Archive for April, 2012

Scene Change by mary elizabeth

My kids and I are taking a little road trip this weekend.  We do that a lot – just to change the scenery even if it’s just for a few days.  This weekend is Record Store Day so we’re going to the big city to support independent record stores.  But – we’re going on a really long one in the summertime.  Living Light has graciously allowed me to take five weeks off in July and August and I’m going to drive across the country.  The kids will be along, of course, but I will be doing all of the actual driving.  We are going to see lots of relatives we normally wouldn’t – some in New Mexico, some in Wisconsin, some in Oregon.  My daughter will spend another session at IMA’s rock and roll camp for girls in Massachusetts.  It’s going to be quite an adventure – hopefully the good kind.

Living Light directors Cherie Soria and Dan Ladermann and Culinary Programs Manager Martine Lussier are on a road trip right now.  They just did a FUNdamentals class in Vancouver and are now in Toronto to do another plus participate in that city’s Total Health Show.  Then they’re back to our side of the country to do a FUNdamentals class in Seattle and another in Oregon.  It’s not too late to be a part of this particular road trip.  You can still sign up for the FUNdamentals classes and check out our website for lots of other cool events that are happening in those areas.

Changing the scenery, even if only for a day or two, always gets me back on track.  Sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed by my own life.  Silly, really, because it’s pretty dialed in right now as far as work, home and balance are concerned.  But still, sometimes I get a little anxious about whether or not I’m on the right track, headed in the right direction.  Getting away for a couple of days tends to clear the internal air for me and I can settle back in with contentment.  I’m looking forward to this weekend and a fresh perspective when I return.

April 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

Happy Days by mary elizabeth

Today is my birthday!  My very most favorite holiday, really.  I realize it’s not an actual holiday outside of Maryelizabethland, but I don’t care.  I expect the people who love me to make as big a deal out of it as I do.  They don’t have to make any kind of material fuss, just a fuss of friendliness.  (They can make a material fuss next year when I turn fifty.)  Anyhow, I’ve managed to surround myself with loving, supportive people pretty exclusively at this point, so I am getting my wish – complete with a yummy  potluck right here in the Admin. Office of Living Light!  I’m truly grateful that I have this fabulous job with all these wonderful people.  Thanks!

There’s nothing like being in a group of like-minded people all heading in essentially the same direction.  And that’s what you get when you come to study at Living Light.  Not only are you with people all learning the same thing, but that thing is a planet friendly way of eating that can change the world.  It can certainly change yours and what better way to reinforce that than to spend time with others with the same goal?  Staying at the Living Light Inn is another potential layer to the immersion aspect of learning raw food with us.  Not only are you learning and creating with your fellow students, you’re living with them in a beautiful California Craftsman style building with organic bedding, triple filtered water and other eco-friendly amenities.  The communal kitchen is fully equipped to practice and prepare all the new recipes you’re learning and to try out your own creations.

Traveling to Living Light to learn gourmet raw cuisine is going to impact your life, no matter where you stay or how long you stay.  As you follow your passion, you will find yourself surrounded by like minded people more and more.  If your passion is raw food, let your path lead you to Living Light.  You’ll never be the same.

April 5, 2012 at 4:05 pm 5 comments


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