2020-03-02 07:28:04

Me, 1990, natural hair color, with a perm curl that felt like a lion’s mane. Going through a divorce, I was just 18. Living in rural Sonoma County, dairy cow country, I had just read Diet for a New America by my friend Ocean’s dad, John Robbins.
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Growing up vegetarian, the book pushed me to go further, I went vegan. Little did I know then that the milk protein casein was also contributing to my physical challenges.
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By the time I took this photo I was only 90 lbs (significantly underweight). I was still breastfeeding my second baby in a year, but my thyroid was on tilt from a few years of extreme stress. I was going hard for wheat, sadly, I would be undiagnosed celiac for another twenty years.
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I look back at old photos and marvel at what this body has endured. I am so grateful for the resilience of my ancestors. It literally takes my breath away what they have survived for me to be here.
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A decade later I was still struggling with my weight. But by then I nearly doubled in size to 170lbs. I was so desperate I allowed my endocrinologist to convince me to radiate my thyroid. I had not yet learned to trust my intuition around eating. Still eating foods that were toxic for me because I was trying to fit into an ethical framework around eating.
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Three years ago when I learned to let go of the judgement of what I put in my mouth — when I based it on how my body felt after I ate, a behavioral psychology foundation of WildFit — I was able to let go of the food addictions and find my balance, effortlessly.
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No more yo-yo. No more starving. No more obsessing with a scale. My ancestors are guiding me and my intuition. I’m right where I need to be.
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How do you feel about your menus? Are they feeding your emotions, but leaving you hungry, or crappy?
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Do you know what foods your ancestors ate traditionally, in seasons?
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Check out my 28-Day Self Care Revolution on YouTube (link in bio). .
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2020-01-12 15:53:32

Happy Sunday, Loves! As I connect with regional cacao makers, I learned there are now five (2 purchased) – 1lb blocks available this week from our lovely Matagalpa collective. Follow the link in bio to reserve one before they are gone… (10% off…) We are working towards more offerings of this potent ceremonial-grade cacao.

As you may know, I’ve been working with Cacao medicine while living in jungle. And I am only able to bring a small batch of ceremonial-grade cacao with me to the US when I visit. This lovely small batch of handmade ceremonial-grade cacao is from the highland jungles of Matagalpa, Nicaragua where I live.

Having worked with this medicine for a bit now, I’m smitten with what’s grown here. The ferment is perfect. Pure paste, with cacao butter, not bitter. #veganchocolate

This medicinal cacao is grown in small family collectives with regenerative agroforestry practices.

Thank you for supporting this regenerative agroforestry in Nicaragua. Your support is revolutionary (literally, the 2018 uprising here started because these life-sustaining forests were left to burn…). I’m exploring a more consistent way to export, but at the moment, shipping from Nicaragua is very expensive. So it’s better to bring it in small batches when we visit.

After working with this medicine, I recently created a beautiful guide on holding a cacao ceremony (personal meditation or group). This sugar-free, heavy with good brain fats and heart-opening medicine can shift your relationship with chocolate to be healing, while decolonizing your body.

I’ve also been preparing a private online group on Mighty Network that will open to folx that purchase the guide.

You can find the Guide book and — if it’s still available — 100% Ceremonial-Grade Cacao in 1 pound offerings in my bio link.

Walk in beauty. Live your magic. Go wild.
xo Ixchel
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2018-07-03 09:11:22

Eat beautiful food. Feel beautiful inside and out.
Repost @saharasfooduniverse
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🌸Starting this beautiful day with a pink goodness bowl 🌸 by @veggiekins •
simple raspberry nice cream made by blending 1/2 cup frozen raspberries, 1/4 cup frozen nectarines or peaches, 2 frozen bananas and a little coco water to blend if you need. I also love mine with a little squeeze of lime •
Wishing all of you a great day •







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2018-04-10 17:59:15

The bottle bait hives finally have activity! The melipona will share resources to build a nest here and 1/3 will return to their original hive. We must wait a few weeks for them to complete transfer. Then we can move them to the apiary and wait another week to place them in a hive box. 🙌🏼🐝
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2018-04-10 08:59:24

Yes!!! I’m ready.
Repost @iamashcash
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A R E. Y O U. R E A D Y 🤷🏾‍♂️⁉️
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2018-04-08 07:36:37

Yum! 💕🌈
What are your Sunday plans? #sundayvibes #sundayfunday #sunday #sundaybrunch
Repost @theveganwanderess
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I couldn‘t decide which fruit to have with my oats so I simply had a little bit of everything 🙈🥝🍌🍊🍓🍇
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2018-04-07 18:19:43

Think good thoughts. I may be receiving a rescued hive here at the #beesanctuary soon. An arboreal hive of melipona from a nearby fallen tree. 🙏🏼🤞🏼
😍You can support our work by giving our Buzzing Blooms for Bees #adultcoloringbook
Link in Bio👆🏼
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Repost @bee_queen_honey
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2018-04-07 13:03:07

What a difference a year makes! Last year at this time, we were getting two 5-gallon buckets of water delivered for over six weeks, until we decided to relocate to this chanting botanical garden. That’s what happens when a community well in the highland jungles of Nicaragua runs dry. Water is precious. #waterislife 🌨
Today we got our first water truck delivery to refill our rainwater tanks at the bee sanctuary. We are lucky to get a trickle of water once a week when the aqueduct flows. We are one of the neighborhoods that gets cut off from aqueduct water, which we rely on once the rainwater stops. 🚰
It’s dry season now, only a few rainshowers in the last month. A reminder of how grateful we are to have regular running water. 💦
Of course, we take solar showers which feed our grey water system. A bath isn’t a really something I do. But they do look luxurious and relaxing. 🚿
But our solar-heated showers feed our grey water system. To learn how you can have a #rainbowfood life and #growyourgreensmoothie take our #permaculture course. Link in bio👆🏼
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2018-04-06 08:27:47

Super stoked to try this variety. I have some coming when my girls visit in a couple weeks! Any advice on drying welcome! #glassgemcorn
Repost @delilah_endearment_nh
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I’m currently drying out my Glass Gem Corn. I’m saving seeds from some and am going to try popping the rest. I’m finding it a bit difficult to tell when they are actually ready though. When you touch a kernel on these ones it’s almost like its a wobbly tooth? 😂 Does that make any sense? I’m hoping it does. Any advice? Obviously a few pollination issues with some of these ones but gorgeous nonetheless! 🌿This corn was grown in a container, 2 rows of 5 and hand pollinated.
📷from @urbanveggiepatch
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2018-04-05 13:05:58

Quick reminder that there are only two days left to buy the WildFit 90 Day Challenge Video Program at 50% off! That’s a savings of $500 off our regular price!

Remember, you can buy it now and start on any Monday that you want. Easy, flexible, and you get to determine when you’re ready to start (don’t wait too long though, a great life is waiting for you!). Our January WildFit 90-Day Challenge clients are graduating this week into Living WildFit, being inspired by and celebrating each other as they shift their experience of food and transform how they fuel their bodies. 
Just some of the wins from our January Cohort as they enter Week 13:
* One client lost 15 pounds so far, is off her postpartum depression meds, the anxiety she had for her food decisions is gone. She’s experiencing moments of self-love she hasn’t had in a long time.
* Another client is feeling more fit and strong to manage life’s stresses, has great, balanced energy, and doesn’t think twice about sugar.
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