“Are you two dating?”…

I originally wanted to write about Joey and I’s realization that we are Twin Flames and how we are navigating the world together BUT before I got all spiritual and deep about the relationship we have, I thought I would just be open, honest and vulnerable about us.

I will post about our Twin Flame bond in the future but if you don’t know what it means, I encourage you to look it up. Maybe you have found or met your Twin Flame as well.

So let me begin… Continue reading ““Are you two dating?”…”

Day 7: 100 days of eating raw food.

Yes, you read that correctly. I am going to eat raw foods for 100 days.

For those of you thinking or telling yourselves, “I could never do that or I would never do that…”. I get it, I was there once. Before I begin telling you how the past week has been so far, let me tell you where I was at with my eating lifestyle a few years ago.

5-10 years ago

My foods consisted of:

  • Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, waffles fries and biscuits (a few times a week since I worked there)
  • Snickers bar every other night
  • Publix cookies (And I could eat half the container in one sitting)
  • Chipotle, Pollo Tropical, and Tijuanas Flatts every week (literally)
  • Delivered pizza every other week
  • McDonalds and Wendys

I remember feeling drained most of the time, I always needed to take naps. I was grumpy and depressed around my friends and ex-boyfriend. I would get annoyed and aggravated very easily.

2-4 years ago

  • Chick-Fil-A salads, grilled sandwiches and fruit
  • More home cooked meals that consisted of pasta, rice, chicken, fish, vegetables, and boiled eggs
  • Processed foods

Four years ago I started eating “healthier” or so I thought. I was still angry but it was mostly because I didn’t have a good relationship with food after my ex-fiance called me fat. I lost a lot of weight but I wasn’t healthy. It was like I wasn’t living.

Even though I was still aggravated but my body was recognizing some differences as I was changing my eating choices. Looking back, my body was calling for help. I wasn’t getting my menstrual cycle, my joints especially my knees were in pain, my jaw was locking, and in all honestly, I was not happy.

1-2 years ago

  • I started to eliminate chicken, eggs, and dairy.
  • I was eating fish a few times a week
  • Tofu and tempeh
  • More vegetables and some fruits

I was feeling a bit clearer and realized I wanted more in my life. I wanted to live and I was becoming grateful for everything in my life. Almost every day I would write in my journal what I was thankful for. Things started to seem brighter and I felt like my life was flowing.

This past year

I become vegan almost a year ago.

  • I started to fast once a week and then I would fast for three days once a month (I did this for a few months)
  • I did several three-day juice fast and in January I completed a 28 day juice fast
  • I began intermittent fasting (only eating between 12 pm – 8 pm)
  • I included A LOT more fruit in my lifestyle
  • I did a couple mono fruit fasting (I did a 3 day grape fast and then a 3 day mango fast)
  • I eliminated a good amount of processed foods

The reason I changed my lifestyle so drastically was because I started somehow guided to a place called Pure Life Health Centers where I started to get care. They showerd me in love and guided me and demonstrated how eating clean could change my life.

As I was cleaning my body, I noticed how mentally clear I was getting and all the compassion and love I had for everything. I felt amazing.

These past few months I started tuning into my body and started feeling drained, exhausted and not as light when I ate cooked foods. I felt very heavy. I could see my body and face bloat.

Then a couple of weeks ago I over did it.After doing 5 days of just fruits, I ate processed foods and then ate more the next day. My body was not able to process all of this food and I ended up vomiting. I felt disgusting and I just wanted to apologize to myself for putting my system through that.

I forgave myself and knew I needed to go even cleaner with my eating.

My dear friend Kellyanne texted me (I swear it’s like she knew I needed this push) and asked me if I wanted to join her for 100 days of raw eating.

I kind of PANICKED. I immediately told her that I needed to think and meditate on it. Part of me didn’t want to, I just wanted my baked sweet potatoes and hummus. But after a couple of hours, I knew what the answer was. I decided to join.

This is what I had my last two days before I started my challenge!

7 days in and I do not want to turn back. I feel amazing. I haven’t even craved any cooked foods. Okay I lied. I craved a veggie burger for like 5 minutes on the Fourth of July and then got over it.

It’s actually been fun. It’s inspiring me to find ways of replacing things I loved cooked such as:

  • hummus (it’s not considered raw because the chickpeas are cooked!)
  • Veggie burgers and falafel (they can be dehydrated!)
  • Noodies and Thai food
  • SOUPS

I wanted you to know that it’s truly been a journey for me. I am blessed that I am able to do this and that I am having so much fun with it.

Part of me wishes I started sooner but I am happy with my story and how it’s playing out. I feel so healthy and I feel my body thanking me.

It took me years to get here and I still judge myself for what I eat. But I remember to look back a year ago or even 6 months ago and see how far I’ve come. I am amazed and I am truly proud of myself and where I am in life.

Thanks for letting me share this part of my journey with you! Below I have a few things I have been eating the last 7 days.

I love you all.

Raw Vegan Hummus! 

I learn to make my own 🙂

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FaRAWels

Kellyanne made these awesome faRAWels and I dehydrated them.

I was craving something other than salad and fruit, so Friday night I went to a vegan restaurant called Darbster and choose from their RAW menu.

“Bacon Cheeseburger” 

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I can’t forget my fruit! I’ve been eating lots of them especially since it’s summer time here in Florida.

Pure Life: How much can one really change in a year?

June 26, 2017 I stepped into Pure Life Health Centers and my life hasn’t been the same.

As soon as I walked in the doors, it’s as if my soul knew it was home.

