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I love Texas, Texans, and Whole Foods Market, part 1 of 3

Robyn Openshaw - Apr 14, 2010 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links

So I am just back from my spring-break trip with my kids to Cancun and then Dallas. I got to see my really cool brother Russ and his family. (I am the oldest of 8, and he is the third.) And I also taught two classes that were packed with truth seeking, self-improving, completely awesome GSG Texans. LOVED meeting you, signing your books, hearing your stories.

Two GSGs, who didn’t know each other before, got together on my facebook fan page and put the Colleyville event together. Pamalee and Joni are now fast friends: Christian homeschooling moms, and two amazing women who are ALL about helping others. I think you are both wonderful, thank you!

Many of y’all brought your friends and family. Have I told you lately that I LOVE PEOPLE WHO SHARE WITH OTHERS??! Remember that in my research on green smoothies, 84% of people who undertake the habit are SO EXCITED, SO HAPPY about their positive health results, that they teach it to friends/family/co-workers.

Hope you’re not only getting back to basics in your own diet, discovering vibrant, colorful, delicious whole foods . . . but getting other people pumped about STEP 1, 10 minutes a day, 15 servings of raw, fresh greens and fruit daily.

Friends from facebook came from Oklahoma City and got a hotel room overnight. Folks drove from Ft. Worth. Wow. I am so humbled, and I dearly hope that in exchange for the time and travel in your busy life, you got some inspiration, some good GSG lovin, some info . . . that helps you take the next step to a whole-foods lifestyle. That’s why I do this.

Shout-out to Leslee. Front row. With all her girlfriends. Had all the right answers to my q’s because she reads and thinks and practices. She’s been blogging here SINCE THE BEGINNING. Since back when nobody had ever heard of GreenSmoothieGirl and for all I knew, I was writing to myself out here in cyberspace. One of the very earliest 12 Steppers, Leslee subscribed when I was head down, developing recipes and writing a chapter a month, at the beginning of 2008, releasing them as I finished them.

Love you, tsitsifly girl. Love the journey you are on. You are the best.

My parents grew up in El Paso and I forget until I go to Texas how much I love that place! It feels like home! (Maybe I should move south. Sure, I’d have to give up skiing, but I’d give up being cold too.) Me and a rental car and a downtown hotel and some printed MapQuest directions, kinda scary. But every time I even THOUGHT about getting lost, friendly, helpful Texans rescued me. That’s what Southerners are all about.

(I should say I’m sorry for saying, a year ago, that San Antonio was the most unhealthy place I’ve ever been. Even though it’s true. Heh.)

Anyway, it was a blast, and Suzan at Whole Foods Market Preston Forest rocks out loud – she is a TRIP and “got it” like 30 seconds into my call to her explaining what I do. Suzan, thanks for making that class happen despite the fact that bureaucracy is always daunting in a big corporation. Other WFM management folks have contacted me wanting to do a show and then quit because of the approval process.

You care about your customers, about whole foods, and about the health of the former using the latter! You’re my newest hero.

Cool tip tomorrow from an attendee of my Whole Foods Market class, and how I want to come to your town.

Posted in: Relationships, Whole Food

7 thoughts on “I love Texas, Texans, and Whole Foods Market, part 1 of 3”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Robyn,

    I would love it if you really did move back to TX! What fun that would be!

    Love you & thanks for that great shout out! My reading, learning and practicing is all due to your inspirational writings & teaching. I wouldn’t be were I am now if it wasn’t for you! So, again, thank you for all you do to educate people on whole food nutrition.

  2. Anonymous says:

    HI GSGirl,

    THANK you for coming to DALLAS last Saturday. My daughter (18) and I had been doing smoothies maybe once/week and just a little green. YOU motivated us SO MUCH (others, too who shared) that we have had a (many) GREENS smoothie every day, including the afternoon we got home from your workshop at Whole Foods. We bought kale, spinach, chard, dandelions, blackberries, beets, ginger. Our smoothies are purply green. I’ve been adding coconut oil for more fats and drinking more like 16 oz. instead of a little (which wasn’t sustaining me all morning). I’m finding now I’m NOT hungry and I don’t have any blood sugar drops. I feel SOOO good and the digestion thing and elimination you told us about – YESSSSS! It’s true everyone (-: I love it! Thanks so much for visiting us in the Dallas area! Come back soon!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi Robyn,

    We enjoyed you and your classes so much! I just made your teriyaki almonds….they are really good. Planted some Kale and Georgia Collards yesterday in the planters on either side of our mailbox. Will have to see how that goes. We are hoping to get a Whole Foods soon in Oklahoma City. Love to have you come here too for a class in the future. Glad you made it home safely.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I loved Texas, specifically the Houston/Harris County area. There were so many Farmer’s Markets, health food stores, farmers, etc.

  5. Anonymous says:

    come to Pocatello, ID!!!

    I have been doing Green Smoothies for about a month now. For the last 2 weeks I have been doing about 90% raw. I am so excited to be making a difference in my health! I am converting my entire family….even those who don’t live at home with me. My parents are in great health (in their 80’s) and take no medication. This is because of good health habits their entire lives. They are excited to go with me this week to Costco to see the Belndtec demonstrated and purchase it. My daughter has taught her husband and 1 and 2 year old. My sister has picked it up and is teaching her grandchildren. My son and his wife come over and have me make them one.

    It is amazing! All this desire to be healthier has happened to so many in my family in a little over a month’s time!

    Thanks Robyn!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hi there Robyn,

    I have been making all my green smoothies with spinach only as the green part. My family does not like the taste of Kale in smoothies. Question: I am VERY anemic and I understand that the iron in spinach is not usable or absorbed. Is this correct? We LOVE our smoothies with spinach but, do not want to waste our time using spinach if it will hurt more than help us. Also, can you suggest the best plant sources to get iron from? Thanks so much~Deb

  7. Anonymous says:

    Robyn- either way is fine with me, but will you come to Redondo Beach?

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