I am back in San Diego, and it so happened I caught the last day of Comic Con - an event where an entire city turns into the film and video game characters. It is a crazy colorful and electric week in July that takes place downtown San Diego. You cannot help but admire the vibrancy of the costumes, makeup and hair.
Summer vacation! The time slows down, you dream to be lazy and do nothing but read cheesy summer-inspired novels laying on the beach. All. Day. Long. My time in San Diego was more about the family than vacation this time around, but I still managed to sneak in a few hours wondering the streets with my camera - not exactly lazy beach lounging.
I have arrived two days ago to visit my son in San Diego, and the weather has been gloomy. Beautiful, but gloomy. I love California and come here whenever I can. If I could spend every weekend here, I would.
I had no idea that one day I would consider a life without eating any animal products. Mind boggling, no less. It started as a try at Whole30, which allows animal products, but shortly after completing three Whole30s, I realized my body was gradually moving toward something different. More plants, less meat.
Avocados, berries and apples are a staple in my diet. Avocado is a fruit, but I am sure you knew that already. I can eat a pound of cherries in one sitting, no really! I always wait for a peach season and cannot get enough of figs. I love fruit.
Are you distracted? I am. More times than I'd like to admit. My email: work and personal, texts, Instagram, Twitter and now Snapchat demand my attention. In our age, staying focused is a form of art that is accessible to those who train their minds...
The way we eat is a huge part of our life. The foods we choose contribute to the behavior patterns we create around eating. It works like a feedback loop: the more we eat what we find pleasant, the more we crave it; the more we eat what makes us feel good, the more we opt in for those foods.
Eating mostly plant-based diet didn't happen overnight. It has been a one-year journey of many adjustments and changes of what my plate looks like. I always get the question: "Don't you crave bread or chocolate?"
The burning question is: How does one stick to eating clean when shizzz hits the fan? I mean, let's be honest, we've all been there when all you want to do is eat a Chinese take out, drink wine and not be bothered by any rules.
I've gone and done it! Starting a YouTube channel that is. It took me some time to work up the courage to take my camera on the streets and press record. This is my first video and I cannot wait to create more. So many ideas, and so much to learn about execution.