I am so excited you have have found this blog, it’s is going to be an excellent space vibrant with great energy to inspire you on a healthy path to wellness and inform you of the amazing events happening right around campus!
I hope everyone can feel the amazing energy and excitement i’m feeling just by reading my words! I am just getting back from Yoga Fest where I sat as a Q&A panel member for the amazing documentary, Forks over Knives.
The showroom was packed with 100 plus people all filled with questions about adapting a plant based diet into their lifestyle. Something amazing happened during the questioning, this one women stood up and broke out in tears, the prompt handed her the mike and she began to speak, “You mean to tell me if I want to be healthy, I have to give up all the things I love and was raised on…meat,eggs, milk, CHEESE?!!!”
My fellow panel members and I were a bit taken by surprise, this had to be approached gently, I took to the microphone and replied.
“A journey to a plant based diet is a long beautiful journey, the things you love don’t all go away overnight, in fact they never go away, their just replaced with new loves.During the transition these foods are crowded out with more sustainable ones. It’s not that you will have to deny your body of the foods you crave, once you embark on a plant based diet the consciousness is heightened, the body no longer desires these types of food. How’s this for inspiration… every time you pick up a fork with plant based food on the end, not only are you nourishing yourself, you nourish the environment- it takes about 80% more water, land and fossil fuel to produce animal product. Your nourishing your fellow man- with the amount of grain it takes to just fatten a cow we could solve the issues of world hunger! That to me is reason enough to vote with my fork over the knives that slaughter and ultimately kill our environment, our bodies and our fellow man”
The woman came up to me as I was leaving the theater and said to me “I’m ready to begin my journey!”
Interested in embarking on your own journey? The screening of Forks Over Knives is coming to Georgian Court, Tuesday October 4 at 6pm in the Little Theater, please call or email Sachiko for your free e-ticket.
Sarah Jane Lockenmeyer is a holistic health coach currently practicing in Monmouth and Ocean County. She uses a mind, body, soul approach to both educate on proper nutrition and repair the relationship with foods. She believes in a primarily whole foods, plant based diet along with nourishing the spirit. Sarah Jane received her certification from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, NYC and is currently enrolled in the Holistic Health program at Georgian Court University.