The food we love makes us feel like crap. The Western Diet that is so prevalent in America makes us sick, and it’s because the so-called food we eat isn't really food, but food-like substance that lacks the true nutritional value of whole food. But changing our eating habits is hard, especially when the word "diet" implies a short-term program designed solely for the instant gratification of losing weight. In this two-hour workshop, learn how author Janna Marlies Maron has been treating both depression and multiple sclerosis with food, how to think about "diet" as a long-term plan for a healthy lifestyle, and how to gradually make changes by finding substitutes for the food you love.
Saturday, October 25, 1-3 p.m.
*Sign up for both Write to Heal & Eat to Heal for $60.
Bio, Janna Marlies Maron is an author, editor and publisher living in Midtown Sacramento. She holds an MA in Creative Writing; she teaches at two college campuses in Sacramento; she publishes a quarterly literary magazine called Under the Gum Tree; and with her husband she runs ThinkHouse Collective, a coworking space in Midtown. Her newly released ebook, How to Manage Depression Without Drugs, is her personal story of using story, music, food and ritual to find her way out of depression. If she had to sum up what she's all about in two words they would be: authentic storytelling. That’s the core of why she writes, why she publishes stories, and why she teaches others to write their story. Janna tells stories that challenge and inspire people to pursue the potential of their creativity, and she nurtures creativity by making space for exploring and showcasing creativity.