Happy People are Healthier People

Happy People are Healthier People

Happy People are Healthier People

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.

—Leo Tolstoy

Studies show that happy people are healthier, have lower blood pressure and stronger immune systems than less happy people.

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8 Reasons to Treat Yourself to a Retreat

8 Reasons to Treat Yourself to a Retreat

8 Benefits of Health Retreats

I ran across these 8 listed benefits of a health retreat. “In today’s fast-paced world, it is so easy to get lost in the daily stresses of life, and they can build up pretty quickly. We are always reachable now on our mobile devices, with a gazillion list of to-do’s that seem never-ending and impossible to accomplish.” Is this how you feel?

“By running from errand to errand and being always plugged-in to technology, we rarely give our bodies the break they need to recuperate from the inside out. A retreat can be the perfect opportunity for you to nurture your mind and body to an optimum level of wellness.

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Discover Your Destiny

Discover Your Destiny

Your Destiny is Waiting…

Not knowing who we are and not knowing why we are here are two of the most compelling reasons why vegetable juicing and making other healthy dietary changes becomes so volatile for many people. It is often difficult to deal with the stresses of life without our favorite “comfort foods” and especially sweets to stuff down a variety of emotions. It’s hard to avoid food temptations when we don’t have a compelling reason to discipline urges for the wrong foods and drink. And we often find we can’t face ourselves once toxins start coming out.

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Rejuvenating Power of Fasting

Rejuvenating Power of Fasting

Rejuvenating Power of Fasting

“Fasting is the food of the soul.

St. John Chrysostom


We kicked off our 30-Day Detox Challenge January 4 with a 3-day juice fast. It’s been an amazing journey for more than 150 of us.

The health benefits of fasting are numerous and significant. Often people say they experience benefits in just a few days such as greater energy, brain power, and vitality. Other important benefits include improved digestion, stronger immune system, better sleep, reduced inflammation, balanced blood sugar, improved circulation, weight loss, balanced hormones, clearer skin, and a greater sense of well-being. Long-term exposure to toxins has been linked to numerous types of cancer, diabetes, and other chronic, health conditions. Flushing toxins and waste away with a veggie juice fast is a super rejuvenator for your body.

Do you want to heal your body? You can rejuvenate your body from the inside out. It is said that only half of our cells are fully functional, another quarter are in the formative stage, and the remaining are sick or degenerating. Fasting takes care of the last quarter. “The diseased cells disappear [in a fast], and the healthy ones remain,” says Otto Buchinger. (From Wisdom From the Monastery)

30877912_lJuice fasting happens at our retreats. We begin with gourmet raw foods and Tuesday begin a juice fast for 3 days together. It’s very helpful to have a group to juice with. It’s also very helpful to have the juice made for you, along with not having any food temptations lying around. We’ve seen amazing healing take place at our Juice and Raw Food Retreats in just five days. People lose weight, look younger, get rid of pain throughout their bodies, and start healing more serious conditions. I invite you to join us in April for a life-changing week.

Look at what these people experienced with juice fasting and detoxing:

This is the 3rd week [of the detox] for me. I was so happy to look in the mirror and see ALL the cellulite in the back area GONE!! The skin is as smooth and toned as could be, without having worked out since we started. Wow, just wow! Keep up the work, everyone, it’s so worth it. Also, I am not weighing till monday but I can tell I’ve lost a lot. —Jonida

I have also lost cellulite but it was so hard to believe, I didn’t say anything (and I have a little more to lose). Thanks for mentioning this. It’s a confirmation for me!   —-Nancy Jo

I began an enlightening journey juicing about 2 quarts a day. Every day.  What happened?  I became less hungry. That gnawing feeling of always being hungry left me.  The cup full of vitamins I took 3 times a day dwindled down to about a tablespoon once a day.  The pain I felt most of the time has lifted. I only want to eat meat once every three days now. I experimented to see what would happen if I used juice in place of different vitamins, to see if I could eliminate them.  When I added more ginger, my sinus congestion left.  I experimented to see if I was imagining the improvements. I deleted the juice for 2 days.  The pain, lack of energy, hunger and sinus congestion returned.  I went back on the juice and it went away again.

“I am a mother of 7. Between being pregnant and nursing it adds up to 14 years.  Even though my diet has been very good all those years I see that I was so hungry for what I have found in juicing.  It has become an ‘A’ activity for me. I am saving hundreds of dollars a month by getting my vitamins fresh in juice. Quite a concept.  I am surprised…and delighted. ”    —-Kathy

“What an amazing class. I would have never made it thru without Cherie’s guidance. The group experience was beyond helpful. People across the world took part. So much healing in people. People lost from 8 to 30 pounds and felt so much better. I lost the stubborn last 10 pounds that plague so many along with achy joints.  Thank you, Cherie”. – B.W. 

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Detox Your Destiny

Detox Your Destiny

Detox Your Destiny

Are you just getting by day after day? Do you long for the excitement of fully living your destiny? If you’re not living out the dreams in your heart. . . if there are things holding you back, it’s time to DETOX YOUR DESTINY. Many of the classes at our Juice & Raw Foods Health & Wellness Retreat could help you with the detox process. My husband’s class “Who Am I; What Is My Purpose” is one of the most popular classes that we offer.

