How many times have you fallen off your own personal wagon? Seeing as you’re here, I’m going to make an assumption that you’re into raw food.
And I’m going to make a prediction that at some point you’ve felt like you’ve ‘fallen off’ the raw food thing. You may have labeled it a ‘binge’ or that you had a ‘craving’ or any number of other labels. You may have then felt you let yourself down and that, in hindsight, you didn’t really want to eat what you just ate.
Did you feel like you’re an unsuccessful raw foodie who just can’t stick to it?
We’ve all been there, and I’ve got another perspective for you after hearing a friend say that, “Monkeys still fall out of trees”.
What does that mean?
It means that monkeys are expert at living amongst the trees, they’re perfectly adapted for it, yet they still sometimes fall out of trees. And guess what? They’re still monkeys.
Falling out of a tree doesn’t make them any less of a monkey.
Falling off the wagon doesn’t mean you’re any less of a raw foodie. This raw food thing isn’t a diet; you’re not on it or off it. Raw food is a lifestyle and it’s experiential — once you’ve had that feeling of eating raw for a while, you just ‘get it’. You become a raw food monkey. 🙂
I heard a great quote once that said, “You’re only one meal away from being a healthy eater”. I love this quote because it really fills me with excitement about what’s possible. You and I can change any aspect of our lives with our next action, no matter what has happened in the previous years, months, weeks, days, minutes and seconds …
Show yourself some love.
Go get ’em, you sexy raw food monkey!
112 thoughts on “Monkeys Still Fall Out Of Trees”
I love this this article! So important to remember it’s not about being perfect or judging ourselves! It’s about living our best lives! A raw food diet will certainly take you there! Have fun & enjoy the journey!
Thanks for stopping by, Lisa 🙂
Thank you Sooooo much for the encouragement. This came at just the right moment. My husband wanted Italian Sausage & Peppers tonight. I wanted to please him & was going to indulge with him…However your email made me want to stick to it & I made me some Broccoli soup in the Vita-mix. It is delicious! This monkey didn’t fall out of the tree today thanks to you Russell. .;-)
Haha, thanks, Atti 🙂
I smiled as I read your article! I have fallen off the wagon many times. I learned not to beat myself up, over my slip,
I have noticed these times are becoming less frequent because the things I fall for are making me nauseous and more! So I am UN learning and listening to my body.!
I love that! 🙂
I want to thank you for that word. It has motivated me to stay the course…
Thank You so much for your encouragement, it shows you really care about your followers.
Thanks for the encouragement!
I fall off more than I hang in, and I get down on myself. “I know better!” Your great lessons and recipes are a lifesaver!! Thanks for everything!!
Oh, why oh why it is so hard to love oneself just the way the one is?! Luckey monkeys, they fall, they get up and don’t even think about it. =0)
Been there. Thank God I have a water aerobics instructor who really helps pick me up and set me straight. She is my motivation. Thank you for this and everything else you do.
Brilliant article. I keep falling out of that tree and having to get back up it but I am determined to eat more raw food in my life. Probably end up with a 50 / 50 split of raw and cooked. I am still figuring out what works for me and I know raw food plays a huge role in that. It is just cooking tasty dishes that has been my issue with it all.
Thank you! ❤️
I am a beginner for this lifestyle and need more knowledge. Having Thyroid problem make me think two times for some recipe but from that time I started to eat raw, feel more energetic. Thank you russell. xx
Loved it! It´s just what I needed to hear. THANK YOU!!! 🙂
Yes, how did you know! Right on time judt what I needed! Thank you!
Love your post and the quote is going on my fridge!!
Haha, I love that!
Oh I so thought this was a recent post, but still applies right. Love it. About to share it on my Facebook page.
Oh I so thought this was a recent post, but still applies right. Love it. About to share it on my Facebook page.
Always relevant, hopefully 🙂
Just what I needed right now, thanks!
