Today is the day to look at the world upside down a little bit (and perhaps from there the kookyness might make sense). Today is the day we do that thing, make that thing, see that thing, say that thing…
We’ve all suffered from it at some point or another and social media doesn’t help. When we’re out with others we’re checking our phones, we double-, triple- or quadruple-book and we stalk other people’s photos and tweets. This is the…
Today marks the official release date of UnDiet. But as you and I know- UnDiet has been alive and kicking for years. In fact- at the end of this month, I celebrate the five year anniversary of cheerleading for the…
In need of a little uplift? A little inspiration? Watch this video as Meghan shares her creed- her philosophy on what vibrant living and abundant health is all about.
And here we go…#1 on the Best of 2012 countdown. In my mind, there isn’t anything- not great food, shoes or flower covered bicycles- that beat out love sweet love. Sharing my experiences of getting engaged and married with you all has been such a pleasure- so much lovely and kind words, it really made my heart sing. And so, the top post of 2012…
Make Love In The Kitchen
We did it! You and me over the last year have covered off all of the lines of this here amazing creed. In the process you started toting it around on your tote bag, postering it to your walls and wearing it around your neck.
And as we come to the end, the last line, we come to the most crucial of all- and that is the vital importance of the love we feel, that we make and that create in our kitchens.
It is the kitchen where we come together with our family.
It’s been a very busy week here in the kitchen, and we’ve only JUST kicked off our fall season! There’s been lots of exciting action like the start of our Fab Uplift Detox (it’s day two and we feel great), our Culinary Nutrition Expert program has launched, as well as a load of awesome classes. This is just the tip of the iceberg for us as we prepare for all of the amazing stuff we’ve got coming up.
These are one of the most exciting products we’ve launched in nearly a year. Over here in the kitchen we have all chosen our fave and our wearing them with love and pride. We LOVE these. I was thrilled to team up with two dear friends, Jen and Suzie, owners of Foxy Originals to create these extra special necklaces just for you. Last Spring we asked you to vote on what lines from the creed you loved most and we chose the top three to create these works of love.
I got married yesterday- true story! I am obviously not actually writing this today… no, no, no. Today, I am basking in the after glow of my wedding- hanging at my parents house with friends and family.
Actually… as I write this in advance, thinking about all the love sweet love that has been pouring in since our engagement on February 6th there is something that keeps spinning in my head and it goes like this.
You know those weird little snapshots of memory you have from days gone by? Like snippets of life from when you were four or seven or thirteen years old? I have lots of those. And one very key memory involves my bestest friend Macy.
That’s Macy and me above when she was here for the UnDiet photo shoot. Macy and I have been bestests since we met in kindergarten. I thought she was the coolest kid on the planet. She had the best name, bestest clothes, wild and crazy hair, coloured the greatest pictures, choreographed the best dance routines for us to perform and I loved her to bits from the start. As grown ups- she also happens to be a rockstar financial advisor, assisted in planning me the best stagette the world has ever seen and will be putting pen to paper as my witness when I get hitched next month. I also might add that I put on my cupid wings when I set her up on a blind date with a man whom she now calls her husband.
Fueling your life is about taking into account all aspects of our lives including the food we eat, the thoughts we think, the people we hang about with, and what we do all day. For that reason, I think this story is best told in pictures. This is what fuels my life. Let’s start with the pics up above… I am Fueled by loads and loads of green juice. Green juice makes me happy right down to ever last cell in my body.
Crunch on Carrots (Make it your mantra of the day.) First of all- that’s not a real tat. You knew that right? That was drawn on me by an unhealthy eating friend who is sure all I eat are carrots. The point here is that we should all be crunching on carrots. What if at the movies, people crunched on carrots like they did chemical corn? What if people crunched on carrots instead of potato chips. What if carrots were crunched on over smoking ciggies and swigging pitchers. What if we popped carrots instead of pills. What a world it would be!
Each week (or two) I am breaking down my creed, line, by line. Phrase by phrase. This is my manifesto- that I learned to live by to heal from an incurable disease and that I turned into this here sweet health loving inspiration I offer you. I will tell you what the creed means to me, I hope you will share what it means to you! Flirt With Farmers. That’s John. He’s a farmer. I might love him. He definitely loves me. Told me so. He runs the farm that feeds us on our retreats in St. Lucia and declared his love for me, and desire to come back to Toronto with me and marry me- which prompted my mom, who was on that retreat, to chime in with “Meghan’s been a rasta magnet since she was 12″. Thanks mom. In all seriousness (cause flirting with farmers is a serious matter), I first developed a thing for the green thumbed, bio-dynamically inspired man in the summer of 2007. I was on a break from nutrition school and was up at my cottage when my mom and I ventured to the local farmer’s market where, in the span of 25 seconds, I fell in love with an 19 year old farmer. What won me over? He told me supermarket carrots were like sticks of wood and there is nothing better than a fresh from the earth, biodynamic carrot. Any man who even eats carrots already has me won over, but this one- I was ready to pack it in and move my life to this young chap’s family off the grid farm.
Another retreat has come and gone. So it goes. I wait all year for this sweet, sweet week of great food, amazing people, sunshine, adventure, learning and most of all- loving. The demand for these weeks of rejuvenation just keep growing and we already have nearly 20 on our wait list for next year! Crazy town. I will keep my words short today and just allow the pics to transport you to the warm tropical breezes. Enjoy! Brunch is always a huge highlight of the day!
I wrote the creed in about 10 minutes. For real. I had been thinking about it and when it came to put pen to paper (or index fingers to keyboard- yes, two finger typer over here), it just flowed out. Why? Because I live it of course. Every mindful moment of my day, I do my best to lighten up, smile and always remember that Today, most certainly, is the day. We have been getting emails and letters (and even photos!) from around the globe, with people sharing how they are doing their best to live this creed as their own manifesto. It’s become art on their walls, backgrounds on their phones, wallpaper on their desktop, and of course- their go to tote bag. For this reason, I have something I would like share… in a moment. First- we made a few creed inspired changes around the kitchen (that went with a few changes on my biz site). We took down my old signature decal that greets guests in my kitchen.
Sit through the storms, for the sunshine and rainbows will follow.
Have you noticed this yet? Have you noticed that even when you think that thing that happened is the worst thing ever in the whole world to ever have happened, you might also be able to find the most unbelievable thing that came from it? That’s what this line of the creed is about. Things happen, and they are icky and sticky and crazy tough at the time, but no matter what, you will learn something, if you want to, and if you look hard enough, you will see the bright spot, you will find your grace and be grateful.You know the phrase “in a perfect world…” or “in an ideal world…”? We use it all the time. Here’s the thing, my little coconut, this is the only world we have. Yes that storm cloud is going to come by once in a while and dump that rain (usually in the form of disaster, crisis, upset, disappointment, illness, pain and struggle) all over us right after we’ve put on our best new party dress. Does this mean then that there is no point getting dressed up? Of course not!