Whoa, Pure Jeevan's Back?!

2016 update: Aha, you noticed?! Welcome. Yes, we wanted to bring the site back online again, mainly because it's so packed with articles and information. It will be a work in progress for some time, as we changed web platforms and all sorts of tech stuff. So, a lot of links are hard-coded to old Wordpress-style links... just awful. But, in time we'll get all of it back in shape. For now, enjoy clicking around and reading!

As promised yesterday, here s the Pure Jeevan cross-country tour itinerary! Will Wendi and KDcat be in your town or city? If so, please be sure to let us know, so they can meet you in person! We re all very excited that Pure Jeevan will be meeting some of you in person very soon!

We'll be posting a button on the right side of the blog later this week. When you click on the button, it'll take you to an up-to-date itinerary of all cities on the tour, as well as any talks/gatherings, etc. that may be going on. On that page, you may also be able to view some live video streaming of Wendi and KDcat as they're out and about finding the perfect location for Pure Jeevan. Stay tuned for more info!

Here's the current detailed itinerary:

ILLINOIS

  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23

    Layover in Chicago @ Train Station.

    Arriving 8:45 a.m., leaving Chicago 2:00 p.m.

    In CHICAGO, We Would Love:

    ? to somehow obtain takeout from Borrowed Earth Caf? without missing our train (can anyone help !) *giggles...that food is just so good!* ;-) [This is a layover in Chicago. We ll be back to visit/meet Pure Jeevan family members in early April!]

OREGON

  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25

    In PORTLAND, We Would Love:

    ? to find an organic grocery store to stock up for our trip, to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members, explore Portland a bit, and possibly be hosted for the night! [It would also be incredibly awesome if the wonderful Yardsnacker family takes a roadtrip from Washington to meet us in person!]

  • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

    In SALEM, We Would Love:

    ? to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members who can show us around your lovely city!

  • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26 through TUESDAY, MARCH 2

    In CORVALLIS, We Would Love:

    ? to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members who can show us around your lovely city and possibly host us for one to five nights, during our Corvallis search! This is the city that, on paper, feels like the best match for Pure Jeevan s relocation, so we re planning on spending a good deal of time exploring here. We re interested in visiting organic local farms, possibly meeting with a real estate agent to find out more about the area (and maybe checking out some available properties), checking out the artistic scene in the city, meeting with some homeschoolers / unschoolers, visiting the mountains, and anything else we can fit into this time slot! We are also open to the possibility of attending raw food meetups, giving talks/presentations on raw foods, and learning about any organic produce stores in the area.

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3

    In BEND, We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members, explore your city, and possibly be hosted for the night! We are also open to the possibility of attending raw food meetups, giving talks/presentations on raw foods, and learning about any organic produce stores in the area.

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 4

    In EUGENE, We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members, explore your city, and possibly be hosted for the night! We are also open to the possibility of attending raw food meetups, giving talks/presentations on raw foods, and learning about any organic produce stores in the area.

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 5

    In MEDFORD, We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members and explore your city.

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 5 through SUNDAY, MARCH 7

    In ASHLAND, We Would Love:

    ? to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members who can show us around your lovely city and possibly host us for one to three nights! This is the city that, on paper, feels like the second best match for Pure Jeevan s relocation. We re interested in visiting organic local farms, checking out the artistic scene in the city, meeting with some homeschoolers / unschoolers, visiting the mountains, and anything else we can fit into this time slot! We are also open to the possibility of attending raw food meetups, giving talks/presentations on raw foods, and learning about any organic produce stores in the area.

CALIFORNIA

  • MONDAY, MARCH 8

    In EUREKA / ARCATA Area, We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members, explore your area, and possibly be hosted for the night! We are also open to the possibility of attending raw food meetups, giving talks/presentations on raw foods, and learning about any organic produce stores in the area.

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 9

    In FORT BRAGG / MENDOCINO, We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members, explore your area, and possibly be hosted for the night in Mendocino! We would also love to visit the Living Light Institute and also make sure to take in the Fort Bragg and Mendocino sights. We are also open to the possibility of attending raw food meetups, giving talks/presentations on raw foods, and learning about any organic produce stores in the area.

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10

    In SANTA ROSA / SEBASTOPOL, We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members, explore your area, and possibly be hosted for the night in Santa Rosa! We are also open to the possibility of attending raw food meetups, giving talks/presentations on raw foods, and learning about any organic produce stores in the area.

