Tuesday, 31 August 2010

New Free "Radiant Skin Summit" Starts Soon...

OoOOoooo lala, there's another *free* online raw-friendly summit coming up very soon - the "Radiant Skin Summit" is being hosted by Mark Perlmutter, creator of the "Simply Raw" DVD and starts on September the 13th. The summit runs for 15 days, and features free interviews with various yumsters such as:

...Myself ;), Mr. Monarch, David Wolfe, Mike Adams, Victoria Boutenko, 
Gabriel Cousens, Kevin Gianni, Shazzie, Brendan Brazier and others...

There will be one free interview per day from September the 15th...sign up HERE to register and access all this glowing free info on beautiful radiant skin and health :)

on August the 29th I appeciated:

1 quart water
2 cups greeeeeeen juice
a peach and two plums
water of a young coconut
decadent picnic with Mr. M featuring frozen durian and donut holes from Au Lac - WOW ;)
3 cups water

One reader, Kristina, recently sent me *such* a sweet message about her experiences reading the "Anastasia" book that I asked if I could share her message here - she agreed...so here we go:

"I ordered the Anastasia book from your 32% off special recently (thank you for that financial gift) and began reading it a few days ago. I knew it would affect me because you speak of it so often with such inspiring energy, and it truly is having an affect on me. Not the kind I thought though. I thought I would read it jubilantly and delight in every word. But I find it puts me in quiet contemplation of many things on many levels and it seems almost as if an energetic change is happening on a vibrational level that I won't fully understand for many weeks, months or even years. I find that it makes me more centered in my meditations which is something I have been striving for on my own for a while and not achieved.
Well, I just wanted to share this with you. I will pass the book onto others and hopefully they will get the benefit that I am and we can all share a better connection and experience life in more profound ways.
 Many Blessings to You and Matt.

NICE...I love this ;) Thanks for sharing, Kristina ;) ...and if *you*, dear reader, have also been contemplating reading the Anastasia book(s), maybe now is the time to dive in and start exploring - profound shifts may await you ;) We have the whole series of these remarkable books available HERE...enjoy ;)

on August the 30th I loved:

1 quart water
3 cups watermelon/orange juice
fruit salad of cherries, blueberries and figs with a little almond butter
2 cups water
3 cups greeeeen juice
freeze-dried durian chips with a fresh peach + nectarine ;)
mug of Horchata tea
1 cup water

on August the 31st I bid August a fond farewell and delighted in:

1 quart water
2 cups greeeeeeeen juice
a peach, a nectarine and some cherries
*YUMMY* "greeeeen potion" ice cream at Erewhon, with a chunk of a new bar from Ms. Magic called "Truth" and a few fresh figs
2 cups water
3 cups watermelon juice
1 cup water

A new month is upon us...Happy September :) ...and with September comes a whole new spectacular selection of special deals from Mr. Monarch, over at TheRawFoodWorld.com...some amazing bargains to explore this month - check out the list below and...ENJOY ;)

The following specials are available until September 30th...

  • Creamy Raw Almond Butter, 16oz - $13.97, Normally $19.95 - with 7% coup0n $12.99, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $12.29

  • [3-pack] Creamy Raw Almond Butter - $37.71, Normally $59.85 - with 7% coup0n $35.07, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $33.18

  • Chia Seeds, 16oz - $4.87, Normally $6.95 - with 7% coup0n $4.52, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $4.28

  • [3-pack] Chia Seeds - $13.14, Normally $20.85 - with 7% coup0n $12.22, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $11.56

  • Tahini, 16oz - $10.47, Normally $14.95 - with 7% coup0n $9.73, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $9.21

  • [3-pack] Tahini - $28.26, Normally $44.85 - with 7% coup0n $26.28, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $24.87

  • Cafe Gratitude Chocolate Fudge w/Candied Walnuts, 2.6oz - $5.57, Normally $7.95 - with 7% coup0n $5.18, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $4.90

  • Cafe Gratitude Lemon Cookies, 5oz - $5.57, Normally $7.95 - with 7% coup0n $5.18, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $4.90

  • Cafe Gratitude Thumbprint Cookies, 3.6oz - $5.57, Normally $7.95 - with 7% coup0n $5.18, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $4.90

