Personal development

Birthday Edition - Living the Whispers of Your Heart

It's my 59th birthday on Monday 24th July and I have had a most phenomenal past year, exploring the world from the guidance that comes from within the whispers of my heart.
In the past year alone I've achieved awakening several of my dreams, I feel more happy and alive and look forward to ever deepening happiness and fulfilment. 

Travel, food and spirituality are my guiding light, the things I truly love to engage my mind, body and spirit with. During the year I have visited several islands, continents, cities and towns which are bathed in sumptuous golden sunshine, because I definitely love most things tropical! For me, that also applies to food. Food is one of our universal sources of life-sustaining nourishment, but only when if it's food that has not been artificially processed and maintains it's fresh natural life force energy. 

I have been fortunate to transform my internal self image into the lifestyle path I have dreamt of. Several years ago when I decided to make my holistic health my number one mission, things in my life started to shift and align more strategically to support that desire in such a way as to begin to make that dream come into being more of a reality. Through creating a healthy lifestyle that is holistically focused, food and spirituality have become a gorgeously combined ministry. It has not always been clear to me when an opportunity for growth and expansion is staring me in the face, but I have a lived belief that everything happens for a purpose, so I make time to find the hidden guidance and to learn how to read it's signals! I have also learnt that it is important to trust in the uncertainty that often comes before any great change occurs, it's just part of the process.

“When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation — it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.” – Les Brown

Like many of you, I have sometimes been fearful about making 'good enough' life decisions, but my spiritual path, self-honesty and personal growth have revealed the beauty that is afforded when healing and humanitarianism take the central focus in your life. Emotional, spiritual and physical healing processes is an art that takes time, practice and a lot of self-love. I love the gift of life and spirit that has evolved through the on-going healing processes I have chosen...and I try to live my life according to those values. I am at my very best when sharing with and supporting others on their wellbeing journey too; plus of course exploring the world of health through raw, plant-based whole food (smile); that's why I also love the Zen Buddhist saying i the picture above. The Les Brown quote then reminds us that there is a purpose to fear if we can allow ourselves to see and feel it.

I guess what I'm sharing is about committing to living your best life possible, no matter what restrictions you may encounter. Your best life comes from the spirit within you, not from the outside and remember also, no matter what, YOU ARE ENOUGH! 

Have you ever celebrated yourself on your own birthday? I don't always plan a celebration for my birthday unless its a big one (30, 40, 50 years etc.), but I like to enjoy a celebratory atmosphere for the whole month of July, by making time to include lots more smaller joyful experiences in my schedule, like spending less time working and more time doing what I love with family and friends, sometimes I even crave some excitement, so I go dancing. I also evaluate the previous year's achievements in order to set a few new goals for the coming year. My mum always used to remark "If my life spare" meaning that if I live long enough from this point on, as a positive reminder to live in the present and not take the future for granted.

Whatever you decide to do on your birthday, whatever your plans, (or none), it can be helpful to be open to new ideas. Here are 7 low key, easy suggestions you could use to enjoy a healthy birthday. You could even create a birthday vision board to plan out the elements of your preferred day or delegate to someone you trust to plan your birthday activities!

7 Easy Ways to have a Soulful Birthday

  1. Create a day of indulgent joy and comfort with people who will reflect that joy back to you, let joy be your compass
  2. Prepare a birthday self-care ritual (or have one prepared for you)
  3. Go for health building food and drink options to nourish your body
  4. Go on an outing to somewhere you've always wanted to visit, (I have a long list), take a gorgeous picnic
  5. Try a simple easy chill out and go see a new performance, movie or play (I'm going for comedy next week, looking forward to laughing, going to see 'Girls Trip'), I love going to the movies during the day on my own...
  6. Learn something useful and raw health promoting, like how to germinate and sprout or activate grains, seeds, legumes and nuts
  7. Go to a retreat, beauty parlour or spa for a total make-over, relaxation and rejuvenation

This year I'm going for low key, so Do celebrate my birthday with me on Monday 24th if you can, I'd love to hear from you. You can check out my birthday smoothie in the recipe pages too.

Also I'd love to receive a virtual hug or birthday message. Even better though, please make and send me a quick one-minute selfie video sharing what you like most about what I do as Sistahintheraw.... that would be so cool!

Wishing you One Love always
Sistahintheraw x

"I for one wish you a long and healthy life. You have created so much good, so much energy around healthy eating and healthy food! Bravo to you!" -Facebook 24th July 2017

Arriving in Mozambique

Arriving in Mozambique

Want to know more?

Resource and Research:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTRwTvAYYrQ
http://hippocratesinst.org/hippocrates-health-institute-how-to-transition-to-a-truly-healthy-lifestyle


Living Food = Vibrant You - Create healthier habits, try out one of my online wellness programmes, register here.

