I certainly have complaints about our mental health system, but today I forgot to notice when one of the psychiatrists I work with said, "WE WORK WITH THE PEOPLE NO ONE WANTS." That knocked me over. I've never put it quite that way before. It can be difficult to make work an "I want you to thrive" sincerity while navigating through a system that forgets what it is that happens on the front lines. And many on the front lines compromise their own ethics as well. For those of us in the mental health field, remember why the people we serve are often unwanted. For those of you outside of it, know that there's plenty to want.
After I post a recipe by her, I learn that she has to close her 11 year co-op, due to big business take over. All she asks is to "PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL & ORGANIC FARMERS."
Kristina Carillo-Bucaram aka FullyRaw Kristina has been running the largest co-op in the US, stationed in Houston, TX for nearly 12 years--which is how long she's been eating nothing but Fruit, Vegetables, Nuts and Seeds. She cured her Hyperglycemia with Raw Foods and she has spent so much energy in motivating others to eat healthier. She started out posting YouTube videos, and after a long run, she branched out to making a recipe book (you can grab it in book stores or Amazon) and started her FullyRaw juice company. She is currently spending some time in Bali focusing on healing. I'm sending out a smile and some good ol' Love and Light. If you've ever been to a farmer's market then you know where to get the good stuff, and you are supporting wonderful people who bring it to you. Thank you Kristina for all that you've done for
us. I know great things are to come.
Starstruck Bath Bomb by BombTastic Bath Bombs. Unfortunately these photos don't reveal the huge amount of glitter in the water. I can never get enough. Scent is Classic Red, White and Blue Bomb Popsicle. Find this store on Etsy.com
All photos by Lady J 2017. Not meant for distribution.
This was my morning rise. A bath with the Divinity Luxury Royal Purple Metallic Bath Bomb by Hex Bomb. Kaolin Clay/ Epsom Salts, Arnica Oil, plastic free shimmer, Tutti Fruity scent. My cell phone camera doesn't pick up how dark the purple is or how glittery the shimmer is. I didn't realize that I had purchased a version with a crackerjack prize necklace inside. It scared the hell out me. There I was in the murky deep when a scratchy bag grazed me. I thought it was a spider or dead bug. This went in the trash.
All photos by Lady J 2017 . Not meant for distribution.
I believe story telling is an art form and blogging is a medium in which to share stories and ideas. Within this blog I hope to cover a spectrum of topics. From the serious to the silly. Here you will read my views and inquiries about subjects such as feminism, other various socio-political issues, psychology, spirituality, sexuality, and general interests such as film, art and music. You will also be exposed to my obsession with cupcakes, tea, books, Hello Kitty, and quirky day to day journeys. I enjoy learning from others as I am constantly attempting to introspect, grow and evolve. During this process I will be jotting down musings on this blog. Pull up a comfy chair and a spot of tea and join me!