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 11 through FRIDAY, MARCH 12

    In SAN FRANCISCO, We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members, explore the area, and possibly be hosted for one to two nights! We are also open to the possibility of attending raw food meetups, giving talks/presentations on raw foods, and learning about any organic produce stores in the area.

  • SATURDAY, MARCH 13

    In [somewhere around SAN LUIS OBISPO], We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members in or around the San Luis Obispo area, explore the area, and possibly be hosted for the night! We are also open to the possibility of attending raw food meetups, giving talks/presentations on raw foods, and learning about any organic produce stores in the area.

  • SUNDAY, MARCH 14 through MONDAY, MARCH 15

    In LOS ANGELES, We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members, explore the city, and spend a lot of time with the lovely Debbie Young and her family (who have offered to host us!). We are also open to the possibility of attending raw food meetups, giving talks/presentations on raw foods, and learning about any organic produce stores in the area.

NEVADA

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 16

    In LAS VEGAS, We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members, explore the city, check out the Go Raw restaurant, and possibly be hosted for the night! We are also open to the possibility of attending raw food meetups, giving talks/presentations on raw foods, and learning about any organic produce stores in the area.

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17

    In DEATH VALLEY AREA, We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members, explore the area, check out the Death Valley park, the local date farm, and possibly be hosted for the night!

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 18

    In LAS VEGAS, We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members, explore the city, check out the Go Raw restaurant (again! ? you can never have too much raw restaurant food!), and possibly be hosted for the night! We are also open to the possibility of attending raw food meetups, giving talks/presentations on raw foods, and learning about any organic produce stores in the area.

ARIZONA

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 19 through SUNDAY, MARCH 21

    In the GRAND CANYON / SEDONA Areas, We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members, explore the area, and possibly be hosted for one to three nights! KDcat and I would also like to spend some alone time at some of the vortex spots. We are also open to the possibility of attending raw food meetups, giving talks/presentations on raw foods, and learning about any organic produce stores in the area.

NEW MEXICO

  • MONDAY, MARCH 22

    In ALBUQUERQUE, We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members, explore the area, and possibly be hosted for the night! We are also open to the possibility of attending raw food meetups, giving talks/presentations on raw foods, and learning about any organic produce stores in the area.

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 23

    In the OJO CALIENTE Area, We Would Love:

    ?to spend some quiet mother/daughter time at one of the hot springs. Please let us know if you know of the best spring to visit and/or a reasonably priced place to stay.

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24

    In TAOS, We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members, explore the city, visit some of the mesas, and possibly be hosted for the night!

TEXAS

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 25

    In AMARILLO, We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members, explore the area, and possibly be hosted for the night! We are also open to the possibility of attending raw food meetups, giving talks/presentations on raw foods, and learning about any organic produce stores in the area.

OKLAHOMA

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 26

    In OKLAHOMA CITY, We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members, visit 105 Degrees, and possibly meet/video Russell James and Matthew Kenney while there.

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 26 through SATURDAY, MARCH 27

    In TULSA, We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members, explore the city, and spend a lot of time with the lovely Penni Shelton and her family. Penni and Wendi may be uncooking something together. Stay tuned for possible details!

MISSOURI

  • SUNDAY, MARCH 28 through MONDAY, MARCH 29

    In ST. LOUIS, We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members and spend some great time with Grandpa & Grandma Dee! We are also open to the possibility of attending raw food meetups and giving talks/presentations on raw foods.

ILLINOIS

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 30 through WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31

    In GENESEO [Quad Cities Area], We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members and spend some great time with Aunt Cindy and family! We are also open to the possibility of attending raw food meetups, giving talks/presentations on raw foods, and learning about any organic produce stores in the area.

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 1 through FRIDAY, APRIL 2

    In CHICAGO, We Would Love:

    ?to meet some local Pure Jeevan family members, explore the city, and possibly be hosted for one to two nights! At this stop, we ll be joined by my sister, Cindy. We are also open to the possibility of attending raw food meetups and giving talks/presentations on raw foods.

Please note: We re allowing room in our schedule to possibly attend meetups where we can meet a larger group of raw foodies and possibly talk about our path to the raw food diet and how we ve been able to successfully release nearly 175 pounds together! However, we will not be able to schedule meetups at every stop, as this trip needs to allow time for us to explore the various towns/cities. We'll do our best, however, to be available in whatever way you'd like as we pass through your town/city.

