Travelling As A Post-Gerson Person: Moments From Melbourne
As most of you know, I recently clocked up two years of Gerson Therapy, and after spending the past two years basically house bound chained to my juicer and enema bucket, I wanted to celebrate my new-found semi-freedom in style. It just so happened that my two-year mark coincided with The Warwick Foundation’s annual High Heel Race in Melbourne. To show my support for this amazing charity (for which I am a very proud ambassador) and take advantage of hanging out in Melbourne for a few days, my boyfriend Tallon and I escaped down that way for a few days. Here are some of the scenes from our time away.
THE BIG RACE
This is me with Samantha Lehmann (on the right), who is the founder of The Warwick Foundation, and CeeCee LaMore (on the left), who is one of The Manly Sisters and a fellow ambassador for the Foundation. We had the tough gig of judging the fashions on the field event.
Firstly, thank you so much to everyone who sponsored me to run. I came second out of the girls! Tallon actually won the race, running 100 meters in super high heels (his were higher than mine!). However, he was disqualified for losing a heel half way down the track and was robbed of the title and glory. Next year we are going in with a game plan, and he is going to duct tape his heels to his feet like the default winner did. Our disappointment was short lived though because we won second prize in the raffle and scored a heap of beautiful new bedding. Our bed now feels like sleeping between clouds!
THE FOOD PARTY
We ate a place called Yong Green Food on Brunswick Street, Fitzroy every day that we were in Melbourne. This place is amazing! It dishes up the most amazing organic, raw, vegan food ever. We ordered drinks, starters, mains, and desserts and now I have almost eaten everything on the menu. Stand outs include the raw lasagne, Vietnamese coleslaw, quinoa patties, nutty burger, lentil hot pot, nori rolls, raw fudge and the blueberry cashew cheesecake.
BUMPING INTO IAN GAWLER
We were just sitting down to our desserts at Yong’s one night when Ian Gawler walked through the door with his wife, Ruth, and sat at the table next to us. As you can tell by my dopey adoring expression in the photo above, I was a bit star stuck! I’ve been to his retreat, but he wasn’t there at the time, so it was so cool to finally meet him in person. It was also cool to hear his voice in person after hearing it on my meditation CD so many times. This man is amazing, and if you haven’t heard his story I recommend that you get onto it. He naturally healed from stage 4 bone cancer, and credits most of his recovery to meditation. His story inspired me so much when I was first diagnosed, and it continues to do so today.
THE FARM TOUR
I had been wanting to visit Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary ever since I first sponsored some of their animals at the end of 2010. I finally had the chance during this trip to Melbourne, and it was probably the highlight of the time away. We had a tour of the farm and were able to meet and mingle with all of the animals, and feed them treats. Kyle, who works at Edgar’s, knew every animal (there are over 250) by name and each of them would respond to him when called. They all have their own cool personalities, awesome stories about how they came to live at Edgar’s and they are so intelligent – especially the pigs! The pig in the very top picture is Lily, and she was actually one of the pigs who played Wilbur in the movie Charlotte’s Web. Lily is a factory farm bred pig, so she is way bigger than a naturally bred pig. Factory farm pigs are bred to grow really big really fast in order to produce more meat. However the heart-breaking side to this is that these pigs grow so big that eventually they aren’t able to move around and their organs cannot support them. This was the case with Edgar the pig (also in Charlotte’s Web and the first pig to be rescued by Edgar’s Mission – hence the name), who grew so big that he past away just after his seventh birthday. My sponsor pigs Eliza and Emma (Eliza is pictured in the bottom pictures) were so cool. I got to go into their barn and wake them up from their nap among the hay. Pigs are so clever, and are really similar to dogs. It makes me so happy to know that there is a place like Edgar’s where these wonderful animals can actually live the happy lives they deserve.
So that’s it. That was my whirlwind trip away. It went so fast, but it was totally worth it. Even though I still had to take my juicer with me, this was the first time in ages that I felt like a regular person again. Now that I’m home, I’m relishing in my routine again and really enjoying getting back to my Gerson ways.
If you would like to read more about how I travel as a Gerson Person, check out this post about my trip to Byron Bay.
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