Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Why Am I Not Losing Weight on Raw?" - Your Qs Answered...

A little reminder that tonight we intend to enjoy another LIVE broadcast for The Raw Food World TV Show :) We had *great* fun on the first live show last week and hope you'll join us for this show tonight at THIS LINK :)


In the meantime, I thought y'all might enjoy seeing a little article I just sent out in my newsletter this week, called "Why Am I Not Losing Weight on Raw?" - Your Qs Answered... the article is set out below, betwixt the food logs...ENJOY :)

One of the questions from readers that I get asked most often by email is "Why am I not losing weight on raw?"
While in my experience *most* people who start eating primarily raw, fresh, whole foods start to release weight, there are others who seem to is some of the guidance I usually share with people in this situation:

There could be any number of factors at play in a situation where someone is holding on to excess weight... One of the first things I would suggest to consider is your thyroid - have you been tested recently for any possible thyroid issues?
If you are not eating totally raw, what else are you eating that is not raw? That is a huge area of consideration in itself; if you are consuming 'toxic' foods such as processed starches and refined sugars even a little, you are not giving your body the opportunity to take healing to the next level. This is KEY for losing weight - cut those highly processed foods out of your intake *completely* and you will very likely start to see results.

on March the 28th I loved:

1 quart water
water of 2 *amazing* young coconuts
2 shots yummy wheatgrass juice mixture at Vilcabamba market
a red banana
2 cups greeeeeen/carrot juice
big bowl of fruit salad with chia-cinnamon-maca-almond milk pudding on top - WOW :) LOVE chia ;)
mug of reishi/shilajit/ormus tea with cinnamon-maca-almond milk stirred in - OUTRAGEOUS :)
3 cups water
2 cups coconut water mixed with Phytoplankton
another outstanding mug of reishi/shilajit/ormus tea with cinnamon-maca-almond milk stirred in, accompanied by a little raw cookie 'batter' while preparing for the dehydrator...;)
1 cup water

Eating late in the day, when the sun has gone down and/or other-than-optimal food combining can be big issues for people too. Aim to have your biggest meal of the day in the middle of the day rather than in the evening and watch for known food combining issues such as starchy foods with protein-rich foods, fruit/sugary food with protein-rich food and so your best to keep things simple for your digestive tract and you may even find digestive enzymes useful to help move things along more easily...
Not getting enough exercise to keep burning up the stuff you're eating is another key area to consider too...for example, consuming lots of sugars/fruits combined with a sedentary lifestyle is not a great combo... ;)
My main question for anyone in this situation is: are you doing any regular colon cleansing? I feel that this is another vital part of keeping up with our detox when we choose a raw lifestyle. Whether you are doing professional colonics or just enemas at home, most of us have *so* much to release that if you're not keeping up with that releasing process through internal cleansing, you can easily run into back-up issues.
I strongly recommend reading the 'How to go Raw' article by Mr. Monarch if you haven't already, to get more perspective on this matter - see HERE; the 'Blood Gas' and 'Missing Link' articles might be great to review too...

on March the 29th I enjoyed:

1 quart water
3 cups coconut water mixed with Marine Phytoplankton and Chocolate Extract Drops
2 cups greeeeeen juice mixed with carrot juice
flax crackers topped with avo mush (avocado, basil, garlic, dulse, salt, lime juice), chopped toamtoes and lettuce, followed by a chunk of raw 'cookie' mixture from dehydrator - yummmmm ;)
mug of reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
3 cups water
2 cups coconut water mixed with Marine Phytoplankton and Chocolate Extract Drops
bowl of fruit salad (dragon fruit, papaya, banana) with maca-cinnamon-almond-milk soaked chia
2 cups water

on March the 30th I was blissed with:

1 quart water
2 cups coconut water mixed with Marine Phytoplankton
2 cups greeeeeeen juice mixed with carrot juice
flax crackers topped with avo mush (avocado, basil, garlic, dulse, salt, lime juice), chopped toamtoes and lettuce, followed by a chunk of raw 'cookie' mixture from dehydrator - yummmmm ;)
3 cups water
2 cups coconut water mixed with Marine Phytoplankton
2 cups greeeeeeen juice mixed with carrot juice
2 cups water

Also consider how many GREENS you're eating in contrast to other foods - leafy green vegetables in particular are *vital* for feeling balanced, mineralised, calm and alkalising the body to help release excess weight. Especially at the start of raw food journeys, many people tend to over-do heavy 'gourmet' dishes, with lots of dried fruits, nuts, seeds and so on and perhaps don't include as many greeeeens as might be optimal...make sure you're drinking at least one green drink a day to help your body release: that might be a green juice, green smoothies (blending together leafy greens with fruit in a blender), or even just a green powder in liquid...salads, green soups and salad dressings are all great ways to get more greeeeens into your body ;)

We can of course also consider weight retention from more 'emotional/spiritual/psychological' perspectives too, which is an area my book "Raw Emotions" goes into in depth...for now, you might ask yourself a few simple questions such as:

*"What do I *get* from not releasing this weight?"
*"Am I afraid to be slimmer/healthy/radiant?"
*"Which blocks can I identify in my life path right now around weight release?"
*"Am I truly *happy* eating raw, or am I forcing myself and feeling 'deprived'?"
*"Which one thing that I'm not currently doing, could I do on a daily basis that I *know* would help me to release weight and transform my life?"
*"Am I overeating and if so, what triggers me into that?"
*"Are there any big emotional blocks in my life I am yet to resolve (jealousies, resentments, bitterness) - if yes, why do I resist letting go of this painful baggage?"

...and so on...simple healing techniques such as reiki or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), can help people resolve these kinds of blocks and release excess weight too...
I hope all of that helps give some 'food for thought' to anyone sitting with a plateau right now - best wishes to you all... ;)

All love and lightning-bright-beams-of-joy
Angelalalaalaaaaaaaaaa. xxx

Sunday, 28 March 2010

"Anastasia" Interview Playback Available NOW :)

WOW, did you listen in live to the radio show interview Mr. M did with Dr. Leo Sharashkin on Friday night? Mmmmmm, what a wonderful inspiration Dr. Leo is, stepping from a projected path of corporate business life into becoming the editor of the phenomenal "Anastasia" books into English, moving onto a plot of land, homebirthing and raising three vibrant children with his lovely wife, co-creating their kins' domain garden and now sharing workshops worldwide based on Anastasia's simple and profound message - to get to the land and start growing ;) Well, in truth, she shares a *lot* more than that in these books - this is the core message that I took from this life-shifting series though and it was SUCH a blessing to be able to speak with Leonid directly about this revolution...

