This page is dedicated to some of the most beautiful ( inner & out) people on the planet. In addition to making a difference and paving the way, they are some of the most influential earthlings, which I affectionately refer to as “Lovelings“. I am honored to be interviewing them as they share their inspiring passion and purpose.
Shine as Light & Love,
Today’s Present, The Loveling…
Juno Cristi, Blogger, Artist, and Author of ” Drops of Petals”: Poems from the Heart
“Love is not just a word. It’s my world. It’s your world. It’s our world. Love is our true essence. Whether or not we understand it, whether or not we have faith in it, or need it, it is there. Love is always there. And even if we don’t believe in love, love believes in us. Love is all there is.”
Today’s Present, The Loveling…
Annette Larkins, author of Journey to Health & Journey to Health 2.
“She longs to see a healthier existence throughout the world. Life is worth living if one lives it well.”
“She is beautiful, and she is talented. And a choice she made over 30 years ago, unknowingly at the time, has resulted in a living, breathing, depiction of the fountain of youth. By looking at her photo, you may now make the assumption that this choice was made when she was a mere ten years old. However, get ready for a big surprise! As this gorgeous Loveling may seem only 40 something years old, and perhaps biologically she very well just may be. But read on, as this cultured goddess inspires to alter our lives for the better. Annette has made it very clear to anyone that is fortunate to listen, that her purpose is to help us understand how to take complete control of our most precious commodity…our health. She lives and breathes the example of how beauty begins from within. Along with the assistance of nature, she simply glows just as the organic edible flowers you may find in her salads. On and on she inspires us to be true to our essence. After you get a little “taste” of what Annette has to share, I trust your perception of your health could change dramatically. Annette’s inspiration comes from a simple sense of being “alive” much like the foods that she consumes from her magical garden. My only thought now is, ” can I please come over for dinner”?
Who is Annette Larkins?
The way that you pose the question compels me to answer in the third person. Annette is a person who strives to be the very best that she can be in order that she may live life optimally. She rises before the morning sun, desirous 0f meeting the day with an attitude and a smile that will promote a day of positive activity. It is not just for her that she seeks quality of life; it is her endeavor to inspire those with whom she comes in contact—be it via telephone, e-mail, or in person. She longs to see a healthier existence throughout the world. Life is worth living if one lives it well.
Can you give any advice to people who are new to the raw living and whole foods lifestyle? Where or how does one begin?
It is simple enough to start with one raw meal a day or even one a week or consider including as much raw food as possible on a daily basis. Actually, one should begin depending on one’s personally; what I mean by that is that people are different. Some can make abrupt changes, going cold turkey; while others need to be weaned. Each of us has to understand the category into which we fit and act accordingly. It is often wise to take small steps when transitioning from one way of life to another. If one moves too swiftly, it could sabotage one’s efforts. However one proceeds, it is necessary to psychologically prepare for the journey. Proper preparation is a good foundation for success.
What are your favorite foods to eat?
I eat according to mood, but some favorite foods are greens, like collards; I very much like sea vegetables, sprouts, nuts, and various fruits. To me the foods that I consume are foods of the gods!
You have such a beautiful garden filled with delicious live foods. What aspects of having that garden do you enjoy the most?
Well, I feel like I am in paradise when I walk into the house from my back yard, having picked the fruits of my labor.
Who inspires you?
All of the people who tell me how much I inspire them inspire me. They make me embrace, what seems to be my calling, and as long as they keep feeding me with inspiration, I shall reciprocate.
You have many gifts and talents. And when did you realize that sharing this particular gift of health was your purpose in life?
About twelve years ago, a series of events occurred that prompted me to write the first booklet, Journey to Health. Even then there was interest but on a smaller level than now.
You are an amazing example of the Hippocrates quote,” Let thy food be thy medicine.” Do you have a recipe for life?
Sure, Jules, my recipe for life is to keep our colons well cleansed, our bodies well fed, and take as much sun as we can without over exposure. Additionally, we must exercise our bodies as well as our minds; get enough rest; then stir well with a positive attitude—take a big slice and enjoy!
Your spirit glows as beautiful as your skin. Do you have a message that you would like to share with the world?
Yes. Smile and you will reap the dividends of the world smiling with you.
I’m smilin Annette! All the way into the kitchen to make my veggie juice! I toast to you and thank you for being born!
