Posted: 28th July 2016
I'm writing this not really to receive anything from you, but to just express my deep gratitude for all that you have taught me through these past couple of years. I know I am not the only one whose life you have impacted in such a beautiful and positive way!
I have always struggled with self love and since I can remember I have never been entirely healthy with my lifestyle. My father passed away a little over 2 years ago from heart and lung failure. I cannot stress enough how this still gives me guilt. He was always an active person until one day he just wasn't. Maybe with age and a lack of motivation. Having to get him to work out and not smoke was not easy, but he always made an effort here and there. I feel guilty for not encouraging a better lifestyle for him and I know this is silly because we are only in control of our own actions and what we choose to do and not do is nobody else's responsibility. I go back and forth with the guilt and I think I always will, but what I am strongly positive about is my own health and lifestyle. I somehow ended up on your Instagram page around that time before he had passed and I must have spent minutes upon minutes just scrolling, taking screen shots, writing down books or recipes you had posted. I felt entirely consumed by your vibe and more inspired then I had felt in a long time. I started buying more fruit and flew through the 80/10/10 book; among others, I started enjoying walking more. I enjoyed making food and eating what I made! Not feeling guilty about it because I knew what I was making, how I was making it and what was in it. I chose to try the raw till 4 lifestyle and it changed my body. I felt more energy, more clarity with the mind and soul. I started doing yoga again and would just melt away in pure relaxation. Your Ebook really was the cherry on top of the nana ice cream! I loved the pure simplicity of it all. The ingredients were not complex and the flavors were all there, just natural and beautiful! It was so easy to give up a lot of the junk I had eaten before. I think a lot of people see it as challenging or impossible, but I have found it to be extremely satisfying and have adapted to this lifestyle with ease. You have really changed my life on so many levels other than just a happy tummy. I find myself enjoying buying whole foods, getting excited about making smoothies and to try new recipes. I haven't been this motivated to workout consistently ever in my life and I am so proud of myself for taking these steps to better my health, to better my self. I honestly don't think I would have been on this path if it wasn't for you. To be so consistent with this lifestyle, to strive harder and to not give up. I am very excited for your next Ebook and to continue to be inspired by your beautiful soul. You have truly given me a new outlook on eating whole foods because I can testify to it all and what it has done for me.. I cannot thank you enough!