If you missed the call, the free interview *PLAYBACK* can still be heard over at until midnight Pacific time tonight (Sunday) - the special book offers on the call are also available until midnight Pacific tonight - enjoy :)))

on March the 26th I appreciated:

1 quart water
1.5 cups carrot juice blended with Vitamineral Green
1 tbsp bee pollen, 30 chlorella tablets
2 cups greeeeeeeeen juice mixed with carrot juice
bowl of blended lucuma/coconut pudding with dulse and flax crackers
mug of reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
3 cups water
2 cups greeeeeeen juice mixed with carrot juice
bowl of broccoli salad (chopped broccoli, avo/basil sauce, dulse, chopped tomatoes), followed by a few slices of dried plantain
2 cups water

Mmmmmmm, I hope y'all enjoyed the recent 'WISH' Summit as much as I did - in fact I'm *still* listening to the calls now, there were so many of them and soooo much amazing info to absorb...if any of you missed the Summit or didn't hear as much of it as you would have loved to, this is a little reminder that the RawReform Giveaway prize this month is a full 'back-stage-pass' for the WISH Summit, so that the blessed winner can access the call playbacks whenever they want - yeeeeeeeeee-HAH ;)
This giveaway closes this Thursday, April 1st, so...don't be a 'fool' ;) ...get your entry in before mid-week to potentially secure your own back-stage pass to an absolute bounty of enriching interviews. Just send in your A to the following Q, to be in with a chance of winning:

"What is *your* brightest wish for the young girls of today?"

Send your entries in to and the winner will be picked at random and with love around the start of April...thanks, we love you :)

on March the 27th I enjoyed:

1 quart water
2 cups greeeeeen juice mixed with carrot juice
bowl of leftover broccoli salad (chopped broccoli, avo/basil sauce, dulse, chopped tomatoes), followed by a few macadamia nuts with raisins
3 cups water
chunk of pineapple
shared yummy meal of guacamole, veggie crudites & flax crackers, followed by half a banana
2 mugs reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
2 cups water

I mentioned Anastasia's message above, to 'get to the land and start growing food' and wow, things are unfolding for us with such joy in that direction right now - we've been planting trees almost daily the last few weeks, plus getting the veggie garden beds ever-nearer to planting stage - YAY :) Today we picked up a whole new set of trees to plant too: dragon fruit, mulberries, macadamias, almonds...and many more on the way - we LOVE it :)))

On the subject of planting, many of you have been writing recently too, to let us know how *your* gardens and plant babies are coming along - it's especially exciting to hear how many of you have been planting up the heirloom tomato seeds that were offered last week, plus so many of you seem to have been having GREAT success with the outrageously prolific Ice Cream Bean seeds ;) Here's a message from one reader, JoAnn, about her experience so far with the Ice Cream Beans:

"I purchased two pods and planted all the seeds from one pod. I am pleased to announce I am now the custodian of more than twenty little new seedlings. I started them shortly after receiving them from you folks in late Feb they emerged March 10th.

You are so right they are prolific. Twenty something little seedlings from one pod. Now I'm waiting for at least two sets of true leaves to appear so I can move each new seedling into it's own 2 gal nursery pot. Care for the seedlings in my heated greenhouse until the weather is warm enough. Weather conditions prevailing set them out side for the summer. As I live just north of Seattle, Washington (not exactly tropical weather) it will not be until July I can safely set them out. The Ice Cream Bean trees will need to overwinter inside a greenhouse until next year. Then to new homes with really big greenhouses.

I bet I'm the only one on my street with an Ice Cream Bean forest. Thanks !

Honored to hold the light of awareness, joy and magic 
Thank you, JoAnn"

;) LOVE it ;)

All love and lightning blessings of divine alignment to you all,
Angela Stokes-Monarch. xxx

Friday, 26 March 2010

*LIVE* Raw Food World TV and Radio Shows :)

THANKS to all of you who came out to play at our first LIVE broadcast for The Raw Food World TV Show a couple of nights ago - we really enjoyed it and from all the feedback we're getting, we're thinking y'all liked it too ;)
Thanks for dealing with the semi-clunky Ecuadorian internet connection and for repeating questions in the chat room so that we could catch them ;) We ended up broadcasting live for almost an hour in the end and Mr. M managed to record a few chunks for TV Shows over at TheRawFoodWorld.TV - you can see what we were up to over there if you missed it live - I suspect it's more fun to be there live though ;) We intend to hold a live broadcast show each week from now on, on Wednesday nights at 6pm Pacific time, 9pm Eastern time, so we hope you'll join us each week, at THIS LINK. We did a giveaway, answered lots of Qs, told some stories, did some live singing and the chat room was buzzzzzzzing with viewers for hours - fun :)

On March the 24th I was on the road and enjoyed:

1 quart water
3 little apples
glass of alfalfa juice blended with papaya/banana
water of a young coconut
a cherimoya
2 cups water
flax crackers topped with dulse and avocado, followed by a few pieces of homemade 'dry-ies' (rather than cookies ;)
mug of reishi/shilajit/ormus tea with a couple more dry-ies
2 cups water

On the subject of The Raw Food World TV Shows, we also just made a new playlist on YouTube of 20 of our top viewed/rated shows so can see that Playlist HERE. If you have any other favourite suggestions for other videos of ours' that you'd like to see added to this playlist, please let us know at This playlist might be a good link to share with people new to raw foods too, for an interesting overview of raw lifestyles... ;)


on March the 25th I loved:

1 quart water
3 cups coconut water mixed with marine phytoplankton and chocolate extract drops
flax crackers topped with avo mush (avocado, dulse, curry powder, lime juice, cilantro) and chopped tomatoes, followed by a few home-dried plantain chips
mug of reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
1 quart water
3 cups greeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
2 dragon fruit and half an *amazing* papaya
2 cups water

...and finally, a little reminder that we're *VERY* excited to be holding a free LIVE radio interview tonight with Dr. Leonid Sharashkin, the editor of the "Anastasia" books from Russian to English. The call starts at 6pm Pacific, 9pm Eastern and will surely contain the usual mixture of unique questions, interesting insights and special deals - fun :) You can get all the call details HERE if you're not signed up for this call already - we'll catch you live on the line... ;)

All love,
Angela. xxx

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Ask *Your* Qs - LIVE Raw Food World TV Show Tomorrow Night :)