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It’s really interesting how life, how the universe, how God lead me to my path. My friend Brooke invited me to the office a few times for some events and I wasn’t able to make it. Funniest part, Brooke and I never hung out but she followed me on Facebook and saw something in me, she knew I needed to walk into those doors.

I finally made it in and I am happy I did.

There are not enough words to explain the amount of growth and healing that has happened to me within the last year. But I will try my best to keep it to a minimum and not bore you.

Pure Life Health Centers is much more than a Chiropractic practice, it’s a place that people can call home, where one feels unconditional love and supported on their journey.

I started care with Dr. Kevin Davine in July 2017. My first adjustment was MAGICAL. I remember crying tears of joy as I was resting, it’s as if a light was flowing through me; I knew that I was in the right place.

I found myself wanting to be there as much as possible, I would attend the lectures, any special events, and their meditations. Kevin was not only my doctor but become family. He has a way of presenting information that makes sense and also challenges your way of thinking. He is truly something special!

 

A couple of weeks after my first adjustment, I was asked to complete my Sacred Contracts. This truly changed my life and helped me understand myself and my path in this life. (Feel free to reach out if you want more information and would like to cast your wheel.)

As I was attending Pure Life, I was working at my previous job at Chick-Fil-A and I was planning on leaving in December/January. Little did I know that I would actually be leaving in August and starting at Pure Life as their receptionist in September! This also brought a huge healing in my life.

Last year, I was traveling almost every month. I wanted to escape my life, traveling kept me distracted. But somehow Pure Life made me feel grounded, it truly felt like I belonged, it was home for me. I found myself traveling less and actually finding a family.

For my birthday in December I invited all my Pure Life family and they actually took up half of my party! I was so blessed that in only two months of working their I had so many people show up to celebrate me.

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I felt so loved from the first day and I just want to love everyone that walks in that door. I want everyone that comes to Pure Life to know they have a home, they have a family, that they are cared for and that I love them unconditionally.

I could seriously write a book on my journey this past year but I am going to bullet point important events that happened so far:

  • I BECOME VEGAN
    • Found myself being less stressed, angry and anxious
    • Starting getting closer to animals
    • Compassionate towards others
    • Craved being outside more

 

  • Completed SEVERAL Water and Juice Fasts
    • Detoxified and cleansed my system
    • Found myself with bursts of energy
    • Felt inspired, motivated and mentally clear
    • Had several spiritual moments and connected to higher source

 

  • Meet many of my SOUL MATES
    • Meet my best friends that have taught me about myself and love me unconditionally
    • Meet my Twin Flame that has been a mirror for me, has showered me in love and has taught me some of my biggest lessons in life
    • Made a family and have found a home

 

 

  • Stronger connection to nature and animals
    • Animals gravitate to me more
    • I enjoy being outside especially in the sun
    • I see the beautiful in nature

 

 

  • Tapped into my spiritual gifts
    • I am very intuitive and I am a healer in my relationships
    • Working with my inner child
    • Healing with my hands
    • Connection with angels

 

  • I Become a BADASS
    • I am confident in who I am
    • I have love and compassion during my growth
    • I love everyone
    • I will protect and defend my family at Pure Life

 

  • Casted my Archetypal wheel
    • Find who I am in my Ego and Higher Self
    • Understand how I relate and express myself to the world and how the world views me
    • How I interact with my friends and even in relationships
    • Figured out who I am in my Highest Potential and what that looks like
    • This helped me better communicate with myself and others and how to create healthy boundaries for myself

 

  • Re-did my living room!
    • Not only have I been liberating my emotional home but my actual  home as well

 

 

I am express the amount of gratitude I have. Sometimes I look at my life and laugh.

I ask my all the time, “How did I get here? How did I get so blessed to be here?”. I kid you not, it feels like a movie and even a dream at times. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I always tell people, when my dad passed away, it’s like something inside of me woke up. Pure Life also did that for me. I woke up from my previous life, I know that I am following my path, my purpose in life.

I know that this isn’t for everyone and it might not even make any sense but I had a calling to write about it, about my journey this past year.

If you ever get a chance, if you are looking to change your life, to feel loved and tap into your full potential then I would recommend walking into Pure Life.

Pure Life has also helped with the following:

  • back pain
  • headaches/migraines
  • seizure symptoms
  • Austism
  • constipation
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • Fibromyalgia
  • loss of sleep
  • numbness
  • whiplash
  • AND SO MUCH MORE

Feel free to check out our website to find out more about what we do! www.purelifehealthcenters.com Pure Life provides a great amount of workshops and knowledge for FREE. We are about educating the community and helping people find the answers from within.

Thank you for letting share this huge part of me that I haven’t truly express about. If you are interested in learning more details about my journey with Pure Life, let me know.

I love you all.

 

Here are some more pictures of friends, events, and things I appreciate about Pure Life!

 

Loving unconditionally is a tough workout!

“Karina, what in the world are you talking about?”

(I talk to myself sometimes and this is what I think people may say about the titles of my posts. ha ha) 

As I was saying, Unconditional Love is one of the toughest and hardest workouts I have experienced. When I decided that I wanted to love unconditionally, I agreed to go through a roller coaster of emotions, to be tested about my love in many situations, and to heal throughout this journey.

Continue reading “Loving unconditionally is a tough workout!”

Why I took time off from Social Media…

A break from social media is kind of weird for me.

My friends and family are used to me posting almost daily on Facebook and Instagram. I usually post about my adventures, reminders to be thankful and live a positive life, and post inspirational and honest videos about my life on my stories. I felt like one of my purposes was to share and spread love and light to those around me. Continue reading “Why I took time off from Social Media…”