Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sunshine - Day Twenty Five

Today was one of those days when I just felt completely alive. Our weather in Tulsa couldn't have been anymore gorgeous and I think that set the tone and mood for the entire day. I am currently in a study group that meets Tuesday mornings throughout the school year. This year we are working through the Gospel of Matthew. I have been learning so much and enjoying my time with this group. I was never able to get plugged in to opportunities like this before when I worked full time, so this sabbatical has afforded me this great change of pace.

After lunch, or after my mid afternoon juice, I slipped away to meet some new friends at the Coffeehouse on Cherry Street. I was delighted and blown away that they had Rooibos tea on their impressive loose organic tea menu. This may be a new place for me to hang out and meet friends while I'm not in the dining out mode. Anyway, I was invited to meet up with the stunningly beautiful Jolanthe, Michelle and Sarah to talk about health, raw food, juicing, enemas, wheat grass implants (eek!), etc. I met Jolanthe at Whole Foods just before embarking on my juice feast. These three ladies are good friends and have been following my journey through my blog and we all thought it would fun to actually meet up and get to know one another a little better. I enjoyed my time with them so much and we plan to get together again soon to continue our "natural health chat." Who knew Tulsa had these very cool, health conscious super hero glamor girls?!

Then my final perk of the day was to come home to find that I was mentioned on We Like It Raw this afternoon! The article is about the event that I will be attending in Manhattan this weekend and I got billed as a VIP that will be in attendance along with Parashakti and author of Crazy Sexy Cancer's, Kris Carr. If you haven't been exposed to Kris Carr, please check her out. Whether cancer has ever touched your life or not, you will find her an amazing inspiration. This weekend will be nothing less than magical and I will be sure to post pictures and share details when I return. Once in the city, one of my first stops will be Pure Juice & Takeaway, which is the takeout location of my favorite restaurant Pure Food & Wine. I had the best meal of my life there on my 40th birthday and it's also where I met and was interviewed by Carol Alt for her most recent book, The Raw 50. Sarma, the proprietor of PF&W, is the epitome of beauty and raw food hip. If you're in NYC....a visit to her raw vegan eatery has to be atop your MUST do list!

Tuesday's Daily Juice:
1.5 qt. grapefruit & Spirulina
Rooibos tea
1.5 qt. pineapple, parsley, blueberry, lime & Spirulina (I juiced this then blended it with crushed ice and the Spirulina.....what a treat!)
1 qt. celery, cucumber, carrot, tomato, onion, jalapeƱo, garlic, lime


Scott & Sarah said...

Yay Penni!!! Thanks for the shout out! Days like today should become a habit!

Michelle said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. I am so happy for you to be living such a life of joy. Bravo!

1 Raw Girl said...

All Right Penni! You Are a Raw Food Star! :)

jolanthe said...

Awh! .. that was sweet! thanks! Congrats with the mention in the article! You will have such a great time in NY! Hope to see you again soon!