  • [3-pack] Cafe Gratitude Cookies (1 of each flavor) - $15.03, Normally $23.85 - with 7% coup0n $13.98, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $13.23

  • Stainless Steel Water Bottle, 1L - $11.89, Normally $16.99 - with 7% coup0n $11.06, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $10.47

  • [3-pack] Stainless Steel Water Bottle - $32.11, Normally $50.97 - with 7% coup0n $29.86, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $28.26

  • Overcoming the Food Imprint DVD, Valya Boutenko - $5, Normally $19.95 - with 7% coup0n $4.65, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $4.40

  • Raw Food Works, Various Authors - $9.95, Normally $22 - with 7% coup0n $9.25, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $8.76

    Medicinal Herbs

  • [9-pack] Medicinal Herb (1 of each Herb) - $95.08, Normally $150.92 - with 7% coup0n $88.42, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $83.67

  • Mucuna, 2oz - $9.24, Normally $15.40 - with 7% coup0n $8.59, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $8.13

  • [3-pack] Mucuna 2oz - $24.95, Normally $46.20 - with 7% coup0n $23.20, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $21.95

  • Mucuna, 16oz - $58.57, Normally $117.14 - with 7% coup0n $54.47, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $51.54

  • [3-pack] Mucuna 16oz - $158.14, Normally $351.42 - with 7% coup0n $147.07, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $139.16

  • Shilajit, 2oz - $12.61, Normally $21.02 - with 7% coup0n $11.73, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $11.10

  • [3-pack] Shilajit 2oz - $34.06, Normally $63.06 - with 7% coup0n $31.67, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $29.97

  • Shilajit, 16oz - $72.22, Normally $144.43 - with 7% coup0n $67.16, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $63.55

  • [3-pack] Shilajit 16oz - $233.97, Normally $433.29 - with 7% coup0n $217.59, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $205.90

  • Amla Extract, 2oz - $8.30, Normally $13.84 - with 7% coup0n $7.72, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $7.31

  • [3-pack] Amla Extract 2oz - $22.42, Normally $41.52 - with 7% coup0n $20.85, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $19.73

  • Ashwagandha Extract, 2oz - $5.20, Normally $8.66 - with 7% coup0n $4.83, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $4.57

  • [3-pack] Ashwagandha Extract 2oz - $14.03, Normally $25.98 - with 7% coup0n $13.05, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $12.35

  • Bacopa Monreri, 2oz - $16.56, Normally $27.60 - with 7% coup0n $15.40, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $14.57

  • [3-pack] Bacopa Monreri 2oz - $44.71, Normally $82.80 - with 7% coup0n $41.58, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $39.35

  • Holy Basil, 2oz - $7.70, Normally $12.84 - with 7% coup0n $7.16, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $6.78

  • [3-pack] Holy Basil 2oz - $20.80, Normally $38.52 - with 7% coup0n $19.34, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $18.30

  • Tribulus Terrestris Saponins, 2oz - $4.87, Normally $8.11 - with 7% coup0n $4.53, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $4.28

  • [3-pack] Tribulus Terrestris Saponins 2oz - $13.14, Normally $24.33 - with 7% coup0n $12.22, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $11.56

  • Valerian Extract, 2oz - $9.56, Normally $15.94 - with 7% coup0n $8.89, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $8.42

  • [3-pack] Valerian Extract 2oz - $25.82, Normally $47.82 - with 7% coup0n $24.01, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $22.72

  • Turmeric, 2oz - $19.26, Normally $27.51 - with 7% coup0n $17.91, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $16.95

    To access these offers, click the link below, or type - hnymn - in the search box at the top right hand corner of www.TheRawFoodWorld.com.

    Click Here For "At Cost" Specials

    Additionally, you can redeem this coup0n at www.TheRawFoodWorld.com by typing in - HONEYMOON - in the coup0n number section, to get an additional 7% off your order. This coup0n will be good through September 30th, 2010 and can be redeemed at:

    You can get 12% off your order and ALL FUTURE ORDERS by joining the Inner Circle Community HERE for ONLY $9.97 a month.

    All love and gargantuan ripples of yummmmmm...

    Angelalalaaaaaaaaaa. xxx

  • Sunday, 29 August 2010

    What is the first thing *you* notice about people...?

