Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Things Will Be Just Fine...


When upsetting news comes your way or things don't seem to be going the way you want them to...just go with the flow of things...relax and know that as you do your very best....it will work out...


When "raw emotions" come up, let them...chalk up everything to emotional detox and laugh!



See YOU at the Hab!

Take a Big Bite Out of Life!



The first appointment you have everyday in the morning is with yourself.

Make it the most important thing to find out if the person you meet is the person you like.

It´s your decision and you have 365 chances a year; 24 hours a day. ~Kirstin Knufmann

Monday, June 28, 2010

What YOU Put Into Your Mind and Body Counts!

Every Cell In Your Body Deserves the BEST!
Your Thinking affects every cell of your body as well.....


11 Benefits of Being Positive
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Over the years I've done a lot of research on the positive effects of being positive and the negative affects of being negative. The research is clear. It really does pay to be positive and the benefits include enhanced health and longevity, happiness, career advancement, athletic performance, team building and financial success. Being positive is not just a nice way to live. It’s the way to live. In this spirit here are 11 benefits of being positive.
1. Positive People Live Longer - In a study of nuns, those that regularly expressed positive emotions lived on average 10 years longer. (The Nun Study)
2. Positive work environments outperform negative work environments. (Daniel Goleman)
3. Positive, optimistic sales people sell more than pessimistic sales people. (Martin Seligman)
4. Positive leaders are able to make better decisions under pressure. (Heartmath.org)
5. Marriages are much more likely to succeed when the couple experiences a 5 to 1 ratio of positive to negative interactions whereas when the ratio approaches 1 to 1, marriages are more likely to end in divorce. (John Gottman)
6. Positive people who regularly express positive emotions are more resilient when facing stress, challenges and adversity. (Several Studies)
7. Positive people are able to maintain a broader perspective and see the big picture which helps them identify solutions where as negative people maintain a narrower perspective and tend to focus on problems. (Barbara Fredrickson)
8. Positive thoughts and emotions counter the negative effects of stress. For example, you can't be thankful and stressed at the same time. (Several Studies)
9. Positive emotions such as gratitude and appreciation help athletes perform at a higher level. (Heartmath.org)
10. Positive people have more friends which is a key factor of happiness and longevity. (Robert D. Putnam)
11. Positive and popular leaders are more likely to garner the support of others and receive pay raises and promotions and achieve greater success in the workplace. (Several Studies)
Download a PDF Poster of these 11 Benefits of Being Positive. Download, print and share.
Stay Positive,
-Jon Gordon

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Are YOU Boxed In?


Years of eating cooked food has trained you to think the way that you do.
Retrain yourself by focusing on the new ways to prepare food....raw and simple!


Alot less time in the kitchen and alot less time focused on the food...
for a lot more time doing other things..

How much time has food occupied your thinking in years past?
Think about how much more LIFE you will have when you let go of all that "food clutter thinking."

Use the seconds, minutes and hours of your day to be more productive in your life....

How much more time can you spend with your family and friends...
How much more work can you get done in a shorter amount of time...
All because you don't think about food all the time....

Come join me at the Hab!  http://www.rawfoodrehab.com/

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Two Choices


Amazing things we have been given as humans is the unquenchable desire to have dreams of a better life, and the ability to establish goals to live out those dreams.

Think of it: We can look deep within our hearts and dream of a better situation for ourselves and our families; dream of better financial lives and better emotional or physical lives; certainly dream of better spiritual lives. But what makes this even more powerful is that we have also been given the ability to not only dream but to pursue those dreams and not only to pursue them, but the cognitive ability to actually lay out a plan and strategies (setting goals) to achieve those dreams. Powerful! And that is what we will discuss in detail: How to dream dreams and establish goals to get those dreams.

What are your dreams and goals? This isn't what you already have or what you have done, but what you want. Have you ever really sat down and thought through your life values and decided what you really want? Have you ever taken the time to truly reflect, to listen quietly to your heart, to see what dreams live within you? Your dreams are there. Everyone has them. They may live right on the surface, or they may be buried deep from years of others telling you they were foolish, but they are there.

