A Letter To Miley Cyrus

Not wanting to get into the whole Miley Cyrus thing, because right now its on overkill…This blog seems to state a positive sentiment to the travesty.

The Happy Heart

Dear Miley,

I, as well as millions of Americans, sat in amazement as I watched your VMA performance. No, you are not the first artist to grind on a backup dancer (however you may be the first to grind on a teddy bear but who knows), sing about your life of partying and drug abuse, or to strip down to your chonies. It’s all been done before. So why is your performance evoking such media attention, anger, amusement, and general confusion? Well, I have yet to speak to the millions of viewers personally, but here are a few of my guesses.

1. Yes, we all know that you are NOT Hannah Montana and we are all aware that you are of legal age to make your own decisions and mistakes. I am sincerely sorry that at such a young age you were forced to adhere to the pressure of being…

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Letter to the Editor of The Shuttle, Weaver’s Way Co-Op, Philadelphia

Dear Editor of the Shuttle newsletter:

This is in response to the article written by Norman Weiss (Suggestions), Weaver’s Way Co-op (Phila., PA) purchasing manager, in the Aug addition of The Shuttle (pg 19)?   Quite an interesting read. I was all in except for his disturbing answer to Devon’s question. For some reason, the energy that the first part of the article was written was absolutely opposite the last part.  Granted Weaver’s Way is a business and when it comes to making business decisions…the bottom dollar always wins when it comes to making conscious choices about the health and welfare of our community and the earth in general. I just thought that his answer to her was a bit harsh…and I could even read into it more deeply to say…that the entire reason of creating a community based food co-operative was just flushed down the toilet with his answer.  Let me dig deeper:

Norman says: “Stop persecuting GMO items.” Why? How are we going to change the system if we don’t stand up for what is absolutely wrong on all fronts.  Why are other (entire) countries burning down crops of GMO foods and refusing GMO food donations even though most of their people are hungry?  There is something to be said of the little staffer girl in a small community who speaks up for the entire world. (Give her a raise!)

Norman says: “We are and inclusive, tolerant and diverse organization that welcomes all God’s children.” <<< Is Weaver’s Way a church?  And if this is the sentiment of all of God’s children…then recognize that GMO foods are not from God.  So I could argue that they are not of God’s children but of Man’s children…or like some people like to call GMO…the Devil…which is far worst.

Norman says: “We have to have some white sugar or the shoppers will rebel.”  <<< No they won’t! Most folks know where to get cheap GMO white sugar…Acme, Shop Rite and any other corporate conglomerate that doesn’t care about the people, just their bottom line.  Like was mentioned in the article, Weaver’s Way doesn’t have the resources to do a full on investigation of all the products it sells, however the mission of Weaver’s Way clearly states that it strives to educate its members and community about consumer issues and the cooperative movement. Not to mention that the mission also states that WW is committed to the Environment…in these words: We work to sustain a healthy planet, promote environmentally sound products and practices, encourage and support local and organic farming, and try to act with environmental consciousness in all our endeavors.   Im sure the members will be grateful to know that their co-op supports the earth rather than the profit.

Norman further states: “I don’t know of a non-GMO sugar-beet-cheap white sugar we can get.”  Um…is this the purchasing manager speaking here?  There are plenty of non GMO sugars out here: Agave, Coconut Nectar, Stevia, etc…But if someone wants cheap white sugar, there are other places to go….Shop Rite.  Here is where education is needed…folks need to really stop buying it altogether.

Oh yeah, and this is the part that inspired me to write this. Norman finally ends his answer to Devon about her post on the GMO Hellman’s Mayonnaise (and white sugar) that Weaver’s Way sells:

“Please remember that exploitation of the Earth and its people is what helped make this country great and allows us in the middle class (read: privileged) to enjoy a lifestyle we’ve all come to cherish.” <<< When in history does the exploitation of people and its lands benefit a country? Thoughts come to my mind: Slavery, “Third” World Debt, China, Indentured Servitude, Walmart…you get it! Someone saying that exploitation is what gives us this comfortable cushy life where we can buy Hellman’s GMO Mayonnaise and Cheap GMO white sugar if we choose to is great and something to cherish is…all I can think of…Scary!

So how did this article get passed the Editor? Doesn’t Norman’s answer to Devon come as a red flag to the integrity of the organization? To the community?  To others (non-middle class)? To members and non-members who appreciate the fact that this awesome organization offers something more? Hey! I’m not interested in Norman’s head on a platter… but I am just responding to the contradictions that his answer implies to the mission of the entire organization. Im just wondering why, when a simple and profound statement is brought up to the purchasing manager of a small (yet revolutionary) organization answers like this are acceptable…and printed. Plain and simple, Norman’s answer was absolutely horrible! I hope this letter connects to the members and inspires to raise awareness not about the fact that Weaver’s Way sells Hellman’s and other GMO brands (well, yes, that too), but to realize that this is the type of organization that is pivotal in creating change in this society and to use these types of opportunities to educate and advocate for our community, our environment and our world in general. Hopefully something wonderful can come out of this!

