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Being awesomer…..with Joy McCarthy

In the spirit of trying to ‘be better’, I thought I’d share this book with you.  I actually know this woman and have been to several of her workshops/talks.  I’m sharing it with you because if you really want to make a change, this is a great place to start.  Should you not want to invest in the book, scroll down to the bottom of the post for website information, where Joy shares recipes and tips for better living.

joymccarthyFrom:amazon.ca

Joyous Health is a fresh new approach to eating that will change the way you think about food and what you eat, offering a simple and practical path to creating a healthy lifestyle. Holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy, creator of the popular blog Joyous Health, explains how to eat and live joyously with amazing results, both inside and out:

• improved digestion
• increased energy and zest for life
• sleeping like a baby
• glowing skin and shiny hair
• balanced hormones
• weight loss and increased libido
• lowered blood pressure and cholesterol
• feeling fabulous every day
Joyous Health celebrates eating delicious, clean whole foods. Featuring beautiful color photography, the book contains 80 recipes with pure ingredients and tasty combinations, including Carrot Cake Smoothie, Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes, Thai Beet Soup, Curry Chicken Burgers and Double Chocolate Gluten-Free Cookies.
I personally love this book-and I’ve done a 10-day detox with Joy (online) that was fantastic.  While some of her suggestions are a bit extreme, I’ve found that starting slow and making small changes has made a big difference in how I feel physically AND mentally.
You can find Joy:
on her website

Pre-detox jitters

this is it!!! last junk food day!

It’s detox time for me. Again.  I’ve got the ‘pre-detox’ blues.  Why?  I don’t know-this isn’t my first time!  I endure this process twice a year, with excellent results!

For some reason, this time is different and I can’t quite put my finger on it! For now, I am going to lump it under “I’m not in the right frame of mind”.  But what IS the right frame of mind?  Is it the preparation?  Is it the spiritual connection between mind and body?  Do I need to “set my intentions” as anjali_handa so eloquently wrote?

And is there ever an “ideal” time for detox?  I know that I have always missed “Canadian Thanksgiving” because of some kind of wellness/cleansing/detox situation. Is this going to be my new tradition?

Well I certainly better figure it out soon-as my anticipated start date is tomorrow.  I’ll be shopping for my “detox-friendly” foods, and thinking about all the reasons that I am really going through with this (did I mention it’s six weeks long?).  My yoga schedule is in hand, I have secured sauna/steam room time and put out the S.O.S. to joyoushealth and drjohndempster!  Hmmmm maybe I am ready!

I sense a breakthrough!

*random note* HUGE shout-outs to my mexi-CAN Paola for passing her Canadian citizenship test with flying colors!  That girl is going places!!!