    Someone recently asked me the following interesting 10 questions...I thought y'all might enjoy seeing my answers as well...and perhaps asking them of someone in YOUR life too...

    *If you had one word to describe yourself, what would you choose? Chameleon.
    *What is your middle name? Claire.
    *Given a chance, would you bungee jump? NO, thank you ;)
    *What is the first thing you notice about people? Their energy.
    *Which is your most recent favorite song? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDAicNrBIe8&NR ;)
    *Which was the last movie you watched and liked? The Green Beautiful comes first to mind...
    *Tell me about a favorite event of your childhood? Going berry picking at "pick your own" farms with my family :)
    *What do you think you will be doing five years from now? Living in Ecuador, growing food, off the grid, smiling, singing, raising children in co-creative community - yeeeeeee-HAH ;)
    *If you had to evacuate your house immediately, what is the one thing you would grab on the way out? Mr. Monarch ;)
    *What is the oldest item you own? My body.

    ENJOY ;)

    On August the 27th I loved:

    1 quart water
    3 cups organic watermelon juice
    3 cups greeeeeeeen juice
    tsp marine phytoplankton powder sample - wow :)
    fruit salad (cherries, blueberries, a peach), mixed with a little raw almond butter and acai powder :)
    2 cups water
    ½ cup coconut kefir
    1 cup water

    Mmmmmm, "Miss Eco-Glam", Anna Rodgers from the UK, recently posted a sweet, in-depth review of Mr. Monarch's first book, "Raw Spirit" - this book has been out for seven or so years now I think and has sold many 1000s of copies...people seem to really appreciate the simple, clear and insightful info shared in this book on the raw lifestyle...we repeatedly hear people say that this slim little volume helped them to finally really get started with raw or take their raw journey to the next level...nice ;) See what Miss Eco-Glam thought about it all HERE - enjoy ;)

    on August the 28th I enjoyed:

    1 quart water
    a peach and a plum
    nori sheets stuffed with Sea Clear, avocado, lecithin powder, grated cucumber, sprouts, with samples of new flavoured seeds/crackers on the side...followed by 3tbsp acai powder :)
    2 cups water
    3 cups greeeeeeen juice
    1 cup water

    If you're in the UK next weekend, or somewhere in that vicinity, you may love to know about two fabulous upcoming raw-friendly events, which are actually both being held next weekend... ;)

    The "Eco-Skills Celebration" gathering runs from September 3rd-5th in West Sussex and is a fund-raising, non-profit celebration, sharing info on permaculture, growing your own food, beekeeping, herbal medicine, biodiesel, wild foods and much more...I would be there in a heartbeat if I was on the other side of the Atlantic ;) Interestingly, all proceeds will be going toward indigenous people in Ecuador...nice synchronicity... ;)
    Tickets for the whole weekend run from £25 to £100, depending on what you are willing and able to contribute... Check out http://www.ecoskillscelebration.co.uk for all the info and to book your tickets - enjoy...I'll be there with you in spirit :)

    On September the 4th, the "Raw & Wild Festival" will also be held at Plawhatch Farm in West Sussex (West Sussex is apparently the place to be that weekend ;) Plawhatch is a *delightful* old biodynamic farm where Mr. M and I often get produce when we're in England...WELL...they're hosting a FREE raw foodie-friendly one day festival on September the 4th from 10am to 4pm, featuring wild food walks; raw food demos and tasting, talks on raw and wild lifestyles, booths selling yummy treats, natural crafts, raw cafe and the farms' own organic produce shop...childrens' entertainment will be on offer too and volunteers are welcome to help with the day's activities...check out this link HERE for more info and...ENJOY :)

    May illuminations of glory be all around you,
    Ms. Stokes-Monaaaaaaaaaaaarch. xxx

    Thursday, 26 August 2010

    10 Ways to Share a Raw Food Message in YOUR Community :)

    WOW...thanks to all of you who came out to play in Orange County last night for our first live talk back here in the USA - it was fun to meet you all :)
    You can see the rest of our current talk schedule HERE if you'd love to come and join us somewhere along the line...we're now also offering a full day workshop at the event in Michigan ;)

    For now though, I wanted to re-post here a little article from my newsletter this week, called:
    "10 Ways to Share a Raw Food Message in YOUR Community" - enjoy :)

    People often say that they feel isolated and socially awkward as raw foodies...yet we have so many wonderful raw resources and ways to connect these days, either through the internet or in person. I want to offer a list of ten suggestions today for ways to share a vibrant raw food message and lifestyle in YOUR community...

