Like all of us, I am entranced by a woman's beauty. 'Beauty is higher than genius for it doesn't have to explain itself" Oscar wilde. I have recently begun painting certain women who soooo inspire me with their radiance, their inner something, their je ne sais quois! Beauty isn't easily defined because it is boundless and unique to each woman. And when a woman goes… Continue
Added by Shakaya Breeze on July 26, 2008 at 5:30am —
Although I finished my JF on day 33, it is the gift that keeps on giving- I STILL feel sooooo clean and energetic and INSPIRED! Am eating beautifully, and feeling bettr than ever! And the inner world is forever expanding and deepening...here is another painting as I seem to be on a roll...It is called SACRED REFLECTION because how you see yourself is how you see… Continue
Added by Shakaya Breeze on June 7, 2008 at 10:03am —
I love to paint but rarely find the time...Since Jfeasting I have completed 4 paintings- I usually donèt get that done in a year! even though I am eating now, I juice every day and only eat one main meal which is usually a BIG SALAD with my favorite dandelion, arugula, parsley with thin slices of garlic and lemon, olive oil and celtic sea salt. I did this one last night and today between the hours of 8pm-3, then 5am- 2pm; that is the other big bonus… Continue
Added by Shakaya Breeze on May 26, 2008 at 5:21pm —
Just wanted to share another new painting that is the result of living a Juicy, raw lifestyle that is imbued with love of Nature! Bless!
Shannon 'Shakaya Breeze' Leone
Added by Shakaya Breeze on May 24, 2008 at 3:20pm —
FINALLY the snow has melted and Jack frost has gone to play somehwere else for now...! YAE!!!
The sun is SHINING and SO AM I!
I am drinking my Maple water cut with Dandelion and organic greens- I LOVE this drink sooooo much and know my days with it are numbered as the Maple sap will be running only a few more days now...how blessed I have been to enjoy it this year, especially coinciding with my JFeast.
Incorporating SOLID FOOD back into my life after 33 days of juicing, has been… Continue
Added by Shakaya Breeze on April 17, 2008 at 9:00am —
Have been negotiating the journey from juicy to some solids now for one week- the first few days, I WAS OVEREATING. I didn't like it and felt like a poopy failure...afterall, how could I go 33 days, and then snap back right into old habits which included eating mindlessly, eating too much, eating without digesting earlier food, and eating at night!! It seemed I was constantly nibbling.
I couldn't believe it...I felt so bummed.
I am joyful to relay that that too was just a phase- a… Continue
Added by Shakaya Breeze on April 10, 2008 at 1:30pm —
wowie! made it this far! Congratulations gurl!
Switching to phase 2, which is to continue to Juice all day and add-in a large salad for lunch. My hope is to be done with eating in the evening which would break a pesky habit of mine. Even if I have a late lunch, it will be better than my usual late dinner!
Added by Shakaya Breeze on April 3, 2008 at 1:46pm —
Soooo inspired by my Maple Water! It has been sustaining me for over a week now- nearly exclusively- except for a few glasses of dandelion and romaine juices mixed in- honestly tastes like chocolate mylk to me- I am soooo happy and inspired! I even painted another painting called 4Seasons of love- the giving Trees.
Added by Shakaya Breeze on March 27, 2008 at 10:30pm —
STILL enjoying my blessed Maple Water...I add it to all my green juices now which is what I am exclusively drinking. Energy is there, no detox symptoms- not sure if that is great news or not...? But I am really in the ZONE and enjoying my JFeasting!
Wishing all my fellow JFeastes magic and miracles too! xoxoxo
Added by Shakaya Breeze on March 24, 2008 at 12:03pm —
YIPPPIE! doing MAPLE WATER RUNS collecting the most delishes water i have ever experienced for family and friends- wish EVERYONE who wanted to could drink this magical elixir.
Made the most awesome drink ever- JUICED DANDELION AND ROMAINE LETTUCE AND mixed half and half with the MAPLE WATER- WOWIEWOW!!! TASTED like CHOCOLATE MILK!!!! Even Luke thought so. DIVINE>
Late into the night I did a painting- so inspired by these GIVING TREES as my children put it.
I'm in love I'm in… Continue
Added by Shakaya Breeze on March 22, 2008 at 8:37am —
Another perfect day. Luke keeps bringing home gallons of fresh Maple water and I can't get enough of it. I WISH I COULD GIVE IT TO ALL THE JFEASTERS who would love to try it! It is an ecstacy to be sustained by Mother Earth. We are just enraptured by these 'Giving Trees' as my son put it. Reminded me of that beautiful children's book of that name, what a story! Life has taken on a most magical hue. This Juice feast is sharpening my senses and putting everything into focus in subtle and profound… Continue
Added by Shakaya Breeze on March 20, 2008 at 5:45pm —
Had another small salad tonight with my amazing tahini garlic ceasar dressing, and some of my gorgeous Papaya 'poof' Pie that my youngest son and I made today which he named because once you see how pretty it is 'POOF" you eat it and so its GONE!...no regrets...I miss eating...I LOVE EATING! I have gone without food not by choice as a child and teen...brings up some of my memories...