I am new for raw-8 weeks. This article is great. Biggest challenge is variety. I fell off on my 3rd week and was so ashamed but I got back on. Thanks Russell!
Great Article!! I needed to hear this! Thank you, Russell!
Thank you Russell, I enjoyed this very mcuh – well and truely fell out of the tree on Xmas Day but had given myself permission to do this and am now going back to 100% raw. It was interesting how bad I my boidy felt after having “Xmas goodies” I have now relearnt that to feel really well I need to be 100% raw.
Deep down I knew but my mind keeps telling me that just a litle buit of “processed food” will not hurt me and every now and then I have to relearn that it willl definitely make me feel really horrible, headachy and sick.
Happy New Year everyone and I am off to enjoy a green smoothie.
Rae Brisbane Australia
Russell, I enjoyed your article! It allows hope for all, and no bashing for “falling out of the tree once in awhile”. I make my own fresh, organic juices and drink daily. And I have adopted eating a salad everyday! Kale is king is another one of my mottos….:) Karen, from St. Louis
Good article. My favorite thing to make right now is onion bread. It has become a staple in my diet. What I love about it is that I can put any other dried fruits and seeds that I want in it. YUMMY!!!
Your food is so tempting; I know I should start it but I’m in the process of moving to another province so once I’m settled I will be at least 80% raw; will see.
Your food is so tempting; I know I should start it but I’m in the process of moving to another province so once I’m settled I will be at least 80% raw; will see.
Thanks! I needed that!
I and my boarder have been on raw food now for a few weeks and we are really sold on it. We have so much more energy and have trimmed off excess fat so feeling wonderful. About once a week I don’t have time to make up a raw meal so we have a vegetarian pizza from the local take away shop and it tastes wonderful or we have a vegetarian subway which is very nutritional and we don’t feel guilty about “falling off the wagon”
There are some items which are very hard to get here in Os but we manage with what we have. Thank you for introducing us to raw food.
This is all still relatively new to me being vegetarian for the last six years, moving on to becoming vegan, and finally adding much more raw food recipes to my diet. At this point I’ve not committed to a 100% raw diet, but certainly there is more in my life than ever. I never thought that I could commit to a vegan diet because I thought it would be too difficult. I proved myself wrong on that, so I did learn not to say that I won’t commit to a complete raw diet because it would be too hard. What I’m learning from you is beyond what I had ever thought a raw diet could be, so it’s VERY possible that a complete raw diet can become a reality for me.
More than anything, I love the looks I get from people (like I have three eyes or something) when I talk about a raw food diet. Then I show them your website, and some of your recipes! They flat out freak.
My husband does eat meat on occasion, but none of it makes its way into our home. He’s very supportive of my choices, and I’m working on turning his around. I believe his time will come, but he’s just not ready right now.
I totally understand “falling out of the tree”. You just pick yourself up, and keep on going! You have to walk with purpose, and you will indeed succeed. Never stop trying is my motto!
I want a banana after reading that, lol!
Thanks for posting, it is so true and what is great about what you are doing is educating us and giving us better ideas and ways to prepare quick and easy food, so that we are not apt to fall out of that tree….
I never beat myself up for eating one thing or another. I just know that the more raw food that I add in my diet, the better I feel. For me, with food allergies, I have been through enough with food already. I am not going to put any undue pressure on myself. I am taking it slow and steady and when I find a raw food I really like, I save the recipe. When I make something I love, I celebrate life.
It’s a good positive way of looking at it. You’re right. It’s not a diet, it’s a life style. I started mid-July while on vacation in Grand Marais, Minnesota on Lake Superior. They have a whole foods co-op which was visited daily. Recently there was a 2-week compromise when the food processor broke. Now there’s a new processor and a 5-tray dehydrator.
I am a raw food monkey!
I have been enjoying your receipes for some time now and it’s such a magical experience, full of flavour and rich taste! I honestly don’t know how I would have managed to stay raw without discovering you. Thank you so much!
