Dear Tonya (and research assistant Kelli), this is an email responding to your March 2012 newsletter. Mostly the “What you need to learn from people you disagree with” section. I think it’s interesting that you say that a “raw food lifestyle makes you deeply aware that you get what you send out”. I have been trying to eat as much raw foods as I can, and the more I do the more I’m aware of my own actions. I still feel the need to every once and a while indulge in the warmth of a cooked meal with meat especially when it’s cold and blustery out lol . That being said I really appreciate hearing that words only carry a hurtful meaning if you yourself allow them to. I’ve been experiencing a lot of negativity lately from outside sources and instead of being hurt, I’ve turned them into learning tools. To hear someone else confirm my recent discoveries is uplifting. I don’t know if I will ever be able to completely shut out meat and cooked foods but cutting out nighttime meals and eating mostly raw is certainly do-able for me! Thank you for your kind spirit and informative ideas. I will continue to put out only what I want to receive in return!
Submitted on: March 7th, 2012