This past month of August, I have loved a few things that I want to share with you.
1. "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz.
A book about the ancient Toltec wisdom with the power to change your life for the better.
The agreement that I am most working on living by is don't take anything personally. I'm a serial take everything personally kind of girl. At least that's the story I've always told myself. This book gave me permission (that I didn't need) to not take anything personally as long as I'm not hurting anyone. If I hit someone in the face and that person is mad at me, I think I should take it personally.
2. Banana Island
Eating in a simplified way to try to heal my digestion. For 6 days I ate all bananas and some greens. I am slowly transitioning to a Raw Til 4 lifestyle.
Two years ago I ate Raw Til 4: a high carb, low fat, mostly raw vegan diet. I did it wrong. I ate too much rice and pasta, didn't drink enough water, and rarely exercised. My body said no.
Now I eat Raw Til 4, with plenty of water, exercise, and no sticky pasta or rice and my body is saying yes. I can't wait to see how I feel in months to come!
4. "The Punk Singer" & "What Happened, Miss Simone?"
"The Punk Singer" is a film about musician and feminist Kathleen Hanna. My main takeaway from the documentary is to be kind to other ladies, work together, support each other, uplift each other, and realize that women are the best so let's just be the best together.
"What Happened, Miss Simone?" is a film about jazz musician and activist Nina Simone. She had a very interesting and important life, much of which coincided with the Civil Rights Movement. She was one of the greatest entertainers of our time and her influence is felt through more than just her music.
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What were your August favorites? Please share!