One of the most interesting and even I would say enlightening moments in my raw life was during my summer vacation, when I had a tour of south of France and Provence and spent a few days in various locations, which excluded the possibility of eating any raw food (except maybe for some boring salads).
By going back to eating cooked “normal” food, my initial feeling was one of regression, of having wasted down the drain all my raw food experience up to that moment. However, on second thoughts, I realized the following positive things: (i) I had not missed cooked food nor was I feeling any particular pleasure in eating it again (although French food is one of my all time favourites) and (ii) it struck me just how obviousely different I was feeling after eating cooked food (e.g. continousely hungry and lacking the energy I am used to) compared to eating raw food.
After coming back home, I went back to raw food, ultimately convinced it’s a natural choice for me and one of the best I’ve ever made. I do have moments when I eat certain cooked dishes (especially at social events) but without having any guilty feelings about it because raw food is a conscious choice not an obligation or a diet which I impose on myself.
I just discovered raw food about a month ago, so I’ve never actually been on the wagon, and not really sure how to get on! I’m 9 months pregnant so probably not the best time to start anyway, but have tried a few raw recipes, as I became totally sick of eating cooked food. I wanted to give my baby the best start in life, and spent one day, almost 80% raw and got a glimpse of how good it would feel if I could keep up a raw diet. But now I am battling nasea and food aversions, which are getting worse by the day. Now most days I’m on a diet of chips, ice cream, and cheese, as well as a few raw food dessert treats. I’d really like to start afresh when I’m breast feeding and give up this terrible diet, but with pregnancy cravings, I just don’t feel in control of what I eat anymore, I was almost vegan before I became pregnant so not sure what went wrong! How do we get on the wagon, and try to stay on it, at least most of the time? I have a lot to learn.
Yes, it’s really not the best time to start to try and make a big change in your diet right now. I’m no expert in these matters but the people that I know that have been pregnant say they wanted certain things that they never would have had normally.
I always say the best way to get into this is by juicing. Get yourself a juicer (even if you can only afford a cheap one start there) and just start adding in as many vegetable juices (with some fruit to make it sweet to your tastes – it’s REALLY important that you enjoy it!) as you can.
You can add juice to your lifestyle around everything else you do and get loaded up on micronutrients.
You, Russell, absolutely rock!! After 3 years of being raw, I cannot believe my luck in stumbling upon you!!!! So thank you!!! Back to subject at hand: Up here in Maine, we have been discussing the inclination to fall off the wagon around February, because the cold, in our houses and outside, drives us to crave hot food. I’m working on creating more recipes with cayenne, chipotle (thanks for the kale chips recipe – YUM!) and ginger. (Always happy to have suggestions.)
I am just beginning this lifestyle and I love your videos and recipes. Thank you.
Nice article. Hanging out at rawfoodrehab a lot, I have learned that there is no wagon to fall off of. Just do your best each day, make the next bite raw, and dont beat yourself up. Works for me most of the time!
Fun and encouraging article , I enjoyed reading it . As long as we are breathing there is always room for improvement in our lives 🙂
I’ve been on a row food for a month now, so I consider myself as a beginer. My husband dosn’t support this king of eating and living, but my body and soul adores it. I feel happier, easier and I am not tiered at all. Yesterday I have follen of my tree. I ate something that my body didn’t want it. And this text came in the perfect time for me to understand tha I am just a human. And I like every part of it!
Thank you for your support. And interesting ideas :))))
Hi Russell, Yes, raw food is definitely a lifestyle, not a diet. I am adding raw food into my diet(vegetarian) – seem to be able to go raw at breakfast and lunch but evening meal harder. I am new to raw foods and still in the learning process and need to get more creative. Thanks for your support and your delicious recipes.
It encourages me to continue with my rawfood lifestyle in spite of my difficulties.
