WHAT IS AN “EDIBLE GODDESS”?
She’s a health-conscious, self-empowered woman who embraces her divine feminine energy, takes the absolute best care of herself possible, recognizes that her body is a temple, takes in a massive amount of nutrition via fresh food that grows organically from our beautiful Earth, treats her skin with luxurious indulgences infused with healing herbs, lives & loves a progressive holistic lifestyle, takes action in alignment with her values, trusts that the Universe conspires in her favor, and believes in herself.
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BETHANNE WANAMAKER is the founder of Edible Goddess, Creator of the Chocolate Goldies & Chocolate Gold, and author of multiple raw food and natural beauty recipe books. She lives to inspire you to become the absolute best and healthiest expression of yourself! As a certified holistic nutrition educator, conscious lifestyle expert, and motivational health speaker, she teaches others how to activate their highest potential and how to use food and lifestyle as the catalyst for a MUCH better life.
Bethanne also handcrafts her own raw, vegan, organic, wildcrafted, superfood, herbal and fresh juice infused holistic skincare line, Edible Goddess Skincare. She has a passion for creating and teaching others how to make chocolate superfood desserts, herbal tonics and elixirs, scrumptious raw food creations, and homemade edible skincare.
Through her products, coaching, and award-winning & engaging classes and events, she offers valuable insight into the connection between mindful choices and discovering and living your mission. Bethanne’s core message is to “Live as a healthy example of what’s possible, raise your standards and refuse to compromise them, don’t settle for less, and shine a guiding light on those you love to help them eliminate needless suffering.”
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Want to actually SEE the visual transformation I’ve made over the past 10+ years? Check out my before and after pictures here!
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On a more personal note
In the spring of 2000, when I was just 22 years young, I received the dreaded phone call from my grandma that the woman who gave me life had been diagnosed with an incurable cancer. Over the next 11 months, I became a true warrior in my efforts to find a cure and save her life. During that time I uncovered information about alternative medicine and holistic healing modalities, and a whole new world opened up to me that I was not previously exposed to. Destiny had different plans however, and my loving mom left her physical body in March 2001. Although I had made great strides with sharing information I stumbled upon back then, I hadn’t even scratched the surface of what I know now. Ultimately, the immense amount of life-changing information that I’ve learned since is what saved my own life and is now what I share with my coaching clients and through my products and programs.
Because of this unbelievably traumatic experience at such a young age, my life quickly began falling apart (my dad had already passed when I was 15). Over those next 2 years, I lived what I consider to have been the “dark nights of my soul”. I unconsciously launched a self-destructive war with an attempt to harm myself nearly every day because of the hopeless and depressed mindset that had taken over. Clearly, I had no idea how to healthfully cope with this insurmountable stress and pain and at the time, resorted to cigarettes and alcohol. I was not prepared with the dietary and mindset tools I fortunately now have and engaged in reckless behavior because I thought my life didn’t matter anymore.
There were not many days ahead of me if I were to continue on that path. I had still lost my will to live, and that is not said lightly. As I write this, I sigh in relief of not being in that space any longer. It’s an absolute miracle that I was able to have crawled my way out of what I perceived to be the end of my own life.
Adversity creates an indescribable character within each of us and infuses our soul with deeper meaning, perspective, and purpose…
I have felt strongly compelled to share my story more recently even though for so many years I was desperate to not speak the words aloud. Now, I find strength in announcing my truth and what I’ve done with it.
One of the key phrases that was always spoken to me by my mom was, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. It seems like just 3 little words, but when you really embrace it, your world changes.
Once you believe in yourself, your self-value skyrockets. When self-love and respect are the new standards, health becomes the #1 priority. You realize that your body is a sacred temple and should be treated as such. You are willing to do whatever it takes to keep your body temple at its peak optimal level and nothing less will suffice. No accepting compromise when it comes to YOU.
From this experience, I learned many deep lessons, including:
♥ I am what I eat. There’s no getting around it.
♥ If I have my health, everything else will fall into place.
♥ Anything is possible. Anything – and with regard to everything.
♥ It is in all of our best interest to eliminate all needless suffering.
♥ I must invest in my health now. Saying ‘I’ll do it later’ is a death sentence.
♥ I have control of my own health and there’s no need to give that power to someone or something else.
♥ I learned to dream, envision, and imagine my life as I want it, and not talk myself out of it (whatever ‘it’ may be).
♥ No matter what anyone else says, everything is reversible with the right thoughts and actions. Let go of the people who don’t fully support you in this belief.
♥ No matter what your story is or how low you’ve gone, it can all turn around. You can change your future this very minute. You MUST have faith in this!
♥ I have the power when it comes to my emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual health. I have the choice to do whatever it takes. I don’t ‘have to’ do anything, but I choose to.
♥ “There is never a crowd on the leading edge” (as spoken by Abraham-Hicks) and it feels FANTASTIC to be a part of the unconventional crowd who pursues cutting edge health strategies despite being in the minority.
♥ If you believe in yourself, take control of your health and live consciously, your world will shift!
It’s time to rise up, and believe in yourself.
You can spend countless years postponing your health and giving all the excuses why you can’t start your own personal health care revolution, and you may experience declining energy and life force as you age – OR you can be responsible and have TODAY be the day you took control and decided to do something new.
Postponing your health is a death sentence and often times you will experience needless suffering the longer you wait. I encourage you to believe in yourself and you’re ability to do this as much as I do and take action today!
I have no idea the path I would be on had I not been introduced to Vitamineral Green in the fall of 2001, by HealthForce Nutritionals. It was *the* product that was the catalyst for much of what positively occurred thereafter (getting my life back on track).
I am devoted to sharing all that I know about cutting edge holistic nutrition, lifestyle design, and natural beauty.
To read my very personal story, Thank God My Mom Died: Shattered Resilience, check out Volume 3 of Thank God I: Stories of Inspiration for Every Situation. I am a featured author (on the cover) in this amazing series of books. Contact me if you’d like the book!