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Happy Mother’s Day by mary elizabeth

This Sunday is a special one. It’s a day for us to honor those women who’ve been mothers to us. We need a special day, evidently, to remember to be grateful for these earthly goddesses. That makes sense – I mean, the whole act of birthing and nurturing and releasing is so natural and such a deeply rooted rhythm of our existence, we don’t even notice it happening on a daily basis. Well, maybe the birthing part, but you know what I mean. And, the mother/child relationship can be pretty tricky. Sometimes, we just don’t want to acknowledge our mothers. Often, our children seem just a tad ungrateful.  But on this one day – we can take a moment to be all those things. If you’re with your mother, make her smile. If you’re missing your mother, take a moment to honor her spirit. If you don’t know your mother, spend some time honoring Mother Earth. And if you are a mother, allow yourself to receive the honor coming your way. Make it truly a special day.

Our founder, Cherie Soria, is called “the mother of gourmet raw vegan food”. Living Light is her creation. Urged by Ann Wigmore to bring her raw culinary delights to the world, Cherie pursued her vision until Living Light became a reality. And here we are today, a part of the oldest, most respected raw culinary school in existence, being nurtured by Cherie’s vision and talent. Thank you, Cherie. Happy Mother’s Day!


May 6, 2011 at 9:47 am 2 comments

Monday Night Live with Cherie Soria and Careers in Raw Food by kristin

cherie and chad old times Cherie will be giving a talk on Monday, September 6th at 7:00 PM at  Shay Lynn Baird’s popular event in Healdsburg California: Monday Night Live at Cafe Gratitude. The topic will be Careers in Raw Food, and Cherie definitely is the person I know who is most qualified to speak on this topic. The photo on the left is of Cherie and Chad Sarno in the early days of Living Light.  He went through the Living Light training, became a Living Light Chef and Instructor, and toured with the school for many years when it was still a “gypsy school”, traveling to locations around the world. After leaving Living Light to launch an incredibly successful independent career, Chad went on to become an internationally known chef/consultant, opening restaurants all over the world. And he is just one of the success stories at Living Light. success

Living Light and Cherie Soria are success stories in themselves. From the early years, Cherie, husband Dan, and their staff have worked hard to create the professional, well respected facility that Living Light has become over the past 12 years. In fact, most of the chefs featured in the recent Living Light Chef Showcase are Living Light graduates who have gone out in the world to create exciting careers. The list is just a small sampling of Living Light student success stories.

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So, if you’ve contemplated a career change, and are passionate about the idea of becoming a raw vegan chef, this is an opportunity to learn from the Mother of Raw Vegan Cuisine herself, Cherie Soria.

September 1, 2010 at 6:26 pm 1 comment

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