Sunday, January 31, 2010

Eden's real raw story........

When I started school  this year I weighed 100 pounds. I am an 11 year old sixth grader, and I am 5'2 ".
I began to eat school lunches and at the end of the second quarter I weighed 130 pounds (just shows you
what school lunches can do to you) . Meanwhile my mom was doing this raw diet and she was nearing my weight. She had just had a baby and was losing her pregnancy weight on the raw diet.  I wasn’t worried because I distributed my weight very well in my hips and thighs, and also because I am tall for my  age, but my diet wasn’t healthy. I also wasn’t getting much exercise except for gym class, I had to think of a plan and fast!

My mother, aunt and, grandmother were all doing raw.  One night after eating a big pasta dinner, I
awoke to find that I had PUPPY FAT,  it was the last straw I was going raw. By the time I decided to go
raw my mom weighed ten pounds less than me.  We made a plan for lunch at school.  I would pack a salad
with a side of honey mustard, air popped pop corn, raw nuts and dried fruit. I will post pictures as I continue lose weight and improve my health.

For the longest time I have had asthma, but now I’m taking everything out of my diet that could make my asthma worse ( like wheat ) I hope to grow out of it soon.  Hi my name is Eden Massey I hope to be an inspiration to children everywhere who can’t lose weight.  Well here’s a way, this is what works for me.

Keep checking back...... I will continue to blog about my progress!!!

Shining the light


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Green Juice

High Octane Green Juice
4-5 rainbow chard leaves
3-4 collard green leaves
4 apples
1 lemon with peel
1 inch of ginger
All the ingredients through the juicer, stir and enjoy.

The combination of apple, ginger, and lemon create a sweet and tart taste to counter the taste of the green leaf.  It is delicious!  It makes drinking greens a very enjoyable experience, if not an addictive one.  I believe in mixing raw food all the time, changing up what I blend or juice.  Eating seasonal produce that only comes around once a year is fun to do.  I just found the prettiest light purple kale.  Last week I found black kale.  For juicing these days, I am really enjoying the recipe at the top.  The rainbow chard is packed with chlorophyll, I can feel the light when I drink it.  The collard greens are the same.  Drinking juice that is so filled with live enzymes and organic hydration brings feelings of clarity, radiance, and positivity.  The chlorophyll or the light helps you to see what is real and what is important, cutting through the foam.

The food we put in our body has a direct affect on our mood and our behaviour.  This is a great reason to choose a raw food life style.  We can depend on raw food to digest which helps to keep our attitude positive. We can also count on raw food to simply make us feel good.  Cooked food cannot digest very easily beause the digestive enzymes are dead  Therefore, this waste sits in the body, very heavy.  This heaviness is linked to a heaviness in mood.  These moods can create heavy patterns. Patterns create beliefs. Then we become what we believe.  All the while by simply changing our food and the way we view food, we can harness our own power. The power to bring us back to into our light and lively, fun and happy self.  It is right there beneath sugar, dairy, meat, and processed renditions of food, insulting our intelligence for all its worth. Organic raw food, juice, and smoothies are our birthright.  We are all worth it. Go get a juicer and make one.  You wont believe how much you are going to like it!

Just another tool in the toolbag.  Helping to support times of higher vibrations and frequencies that are embodying all inhabitants on the planet right now.  This is what this blog site is all  about.  Sharing our tools, because we believe life should be lived conscious, abundant, alive, and free!


keep it raw -

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Raw at 54

Happy Birthday Mom

This is a tribute to my mother, the Real Raw Woman, on her 54th Birthday. 

How Many Mornings
by Melissa Massey
How many mornings did you wake up before dawn
How many mornings did you lace up those tennis shoes before dawn
How many mornings did you sit in quiet still meditation, pranayama
How many mornings did you roll out your mat
How many mornings did you make 4 lunches
How many mornings did you take us to 4 schools
How many mornings did you make love to that first sip of coffee
How many mornings did you and Keith sit on your back deck and talk about life
How many mornings did you drink carrot juice
How many mornings did you down a handful of vitamins at once
How many mornings did you shine your "it's a brand new beautiful day" light
How many mornings did you carve Krishnamacharya's message into my soul
How many mornings did you never give up the eternal quest of true self

I measure success by how deeply you love and how deeply you are loved in return
Your life is a Total Success

what a beautiful life you have lived

take a look at what you have created over the years...


