Tuesday, May 31, 2011

THUMB'S UP for the Vancouver Childrens Festival 2011

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


Well I wasn't sure what to expect, we had been to the Vancouver International Children's Festival 6 or 7x before and well we really liked it the way it was, but we are giving it the Big Thumbs Up.

We had a GREAT TIME. Check out the videos below. I did my best, I would have like to spent more time perfecting them but I wanted to share them today so I hope you'll give me a little grace.

We really had so much fun. We were really lucky we had good weather for most of it, it just rained for a little while and we happened to be in a tent making fairy clothes, and then we went and got a donut and coffee in the market. 

Truthfully I think this is a better concept now. It will be good for the market, and the $5 wrist band was totally in our budget, and we really got our money's worth.

Still by the time we bought donuts and a cool little "Loud Mouth " whistle it was close to $18 but not bad for such a FABULOUS DAY.

DON'T MISS OUT. Definitely go down to the Children's Festival. Remember it's only 9:30 to 2:30 so be sure to go early and take advantage of the different activities.

We hit the facepainting first, and there was quite a line up but it went quite fast and the girls did a AWESOME job.


International Children's Festival

Monday to Friday 9:30am to 2:30pm
Saturday 10:30am to 6:30pm
Sunday 10:30am to 4:30pm

Part 1
Facepainting, Mobile Garden Lady, Tall Senior Citizen, Wishing Garden, Swings, Bird Sculpture with eggs, Power Smart- Win a Green Pail, Port of Vancouver - Pirate hat, seagull, Taiwanese- Make a Mask

Part 2
Juggling, Make a Cedar bracelet, Singers, Energy Actors

Part 3
Mobile Garden Lady, Bird and nest Sculpture and Creating Fairy Clothes

Part 4
Walk thru Granville Market, Him's Felts, Gandharra Loka Instruments, drums, loudmouth-toys, back to Childrens Festival

Part 5
Rocking Out with Chris Hamilton- We Loved this! It was the end of the day and we had so much fun. Thanks Chris!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Children Festival Starts Tomorrow

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


Children's Festival Starts tomorrow. 
International Children's Festival
Oh we have a had some awesome times at the Children's Festival, but we've always found it expensive. It used to be $10 for each of us and then a popcorn/ cotton candy or a some type of treat and it was an easy $30. 

We've never been to any shows. A friend was telling me that when it first started it was so different, all open and was so much cheaper. I don't know about this but I did hear that Raffi pulled out when the corporations started to back it, I don't know if that's true, it's just what I heard. 

What I do know is they moved it this year. To Granville Market- I was really upset when I heard this, and well from the sounds of it, it's definitely not going to be the same. 

Word is that if it doesn't do well, that's it, it's over, because the funding has be cut way back and they have a deficit, so that really sucks.

Will we have fun? I don't know, but we will find out and at $5 for each of us, that's alot easier to swallow. So we will let you all know how it goes.  Check out the website for more info.

International Children's Festival

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KidsFest


@vicf Vancouver
The Vancouver International Children's Festival: BC's number one cultural event for kids and families!  
Children's Festival - Granville Market- May 30- June 5 2011

Show Tickets

All show tickets $18, with the exception of:
46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes & Step Afrika!: $20

Variety Show: Youth $20, Adults $22

Pirate's Cove: $18 (flat rate)

Plus HST & services charges
(with these fees included show tickets = $22
46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes & Step Afrika! = $24
Variety Show: Youth $24, Adults $26)

BUY MORE & SAVE! Family Pack - 4 tickets for $64 - you save at least $8! (with HST & services charges = $80)

All show tickets include a wristband to access the five interactive zones.

Activity wristbands can be purchased separately for $5 on site.

How to Get There


International Children's Festival
Monday to Friday 9:30am to 2:30pm
Saturday 10:00am to 6:30pm
Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm

Monday to Friday 9:30am to 2:30pm
Saturday 10:30am to 6:30pm
Sunday 10:30am to 4:30pm
Let's hope we have Great Weather!!

Respect the Grizzlies in the Kootenays

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


Help Protect the bears!!  Respect them and their habitat. Keep your garbage in.

Two Nelson men had a close encounter with a couple of grizzly bears in their backyard, capturing some of the action on video. Vince Hempsall (editor of Climbing in the Kootenays on Inthekoots) and his roommate spotted the two grizzlies in the backyard of their Knox Road home on Saturday, May 21. “The bears wandered [...]


Other good links

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thank You For Reading My Blog

I just want to take a moment and say Thank You. Seriously THANK YOU!