Thank you Russell
I have trouble balancing the tastes/food preferences (carnivore) of my husband and 3 children as well as the time factor ( seems like it takes me more time searching for recipes and what I want to make than the actual preparation time-maybe I actually am addicted to reading recipes??who knows) and the other factor is budget. I am essentially preparing two different meals at supper time…one for me and one for the family. They are not quite as into raw food as me. So alot of the time the desire is there to prepare my raw food supper but alas, time runs out as the needs of the family trump my own “indulgent” food choices. I end up eating what they have for supper or just snacking on something healthy instead of going hungry..,.maybe fasting would be a better option??
Anyways, 7 years ago when I first made the connection between diet and health there were definite “falling out of the tree” moments. I have done better in recent years. Now I see it as a choice, to preserve my sanity or to preserve my body. It switches back and forth and I just go with it cause I know I love Raw food, it’s what I gravitate towards. Most days I eat well so I don’t beat myself up over the odd “bad” meal.
That is something that I have struggled with all my life.. Learning how to forgive myself and understand that failure today does not mean failure forever………..Me and my husband have stopped all meat and mostly red meat. We only eat grilled salmon. We have stopped all sugar and all process canned food. We no longer eat any dairy and I am learning how to make raw cheese from nuts.. So we are making progress…….. I feel good about that…………
Thanks for all your help……… You are appreciated….
I agree with raw food is a way of life. Being a beginner, I’m still learning, but through the years I have learned to be patient with myself like I’m patient with my students. Part of growing is to learn to love yourself. If you love yourself, you will do the right thing by your body and if you “fall out of the tree”, you won’t beat yourself up over it. Just brush yourself off and get back in that tree. In Genesis, the Lord told Noah what animals he could eat right after the flood, but He also told Noah “until the Earth is replenished”. God granted Noah permission to eat animals until plant life came back to the planet; however, man did not obey and continued to eat meat which has caused many of our health problems. That confirmed to me that we should eat plant based food and not animal products. That’s one of the reasons I made the decision to go raw vegan.
Hope a certain friend sees this, they come unglued if anyone talks about cooked food.If they eat meat, “Oh the poor animal” and so on. Raw food is fairly new to me and my hubby and a tight budget so it’s not done every day YET. But we really need to be an example. Lots fall out of trees, more than once. Some how they get up and I hopefully will be they one who puts out her hand to pull up a’monkey’ to get back in the tree. Thanks, and thanks for the download on the Ebooks love the recipes Whitedove
Hi Russell…….I agree…..raw food is a way of life not a diet. I’m slowly trying to add more raw food to my lifestyle instead of cooked foods so the more I read and do the more I learn.I still like my chicken and steak every now and then but if I can learn to prepare more vegetable dishes raw, all the better for my health. I’m making my own raw breads, kale chips and nut based icecreams and love them all.
Well this is indeed timely that I read your article Russell. Thank you so much for addressing this “issue”. Although I have done the raw food way of eating off and on over many years I never felt disciplined enough to stay on it. The memories however of how incredibly alive and healthy I felt stayed with me, “haunted” me you could say. I never felt and according to others looked more beautiful as well. A bittersweet compliment? lol
We have just started being “in the raw” and my and I are are constantly in two minds about “what type of raw foodie” we are or want to be. Some days after a bit of disappointment from not just falling but jumping out of the tree! You help put it into perspective and I’m very appreciative of your insight. 🙂
I’m about 80% raw MOST OF THE TIME, the rest is pretty healthy, MOST OF THE TIME. But when i do eat something cooked thats not so healthy, yeah sure i don’t feel as good physically after it, but i no longer worry over it or even have to forgive myself for it. I just let it be. I guess thats what monkeys do when they fall out of trees. They just get on with the next thing, which is probably staying on the branches! Until the next time they fall off…:)
A roundabout way of reminding us we’re all human!
