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Greetings,  Gorgeous :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR :))) Let's rejoice in the wonders of 2011 as we explore...:

*Hitting Rock Bottom...
*Best of Raw 2010 Awards: Voting Open NOW :)
*Winners of "A Philosopher's Notes" Books

*Mr. Monarch's Generous January Offers
*Win "Raw Food Cleanse" Books


Hitting Rock Bottom...

It's that time of year when many people are considering "New Year's Resolutions"... Yet as most of us recognise, the majority of these well-intended "Resolutions" seem to fall by the wayside a few days or weeks further down the line... I was considering this pattern recently and there are a few thoughts I'd like to share on this topic.
It seems to me that many people find perceived "big" shifts in their lives very challenging to navigate, or even small shifts for that matter ;) Let's say for example that someone wants to shift to eating raw from a Standard American Diet (SAD)...this can seem like a *HUGE* leap in lifestyle on so many levels and even if the person takes steps forward such as removing processed foods from their house and stocking up on raw items, carving those new neural pathways to actually begin to consistently consume those raw items instead of going back to the old favourites can seem like a massive leap and oftentimes just "too" draining in the wider context of a busy modern life.
If someone is already feeling stressed, wrung out, fatigued, unfulfilled in their working life and/or their relationships and so on, the perceived *EFFORT* involved in finding the willingness and energy to engage in what seems like a totally new way of life can feel like WAY too much to manage and so people throw up the flag and scurry back to their nearest fast food restaurant, sliding through that oh-so-familiar neural pathway instead, satisfying those twisted tastebuds, numbing themselves out with those processed food choices...and so the cycle continues...
Physiologically and psychologically there is often SO much tying us to our food choices, as discussed at length in my book "Raw Emotions". What I find interesting to observe is that for so many of us, it seems to take us hitting "Rock Bottom" before we are finally willing to access the energy to make sincere shifts in our lives...e.g. if someone who has been eating SAD for decades and consistently struggling with any attempts to improve their intake suddenly learns that they have developed cancer in their body, they may *finally* be willing to direct their energy into improving their intake, making some healthier choices, taking some of those supplements and herbs that have been sitting on their shelves for months and so on...(though of course, many people won't even find the willingness to initiate shifts in their lives despite facing a health challenge such as cancer...)
Hitting "Rock Bottom" can frequently give someone the impetus to finally shift...and *yet*, how much easier life could be for so many people if they would choose to direct their energy into embracing healing shifts in their lives *before* they ever reach Rock Bottom... I do feel that as the raw food movement and health awareness in general keeps on expanding, people can potentially find it easier to find the motivation and support to eat more healthily - there are so many groups to connect to, books, DVDs and other resources to refer to these days - we can collectively inspire each other into taking action NOW rather than allowing our collective health to steadily slide into a pit before we're willing to direct energy into making shifts - together we are so much more powerful than when we are each in our own little bubble of concerns and patterns ;)
SO, how can *you* help others today on a "preventative" path to boosting their health NOW, rather than watching them slide into a pit before dragging themselves out...? Reaching out to help others can of course be very tricky territory to navigate, as we can encounter huge resistance, anger, negativity and more...my suggestion would be to start with someone who you can clearly see is trying to improve their intake and struggling in some way - it might be someone at your local potluck group, maybe someone at your place of work, a family member, whomever comes to mind - see what kind of little offerings of support and assistance you might be able to extend to this person, or co-create together - maybe you plan to have a day making raw goodies together, you invite them over for a meal, lend them a book, take a visit to their house to see how you could together set things up to make it easier for them to make healthier choices and so on - for someone who is struggling, these small acts of support could mean ALL the difference in terms of them feeling more inspired and on track. Then, if they start to really integrate shifts in their own lives, imagine how much they can then go on to help others and so on and so on - the ripple keeps spreading...
Some of us may think "I don't know enough myself to help anyone else" - to this I would suggest that we all, always have *something* to share with others, even if you've only been on a "healthier" path for a week, you're further down the learning curve than someone who just heard abt raw foods today... ;) So, I would love to suggest that we all take a deep healing breath, think of someone in our lives who might LOVE a helping hand on their path today and reach out to offer that support - together we can help to make major shifts feel fun while simultaneously helping so many people in our networks to sidestep the pattern of ever hitting "Rock Bottom"...