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To ALL the people who read my blogs. I really appreciate it and it really makes me feel good that this news/info/photos/videos are being shared. That makes me feel GOOD!  It really makes me HAPPY. It makes my day when I get over a 100 pageviews, or like the other day it was 200 and that just thrills me.

So thank you again. Today I hit the 10,000th  pageview.
My 10,001 pageview

Wow! that's really alot. Amazing. Thank Everyone. Cheers, have a good sleep. day. Depending where you are. Cheers.  Tina aka Zipolita

Save Your Skin- Don't FRY DAY!

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


Tommorrow is Don't Fry Day! It's recognized in the US and now in Canada. The Save Your Skin Foundation wants to educate you about their work and the events they have organized.

Watching this video made me start crying. It's excellent. It also made me think I better frigging go to a the doctor, because I have a mole on my back I should get checked. Please Watch this Video. It's Excellent! Share it with your friends. 

Save Your Skin

KNOW THE SKIN YOU'RE IN™: A breakfast to save your skin, to save your life.
Date: Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Venue: Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver
Registration and Silent Auction from 7:00am - 7:30am
Breakfast and Guest Speakers from 7:30am - 9:00am
Final Silent Auction Bidding from 9:00am - 9:30am
Tickets: $125 per Individual or $1,250 for a Table

Canadian celebrities, community leaders, and others have stepped forward to support Kathy Barnard in her fight against melanoma and will be attending the breakfast on June 7th. The Save Your Skin

Foundation is honoured to have #1 selling Jazz musician Jill Barber, Two and a Half Men star EmmanuelleVaugier, Gina Holden (Saw 3D), Karen Cliché (Vampire High, Flash Gordon), CFL retired linebacker JavierGlatt, Vancouver Canuck’s Legend Stan Smyl, and others, joining them at the breakfast.

Date: Saturday, June 25th, 2011
Venue: Vancouver Art Gallery
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Details: Free patient information symposium offering critical information and resources, plus the rare opportunity to speak with leading specialists

For tickets and information call 604-734-4223 or email mperole@karranfinlaymarketing.com

About Melanoma in Canada
Every year, thousands of Canadians are diagnosed with Melanoma, with the incidence of the disease increasing faster than that of any other cancer. One in 74 men and 1 in 90 women are expected to develop melanoma during their lifetime; 1 in 284 men and 1 in 486 women will die of it. It is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, causing 75% of deaths associated with skin cancer. 

Currently in Canada, there is no treatment proven to extend the lives of people diagnosed with metastatic (advanced) melanoma, despite the rising incidence of the disease. 

About the Save Your Skin Foundation
The Save Your Skin Foundation was created by family, friends, and colleagues of Founder Kathy Barnard, who is currently battling melanoma. 

Save Your Skin is a Canadian based not-for-profit Foundation. Through events and other initiatives, the Foundation focuses on raising funds for education and awareness, providing emotional and financial support to those dealing with skin cancer, and on supporting the ongoing research and treatment of skin cancer
Funds raised go towards providing critical and timely treatments, as well as ongoing education, research, and awareness initiatives.   For additional information please visit http://www.saveyourskin.ca or contact Marion Pérole at 604-734-4223

Save Your Skin Fdn
@saveyourskinfdn Vancouver
Not-For-Profit Foundation raising funds for education, awareness, providing emotional and financial support to those dealing with skin cancer.

Gina Holden

Gina Holden's reel from ginaholden on Vimeo.

Save Your Skin

KNOW THE SKIN YOU’RE IN™: A Breakfast To Save Your Skin, To Save Your Life.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011 from 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM (PT)

Vancouver, British Columbia

Eventbrite Tickets


Zipolita- New Portal

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


So just wanted to share my hard work from yesterday, Meet Zipolita- a portal with all the links to my blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter, Linkedin and contact info.

Zipolita- a portal with all the links to my blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter, Linkedin and contact info.

Tina Winterlik
@zipolita Canada
Come Chill with Me & Let Me Entertain you with interesting StorieZ, FactZ, PhotoZ, VideoZ & More. I am Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita

10,000 Page Views Since September

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


So this is very COOL. Today sometime my blog will hit 10,000 pageviews. WOW. This is really something for me, since I only really started faithfully blogging on it since September 2010. I have had this blog a long time but at one point deleted a bunch of stuff and just started to find my voice.