Hey Hannah, that cannot be your mom!  She looks like she could be your sister.

Good times!


So many roads to lead me home - Grateful Dead

I am wishing that all your dreams come true this year.
We all love you so deeply, mom

Happy Birthday!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Surviving the Cold

As we head more into winter I am finding that surrounding myself with things I love is very important. I am from the south and have not been around alot of snow, but last year we moved further north and today I am looking out my window at 6-7 inches of the beautiful white stuff on the ground and temperatures of 0 degrees. I think that the first day of newly fallen snow is awesome, but then as it lingers on the ground and you spend more time in the house than out, those overcast cold days begin to wear on you. So here are a few things that I do to stay sane.

1) When I open my eyes in the mornings and contemplate getting out of my extremely warm flannel sheets , I remind myself to be thankful for another day to live, breathe and love, and that I am truely blessed!

2) I snuggle with my sweet little dog Max and carry him down stairs-also very thankful for my pet and all the happiness that he brings me.

3) I light candles first thing in the morning and also late in the afternoon-lit candels create a beautiful aura as the sun is rising and setting.

I love the smell of hazelnut and pumpkin in the winter.......                                                                          

4) Music! We can't get enough of it!! After I light my candels in the morning I turn on some awesome music-
and keep music playing in my house all day-even when Im gone I leave it on for Max!

5) I buy myself a dozen roses each week to put on my kitchen table-I thought Walmart had a deal at $10.00 a  dozen-but I found them at Kroger last night for $8.80 a dozen-to me thats a deal! I usually buy the tropicana colored ones-I smile everytime I walk in my kitchen and see them sitting on my kitchen table.

6) It seems like that alot of people have been going through some rough times, so I try to send out encouraging notes and emails to help brighten peoples days, even when I am having a hard time-it always helps to give out from yourself to help someone else.

7) And of course I end my day with salt baths with essential oils........

So if you need a little winter time shift try out some flowers, candels, music and salt baths-but most of all a happy, positive thankful heart!

Until next time,


Monday, January 4, 2010

Choose Water

I've talked to alot of people that have shared a desire to give up carbonated drinks,(soft drinks).

So I thought I would share alittle information that I came across that might help you make up your mind for good. Im not trying to frighten anyone, but nothing is better than information to guide us, and as I always say, don't take my word for it , research it yourself!

Here is a list of some of the toxic compounds found in soft drinks:
Back in the 1900's the average consumption of sugar was 1/2 lb per person per year; it's estimated now that we consume 180 lbs per person per year! The average soft drink has 10 teaspoons of sugar per drink.
For the diet soda drinkers;Aspartame is a low calorie artificial sweetner that has the effect of lowering your body's metabolisim and has been linked to depression, insomnia, migraines, and mood changes. For more information about artificial sweetners go to .
Carbonation causes calcium loss in the bones
1) The carbonation irritates the stomach
2) The body responds by getting calcium from the blood to cure the irratation.
3) The blood becomes low on calcium, so it takes it away from your bones.
This is the substance that causes the bubbly in the soft drink;(not the same as carbonation, which is carbon dixoide mixed with water.) This substance also depletes the body of calcium.
The salt in these bererages can reduce the amount of water in your cells-which leads to dehydration.
If you drink alot of sodas that may be reason for dehydrated skin.
This is just a drop in the bucket of the information that is available on the dangers of soft drinks.

I haven't had soft drinks in 6 years, and I used to be a diet soda addict, so I know that it is possible to quit, and be good to your body. Always remember we are what we eat and drink.

But the positive note is the benifits of water:
The National Institure of Health reports that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated-even mild dehydration slows down your metabolism, speeds up aging, and reduces resistance to disease.

The NIH reports also adds that daily water comsuption (8 glasses a day) reduces the risk of colon cancer by 45%, reduces the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and bladder cancer by 50%.
Water has no harsh chemicals, it hydrates your cells, improves your skin, and helps with weight loss!
The best way for me to drink plenty of water a day is not only through carrying water around everywhere I go, but also through juicing of green leafy vegtables, because of their water content.

It's really just a choice-choose water!

Until next time, google it, read about it, talk to a friend, then go out and do it!