When we present talks at meetups, we do not charge a fee. We always want information about this lifestyle to be free to all! If anyone is interested in a raw food presentation, we d require an assistant who has the necessary appliances and a small fee to cover food expenses. We won t be doing many talks/presentations, but if you think there s a big enough interest in your area, let us know and we ll try to schedule something for you!

If anyone wants to meet for some personal inspirational consulation regarding your raw food diet/lifestyle, send an email to Jim and we ll see if we can schedule something while Wendi and KDcat are in your area. There is an hourly fee for this one-on-one inspirational time (this fee does not apply to anyone hosting us, of course!).

For anyone offering to host Pure Jeevan, please know we are extremely appreciative of you opening your hearts and homes to us! We re so excited to be able to meet some of our Pure Jeevan family members (many for the first time)!!

Let us know if you re in any of the areas we ll be visiting, and if you have time to meet in person! You can send an email to Jim if you want to schedule a meetup, talk, presentation, hosting, or consultation at Rawdiant [at] gmail.com!

Original Comments

Below, we have included the original comments from this blog post. Additional comments may be made via Facebook, below.

On February 9, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Woo Hoo!!! I hope to meet a lot of you in person very soon!!!

*blows kisses*

On February 9, 2010, rubyvroom wrote:

Totally Fired up about you being in Oklahoma!! Wendi & I are planning a special event on Saturday, March 27th in Tulsa 12pm - 2 pm! If you are anywhere near, plan to come join us for a raw food potluck and community event! YIPPEE!

On February 9, 2010, anasha wrote:

good luck on your journey Wendi and you will enjoy specially after what you went through with Lyme .
would love to meet you but i live in Spain so this will come later.....
I wish you to find the place of your heart desire and Jim what a great gift to your girls, sending them out while you keep the <fire> burning.

On February 9, 2010, debbiedoesraw wrote:

Hey Wendi
Diana Harrelson is the one to talk to about setting up a raw food meet up.
If you don't know her I can write her on your behalf.
Can't wait! We will visit all the local spots.
deb

On February 9, 2010, bitt wrote:

First, I'm jealous of all that awesome traveling you will be up to! Sounds amazing.

Second, I wish you were coming to Seattle! I don't think I will be able to make it down to Portland unless MAYBE yardsnacker wants to carpool. :-)

On February 9, 2010, kathythompson wrote:

Wendi I'm about an hour from Taos, 45 minutes from Ojo. Unless I quit my horrible toxic job in the meantime, I probably won't get to meet you as I work the overnight shift both those nights, but if I can I sure would like to--you are such an inspiration to me and a bright spot on the computer!

On February 9, 2010, salud wrote:

How exciting and I will learn from you. I hope to do a road trip through parts of the U.S. later this year. I would love to meet you at our raw food potluck on Wed., March 10 in Rohnert Park, CA. We are located between Santa Rosa and Sebastopol. There is a morning farmers market in Santa Rosa on Wednesday. I would love to have you stay with me, but may only have floor space. I will let you know if I can find a comfy place for you to sleep.

On February 10, 2010, Jayne M. wrote:

I am very excited that you are coming to OKC and hope to meet you in March.

On February 10, 2010, Yardsnacker wrote:

Oh man I am so happy for you guys!! Sounds like an absolute blast! I'd like to see the rig you're riding too. We'll see if we can swing it!

xo

Sam

On February 10, 2010, anniemillett wrote:

I live 3 hours from Vegas and I think 2 hours from the Grand Canyon. I'm wondering what route you are taking to the Grand Canyon? If you went through St George, UT, and out the Arizona strip, you'd pass by within a couple miles of my house! Too bad you don't have more time, as the scenery here is stunning, and we aren't far from Zions National Park, Bryce's National Park, and the Pink Coral Sand Dunes. Another place that is worth stopping by to see is Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT. It is the largest No Kill animal sanctuary in the country. My husband works there, as does my niece and her husband. They do tours daily, and the place is worth seeing for the beauty alone. Let me know if you will be by this way and we can try to meet up!

On February 10, 2010, ANNE wrote:

What a awesome site!! I have so many medical issues @ age 53. I compliment Wendi & Jim for all their effort & time placed into this. I'm unable to even take a vitamin as the ingredients- calcium, magnesuim & sulfites {I'm allergic to antibiotic sulfa} makes my toes go into what I call Tetany{they open wide & lock in pain since 1984} & has worsened since I had to take calcitonin nasal spray to my hand. I sure wish they would come to PA

On February 10, 2010, Patricia Robinett wrote:

hmm... there's not much organized around eugene. i know people who are raw, but it's just 'how they eat'... they don't make a big deal out of it. ? seems like people in oregon & washington are 'do it yourselfers' who don't have much interest in gathering together... altho they do seem to congregate for victoria boutenko. i'd suggest joining 'raw eugene' at yahoo and seeing if somebody would like to organize something for you... there are a few who do things like that. :)

On February 11, 2010, Guruteaza wrote:

WOW!
I am already such a fan of this page. I cant wait to share it with my Raw~mates!!!

