities. Eventually, with just a few added connections and a few clicks, I was connected to a whole world that existed on the internet.
I have found that through social media, I can make connections that lead me to different career opportunities. I am not the most aggressive individual, which can be difficult when it comes to walking into a potential employers work space and dropping off my resume. I find it frustrating to email resumes without a contact number. To me, this just adds to more waiting and doubt. However, social media does the opposite for me. If I can network with a person on Facebook that is connected to an opportunity that I may want, then it’s easier for me to get the ball rolling by connecting with them faster.
To be honest with you, I currently have 3 jobs and 2 out of 3 of them have manifested through social networking. Whether it be Facebook, Craigslist or Twitter, I have found my way out of my own recession into a place where I am earning enough money to pay the bills.
I believe in social networks and I believe they are a gateway to leading us into a future where we follow are own individual paths and make our way to a more connected world.

Let me ask you, how has social media changed your career and how you connect with future opportunities?