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To Desire or Not To Desire.... and a reminder of how blessed you TRULY are...

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To Desire or Not To Desire.... and a reminder of how blessed you TRULY are...
About a month ago, as we were driving home from the ski slopes, we listened to a very interesting program on public radio.
The program was about our hidden hormones, specifically Testosterone.In the program, they interviewed two people with very different life stories.
First was a young man who, due to health problems, spent a year with zero testosterone.
The second person was a woman, a lesbian who decided to undergo a sex change to become a man, receiving high doses of testosterone injections as part of the procedure.
Both stories were very moving, and I could not help but feel much compassion towards what they went through.Both people were very sensitive and well spoken, and both seemed to have learned a lot from their experiences.
The lesbian (sorry, but I do not remember her name) said that she felt like she was becoming a monster.As her testosterone level increased, the effect was not only more body hair and…

Our seasonal juice fast, and about finding outrageous joy

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Our seasonal juice fast, and about finding outrageous joy
I am a big believer in doing a seasonal detox four times a year.
Recently, I heard a nice saying: "Almost everything will work better if you unplug it and then plug it back again, or after you reboot it, including YOURSELF...."
So it is the time of the year for our NZ autumn seasonal detox. Whenever I read detox recommendations by fitness gurus or famous nutritionists, I realize that for me, what they suggest eating is not a detox, but just the way I normally eat.
For me, a real detox is a juice fast.
It felt fairly difficult for me this time, to do the ten day seasonal fast. So instead of doing ten consecutive days of drinking only four or five fresh squeezed juices per day, I decided to break the juice fast into a series of three days of juicing, followed by a day of light eating.
We plan to repeat this until we have fasted a total of 10-15 days.
A good help in our juice fast has been the huge, overgrown cucumbers …

Living a life full of gratitude and stretching beyond all barriers

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