July was my month to Reboot and as much as I benefit from following my Orchards End Elimination Diet/Detox Protocol, I felt like I needed to step outside my comfort zone and push myself further this time in order to revitalize, rejuvenate, renew and realign with nature. I eliminated all the inflammatory stuff completely for the first three weeks and then participated in an amazing group, green-veggie juice cleanse for the last seven days of the month.
A Juice cleanse is not about losing weight. It’s about cleaning up and clearing out all the toxic food, words and thoughts that get in the way of us being the best and most authentic version of ourselves. I had been feeling overly stressed and unclear and I knew that my body had been working overtime to compensate for the lack of sleep and nutrition. Knowing how much I enjoy food, and being the first time I tried an all liquid diet, I reach out the wonderful folks at SunRaven to participate in their seasonal cleanse group.
SunRaven is a holistic living community and much like Orchards End, the founders, Dr. Michael and Robin Finkelstein, offer personal consultative services as well as experiential workshops and programs for individuals, couples and groups. The main theme for the work at SunRaven is to help people obtain extraordinary health and wellness by providing them with useful information and the opportunity to be part of a caring and creative community. Michael, who is trained in Western Internal Medicine as well as Holistic Functional Medicine, describes his teachings as a practical model for skillful living and the group juice cleanse that I participated in not only guided my journey towards optimal physical health, it transcended my heart and mind to a powerfully peaceful place.
Along with juice cleanses, SunRaven offers a men’s group, a women’s group, Day Retreats, a Mindful Gardening project, a monthly SunRaven book group, and a monthly Dream Group. If you desire to slow everything down and get back to the root of what we all are: love, and connect with the divine all around us and within us, join me at SunRaven.
501 Guard Hill Road, Bedford NY 10506