OoOoooo lala, we have an exciting new interactive TV show to tell you about ;) Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 24th, Mr. M and I intend to do a LIVE, free intscreen shot
2010-03-22 at 1.17.37 pm.pngernet broadcast of The Raw Food World TV Show, at 6pm Pacific time, 9pm Eastern.
Everyone is welcome and you will be able to post your questions/comments/suggestions/musings in a text box right below the video screen :)
We intend to broadcast for at least 20 mins to answer questions and all being well, this will be a WEEKLY event from now on, each Wednesday evening...there will be some yummy little surprises too, including maybe even some giveaways...FUN ;)
So, if you are drawn, please join us this Wednesday evening at 6pm Pacific time, 9pm Eastern at THIS LINK - bring your questions, friends :)

on March the 21st I enjoyed:

1 quart water
2 shots wheatgrass/green juice at the Vilcabamba farmers' market
1tbsp bee pollen
3 cups coconut water with Marine Phytoplankton
glass of green smoothie: mango, lettuces, cilantro, wild greens
3 cups water
2 cups greeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple and lime juices
chunk of watermelon, chunk of pineapple
mug of reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
2 cups water

Yummy raw diva Terilynn Epperson over at The Daily Raw Cafe (whose amazing food pics were used in my book "Raw Emotions"), today posted a fun little feature titled '10 Thoughts from Angela Stokes-Monarch' - every Tuesday, Terilynn shares 10 cool little-known brain blips from various raw foodie yumsters - you wanna know which kind of factory the Stokes-Monarch used to work in? My biggest achievement so far? Favourite superfood? What I'd like to be remembered for? Hop on over HERE to Madame Epperson's site and tune into the yummies ;)


on March the 22nd I loved:

1 quart water
2 cups greeeeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
raw 'pizza' stacks: flax crackers topped with avocado mush (avo, cumin, lime juice, dulse) and chopped tomatoes, followed by a chunk of home-made lucuma 'dry-ies' (rather than cookies ;)
mug of reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
2 cups water
chunk of fresh pineapple
chunk of handmade raw 'dry-ies' with mug of reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
2 cups water

on March the 23rd I was blissed with:

1 quart water
2 cups greeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
2 cups pineapple/watermelon juice
raw 'pizza' stacks: flax crackers topped with avocado mush (avo, cumin, lime juice, dulse) and chopped tomatoes, followed by a chunk of home-made lucuma 'dry-ies' (rather than cookies ;)
mug of reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
3 cups water
2 cups greeeeen juice mixed with carrot juice
2 cups watermelon/pineapple juice
1.5 cups carrot juice
1 cup water

WOW...we have some new products at that Mr. Monarch and I are silly-excited about ;) This new line of *potent*, cold-extracted flavour extracts is like nothing else we've ever seen. Remember those little bottles of unpleasant synthetic vanilla extracts you might have used to make cakes in the '80s, well, imagine a new line of extracts that can be used for cakes, cookies, smoothies, teas and so on that are 100% pure, cold-extracted, wildcrafted or organically grown, made with love, stored in dark glass and absolutely BURSTING with flavour... ;) That's what we've got our sticky little hands on and we *LOVE* them :)
The creator of these amazing extracts was at our wedding last June in Oregon, where her business is based and she gave us some of her amazing products, which we loved...then recently she expanded the line even more to include a *dark chocolate* extract with NO stimulating caffeine or theobromine and that was the tipping point - we loved this new extract SO much that we decided to pick up a whole selection of these profound extracts for the store...we now carry the following five delicious flavours:

*Dark Chocolate*Coconut*Vanilla*Coffee*Strawberry*

I took a pudding made with coconut, honey and just four drops of the chocolate extract to a women's gathering recently and all the gathered goddesses went *CRAZY* for this stuff...Mr. M and I have been using it in teas, cookie mixtures, puddings and other dishes too - absolutely outstanding :) You can see us discussing the extracts in this video here:

...and you can get some of these extracts to play with for yourself, from HERE - ENJOOOOYYY :)

All love and cascading yumminess,
Ms. Angela S-M. xxx

Sunday, 21 March 2010

*FREE* Tomato Seeds for the "2010 Biodynamic Cherry Tomato Challenge" - Will You Join Us?


...or I guess Autumnal Equinox for those of us south of the Equator... ;) Certainly doesn't feel like Autumn here in Vilcabamba though... ;) Our gardens are expanding with love by the day and today I am *VERY* excited to bring you all news of a wonderful gardening adventure we're *ALL* invited to participate in, wherever we may live...

It's the 2010 "Biodynamic Cherry Tomato Challenge", wherein anyone can receive *free* seeds to grow their own biodynamic cherry tomatoes from a 20+ year old heirloom variety of tomatoes :)

A wonderful fellow raw foodie gardener friend, Curt Nicholas, has been working with a master gardener in the last years and they currently have a little STASH of supreme tomato seeds that they'd *love* to share with the raw community. Their vision is to have at least 200 people growing these plants this year - our seeds are on the way to us - will you join in the community fun too?

Curt did an excellent write-up on this tomato growing challenge on his "Spiritual Gardening" blog, HERE, so I encourage you to hop over there for all the details and to find out how to register to get YOUR free tomato seeds, wherever you may be in the world...just fill in your address details in the box to the right of the screen and the seeds will be sent to you soooooon...

**NOTE: this Tuesday, March 23rd is the LAST DAY to apply for seeds, 
so get in there QUICK if you want to participate ;)** 

Please also note the Paypal 'donate' button underneath the box where you enter your address. If you feel drawn to send the guys a little 'gratitude' donation for all the amazing love and work that they are channelling into this tomato project, then that will be very much appreciated, to help cover the costs of envelopes, stamps etc...even a $1 donation would be excellent - and what an investment - $1 for a potential whole CROP of biodynamic, love-rich tomatoes that you've grown yourself - love it... ;)

on March the 18th I was blissed with:

1 quart water
2 cups pineapple juice
mug of reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
2 cups greeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple and sugarcane juices
bowl of fresh fruit covered in green blend of banana, mango, parsley, lettuces and wild greens
2 cups water
3 cups greeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
bowl of YUMMY broccoli salad: chopped broccoli, dulse and tomatoes smothered with avocado dressing: avo, basil, garlic, salt, followed by a little yumpot bowl of tahini and local honey mixed together by hand
mug of reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
2 cups water

Today, Sunday March 21st, is also the last day to use the massive 13% OFF discount coupon for our beautiful new Raw Food World store. I know that many of you have been havin' a ball with this code already ;) Well, if you didn't dive in with the code "NewStore" yet, the time is now - the discount finishes at midnight tonight, Pacific time - enjoy ;)

on March the 19th I enjoyed:

