mega fresh vip | institute of integrative nutrition – long beach, ca

Here I am…led by my gut once again….enrolled in school.

The phrase hitting the ground running comes to mind after being invited to participate as a VIP live blogger for the Institute if Integrative Nutrition®  MegaIIN convention that runs March 3-5, 2012 at the Long Beach Convention Center where I’ll be bringing  you the new student perspective.  I am clearly an amateur in the field of nutrition compared to many of you….but hey, I eat chia seeds, make my own kale chips and soak my beans. So, we’re cool right?

In all seriousness, in the short time that I have been here I am floored by the things that are being accomplished by so many of you. I’m looking forward to meeting people that are facilitating change in their own lives as well as the lives of others.  It’s inspiring.  I will be there with camera in hand.

Who is this girl?

  • I’m just me. amy boring.
  • Trying to make positive changes.
  • This is Shryner
  • I’m a 4th generation Californian.
  • ceramicist, painter, jewelry maker , and athlete in hibernation.
  • Totally amazed at how fit some of you really are. I met He-man and She-ra on twitter last week.
  • New fan of the beet right here! After years of opposition…and now I crave it.  huh? I’m still in shock.
  • Mucho grande appreciation for  the stillness of food photography
  • Love hate relationship with climbing hills.
  • In love with my vitamix.
  • Photographer
  • Proficient in sitting at my computer for too many hours.
  • Institute of Integrative Nutrition® class of 2012.

In an effort  to keep it as real as possible around here  I am coming clean that  I am not well versed in the workings of the speakers that are so highly regarded. Gasp! I am that green.  Between designing this blog, starting school, and running a boring photo I am finding myself pretty busy.  Other than Joshua’s class posts most of the information I have received about the speakers has been delivered via twitter headline. Tidbits really.  I did stumble  into  a Deepak Chopra tweet that confirmed that I have  in fact, stop the presses,  read David Wolfe’s The Sunfood Diet on a camping trip in 2001.  That  was enough info for me to know I’m where I should be and everything I have learned prior to this has led me here.

I can feel the energy building in the community much like the vibes that come with the big photography industry conventions.  Always a good time to be had and invaluable information to be absorbed.  I am excited to be involved at this level right out of the gate.  It’s got me tucked so nicely into that uncomfortable spot just outside my comfort zone. I like it.  I have no idea where this road will take me.  I am in for the ride and I can honestly say it has already changed my life in ways that I didn’t really even consider.

I feel very lucky to be a part of this community and getting thrown into the ring with this diverse  group of  bloggers at the sound of the gun.

The IIN team of live bloggers:

the speakers:

Joshua Rosenthal, the founder of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, will bring his nutritional magic to this unprecedented weekend. Known for encouraging people to take action towards lofty goals, Joshua will rev your healthy engines so that you leave the conference excited to do the work you love, earn major income, and live a life of passion and prosperity!

David Wolfe, world authority on raw foods; author of best-selling books SuperfoodsNaked Chocolate and Eating for Beauty.

Geneen Roth is a pioneer in distinguishing the link between our emotions and hunger. She has appeared as an expert in her field on OprahNBC and 20/20 and is an author of eight books including When Food Is Love and Breaking Free from Emotional Eating.

Julia Ross, pioneer in nutritional psychotherapy, food/mood expert and author of The Diet Cure and The Mood Cure.

Gary Taubes, investigative American science writer known for exposing controversial beliefs in nutrition and health. He is the author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories.

Seane Corn, internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching.

Read more about the Mega IIN conference and other IIN live events here.

See you soon on the coast of California!





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