Come out Yoga with Us, Wed, April 30th at the Appleby Branch Library!

Peace and Blissings,

Come out and Yoga with Us, Wednesday, April 30th at the Appleby Branch Library!  I will be concluding my  One Human Family Love + Love Earth Ourselves 2 -part Series include; 

  1. Free Kids Yoga, (April 30, 2013)
  2. Poetry and Reading of “The Message of Water,” from the EMOTO PEACE PROJECT, and  (April 24, 2013)
  3. yogawithria

    naturalself by riasweetraw believes  Sustainopreneurship is the future!

    By giving back to community we not only strengthen our communities but empower our children with tools that last through and into adulthood. One Human Family Love + Love Earth Ourselves was birthed with the idea that creative sharing  of information, facts, storytelling and the arts are empowering tools to teach love, tolerance and the importance of social responsibility. One Human Family Love + Love Earth Ourselves foundation is too use the creative force as a partnership business model to educate community, families and thus sustain our ecosystems and quality of life.

    Here is more of what  One Human Family Awareness + Love Earth Ourselves Project provides:

      • yoga
      • poetry
      • arts-education performance
      • conflict resolution
      • eco-literacy
      • organic garden initiatives 
      • community partnerships

I’d love to see you there!

Until then, Namaste and Eat Well!


Ria Sweetraw Takharu
NaturalSelf by riasweetraw  |  be informed, be active, be love!

Raw-liscious Recipes: Live Food Demo ~ Organic Collard Veggie Wraps

These actually went faster than the Thai Kale Salad which is surprising! I wanted so badly to taste one but I ran out of avocados hmm tonight will be a great night to remake them for myself! (smiling) oh yes and family, of course! ~ Injoy!

recipe_collard avocado_wrap

Recipes: Live Food Demo ~ Thai Kale Salad

As requested, my Thai Kale Salad. I will have to post or rather take better pics when the dishes are full not finished. (smiling)



Photos from Evans Farmer’s Market + Augusta’s Locally Grown Live Food Demo

It was so much fun and I had the opportunity to meet some pretty amazing people at the Augusta’s Locally Grown Farmer’s Market in Evans, Georgia yesterday. Everyone loved my  Thai Kale Salad and Collard Veggie Wraps! Here are some pics. I was asked to come back, open a restaurant, teach classes and create a recipe book!! Such great vibes~ Eat Well Family and have a Beautiful weekend!



Sweetraw Live Food Demo @ Evans Towne Farmers Market

Peace and Love Family!

Come out and catch me at Evans Town Farmers Market, Thursday, April 24 from 4:30pm to 7pm!

Ria Sweetraw,  NaturalSelf by Ria Sweetraw LLC Sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown

  • free live food demo
  • free samples
  • shop organic natural foods, veggies, fruits produce

Looking forward to seeing you there!

~ Ria Sweetraw

April 24, 4:30pm-7pm Sweetraw Live Food Demo

Got Mats? Please Share Your Yoga Mats with 1HFLuv Project

gotmats_dontation_uaniyogaOne Human Family Love Project is seeking donations of Yoga Mats from your organization or charity. We are in need of 22 yoga mats for our library and school projects.  Please contact us at , or 404-578-2813.

We appreciate  ((YOU))!


The Beauty of Coincidence: Synchronicity

The Alchemist Quote

And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.~ Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist


How do you know when you are “tapped in” and living in alignment with your purpose, passion and higher self?

There are always ‘signs’ little events that strike your attention. These ‘signs’ makes you pause for a second to question and mention in conversation “Did this just happen” or “Did you see that” or “I was just thinking about you when the phone rang” kind of moments. The Universe is always providing us with tid-bits of these kinds of occurrences and examples to show us that we are not alone, but very much apart of the creation of our magical journey. To be fully alive and use greater awareness through the faculty of our eyes, ears, breathe in the smell of flowers, hearing the watery stream from our bedrooms, requires a stronger degree of focus and effort of attention.

synchrnocity_exampleFor instance, today at lunch with my coworkers among probably 15 or more people my lunch ticket number was 227 and I smiled saying as I signed my credit card bill my lucky 27! Just now while writing this an email came from a coworker about a Zumbathon, I have planned on sponsoring my own Zumbathon but didnt know first hand what one was like and wanted to first test the waters before leaping out to sea! Well wouldnt you know it, here was an invitation to attend on January 25! Coincidence or synchronicity? Is the Universe/Creator telling me to go as planned? Perhaps I am being reminded that I am not alone on my journey but very much in synch with my destiny. Perhaps its the Universe’s/Gods way of ‘showing’ me that being aware of these signs are confirming any doubt I might have in my success or follow through. Paulo Coehlo in The Alchemist states “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

The Universal Law of  VI. CAUSE AND EFFECT

Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law. (“THE UNIVERSE EXISTS BY VIRTUE OF THESE LAWS WHICH FORM ITS FRAMEWORK AND WHICH HOLD IT TOGETHER.”)

Synchroniciy-quote-by-David-RicohInterestingly, it was the power of synchronicity to overwhelm the rational mind that held significance for Carl Jung (1875-1961), the Swiss psychiatrist who coined the term and brought the phenomenon to light. Jung recognized that synchronicity, which he defined as meaningful coincidence, had the effect of breaking through the “rationalistic shell” of the modern scientific mind. It is a form of coincidence powerful enough to shatter the notion that material science has discovered all there is to know about the universe. To the person having an experience of synchronicity, the realization dawns that a mysterious force is at play in the world—a kind of “cosmic clock” whose gears operate on a more subtle plane.

Modern science—based on the physical laws of cause and effect—measures and validates the relationship between cause and effect in the dimensions of time and space. What fascinated Jung about synchronicity was its acausal nature. He defined it as an “acausal relationship of events,” as there is no apparent explanation for the occurrence of two simultaneous events, one subjective and one objective. Further adding to the mystery, Jung noted that the occurrence has special meaning for the person who experiences it. This implies that unknown forces in our universe have the capacity to make visible, in the world of concrete form, the contents of the invisible realm of consciousness. (read the full article)




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    steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

Art is the Stored Honey of the Human Soul

Ar is the Stored Honey of the Human Soul

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
― Rumi, Essential Rumi

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