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR E-ZINE OR WEB SITE?
You can, as long as you include this complete statement with it: Anita McKenzie, is a Raw Soul Food and Holistic Health Lifestyle Mentor, she is founder of the brand "Sistahintheraw" and "Raw Soul Food" and a leading authority on Raw Food Life Success. If you're ready to jump-start your life, make healthier choices, and have more fun and joy in all that you do, get FREE success tips from Sistahintheraw now atwww.sistahintheraw.com

Medical Disclaimer
Sistahintheraw.com provides information on this website as an educational service. This website does not provide medical advice. The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. The contents of this web site are not intended to offer personal medical advice, diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. The products is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications and medical conditions.  

I've Got Your Back!

Have you ever wondered whether one-2-one support for you? A professional will guide, mentor or coach you through you personal life transformation to help you to achieve your goals.

Benefits of Working With an Holistic Raw Plant-based Lifedstyle Mentor

-Guidance on the best therapies to support meeting health goals
-Guidance on natural support strategies
-Guidance on how to stay positive and develop positive mental habits
-Guidance on how to relax the body and mind.
-Guidance on how to reduce stress
-Guidance on how to eat a raw vegan, enzyme-rich living food diet, with recipes
-Guidance on nutritional supplements made only from whole food sources
-Guidance on a creating and developing a healthy living environment
-Guidance on beneficial physical movement
-Guidance on spiritual techniques for healing and personal growth
-Guidance on healthy weight loss
-Guidance on clean eating
-Guidance on juicing
-Guidance on fasting
-Guidance on detox
-Guidance on including ritual and ceremony in your strategy
-Guidance on how to develop deeper self-awareness
-Guidance on creating and incorporating new healthy wellbeing habits

Our Raw Soul Food Underlying Principal
How you perceive your health and wellbeing matters to your whole life experience. Your emotions matter equally too. We believe in dynamic heart-to-heart encounters, filled with good listening, compassion, non-judgement and sensitivity. I will help you to make positive lifestyle changes, We start with where you are, without trying to impose other views on to you. We'll work to create the changes you desire together.  

I work with men and women who want to use natural solutions
-for easy loosing weight
-with mums wanting to loose weight after pregnancy
-with women experiencing menopausal symptoms
-with women and men wanting who want to get off sugar
-with men and women who want a fresh start to resetting their health journey
- with women and men who want to experience the benefits of adopting a holistic, raw food, plant-based lifestyle has to offer...

Whats on offer?
All of the above. As a guide and mentor, I offer a 1-2-1 mentoring service, for clients wanting to experience support that is more tailored to their personal needs. I am in the business of educating and inspiring you to transform your life and to become a healthier and happier version of you.

We can do this through what I term Holistic Health Life-Styling, through employing any or a combination of:

Live raw plant-based food
Teaching
Interfaith Spiritual Counselling
Meditation
Ceremony & ritual


These tools can be employed to guide you through a process of success conditioning and personal development, for you to create life-changing daily, holistic lifestyle adjustments, that will energise and inspire your progress and create new progressive habits, that will help you to stay on track with your raw food lifestyle path to wellness.

7 Ways in which professional Raw Soul Food One-to-One Wellbeing Guidance can Benefit You

Wellbeing means different things to different people; for some, it’s about having a healthy work life balance while others might consider good physical health a major marker of overall wellness. However you measure wellbeing, working with a mentor can improve your emotional and physical health while keeping you motivated and positive on your way to reaching your goal. 
The benefits of the one-to-one mentoring relationship are numerous, it's an enabling relationship, where you receive impartial guidance and encouragement, you will also get the opportunity to:

  1. Focus on your whole being - an holistic approach means exploring everything from exercise and plant-based nutrition, to your support networks and motivation. It's all about YOU! We focus on enhancing, preserving and maintaining health and preventing illness, by including the emotional, physical, behavioral, nutritional and lifestyle factors that are needed to enhance your overall health and well-being.
     
  2. Fast-Tracks Your Process - you get to work with a professional whose unique training, expertise, and experience can help you to streamline your process and deliver the answers and resources you need at exactly the right time.
     
  3. Learn skills required to maintain your momentum - Because your circumstances are unique, your work and home environments may be ever-changing; so to be successful in your new wellbeing lifestyle strategy, it’s crucial to have an understanding of the skills needed to support you in your efforts for lifestyle change. 
     
  4. Build your confidence - by mastering your mindset, you'll be able to work with your gut instincts, while learning how to be more powerful and fearless in acquiring and using the tools and insights necessary to reach your goals in the fastest and most effective way possible.
     
  5. Make informed decisions - by setting your goals and creating a road map, you'll be able to employ problem solving techniques and know how your next move can position you to meet your short- and long-term career goals and identify the appropriate steps to get there. Set goals and build a roadmap to your destination
     
  6. Gain lifelong skills - that will keep your life on course, by learning how to re-focus your psychology, practical effort and positioning as necessary, in line with your goals, values and beliefs. Instilling healthy habits in your nervous system so that they can become your default position.
     