    1. Hold a Raw Food Potluck: in many areas, there are already raw potlucks organised - a great way to find out about these is via rawfood.meetup.com - check for *your* area to see if there's already something happening. If not, how about starting a gathering yourself? Even if the gathering involves just two or three people, that is a start - you will have experiences and recipes to share, you can watch, read or listen to raw info together and keep inviting more people to join you...consider posting a notice on local community boards to attract more attendees ;)

    2. Demo Booth: find a local fair of some kind in your area to attend and run a booth there giving out green smoothie samples, or any other raw samples you are drawn to share. Have some simple information about eating raw on display, sell tasty 'snack' items such as raw 'bliss balls', smoothies or whatever appeals to you...recommend resources for people to find out more - local potlucks, or online connections and so on...

    3. Organise a Farm Trip: organise a trip to a local organic farm with friends, families, local school children, or whichever kind of group you may have connections to - the idea is to get people out into nature and to connect more to where their food is coming from - this is especially great to enjoy with children. You might visit a farm where you can pick berries or fruits together, or gather salad veggies and prepare a salad or smoothies afterwards and so on. People will surely appreciate a day out in nature and eating farm-fresh raw food. If the farm has a CSA scheme, a trip like this might also help them to find more supporters for their production.

    on August the 23rd I enjoyed:

    1 quart water
    3 cups watermelon/orange juice
    3 cups greeeeeeen/carrot juice
    shared romaine/avo/seaweed/tomato salad with Mr. M, stuffed into nori sheets, with flax snack samples on the side - some GREAT new products :) Followed by an apple and 3 tbsp acai powder
    3 cups water

    on August the 24th I loved:

    1 quart water
    1 quart greeeeeeeen/carrot juice
    a small papaya
    meal of fresh figs with a little almond butter with Mr. M
    2 cups water
    3 tbsp acai powder
    1 cup water

    4. Give a Talk: this might sound like a scary suggestion to some of you, yet if you consider the life-changing *impact* that hearing a raw food talk could have on the lives of those around you, you might perhaps think again ;) You never know where a seed of inspiration planted may blossom into a remarkable new transfornation in someone's life...depending on your confidence, knowledge and experiences, you might choose to give a free talk, or ask for donations/a nominal fee...you might speak in front of children, cancer/diabetes groups, womens' groups, weight loss groups...whichever audience and platform you feel comfortable with...remember that you *do* have something to share that can be of immense value to other people, even if you feel shy or scared - there are so many ill and unhappy people in the world today - you could help to instigate a major shift in your area... ;)

    5. Do a Raw Food Recipe Demo: see if you can provide a 10-15 minute or so raw food recipe demo at any local gatherings. This might be a little stand at a local supermarket (perhaps green smoothies made right next to the produce department), it might be a demo at another related health-event in your area like a fun-run, a weight loss group gathering, a school sports event and so on - the opportunities could be endless with a little inspiration ;) Show a few simple recipes with easy-to-find ingredients and popular tastes, to get people started off, e.g. green smoothies, a raw soup, banana ice cream, raw apple pie and so on. Hand out samples if possible.

    6. Contact Local Press: if you choose to do any of these suggested activities, be sure to let your local newspaper/radio/press know about it, so that they have the opportunity to cover the story if they choose. Remember that the media is *always* looking for stories to fill their column-inches and airtime...why not help them fill those blanks with positive, uplifting stories of health, transformation and joy? :) Do not feel deterred if you contact them about one event and they choose not to cover it - journalists are usually working under a lot of pressure - you can always tell them about events as they arise and see if the timing fits in better the next time around ;)

    7. Show Raw Food DVDs: films can help spread messages in a rapid, easy-to-understand, inspiring way...film showings can help bring people together to discuss and share about a topic in a way that books and other media usually don't quite match. So, a great way to share the raw message in your community might be to hold a film night, or even a series of film nights, showing raw documentaries and other related material, e.g. "Raw for Life", "Simply Raw", "Supercharge Me", "Food Matters" and so on...you might find a local group who are already showing films and ask them to add these to the listings, you might show things at the local library, school hall, community centre or wherever it makes sense for you...

