Making a shift in life is easiest when something out of your control happens which forces you to move in a new direction. While this can be unpleasant at first, it does provide opportunities to experience and learn things that could have passed you by. For me the most recent shift came when my twin sister bought me a vita mix blender for my birthday. My mother actually made us both buy one for each other. Some birthday present – $300 later. While it’s way to much to pay for a blender, try mixing fresh kale, collards, bananas, papayas, frozen organic blueberries, yogurt, flax seed oil and ice…Yummy, yummy and more yum. Now you have the prefect almost raw food diet ever. I started drinking a daily blender full of these green smoothies back in September of this year and wow! My memory has gotten better, my skin has improved, my moods are more stable (I also stopped drinking coffee) and my energy level is great. Lucky for me the North Shore is not only the surfing capitol of the world is also the “bread basket of Oahu” meaning it is made up of thousands of acres of some of the best agricultureal lands in the world – translating to wonderful farmers markets in 3 locations each week with lots of fresh produce.