Yours truly,

Skai Juice
THE CHEF
http://www.skaijuice.com

Guess what? Im SO Excited!!

Peace Family!

How ya doing?  I am feeling so HIGH right now!  And when I say that I mean…a super Positive HIGH!  It seems like when you say that nowadays folks just get the idea that we are smoking something!  Nope.  Just feeling very positive, very hopeful, very excited and all is GOOD!

‘What got you so excited, Skai?’

Well, too many good things are happening.  First of all, we have recently launched our Online Wellness Clinic…and we are popping with oodles of information and folks hungry for it.  Right now we have about 125 people who are engaged in getting their life healthier and more abundant.  We have loaded tons of books, videos, and other great information.  And, we just hosted our second Release the Grease: Juice and Smoothie Cleanse.  Now we are getting ready to do a 30 day raw food challenge.  Are you interested in participating? Im REALLY excited about this!  Researching and creating recipes for others actually helps me get myself organized.  Im telling you the pressure is on.

To join the our Online Wellness Clinic, message me, and I will send you the link…it is going to cost $29 for a Lifetime Membership into the Clinic.  However, we are giving a 30% discount right now to join through the end of this month.  The join fee is invaluable.  When you see the amount of information that we provide, you are going to fall OUT from all of the things that we share with you guys.  Our mission has always been: Knowledge is Power!  So the more information you are showered with the more informed choices you can make about your health.  Oh yeah, forgot to mention….TONS and TONS of Cookbooks too: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Raw!  You won’t believe it!  Get with me!

I have also launched my SKAI JUICE TV online web channel.  I love this platform so much.  My channel is for folks who want to see plenty of video content that they can directly connect with.  I really talk to YOU!  The coolness about this channel is that you can rent, buy, or subscribe and of course, watch for free: Classes, healthy living info, recipes, etc. Check it out here and please spread the word!  This is going to be awesome.  Im even more inspired to create videos for you…because I feel like folks are really looking for my content.  Its way different than being just another random video on YouTube.  Although I still will be posting on YouTube, the videos that I am saving for my channel are going to be more special, in my honest opinion.

Another thing Im excited about is that I have been working on this project for years and it looks like it is finally coming to fruition.  It’s a FARM!  Yep, don’t even ask me how this is going to work, but I just feel like it is really time to gets to growing some food.  So I created a non-profit organization and applied for some government farm land in Puerto Rico. And we were approved!  YAHOO!  For 80 acres!  Yep, so starting this fall, I will be working on organizing The Luquillo Farm Sanctuary, where we will not only be growing food, but creating awesome programs for children to teach them about the land.  Check out our new blog about the farm and subscribe!

Any who, I could go on as to why Im so excited about more stuff…but I don’t want to wear you out, so Ill stop here….for now. =)  I wanted to let you read this awesome testimony I got from one of the participants of the Release the Grease: Juice and Smoothie Cleanse.  Makes me feel good to hear from folks out there in cyber world, especially when I have made an impact…(yet another thing I am excited about!)  =)

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Good morning Skai,

I would like to say thank you so much!  I took your juicing challenge and I lost 10 pounds in seven days and I am so excited! I actually plan to continue it until September 5 to see how much weight I can lose.  I decided to take the challenge because I never had the chance to lose the baby weight.  I have three kids and after my first child I didn’t gain any weight, I returned to normal in a flash.  Now during my second pregnancy, I gained 50 extra pounds.  As I started losing the weight, I became pregnant with my third child and gained an additional 30 pounds.   I went from weighting 115lbs to 190lbs in the blink of an eye.  I have not been paying attention to my weight until recently when I was relocating and came across some old photos of myself.  My kids were amazed and said ‘mommy, what happened?”  My response was all three of you.  Well I decided that I will get up and do something about it!  I must say that I’m really glad that I did.  I will continue to incorporate juicing into my daily life by using it to replace two meals a day until I accomplish my goal.  Thank you for your motivating emails, words of encouragement, luv and support!  I really do appreciate it! I will keep you updated on my progress.

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There you have it.  The Universe rewards Action!

Love and Peace,

Skai Juice
THE CHEF

http://www.skaijuice.com


This was an amazing raw meal I made with Pumpkin seed nut pate, and a sunflower seed “cheeze” topping with fresh arugula and tomatoes served on a Collard wrap!

Check out the video here on how I made it all!

peace!