    on August the 25th it was a kinda-odd intake day and I appreciated:

    1 quart water
    2 cups greeeeeeen/carrot juice
    a small papaya
    meal of cherries/peaches/fresh figs with a little almond butter
    2 cups water
    4 tbsp spirulina crunchies
    4 tbsp spirulina crunchies
    3 cups water

    on August the 26th I was blissed with:

    1 quart water
    big shared meal at Au Lac with friends, involving all kinds of yumminess: durian/coconut shakes, freeze-dried durian/mangosteen, raw 'garlic bread', "De La Mamma" broccoli dish and donut holes - WOW ;O
    2 cups water
    1 cup coconut kefir
    2 cups water

    8. Organise an Exhibition: perhaps you will have the opportunity to post up an exhibition somewhere of information and pictures about raw food transformations. This might be something you can hang on the walls of a local library, school, alternative health practitioners' office, farmers' market booth or wherever you find an appropriate space...you could include before/after pictures, a simple explanation of 'why raw', event info, recommended reading/weblinks and so on...if you are able to be in attendance next to the exhibition, you might even like to have some books there to help show people, or simply answer questions...

    9. Organise a Big-Scale Event: if you *really* want to take things to the next level in your area, you could organise a big raw/'green'-lifestyle event, e.g. bring in a well-known raw speaker or chef to provide a presentation/workshop, or even organise a whole raw festival or retreat. This kind of activity would involve a lot more work and organisation and depending on where you live, there might also be a lot of thinking/co-ordination involved to encourage people to actually come along...free or low ticket prices are usually a help in this regard, plus *lots* of publicity angled well at different potential interest groups...

    10. Raw Britannia - our dear friend Shazzie has a *great* free ebook called "Raw Britannia" that you can download and take to local restaurants, to encourage them to include more raw dishes in their menus ;) The ebook can be downloaded for free from HERE - you are of course not limited to the recipe suggestions in this book either - you could take that as inspiration to compile a little list of raw recipes that *you* would love to have available at your local restaurant or deli...give it a try, it could work out for the benefit of all :) You could even offer to give a little free training to the chefs, to share raw kitchen skills and ensure the raw items actually make it to the menu; make it easy for them to co-operate with you on this... ;)

    Well...I'm sure there are *so* many other delicious and delightful ways that you could think up to help spread the raw message in your area...and know that whatever you choose to give out to the world in terms of love, kindness, sharing and generosity will come back to you manifold over...there are *so* many people who could benefit from hearing this message and connecting more to a raw lifestyle...may you go forth and shine brightly :)

    All blessings to you and all of your communities for your vibrant health and well-being...

    All love,
    MsACS-MMAHons. xxx

    Monday, 23 August 2010

    Musical Inspirations :)

    :) Last night was FUN - we went to see one of my favourite new bands, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, at the Sunset Junction Street Fair in LA. The concert was wonderful :)

    We went backstage to meet Alex, the lead singer and to gift the band with our books, raw chocolates and other raw goodies...they seemed excited to receive these offerings and Alex even said that he was a raw foodie for half a year recently ;)
    The massive 13-piece band played with a lot of joy and eclectic juiciness, sending balloons and inflatable balls sailing out over the audience from the stage, then bringing a minister onstage and inviting the entire audience to marry each other in a live massive group wedding ceremony ;) Later the whole crowd was welcomed to sit down on the floor along with lead singer Alex as he came down from the stage and sat in the centre of the crowd on the floor...it was a lot of fun ;)
    It was also interesting to hear that just two years back, Alex and Jade, the co-founders of the band had been walking around this very festival as 'members of the public'...now here they were two years later headlining on the main stage - lol ;) LOVE it...in case you're not familiar with their work, here is a live version of my favourite song from them, "Home":

    on August the 20th I enjoyed:

    1 quart water
    3 cups watermelon/orange juice
    3 cups greeeeeen juice
    1 tbsp spirulina crunchies
    feast with Mr. M of fresh figs with almond butter and acai powder
    2 cups water