So how do we know what our dreams are? This is an interesting process and it relates primarily to the art of listening. This is not listening to others; it is listening to yourself. If we listen to others, we hear their plans and dreams (and many will try to put their plans and dreams on us). If we listen to others, we can never be fulfilled. We will only chase elusive dreams that are not rooted deep within us. No, we must listen to our own hearts.

Let's take a look at some practical steps/thoughts on hearing from our hearts on what our dreams are:

Take time to be quiet. This is something that we don't do enough in this busy world of ours. We rush, rush, rush, and we are constantly listening to noise all around us. The human heart was meant for times of quiet, to peer deep within. It is when we do this that our hearts are set free to soar and take flight on the wings of our own dreams! Schedule some quiet "dream time" this week. No other people. No cell phone. No computer. Just you, a pad, a pen, and your thoughts.

Think about what really thrills you. When you are quiet, think about those things that really get your blood moving. What would you LOVE to do, either for fun or for a living? What would you love to accomplish? What would you try if you were guaranteed to succeed? What big thoughts move your heart into a state of excitement and joy? When you answer these questions you will feel GREAT and you will be in the "dream zone." It is only when we get to this point that we experience what Our dreams are!

Write down all of your dreams as you have them. Don't think of any as too outlandish or foolish – remember, you're dreaming! Let the thoughts fly and take careful record.

Now, prioritize those dreams. Which are most important? Which are most feasible? Which would you love to do the most? Put them in the order in which you will actually try to attain them. Remember, we are always moving toward action, not just dreaming.

Here is the big picture: Life is too short to not pursue your dreams. Someday your life will near its end and all you will be able to do is look backwards. You can reflect with joy or regret. Those who dream, who set goals and act on them to live out their dreams are those who live lives of joy and have a sense of peace when they near the end of their lives. They have finished well, for themselves and for their families.

Remember: These are the dreams and goals that are born out of your heart and mind. These are the goals that are unique to you and come from who you were created to be and gifted to become. Your specific goals are what you want to attain because they are what will make your life joyful and bring your family's life into congruence with what you want it to be.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Got My Dancin' Shoes On! : )

Raw Food Rehab is Celebrating today the final day of this past 77 Day Health and Wellness Initiative! And we just welcomed our 5,000th Member!  If you have not yet joined us, please do! Click Here!

There's no place like HOME! : )
Got my dancin' shoes on...and a Green Smoothie in my hand! : )
Take one off my tray as I walk by!
Clinking my glass to yours! Cheers!
Let's keep the Green Smoothie Challenge going up til the next initiative begins...


Read More about the Vault HERE!  We got a great momentum going folks! : )  By the time the New Initiative starts we will be off to a running start!

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Celebrate....Get ready for the BEST REST OF YOUR LIFE!

Speaking The Blessing

JoelOsteen Speaking the Blessing.mp3

Every one of us has people in our life that need our blessing and approval.
However, a blessing is not a blessing until it's spoken. When you speak, "I'm proud of you. I love you. You are talented. You mean the world to me" to someone, you're not just being kind, you are speaking the blessing over their life. Your words have creative power; they carry God's supernatural power.

Just like you pull back a bow and shoot an arrow, the moment you speak the blessing, God releases favor, ability, wisdom, confidence, and His goodness in extraordinary ways. One word of encouragement, one word of approval can be what helps others around you really step up to who God created them to be and help shape their destiny.

We need to learn to live blessing minded, not, "How can I get a blessing today?" but, "Where can I speak a blessing?" When you wake up in the morning, tell your spouse, "I love you. I'm glad you're in my life." Before your children leave for school, give them a big hug and tell them, "I'm proud of you. You're going to be great today." When you do that, you're not only releasing favor into their future but you're releasing favor into your own future because when you help someone else rise higher, that's a seed that you're sowing and God will make sure someone is there to help you rise higher!

Seeing the BEST in Yourself!



Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thirsty?

Here is a fresh tall glass for you! : )

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Living Raw Food Legacy...live it NOW!!



When I think of the word LEGACY, I think about what someone who has died has left behind.....who they were, what they did...what was outstanding in their life..

