The sun has been inconsistently present the past few days. We’ve oscillated between sunshine & storm… thank you El Niño! 🙂 It puts a damper on my new Daylight Diet plan (eating only when the sun is out), a concept promoted by raw foods chef, educator, lecturer, and author Paul Nison.
I am adopting this scheduling scheme because I am so busy with work that I actually forget to eat! When I am finally too exhausted to work a moment longer & ready to crawl into bed I suddenly hear my belly rumbling… consequently I eat much too late at night. Eating after dark causes me to wake up bloated and water retentive… not a nice way to start the day.
Adhering (now) to the daylight diet plan has regulated my eating pattern & caused me to wake up feeling as light as a feather. If it’s just an illusion, if I’m not really a feather weight yet, please don’t tell me! The illusion is just as good as reality, and I know that eventually the latter will catch up with the former. Try it…you’ll see!
After some research I’ve come up with a new hair concoction. I blended (or you may juice) half a medium yellow onion. I added a heaping teaspoon of baking soda, and a small amount of water to get a liquidy paste of yellowish onion-soda paste.
Next I applied it to my dry scalp. The catalase in the onion, mixed with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is a combination of two separate ideas I’ve read about. Each are supposed to thicken & soften your hair when used as a regular treatment. It is recommended that you leave it in your hair for at least an hour before washing it out. It is also suggested that with regular photo-activation (sunshine) during treatment it may also prevent or reduce hair loss & cause the neutralization of excess hydrogen peroxide on the scalp, which is the chemical cause of color loss (greying hair). I read on Wikipedia that “one catalase molecule can convert approximately 5 million molecules of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen each minute.” Such results would be nice, but the conditioning result itself is reward enough. During treatment I smell like a French chef 😉 and after washing, my hair feels as soft as silk!
Hey, have you checked out my “Carving” video?
It was filmed & narrated by two of my staunchest supporters… my grandsons! 🙂 We spent Valentine’s Day at the park. They taught me how to operate the three wheeled Trikke carving contraption. It was like sailing on a calm sea of concrete! After working with them for nearly an hour it appears in the video that I almost know exactly what I am doing. But don’t be deceived. At first it was actually kind of scary. On my initial outing down the driveway, alone & without instruction, I quickly found myself laid out on the asphalt! (Note to self – no sharp turns.) My grandsons encouraged me to crawl back into the saddle and give it another try. They are great coaches!
With approximately one month remaining to the completion of my first year of the Project Waistline experiment I have realized that the most important component to this transformation has been sadly neglected. I have faithfully covered all aspects of the body in the Meal & Workout Journal section of my blog. Consistent exercise of the brain has been covered to the point of distraction in activities relative to my career (math/physics). However, recognizing that we are each so much more than flesh, it is clear that the most vital category of commitment is missing… exercise of the spirit in regular periods of quiet prayer, study and meditation. To this end I am returning to a devotional exercise from my past: A GUIDE TO TRUE PEACE or THE EXCELLENCY OF INWARD AND SPIRITUAL PRAYER, written by:
Francois Fenelon (1651 – 1715)
Madame Jeanne Guyon (1648 – 1717)
Miguel de Molinos (1627 – 1697)
Google them. They were human spirits of the highest caliber.
It is my intention to post a meditation entry, a section (chapter) from this little publication, each week. I will spend the following week ruminating on the concepts expressed in each chapter. It will slow me down, gently decompress my busy spirit, and set my mind on issues of the loftiest nature. I hope it does the same for you.
So here comes my first meditation post – an INTRODUCTION to A GUIDE TO TRUE PEACE.
Love ya! 🙂