Category Archives: Practicing Awareness


#foodpoisoning

by KalaLea on March 24, 2014 • Posted in News Practicing Awareness The Act of Eating

Beautiful people, if you are eating and your head, heart or gut says to you, this tastes funny, weird, or disgusting, put the fork down immediately. Advice I should have adhered to last Sunday evening. I’m not going to mention names or places but I’m super sure that I got food poisoning from a mushroom, green bean dish that made my scalp tingle and my taste buds run for cover. At first bite, I was turned
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to tell a lie

by KalaLea on December 29, 2013 • Posted in News Practicing Awareness
Imagine a world where people told the truth. Where honesty held court no matter the circumstance or consequence.
Would we be less fragile or more crazy? Would more people be their “true” selves? Un-afraid of ridicule or judgement? Would there be a need for Santa Claus?

Many moons ago, I used to catch myself telling lies:
Yeah, I’ve heard about that book.
I used to be the smartest girl in my class.
I’m sorry I’m late

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cheers

by KalaLea on December 1, 2013 • Posted in News Practicing Awareness

It wasn’t until a neighborhood man who went by the name of Tree said to me, “you drink just like your father” did I realize that my Dad had a reputation for knocking them back. I proudly smiled then agreed by saying, “Yep!” then kept on drinking. I think it was a summer afternoon, a childhood friend and I had been next door drinking Peach Schnapps on her porch. I was thirteen or fourteen years old;
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blame it on bacon

by KalaLea on October 27, 2013 • Posted in News Practicing Awareness Preventative Health Care The Act of Eating

My appetite has been insatiable. I’ve been eating everything including the most incredible avocado BLT sandwich for lunch nearly two weeks ago. Yes people! I ate pork bacon and relished every bite.  But then I had a check-up Friday afternoon and my blood pressure was pretty elevated. We could blame it on the bacon but let’s not. It was as if somebody slapped me in the face. I left the doctor’s office feeling certain the results
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you so crazy

by KalaLea on October 13, 2013 • Posted in News Practicing Awareness

I’ve done a lot of things that many would consider frightening…jumping out of a plane, traveling through West Africa alone, diving from cliffs into unknown waters …. even quitting my awesome job in order to move to Brasil. But the most frightening time of my life was the year after I sold my half of a restaurant/cafe business. Days before signing the legal papers, I bought a plane ticket to Bahia then stayed in Brazil for
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meditate daily

by KalaLea on May 3, 2012 • Posted in Blog Practicing Awareness

It’s been three years since I had this much time on my hands which means no excuses when it comes to meditating. Every morning when I wake, I practice a combination of reiki and meditation. And for the last 30 days, I’ve been listening to this guided healing meditation by Kelly Howell at bed time. I’m usually fast asleep before it ends. Meditation is awesome for many reasons. It totally chills me out and is a
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What’s in Season: Spring

Apricots
Artichoke
Arugula
Asparagus
Avocado
Beets
Carrots
Cherries
Collards
Fennel
Mango
Mint
Pineapple
Radishes
Rhubarb
Snow Peas
Spinach
Strawberries
Sugar Snap Peas
Vidalia Onions


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  • No words. No filter. #zanzibar #sunset #peace #goodnight #wdiet #africa
  • Stone Town, Zanzibar is a beautiful hectic island with loads of character and spice but I'll admit it, the food at the night market gets only one star for hustle and charm. The food is far from fresh. However, the location is GORGEOUS BUT it's basically for tourists. Now I know! Feel free to share your local restaurant recommendations? #stonetown #zanzibar #nightmarket #africa #wdiet #winterindar
  • Some roads are bumpy but hold tight and trust that you will get to your destination in due time. Early morning ride in a bajaj - it's a travel day for us! Happy Back to Work Day to some of you. Stay cool as cucumbers 🥒 on a hot summer day 😎 #Africa #daressalaam #tanzania #transport #hydrate #wdiet
  • First time drinking baobab juice from the Baobab tree. It's a bit grainy with a tinge of tart and sweetness. The mighty Baobab tree can grow up to 90 feet tall for approximately 500 years. The powder from the fruit is rich in vitamin C, high in protein, potassium, calcium and magnesium. The fiber helps maintain healthy bacteria in the gut too and can tackle dysentery. #daressalaam #baobab #healthybody #healthyliving #healthyeating #africa #healingfoods
  • Yesterday after a swim in the Indian Ocean, I fell fast asleep right here. I could feel the earth laying hands on me. I awoke wearing a smile of gratitude not only because I'm surrounded by beauty but because I am healthy and free. #givethanks #daressalaam #winterindar #tanzania #happysunday #wdiet #trees #winterindar
  • From the airport to beach where we ate at #malaikabeach #kigamboni with old and new friends from different parts of East Africa #changu #chips #cassavaleaves #rice #coconutcurry #shrimp #wdiet #daressalaam #gratitude #winterindar
  • dreams do come true ❤️ last night's sunset in #daressalaam where I'll be for the rest of summer. Wishing you a happy healthy weekend! #beachlover #happyweekend #winterindar #wdiet
  • Word. Thanks for sharing @michaeljrain - we outta here!! ✌🏾❤️ #malcolmx #wellness #twoisbetterthanone #behealthy #behappy #happytuesday #wdiet