Look up the word in the dictionary...leg⋅a⋅cy

1. Law. a gift of property, esp. personal property, as money, by will; a bequest.
2. anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor: the legacy of ancient Rome.

Changing our eating habits is one of the most life changing things we can do. I have heard it quoted on a raw food film, "You can get a man to change his religion easier than his diet."

How we eat has been ingrained into us since we were children. When we were young and fell down, we were offered food to make us feel better...when we were sad, mad or glad, we were offered food...we eat the same foods that our family ate. We use the same recipes...food is used on every occasion to celebrate...food is filled with emotions for us!

The SAD family legacy that was handed down to us about food doesn't have to rule our lives! We are making conscious decisions every day to change this legacy.

Remember: Others are watching you all the time...in the grocery store they notice your cart full of produce...who knows who you are influencing...Your family (in house or not) and friends are watching you...they all know that you are doing something earthshaking...that is why some of them question you...because they know they should do something different too...so challenging you is easier than doing it themselves!

Being aware of all of this: DECIDE TODAY THAT YOU ARE DOING THIS FOR YOU, OF COURSE! But when you get discouraged, think about the bigger picture: Become the LIVING RAW LEGACY NOW for others to pattern themselves after! Mentor people by your example now! Think about the legacy you are living now and what you will leave behind when you are no longer around!!

Let's live the legacy now...

Huggggggggggs,
Susan : )

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What Do YOU Need?

Come and rest and be reminded and refreshed:











Monday, June 21, 2010

Dance ... For Your Freedom! : )


He broke the chains (yeah, yeah)
He set me free (yeah, yeah)
He made a way I am redeemed (yeah, yeah {only first time})2x
If the Lord has redeemed you from the enemy you are free to dance
Come on everybody dance
you don't wanna miss this chance
get up on your feet and dance for freedom dance
Come on everybody dance
you don't wanna miss this chance
get up on your feet and dance, dance, dance
We won’t back down (no, no)
we won’t retreat (no, no)
we won’t stop dance
he’s under our feet. (yeah, yeah)
praise Him with dance
In liberty your praise means authority (yeah, oh)
If the Lord has redeemed you from the enemy you are free to dance
Come on everybody dance
you don't wanna miss this chance
get up on your feet and dance for freedom dance
Come on everybody dance
you don't wanna miss this chance
get up on your feet and dance, dance, dance 2x
If the Lord has redeemed you from the enemy you are free
If you want joy (dance for it)
If you peace (dance for it)
If you want freedom (dance for it)
Everybody, everybody dance (Everybody, everybody get to dancing (only for fourth time)) 4x
singing, jumping, leaping, get to shouting make it loud and dance
Come on everybody dance
you don't wanna miss this chance
get up on your feet and for freedom dance 2x
get up on your feet and dance for freedom
everybody dance for freedom
everybody dance for freedom
dance



Sunday, June 20, 2010

Embrace CHANGE!

When you embrace CHANGE instead of resisting it,...amazing things happen! : )

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A New Season!


Hallelujah.Cause it's a new season,it's a new day yeah.His fresh anointing I can feel it, it's flowing my way.Oh (4 x's).It's a season of power and prosperity.Yes it is.It's a new season and it's coming to me.Oh if you believe that lift your hands and say; It's a new season, it's a new day, it's a new day.Fresh anointing frsh anointing,is flowing my way,is flowing my way it's a season of power it's a season of power and prosperity and prosperity.Yes it is.It's a new season and it's coming to me Oh.


Chorus #1
It's a new season
It's a new season
It's a new day
It's a new day
Oh (5 x's) Fresh anointing
Fresh anointing
Is flowing my way
Is flowing my way
It's a season of power
and prosperity
and prosperity
It's a new season (5 x's)

Oh (5x's).Listen.The devil's times of no longer can he bother me cause the Controller of the universe He fathers me and in transference all your children's children will be free.It's a new season,It's a new season.If you don't know but now you need to know it's Jubilee your debts are cancelled and your children ought to be in victory.Yeah.It's all available to you right now just taste and see.It's a new season.