It took a bit, but now I know what I like to blog about I LOVE IT. I love sharing all the great videos, just like that funny one the other day Gotta Share  that's how I feel and guess so do alot of other people.

I remember I had my Adventures of Angel blog, I had it like 4 years and only had about 600 views. So this is a BIG DEAL to me, because my Adventurez in Mexico Blog http://adventurezinmexico.blogspot.com is about to hit 10,000 pageviews too. But probably tomorrow or next day as it needs more than this blog Tina Winterlik

Overview of pageviews
Audience Stats

Here are my stats of Adventurez in Mexico

AdventureZ in Mexico Audience Stats

AdventureZ in Mexico Overview

So what's next.  Well people are always telling me "Get Some Advertising on there" and I know I should but I don't want just anyone, I want something GREEN, and they really have to align with my way of thinking. That's why I came up with the Billboard Blogpost idea http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com/p/introducing-billboard-blogpost.html   http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com/2011/04/billboard-blogposts-real-estate-on-web.html  And I ENCOURAGE you to take advantage of my offer.

It's very reasonable, basically it's  one time fee  and here is what you recieve.

Billboard Blogpost on Tina Winterlik

Package #1 Photography, Video, Copy, Links (Local Clients) $250 Cdn

Package #2 Copy & Paste Relevant Info from your Blog, Website or Facebook Page 
(Local and International Clients) $100

Package #3 Need a Social Media Manager - Let's Talk! 

Pay by Paypal

Anyways think about it,  you can see what other people said Testimonials .

So What's Next! I created a portal yesterday for my Zipolita blog http://zipolita.blogspot.com  to have a place for everyone to easily find my blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter & Linked in links.

I thinking that I would like to try Blogtv and I'm going to see if I can put the interface in there, I think that might be really FUN! I'm  a little nervous, but I think I could meet some SUPER cool people that way and we could talk about GREEN stuff.

What else...well I hope to start painting, my gosh it's been so cold, and yesterday it POURED all day, it was so grey. It was a great day to stay inside and fix my blogs. Anyways I hope we will get some nice weather here and I can start painting more.

And maybe start making some beach glass jewelry. You know before I had Angel I had a huge beach glass collection and I would sit for hours making jewelry. When you have a kid, sometimes part of your life gets put on hold for a bit. For me it was painting and my jewelry, but she's 8 almost 9 now and we are starting to do things together. She's a fabulous storyteller, so we will be working on that more too.

My other goals are to finish unfinished projects, I need to finish my actual MOVIE for Adventurez in Mexico. It will be 2 hours and have narration and music and I hope people find it very eye opening and helpful if they want to go on a trip to Mexico and if they are thinking about taking their kids.

I still have my Social Media Workshops, so I have to work on those. Let's see I want to make 3 more 5 minute films for the Possible Futures Contest for Four Years. Go. 

I have nearly 1000 Twitter followers too! I have 945 so I'm close, so I'm Super Happy with that too! https://twitter.com/#!/zipolita

Well I better get on with my day. Have a great one! Tina aka Zipolita :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Stanley Park- Seawall & Forest Videos

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


Here are some Videos that were posted on the Vancouver Park Board Youtube Channel.
The first one is really cool and shares stories about who build the Stanley Park Seawall. Do you know who James Cunningham & W.S Rawlings are. Well listen and learn. This is so cool! :) Love Videos, so educational, I love visuals. Watching old photos of the park and hearing the stories behind them is so touching.

The second & third videos are about the terrible storm in 2006 that did so much damage. I remember we had just moved to Nelson and it was so disturbing watching the news and hearing about it. It made me cry when it happened and then when everyone pitched in and helped donate so much money.

It really was AMAZING! I LOVE Stanley Park, Everyone does! It's nice to see that from the tragedy that actually some good things came from it, like a better understanding of the park and forest and ecology management. And Prospect Point was redeveloped and is supposed to be much more beautiful. I'll have to check it out.

Listen to this wonderful story about the men who built the seawall.

This 2005 video, Terri Clark of Vancouver Park Board highlights the evolutionary process that has developed the Stanley Park Seawall into the Vancouver fixture it is today.

The legacy that is Vancouver crown jewel, Stanley Park. This video clip highlights the restoration plan put into place after a bad storm destroyed much of the Vancouver landmark. Presented by local news anchor, Chris Gailus.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Save the Amazon- Send Chevron a Message

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


HELP SAVE THE AMAZON! We need your help! Please!!
Listen to this video. It's so honest and to the point. Please I implore everyone to do their part. Look at this world, its such a mess. With storms, tornados, forest fires, flooding, it's obviously linked to Climate Change and to oil. We need to stop using it. We need to use alternatives. We need to stop polluting innocent peoples homes and lifestyles and take RESPONSIBILITY for OUR  actions. Chervon NEEDS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY and fix what they have broken. People are dying. The Amazon is dying. What's next?