    Mmmmm, I also have a new musical inspiration these last few days...his name is K'Naan and he is a sweet, soulful singer from Somalia who shares such delicate and insightful glimpses into growing up in a country torn by conflicts and beyond...I was introduced to his beautiful music via one reader, Colleen, who pointed me towards his classic "Tiny Desk" performance at NPR Music - check it out below...Apparently his song 'Wavin' Flag' was used as the theme to the World Cup recently, so perhaps you're familiar with his music from that...he also is apparently usually a hip-hop/rap artist, however this acoustic "Tiny Desk" performance is not presented in that way at all...I am especially in *love* with the bitter-sweet tribute song "Fatima" in the middle of this set - wow, there is such light in this man:

    On the subject of the "Tiny Desk Concerts", there is such a *wealth* of talent and inspiration to explore in those YouTube videos - wow...if you haven't seen any of them, a tradition has been formed of various amazing artists cramming themselves and their bands into the tiny desk space of one of the workers at NPR Music...incredible live acoustic sets tend to result...here are three of my personal favourites (you can click through them all in the "Tiny Desk" section on the right of the NPR Music page on YouTube, HERE):

    ENJOY :)

    on August the 21st I loved:

    1 quart water
    1 cup greeeeeeen juice
    samples of stone fruits and figs at So-Cal farmers' market
    2 tbsp bee pollen, 2 tbsp spirulina crunchies
    2 cups greeeeeen juice
    nori rolls stuffed with Sea Clear, avocado, cucumber, sprouts and sauerkraut, followed by 3 tbsp acai powder and sample of the spirulina 'cookies' from GoRaw
    2 cups water

    on August the 22nd I appreciated:

    1 quart water
    3 cups greeeeeeen juice
    samples of stone fruits at farmers' market, followed by meal of fresh fruit salad with a little almond butter
    samples of crunchy seed snacks - yummy :)
    2 cups water
    2 cups greeeeeen juice
    handful of cherries and a juicy peach, amazing acai smoooothie :)
    1 cup water

    Final Reminder: tomorrow marks the end of my 32% Off Birthday Special Offers :) Here's a recap of these deals, which expire at midnight Pacific time tomorrow (Tuesday, August the 24th):

    gelasmilekalefield.jpgTuesday the 10th of August was my 32nd Birthday :) 
    I wanted to share something special with all of YOU guys on this occasion and decided to offer 8 of my favourite products from our store at a whopping 32% Off :) Here is the gorgeous goodie list below:

    Click HERE to order any of these goodies at 32% Off...

    ...and for those of you who may not be drawn to any of these items right now, remember that we have lots of fabulous freebies for you to explore too, such as our free raw food e-reports from HERE, the free playback calls of all the radio interviews we did in the last year from HERE and the two free ebooks I also produced in the last year, from ProfoundlyRaw.com and ProfoundlyRawRecipes.com...

    Between all these special offers and fun freebies to explore, I do hope that you all find some reason to rejoice and celebrate today - we love and appreciate you :)

    All love,
    A. C. S-M. xxx

    Friday, 20 August 2010

    International Day of Juice Feasting :)

    ooooOoOooooo, I'm very excited to say that we finally have more details to share with you about the upcoming "International Day of Juice Feasting" on September the 12th :) A lot of you have been asking about this event...
    We will be co-hosting a LIVE juicy event in Seattle, WA that day, along with Dave the Raw Food Truck Driver, Elaina Love and other lovely juiciliscious folks ;)
    The website with info about this event is now up at http://www.dayofjuicefeasting.com. The live event in Seattle runs from noon to 4pm and can apparently also be viewed live on the web too - how cool :) There will be talks, juicing demos, a live global Q&A on juiciness and more...join us :)
    All info at http://www.dayofjuicefeasting.com - we hope to connect with you there :)

    on August the 16th I appreciated:

    1 quart water
    1 quart watermelon/orange juice
    3 cups greeeeen juice
    1 cup greeeeeen juice
    a bowl of fresh figs/blueberries with a little raw almond butter, samples of macadamia nuts and coconut chips
    2 cups goji berry juice
    2 cups water

    on August the 17th I loved:

    1 quart water
    3 cups watermelon/orange juice
    bowl of fresh cherries
    3 cups greeeeeen/carrot juice from the Norwalk :)
    nori wraps stuffed with Sea Clear, avocado, sprouts, curry-kraut and cucumber, followed by a cherry-vanilla raw love bar :)
    1 cup goji juice
    2 cups water