Chorus #1
It's a new season
It's a new season Yeah
It's a new day
It's a new day
Fresh anointing
Fresh anointing
Is flowing my way
Is flowing my way
It's a season of power
and prosperity
It's a new season
It's a new, It's a new season
It's a new season
I know it's a new season for you
It's a new season
Yeah (6x's)
It' a new season

Oh if you believe it would you just say Yeah (6 x's).The new millenium presents a new horizon and no greater time for us to make a choice and take a stand all that we need is resting safely in the Master's hand it's a new season it's a new season.

Chorus #2
All that was stolen is returned to you a hundred fold it's right in the fire but you're coming out gold.

Do you believe it?Do you believe it?Yes i believe it.I feel the need to explain I feel the need to explain.Look at somebody next to you look them right in the eye you might need a little help here a little bit of light here.Tell them all that was stolen.All that was stolen.Is returned to you.Is returned to you a hundred fold,a hundred fold.Make sure they enjoy that part.Is that alright with you?Is that okay if we return this a hundred fold back to you?It's right in the fire tell them,It's right in the fire.It's right in the fire.But you're coming out.But you're coming out.Gold.Gold.Grab them by the hand and pull on them gently just say you're coming you're out.You're coming out.I want you to understand that.Now this is a church with many generations representing in it.There's some seasoned vetren and there's some young folks.And maybe some of you weren't raised in church all of your life so maybe you mightrelate to what we're saying a little bit better if you remember the words to that prophetic song by Diana Ross.What she say Margaret?

I'm coming out
I'm coming
What she say now?
I'm coming out
Come on Come on you don't have to stay there you don't have to stay there.
I'm coming
I'm coming out
I want the world to know
I'm coming
I'm coming out yeah
I'm coming
I want the world to know got to let it show
I'm coming out

All right let's try it one more time
Chorus #2

All that was stolen say
All that was stolen is returned to you a hundred a hundred foldit's right in the fire but you're coming out gold.Cling to His hand yes to every diamond take a hold it's a new season.

Chorus #1
It's a new season
It's a new season
It's a new day
It's a new day
Fresh anointing
Is flowing my way
Is flowing my way
It's a season of power
and prosperity
and prosperity
It's a new season coming to me

(3 x's)

Hallelujah

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Transforming Power of JOY! :)

Are you willing to take the time necessary to embrace JOY?



Check this out! Click HERE!



Thursday, June 17, 2010

Choose Your Future With Your Thoughts


YOU HAVE TO THINK BIG TO BE BIG

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
You'll always hit what you aim for in the long run.
So why not aim high?

Have the courage to follow your dreams.
It's the first step towards attaining your destiny.

If you can dream it, you can do it.
If you don't have a dream, how are you going to make it come true?
The empire of your future resides in your mind.

Big thinking precedes big achievement.

http://www.yourdailymotivation.com/

Listen:
The Power of Your Words with Billy Joe Daugherty
360° Life LIVE!.mp3

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

You Hold The Power...


Choose wisely…today and everyday…You are soo worth it!
I know you can be strong…I believe in YOU!
Every time you make a choice, it makes or breaks your day.
You decide….where and when you want to change or stay.
You have the power to go forward or backwards..
It is all in YOUR hands…no one else can do it for you.
People can cheer you on from the sidelines, but it is your race..

Monday, June 14, 2010

You Got the POWER! : )


Take the next 15 minutes to get a new fresh perspective!
Listen....Click HERE!

Being Happy! : )

Choosing Your Emotion is Empowering!
When you DECIDE AHEAD OF TIME that regardless of the circumstances around you,
that you are going to be content and happy.....there is less stress.
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Learning to make a plan and being willing to do things differently to still accomplish your goal(s) is valuable! Going with the flow....allowing yourself to be a peace and rest as you watch your life unfold!
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In recent days and weeks and years, I have had many opportunties to be set back with powerful negative emotions. I have chosen each time to take the high road and follow my heart instead of my emotions. Amazing results have always come to pass...
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Enjoying the journey is vital to arriving at your destination....and remember, once you get to where you are going...there will be another level to rise to! Growth is always ongoing!
~Susan : )
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"Power is being aware of what one is choosing to do,
feeling free to do it, and doing it intentionally.
Power is freedom to choose with awareness and to involve ourselves
in health-promoting and other activities.
Power is how we participate in creating our reality."
-- Dr. Gerald Epstein
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"We can let circumstances rule us,
or we can take charge and rule our lives from within."
- Earl Nightingale
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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Do YOU know your worth?