On February 11, 2010, inkedmama wrote:

I'm in the LA area and would love to meet up with you gals and anyone else in the area!

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Yay!! I'm super excited, Penni! When you get the chance, can you please forward the link to Jim for the RSVP part of the event? That way he'll be able to share it with our Pure Jeevan family members so if anyone is interested in joining us on the 27th, they can RSVP. :-)

We're going to have so much fun! I hope a lot of people join us! I'm happy to hang out for a long time that day if there's enough interest...we'll just have to do a quicker tour of Tulsa, is all! :-P XOXOXO

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Anasha! You are so very lovely and sweet! Thanks for your beautiful comment. :-) Lots of love to you! XOXOXO

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Hi there, again! Sure, either pass along my info to her, or hers to me, and we'll see if there's enough interest in getting a little meetup going for when I'm visiting! Thanks!

Yes!! I can't wait, either!! Thanks for being our local tour guide and host while in LA...and most of all for being such a loving friend!!! *blows kisses*

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Bitt! Maybe you'll be doing some traveling too if you think it sounds so awesome!! Just put the plans together and work toward making it a reality! :-) We're only living part of our dream with this trip, but we'll do it again in a grander fashion when Jim can join us! ;-)

Yes, please try to get a group of Washington friends to come down to Portland to meet us!!! I'd be so super excited to see you, YS, Heidi, YS2, and any other raw friends!!!! Super excited about the possibility! I'll probably be renting a room that night in Portland, too...so all of you can crash with me and drive back the next morning if you'd like! We'd just have to be quiet so the hotel doesn't find out we're all cramming into one room! LOL

*blows kisses*

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Kathy!

Plans have changed slightly. I'm not heading up into Taos or Ojo. Instead, I'm spending time down in Santa Fe (and might be doing a talk down there...not sure, yet) and then heading over to stay with Terri Mares in Las Vegas, NM. Would you be able to possibly visit Santa Fe on Tuesday, March 23rd? If not maybe Wednesday, March 24th you can meet with Terri and I in Las Vegas? Just let me know how your schedule is working out...I'd love to meet you in person! :-)

*blows kisses*

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Hi there, Salud! I hope you'll learn a lot as we cross the country and then have a great time when you do your road trip, too! :-)

I'm headed to a raw meetup to do a talk on March 10...I wonder if it's the same one? I'll be staying with Shea and John Kohler invited me to talk at his meetup that evening. If that's the same meetup, I'll be seeing you there!

Thanks for the invitation to stay! That's super sweet and generous of you! I've already made arrangements for Santa Rosa, though. :-)

Can you please email me info about the morning farmers market there in Santa Rosa? I'll try to get to it that morning, if possible! I look forward to meeting you!

XOXOXO

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Yay! I will be in OKC for a while on Friday, March 26th. Would you possibly like to meet for a bite to eat at 105 Degrees? Penni may be meeting me there, too! :-) Also, if you can make the drive to Tulsa, I'll be doing a talk at an event that Penni and I are putting together for Saturday! Let me know what will work for you and we'll be sure to meet, Jayne!! *blows kisses*

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Sam!! I'm super excited, too! It's not the full tour, yet. We're mostly headed out to just find the right location for us to settle. Jim can't come, so KDcat and I are making the trip by ourselves. We're taking a train to Portland and then renting a car to tour the country as we head back to Pittsburgh. We'll be gone 40 days and 40 nights. *giggles*

PLEASE try to meet us in Portland! We'll be so close, if there's any way to make it happen I hope we can do it! I'm most likely renting a hotel room that night, so we can all crash if you'll all want to stay the night...we'd just have to be a bit quiet so we don't get caught all cramming into one room. LOL I head out to Salem the next morning, so I wouldn't have much time the next day. Oh, I do hope you'll all be able to visit!!!!!! Maybe Aimee and some others can come along and make it a fun trip for everyone! I'd love to meet all of you in person!!

XOXOXO

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Hi there, Annie!