    I'm also very excited to say that our juicy-yum friend Kate Magic from the UK has just re-launched her site RawLiving and she now has a *beautiful* free 46-page raw ebook to share with y'all...with delicious recipes, gorgeous pictures and insightful sharings on leading a magical raw life...get your free copy of "We Are Raw Living" HERE - enjoy ;)
    Kate will also be hopping back over the pond soon to share her glittery joy at Au Lac among other places - you can check out her schedule on her site HERE...

    on August the 18th I enjoyed:

    1 quart water
    bowl of fresh cherries
    3 cups greeeeeeen juice
    2 cups water
    nori wraps stuffed with Sea Clear, avocado, sprouts, garlic-kraut and cucumber, followed by 3tbsp acai powder :)
    2 cups water

    on August the 19th I loved:

    1 quart water
    3 cups greeeeeeen juice
    bowl of fresh cherries, 3tbsp acai powder
    2 cups echinacea tea
    *amazing* meal with friends at Rawvolution in Santa Monica: shared enchilada, greeeen soup, 'tiger rolls' and incredible dessert pies - wow :)
    2 cups water

    On the subject of talks here in the USA, Mr. Monarch and I start our next round of talks next Wednesday, here in Orange County...hmmmmm...I haven't spoken in public in about nine months...not sure yet what I'll be choosing to share this time round...I suspect there'll be some singing in there too though... ;) If you'd love to join us at an event, here is our current schedule:

     More details for these events can be found on our site HERE...enjoy ;)

    All love and gracious abundance,
    Ms. Stokes-Monaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarch. xxx

    Monday, 16 August 2010

    Would You Rather Be Peaceful or "Right"? ;)

    Recently, one reader, Gregory, sent me a very interesting list for some 'alternative' uses for cucumbers, other than eating them (which we have been doing with joy almost every day recently ;)
    Here were a few of my favourite cucumber tips from Gregory - I haven't tried to verify any of these yet - I think they're interesting though - lemme know if they work for you ;)

    * Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.
    * Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.
    * Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.
    * Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!
    * Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won't leave streaks and won't harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.
    * Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!

    ENJOY ;)

    on August the 13th I embraced:

    1 quart water
    3 cups goji juice with marine phytoplankton
    2 cups greeeeen juice
    bowl of yummy daaaaaark cherries
    3 cups greeeeeeen juice
    2 cups water
    shared nori roll meal with Mr. M: *amazing* reed avocado, dulse, sprouts, chopped cucumber and curry-kraut stuffed into nori sheets with kale chip samples on the side, followed by 3tbsp acai powder ;)
    2 cups water

    It's that time again: voting is ON right now for the 2010 VegNews Veggie Awards :)
    You can vote until August 31st on categories such as your favourite veg*n foods, restaurants, chefs, books and so on...AND there are quite a few raw food options amongst the answers to choose from ;) You can also ADD in your own raw-based answers by choosing the 'other' answer option on many of the questions, if you prefer ;)
    There are some GREAT prizes on offer too, for those who share their votes, including a global getaway, veg*n foods, books and more...you can get in on the voting at this link HERE - enjoy ;)

    on August the 14th I was blissed with:

    1 quart water
    3 cups greeeeeeen juice
    bowl of YUMMmMmmmmmmy dark cherries
    handful of fresh figs
    2 tbsp spirulina crunchies
    2 cups water
    random cucumber salad meal with Mr. M and his family - cucumber salad stuffed into nori sheets, followed by 3 tbsp acai powder
    mug of herbal tea
    1 cup water

    on August the 15th I enjoyed:

    1 quart water
    samples of stone fruit at market, followed by a fresh fig FEAST w/ Mr. M :)
    3 cups greeeeeen juice
    1 cup greeeen juice
    shared nori roll meal with Mr. M: avo, curry-kraut, cucumber slices, sprouts, lecithin and dulse stuffed into nori sheets, followed by sample of vanilla bean living nutz ;)
    2 cups water

    LOVE, love, LOVE this passage I received by email recently from the Hazelden "Gift for Today" messaging service:

    "In every conflict, ask, "Would I rather be peaceful or right?"