A Woman Who Knows Her Worth
A woman who knows her worth
knows it is not defined
by what anyone thinks of her or tells her
Not by money, material possessions, external beauty, and least not
by the size of her waist
It runs much much deeper than that
Her worth is in inherent
in every breath that she takes
Every cell in her body
a diamond
ringing , singing, vibrating in a glorious mantra
I AM WORTHY
A woman who knows her worth
knows she is enough
simply because
she was born
A seed planted of divine light
whose only job
IS TO BLOOM
A woman who knows her worth
knows that her beauty
her enthusiasm for life
is glowing from the inside
and that people will flock from miles around
to watch her passion burn
Inflaming the world
WITH HER PRESENCE
A woman who knows her worth
never harms herself or puts herself in harms way
She never lets anyone make her feel less
than she is
All the lies that were told to her
and that she told herself about herself
are a thing of the past
She only sees herself through God’s eyes now
She finally sees the light about who she truly is
MAGNIFICENT BEYOND WONDER
A woman who knows her worth
cultivates that great love in herself
for herself
everyday
She nurtures herself
by the things she does
the things she says
and the way she looks
at herself
in the mirror
She has learned
how not to give it
ALL AWAY
A woman who knows her worth
sources her strength
from that
deep
inner
well
of conviction
She has the will to fight for what she believes in
And this time
what she believes in
happens to be
HERSELF
A woman who knows her worth
knows she deserves
all the love
and all the good things that this world has to offer
She owns them
She receives them with open arms
because she knows
in the very deep core of her being
she
IS WORTH IT!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

You Do Have Options...for Solutions...if You Want Them : )



5 Things To Do Instead Of Complain
I’ve been speaking to a lot of organizations around the country and the one thing I keep hearing from leaders and employees is that complaining is at an all time high. I’m not surprised.
There are two main reasons why we complain.
1. We complain because we feel powerless.
2. We complain because it’s a habit.
The economy has shaken a lot of people’s foundations and we feel powerless which leads to a rise in habitual complaining.
So this week I want to encourage you to go on a complaining fast. Not because it will make everyone around you happier, although it will, but because it will help you experience more joy, peace, success and positive relationships. Believe me; I know a lot about complaining. I use to be a professional complainer and found that it not only sabotages your happiness and success but the morale of your team and family.
To help you break out of a “complaining” rut here are five things you can do instead of complain. These tips will help you realize you are not powerless. You have the power to choose your beliefs and actions. And in your focus on the positive instead of the negative you'll find the faith, strength and confidence to take on life’s challenges and identify the solutions to your complaints.
1. Practice Gratitude. Research shows that when we count three blessings a day, we get a measurable boost in happiness that uplifts and energizes us. It's also physiologically impossible to be stressed and thankful at the same time. Two thoughts cannot occupy our mind at the same time. If you are focusing on gratitude, you can't be negative. You can also energize and engage your coworkers by letting them know you are grateful for them and their work.
2. Praise Others. Instead of complaining about what others are doing wrong, start focusing on what they are doing right. Praise them and watch as they create more success as a result. Of course, point out their mistakes so they can learn and grow, but make sure you give three times as much praise as criticism.
3. Focus on Success. Start a success journal. Each night before you go to bed, write down the one great thing about your day. The one great conversation, accomplishment, or win that you are most proud of. Focus on your success, and you'll look forward to creating more success tomorrow.
4. Let Go. Focus on the things that you have the power to change, and let go of the things that are beyond your control. You’ll be amazed that when you stop trying to control everything, it all somehow works out. Surrender is the answer.
5. Pray. Scientific research shows that daily prayer reduces stress; boosts positive energy; and promotes health, vitality, and longevity. When you are faced with the urge to complain or you are feeling stressed to the max, stop, be still, plug-in to the ultimate power, and recharge.
~Jon Gordon





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Friday, June 11, 2010

Listen to Penni's Interview on Replay!

