Monday is arguably my favorite day of the week *GASP* 🙀
Today I get to play catch up, get myself ready for a quick, 3-day workweek then it’s off to these #whitemountains for a much needed Ciccarelli Family Vaca 🍾
I have practiced intermittent fasting ever since my very first yoga teacher training. I didnt really know it was called that. I always thought I was eating ayurvedically so at times of deep spiritual practice, I could eat like a yogi. Yes, they are different.
This is how i do it:
After my last meal of the day, I wait 13hrs until I eat again. Sometimes more depending on how heavy my last meal was and whether or not I am hungry. When I do sit down to eat, I make it count because I do not snack. I wait 4-5hrs between meals. In this photo are the gifts from the garden! So grateful.
I was a vegetarian for many years but over time, with fasting and my ayurvedic constitution, I began supplements with meat at different times during the month to maintain my tissue layers and energy expenditure. Its a balance. Too much animal products make my mind dull and body heavy. So its been a process. My clinical ayurvedic training has helped so much!
This time of year, I actually eat mostly plants as the earth provides for the season. During winter, I supplement with meat.
I never count a single gram of, well, anything because when you follow the flow of nature seasonally and understand your constitution, you do not have to.
Consultations with me are super easy to book in person and online! If you want to fall into rhythm with nature, let me know!!! Namaste
“Your body is away from me, but there is a window open from my heart to yours.” •
Yesterday was my first Father’s Day without my dad here in physical form, but I could feel his presence and calming energy surrounding me the entire day. I don’t have words to describe how special it is to feel so much love from someone who’s no longer around to say “I love you”, but that’s also how I know the feeling is real. •
Working on letting go of vocabulary and explanations so that I’m able to experience things just as they are, without labels or categories. The most beautiful things leave us speechless for a reason. #lesswords#morefeels
Monday Morning Thoughts:
I used to dread Mondays. I used to wake up so unhappy and unmotivated to get out of bed. Now that I’ve made some major (and somewhat scary at times) life adjustments I actually enjoy them! For me, life is too short to work a job I dislike because of the “shoulds” and “musts” of the world. When I stopped letting my ego run my life, I found that I was much happier and lived a much more fulfilling life. So moral of this is to just live your life in any way that you want that makes you happy, regardless of what society, your parents, your teachers, or even your ego has to say about it 🖤