We're trying to meet as many Pure Jeevan family members as possible during the trip! So, let's talk some more about maybe altering our trip a bit. I'll send you an email and we can see if something can work! I'd love to meet you in person and see some of the sites you've mentioned!

XOXOXO

On February 11, 2010, Yvonne Greenbaum wrote:

Too bad your trip won't be taking you into Colorado.

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Anne, I'm happy you found our site! I am in PA right now. Where are you located? I hope you'll continue to look around our blog and the main Pure Jeevan site to learn a lot about raw foods and how the body can many times heal itself! :-) XOXOXO

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Thanks, Patricia. I'll see about doing that... :-) I hope to see you while we're there! XOXOXO

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Great! :-)

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Great!!! I'm going to be staying with Debbie (DebbieDoesRaw). We'll be looking into possibly doing a meetup while there, so I can meet you in person!! :-) XOXOXO

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Not this time, Yvonne. Colorado was originally on our top list many years ago as a place to call home. The cold/snow in the winter was just more than we decided we wanted. However, we do plan on visiting Colorado when we do our full tour with Jim as a whole family! :-) XOXOXO

On February 11, 2010, Pamela Reilly, Naturopath wrote:

Congrats on a great tour! I may try to visit one of your events in Illinois in April. If you have any time to swing through Indianapolis, I know we could put together a fairly large meetup. If not, I'll try to get my group to carpool up to Chicago. Have a blessed trip! Will be sending much love & light along the way. Blessings1

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Hi there, Pamela!

I've been able to alter our route a few times to make it to places where people are wanting us to stop. But, I just looked at our route and schedule to see if we could somehow swing the Indianapolis stop and it won't work. :-( I'm sorry about that, but it's great that you're willing to come out to Chicago with some of your group to meet me!

We haven't talked with many from Chicago, yet, so I'm not sure what the plans are for our stay there. Let me know if you'll definitely be coming with some other raw foodies and I'll try to find a place for all of us to gather! :-)

Thanks for the love and light!!

*blows kisses*

On February 11, 2010, salud wrote:

Yes, it's the same - hurray! Shea can tell you about the farmers market too. It is on highway 12 across from the fairgrounds just outside the vets building. Looking forward to meeting you. Happy travels,

Diana

On February 11, 2010, bitt wrote:

i wish i could but i just can't travel right now. it is really hard for me because i love it. but i have to do what's best for my body. i will work on sam though. and maybe at the last minute jump in his trunk.

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Oh, I completely understand, Aimee! I'm going to be sending you lots of healing love, hoping that if the YS family comes in to visit with me, you'll be feeling fantastic and up for the trip, too! If not, I'll be thinking of you, for sure!

XOXOXO

On February 11, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Great, Diana!! I'll be seeing you soon, then!! Thanks for mentioning the farmers market!

XOXOXO

On February 11, 2010, bitt wrote:

let me know if you do!

On February 13, 2010, cheriscott wrote:

Yah! Hoping to meet you when you come to Corvallis Oregon, I love it here. Feel free to contact me. Do you have any connections here yet
I am on Raw food rehab.
Cheri Scott

On February 15, 2010, Diane Kemppainen wrote:

Your journey seems fun, you will be so close to Seattle wish you could side trip here, we have lots of meet-ups and two raw cafes- Diane seattle wa

On February 16, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

*blows kisses* This is great, Cheri! I sent you a note over on RFR to see if we can meet while I'm in Corvallis!

Lots of love to you!

Wendi
XOXOXO

On February 16, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

We'll visit Seattle in the future, without a doubt! There are so many awesome raw foodies up there...especially Yard Snacker and his beautiful family. So, we'll see you sometime soon, just not during this trip. ;-)

*blows kisses*

On February 18, 2010, pamrickard wrote:

Hi Wendi and Jim. I organize a Raw, Vegan Food Meetup in San Luis Obispo. One of our members, Jimmie, told me about your road trip and suggested we do a potluck on March 13th. I have organized such a potluck and am inviting you to attend as our guests of honor. Please contact me if you are interested and I will post it on the meetup with a mention of you. The Meetup site is http://www.meetup.com/raw-and-living-foods/
Thanks, Pam

On February 19, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Thanks, Pam! We'd love to meet you and your local group. :-) I'm looking forward to it!

XOXOXO

On March 15, 2010, Linda wrote:

The China Ranch Date farm is awesome! They are great people who grow really GOOD dates! I wish I were going to be down in Vegas for your visit! We live in UT, and will be down there a few days too late to catch up with you folks. Have a great trip!