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Main Courses – Raw Sushi, Avocado Wasabi & Dipping Sauce

Raw Cauliflower Sushi with Avocado Wasabi & Ginger Dipping Sauce:

Dipping Sauce.

Ginger
Garlic
5x Dates
100ml Coconut Water
1x Small carrot
Lemon

Wasabi.

1x Avocado
Lemon
Garlic
80ml Coconut Water
5g Green chilli

Sushi.

250g Cauliflower
Lemon
Cucumber or veg of Choice
Seaweed Sheets

The Raw Vegan Chef:

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Events – Cheltenham Vegan Fair

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Welcome to Cheltenham Vegan Fair

Our next vegan fair will be at Cheltenham Town Hall, on Saturday the 26th August 2017!!

Cheltenham Vegan Fair is back, bigger and brighter than ever! With hot and cold food, ethical clothing, charities, talks, a kids’ area, and more cake than you can shake a stick at! Come see what veganism is all about! All welcome. With support from Dean Farm Trust.

Tickets: £3.00 on the door; Under 16s: Free

For more info please visit the Cheltenham Vegan Fair here.

All profit goes towards Dean Farm Trust, an amazing animal sanctuary in the Forest Of Dean.

 

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My Perspective – Floatation Tank Information

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Introduction Floatation Therapy:

Floatation therapy is a treatment using sensory deprivation within a floatation tank or float room. Years of well documented tests show that floatation tank therapy not only has an immediate effect on pain relief and elimination of stress, it also promotes ‘whole-brain’ thinking. Many athletes, writers and artists have experienced enormous benefits from floatation therapy utilising floatation tanks.

Perfect Relaxation is achieved in the silent warmth of the tank. Ideal for easing aches and pains or to aid in recovery from more serious injury, eg frozen shoulder, stiff neck, rugby and football injuries.

The tank is filled with warm water containing a high concentration of Epsom Salts. This means that you float and are completely supported by the water allowing every part of the body to relax, blood pressure to lower and lymphatic flow to increase. Stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline are reduced.

The tank is about the size of a double bed and has a high ceiling so you do not feel ‘closed in’. There are underwater lights if you prefer not to float in complete darkness. The float room is completely private and towels are  provided.

Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy or Sensory Deprivation is the underlying principle of floatation. The tank restricts the effects of gravity, touch, temperature, sight and sound. Freed from all external stimuli on the nervous system and sense organs, the body and mind enter a perfectly balanced state.

A Spiritual Experience:

When floaters enter the chamber, they soon leave an awareness of their bodies behind. Floaters can quickly move into a calming, meditative state, which becomes the perfect springboard for a deeper spiritual experience. Like meditation, a floating session can enhance a sense of connection to the larger world outside.

Because the water’s temperature matches that of the skin, and due to the body’s weightlessness in the tank, floaters quickly lose their sense of physical boundaries. This physical detachment opens up a world of spiritual possibility.

The deeply restorative experience also leaves floaters open to ongoing spiritual and emotional wellness after their session has ended. Think of floating like a restful night’s sleep. When you wake fully rested and energized, you’re far less likely to be irritable throughout the day, more likely to listen to others, and more likely to be sensitive to your own physical needs. All of these things come together to create a more emotionally and spiritually healthy life.

Floating offers the experience of restful sleep, multiplied. Many floaters report entering a state of mental blankness when in the tank. This gives the mind, which works creatively even when we sleep, a much-needed chance to rest. This sort of down time is essential to mental wellness. Without a break from the ongoing stress of daily life, the constant swarm of thoughts our minds produce, we wear down. After a session, many floaters feel mentally, as well as physically, rested.

It’s when we are at our most peaceful and relaxed that we are most open to spiritual awakenings. Time spent in a floatation chamber is the perfect opportunity to quiet our minds, reconnect with our inner self. Mindfulness is more than a time to recharge. It’s an opportunity to hear our inner voice sing.

  • One off floatation £40 per hour
  • One off floatation for a couple £45 per hour

New clients only

Book 3 1 hour floatation sessions £75 (payment made with first float)

We recommend having at least three floats one week apart to fully experience the benefits of floatation therapy.

For people who want to float on a regular basis why not become a float member

  • 4 hours of floatation per month £95
  • 2 hours of floatation per month £55
  • 1 hour of floatation per month £35

Payment must be made by standing order each month

No need to bring anything – towels are provided. Please remove make up

 

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Recipes/Videos – Raw Organic Sweetcorn & Vanilla Milk

Ben Glassonbury Life Coach & Raw Vegan Chef:

Ingredients:

600ml Raw Coconut Water
3 Half Sweetcorn Cobs
1/3 Vanilla Pod

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My Perspective – Approaching Life with Beginner’s Mind

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Beginners Mind:

A lot of our troubles could be solved by one simple practice.