Personally, after being an vegan for over fifteen years, then going back to just eating chicken, fish and turkey, then back to vegan and now raw for nine months. I was on the right path according to my blood type, I have to be an vegan due to the fact my body can not digest meats it makes it sluggish and less energized than when I eat vegetable proteins. These ideas came from within by listening to my body. I did not take into consideration that my blood has already predisposed my eating habits. Learning how to cook and becoming a gourmet chef also helped along the way as well. So I am grafeful to have listened to my body(within) and learn what islive food and what is dead food. For this is the only body I have and it is of the utmost importants that I maintain a healthly and vibrant temple.
I’m actually thinking to come of trees…. Mainly on Raw food for a few weeks but I lost some weight and I now feel like i have cold ( cleansing reaction?).
Also I not sure who is telling the truth about Raw food diet. High fat or low fat, more Carbohydrate or more protein??? What about bone and teeth health?
There are so much I need to know and time to eat through out the day and I do not want “eating” to be priority of my life…
I think actually everyone is telling the truth about what has worked for them in terms of fat, protein and carbs.
A little time discovering what works for you now will actually give you a lot of freedom further down the road.
Just got home and opened my email….. My husband just had to go out to eat and I did my best to eat what was right…. but I fell out of that tree and came home very discouraged and wondered about my self and if I would really get this right…….. I have all the tools that I need and yet I do foolish things like I did tonight……
Thank you for all the encouragement …. One of these days I am going to email you and tell you that I have become an over-comer and the 40 lbs are gone………and my heath is restored…
I’m new to this raw food experience and after doing one week completely raw myself and my husband fell off the wagon big style, we’ve decided to get back on a bit slower this time, glad to know that it happens to most!
I have to thank you for sharing that message. I’m slowly working my way up the tree for 2 months. I have been feeling really guilty cause I know what I want to do, but have a hard time doing with no support. Thank you Russell
Staying up the tree is hard but, for me there is no option unless I want to make myself ill. I was lead to a path of raw food due to health problems which are unfortunately very limiiting. I cant eat anything remotely warm otherwise my skin starts burning and my face and upper body turn purple with urticaria popping up. This reaction occurs with every other heat stimuli. In addition, If I eat complex carbs, meat and dairy I have the same reaction regardless if the food is hot or cold, I also have Coeliac and crones disease. Eating wheat, gluten and dairy free with low GI options was not enough. So I began eating raw-with some improvement-though if I over indulge the symptoms follow. Drs dont know what the cause is!!! Im happy to eat Raw and enjoy it-its one one of the very few pleasures left in my life x
Thanks for the support Russell. It really helps that you put out so many tasty and easy to put together recipes.
It has been seven months and I have not fell off the wagon. Even though I sometimes prefer not to eat if I can not have it raw. I will go to bed hungry.lol just too lazy to prepare what I really desire, but does not mean I did not have my vegetables raw, nuts and prepared juices just did not use an receipe. Thank-you for sharing.
These are exactly the words I”ve needed today. I’ve fallen out of the tree, in a very deep hole. This article have given me the confidence that I”ll manage to get up, only dont’t know exactly when.
i’ve just fallen out the tree and felt so bad today morning.. and than got your letter with the link to this post!! life is just like this, and i’m sooo grateful.
thank you for this post, i loved it 🙂
Great post, thanks x I experienced this exact thing this morning – and it really surprised me: I started exploring raw food just before xmas – and am trying recipes etc and having about 50-75% raw each day. This morning I knew I had a long work shift ahead – so I thought scrambled egg would be a good idea! As I ate it I found it too rich, fatty in the mouth, and frankly not very tasty. I had Ryvita and butter with it – as I fancied the butter – but, again, it really sank to the bottom of my stomach and didn’t feel good at all! I might be a baby raw monkey, but I am definitely a sexy raw monkey 😉
this is so great I am going to share with my clients!!