Links to Annette Larkins :
Facebook : Annette Larkins
On Tuesday May 8, 2012 Annette Larkins age 70 will appear on the CBS show ‘The Doctors” to talk about how she preserves her youth, energy and quality of life
Shine as Love & Light,
Today’s Present, The Loveling…
Pam Oaks. Author of The Nekkid Chef
“I have a strong belief in the goodness of those around me and trust in the Universe which makes everyday a magical experience.“
Born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. I graduated from Lansing Community College and received my Paramedics degreein 1982. I was the first female firefighter hired by the Lansing Fire Department in 1983. I became a social nudist in 1993, and AANR member since 1994 and spent many happy furloughs at Turtle Lake Resort in Union City, Michigan.Continue reading
Today’s Present, The Loveling …
Shawn Jason, Creator of ILYPIO.com
” LOVE… love your Self, love your neighbour, love All that is. I feel that when more of the world is living in the energy of love, (opposite of fear), there will be a transformation of humanity”
For the last few years Shawn has been fully committed to and active in creating events & projects for the greater good of all. His home base is in Ontario Canada. You may know him through The Love Crew or from the Lightworkers Of The World network which together have positively, directly touched the lives of at least 10’s of thousands of people around the world.
After learning and growing from organizing dozens of various sized events through these labels, some of which saw hundreds of warm souls attending and instigating over 100 other positive energy events to happen around the world, Shawn is expanding his reach through the new ILYPIO organization. Learn more @ http://ilypio.com
ILYPIO = I Love You Pass It On ❤
Who is Shawn Jason?
A creator, an instigator, a catalyst for change. A lover, a lightworker, a hippie some would say.
You appear to live an Organic lifestyle. Do you drink green smoothies? 🙂
Mmmmmmm green smoothies! Absolutely. I also love pink smoothies and purple smoothies too. Lol. I make all kinds of smoothies but the most common one I make is with strawberries, blueberries, an orange and a banana… and I like to add parsley too. Add a little almond milk and ice, blend it all together and wowee! Absolutely delicious candy from mother nature 🙂 Sometimes I blend in a little honey if the fruit is not the sweetest. I’ll often add other things like hulled hemp seeds or protein powder or ground flax seeds, etc. for some extra goodness.
Sounds scrumptious! Please tell us, what inspired you to create ILYPIO.com, and can you share with us the vision of this company?
I wanted a short, easy to remember name that carries a powerful message. Since ILYPIO is an acronym for “I Love You Pass It On” and is only 6 letters long, ILYPIO qualifies quite well 🙂 It is through this conscious organization, brand and label that we will be touching the world in many positive ways.
My vision for ILYPIO has many layers, but the primary vision is to build a family of conscious business ventures that are in tune with the earths new energies of love, kindness & compassion. We all know so many things are changing, there is no doubt, and things are also changing in the ways we conduct business and trade. ILYPIO is about testing and exploring and inspiring new ways of working, living and playing together in harmony with each other and the earth. ILYPIO is about positive creation and expression and is focused on helping people follow their bliss.
Your brilliance shines through the creation of ILYPIO.com. Yet I want to ask you if you like to write, draw or paint as well?
Thanks Jules. I dream big and love to create… and since I have always been a believer that ANYTHING is possible, I have been focused on growing something large and unique. I do very much love to write, paint and draw too though and it is something I have just started getting back into again after a long time away from creating in that way. I was very focused on creating in a business sense for many years, but as my own heart continues to open more and more I find myself feeling nudged to create again using inks & paints & imagination. So far I have been giving away everything I draw and paint to family and friends but the next couple or few pieces I make will be contributed to ILYPIO to put in the online store. http://store.ilypio.com
The 101 voices of love project is genius!! What is your hope regarding this conception and please share with us how more people can get involved?
Glad to hear you love it too 🙂 There are 2 primary intentions that inspired this particular project. One is to provide people an inexpensive way to express themselves and have their voice heard AND become a published author. The other is to cause more ripples of love energy to spread around the world by sprinkling 10,000 or more copies of this collective book creation around the world for free.
Anyone with some inspiring & uplifting words of wisdom & love they wish to share with the world is invited to secure a page in this book by making a financial contribution to this project. It is these contributions pooled together that are allowing us to print 10,000 copies of this book to give away for free! A little bit from a lot of people can do really big things… bigger than most of us can do individually. This project is a great example of the power of people uniting and I hope it inspires more people to see the abilities we have when we truly work together as one. Explore this book project further @ http://ilypio.com/101-voices-of-love/
You are such an inspirational example in terms of attracting the pureness of Love. Can you share with us what you fear? And how to do over come those fears?