Being able to have food today, to have comfort, to create beautiful meals for my family- I live like a… Continue
Added by Shakaya Breeze on March 19, 2008 at 6:41pm —
Hmmmm, did I not post yesterday...? I guess when I mentioned on the forum about Luke tapping our Maple trees that I forgot to bog here. Oh it is DIVINE drinking the maple water that is normally boiled down 40:1 to create Maple syrup...why? the water is sooooo fresh and subtle and yummmmy! I lived on it yesterday and today! Not sure how long one can go on it...? The Natives drank it in copious amounts, so I really can't see any contraindications- it is 90% LIVING WATER , 10% minerals and sugars.… Continue
Added by Shakaya Breeze on March 18, 2008 at 7:31pm —
Today is SUNNY! What a blessing. AHHHHH! I feel like I am starting to get into the ZONE. I am creating new pathways in my relationship to food- actually to MY SELF. I often eat for emotional reasons- to sedate or even celebrate. I never used drugs, ciggs, alcohol and so I thought I HAD NO ADDICTIONS- until I went RAW...then I saw the truth. I have come along way, and there is much work yet ahead. JFing is an amazing tool to have in my tool kit! I don't ask 'AM I DOING IT PERFECTLY?' I ask 'Am I… Continue
Added by Shakaya Breeze on March 16, 2008 at 7:00am —
A peaceful day of quietude...feeing good. Feeling like I am half way through- meaning I may cease my Jfeast on the 30th...if that feels right . Bless
Added by Shakaya Breeze on March 15, 2008 at 7:13pm —
I am not sure what to say...I feel like a failure on several levels...but I don't believe any one who is learning can be a failure. In Martial Arts we say "fall down 7 times get up 8" so I am down but I'll get up...
I had to leave my family even. Luke and the boys really wanted to get away- something incredibly rare for us- so we drove to a little get away 1 hour up north. But it wasn't right for me. However, I knew that going into it, but it was good for everyone else and I really wanted… Continue
Added by Shakaya Breeze on March 14, 2008 at 6:46pm —
Did a photo shoot of my raw food for a magazine called georgian Gourmet for Women of Vision magazine...went well- couldn't taste what I made, but at least it looked good if it was'nt perfect- Luke and kids will love it tonight- SHITAKE WILD BLACK RICE 'UN STIR-FRY WITH SESAME GINGER GARLIC SAUCE AND KEY LIME SUBLIME TORTE...oh, those were the days!!! LOL! It will all still be waiting for me when I am finished JFeasting, wasn't even really hungry anyway...
Added by Shakaya Breeze on March 13, 2008 at 2:49pm —
YESTERDAY was perfect! no terrible cravings and hunger like I have been experiencing lately...today is shaping up nicely too! even though we have EVEN MORE SNOW, the sun is shining today- what a relief. Feeling strong. Luke is out- lost too much weight already; he will continue his juices and smoothies until dinner time- I don't have a scale so I went to the chiropractor and weighed in at 114lbs, not sure what I weighed when I started, but I really don't think I have lost more than 2-3 lbs.… Continue
Added by Shakaya Breeze on March 12, 2008 at 7:30am —
I KNOW today is going to be good because 11 is my number... I used to be a COLON HYDRO THERAPIST so poop talk seems normal to me. Last night I was woken up at 4am to have a BM of heroic proportions. No wonder I have been feeling so 'blocked' lately. Other than Bms the first 3 days and an enema on the 7th, no BM action so last night made up for it. thank you. Another amazing thing is 'people from my past' suddenly finding me and reaching out to me...is my vibration so much different? this cannot… Continue
Added by Shakaya Breeze on March 11, 2008 at 9:01am —
Wow- In the double digits! That is a blessing. Feeling bored, hungry, stressed financially and finding it extremely difficult to make meals for my children and not eat...I find it hard to sit with them while they are eating and am usually running on here to find something to grasp onto in those dfficult moments- and our lovely mealtime ritual is feeling very disjointed...I feel unsettled. And we have still about 3 feet of snow- and its ENOUGH ALREADY! I HAVE CABIN FEVER- AND FEEL FRUSTRATED ON… Continue
Added by Shakaya Breeze on March 10, 2008 at 8:17am —