1 quart water
2 cups pineapple/watermelon juice
2 cups greeeeeen juice mixed with carrot juice
raw 'pizza' piles of flax crackers topped with avo mush (avocado, basil, garlic, cumin, lime) and chopped tomatoes, followed by a little bowl of hand-mixed raw 'halva'
3 cups water
mug of reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
water of two young coconuts mixed with phytoplankton and chocolate extract drops
2 cups water

on March the 20th I loved:

1 quart water
3 cups coconut water with marine phytoplankton and chocolate extract drops
bowl of mango/tahini ice cream
3 cups water
3 cups *amazing* fresh green juice from the gardens
bowl of Monarch Mush, involving tahini, honey, banana, raisins - a sugary bliss concoction ext-raw-dinaire ;)
2 cups water

OoOoooooo, I am EXCITED to say that our interview with Dr. Leonid Sharashkin on The Raw Food World Radio Show is coming up THIS week - Friday March 26th :) Leonid is the translator of the "Anastasia" books into English from Russian, as well as a permaculturist, father, teacher and visionary...I think this is the interview I'm most excited about so far - I squealed when Mr. M announced Leonid as the next guest, on last month's show ;) feels *almost* like a direct connection to the goddess of the Taiga herself, Anastasia ;)

Mr. Monarch reports:
"We are SO EXCITED to interview Leonid!!! I have so many questions for him. The main one being... Of course... "Does Anastasia exist?". We all may have a good idea of what his answer will l
ikely be, however, I don't intend to give up easily with this question. We're going to push some buttons and go DEEP into the truth...

Additionally, we have many other questions for Leonid in regards to the Anastasia way of life and permaculture. Lastly, we heard a rumor that a tenth Anastasia book has been released. I want to know if this is true and if he plans on translating it any time soon!!!"

To listen in free to Matt Monarch interviewing Leonid Sharashkin, LIVE on March 26th, from 6pm Pacific time (9pm East coast), click the link below to sign up:

All love and tomato-ey blissings ;)
Angela Claire Stokes-Monarch, MA Hons. xxx

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Free Complete Audio Download of "World Peace Diet" :)

WOW - in case you didn't see, last week saw a monumental occurence in the 'vegan' world, when Dr. Will Tuttle's book "World Peace Diet", all about veganism and our spiritual connections with food, went to #1 in books on ;O

Dr. Will did a huge promo launch, which I mentioned here last week, with masses of amazing freebies thrown in for anyone who bought the book on Amazon - what a HUGE response he received and how beautiful to highlight a book with this kind of message for the whole Amazon-shopping-world to witness ;)

Now, as a 'thank you' celebration for such a successful launch, Dr. Tuttle would love to offer everyone a yummmmmmy freebie download of the WHOLE of his book on audio, unabridged, 13.5 hours. This usually sells for $15 and right now anyone can access the whole audio book for free - you can pick your copy up HERE - enjoy and congrats again to Will for such a wonderful campaign :))))
(If you didn't get his book yet and would like to, the launch page with the freebies is still up for a while longer, over HERE...)

On March the 15th I enjoyed:

1 quart water
3 cups greeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice and sugarcane juice
bowl of green mush yum: young coconut meat, red banana, cilantro, garlic, on flax crackers with pieces of dulse seaweed, followed by a few macadamias with green raisins
1.5 cups reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
3 cups water
3 cups greeeeeen juice mixed with carrot juice and sugarcane juice
flax crackers topped with dulse seaweed, tahini, chopped tomatoes, followed by some home-made halva, made by mixing together Mr. M's tahini and local raw honey
1.5 cups reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
2 cups water

Our dear friend Elaina Love is looking for an assistant for her yummy business Pure Joy Planet. Excitingly, she is relocating the business to lovely Patagonia in Arizona at the end of this month and would love to also locate a new yumster to help out with office/marketing tasks and beyond - here are the deets from Ms. Love:

Office Assistant/Sales and Marketing position available in Patagonia Arizona with a conscious, intentional, rapidly growing raw food company.
Elaina Love, raw food chef and instructor of Pure Joy Planet is looking for a high integrity, raw food educated, focused and grounded person to work 20+ hours a week beginning March 31st in Patagonia Arizona.
This is the opportunity to grow with Elaina and to help her get set up in Arizona. Position includes and is not limited to: telephone sales, marketing, filing and paperwork, newsletter organization, and product production and fulfillment. Pay is $10 to start with commissions for additional time spent on sales and marketing.
Please send your resume to Elaina at To find out more about Elaina and her work go to


on March the 16th I loved:

1 quart water
3 cups greeeeeeen juice with pineapple juice
'pizza' piles of flax crackers topped with avocado mush (avocado, basil, cumin, lime juice, garlic) and chopped tomatoes, followed by half a fresh lucuma fruit ;O
2 cups reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
3 cups water
slice of raw birthday cake at a 5 year old raw starlet's b-day party
a few strawberries
2 cups reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
2 cups water

on March the 17th I appreciated:

1 quart water
2 cups greeeeeeen juice mixed with sugarcane juice
bowl of chopped fruit with young coconut meat: dragon fruit, red banana, pear and a few chunks of dried banana/mango on the side from friends
2 cups water
2 cups greeeeen juice mixed with carrot juice
shared yummers meal of kale salad with Mr. M: shredded kale, avocado, dulse, tomatoes, with *AMAZING* pieces of dehydrated 'mac cheese' mixture - WOW :) Followed by a little hand-mixed yumpot of tahini with local honey
mug of herbal tea
2 cups water

We've been having *so* much fun getting our trees and gardens going here in Vilcabamba...this week I tried fresh lucuma fruit for the first time (YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :) and planted the seeds from the fruit - yay :) SIX of the carob seeds I planted have now come up too, plus enormous amounts of the Ice Cream Bean Seeds - those things are outrageously prolific...I'd love to hear from any of you who got some of them from our store and have been growing them too...I think every single one I planted of those has come up already... ;O
Mr. M has also been planting up a fig tree FOREST this week - very exciting - see the video below:

Excitement is building too for the raw food gathering here in Vilcabamba in May - there are over 200 members now on the "Ning" community site for this gathering - come join us if you feel drawn :)

All love, light and grace,
Angelalalalalaalaaaaaaaaaaa. xxx

Monday, 15 March 2010

New Store and Q&A Forum for - 13% OFF ANY ORDER :)))

OOOooooo my Goddess, we are *SO* excited to share our news with you that after over a year in the making, has had a complete makeover and is now MUCH more user-friendly, modern-looking and BEAUTIFUL :)))) YAY :)
To celebrate, we are offering everyone a HUGE 13% OFF discount coupon for ANY newlogorfw.jpgorder at the store, until Midnight Pacific time, this Sunday, March the 21st. The coupon code is "NewStore" and you can use that all this week at to get 13% OFF any order :)

The new version of the site went live this weekend and has been attracting lots of lovely feedback already - thank you :) There is a new look for the Store, PLUS our TV and Radio Shows have a gorgeous new home HERE and we even added a totally new "Q&A Forum" area, where you can get your questions answered about the raw lifestyle, in a community setting.