What do I fear? That’s a good question. There is very little that I fear these days, but I do still have a fear of public speaking that I have not yet been able to understand. I tend to get super nervous when put in the spotlight even though I have so much I wish to share. In the last handful of years I have organized and hosted dozens of events but never place myself in front of the groups to speak.
However, as with all fears, it is wise to look at them head on and embrace them in order to transform them into more constructive forms of energy. So I have been accepting interview requests finally after declining a few dozen requests over the last few years. I have just recently started accepting requests and doing interviews and of course that fear has been lessening each time I do it. Want to help me with this fear? Interview me 🙂 Let’s connect:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sounds like you are stepping into your power and slaying the dragon, I like it!!! Do you have a message that you would like to share with the world?
My message to the world? LOVE… love your Self, love your neighbour, love All that is. I feel that when more of the world is living in the energy of love, (opposite of fear), there will be a transformation of humanity. When the world is more in the energy of giving, sharing, kindess & compassion we will evolve into a world that does not see wars, violence, disease, starvation etc. I feel that time is arriving right now. There is enough of everything for everyone, but so long as we are in a state of fear based thinking, ego and greed will continue to rule this planet.
Wonderfully, as I see it, this is rapidly changing! Yay!!! For real, humanity is awakening from the deep sleep we have been in for so long. Love energy is consuming the globe faster and faster and more and more people are waking up and stepping up to BE the change & CREATE the change we wish to see in the world. The world is rapidly changing based on our collective beliefs and focus so I encourage people to choose to stay in the light and create in ways that are good for people and good for the world in general.
I have created special social collaboration website for those involved with any of the ILYPIO Teams or Projects. All warm souls are welcome to come be a part of this unique creation we are calling ILYPIO 🙂 http://ilypio.org
Thank you Shawn! I LOVE YOU PASS IT ON! These valuable words you shared with us today speak volumes.
Links to Shawn Jason :
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Shine as Light & Love,
I am both honored and excited to introduce my very first Loveling! Her name is Lisa Custer. She is the creator and owner of one of the most influential web sites in the Tampa Bay area. She’s savvy, she’s smart and she is absolutely beautiful, inside and out! When you first meet her, you may ask yourself, “who is this cute little Calvin Klein model”? However, she is not to be underestimated. She’s the power force behind the GoingGreenTampa.com, and her passion for her purpose is fierce. Yet soft and humble, Lisa is also one of the kindest people I have ever been blessed to know. And when you get the chance to know Lisa, it will become very easy for you to understand why I call her my G.G.A., which stands for Guardian Green Angel. Her heart exudes the essence as Mother Earth herself. Thank you Lisa! ❤
Who is Lisa Custer?
It’s funny how we have to think before answering questions about ourselves! I am a concerned American who believes every one of us can make a difference (and that we all should). I am an entrepreneur, I am caring, I am respectful of others, I am respectful of our environment. I am a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter.
I was new to being a stay-at-home-mom and happened to be reading a book about living richly. The author said that if you truly want to be rich (not just money, but all around) then you should start your own business. Find what you are passionate about and figure out a way to make a living at it. At the time, I was looking for eco-friendly companies in the Tampa area. I wanted to buy reusable diapers, toiletries that didn’t have nasty chemicals in them and care for my garden without dumping fertilizer on it. I started putting a list together and decided to put them into a website.
What is your vision for the future of GoingGreenTampa.com and why is it so important that we all become more environmentally aware?
I have recently gotten a business partner, Tara LaSalla. We are in the process of launching a new site that will be national. We hope to create a place where people can find out what is going on in their own community as far as eco-friendly businesses, events and ideas. It’s important we are more aware, especially in Florida. We have a delicate eco-system and a responsibility to protect it. We have wonderful wildlife, beautiful beaches and our wetlands are amazing! We owe it to our ancestors as well as our children to make sure there is not garbage, plastic bags or chemicals throughout them.
Congratulations Lisa! You and GGT were recently honored at the Earth Charter Awards. Can you tell us how that makes you feel?
It’s great that the Earth Charter recognizes sustainable businesses and to be included with companies that have anywhere from 15 – over 100 employees was amazing! It just goes to show you that you can be one person, working from your at-home computer and still make a difference!
Do you have a message you would like to share with the world?
I guess that would just be to encourage people to try to make a difference and help our environment. You can start a local recycling initiative, choose to frequent local and sustainable businesses, grow your own food, think of the impact you are leaving for other generations. If one person starts in their neighborhood or workplace, they will encourage and educate others. It will be a domino effect for the better.
NIce article, Jules. And a great BIG congratulations to Lisa!
Thank you Cheryl 🙂