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My name is Clare and I have recently earned my BFA in Photography in April 2011. I have become really into health and fitness in the past few years. 2009 was when I really started to explore raw food, juicing, smoothies and became more serious about fitness and health in general. From that point onwards, I haven’t been able to stop reading books and articles about health, and watching my favorite people on Youtube post wonderful videos on a plethora of different topics. I practice Yoga and Tribal Belly Dancing and the art of juggling 100 interests at once through out the year. (har har).
Photography Site: http://www.clarecritchley.com
I tried to launch a similar website to this one during Summer ’09. I found that it just turned into a chore due to the way I was approaching it, and then I didn’t come back to it at all once school started. I really love how calmmindbusybody.com is evolving, and It’s a joy to work on it. A couple of weeks before the debut of the site, I had been working on another website and had almost finished designing it when I changed the name (Doh). The original name was “Share the Health”, but it just sounded too…sterile? There also seemed to be other sites using the name and so I am very happy about the name change. Just seems more organic and welcoming.
Check out our Youtube account for videos! It’s more enjoyable to watch a video than to read a screen, isn’t it?
Calm Mind Busy Body’s recipes are all vegetarian and will often be Vegan and low fat. I am always increasingly adding more Raw recipes, including desserts, smoothies, green juices and entrees. 2010 was there I started to lean towards a more vegan diet. I now drink Almond milk instead of Dairy, and have stopped eating eggs. I do eat cheese on occasion, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I someday become Vegan. I know this isn’t the case for everyone, so for now I’ll try to always include as many Vegan/vegetarian substitutions as I can so that most of the recipes will work for every one.
*Nutritional Information: When there is nutritional information included with a recipe, it is not going to be 100% accurate. It will always depend on a number of variables, such as food brands, size…etc. But in most cases, it should be close. I use a couple of recipe analyzers to calculate the nutritional information.
My reminder of how amazing the world is: Marley is my beautiful Belgian Shepherd. She loves having a taste of the recipes when they are appropriate for her to try.
Note: I am by no means a professional health adviser or nutritionist. I am just really passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and believe I have a lot to offer with what I do know. If you have any questions, throw me a line.