It’s time to ask what’s holding you back:

  • Lack of direction or a compelling future
  • Stresses of life; just maintaining
  • Not knowing who you are
  • Lack of energy
  • Poor health
  • Foggy brain

“Who Am I; What Is My Purpose?”

The purpose for our life is something we all long to know and complete. Many people struggle with knowing why they are here and sleepwalk through life or exist in a state of “hypnotic waking.” They are living in “quiet desperation.” This makes it very difficult to follow the juicing and healthy food lifestyle because in a state of frustration and lack of fulfillment, we tend to reach for “short-term, feel-good fare, which are often foods that give us a little comfort and pleasure for a few minutes. In the long run, they defeat our goals and keep us from the health we long for to help us creatively fulfill our purpose.

“Who Am I; What Is My Purpose.” is one of the classes I took from my husband years ago and discovered my passion was, and still is, nutrition and juicing. Because of his classes, I went back to school and completed my master of science degree in whole foods nutrition at Bastyr University. The rest is history, as they say. Here I am today with more than 3 million health and juice books sold and helping thousands of people each year reach their potential through learning to live the juicing lifestyle of health and wholeness.

How To Discover Your Purpose

Write down your ten best experiences in life, starting with childhood, teen years, young adult, and present. Look for things you did well that also gave you a sense of joy and fulfillment. Then look for themes that run through all your stories. For me, it was helping people with their health, studying nutrition, speaking, teaching, and writing.

If you’re feeling unfulfilled and lacking purpose and direction, why don’t you complete the exercise just described? It’s best to then share it with others to get feedback from them.   Ask what they see in your stories–themes running through your life. I did this in my husband’s class and got feedback from the group. Other people can often see us better than we see ourselves and help us identify our greatest strengths and gifts.

My husband, Fr. John, will be teaching this class September 20-25 at our Health & Wellness Juice and Cleanse Retreat in Spokane, WA. He will also teach “Emotional Detox, Mental Detox, and De-Stressing: How to Live From a Happy Heart”. Check out our retreat on my website. You can also email me via this newsletter address or call 425-261-8821 if you want more information. You can register on line.

We have a variety of options to save on the cost of the retreat. There is RV hookup at the retreat center. You could also commute if you live in this area of have friends here. And, if you have very limited funds, you can apply for a scholarship at cherie@juiceladycherie.com Send us a letter as to why you want to attend and your income tax return showing proof of need.

Testimonies About the Retreat

Anne Marie Loved the Retreat

I LOVED THE RETREAT!  I would come again in a heartbeat. Thank you all for the incredible amount of work you put into it.  I truly felt blessed and special.  One of my best mental images was the smooth sailing ducks on the surface and the madly paddling feet below.  The personal tips were wonderful.  I have already begun to review my handouts for what I might have missed. I loved meeting all of you.  Your caring for each of us truly touched my heart.  The interaction of the class members and their caring for each other made this an exceptional part of my journey. I came away with much more information and ways to apply this to my life.  It’s the application that is so important. It was a very intense week, but very well integrated with time for each modality, yet time for rest and absorption. The program was very well thought out and executed  I liked having different instructors for the various  topics.  The depth was perfect as most of us had  some kind of background in the areas. The setting was also perfect…places to be alone and with nature…places to be together.

“Thank you for an amazing week! 

This retreat was a chance to renew, nourish and connect, body, mind and spirit.  I learned how great our bodies can feel when we nourish them with “real” food. And how “delicious” that can be!    I also learned how our bodies work, and the amazing things they are capable of if we help them function the way they are meant to.  And I learned about connecting our minds to our hearts, the importance of this, and the part our attitudes and emotions play in our health.  Each part is important,  but if we want to live the lives we are truly capable of, no matter our circumstances, we need to do all three.  And Cherie and Father John teach and demonstrate how to do this!

Eileen – A Life Changing Experience

“Thanks to you [Cherie], Fr. John for an awesome ‘life changing’ Health & Wellness retreat. It was better than I could have imagined.”

A Recipe Served At The Retreat

Chef Stevie’s Fabulous Raw Lasagna

Cashew Ricotta

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  • 2 cups raw cashews soaked for 2 hours
  • 1 small shallot (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon truffle oil (can substitute olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons water

Blend all ingredients in the food processor until creamy.

Basil Pesto

  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, pine nuts or cashews
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Lasagna “Noodles”

  • 2 zucchini


Use a mandolin to thinly slice 2 zucchini for lasagna noodles. Place 3 zucchini noodles one slightly overlapping the other on a dehydrator sheet. Then spread 1 Tbsp. of the “ricotta cheese” over the noodles.  Next spread about 1 Tbsp. of the pesto sauce over the cheese.  Place 3 additional zucchini noodles on top of pesto.  Spread a layer of cheese on top, then a layer of pesto and top with fresh tomatoes. If you want a higher stack lasagna, add another layer. Dehydrate* for at least an hour at 115 degrees.

Why Not Take a Vacation with a Healthy Purpose?

Rather than return from a vacation feeling worn out, bloated, and sorry you ate what you did, why not take a break and get healthier? You can return home feeling really good, lighter, more focused, and renewed body, soul, and spirit. I hope you’ll join me this fall for the ultimate cleanse and renewal program.

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Trinity Retreat

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