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02-16-2007, 10:12 PM
I am feeling like maybe it is futile to try this in a small town where there are mostly Mennonites and Amish who love to have fellowship meals, and everywhere you go there are desserts of every sort, etc. I have Alissas book and dvd and several other books too, and I drink totally green blended drinks about every day, but I haven't been able to get to the all raw stuff.
I also have a husband who is "antisupportive" and 3 young children to feed, who the husband thinks I should not make eat "funny " food. They love vegetables, and will eat carrots for breakfast, so it wouldn't be too hard with them..
Anyway, is there anyone out there in a small midwest town that was able to do this??
I'm thinkiing of going to the Tree of Life Rejuvenation center (am I allowed to mention that on here? ) to get a jump start. I also saw Alissa has a program for a month, but I don't think I can go for a month, and I wanted to go there because he is a psychiatrist, and depression is one of my main issues.
Anyone out there cure depression ??
02-16-2007, 10:24 PM
I am also in Indiana, Fremont to be specific. I understand about feeling isolated in a SAD world and being the only raw person you know. I have a semi-supportive SAD husband and have two children to feed.
I haven't checked out any retreats yet. #1 is money issues. #2 is because it would feel funny to me to go somewhere by myself without my family to enjoy it with me. If you try it, I would like to hear about your experiences wherever you end up going.
As to the depression, there could be so many causes that I couldn't even venture a guess as to how to handle it. If you know the cause (even remotely) it is easier for you to work it out emotionally, releasing it by consciously asking your innate wisdom (your body's energy source) to help you correct the matter.
The best material I can lead you to is the book entitled "Feelings buried alive never die" by Karol K. Truman. It is an astounding book that will be able to open your eyes about how our minds and bodies work together.
Happy to have you aboard.
02-17-2007, 12:20 AM
Hey there Jendy-
I grew up in West Virginia and go back there often so I can understand the aversion to changes in diet in a small town. I've been thinking about how to deal with my grandma's lovingly prepared yet make me sick foods as well as my parents who may think I'm bizarre.
I am easing my family into this by saying that I'm eating healthier lately. I focus on studies I read that say eating more vegetables and fruits are anti-cancerous. For me, it's important to not say I'm following a raw food diet, but just that eating healthier makes me feel better. If you frame it this way, maybe they'll be more receptive. And I don't make a big deal about it, I just say things like this when someone gives me a look or comment.
also, my boyfriend is not interested in eating any differently, so I still make him pizza, mexican, and other fried foods, but then I add some salad and offer fruit for a snack. I think he'll slowly adopt some changes. For example, just the other day (without any prompting from me) he told me how he felt after eating a fast food breakfast. he said that it was kind of addictive, but it wasn't satisfying at all. he would not have said that even 6 months ago so he's changed a lot already! Maybe over the months or years with small introductions of healthy food to your family's meals, you'd get the same response!
As for the depression issue, eating this way will be a huge step towards feeling better. I think it has saved my sanity while not having a job. :)
this forum is a great place to get some support too.
Also, what i've found helpful is to appreciate anything that you're happy about. it can be anything! today i appreciated that my boyfriend and i were laughing about a tv show together. And I appreciated that you wrote on this forum!!! I'm so glad that you felt open enough to share your thoughts. I'm sure you'll get lots of support.
Oh and about the Gabriel Cousens visit, tell us if you decide to go. i've thought about it as well.
peace out chica
02-17-2007, 12:26 AM
i dont' know how new you are to 'raw', but just wanted to say that adding the green drinks is such a great start if you are new!
I've been at it seriously for a month and don't have a dehydrator or vitamix. i just use a blender and food processor so it's not really all that necessary, for me at least.
the raw desserts are raw foods that will please even your hubby.
02-17-2007, 07:00 AM
I too am from Indiana..small town ..*southern Indiana though...
I have two small children..
I too am *easing my family into it..I haven't mentioned anything about raw really...just we need to het healthy...and my husband fully agrees with that...so hopefully that will help...
As for the Depression...I think that is one of the number one reasons you should stick with it...
We're here for support mama!!!
We live in central Indiana- though are planning to move to the Bloomington area. My parents live up north (Warsaw) and we visit them often. I would like to check out the Mill Race Farmer's Market in Goshen sometime- I've heard they usually have quite a bit...
02-18-2007, 10:28 PM
The Millrace farmers Market has great stuff--- IN season, which is about half the year. I love it, but what to do the rest of the year? Krogers is nice. ha ha.
02-24-2007, 02:45 AM
welcome welcome welcome
I'm not from Indiana, but nothing is futile.
every action is good, wheather you succeed at your goal or not, the attempt, the trying of it, the footsteps you take are all worth while,
each step takes you closer to your goal
02-26-2007, 09:51 PM
You are not alone, though this is the first time that I've herad of people in indiana other than me. I do remember a lady from Kokomo, but I haven't seen here post for a while.
At first ya kinda freak out coz you feel that your the only person in your state that's raw. But after a while it's cool. You can goto kroger and get some good organic foods and you can goto some HFS and get some foods and some of the walmart's and marsh's and farmer's market's in the summer you can get some foods. Miejer's has some of the better selection of vegetables and also have a good selection of cheaper organics.
We ought to have a potluck raw get togather somewhere in the state to meet everybody.:D
02-27-2007, 11:43 PM
I wish you everything you need to Stay Motivated and find the Healing you are seeking. May the Right people be put in your Path through out your Journey............
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