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Dear Green – you’re a wonderful colour.

There seems to be a common theme already on this lovely Thursday…

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No, not a luscious forest with overgrown trees (I wish that was part of my day…)

The common theme to my day so far has been the colour green. It keeps popping up and it’s only 9:30am in the morning! I don’t think it’s any coincidence though….

The colour green is so much more than just my morning smoothie =)

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Aside from my post-workout breakky (which contained rapini, kale, banana, chia seeds, almond milk, coconut water, multivitamins: shown above) – I gave a little bit of tender love and care to my plants today (green). Sunlight, water, and a new location in my room.

It made me think of something that my teacher mentioned in class, comparing plants and humans…

When you think of your plantswhat do they need in order to stay alive and look healthy

Here’s a few things off the top of my head.

  • Provide them with consistent water (keep them hydrated)
  • Provide them with the right light (some need more than others)
  • Feed them (with some sort of fertilizer)
  • Love ! If you don’t give the plants some love, who will? Break your plants heart, and they will probably wilt away as revenge!

These can apply directly to humans as well. If you don’t nourish YOURSELF with all 4 of these steps – you too will wilt away, or become ill.

  1. Keep hydrated EVERY DAY.blog 009(On the “Green” Theme – Green is the colour of my lemon water glass today)

This does NOT include consuming coffee, beer, processed fruit juice, diet coke, etc. Drink clean, fresh water – and drink it liberally!

2.  Provide yourself with LIGHT. From the sun, not indoor lights or tanning beds.

If you spend time in nature, you’ll spend time in the light – it can make the world of difference in your mood.

3. Feed yourself with something HEALTHY.

If you pureed a  Big Mac and fertilized your plant with it, what do you think would happen? I have no idea, but I imagine that it’s better to puree some fresh carrot if you’re going to try anything…

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4. Love and have healthy relationships!

Plants need them and so do humans. Unhealthy relationships = unhealthy life. Soak in the good and leave out the bad…

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Finally – the colour of the 4th chakra (heart chakra) that is our central powerhouse and gives us the ability to love, is GREEN!

Go figure. You can read more about the heart chakra and whether yours is balanced or imbalanced right here on Mind, Body, Green.

All this being said, try and notice where the sources of green in your life come from (besides 20$ bills)

Veggies, Trees, Indoor Plants, A room in your house, using ‘greener’ appliances, having a garden, wearing green scarves, etc.

I think I like this colour a whole lot more than I used to!

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Fabulous Quote Fridays !

Because who doesn’t love a good inspirational quote to get your weekend started right!

(I’m really enjoying these ‘themes’ that I’m coming up with for each day (such as Healthy Tip THURSDAYS),  it’s getting me all excited for new posts!)

This one comes from Kris Carr, a holistic super-girl who has proved that a plant based diet can save your life – crazy stuff.

“Let’s not forget that stressing about perfection is as bad as booze, cigs, animal toes, and white crap”.

Gotta love her raw-style of writing. She tells it like it is! In a nut shell, I love this quote because nobody will ever achieve perfection in diet and lifestyle, nor should you want to. You’re going to have slip ups, you’re going to eat processed food because it surrounds you constantly, and you’re going to come across situations that you cannot control.

So, instead of being so strict – let loose, live a little, and enjoy life as it is!

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(just don’t forget to make these guys a main staple in your diet!)