Posts Tagged: kris carr

  • Hello!

    Happy weekend:) It was pouring all day here.

    This morning I stayed in bed and missed my yoga class, only to make up for it this afternoon. On the way there I realized I did not have a hair tie… and for a Bikrams yoga class you NEED a hair tie!

    I always have trillions of elastics laying around….UNTIL I need one.. (Murphy’s law)

    So in a desperate state, I thought….hmmmm….this twist tie might work. SO I gave it a shot.

    Oh man, it was perfect. Didn’t budge the whole class! I see a market for this…What’s the number for Dragon’s Den? (Canadian show about business ideas)

    Painter is SOOO good at finding all my hair stuff, I’m thinking he ate them all.

    Speaking of eating…When is the last time you bought sprouts? Sprouts are some of the most nutritious foods on the planet! They are full of enzymes, they can decompose themselves in the body (saving your body from having to make up it’s own enzymes to break it down) and they aid in digestion. These below are Broccoli sprouts. They contain all the juicy power to become big broccoli one day, so if you eat them in this state, they are a superfood.

    brocolli sprouts

    I am trying to add them into my salads. You can grow your own sprouts, but easier to just buy your own!

    Mmm, cabbage too.. Another amazing food….

    I promise, I don’t just eat all day, haha. I have been in the sound booth voicing like crazy this week. Today I got a job with AT&T, as well as Conair! ¬†I am voicing a commercial for Conair’s new no clamp curling iron. It is all the new rage!

    It’s something like this…. I sooo want one.

    I’ll let you know more about the commercial when I know it’s ok to talk about it….

    The holidays are coming and it’s a wonderful time to give to others. The¬†voiceover community has created The 10-Week VO Holiday Challenge where professional voice talents volunteer their voice to a charity of their choice. The charity I approached is Feeding 5000 in Pennsylvania.

    feeding 5000

    The reason I picked this charity is because one of it’s faithful volunteers Rachel Lynn Edgar passed away last month and it was her request that donations be made to this charity. Rachel was a 35 year old mom who died of cervix cancer on Sept.14/2011.

    :(

    She was a fighter- she ran 2 half marathons while undergoing 6 chemo and 39 radiation treatments. I have surgery on Nov.1 for precancerous cells in my cervix and Rachel’s story not only touched my heart, but made me realize how precious life is and everyday is a gift.

    You can read entry’s from Rachel before she passed away, as well as her mom and sister wrote on the blog too. It is http://rachelsharvestofhope.blogspot.com/ I admire Rachel so much and her story and fight breaks my heart. I found out about her because her aunt commented on my blog recently.

    There are a ton of women out there who “beat” cancer or sustain health while living with cancer, such as Kris Carr from CrazySexyLife.com (below here with Oprah) This Kris girl is amazing. I encourage you to check out her website.

    Here’s to continuing the fight to conquer cancer. I will post my voiceover for Feeding 5000 once it’s done. The charity is writing the script and getting it to me next week.

    Do you volunteer at any charity?

    I used to volunteer at the University, reading books for the sight-impaired students….

    I absolutely loved it.. But I got too busy (and moved really far from the University)

    Hmmm, more time in a week please…..

    Ha, on that note, I better get running. I hope you have a gorgeous weekend. I don’t mean gorgeous weather, cause I know here in Van that’s not an option. I mean gorgeous on the inside…. and shine your beautiful heart for the world to see!!!

    Lots of love, light and happiness!!!!

    xoxo

  • Hello!!

    Tonight was my last Feed Life, Starve Cancer class. I didn’t even get a chance to talk about last week’s class yet and here I am today in my last one.

    It has been such an amazing series and I know all my classmates would say the same. The students was a mix of cancer-survivors, people newly diagnosed with cancer, nutritionists, and people just looking for ways to be proactive and live a healthy, vibrant life (me)

    Here’s the lovely instructor Eden (cancer survivor) telling us some of her favourite books.

    Feed Life Starve Cancer

    Here ya go! (I wanna check out the Crazy Sexy Diet. It just looks fun! Here is the author, Kris Carr’s website)

    Feed Life Starve Cancer!

    Ok, now I really want the book. I just googled her name and she was on Oprah! lol

    Kris Carr

    Cool hey? I love discovering new things. Kris Carr…. my new thing.

    The nice array of veggies we will use in preparing dishes!

    Feed Life Starve Cancer!

    Mmm, I never buy pears, but I think I should start.

    Feed Life Starve Cancer organic lives

    In our lecture Eden talked about how BAD sugar is for our bodies. Processed, refined sugars are ok horrible! That is what cancer cells thrive off.

    Feed Life Starve Cancer organic lives

    I will go into to more detail, once I get some sleep…I HIGHLY recommend the Feed Life, Starve Cancer course!

    For me all the information out there can sometimes be overwhelming, since I’ve started discovering all the facts and truths about nutrition and what we should and shouldn’t do, but I think we sometimes need to pick our battles. If we picked apart every single toxin, free radical, pollutant that could potentially cause disease, we would all be living in a bush way up in a mountain…but then again, there is probably something bad floating around up there, so you’d have to find another planet! It’s good to try to monitor things that we can control (such as diet and lifestyle) but you can’t let it stress you out trying to do be perfect…not possible.

    I rely on pet therapy to get me through!!! haha…just look at this kid! He brought his blue squeekless squeeky. (It used to squeek but he wrecked it!)

    We are training him for the puppy olympics. He is fast!

    And he can jump like a kangaroo! haha… This picture cracks me up, I gotta crop it.

    LOL.Painter airborne!

    Alright, stay tuned! More action, action we want action tomorrow!!!

    xoxo