We are sooooo thrilled to bring you these new sites...and I am especially excited to let all of you outside of the USA know that *finally* the new site is set up to handle International orders smoooothly :)))) This feature of the store has been a long time coming - every day for the last few years, we have received emails from people all over the world wanting to place an order and finding the store process complex and confusing to do so - well, no more ;) Now the Store is finally set up to process International orders just as easily as domestic orders - HURRAAAAAAAAY (I am sure that our customer services team especially are cheering with delight now... ;)

The new Q&A Forum Area has a unique format, developed by computer programmers, which allows anyone to answer and ask questions and everyone gets to 'vote' on which answer they feel makes the most sense...the answers with the most 'thumbs up' float up to the top of the pile, which makes it much easier for those seeking answers to sift out the most useful can join in the Q&A fun at the new site HERE.

I am constantly amazed when I think that Mr. M started the whole Raw Food World site a decade or so ago in his mum's house, doing ALL the work see how far the site and this community has come in the last 10 years is astounding to me - and it is our hope and desire that these spangly NEW sites will help to keep on supporting the expansion and flow of this vibrant community even more - ENJOY:

  • The Raw Food World Store -

  • The Raw Food World TV Show -

  • Get Your Questions Answered Here! -

  • on March the 12th I rejoiced in:

    1 quart water
    3 cups *AMAZING* coconut water mixed with Marine Phytoplankton and Chocolate Extract (caffeine/theobromine free ;)
    2 cups veggie juice
    2 cups water
    bowl of veggie yum: blended avocado dip: avocado, cilantro, garlic, cumin, lime juice served with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and chopped broccoli, followed by a few macadamias with green raisins
    2 cups traditional 'horchata' tea
    3 cups water
    bowl of fresh fruit with leftover "chocolate" coconut/honey sauce = yummmm :)
    2 cups water

    Next weekend marks the 4th Annual Green Lifestyle Film Festival, in Los Angeles. Mr. M and I attended the first of these events back in 2007 when I'd just returned from Costa Rica - it was *great* fun and I'd love to be there this year's a loooong way from Ecuador though ;) 
    This year the festie runs from Friday March 19th to Sunday March 21st and is being held at UCLA's James Bridge Theatre. The festie opens this Friday with a reception featuring top raw chefs, then into the theatre for film trailer previews and Q&A with the film makers. The weekend continues with a packed film schedule indoors, along with live music, live food demos, entertainers on the outdoors stage, lots of prizes and dancing, plus booths to inspire creative choices. This all culminates with a Gala Awards Dinner & Ceremony on Sunday night, the 21st March, in Hollywood - oooooo la la ;) If you'd love to be part of the fun and games next weekend, hop on over HERE and reserve your tickets now :)

    on March the 13th I enjoyed:

    1 quart water
    3 cups greeeeeeen juice with pineapple
    bowl of blended avocado yum (avocado, cumin, dulse, garlic, lime juice, cilantro), served with chopped fresh veggies, followed by a few macadamias with green raisins
    3 cups water
    3 cups greeeeeeeeen juice mixed with carrot juice
    2 cups water

    on March the 14th I was blissed with:

    1 quart water
    shot of wheatgrass/greens/apple juice at the Vilcabamba market
    chunk of watermelon
    1.5 cups coconut water blended with Marine Phytoplankton and Chocolate Extract drops
    AMAZING yummy shared "pizza" meal with Mr. M, using our homemade flax crackers as a base, covered with a layer of cilantro/garlic guacamole and fresh chopped tomatoes - WOW :) Followed by freshly made tahini stirred with local raw honey
    2 cups reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
    2 cups water
    2 cups greeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple and sugar cane juices
    little bowl of mango/tahini ice cream
    2 cups water

    WOW, have you been listening in to the free WISH Summit? I have and I've been absolutely *loving* hearing some of my biggest heroes share their wonderful perspectives and inspiration...on the weekend I listened to Jules Dervaes from the Path to Freedom site talking about Urban Homesteading, a few days back I loved hearing Neale Donald Walsch talk about love and connection...Gay and Katie Hendricks were *stellar* on Relationships and it was great fun to hear Sonia Choquette (a new name to me), talking about developing our intuitive connections...our dear friend Brian Johnson of PhilosophersNotes was of course outstandingly inspiring and dynamically clear, as ever ;) The lovely Rory Freedman was sharing key info on food sourcing and veganism too and Marianne Williamson on LOVE was profoundly moving - soooo much great info in this Summit...if you haven't been listening in already, the calls continue all this week, so get yourself signed up for free over HERE and if you'd also love to be able to listen back to the interviews whenever you like, you can access their 'upgrade' package. We are also extremely blessed and delighted to be able to offer one of you a FREE upgrade plan for the WISH Summit, as the RawReform Giveaway this month - details for the giveaway contest are HERE... ENJOY :)

    All love and abundant blissings,
    Angela. xxx

    Friday, 12 March 2010

    World Peace Diet Giveaway

    OooOoooo lala, Dr. Will Tuttle, the man behind the best-selling "World Peace Diet" book has a very special offer launching today, Friday March 12th. He has packed together an incredible deal for anyone who buys his book on Amazon in the coming days - not only will you receive Will's outstanding book on the connections between food and spirituality, you'll also get access to a whole swathe of other yummy goodies for free, including the whole of my ebook "How to Go Raw For Weight Loss", the possibility to win a two-night stay at The Tree of Life in Arizona, free recipes, a draw to win a copy of the "Supercharge Me" raw DVD, free Veg News magazines, Vitamineral Green discounts, a free 2-night stay in the Florida Keys at a vegan B&B, a free course at Living Light in Fort Bragg, meals at vegan restaurants, free ebooks and audio downloads, complimentary phone consultations and much much much more - masses of goodies up for grab...just grab your copy of Will's book on Amazon and the doorways to freebie bliss shall open verily unto thee, it seems ;) All the details are HERE and if you're not familiar with the message Will and his lovely wife Madeleine are spreading, we did a little video with them recently in Arizona, which you can see here:

    ENJOY :)

    on March the 9th I was blissed with:

    1 quart water
    2 cups greeeeeeen juice with carrot juice
    bowl of avo mush (avocado, dulse, basil, lime, cumin, garlic) with chopped broccoli and tomatoes, followed by a few macadamias with green raisins
    3 cups water
    chopped veggies with avo dip and papaya slices with a 'chocolate' coconut/honey dip
    2 cups water

    Last chance to win the free tickets for Mike Adams' "Healing Miracles Live" event, coming up soon in Anaheim, California :) If you didn't yet send in *your* entry for the give-away of tickets for this upcoming event, now is the time - we will be drawing the winner at random today, Friday after noon Pacific time. Here's a reminder of the deets:

    Our dear, generous friend Norm would love to give away his tickets to Mike Adams' "Healing Miracles Live" upcoming event on March 19-20 in Anaheim, California, as Norm can no longer attend the event. This gift includes a ticket to the weekend event and a ticket to the "VIP Dinner" on Saturday night, total value $150. You can see all the details for this amazing event HERE.
    To be in with a chance of nabbing these fabulous tix, just send an email to telling us what excites you most about the possibility of being at this event and we'll choose a winner at random this Friday, March 12th. The tickets will then be transferred into the name of the winner. You have until *12 noon Pacific time on Friday* to get your entries wishes to all and of course, huge thanks to Norm for this fun and generous give-away :)

    on March the 10th I enjoyed:

    1 quart water
    40 chlorella 'nuts'
    2 tbsp bee pollen
    glass of veggie juice: carrot, celery, cucumber, parsley, alfalfa
    a little amazing mango, a banana, little handful of macadamia nuts
    2 cups water
    1 cup orange juice
    2 cups greeeeeen juice mixed with a little carrot juice
    leftover coconut/honey dip with fresh fruits: dragon fruit, mango, papaya pieces
    2 cups water

    on March the 11th I loved:

    1 quart water
    1 cup orange juice
    2 cups greeeeeen juice mixed with carrot juice
    bowl of amazing banana ice cream mixed with tahini and topped with more "chocolate" coconut/honey sauce
    3 cups water
    2 cups water
    2 cups water

    I did a fun little interview with Ka Sundance of The Raw Food Family last week, covering my weight loss journey and new reality here in Ecuador - you can catch it below on YouTube if you like ;)

    All blessings of abundance and joy, 
    Angelalalalaaaaaaaaa. xxx

    Tuesday, 9 March 2010

    Feelings First + Win Free Tickets to Mike Adams' Conference in California :)

    A phrase that really resonates for me was dropped into my head a few days ago: "Feelings First". I don't know if this is used often elsewhere or by other really resonated for me when it came honour the importance of feelings in any given situation - that's what comes first - my feelings, your feelings, the feelings of those around doesn't matter how much money is at stake, the potential gains, or how much you might want to do something for some set reason...if the feelings aren't flowing in a way that feels optimal, then maybe another path might be a wiser choice...
    For example, let's say that in a couple, one partner really wants to do some certain activity right now, like doing the laundry or washing the car...and the other person is not feeling good, for some reason. In my experience, it is much wiser to address the feelings first...clear the emotional block and then usually things can flow on much more easily from there...whereas if there is a choice instead to try to bypass the feelings and push on with the other activities, whatever they are, the uncleared feelings may stagnate, infest, get more complex and even maybe explode at some other point. The washing can wait - as much as you might want to do it right now, it will still be there in 10 minutes or so and how much lovelier it feels to proceed in an atmosphere of clear, healthy emotional resonance, rather than with the feeling that there is a thorn in the shared emotional might think that stopping your intended flow to clear the emotional field is going to 'slow you down' in some way, yet in my experience the opposite is usually true overall - taking the time to clear the air first empowers a much more loving, productive space to unfold from there, with everyone feeling put: "Feelings First" :)

    on March the 6th I loved:

    1 quart water
    1 cup reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
    3 cups greeeeeen juice with sugarcane juice mixed in
    YUMMY dense little meal of avocado blended with basil, lime juice, garlic, cumin, dulse
    1 quart water
    more of the blended avocado mush with a little of Mr. M's kale salad, followed be a few macadamias and green raisins - wow ;)
    3 cups water

    OoOoooooo, I have *such* an exciting free offer for one of you lovelies out there...our dear, generous friend Norm would love to give away his tickets to Mike Adams' "Healing Miracles Live" upcoming event on March 19-20 in Anaheim, California, as Norm can no longer attend the event. This gift includes a ticket to the weekend event and a ticket to the "VIP Dinner" on Saturday night, total value $150. You can see all the details for this amazing event HERE.
    To be in with a chance of nabbing these fabulous tix, just send an email to telling us what excites you most about the possibility of being at this event and we'll choose a winner at random this Friday, March 12th. The tickets will then be transferred into the name of the winner. You have until *12 noon Pacific time on Friday* to get your entries wishes to all and of course, huge thanks to Norm for this fun and generous give-away :)

    on March the 7th I enjoyed:

    1 quart water
    2 cups greeeeeeeen juice with sugarcane juice and a spoonful of yummy local honey
    bowl of *amazing* Monarch mango/tahini ice cream ;O
    3 cups water
    2 cups greeeeen juice with sugarcane juice
    shared meal with Mr. M of kale salad leftovers, blended avo mush (avocado, basil, lime, cumin, dulse, garlic) and tomato chunks, followed by a few macadamia nuts with green raisins - YUMMM ;)
    2 cups water

    on March the 8th I appreciated:

    1 quart water
    2 cups greeeeeen juice mixed with carrot juice
    a cherimoya and a dragon fruit, a few macadamia nuts with green raisins
    mango flesh from around six mango pits, with a little tahini
    2 cups water
    2 cups greeeeeeen juice mixed with carrot juice
    yummy shared meal with Mr. M: salad of mango/tomato/avocado/dulse/cilantro with broccoli pieces scattered on top, followed by a few macadamias with green raisins
    2 cups water

    Yesterday was International Women's Day and also saw the start of the epic WISH Summit :) In celebration of all things Goddess, I wrote up a little Si*Star* Appreciation piece in my newsletter - here it is for those of you who don't see my newsletters:

    I would love to extend some glowing gratitude to some of the si*stars* out there who have had a deep and profound influence on my life and who are really out there movin' and shakin' in this world... :)
    There was a point in my life around 6 or 7 years ago where I felt a really big --g--a--p-- in my reality in terms of having women around me to connect to, feel inspired by, learn from and so on...I mentioned this to the Universe and duly my reality started to be populated with all manner of inspiring Goddesses, I'm delighted to say :)
    I want to 'big up' a few of these lovely laydees here...there are of course many more women who have touched my life and continue to do so...some may not be as publicly 'visible' as others though ;) Please enjoy and explore these ten divine Goddess energies (in no particular order):

    *Solla...what would life be without a giggling Icelandic raw fairy chef as an accomplice? ;) Solla lives in faith, flow and love perhaps more than anyone else I know - she is love in action...always smiling, kind, sweet, adaptive, with so much compassion and heartspace. She also happens to make truly ext-RAW-dinary raw food... ;) A wonderful role model...

