One of the things I was most excited about when I started this blog was the thought that I could write my musings, recipes, discoveries and general newsiness down every day. Imagine that! Like a diary…I would send forth inspiration to others at LEAST once a day.
Right. Fast forward a year and some later and it turns out I’ve woefully neglected this blog because I’ve got so many other cool and exciting projects happening. That would be the GOOD news. The bad news is that perhaps I’m a bit too bogged down with cool and exciting projects and can’t find enough time in the day to work as a high school guidance counselor, work out, cook super healthy vegan meals and keep up with my friends, family and boyfriend. YIKES.
Here’s what’s been occupying my time lately, in case you’re interested in attending the event in January.
In August, I gave a four class immersion called “Cooking for Cancer” in Marshall, Texas. It was a Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) curriculum of 7 classes boiled down to 4. One on Friday night and three on Saturday. I had the maximum allowed (30) and held it at The Marshall Grand, a fantastic old hotel in the downtown area that was just perfect. The audience consisted of several cancer patients and just hearing and sharing their stories was very powerful. We all came away from that event with a new sense of gratitude and amazement at the healing power of plants.
This month I’ll be featured on Great American Tails as an essay finalist with my lemon brindle greyhound, Nutmeg. I wrote a quick essay about how Nutmeg was abandoned by some ridiculous low life in Wichita Fallas but then happily fostered and adopted by me. I did it for the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas with the hopes they’d win the $5K grand prize so hey…it could happen, right? Nutty and I are pretty excited to be on TV.
In January, I will be part of a dreamy lineup that includes T. Colin Campbell, Julieanna Hever, Victoria Moran and Mr. Michael Greger. It’s the New Year New You Fest 2013 again in Marshall and I have the honor of speaking and also giving two more PCRM classes: Weight Loss and Cooking for Kids. There are numerous speakers including vegan body builder Robert Cheeke as well as Chef AJ from Los Angeles and will include cooking competitions, a 5K race, a survivor panel and so much more. Go to http://www.gethealthymarshall.com for tickets and more information if you’re interested. A full pass to the 3 day event is only $100 so don’t wait!
Lastly, I’m writing my own book now that has been percolating in my brain since my diagnosis. I wasn’t sure how to share all of the life changing information that I’ve learned in the past two years as well as why I’m positive this diet can help everyone but I think I’ve finally got it nailed down. I’ve also got two wordsmith guru editors who are keeping me on track so I might actually make this happen! Sadly, it’s taking a huge chunk of time out of my already moth eaten time schedule. Just call me Ms. Time Manager.
Stay tuned…I promise a recipe in the next post!