Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Step 3 in your Raw Food Journey: Meet Other Raw Foodies

I mentioned online social networks yesterday. I think hanging out with and meeting other raw foodies or wannabe raw foodies is paramount. Meeting with other people in person can be a life-saver when you feel all alone. ( is a great place to find if other raw foodies are gathering in your area. You can start a meetup if there is not one where you live. You can also just have a raw food potluck at your house and invite your friends.
And of course, there's the latest in social networks, which is You can find a group for anything on Ning. Here are the raw food-related networks I am a member of:

Give it to me Raw:
Circle of Sisters:

That last one, Circle of Sisters, is, in the moderator's words, "The Ultimate Sister Circle Network created to help women of Afrikan Descent who want to change their lives using the Queen's methods." The Queen being Queen Afua.

This goes back to my point yesterday about reading a ton of books. You are going to find authors that resonate with you. I am totally feeling Queen Afua. I've had the pleasure of meeting her twice, and it was obvious that this is a woman who practices what she preaches. Her books, Heal Thyself and Sacred Woman are considered classics in the holistic healing movement. All of her three children are adults and she has to at least be in her fifties, but you can't tell by looking at her. She is a passionate advocate of healing all people, but particularly African-Americans because we die at ridiculous rates of preventable and treatable diseases.
I remember when I read the original edition of Heal Thyself in 1999. I was like, YES!!! Every word made sense to me. Rom, my then-boyfriend, now-husband, said at the time, "I have never seen you read a book so fast." I was all over it. Fasting, cleaning out the body, healing diseases, yes, ma'am, it all resonated with me.

So when I was invited to join Circle of Sisters, it was a no-brainer. Now the moderator is working on getting us to meet in person in 2009. And that is my point. You never know when an online connection will turn into an in-person connection that will benefit you.
Until next time.


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