Thank You for this post it is something I do indeed relate to and and I agree we are on a journey that can only get better no matter how many times we fall offthe tree. I have to say falling off the tree is becaming more and more a failure to love and respect my body and soul and what I believe in in a broad spectrum, and this feeling is not exactly the same as feeling guilty because you are going to gain a pound tomorrw, it is a learning fall, I should say.
I left a comment on the orange chocolate cake post as well, and I am getting to knoe your blog by reading it almost every day. Inspiration you are, pure inspiration!
Thank you for you mails, I realy injoy it. In the beginning I thougt it vas a mistake, get I all this free. Thaks agen. I findt it difficult to have time to make raw food evryday and keep the vegetables frees and there to get some off the vegestabels. But I fill very well then I eat raw food and wish to raw food. My english is´nt the best, so I don´t now if I it will be to diffeltcult to understand you books and vidio. Best wishes Helle
OH! Yes! Russel, I can relate to that indeed. Case in point, yesterday, Thanksgiving Day here in USA. I felt like a drug addict who vowed to be clean and sober and went binging on a festivities day, when I know very well that kind of nourishment is not for me anymore. Thanks God we always have tomorrow to repair, until… the day of tomorrow will come no more!
AWESOME!!! Thank you! 😀
Thanks, I needed that just at this very moment.
🙂 I like this analogy. I have actually worked with monkeys at a sanctuary and the idea of trying to be a “better” monkey, a healthier monkey, a thinner monkey, this abstracted dual self that always wants to be more than it is…They just are, they don't have to forgive themselves! Hahaha, the thought! They are not capable of questioning their basic goodness. We funny creature (esp us western ones) are often on some sort of mission to improve this thing that is our self and by all means let's keep our eyes on the prize…however, occasionally trying on the arguably less devolved perspective of our hairy brethren could maybe serve to relax and thereby even assist out efforts a bit.
“…The sun will stand as your best man
When you have found the courage
To marry forgiveness
When you have found the courage
Thank you for sharing. It is very true and gives me encouragement. It's difficult changing lifestyle when you've lived one way for so long. It's good to know that, like with most things in life, we all fall down. We just got to pick ourselves up and keep on going.
Thanks Russell! I really needed to hear this since I've fallen out of the tree for the last 2-days! You're the best!
Very good. I am a new raw foodie and need very simple and convenient recipes to start with until i become a pro. I had a spinach and pear smoothie the other day and it was awful which has put me off slightly. Also it became so frothy and in the end there was enough for 5 smoothies and it didnt help as the blender i used wasn't very good. Anybody got any good tips for a good blender and also some nice smoothies that wont put me off 🙂 xx
Did you really just call me a monkey? Heh, heh. Well, I'm not worried about falling out of any trees. I've always tried to eat more on the healthier side even since I was a teenager. I've been doing the raw food thing for over a year now, but I'm not 100% raw. Heck, I'm not even 100% vegan. But, I really enjoy fruits, nuts, salads, and juicing. I don't look at it as I have to eat this way, I just feel so much better when I do. When I get a sweet tooth … no problem. There are plenty of wonderful raw desserts to choose from. If I get a craving for something, I allow myself to have whatever it is but in moderation. But that doesn't happen too often since my body tends to reject food that isn't good for me, and I feel real sick the next day if I over indulge. That makes it easy to go right back into eating healthy again.
Thank you – I especially needed that today!!
Oops, I mean Russel.
What great timing for this message.
I have been eating raw for only a few short weeks, since July 1st. I went on a 21 day raw food cleanse and loved it so much I have stayed predominatly raw. Lately though, it seems that my old style of eating is creeping in little by little. It was only a few minutes ago that I was wondering where I am going wrong.
So, thanks for your timely support. I got it. There is no wrong. I ate what I ate, I din't eat what I didn't eat and now I can choose again.
yeah, this is a wonderful, wonderful post!
Everything you share is a HUGE inspiration! Today was a great day in that it was about 90% raw, but I most definitely can relate to the days I do eat something that has no benefit to my body and leaves me completely unfulfilled.