Here's to vibrantly healthy beings everywhere - Happy New Year :)

Best of Raw 2010 Awards: Voting Open NOW :)

It's that time again when voting is *open* for the Best of Raw Awards :) People were sending in nominations in the last few weeks for all of their raw favourites from 2010 and now the nominees have all been assembled into a voting form over at BestOfRaw.net, for your voting pleasure ;)
Mr. M and I are delighted to have been nominated in various categories from "Best Raw Educator" to "Funniest Raw Man and Woman", "Best Raw Blog", "Best Online Raw Food Store" and many others...if you'd love to show us some voting love, just click on over HERE and press the pink "Click Here to Vote" submit *your* answers for all your favourite raw people, places, products and media of 2010...

The winners will be announced in February - enjoy :)

Winners of "A Philosopher's Notes" Books

THANK YOU for all the wonderful submissions for last month's RawReform Giveaway Contest to win *three* copies of our dear friend Brian Johnson's new book "A Philosopher's Notes". We LOVED reading your answers to the following question:

"Which book has inspired you most in life and why...?"

I shall aim to compile a list of ALL of the great books you all mentioned, so we have an inspiring reading list to share ;) For now though, I'm delighted to announce that the three sparkly blessed winners, picked at random today aaaaaaarrrrrrreeeeeee: 1,2 and 3, who sent in the following responses:

"The book that has most inspired me recently is Eckhart Tolle's "The Power of Now". It showed me how to find the real voice within me.
A close second would have to be the Anastasia series as they reveal so many truths that have affected me as well as many people around the world.
I have read the extract from A Philosopher's Notes on the web and it looks like it will be an awesome read."

Cherryl S.


"A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens because this story summarizes very powerfully how life and death really works - what's important and what's not!"
Adrian L.


"I have to say the Anastasia book has inspired me the most.   I read it last year and am now on Book 6.  This past summer was the first year I have ever tried growing my own food.  It was an amazing thing to share with my daughter.  We are excited to always have a vegetable garden.  We also did our first cleanse this year in January (haven’t managed to get quite that clean since) but in general it’s been a much healthier year.  We are not raw  here in the winter but have incorporated so many raw meals into our summer diet.   As well we have been doing green smoothies for almost four months now.  Anastasia has helped define the path of love for me.
Cheers,"

Anita K.


THANK YOU lovelies, for your inspiring responses...your spangly new books are on their way out to meet you...ENJOY :)
Profuse thanks too of course to Mr. Johnson for his fabulously generous giveaway gifts...and check out the last section of this newsletter, below, for this month's giveaway :)


Mr. Monarch's Generous January Offers

This wonderful new year is upon us and with it comes a generous sleigh-load of fantastic new "At-Cost" deals over at TheRawFoodWorld.com - check it out:

The following specials are available until January 31st...

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    Win "Raw Food Cleanse" Books

    We are very blessed to have another 3-part prize for this month's RawReform Givearaw food cleanse book.jpgway :) The ever-lovely Penni Shelton of the RawFoodRehab.com community has offered us three signed copies of her recent book "Raw Food Cleanse" to give away to three blessed winners - yeeeeeee-HAH :)

    We *love* Penni and all of the wonderful movin'-shakin' she's doing to help people onto healthier paths worldwide...if you'd LOVE to win a personal signed copy of her book, which contains various cleanse outlines plus over 75 yummy raw recipes...just send us in your answer to the following question, to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it :


    "If you could help anyone else to detox/cleanse, who would it be and why...?"


    Send your answers in by February the 4th to be in with a chance of winning a copy of beautiful Penni's book - the winners shall be picked at random and with sincere delight shortly thereafter... :)


  • ~ With a delightful dip into divinity... ;) ~

    Angela Stokes-Monarch. xxx


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