Yesterday Penni Shelton was interviewed on Healthy Shots with Coach Cher on Blogtalk Radio! She tells her story and how Raw Food Rehab got started! Over 50,000 listeners tuned in!
Click HERE to take a listen!

Come join us over at the Hab! http://www.rawfoodrehab.com/ Get ready for the BEST REST OF YOUR LIFE! : )

To purchase Raw Food Cleanse, click HERE!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hot Raw Chef Video Contest...YOU Could Be a Winner! : )


You are invited to submit a video of a recipe demonstration for our first-ever online Hot Raw Chef Contest! We have some great prizes for three lucky winners—plus everyone who enters will receive international exposure for your talents as a Hot Raw Chef! Among other things, the winning chef will be awarded the opportunity to join our line-up of great celebrity raw food chefs at the upcoming Living Light Chef Showcase: Hot Chefs, Cool Kitchen this August 27-29, which will be streamed live on the Internet. This is your chance to be counted as the best of the best in the raw food world!


There is no charge to enter. Videos will be judged entirely on the merits of the demo and not on production quality or camera work, so you do not need to have fancy video equipment to qualify or to win.

In order to evaluate all the videos fairly, we ask you to respect the following guidelines. Videos which are submitted and do not follow the guidelines may be disqualified.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Hot Raw Chef contestants – here is what you need to know:

The Video Submission


  • The total length of the video must be under 5 minutes.
  • The video must be of you demonstrating your own original recipe.
  • At the end of your video presentation, you must say, “Go to http://www.hotrawchef.com/ to vote for me! Don’t forget – do it now! That’s HotRawChef.com to cast your Peoples Choice vote for me, (YOUR NAME)!
  • You must register your intent to enter the contest and submit your contact information (Name, Phone, Email, Mailing address and any promotional information you want listed with your video such as a website or email address) in the form below.
  • Your video will be evaluated on presentation and teaching style as well as recipe quality and adherence to the judging criteria.
  • Deadline for video submissions is midnight Pacific Time on June 30, 2010.


The Recipe


  • Your recipe must contain 100% vegan ingredients (no honeybee, dairy or other animal products or byproducts)
  • The recipe must be written in an easy-to-read format and submitted using our recipe writing guidelines (pdf).
  • Your recipe must contain a minimum 90% raw ingredients by weight. Ingredients which are admissible, but not considered raw, include things like: miso, tamari, natural flavor extracts like food grade essential oils, vanilla, and other pure flavor extracts, pure agave, maple syrup, agar agar, lecithin, and commercially dehydrated foods, likes spices.
  • Your recipe will be included in an e-Book of contest recipes which will be given to everyone who registers to vote.

The Presentation


  • All presenters are required to sign a standard waiver for the use of photos, video, and recipes by representatives of Living Light.
  • Please refrain from using inappropriate slang, swear words, disrespectful or judgmental language.
  • Avoid giving unsubstantiated nutritional information or medical advice.
  • Do not use this video as a sales opportunity or for personal promotion of a web site, etc. All entrants will have their web site and/or contact information listed on our voting page so people may contact you for information about your services.

Other Logistics


  • The voting period for videos will be between July 7 and July 21, 2010.
  • Winners will be notified by July 27, 2010.
  • You may enter no more than once.
  • Living Light faculty, employees, and family members are not eligible to participate.

Judging Criteria

All submissions will be equally reviewed for the following:
1. Overall Presentation and Teaching Style - 40%
Includes professionalism, teaching skills, enthusiasm, culinary expertise, culinary tips, ease of recipe, and attractiveness of final product.
2. Quality of Recipe - 20%
Includes originality, creativity, ease of preparation, and clarity of written recipe.
3. Adherence to Guidelines - 20%
Includes amount of non-raw ingredients, amount of time spent promoting products, offering unsubstantiated nutritional information, etc. (see criteria)
4. Votes by the Public - 20%
Get your friends to support your rise to the top! The person with the most votes in this category will win the Peoples’ Choice Award.

