Friday, September 17, 2010

Hollywood in Black & White

The other day I decided to peruse Hollywood with my SLR. Well, by new I mean my fathers Nikon N2000 from 1985... It was so amazing using the camera my parents used together when they traveled overseas in the late 80's.

I'm still learning how to operate such an old camera, but here are a few of my shots! :)





Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ode To Fiber

At one point or another, we all find ourselves here ... Choose a path... Find yourself ... Figure out exactly what you are going to do for the rest of your life blah blah blah

I never would have thought at the age of 24 I would be where I am right now.
I have so many interests and passions, yet, I am utterly confused.

How do I want to spend my life?
How am I ever supposed to choose which path to take?

I do know two things:
Fiber, health and nutrition drive my soul... And photography is my greatest passion.
So, how do I make these two things my life?

In a perfect world, I would travel overseas for months at a time, snapping photos, volunteering, and spreading the word of fiber.

It probably sounds a bit silly, but it's true. I owe my life to fiber. It's completely changed me. My health, my body, my mind... my entire life.

Let me clarify... When I say "it", I mean a fiber supplement that I have been taking religiously for 6 years now. It is a triple fiber, protein, vitamin supplement that my father created about 30 years ago. Since I began taking my dad's advice (and mix), I've tried to learn just about everything I could about nutrition, the human body and the effects of a high fiber diet. Fiber has become a bit trendy in the past year or so, however, the real dominance of fiber is still fairly unknown and very illusive.

In reality, it's as simply as this: a high fiber diet can prevent heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and obesity. Pretty crazy, huh? It's a difficult one though - because it's nearly impossible to maintain a high fiber diet without a supplement. That's where my dad's mix is key.

I was 18 years old... overweight, low confident and extremely unhealthy. I tried so many ways to lose weight, to feel good and nothing ever worked. I just wanted to feel beautiful and healthy. I wanted to look in the mirror and actually like what I saw... Long story short, I changed my life through my dad's mix and his teachings of fiber. And through all of it, I have developed my own theories on fiber and how it can so easily transform the human body with dedication and a refreshed outlook on what you put in your body.

I promise that I'm not one to preach, I just get a bit carried away (and very emotional) when I talk about all this... It has inspired me so much and I wish more than anything I could help anyone and everyone out there who wants to change their life but doesn't know how.

Nevertheless, I am still at this immense, intimidating crossroads in my life. I have so many passions, yet I feel stuck in this wrath of confusion. What will my 'career' be? How am I supposed to decide what I want to do with the rest of my life?

I do know one thing, and it is going to sound absolutely crazy (as if this entire post hasn't already been rampant and crazy)... But I am thankful to have such strong passions in my life. I am thankful that I can wake up everyday and feel strong, healthy and beautiful.
So for that, thank you fiber :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010