    *Kate Magic...aaaaahhhh, sweet little Ms. Magic ;) Another Goddess with a perma-grin, total trust in the Universal flow and a heart filled with rainbows and unicorns ;) Kate likes to put shiny stickers on things, take photos, make outstanding raw food, giggle and DJ. Living with Kate took my life to a WHOLE new level of acceptance and flow... :)

    *Shazzie...Shazzle-Dazzle takes the wonderful saying "Well-behaved Women Rarely Make History" to the extreme ;) Shazzie is sequins and stardust, explosions and oversized cucumbers, duriasm and Universal bellows of laughter...she is also a highly savvy business-woman, mother, raw chef, artist and inspired rawquarian ext-raw-dinaire...dynamite ;)

    *Jinjee...sweet sister Jinjee has been inspiring me every day for years via the little daily email blasts she sends out. Thoughtful, caring, gentle, open, flowing and creative, this multi-mama, author, artist, musician, visionary sister helps inspire countless people onto a raw path and to open their hearts and lives to so much more, with grace and joy :)

    *Veronika Robinson...this wonder-woman has been a recent import into my reality, yet a much-treasured GEM of a role model ;) Veronika runs "The Mother" magazine on conscious parenting and has at least three books out now on this subject - she is a warrioress of the truth, empowering women everywhere to birth and breastfeed naturally...

    *Elena Tonetti...another conscious parenting priestess of the light. Elena's DVD "Birth as We Know It" was the most impactful documentary I've ever seen...we attended a sublime workshop with her too...this woman is helping shift the consciousness of this planet, one birth at a time...truly inspiring, profoundly impactful work, shared with so much love :)

    *Victoria Boutenko...the modern mama of raw foods was also the main protagonist in my adventure into raw foods - I doubt I'd actually still be alive at this point if it wasn't for Vicki B's books and amazing impact in the world...this is one powerful woman...emanating truth, directness, clarity, sincerity, fun, independence and a huge amount of joy and compassion :)

    *Laura Fox...Ms. Foxy is another powerful force movin' and shakin' her way around the raw food connector and visionary extraordinaire, Laura is like the smiling Goddess of entertainment for the raw food family - multimultiuber-talented, funny, detail-orientated, amazing communicator and inspiring co-creator, she dances, glides and flows...

    *Anastasia...mmmmmm, dear sweet sister Anasatasia out in the forests of Siberia...surely my all-time biggest inspiration. No books have ever touched me like those describing Anastasia's life and visions for humanity...I connect to her energy daily and give such gratitude for the images and inspirations she brings forward - a dynamic love powerhouse...

    *YOU :) ...yes, you. You inspire me, even if we've never met 'in person'...I love that you're out there in the world, spreading love in your own special way...maybe you're a mama, a sister, a grandma, a friend, a have a unique place in this magical web we're collectively weaving...and if you're a marvellous man reading this, then all kudos to you too, dear prince, for caring about women enough to read about all these radiating Goddess energies...may the ladies in your life feel loved, supported and glowing today and always... :)

    With all love to all women and girls everywhere on this special day:
    Happy Goddess Rising Day - you are loved :))))

    All love, 
    Angelalalaallaaaaaaaaaaa. xxx

    Saturday, 6 March 2010

    Fresh Noni in Ecuador...

    We are enjoying such a wonderful time here in Ecuador, setting up our new home, trying local fruits, planting seeds and exploring the beautiful mountains...I have started off ice cream bean seeds, persimmons, carob pod seeds, white sapote, avocado and pineapple so far...I also have a clump of baby berry bushes to transplant into new locations soon...I *love* being able to play outside in the gardens here every day, little by little piecing the puzzle together for a flourishing permaculture/food forest garden :) In the meantime, while our food is growing, we've been trying out other peoples' yummies from the local gardens and markets - Mr. M even bravely tried fresh noni - *eeeeeeek* - you can see that experience in the video below:

    On March the 3rd I was blissed with:

    1 quart water
    1 quart *AMAZING* greeeeeeeeen juice with sugar cane juice
    3 cups greeeeen smoothie: mango, avocado, cilantro, lettuce, fresh aloe, water, with fresh Incan berries on the side
    3 cups water
    2 cups greeeeen juice mixed with sugar cane juice
    a yummmmy little ripe papaya
    delightful mixture of kale/avo/dulse salad, topped with a masterful Monarch 'chutney' of fresh incan berries, mulberries, cilantro and pine nut butter, followed by banana ice cream topped with ground flax/maca - wow, what a feast ;)
    2 cups water

    Three Yummy Upcoming Events:
    1. Dear raw brother Michael Bedar would love to let y'all know about an upcoming raw mini-festival he's helping to host in the Bay Area, in California, on March the 21st. The event is called "A Taste of Simply Raw" and will involve a screening of the *wonderful* documentary "Simply Raw", which follows the reversal of diabetes among six attendees at The Tree of Life centre in Arizona. The mini-festie also features speakers on the raw lifestyle, local organic food samples and 'next-step' guidance for progressing with a raw lifestyle :) You can check out the details and reserve your space at this event HERE.

    2. Remember that tomorrow, Sunday the 7th, brings the second monthly Raw Vegan Bazaar in LA, including the much-anticipated "truly raw" chocolate contest - details HERE ;)

    3. This Monday, the 8th of March, sees the start of the "Women's International Summit for Health" - WISH. This *free* summit runs for 10 days and features 40 outstanding speakers covering a different topic each day, such as relationships, food, fitness, beauty, health, attitude, family and more...if you're not already signed up for free access to the summit, you can do so HERE...and remember too that this month's RawReform Giveaway is for a free 'access-all-areas' upgrade package for the WISH summit, meaning the blessed winner will be able to access all the summit info at will whenever they choose - details for the contest are HERE...

