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There is a whole lot of information coming into our lives. I personally find  it overwhelming. I sense that we, as a society, are  constantly being sold that all information is important. “You have to see this!”  Information, as presented by the media, is largely about selling products. In taking responsibility for my own actions, all the focus on the “news” keeps me from having to just be. When I spend time breathing, meditating, taking a nap I feel nourished. Why does it take such an effort to get me there? It is the misbelief that only doing something “productive” is time well spent.

I heard an interview on NPR today with Clay Johnson and had to share one of the premises of his book. No shock, it is the price we are all paying by constantly being plugged  onto some kind of social or information media. This leaves little or, exhaustingly for some, no downtime. It is hurting us physically, emotionally and spiritually. As of yet, I have not read the book. The interview told me we all need to.

For years I have noted that some of the Raw Food Community seems to be focused on how to use raw foods to be more efficient and get more done. I heard David Wolfe call it “bundling”. However, for those people who have health issues, due to environmental sensitivities, recovering from illness or the effects of allopathic medical treatment bundling is not in the cards for quite awhile. Doing less and getting rest is what is needed for most of us, and especially for those who are healing. Rest allows me to be clearer so I can prioritize and live a happier life.


It has been a discipline to incorporate rest into my life. Hmm, rest as a discipline. Thinking of rest that way, on some crazy level, helps. Maybe my honesty around this subject will help you to take a step to fit rest into your daily life. Rest allows me to be think more clearly, prioritize and feel more fulfilled. The next step would be to understand that  rest from media, however we choose to experience it, as a necessity.

Click here to learn more about The Information Diet [NPR} and author Clay Johnson.



Author: notyourrawmama

At the age of ten I distinctly remember questioning the premise that illness just happens to us. The idea that every action has a reaction became a clear reason to doubt that I could not personally impact my own health. In my very early twenties I was introduced to the Macrobiotic Philosophy of Life and assisted a Macrobiotic Counselor in NYC over a period of ten years or more. My life took many twists and turns and I evolved from a trained dancer and performer to a Shiatsu Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Colon Therapist and student of different Spiritually oriented Mind Body Therapies at the Esalen Institute and other healing centers. My associations are as follows: Member of the AOBTA for over 20 Years Member of the NCCAOM for approximately 12 years Member of the Yoga Teachers Alliance 500 hours for approximately 12 years Colon Therapist [ Wood's Institute ] Since 1998 Along with studying REIKI [ 2nd degree ] I was part of a School based on the work of Railey Macey, Dr. Robert Jaffe and Hands of Light. Railey Macey was my teacher. Thank you for your interest in my blog. notyourrawmoma "Wherever you are be the soul of that place". Rumi

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