  7. Become Accountable - working with a highly qualified mentor by your side will ensure that you see your goals through to the end and achieve the results you desire.  Breaking your objectives down into actionable steps with the support of an experienced mentor, who has been through similar processes, will also help you stay focused and efficiently move towards a successful outcome.

What does this all mean in practice?

You can book Private, Raw Soul Food Lifestyle Transformation Consulting with Sistahintheraw, as a one-off or for on-going support. You may prefer to join a group with others enjoying the similar transformational experience, so you could also sign-up for one of our healthy lifestyle programmes.

The mentoring and consulting service is individualised, tailored to your unique needs. You can get an idea of what's on offer by booking a FREE strategy session with Sistahintheraw. Check out the 'Work With Me' page for more information about my qualifications and how I approach holistic health and wellbeing mentoring.

Mentoring Consultation Options

  • 30-Minute Call :: $57
  • 60-Minute Call :: $97
  • Email consulting :: $150/month
  • One-Month Package :: $327
  • Long-Term Package (two or more months) :: $227/month

    See the Work With Page for fuller descriptions.
     

    Get started with any of these options now by contacting us at connect@sistahintheraw.com. We are very quick to answer your emails. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Please note that Mentoring is not a replacement for professional medical advice and support which you might already be receiving from the Mental Wellbeing Service, your own Doctor, or from a Psychiatrist or Community Psychiatric Nurse based in a local mental health team.

Sources and Research:
http://www.ippanetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Huppert-Psychological-Well-beingAPHW-2009.pdf
www.apa.org/gradpsych/2014/11/mentoring-benefits.aspx
www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Leo/publication/6737390_Effect_of_motivational_interviewing-based_health_coaching_on_employees'_physical_and_mental_status/links/0fcfd50a27e2d2f505000000.pdf

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR E-ZINE OR WEB SITE?
You can, as long as you include this complete statement with it: Anita McKenzie, is a Raw Soul Food and Holistic Health Lifestyle Mentor, she is founder of the brand "Sistahintheraw" and "Raw Soul Food" and a leading authority on Raw Food Life Success. If you're ready to jump-start your life, make healthier choices, and have more fun and joy in all that you do, get FREE success tips from Sistahintheraw now at: www.sistahintheraw.com


Medical Disclaimer
Sistahintheraw.com provides information on this website as an educational service. This website does not provide medical advice. The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. The contents of this web site are not intended to offer personal medical advice, diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. The products is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications and medical conditions. 

An Inspirational Weekend

Sistahintheraw attending UPW London 2017

Sistahintheraw attending UPW London 2017

Yep, last weekend was wonderfully creative and empowering for me, doing things that I love. All weekend I enjoyed meeting lovely people, talking about food and letting it all hang out in dynamic personal and spiritual development mode.

I was totally in awe of the Tony Robbins experience I attended, the delving into our life challenges and exploring their potentiality. It was a totally thrilling experience to be among that many people, with sharing gratitude, high 5s, hugs and back massages!

I was deeply inspired by the whole day health segment also, with it's great holistic health advice about energising your your body through proper breathing, hydration, empowering mindset values and clean healthy eating! There was a really big segment on how living in a toxic world can impact your wellbeing and productivity, where the quality of food you eat and clothes you choose to wear etc. can really add to your toxic load. It was an important validation of the work thousands of people are doing, all around the world to try to raise awareness and effect positive, healthful changes worldwide.

Over 10,000 people have committed to a 10 day challenge of making healthier, empowering lifestyle choices...the nuances of the connection between health and performance being completely new to some attendees. It's a wonderful to see such enthusiasm for a positive change in lifestyle and the Facebook page is blown up with daily postings and offers of support. It's a gorgeous lesson in the power of sangha or community.

On Saturday evening I met so many wonderful people while introducing The Raw Soul Food Map at Diverse Gifts, a shop in Brixton, London. I had prepared some delicious raw food treats (new recipes), which evoked really cool responses. The Map went down really well too, with people buying them as birthday gifts and for their vegan partners and friends. Some people were so happy to discover that raw food was available on the night, that I've been asked to return to run a raw food demo "really soon".

If you're interested in the The Raw Soul Food Map, do take a look at the details here. If you have any questions, it would be great to hear from you, you can email us here: 
connect@sistahinetheraw.com

In the meantime, I'm sending you lots of raw soul food blessings for a healthy and happy life.

One Love
Sistahintheraw x

 

Siobhan, Nicole and baby Juwon get their The Raw Soul Food Map on Saturday at Diverse Gifts.

Siobhan, Nicole and baby Juwon get their The Raw Soul Food Map on Saturday at Diverse Gifts.