    ENJOY :)

    on March the 4th I had a very odd intake day, including:

    1 quart water
    1 quart water
    glass of orange juice
    shot of alfalfa juice
    glass of pineapple/orange juice
    ½ glass of papaya/mango smoothie
    1 quart water

    on March the 5th was another odd one and I loved:

    1 quart water
    2 cups reishi/shilajit/ormus tea
    2 cups greeeeeeeen juice combined with sugarcane juice - yum ;)
    2 cups greeeeeeeen juice combined with sugarcane juice
    2 cups water
    ½ avocado with cumin, lime and dulse, followed by a little bowl of banana/mango ice cream topped with ground flax+walnuts = yummm
    3 cups water

    In case you didn't catch these gems in my latest newsletter, I thought I'd re-post here some of the beautiful messages y'all sent in, in response to last month's giveaway contest, to win a copy of Steve Pavlina's book "Personal Development for Smart People". We asked you to send in your answers to the question: "What is the 'smartest' piece of guidance you would give to a teenage version of yourself?" and we absolutely loved reading through your submissions. Here below is a selection of those entries for all to enjoy. Imagine the shifts we could feel in this reality by passing on these sparkling gems of guidance to our current teenage generations...

    *You're ok, take your time, and remember no matter what you are lovable.
    *Trust your intuition and inner guidance without question and know that raw food is power and your ticket to a zinging life full of clarity, joy, absolute connection and bliss. It will take you where you need to go and you may have no clue where that is in each moment but it sure will be fun, uber exciting and life enhancing. Love yourself and the world will love you. You are a magical medicine woman and no one can take that away from you, it is your gift and you will come to share it with joy and love.
    *Buy a copy of The Secret and Learn all you can about the Law of Attraction... and...DON'T start smoking...!!
    *Always pursue excellence in everything you do!  That means believing you can do whatever you set your mind and heart to do… and do not compromise or settle for less along the way!
    *Don't rely on anyone else for support or affirmation.  first, work on your own self and when you have acheived a high level of self-awareness, then you will be ready to reach out.  in other words, STAY SINGLE FOR A WHILE!!!!!
    *Slow down, slow down, you were meant to be here now. You are fine the way you are. Breathe and enjoy your breathing, enjoy your journey.
    *I would advise a teen-age version of myself to study and follow the raw food lifestyle, & forget about all the confusing, conflicting and misleading nutritional propaganda of the day.  As an adult I reversed cancer with raw foods & likely would have avoided it altogether had I known about it sooner.
    *You can do and be everything you want. You can achieve what you really feel in your heart. Dare to do things differently from the mainstream if this is what you really feel for. If you really see it in your mind's eye, putting in the necessary work to achieve it will even be enjoyable. But action is needed, without that it's not going to happen. :-) You are the master of your life!
    *Be loving, patient and get to know/trust yourself...not everything that you 'rush' into is the real deal.
    *I would tell my teenage self what I tell my teenage son now; to not let what other people say to you bring you down.  No one has the right to belittle someone else because of differences that they perceive as threatening to themselves.
    *Listen to your heart. Don't let anyone tell you that it's time to grow up and be serious. Life is too short to rush through. Do your best to be good to yourself, good to your friends and good to the earth. Laugh every day and love as much as you can....
    *What you feel is right for you is more right than what anyone else, even your parents, doctors, or other "experts" tell you is right for you. You are the only expert of you, and your feelings about situations and people will always be your best compass in life. It's OK to listen to your feelings, and it's OK to feel very different from what other people say they're feeling. Many people choose to ignore their feelings, but that's their choice, and you don't have to. When you think you don't know what you feel or what's right for you, ask for guidance from above, and you will receive it. It may be a little voice, or a random comment by a stranger, but it will be exactly what you need at that time. Oh, and most importantly, you are Loved.
    *Have clear "I have to have it" (passionate) goals and take steps each day to reach them.  They will come to be.
    *Each moment is a lesson, learn your lesson.
    *Ignore negativity in yourself, in others and trust your inner guidance.
    *Move out as quickly as possible.
    *To really trust yourself. . all the answers are on the inside, definitely not the outside...
    *Take refuge in the fact that things are ever-changing, shifting, developing. Life can feel overwhelming and challenging as you become more aware, but it gets easier -- and more fun and satisfying! The only thing you can really count on is Change, so know that whatever is happening now won't last forever and you will learn and grow from it. Be grateful for your experience now and know that it is teaching you what you need to know to move forward down your path into your future...
    *Don't have any surgeries!
    *Love yourself and always remember that you can do whatever you want in life!!
    *Plan ahead better and don't rely on others so much for everything. Be more independent and create clear goals for the future while you (I) still have plenty of time to achieve them easily.
    *Trust. You're always on the right path even if you think you've staryed completley off it.
    *Love yourself, like yourself, believe in yourself, starting now.  Invest all your energy in mastering yourself, and surround yourself with people who value your essence.  Your service in the world is the outpouring of this expression of you.  It doesn't work to pretzel yourself into configurations you believe that others expect of you.  Be yourself, freely, and everything will fall into place.
    *The smartest piece of guidance I would give to a teenage version of myself is that no matter how dismal things look now, you will one day be free to choose your own choices and furthermore, when that time comes, you'll be pretty darn good at it!  So long as you listen to your gut and remain open, everything's gonna be okay young one!
    *Make Exercise a daily habit and never let others bring you down!
    *I will actually go inside of myself and talk to my inner child/inner teenager and tell her that she is a goddess and that her body is a temple. I would tell her to stop looking for love in all the wrong places and to move more slowly through life. I would share with her the vibrancy that awaits her if she would just go vegan (much earlier) and enjoy a healthy raw food lifestyle. I would mostly let her know that she is loved.
    *Don't believe everything you hear.
    *Be wise beyond your years and believe an older person when they say to you that what you do today to your body, eating, reading, meds, not exercising.. etc.  will effect you in the years to come.
    *Just because everyone else is doing it, it doesnt mean that you have to too. Instead do what you love even if it is different as most of the coolest people  who you remember are the ones who are true to themselves and do what they think is right.
    *It does not matter what anyone else thinks and to NOT. TAKE. THINGS. PERSONALLY. all success in the world stems from confidence. That's all you really need. Confidence and a smile, of course. So, I would tell myself to have confidence, not care what people think and to not take things personally. I think I would be pretty set by then.
    *Keep off the (processed) sweets.
    *Keep your core strong so you can branch out in many and every direction and enjoy with the breezes...
    *Always be able to take care of yourself. Don't expect there will always be someone there to take care of you. Never think that you are not worthy. You deserve the very best.
    *Look for the light in everyone - relationships are more important than anything else.  Hold all people dear.  Each one will teach you what you need to know in the world.

    WOW, thanks again for all the superb sharing, lovelies...we're sending *massive* waves of love, upliftment and support to the teenagers of today... ;)

    All love, 
    Angela Stokes-Monarch. xxx