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.

And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner’s mind.

I’m stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism’s shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki’s Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind, and I’ve written about it numerous times. But it’s more fundamental than most people realise.

It’s not just something you practice when you’re learning something — though dropping the “expert’s mind” and seeing the learning as a beginner is an important practice in learning. It’s something you can practice every single moment of the day (if you can remember to do so).

What is beginner’s mind? It’s dropping our expectations and preconceived ideas about something and seeing things with an open mind, fresh eyes, just like a beginner. If you’ve ever learned something new, you can…

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My Perspective – You Tube Channel Intro A Spiritual Community

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My Perspective – Heres Why Eating Fish Is Killing Our Oceans

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Heres Why Eating Fish Is Killing Our Oceans:

The oceans are under siege. With pollution, climate change, and overfishing, we’re killing our oceans at an alarming rate. But overfishing is one of the biggest culprits, depleting our oceans of various species on a daily basis. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, about 32 percent of the world’s fish stocks are being exploited beyond sustainability. That’s right: Almost one-third of all the ocean’s fisheries are being overfished.

What’s scarier? In the Black and Mediterranean seas, about 59 percent of stocks are fished at unsustainable levels. Between 1970 and 2012, the number of fish and other aquatic animals dropped 49 percent primarily due to overfishing, according to a report from the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoological Society of London.

Strains on fish species also affect other marine animals searching for food. Whales, dolphins, and sharks, along with other larger fish, sometimes get caught in fishing gear. In fact, 71 whales were caught in fishing gear on the West Coast last year. Sadly, incidents like these are on the rise.

Kristen Monsell, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity, told NPR what it’s like when a whale becomes entangled in a giant fishing net:

Sometimes it can drown the whale immediately, or it can happen over weeks because they get so tired. They eventually die of exhaustion. If the gear is in their mouths, it impedes their ability to feed. It can amputate their tails or other parts of the body. And for younger whales, the gear may wrap around them, but the whale keeps growing and it cuts into their flesh.

Getting tangled in fishing nets is not the only threat to marine animals. As tuna populations decrease, more sharks are caught on longlines. Longlines, which can hold up to 1,200 hooks, catch a shark one out of every five catches. Each year, about 50 million sharks are killed as bycatch. This threat to some of the ocean’s most important creatures is creating waves. In fact, the U.S. added overfishing protections to six species of shark.

Scientists now warn that our oceans could be empty of fish by 2048. If you think farming fish is the answer, think again. Many fish raised in factory farms suffer from severe depression, often floating lifelessly in their filthy, crowded tanks. And like their wild counterparts, fish in factory farms suffer cruel fates. A Mercy For Animals investigation found fish flailing around hopelessly as they tried to avoid being skinned alive.

The truth? The most recent science shows that fish feel pain. In an interview with MFA, Dr Jonathan Balcombe, animal expert and author of What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins, stated:

There are many scientific studies that demonstrate fish pain. For example, zebrafishes are willing to pay a cost to get pain relief. When a painkiller was dissolved in a barren, unpreferred chamber of their tank, fishes injected with a dose of painful acetic acid chose to swim there, but fishes injected with a benign solution stayed in the preferred section of the tank.

We can do something to stop the abuse of fish and depletion of our oceans. By adopting a vegan diet, we can stop contributing to all fishing industry ills: pollution, climate change, and overfishing.

 

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Nutrition/Videos – Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead Full Documentary

Fat Sick & Nearly Dead:

100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well— with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn’t far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health.

With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long- term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body’s ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle.

While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it’s at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers from the same rare condition. Phil Staples is morbidly obese weighing in at 429 lbs; a cheeseburger away from a heart-attack. As Joe is recovering his health, Phil begins his own epic journey to get well.

What emerges is nothing short of amazing — an inspiring tale of healing and human connection. Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different worlds who each realise that the only person who can save them is themselves.

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead Full Documentary

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Videos – Food Inc Full Documentary

Food Inc:

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on the food industry, exposing the highly mechanised underbelly that’s been hidden from the consumer with the consent of government’s regulatory agencies. Food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of farmers, the safety of workers and our own environment.

We have bigger breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of e Coli the harmful bacteria that, in the USA, cause illness for an estimated 73,000 people annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan The Omnivore’s Dilemma along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms’ Joe Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising and often shocking truths about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become and where we are going from here.

Food Inc Full Documentary

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