Category: Possibility

I Get Raw With A Little Help From My Friends

Friends can be the ‘secret sauce’ when it comes to succeeding at something. They’re the ones who encourage you, praise you and sometimes even give you a kick in the ass when you can’t reach around to do it yourself. They can be the glue that keeps you together. Most of my close female friends are far away. Sometimes I…

Raising Vegans: Is A Vegan Diet Healthy for Children?

A significant percentage of children in today’s world are in a pathetic shape. And no, I’m not talking about starving kids in Africa; I’m referring to the kids here in ‘our own backyards’. Recent stats show that one in five school-going kids in the United States is obese [1]. Let that just sink in. It’s even worse for the adults.…

In Pursuit of the Raw Yogini

When it comes to health. food and fitness are two sides of the same coin. We really do need both to keep our bodies and mind functional and vibrant. A vegan diet high in raw foods is setting the stage for optimum health but combining it with exercise really kicks everything into high gear. Being a country girl and living…

Winter in the Raw

There is no sugar coating it: winter is not my favorite time of year. Apart from the occasional awe elicited when my high desert view arbitrarily masquerades as a winter wonderland – usually for all of two hours – I am definitely with the bears on this one and would gladly hibernate if it were at all possible. That not…

Water Works

There’s an awful lot of bottled water out there. There’s water from springs, water from clouds, distilled, artisan, purified, energized, sparkling… I remind myself of Forrest Gump’s army buddy, Bubba, who had an endless list of all the ways to cook shrimp. The mind reels. Most gurus claim that natural spring water is the best and I guess it’s hardly debatable…

Looking For Tranquility in an Un-Tranquil World

Trying to find tranquility is anything but tranquil. This world is defined by competition, ambition and speed – none of which exactly inspire peace. Hell, my own home seems to be defined by its own brand of insanity, bred of the sheer volume of people who reside within these walls; personalities virtually colliding into one another with meteoric force. What…

Thinking Yourself Raw

I thought myself into raw. I started calling myself raw long before I really was. You might think, “wow, that was bold! What a fake!”. But let me tell you… it wasn’t really. I wanted it so badly. And I was ready for it. I figured, if I told people, it would encourage me to further solidify what I claimed…

David Wolfe and Me

I love David Wolfe. I don’t care who knows it. He’s been my inspiration, teacher, invisible friend and raw crush. I’ve even dreamed about him. If anyone out there doesn’t know who he is, they should find out. Because, in a word, the man is ‘awesome’. I see him everywhere, too. It seems like whenever there’s a film made about…

Why A Plant Based Diet?

The amount of arguing that goes on about whether man was designed to eat plants, is essentially an omnivore or, as I recently heard on a Ted Talks is a coctivore… meaning that we are the species that cooks – makes me laugh at times. Because essentially you might say that all those things are true or were true at any given period.…

What’s In a Name?

The raw food world does this really interesting thing to make raw food appeal to the greater masses: and the tentative novice: it gives everything names that evoke cooked food versions of itself. Exhibit A: Not Tuna Salad. Exhibit B: Rawmesan Cheese, Exhibit C… I could go through the alphabet. But I’ll stop myself. All these things sound more than…