I know that RAW is the most delicious and nutritious lifestyle there is, so thank you Russell for your story, your blogs, your recipes and your internet presence that allows us to “meet” you and find guidance and inspiration!
I agree with you 🙂
As humans, we have a hard time seeing how human we are. Meaning: how natural it is to fall from the trees once in a while (not only regarding the way to eat, but also the way we live). In the past years I had a hard time accepting that idea because I'm a perfectionist. But the more I educate myself and study myself, the more I understand that the real perfection is in the desire to be better every day. As long as we keep trying to be better we will always be happy.
Thank you very much for this. I have in the past felt like I've fallen out of my raw foodie tree and have felt immense guilt. Today I had a non raw treat and I didn't freak out. I'm just going to get back on it:)
Thankyou for your understanding words, you have made a “chunky monkey” giggle and grin—- but mostly grateful that my daughter sent me your site.
Totally cool! Thanks you, Russell
I have not made the complete transition to completly raw about 50% and I think only because I don't have my own dehydrator yet…
Wow thanks…definitely speaking straight to me in this it seems. I think I can, I think I can…
Thank you for your post- what a simple, yet well put, and much needed thought/support.
Thanks so much!
I had non – raw food last night and didn't feel good all the old stomach upsets back.
I was very tired and had no energy and ended up having to take an enzyme to help it digest then a maalox to deal with the acid.
I didn't beat myself up about it, but yeah i wanted to make zucchini and pesto and next time ….i hope i remember how much happier i am on the raw food.
i'm not adverse to eating some grains especially that ezekial stuff but i'd rather eventually sprout my own.
I can totally relate to that feeling because I had a non raw meal one day last week and I have been beating myself up about it.
Thank you for this perspective. you are right on target!!
What's not to like about being called a 'sexy raw food monkey'!! :)))))
Ok, so now I know who I am . . . I've been doing the raw food/juicing thing for about 2 months but I treat myself to a Whole Foods Dill Tuna Salad every Sunday . . so I thought I could not call myself a real “Raw Foodie.”
So now I'm gonna get the tee shirt, and wear it with pride.
I am a Raw Food Monkey!!
I am a raw food monkey! I needed to hear this today as I have been trying many new raw food recipes and falling out of the monkey tree lately. Now I know I can live among the monkeys as I learn my raw culinary skills. 🙂
Yay!! Thanks you for that!!
well, I fell off the wagon and rolled down the road!
awesome positivity! thanks for the reminder that no one is perfect!
Hi Russell, I love this entry! This is why when people ask me if they think I will be a raw fooder for ever, my answer is always an unequivocal YES!
Great post, just what I needed as I strive towards an all-raw diet during our coldest months.
lol, you must’ve read my New Year’s Resolution…..! 🙂
This post describes me to a “T” right now! I have fallen off my wagon, and I don’t like rolling in the dirt! Thank you for the encouragement and permission not to beat myself up!
I just received the X-Mas Cookies recipe via e-zine!!! Awesome! My vote is cast for Russell – favorite raw chef. I’m glad that Russell will be coming to the US (108 degrees) – his recipes are to Live for, helps me like eating this way. Gratitude
Thanks for the inspiring quote (just one meal away…. ) I’ve been doing well with raw food, but struggling in other areas, and that quote really gave me a lift about the possibilities for change. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Russell. Big congratulations on your new position at 105degrees!
How are the dvd’s coming along by the way.
I guess we are talking January at the earliest now.
From Russell: Thanks, Neil. Yes, the DVDs are still with the editors. They said they would work through the holidays too so hopefully it’ll be very soon after the new year. Thanks for your patience.
That’s so beautiful. Thank you!
I love this saying! Thanks for sharing it. I will share it with my Yoga students this week. You have a wonderful holiday!
What a friendly and inspiring post, Russell!
Thanks for this. So Abe!