Archive for February, 2012

VegNews VegPicks


February 14th, 2012

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More good news! This week, I’ve gotten an insane influx of orders. At first, I thought it was just because of my KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN. But then someone mentioned to me in an email that she had heard about me from an article in VEG NEWS. So it looks like this little snowball is gaining some momentum…(page 79!)

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FUNDING SUCCESSFUL! A Xanadu Moment


February 12th, 2012

From my KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN blog:

Hello out there!

Well, if you haven’t gotten the memo yet, our fundraising campaign was successful thanks to all of you! This has been a truly INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE. There are no words to express how grateful I am for this chance.

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I am getting a fresh start for my 40th year with my hand and my heart on the horizon.

Just wanted to recognize a few folks before I leave you with the first of your thank you gifts. Thank you, RUSSELL JAMES! For those who don’t know, Russell has been hailed as the UK’s leading raw food chef by THE TIMES. He was also one of my instructors in culinary school. Russell is an amazing talent and someone who I’ve looked up to for a long time. So as you might imagine, it’s been a great honor to be the recipient of a couple of his ‘sonic booms’ during this campaign.

I would also like to thank Zachary Vex (maker of of the world’s most amazing guitar pedals, Z VEX PEDALS). Z Vex is one of Minneapolis’ most esteemed entrepreneurs. He turned a creative idea into a wildly successful business venture while maintaining the highest standards of quality. I hope to learn from his example.

Thank you to my dear friend from childhood and beyond Jue (Jooyee) Chung. So happy the internet can now connect people who are on opposite sides of the globe!

And thank you to Logan Erickson, a connoisseur of music and technology, AND the guy who took this campaign over the goal! Thanks, Logan!

Thank you to my friends at Too Hot Too Stop. These ladies are an amazing bunch and I learn from them every day. ESPECIALLY during this campaign! Thank you TINA PRUITT (the Healthy LIfestylist), Lorri Kovitz, GRACE QUANTOCK, and Michalene Casey, DEBBIE YOUNG, Elle Blythe and everyone there). These ladies are all true survivors with their own amazing stories!

Thank you to my amazing family for seeing me through this ordeal! And thank you to my boyfriend, Tom! Thank you for supporting me when I needed a little extra help. And thank you for being a genius who inspires me every day.

out westOK. Now for a thank you gift. Starting with some music! This is a digital download of a not yet released track. It’s a cover of a Tom Waits song, GOIN’ OUT WEST. This was recorded right around the time that I started to lose my eighteen month mono infection. I had tried everything I could think of to shake it. And it became clear that I needed to make a big change. So I went out west to stay with some friends for a month or so. And I think it was the time off that finally allowed me to get ahead of it. So I was feeling pretty liberated at the time. (The picture was taken in my friend Erin’s basement which seemed significant as he was officially the final supporter of this campaign…getting in seconds before the end!)

Tomorrow, I will start sending out surveys regarding the individual packages for donors and when to expect them. Be on the lookout. :)

THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE! This campaign has done so much for me. Before this happened, I had taken some hard knocks from some people with bad intentions. Not only has this provided me a chance to rise above that. It has also shown me the best side of human nature and restored my faith in humanity. A priceless asset! Thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU!

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Breaking Thru Barriers


February 3rd, 2012

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So I don’t know if any of you have been following this story. If you have been following my blog for any length of time, you will know why it’s got me all fired up! ERIN BROKOVICH has caused QUITE A STIR lately by investigating a MYSTERY AILMENT that has been afflicting a cluster of girls in upstate New York who she believes were exposed to toxic materials after a train derailment.

dr drewInterestingly, she relayed some of the pertinent information in the case to Dr. Drew on his show recently. I was actually surprised that it was getting coverage. Because my experience has been that this kind of information is being actively supressed (causing much undeserved pain for people suffering from these issues). Lo and behold, within 24 hours, the CLIP WAS MYSTERIOUSLY REMOVED from their website.

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Make no mistake! This is a gigantic development in the area of environmental illness. I actually suffer from these symptoms myself (as has been documented ON THIS BLOG). Mine also started after I suffered a toxic exposure. I really feel for these girls. It’s really a disturbing thing to have to live with. And there aren’t a lot of answers out there.


WATCH THIS VIDEO!

It’s truly tragic. People suffering with these issues need support. But instead they more often get brushed under the rug. To suffer in silence. I just want to put it out there. I hear you!! I am listening! And I wish that more people were. Just remember. Part of breaking thru barriers is meeting resistance. It’s built into the process. Stay positive and keep pushing, girls! There’s a lot of us out there. And they can’t keep us down forever!

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About three and a half days left in my KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN. Please help me spread the word!

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Pumped Up Kicks


February 2nd, 2012

mpls tvHey, look at that! MPLS TV just wrote us up in the first installment of their new series, PUMPED UP KICKS! I love this piece. :) I was wondering how they would have heard of me. Just because I didn’t think I was really on their radar. But then, I noticed this picture on their site….
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