The Awards


1. Overall Grand Prize
The best overall winner will receive a certificate to attend Living Light’s new Food Styling for Photography class, taught by Cherie Soria and guest instructor, Denise Vivaldo. This class is valued at $895. In addition, the grand prize winner will have the opportunity to demonstrate a recipe live at the Chef Showcase in August and streamed worldwide on the Internet. This is a chance to take your career to the next level! The winner will also receive a full access pass to all three days of the Living Light Chef Showcase, including our exclusive raw dessert reception. Total value of the grand prize award is over $1100!



2. Runner Up
The first runner up winner will receive $450 credit towards a culinary class at Living Light. This certificate is transferable so you can choose to further your education or give it as a gift to someone you love!

3. People’s Choice
The person who wins the most votes from online ratings alone will receive a gift certificate for $250 to spend in any way they choose at one of Living Light’s four businesses. This includes the Marketplace, Inn, CafĂ©, or Culinary Institute.

All together we’re giving away over $1800 of prizes, so get your video cameras and mobile phones ready!



Journaling

I have found that when I put my thoughts on paper...they no longer rattle around in my mind. It cuts the mental chatter. It puts my feelings in a safe place and gives me a chance to relax. I am able to let go of trying to make it all happen and trust that it will. I no longer have to mentally rehearse over and over all the things that have been going on. I can put them to rest, so to speak and move on.

Grab yourself a beautiful leather bound journal or a 99 cents notebook...it doesn't matter...just start putting yourself on the page...you can see yourself from a different perspective this way.

I carry a tiny notebook in my purse, there is a Dollar Store hardbound journal book beside my bed...I even have on in the bathroom and in the van. Wherever I am...when I get an idea that I don't want to forget....I jot it down. Sometimes it is just a few words...other times I write alot...some days I write nothing....sometimes my grocery list or wish list is sandwiched between all those great ideas! : )

I have been doing this for years...It has kept my emotions in check...giving them a place of their very own. A place to be heard...a private place where no one else can see. Sometimes I share some of the deep stirrings of my heart with a friend...but mostly it is for me alone.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Your Ability to Respond....



If you blame someone else for your problems

then the control to change those problems forever remains in their hands.

If you take responsibility for your problems,

then the opportunity for change is in your hands.

~ Michael Bloxton

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

What You Eat Becomes a Part of YOU!


Consider this...

I would like to think this is what I look like inside!! grins..

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Super RAW!

Being RAW puts the SUPER into your Life!
It means energy, determination, and a CAN DO ATTITUDE!
It is your CHOICE to be SUPER...or to stay where you are....
Put your Super cape on and let's RAWK it! : )
And of course, GREENS make you SUPER also!
Click HERE to purchase!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Get Naked Fast! A Guide to Stripping Away the Foods That Weigh You Down

Available for purchase, Click Here!

Diana Stobo's Get Naked Fast: A Guide to Stripping Away the Foods That Weigh You Down is not a diet in and of itself, but rather a way of changing your lifestyle so that you will still enjoy the wonderful sensations of amazing foods while cleaning your body, your organs, and your mind.

This book takes you through the transition phase of learning to eat highly raw. Diana even shows you pictures of products to use during the beginning stages of your journey.

Diana has coined the phrase "Naked Nourishment." meaning eating foods that are not highly processed and are full of enzymes and LIFE! The photographs of the recipes make you want to lick the pages!

Here are a few of her videos to give you a TASTE of her book:







Thursday, June 3, 2010

Change...Just Gotta LOVE It! : )


You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone,
which can become a watered-down,
occasional hope that you'll get to tomorrow.

Intention without action is useless.
- Caroline Myss

I DARE YOU to change!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wisdom from Someone Who Knows and Lives it! : )

Love that Jack LaLane!
At the Age of 95...He is still going strong! Can't argue with that! : )





Available for purchase, Click HERE!




















Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Meaningful Change ....




When the Pain of Remaining the Same Becomes Greater Than the Pain of Changing...THEN you will change!

Change is opportunity!

Improvement is always the result of change!