BeFit Mondays!

Motivation Mondays! Balancing Self in this Real World! Stay Focused and Manifest Your Goals!!! 

I have a ‘ton’ of articles I’ve written for this blog, was working a few last night before my Sun interrupted me with Tumblr and CNN live footage from Ferguson! I was overwhelmed feeling Ive been purposefully in my own little bubble, ignoring the realities of the very real problems we face in this country today. So many of us are finally awakening, and still more are coming to the realization that we are not separated but rather connected (kinnected) on this planet on so many public and global issues and crisis. The truth is we have all the solutions we need to resolve all of our current ‘problems’.  What seems frightening for me is to see that the social problems in our country just may be set off by incidents like this Ferguson. We never know how and when real change transpires, we are all witnessing it today and making choices from within our selves. Stay your course, know yourself, be sensitive to the truth and have courage to stand for what is right for the betterment of all. 


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My Training Weekend

Saturday, I had the Pleasure of Doing an Insane Abs Workout at Champion Fitness! There after, I had an impromptu Training Session with an elder who trained the “Guru Abs Trainer” and whom everyone calls “The Trainer’s Trainer”. I was assessed, challenged, evaluated to some degree, and trained to my outer limits! By 2pm I literally ate, showered and crawled into bed! The Guys and Gals over at Champion are true SuperHero Champions indeed! Much Love and Respect!

~ xo Ria 


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!

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!