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To honor October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there has to be at least one PINK post, right?

I lost my mom to breast cancer, when I was 12 years old. A long time ago, but it will always be a subject close to my heart, that I support, and want to help raise awareness about. It’s difficult to grasp that I’m almost at the age when her life ended. With so many dreams ahead of me. I will never know about her dreams. I’m sure she had many, she was a very strong, brave, independent lady. I would not be the person I am today without her example.

I am blessed with good health, and I am doing everything in my power to stay healthy, physically and mentally. I believe that you are what you eat; mind, body, and soul. My mom did eat healthy, and lived a healthy life without drugs, and with plenty of exercise, nutritious food etc. but was in an abusive relationship at the time when she got ill, and I know she had at least one very abusive relationship before that.

I believe that knowing that have contributed to me being extremely picky about who I’m spending time with, and how I’m living my life. This post all of a sudden got a lot more personal than I first had in mind. LOL.

I was going to write about gardening, and how awesome it feels to plant nutritious fruit and vegetables, harvest them, and know exactly what it is that my family eats. And about pomegranates in particular. Both since they have a beautiful pink(ish) color, and since recent research suggests that pomegranates actually can help fight breast cancer cells. Among all other benefits they provide.

 

Pomegranates is an amazing super food. I’ve planted more pomegranate trees than I can count these past 7 years. They thrive both in containers, like in the photo above, and in the ground. They need very little water, but a lot of sun. It’s the perfect fruit to grow in a desert landscape. My dream is to one day have an orchard full of pomegranate trees, and a few fig trees.

I hope your week got off to a great start. We’re enjoying some perfect fall weather here in Las Vegas. With wonderful “cool” (for the area) weather.

Love,

Ms Zen