The Winner Is Announced!

The winner for our special sponsorship for the course “How to Make a Living in the Natural Health Movement” has been announced!

Drum rolls… it is:

Maria Lemonier

Who wrote:

I am a 56-year-old mom and wife, who has worked as a legal secretary for more than 25 years. I still have three teenagers at home, although two will be off to college soon and I will be left with the 14-year-old. I commute into New Orleans every day, an hour each way to work because I have to contribute to our family income.

I have been on a raw food/vegan/vegetarian journey for 18 years now. I have read all the books, done fasts, gone raw “cold turkey” but have not succeeded in fully embracing any plan because (I guess here come the “excuses”) I AM JUST TIRED! My life is so hectic that I barely have time to myself. I did manage in 2005, right before Hurricane Katrina blew our house into no man’s land, to get my 200-hour certification in Yoga, which is something I love, but can’t make a living teaching yoga.

I just need a break. I need freedom and I want to enjoy my last son’s time at home. I blinked and my kids were grown. I feel it’s been a very chaotic ride.

I would love to be able to stay home and make a living as you do. I am originally from the Dominican Republic and would love to spend some time visiting my mom, who is 76 and still alive.

I read a quote from a world class swimmer who attempted one more time after many years to swim from Florida to Cuba, Diana Nyad, who said, “What scares me is not how much time has past, but how little time is left.” You are still young enough that might not resonate as deeply, but when you are my age, it makes a huge impact.

I am passionate about healthy living. I have taught, amidst the craziness of my life, my children to follow a healthy way of living. And I know I have the passion to teach others. I just need guidance on how to do it.

Please consider me for your special sponsorship program.

Thank you.