We can do our part. Sign the petition and then seriously make efforts to "green up" their lives. Many of us have lived pretty good lives, but what about our children. What about their future? We need to ACT NOW! so that OUR children have a future, a good future, a healthy future. WE NEED THE AMAZON!

Please Watch This Video

Click here Please!
Help Save the Amazon- Support Carmen and Sign the Petition TODAY!! Please!

Sign the Petition Here!

Joplin Tornado- Sending Prayers & an Angel

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


From Twitter
Breaking News
Joplin tornado update: 117 fatalities now confirmed, making it the single deadliest tornado in U.S. history

American Red Cross
You can help us respond in &continue our work in other states. Txt REDCROSS to 90999, or online:

The tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., killing at least 117 people, may have caused up to $3 billion worth of damage

Photos taken of the Massive Destruction- It's Chilling

Tina: This is just so freaky and I started crying and chills ran thru me. A real life horror story. I send you all my prayers. Especially the child crying, I thought of my little girl and how scared she would be. What a truly terrifying experience for all of you.

Uploaded by izelsg on May 22, 2011-The video i took while at Fastrip on east 20th street. We huddled in the back of the store until the glass got sucked out , then ran into the walk in storage fridge. Sorry for the lack of visuals but the audio is pretty telling of how intense the storm was. The tornado hits at around 1:20 seconds.

You can see more here

Tina: Here is an Amazing Rainbow - I was so sad and full of despair watching and listening to these videos, it really feels like the end of the world some days, with all these terrible storms, earthquakes, Tsunami's, but then I just have to keep faith and believe there is hope, and this sign, a rainbow is my little bit of hope that somehow we can turn this world around. We can work together on Climate Change and turn things back. 

Tina: My prayers and thoughts go out to the people of Joplin, and I so very sorry that this has happened to you. I send this angel so you may find a moment of peace.

Sending Love and Prayers to the People of the Joplin, I am so truly sorry that this has happened to you. Tina & Angel  Photo by Tina Winterlik © 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Tedtalks- Artfully Visualizing Our Humanity-Aaron Koblin

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


Wow, this is Super Cool. Can't wait to try out some of these projects. :) Specially the Johnny Cash and the Wilderness Downtown.

Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data -- and at times vast numbers of people -- and weaves them into stunning visualizations. From elegant lines tracing airline flights to landscapes of cell phone data, from a Johnny Cash video assembled from crowd-sourced drawings to the "Wilderness Downtown" video that customizes for the user, his works brilliantly explore how modern technology can make us more human.


Aaron Koblin

Okay Men, Listen Up!!

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


I'm a big believer in Essential Oils, and I came across this video on the Prostate and thought it would be valuable to share it with all of you. 

Young Living's newest essential oil supplement, Prostate Health, is uniquely formulated for men concerned with supporting the male glandular system and maintaining healthy, normal prostate function. With just two vegetable softgels per day, the body is infused with key anti-inflammatory components through pure geranium, fennel, myrtle, lavender, and peppermint essential oils, as well as powerful saw palmetto and organic pumpkin seed oil.


The prostate (from Greek προστάτης - prostates, literally "one who stands before", "protector", "guardian"[1]) is a compound tubuloalveolar exocrine gland of the male reproductive system in most mammals unless they have it removed at birth.[2][3]
In 2002, female paraurethral glands, or Skene's glands, were officially renamed the female prostate by the Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology.[4]
The prostate differs considerably among species anatomically, chemically, and physiologically.

The function of the prostate is to store and secrete a slightly alkaline fluid, milky or white in appearance,[5] that usually constitutes 20-30% of the volume of the semen along with spermatozoa and seminal vesicle fluid. The alkalinity of semen helps neutralize the acidity of the vaginal tract, prolonging the lifespan of sperm. The alkalinization of semen is primarily accomplished through secretion from the seminal vesicles.[6] The prostatic fluid is expelled in the first ejaculate fractions, together with most of the spermatozoa. In comparison with the few spermatozoa expelled together with mainly seminal vesicular fluid, those expelled in prostatic fluid have better motility, longer survival and better protection of the genetic material (DNA).
The prostate also contains some smooth muscles that help expel semen during ejaculation. Read more here

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Must Drink More Milk

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


These are so silly! 

