I got tired of the word “synchronicity” pretty quick after hearing it a billion times in a business marketing context in the early 2000s. So, in the spirit of personal growth, here’s a story about some synchronicity in my life.
I got in my car this morning and decided to cue up a podcast for my commute for the first time in a few months. With recent thoughts of juicing and raw food bouncing around in my head, I pulled up Raw Vegan Radio. It’s hosted by Steve Prussack; an excellent host in my opinion. Anyway, the latest episode of the show is about Steve’s recent 23 day juice feast! It was fun and reinforcing to hear him talk about how it quickly became his favorite cleanse by far, and supposedly he’s tried many different kinds of cleanses. If you haven’t heard of Raw Vegan Radio, I suggest you check out the podcast. It’s a great place to get exposure to a variety of topics including raw foods, not-necessarily-raw veganism, and a sprinkling of spirituality.
On a totally unrelated note, yesterday at Whole Foods I picked up this cool little sprayer bottle of Liquid Aminos. More expensive per oz than the bigger bottles, but I wanted something small for my office, and honestly the sprayer makes it SUPER easy to get good coverage on your salad with a tiny amount of liquid. I’m all about good coverage. It’s so annoying when you squirt stuff out of those big bottles, get terrible coverage, and then end up with half a cup of unused liquid at the bottom of your bowl when you’re done. I can’t remember how many times I’ve gone through this: “Maybe I’ll get something if I twist the broccoli that way and scrape it reaaaaally slowly along the crease of my tupperware… Shit, the broccoli’s too wide! Maybe if I bite it in half first and then dip…” Ehhhrgh.
Anyway… I’ve been having a raw day today and around 3pm I got this crazy craving for salty, crunchy treats. Potato chips, crackers, salt licks… I was ready for anything. Well, I didn’t really want to go there. So — hoping nobody would show up at my office door — I grabbed the tiny Bragg’s bottle and sprayed it straight in the maw. Just once, and my craving was instantly gone! It’s, uh… kind of potent though, so I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re going on a date or running into a meeting.