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Introducing Dawn Selene
Reader of the Month

I am delighted to be featuring one of my favourite readers -- the courageous, witty, talented, and gorgeous, Dawn Selene as my February Reader Of The Month. I adore this lovely lady! 

I first came in contact with Dawn when she posted many lovely comments on the blog and facebook page sharing her feedback about the recipes, her personal experiences, and her fabulous natural toothpaste, mouthwash, hand sanitizer, and laundry soap recipes, which she has graciously allowed me to share with you over the next few weeks.  

After exchanging several emails, I fell in love with her natural down-to-earth energy, spirit of fun and enthusiasm, and passion for her Vitamix. But, what was most appealing to me was her raw honesty about her life. I always respond to people that are present and full, no matter what their experiences, and Dawn is committed to a conscious and mindful way of moving through the world and it is inspiring.

I am constantly touched by her love for Chris, and was so thrilled when they opened their lives to the Body Ecology Diet and pH Miracle. I look forward to getting updates about how their health is improving with the power of whole foods and alkalinity, and, of course, their Vitamix.

Check out Dawn's Selene and her "Misadventures of a Crafty Woman" for all kinds of fabulous DIY ideas like: homemade garlic supplements, homemade natural sunscreen, homemade hand sanitizer, homemade mouthwash, homemade toothpaste, natural lip balm, and homemade vanilla extract. I can't wait to see what she shares next! 

Thanks for sharing your story this month Dawn, and for sharing your amazing natural skin care recipes and other ideas. 

I adore you...

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Reader of the Month Dawn Selene

I am an artist. I am happiest when I am creating...anything...art, food, crafts. I also value knowing what's in the things that I use on and in my body. So I began making our laundry detergent, dish soap, wool dryer balls, lip balm, skin moisturizer and, of course, meals.

I value “real” food. I believe that food is healthcare and medicine is sickcare, and we seem to have found ourselves living in a world that values quantity over quality. But there does seem to be a change in the consciousness about food. Enough people are making connections between processed food and illness, illness of the body and of the mind.

In the spring of 2007, my mother passed away from cancer and then my father followed shortly after from a broken heart. My mothers passing was difficult but expected, so as broken-hearted as I was, I was dealing with it. My fathers death was so sudden and so soon after, that I went into a state of shock. I stopped taking care of myself properly, stopped eating properly, and struggled to just exist day to day.

About 8 months later, I stumbled upon a career that I didn't realize I had been preparing for. I was hired as a web designer. Shortly thereafter, I met my soul mate. My world began to fall back into place and everything began to make sense again. But it took some time for me to put into practice all I knew to be true about eating and food and how to nourish the body as well as the soul.

This was kicked into high gear when we found out that my significant other has Polycythemia Vera. A rare blood disorder there is no cure for.

I started doing all of my food research again. And we decided it was time to invest in a Vitamix. My boyfriend's response to the cost was something along the lines of “how much for a blender?!” It didn't take him long to understand how invaluable these little machines truly are, and now his favorite thing to say is “it's not a blender, it's a lifestyle” and “you gotta check out the (fill in the blank) that she made!”

I grew up eating “health food.” My parents were hippies, and played around with vegetarian eating, and my best friend's parents were both nutritionists. I was always surrounded by healthy food, so eating well feels very natural for me.

My idea of healthy eating is always evolving. I began incorporating the Body Ecology Diet and The pH Miracle into our lives last year. It was invigorating. I've since fallen off the wagon, but I see it on the horizon. Knowing how good it makes me feel makes me want it again.

My Vitamix blender has become my ally. I love all of the things I can make, and I love knowing what's in my food. I love making my own nut milk, nothing in a box for me anymore. And our morning green smoothie is such a great way to start the day. Soups, sauces, dressings, I can even mill my own flour... the uses for a Vitamix are endless. You can even make soft pretzels!

We're stilling learning and evolving together. Everyday is an adventure!

Peace!
Dawn Selene

Thank you for your kind words! You’re such an inspiration to us all! And thank you for being such a wonderful resource!

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ThankYOU for all of your kind words, and loyal support and encouragement. Everything I said about you was true. You are just FABULOUS…

Thank you for sharing your story with us all, Dawn.  I am also a lover of the Vitamix and know of its many benefits and charms in ones life.  Look forward to checking out your blog more.  :)

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Thanks Kibby! It looks like you have some pretty great recipes and info on your blog. I look forward to reading your blog!

Dawn, Kibby and her recipes are AMAZING. You will LOVE them,

I’m excited to check them out!

Kibby, you would LOVE Dawn and her natural body care and cleaning recipes. Thanks for supporting her.

This is wonderful. I read her blog and fell in love. Lost my mom at a young age and it has taken 10 years to get back to healthy, mentally and physically. She is so strong. Proud to follow her!

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Thank you so much, Megan! It does indeed take a long time to make sense of a world without a parent or parents. The bond with a parent is truly unique and special.

I count my blessings, I had the opportunity to become friends with my parents as an adult.  You are quite strong yourself.

And another great blog to read! YAY! I look forward to getting to know you through your words and pictures!

Thanks for you lovely words Megan. So happy to be aware of your gorgeous creations now.

I really love this Ionizer. It is affordable and works great. Easy to set up. The company is great to. Whenever I have a question, I just call and a real person answers! Since my son has been home from college he has been drinking the water like crazy. Honestly, I have never seen him drink so much water before in his life. The water is so good for you and for the price, everyone should have one in their home.

Yes, thanks for advertising your water machine. I have one and it is amazing.

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