Rock Candy Revolution- TEDxtalks

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


Wow, this is so well explained.

Lee Lorenzen has more than 26 years of experience developing software and founding and funding numerous ventures and non-profit organizations. He is currently President, CEO of Altura Ventures. Lee's TEDxMonterey talk revealed focused on applying the principals of how to make rock candy to the conditions necessary to create scalable social change in the world.

This year's TEDxMonterey inspired and engaged the Monterey community with fascinating leaders, inventors, scientists, artists, community activists and global dreamers. With an all star line up of inspirational speakers the Monterey Institute of International Studies hosted the event on April 15th, 2011 and enjoyed participation from over 400 people both in person and online. The theme of this year's TEDxMonterey was Cultivating Innovation, which dazzled the audience through the themes of question, engage and transform.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)



Gotta Share (Video- Really Funny)

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


This is hilarious! Check out this video Gotta Share!

For our latest mission, a musical breaks out at the GEL Conference in New York. A speaker is suddenly interrupted by a man who refuses to turn off his cell phone. This is the fourth in our series of Spontaneous Musical projects.


Produced by Charlie Todd

Song by Scott Brown and Anthony King

Edited by Nathan Russell

Cast (in order of appearance): Michael Kayne, Corey Johnson, Megan Maes, Kevin R. Free, Amy Heidt, Lauren Adams, John Flynn

This is one of over 100 different missions Improv Everywhere has executed over the past nine years in New York City. Others include Frozen Grand Central, the Food Court Musical, and the famous No Pants Subway Ride, to name a few. Visit the website to see tons of photos and video of all of our work, including behind the scenes information on how this video was made.


Be the first to find out about the next video we create by subscribing to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ImprovEverywhere

You can also join our Facebook group:

Or follow us on twitter:

Buy the Improv Everywhere book: http://tinyurl.com/iebook

Going Back in Time

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


This is so cool! You just got to watch all of it, it's super interesting, really makes you think.

 35 years Backwards thru Time with Sam Klemke (Time Lapse)
From http://www.youtube.com/user/MisterEsoteric
Time Travel backward thru the years with Sam as he grows younger with the passing decades, from a paunchy middle aged white bearded self deprecating schluby old fart, to a svelt, full haired, clean shaven, self-important, inspired but clueless 20 year old

We can all relate to the Bittersweet passage of Time, but thanks to the mystery of Self-Chronicling, we can now actually go Back In Time!

Put your seatbelts on and travel with Sam on the bumpy ride back into the precarious final years of the 20th Century in this Lifetime project .

Sam is a professional Caricature Artist.. For over 30 years he has been drawing faces all over the world, all 50 states, All over Canada, England, Japan...

Visit his website and buy his book, "Party of 1" here:

Also Check out Sams other Videos at:

Check out the Me Gallery!!

Eat Your GreenZ.zz...Zsmoothies, that's is!

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


Zipolita here & she'z zaying eat your Eat Your GreenZ.zz...Zsmoothies, that's is!

I'm just playing with ya this morning. But this is a fabulous video in that it explains what a green smoothie is. Ever since I saw this video of Ines explain how she cured herself of cancer http://goo.gl/8n7Mu I wanted to know how to make a green smoothie. This is fab as I am a big juicer anyways. And I used to make alot of spinach and apple juice, and this is very similar. I got to get the book!

Green Smoothies for Beginners, Super Green Smoothies ,Savory Green Smoothies and Soups, Green Smoothies for Adventurous Souls, Green Puddings, Green Smoothies for Children, Green Smoothies for Body Care, Green Smoothies for Pets 

Sergei Boutenko demonstrates how to make delicious, nutrition green smoothie based on concepts from the book Green For Life (http://www.greenforlife.com), by Victoria Boutenko. Boutenko’s green smoothie consists of fruits, green leafy veggies, and water making simple, tasty, and easy to digest.

The Raw Family

The Green Smoothie Blog

The Green Smoothie Blog

Wild Edibles iPhone App from Sergei

Green Smoothies Web App

Ten Health Benefits of Green Smoothies

1. Green smoothies are very nutritious. 

2. Green smoothies are easy to digest.

3. Green smoothies, as opposed to juices, are a complete food because they still have fiber.

4. Green smoothies belong to the most palatable dishes for all humans of all ages.

5. A molecule of chlorophyll closely resembles a molecule of human blood. 

6. Green smoothies are easy to make, and quick to clean up after.

7. Green smoothies have proven to be loved by children of all ages, including babies of six or more months old. 

8. When consuming your greens in the form of green smoothies, you are greatly reducing the consumption of oils and salt in your diet.

