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A Soul Searching Kind of Week

This past week was a busy one; NY Dance Parade, recital meetings, and a little soul searching. With this new diet I've become hyper aware of my moods and how my body is talking to me and I realized a few things needed a little refinement. Physically and mentally I've been feeling great but I felt like I was missing or forgetting something. On my commute Tuesday I started scrolling though my iBooks and saw an e-book that I received about 4 months ago. It was from Kiner Enterprises, a dance coaching company that helps dancers market and brand themselves. The owner Ashani Mfuko is constantly posting inspirational messages on Facebook that I believe apply to everyone not just dancers. Anyway, back to her e-book. I took some time to read it through and it really helped me refocus my energy on what I want to be doing. I know that I want to be teaching more master classes, choreographing more, and not just settle teaching in dance studio for kids (which I don't mind, most days I truly enjoy this, but I'm looking to work with young adults more often). It also was a nice reminder to take a minute to slow down and spend some time working towards what I want and not what I feel like I'm supposed to do.

Tonight I had my mom Joan Marie (click for her yummy gluten free treats!) over to make our first batch of cultured vegetables. Now I know what you're thinking, what the heck are cultured vegetables?! They are vegetables mixed with shredded cabbage and fermented to grow natural probiotics (which are extremely healthy for digestive tract). Everyone is looking to better their health and this is a cost effective way to get probiotics in your system naturally. Plus it was an easy process and a sort of calming activity. Here's what they look like now:


They take about 4-7 days to ferment so I'll keep you posted on how they taste. I do love the bright colors they are! To me it looks like sunshine in a bottle :-)

Have you ever tried something that sounds a little crazy for a diet? Did it work? 

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