February 20, 2012


The title of this post may sound cheesy, but believe me, THIS (pictured above) is not. We'll call this...liquid gold. And maybe we should add 'elixir' to it. Too much, you think? Well, I disagree. Because after I drink one of these I feel like I just eclipsed the sun. Oranges, strawberries, dates, coconut water, pineapple, and pears. Did I mention it tastes like a fluffy cloud? Probably the avocado I threw in for extra richness and nutrients. BONUS! It gives it a mousse-like texture :) I've been a vegan for a few years, but there's just nothing like eating raw. I'm trying to slowly move back to eating this way. S-l-o-w-l-y. Because detox is not joyful or enjoyable. But if you can master eating raw vegan? Yes, life is good when you feel good. 

Cheers to that!


February 18, 2012


There are few things as beautiful as Sigur Rós. Today, this is all you need. Trust me. 


February 16, 2012

Deserving It

Sometimes I find myself saying, "Rachel, you deserve this." Well, maybe a little more than sometimes. Hehe. But seriously, you HAVE to do this at least sometimes. If you didn't, then who would? Now don't get me wrong. I am treated well beyond what I deserve and my life right now is akin to an amusement park: full of fun, thrills, fright, and lots of smiles. I am surrounded by people who love me and life couldn't be be better. 

But sometimes I like to take a little credit for myself. You should try it. It feels gooood. Like this morning, when I  learned all the auto insurance options and selected a plan for me, myself, and I. And my new car. That I bought. And then I went and got it registered and licensed. By myself. Maybe it sounds a little childish, but I really do feel proud of myself! That combined with interviewing for jobs makes me feel grown-up. But I am happy to announce that I am still fun, young, carefree. I sure hope that never changes :) So, here's hoping that this pattern of things falling into place will soon include getting a job. To pay for everything I just "accomplished." Hahaha. Oh, the irony. 

To conclude, my fruit smoothie tasted extra fine this morning. Raspberries, strawberries, bananas, dates, and coconut water. If you want to experience the sensation of drinking liquid raspberry sherbet, I suggest you 'hop to it' and whip one of these up. Don't forget to add that splash of happy high you're experiencing right now. You know, the one you get when you're taking over the world. You know you got it. And yes, you deserve it. 

Happy Valentine's Day to me. Again :) 

Cheers!  Rae

February 11, 2012

So...what now?

Does it seem like we're always waiting on the next thing? Anyone? Better job (or just A job, in my case) better car, next big thing, etc.

You know what? I don't really want to live like that anymore. Because all these "nexts" are not the only thing we have to look forward to. We could try being ok with where we are right now. This actually takes a lot more effort than you think. I, for one, am always looking forward to the next thing. Sometimes seems like I'm never satisfied. How selfish. It's so. Selfish. So, if I'm impatient and I want a situation to be different than it is, I need to try and savor the level it's at now. You know why? Because there will always come a day when you will look back on what was once a "next" thing. And by then, it's over. What we love, we should love now. Love it how it is, wherever you are.

To be happy now..