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Hi there PureJeevan readers! We wanted to let you know that Jim's new novel CHROO is available on Amazon. It's a crazy adventure involving a billionaire heiress, her Chihuahua BFF ("Chroo") and a host of human and animal characters. Find out more on Amazon! Here are some links:

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We're taking a very short break from our Nadi Balance series to announce that once again it's a special time of the year for diabetes awareness. As you may recall, we spent Wendi's 25th birthday last year doing public outreach on this very topic, as it's an issue close to our hearts. Pure Jeevan even maintains a special page, here, for diabetes information. So, if you know of anyone suffering from diabetes, and feel that they may be receptive to some really eye-opening information on the topic, please direct them to:

I'm happy to report, by the way, that Wendi's birthday this year was super-fun. We started out the day with a rousing Happy Birthday chorus and some raw cherry pie (perhaps a future Makin' It Monday installment!), went into Oakland (where the University of Pittsburgh campus is) to tour the international-themed classrooms in the Cathedral of Learning, and then returned home where I made some rawsome Indian samosas (courtesy of a super recipe posted by Sarma Melngailis on G-Living). They were so tasty, I actually made them twice! ?(In addition to that cherry pie recipe, I'll likely also post a recipe for a traditional Indian mint chutney that I think also goes very well with the samosas. Most Indian restaurants serve samosas with this kind of chutney, and it's fairly easy to make.)

The trip to the Cathedral of Learning is part of what our daughter has named our "Pittsburgh Bucket List" -- or, things we'd like to do before leaving the Pittsburgh area once and for all. So, we checked this one off yesterday. Soon to come are some things like a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright's masterwork, Fallingwater (I know, I know... we have no idea how we've lived here 12+ years and not visited that). What's on YOUR bucket list -- either for your area, or for your life? ?Inquiring minds want to know... drop a comment below!

Speaking of special outings... Wendi has to make a quick trip out of town tomorrow through Thursday (for something wildly exciting!), so we'll have to wait until Friday or Monday in order to resume the Nadi Balance series. We appreciate the many emails and questions sent to us in response to the information we've shared so far. Trust us: We understand the gravity / importance of what we're sharing. All questions will definitely be answered -- some immediately, others after we've completed our initial statements on Nadi Balance. Basically, we need to put a framework in place from which we can even begin answering these questions -- and that framework is still incomplete. So, if we addressed questions now, the answers would not make sense. But, we'll get there -- we promise!!

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On April 26, 2010, Mindy wrote:

Goodness, Wendi is 26 this year! What a young Mama she was, or else the raw food diet is turning the clock back faster and faster :-D. Happy birthday Wendi!!! (and many more).