Please describe your current diet (e.g. 811RV, Fruitarian, LFRV, raw vegan, vegan, vegetarian, transitioning from SAD), how stable it is, and how long you have been eating this way.
Vegan. High raw. transitioning to RV811 or a similar variant.
Went seriously down the path of high raw about three and a half years ago. The transition to vegan started many years ago, first refraining from red meet about 10 years ago , then poultry about seven years ago. Seafood was a back and forth dealy and until recently, I was not 100% vegan. I fluctuated between "high vegan" and vegetarian. June 2012 VegFest in Madison WI facilitated my transition to 100 percent vegan--overnight! Although this was a small change if you looked at my already raw....predominantly vegan kitchen, it was a HUGE change internally. I may calibrate my diet from the health standpoint, but it is strictly vegan from the ethical standpoint!
Please describe the type and level of physical exercise that you follow.
I walk for several hours a week--quite often several hours a day. I go to the gym for bodypump classes and other strength training and cardio exercise. This is an area in my life that I am working to introduce more consistency and fun!
Wake up in a glorious lucid dream. Start with health and take it into spirituality and bliss. Help others achieve this state of being and I live it myself.
Are you coming to the festival with your family/partner/kids?
2012 is the first year I will be attending...and I have a feeling that I will be returning.
What are your hopes and expectations about this festival? What do you anticipate the most?
Deep connections with like-minded people. I anticipate an outright immersive experience. A few years back when I was new on the raw journey I had a deeply vivid, almost lucid dream of being at a raw festival with the hustle and bustle of happy people, incredible food, and lively music. It was absolutely magical. Is my dream coming true?
My favorite quote is...
"Hello. My name is Sonya and I grew up and currently reside in Wisconsin. I don't eat cheese and I don't drink beer....nor do I watch football. There is absolutely nothing wrong with me. Thanks for listening."