EXCITING : have you seen anything about the new ‘ raw transformation ’ documentary that’s in the works called ‘ May I be Frank? ’? I think it looks GREAT :) One reader, Gina, sent me THIS LINK this week to an article in Ode Magazine about the ‘star’ of the film, Frank Ferrant e, who agreed to participate in this ‘sort of reverse Super Size Me’ production, with the assistance of some of those beautiful people from Café Gratitude .
55-year-old Frank’s background involves a working-class Brooklyn upbringing, drug addiction, alcoholism, arrests, periods in mental institutions, suicide attempts, obesity, hepatitis, heavy medications and strained relationships. PHEW...quite a bit to work through then, potentially ;) It looks like it will be a very entertaining, moving and inspiring film , especially to share with loved ones. You can watch the trailer HERE â€“ it’s so well put together â€“ I love it and look forward to seeing the full-length film when it’s ready â€“ ENJOY :)
2 cups ‘energy soup’ with diced bell pepper and dulse pieces. Followed by a bowl of durian/hemp ice cream with lucuma and carob powders â€“ YUM :)
mug of peppermint tea
2 cups water
YUMMY â€“ a fantastic new raw food hangout has opened here in Brighton and I’m V ERY excited about it :) It’s called ‘ Manna ’ and is hosted by the lovely Warren and Andreas. We shimmied along there yesterday to see how things are unfolding in their opening days. I think it is looking very beautiful â€“ a light, bright, welcoming space painted in tranquil greens and yellows, with a generous deli counter packed with fresh greens, musical instruments hanging on the walls for customers to jam with, knowledgeable, friendly service, a lovely garden space with grape vines, a shop space with all kinds of pre-packaged goodies for sale and of course fresh juices, smoothies, raw meals, teas and more. I think this is a VERY exciting development for the UK raw food scene ...
We tried the raw ‘ burger ’ dish and it was truly superlative. The venue has a late license , so the plan is to host events/jam sessions etc in the evenings, which will be such a blessing, to have a ‘clean’ space like this for people to gather and connect. WONDERFUL :)
If you’d love to get on down to Manna , here is the address:
OooooooOOOOooo, have you heard about the ‘ Healthy Living Eco Fest ’ happening soon in Michigan? On September the 20th from 10am-10pm in Brighton, Michigan , there will be a day-long celebration of all things vibrant, fresh and joyful ;) The Monarch and I are both scheduled to speak there, along with Viktoras Kulvinskas , Shantree and Lorenna from the wonderful Living Centre in Canada, plus festie organizer Joyce Oliveto, who worked alongside Ann Wigmore for years. The day will in fact be a kind of ‘tribute’ day to the work and wonders of the Wigster herself â€“ FUN :)
Here’s some of what’s on offer:
*Speakers & booths focusing on Green Living, Healthy Living & Building
*Living Foods Demonstrations
*Animal Health & Healing
*Lectures, Workshops and ongoing demos throughout the day
*Variety of booths with food & drinksâ€”or bring picnic basket
*Drumming around the bonfire
*Supervised Children’s Area with Activities
The admission fee for the full day is $25 for adults and free for those 16 years and younger ;) You can see full details about the festie HERE .
Hope to see you there too, if you’re in the area...
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