No rigid rules, labels or dogmas.... just REAL food, for your body, mind & soul!
Hello My Loves....
Can you believe we're standing at the door of 2016? Those of you who've known me, get it that I love me some FRESH-start action!! Anybody else REALLY ready to launch off into the new year that's chocked full of promise & possibilities?!
Today I'm looking for some feedback from my peeps.
As many of you may or may not know, I was VERY involved in creating health & wellness programs/initiatives here at Raw Food Rehab, (which will officially become Real Food Rehab in 2016) since 2009.
In the process of that, I created a TON of digital content, which included over 25 eBooks. I honestly can't believe that looking back, but it happened. It was a seriously good (manic) time of creation and good eats!
So..... as I write today, I'm selfishly considering creating a new compilation eBook, just in time to help us get 2016 off to THE BEST START EVER.
This would be a "Best Of" collection - a place for all the top recipes to be in one place. Juices, smoothies, soups, salads, entrees, desserts, (all plant-based, including cooked & raw, because that's the way I roll), along with a heapin' helpin' of Penni-inspiration & learned wisdom to help you get back on track if you've lost your way or are just looking for a shot in the arm of real food goodness slathered in sooooo much love.
I am currently creating PENNISHELTON.COM, which will become my main web presence and it will link to our Real Food Rehab community.
I've learned SO MUCH over the past decade and I've gone through a significant personal metamorphosis in the process. I'm pretty sure that process will never be complete, so I'm just enjoying the ride! My heart's desire is to focus my energy on what I believe to be my true calling and gifting: personal development, empowerment & transformation. I'm super stoked about new program creation and serving one-on-one empowerment coaching clients in 2016 (more details on that to come).
BUT before I get too far ahead of myself, I'm feeling it would be of great benefit to create ONE "go-to" book/manual showcasing some of the most elevated eats that can support us on our journey of being our best, highest selves, but that don't have us spending ridiculous amounts of time in our kitchen. I am certain we have more important things we could be doing with our time.
Before I do this, I want to hear your thoughts, ideas, interest, etc. Is this something you'd be interested in? I'd also be super interested to know what your diet is like now, what it includes, excludes, and how you'd like to shift that, if you do. Seriously - I'm all ears (and eyeballs)......
Love you very much & I'm wishing you the very best as we are rapidly approaching 2016!
xoxo - Penni
Love your new website's "about me" page. It is sooooooo you. I love the direction you're taking and I think you are ready for wherever your heart desires to take you. A new inclusive recipe book sounds like a good idea to me, although eating raw was never right for me. I was hungry all the time and more often gained than lost weight when I tried to eat that way. I'm interested in real food and not much time in the kitchen. Also I count fish, chicken and and some animal protein as real food, too. I look forward to seeing what all you come up with in 2016. I hope it includes a lot of videos like you used to do. You are so beautiful, authentic and charming that I always looked forward to those videos and have missed them. You ARE inspiring just in your presence alone. Maybe you were born that way. Best wishes whatever you do--I am one of your many fans!
Hi, Penni. I'm excited that you're offering this resource. I've been on a clean food kick for about six years now. My blood and stool tests this past summer indicated that I'm certainly on the right track. A couple of things that I'm working on incorporating regularly is ground flax and omega-3's. I also am taking a probiotic and magnesium supplements to help balance my health. I also enjoy making raw foods so if you have any ideas on how to make that fun, I'm all for that. Thank you for inquiring and for offering this e-book.
Lynne! This is EXACTLY the kind of feedback I'm looking for! I deeply appreciate you taking the time to share, as it helps me so much. I no longer believe that eating a totally raw food diet is sustainable for most people, including myself. I got over any self-imposed feeling of guilt when I freed myself from rigid rules, labels & dietary dogmas. Life it TOO short! I truly believe people need to choose the path that is right for them - and I know that diet changes and evolves, as we do.
And yes - I will begin making videos again very soon! My last week on my full-time job is this week, so a whole new world opens up, which I am so happy about. I don't know if you're on Periscope (it's a smart phone app & it's created by the people at Twitter), but I make impromptu videos there on a regular basis right now. If you download it, add me - just search for PenniShelton.
Thanks for still being here and again, for your input and encouragement. So much love to you!
Love your new website's "about me" page. It is sooooooo you......
Simple and quick meals for busy lifestyles. Honest truth is most of the times this is where I fail. I run my own business. Have my own children and a foster daughter in my home that require many meetings and therapy sessions. I'm always on the go and have little time for cooking or preparing meals. Crock pot meals that can be prepped and left for the day would also be great. Mostly I need quick and simple not fancy.
Thanks for your response, Tina! I'm ALL about the Clean Eats and it sounds like you're making some wonderful improvements to your health with the smart additions to your diet. I do have lots of ideas on how adding raw food is fun, and if you're new here you might check out my Foodie Friday Collection - I used to make a food prep videos almost every Friday, until I wore myself out... LOL!
Thank you for your support on my idea on this eBook creation. It's incubating right now, but I'm feeling the love.
xoxo - Penni
Tina Slaughter said:
Hi, Penni. I'm excited that you're offering this resource. I've been on a clean food kick for about six years now.....
I hear you, Cindy! This is where so many of us are. We just don't have time for meal prep to be our full-time job. Your sharing and feedback is super helpful. Thanks so much for taking the time to do so. Love!!!!
Cindy Burningham said:
Simple and quick meals for busy lifestyles. Honest truth is most of the times this is where I fail. ......
BIG Virtual Hug, Karen!! Your message has me smiling big. Thank you for still being here and for taking the time to leave your encouraging words. So much love to you!!!!
Karen Nettles said:
You are a beautiful inspiration to all. In every way. What a terrific idea of putting your best ideas together in one book. I can hardly wait to get it in my hands.
Thank you for being a joy and full of kindness and generosity.
I'm in :)
I like the idea of healthy recipes that require less preparation time. I'm always looking for this. I would like to see recipes that are kid friendly too. If not that, then plant-based recipes that are likely to appeal to the meat eaters in the house. My son hates the idea of eating animals, but doesn't like much foods that don't contain meat. Some that are budget friendly too. I'm just throwing out some different ideas here.
I don't eat much, if any, meat when my son isn't here, but when he is here, my diet is less healthy. I can't find a good balance, because I am on a fixed income. So, my diet is healthy half the time!
Thanks for all the effort you put into making lives healthier!
Hi Penni, I've been away from this site for a while and really did lose my way in the past few months. I'm glad for the changes as I really want to get back to eating better for my health which really needs some improvement.
Honestly, living in Canada especially in winter the raw food thing just didn't work for me. Therefore I'm glad to see some cooked foods being included in great suggestions and recipes. The other issue I had was availability of certain exotic "California" type foods found only in southern climates. (I've never even seen a cherimoya much less laid my hands on one. Ditto for fresh dates and passion fruit. I love the videos you did and hope you do more. Your presence here is encouraging and I'm really looking forward to where your website is going. I will be checking in often. Thanks!