9. Regular consumption of green smoothies forms a good habit of eating greens.

10. While fresh is always best, green smoothies will keep in cool temperatures for up to three days, which can be handy at work and while traveling.

Read more Here

The ten health benefits of green smoothies was fist published by Victoria Boutenko & The Raw Family as Ode to Green Smoothie in January 2005 

This is really silly!

On Facebook

 Victoria Boutenko came to the USA with her family, including children Sergei and Valya, in 1990. The Boutenko family, also know as the Raw Family, became world-renowned raw food teacher, chefs & writers. Victoria Boutenko has thousands of followers. As a result of her teachings, many raw food communities have been formed and helped throughout the world. In recent years Victoria has become most famous for her discovery of green smoothies, which has revolutionized “health food” as we know it.

What brought Victoria to the raw food lifestyle was that her whole family, relishing the abundant food in their new American home, became overweight and sick. In her first book, Raw Family, the story is told of the problems they faced and how Victoria began to research alternatives when conventional medicine was not helping them. They had been desperately ill with serious diseases, including juvenile diabetes, arrhythmia, hyperthyroid, asthma, and arthritis. By radically changing their diet to 100% raw food, all four went from desperation and sickness to complete healing and happiness.

The commitment was made by the whole family to go and stay raw. At this point it’s been 16 years, and the difference in their health and looks speaks for itself. Read More Here

On Twitter

Raw Family

@RawBoutenkos Ashland, Oregon
We are the Boutenko Family or The Raw Family & have invaluable experience in living on a raw food diet. We also started the Green Smoothie Revolution
Botenko Films Youtube

This is a good one for kids!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Huichol's Statement to United Nations 05/19/11

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


Wixarika (Huichol) people's statement delivered at the United Nations Permanent Forum For Indigenous Issues on May 19, 2011

They Once Called It Home, Slave Lake, Alberta (Video)

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


This video is heartbreaking, gave me goosebumps! To all the people affected once again I sent out my prayers and postive energy that you'll get the help you need. For everyone traveling this long weekend be very careful out there with your smokes and fires. 

The place we once called home, Slave Lake, Alberta

Uploaded by CmasterBates on May 17, 2011

I am a current resident living in Slave Lake, Alberta. I made this video in hopes that everyone sees it and get the message across that we are strong and we will get through this. Thank you for all your help, prayers, and donations. I can speak on behalf of everyone in Slave Lake and thank you for all everyone has done for our community. It is strongly appreciated


Zoe Whittall

Healing Cancer Alternative No Operation No Chemo No Drugs

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


Wow! Listen to this amazing video, she had me in tears at the end. Tears of joy really. I've been a long believer in Juicing, I still need to work on alot of other things, but this is fabulous advice. The tools and solutions are out there, we just need to apply them. 

Green Smoothies

Emotional Healing-

The Gerson Institute

Video by rohtopia.com
This interview was recorded in April 2011 on the Joy For Life Retreat Australia. The woman speaking has healed herself from cancer by consuming mostly green smoothies and doing Byron Katie's 'The Work '.

She is one of the most inspiring people I have met.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Check out She's Next

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


This is a super cool site. Just exactly what we need to keep us on track and headed on our paths to follow our dreams, overcome challenges and achieve our goals and happiness.

Hana Kamm

@ShesNext Chicago
Get inspired. Uncover your passion. Achieve happiness. Unlock mental barriers. Create success as YOU define it. And much much more!

Short Inspirational Videos


We live at an interesting time where women have more opportunities than ever before, yet we are more uncertain about our roles, identity and place in society. At She’s Next we believe in both the power and the freedom the modern woman has to create the life she wants.

At She’s Next, we understand the very real challenges women face moving forward. We ask leading thinkers from a diverse range of backgrounds and expertise, thought-provoking questions about life, career, health and wellness, relationships, and how to map an uncharted course.

You see real-life stories of women who battled the odds, overcame challenges and went on to achieve success as they define it.Read More Here


Hana Kamm is the founder of She’s Next, an organization providing inspiration and awareness about the issues facing today’s women. Known by her friends and family for her positive outlook on life, Hana cherishes simple pleasures and enjoys encouraging others. She started She’s Next to create a community where women leaders could share guidance and knowledge on how to live a unique, confident and self-assured life. Read More Here