Wendi's initial observation about Santa Rosa was that, at first glance, it seemed similar to many of the places they'd visited in Oregon. However, once the sun came out, she said you could feel that California sunshine starting to warm up your body. This is Northern CA, so it's not overly hot; it is, however, much sunnier and a bit warmer than the parts of Oregon they visited.
Wendi and KDcat were hosted by a lovely couple, Shea Lynn Baird and Stephen Barlow (and their adorable dog, Bella, pictured above). You might be familiarwith Shea already, as she and her husband launched the popular Monday Night Live series, broadcast Monday nights from Cafe Gratitude. Shea is a long-term raw foodist, so Wendi interviewed her and asked some questions about what she's been doing. It's a really great, highly interesting interview. Wendi also asked Shea to offer some helpful advice for our Pure Jeevan family members. I think everyone will enjoy the video:
Shea and her husbandd Stephen are both colon hydrotherapists. Their business web site is www.EverybodyCleansing.com. For information about Monday Night Live, you can visit www.MondayNightLiveEvents.com. For info on gaining access to their enormous video archive of Monday Night Live guests (for all of 2009-2010), you can visit tinyurl.com/MondayNightLive. Shea is on Facebook here, Stephen here.
Wendi and KDcat's stay in Santa Rosa was very relaxing, Wendi said. They were able to catch up a lot on their photo / video uploads for for me, and also took a quick trip to a nearby town to visit with John Kohler, who's known for founding Living-Foods.com (a huge raw foods community) and his amazing edible garden right in his front yard. Wendi interviewed John while there. The footage is so amazing (and lengthy), I'm saving it for tomorrow's post!
Thanks go out to John for inviting Wendi to speak at a meetup there (which went well, I hear), and also to Shea and Stephen who so generously hosted our travelers while they were in Santa Rosa. They are all fantastic people and I hope you'll check out their sites!
Once again, we d love to thank our generous trip snack sponsor, Natural Zing, for helping us to make this possible on our budget!
Below, we have included the original comments from this blog post. Additional comments may be made via Facebook, below.
On March 18, 2010, wrote:
Awesome interview! I really enjoyed listening to this, esp. hearing Shea's tip about helping others acknowledge where they are in their journey rather than beating themselves up for not being totally 100%. I think that is a crucial point that people forget since we are taught in our culture to criticise ourselves for not "being enough". Upgrading ourselves to the positive in life formations physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally is what this Awesome Rawsome adventure is all about.
Enjoy the rest of your trip, Wendi and KDcaT! Much love to you, both, Tracey
On March 21, 2010, wrote:
Finally getting caught up on the travel adventures! I LOVE Shea Lynn & Stephen.....such great, totally real people! I'm amazed by John Kohler's yard, life, etc....WOW! Counting down the days til I get my Wendi Dee/KDCat time!