    The power of detachment, the willingness to choose to be peaceful rather than make every conversation a battleground, is freedom at its very best. There is no mystery in how this is done. It's a decision any one of us can make as often as the opportunity to disagree comes up.

    We don't really even have to hope for a more peaceful life. It's ours just as quickly as we make the choice to want something different in our daily interactions. Remember, those who come forth provide us with opportunities for practicing peace."

    I *love* this concept of "would I rather be peaceful or 'right'?" ;) I've received the same message before via Abraham-Hicks too...I feel this is such a vital question to ask oneself in interactions with other humans... "would I rather be peaceful or 'right'?"
    So many people seem to be remarkably attached to feeling that they are 'right' and/or have 'won' in a situation...yet who is really 'winning' anything, if someone in your context is feeling uncomfortable, unhappy or shamed?
    I choose peace, for myself and those around me...what do you choose? ;)

    All love and reverberations of delight,
    A. Stokes-Monaaaaaaarrrrrrrrch. xxx

    Friday, 13 August 2010

    New Raw Food Cartoon Online :)

    OoOOOOOoooooo, I'm *SO* excited - did you see the most recent cartoon of Raw Man and Green Girl?

    Mr. M and I are in it :))) 

    We got turned into cartoon characters to join Raw Man and Green Girl in their crusade against "Frankenfood" and the monster "Manny Santo" ;) Yeeeeeeee-HAH - check it out here:

    LOVE IT :)))  

    ...and in case you never saw the FIRST Raw Man and Green Girl cartoon, you can check that out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lzWVk2eKmA - fun to share with any raw-orientated little ones in your life ;)

    on August the 11th I enjoyed:

    1 quart water
    3 cups greeeeeeeeen juice: cucumber, zucchini, celery, spinach, parsley, fennel, apple, ginger
    chunk of papaya and most of a peach ;)
    2 tbsp spirulina crunchies
    3 cups romaine/fennel/carrot juice
    nori rolls stuffed with avocado, garlic sauerkraut, cucumber and clover sprouts, followed by a few chunks of freeze-dried durian and mangosteeeeen :)
    2 cups water

    Un petit reminder that the shiny new free online "BiG" summit (Believe in Green), starts in just a couple of days' time, this Sunday, August the 15th. If you missed the deets for this, here's a little re-cap:
    In celebration of "International Green Smoothie Day" on August 15th, the "Believe in Green" (BiG) Summit will kick off with a series of *free* interviews on environmental/greeeeeeeen topics, with 10 guest speakers, including...me ;)

    The calls are free to listen to and will run from August 15th to 24th; here is the speaker line-up:

    Now, this whole event is also actually an inspiring fund-raiser, to help raise $10,000 for the Lower East Side Girls' Club in NYC, where some of the girls are using a bicycle-powered blender to share info, inspiration and classes with their peers about healthier eating. If you'd love to support this fundraising effort, you can donate $10 to the Believe in Green event and in return you'll receive full transcripts of the calls, access and info for a LIVE 10-day Green Smoothie Challenge, access to a contest to win a FREE Blendtec blender, plus other giveaways and bonuses - fun :)
    100% of the money donated to this event is going to the girls at the Lower East Side Girls' Club, to help fund their nutrition and education programmes...SO, if you'd love to help out, click on over HERE to sign up for the event and register your $10 contribution, if you'd love to help... :)

    ENJOY :)

    on August the 12th I loved:

    1 quart water
    2 cups goji juice with Marine Phytoplankton
    3 cups greeeeen juice
    chunk of papaya and a few fresh figs
    2 cups water
    3 cups romaine/fennel/carrot juice
    big bowl of fresh figs with a little raw almond butter and acai powder, little tub of Henry's *amazing* raw orange creme ice cream :)
    2 cups water

    In other 'event' news, one reader, Gail, would *love* to let y'all know about another raw/vibrant festival coming up in just a week's time, on Saturday August the 21st in Pennsylvania. The "Vibrant Living Festival" features talks, raw food demos, live music, vendors, speed dating, yoga, meditation, sound healing, drum circles and much more...and the entrance fee is just $15 if you use the special code 'gratitude' when booking online at www.vibrantlivingfestival.com (children 12 and under get free entrance) - enjoy ;)

    All love, gratitude and exuberance,
    Ms. St-Mo. xxx