Contentment is knowing that if tomorrow never comes it will be ok, because you have said today what you needed to say, you have loved completely and forever, you have laughed and been happy for the now, and you have made the world a better one.
Live for contentment <3
With love, Esperanza…Continue
Never lose your childish enthusiasm, your crazy love of life. Treat every day as a party, a chance to dance, and sing, and meet new friends, and laugh with old friends, and see new places, and see the same places in a new way. Take every opportunity to live, and live with endless passion and spirit. Have confidence in today, and look forward to a bright tomorrow. Because when this is all nearly over, and you look back, you'll see that every day was a miracle. The…Continue
Every kindness and every act of goodness that you do makes our world a little safer and a little bit more beautiful. Each defiant act of humanity brings new light into our souls, and renews the strength in our hearts. Love is powerful, use it well. ♥
Much love to you all dear friends, Esperanza xxx
One of the things I have noticed on my journey through life so far is that often the most magical, beautiful moments of our time here on Earth have come into being as a result of past events that were extremely challenging and sad.
So for me, an obvious example of this would be when I was sick. I went through nearly 2 decades of extreme ill health, excruciating pain, abuse, and starvation, and at the time this all seemed fairly pointless. What’s more, it seemed like that…Continue
...just over the horizon life is even better :)
Hugs, Esperanza xxx…Continue
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My latest before and afters...I just love this lifestyle so much :)…Continue
No shampoo, no make-up, just good old fashioned cold water...care-free morning 'beauty treatment' ;)…
Before changing my diet I was nearly dead (bear in mind these photos don't even show me at my illest!). I suffered with many different health problems, resulting from having Celiac Disease, severe food intolerances, and allergies undiagnosed my entire life, and I was in constant pain.…Continue
My husband and I have decided to do Ted Carr's 100 Squats a Day 30-Day Challenge, and we started today! Besides daily walking and occasional yoga, neither of us have ever done any high-intensity workouts before, so we are both excited and nervous! I'll be documenting the challenge, complete with before and after pics and weekly squat videos, on our blog here:…
Just found an old pic of when I was re-learning to walk - I've come a long way from the frail girl who could barely lift her head, to the strong healthy woman I am today. This photo shows me somewhere along the way, taking my first few steps after being bed-bound for years!
For anyone who isn't sure about going raw, JUST DO IT! It may be hard work at first, but before long that work will bring amazing results, and make you happier and healthier than you could ever…
Hi there people... As the creator of the pregnancy/post-partum group on this site and recent owner of www.lfrvfamilies.com natural birth and families is near and dear to my heart. I've studied/trained in birth work and occasionally work in that field...I'm also a mom.
I had my first daughter in a truly phenomenal natural setting, with a competent, beautiful, raw-friendly vegan midwife and doulas. My midwife became like a second mom…Continue
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For more information visit my website: www.therawmonkey.com
For more info on my health transformation you can visit my website…Continue
Here's an interview I just did in Italian for OrdinataMente:
Buona giornata e tanti baci, Esperanza…Continue
Added by Esperanza Vite - The Raw Monkey on February 8, 2013 at 5:38am — No Comments
My 20 top tips for a fabulous fruity Valentine's Day! :)
Have an awesome day everyone, Es xxx
Back when I was sick, I reached the point where nearly every muscle in my body had wasted away. I couldn't walk, I couldn't sit up, I couldn't even lift my head. I was on the brink of death.
As I recovered, after changing my diet, I had to relearn to do all these things, and it took time, patience, and a lot of hard work and commitment. But just how far I've come!
This last summer I swam 7km with ease, went hiking all the time, often walking…
Added by Esperanza Vite - The Raw Monkey on January 12, 2013 at 10:53am — No Comments