- Created on Monday, 11 November 2013 10:58
I can remember standing in line at the farmer’s market waiting to order my Juicey Lucy’s juice with my infant wrapped to my body and my toddler running circles around me. This simple effort of making my way to the farmer’s market each week, with the intention to nourish my tired body, felt immensely rewarding. Creating a relationship with your health is a journey. Creating routine to nourish yourself makes it more possible, for it simply becomes just what you do and how you live. It also requires the will to learn, change and grow.
After the birth of my son nearly 5 years ago, I felt a powerful inspiration to know how to better care for myself and my family. I did a wonderful year long study of Ayurvedic Medicine, through California College of Ayurveda. My wisdom and interest in nutrition blossomed into a new understanding of food. One of my greatest pleasures in life is understanding how to create better health and to use food as medicine.
As my passion for health and wholesome foods continued to grow, I had the pleasure of finding Juicey Lucy’s. Their juice stand at the farmers' market immediately called to me. It was bursting with life, energy and wholesome fresh foods and the divine smell of fresh-pressed juice. I wanted to give my own energy to what Juicey Lucy’s has created for nearly 20 years. Over the past several years, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Juicey Lucy’s owner, Lisa Bach. I felt a great connection to her passion and intention to not only live a life promoting health, but also giving it to others.
As an Ayurvedic Health Educator, I am working with Juicey Lucy’s to deepen the meaning of what has become a social trend: The Cleanse. I believe cleansing is not an opportunity to quickly lose weight, counteract bad eating habits or redeem oneself after a binge of unhealthy consumptions. Cleansing can be a starting point. Cleansing can be a wonderful enhancement to a consistently conscious diet. Cleansing can help us heal.
Ask yourself this simple question: Why do I want to cleanse and what purpose would it serve me? Let your answer guide you to a deeper understand of yourself. If you recognize that your digestion is weak, your metabolism sluggish or you battle chronic colds – whatever it may be – just know that this is a place within your life that is inviting you to learn and heal. Part of my job at Juicey Lucy’s is to help you not just cleanse for a day, but to open your understanding to how everyday you can change the way you feel with what you eat and drink.
With Best Regards to Your Health and Happiness!