Below, you will find a copy of the journal I kept during my transition into, and my first year of, a 100% raw, vegan diet. Some of it is quite personal, but I still wanted to share it with all of you. We may never meet in person, but I feel we are all connected in this world.I want to share my story with you, in hopes that you may learn something about yourself by reading about my journey into the raw lifestyle. Perhaps you'll be inspired (that's my wish), or learn to not make similar mistakes.

The journal begins in July of 2006 and continues into October 2007. If you are interested in reading something from the beginning, please use the archive feature at the right side of this page. If a month has more than one page worth of entries, there will be a "previous entries" link at the bottom of the page to view the rest of the entries for that month.

I have not edited my entries at all. Any entries that were originally marked private have been made public (with the exception of one that included personal information about people other than myself). Even though the entries are old, you are still welcome to add comments or ask questions. We will be notified of any comments that are left.

Again, I hope that I am in some way able to offer something positive to your life by sharing my personal Going Raw Journal.

Lots of love and peace to all of you,

I'm at the library today, while my daughter is taking a class. It is frustrating to me that they don't have a specific section for raw food books. They are mixed in with the enormous amount of cook books and also mixed in with health and diet. It took me forever to find nothing. It's one of those things that I guess you need to know exactly which book you want--you can't just browse around and find something that you didn't know existed before.

Anyway, it's always nice to look at the cooked food book covers as I'm browsing for raw foods books--because I don't even feel drawn to them at all. Yay!


coconut shake

small handful "candied" nuts

raw sushi


coconut shake

steamed frozen asparagus

I love those coconuts, and when I get one that has almost 2 cups of water in it *and* a thick amount of flesh, it's just so much better! Today's coconut was one of those--and the smoothie is just so thick and creamy and yummy!


carob coconut shake with hemp protein, almonds, banana, dates YUM!

I'm going to be on my own with eating for five days, so I'm wondering how things are going to be with my eating. Will I eat differently when I don't have to feed someone else? It all starts tomorrow after breakfast, so I'll see!


2 Brazil nuts

I've been looking for a source for raw, organic carob powder. There are so many out there. Have any of you already done the work on figuring out which one is the best value (price of the carob combined with the shipping)?


I'll share my best value find for dehydrators, to say thanks for any help with the carob. ;-)