Over 30 years ago, my health journey began due to a health crisis, termed by medical professionals, “severe migraine seizures.” It sent me on what appeared to be that proverbial “wild goose chase” though actually, it ended up launching me into my destiny. God’s ways are very mysterious, yet often His patterns become known to us both by His word and His participation in our lives.
In this case, it seems that, my offering to seek more natural answers to said crisis which was met with success, opened this mysterious “pathway” for me, which all started around 1983-4. (As you might have suspected, conventional medicine was offering prescription drugs.)
From that point to some time in 1990’s, I was busy growing wheat grass, juicing it and veggies, or drying vegetables and trying wide varieties of raw menu items. Basically causing much commotion with family, friends and neighbors due to non stop conversations on health, diet and plenty of samples which were not always welcome. Although freshly ground whole wheat bread was always met with delight.
All the while, quietly my heart was tuning into God’s messages to me about this. I was so excited and fascinated to learn and ingest every vibrant Provision, that arguing over it never occurred to me.(Other than parent/ child, “You must drink your carrot juice…” all two ounces.) Unfortunately for many, much needless strife can occur over this topic.
After helping neighbors and mentoring others who would open co-ops and carry some of my knowledge and recipes into other regions, I opted for certification at Hallelujah Acres in North Carolina. After all, Reverend Malkmus’s unconventional methods beat his cancer while his mother’s approach and outcome were exactly opposite.
In 2010, while working at Whole Foods Market™ I was selected to teach their new healthy eating program at Winter Park’s store. During this time, I received my Holistic Health Coaching certification through Institute for Integrative Nutrition and also attended Roux be Cooking School while building partnerships locally. My favorite line during those years was, “I am in everybody’s business!” I was taking a healthy eating message into schools, City buildings, private businesses and the YMCA to name a few places. My calendar was always booked three or more months in advance.
However, large scale company adjustments abruptly changed things in fall of 2015. Without warning, it ended! I had reached 10,000 folks annually through those 5 years according to required record keeping. As God would have it, one of my favorite local businesses with integrative practitioners asked me to join them. Here I was not only able to help with diet, but also prayer was incorporated for whomsoever desired it, and many did, with pleasing results. This taught me the significance of combining natural things with Supernatural things.
As 2017 opened, I was led to an additional education in Ministry through Orlando House of Prayer. (OHOP) The Lord has been indicating to me that His people can only get so far with diet change. It is significant, don’t get me wrong. But His desire is always for total freedom, including healing, which is fully accessible.
Hence,”Greener Pastures Please” offers both earthly (guidance on food for plates) and heavenly (food for spirit and soul) . If you only want/need food for your plate portion, that is fine. The “menu” is open.
In any case, I am happy to serve through consulting, teaching, feeding and praying, either in group settings or one on one. If you or your group would like more information, please go to my contact page.
Many blessings! -Lois