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True Colors Queer Women's Meetup Monterey Bay

Monterey, CA

True Colors Queer Women's Meetup Monterey Bay

Welcome! This group is for all queer women. If you self-identify as a queer woman, this group is for you :) 🏳️‍🌈 

As the Admin and Organizer of this group, one of my primary objectives is to create well-defined boundaries so that the members of this community feel safe. With this in mind, you are welcome to become a member of True Colors if you are a lesbian, bi female, or an MTF trans lesbian. 

Established mid-October of 2020, this social club offers adult (18+ years of age) women, of all colors, single & partnered, an opportunity to create new and meaningful friendships and participate in common interest activities in the Monterey Bay Area.

Activities, adventures, and events will include but are not limited to hiking, biking, walking, running, kayaking, ropes courses, ziplining, backpacking, camping, frisbee in the park, book clubs, photography, coffee and tea, breaking bread, pub nights, farmer's market meetups, dancing, escape rooms, board and dice games, cards, tours, concerts, movies, parties, BBQs, trips, travel, whitewater rafting/tubing, skiing/snowboarding. The sky is the limit!

On average we offer about five meetups each month, usually one meetup per weekend, and then an occasional meetup on a weeknight. Often our weekend meetups are short local hikes or coffee & pastry get-togethers although occasionally we turn it up a notch and run a bigger, less local meetup such as whale watching, kayaking, or an e-bike ride. Our weeknight events have been brewery meetups so far, while we do have a full moon hike coming up in July and we'll add monthly Twilight Cycling at Laguna Seca when they get up and running again. 

We primarily hold our meetups in the greater Monterey Bay (Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Marina, Seaside, Salinas, Santa Cruz). We've talked about putting together trips to Guerneville and the Mendocino area this coming summer or fall. 

Everyone will be given a warm welcome. An ethos/culture of mutual respect, courtesy, warmth, dignity, 'positivity', and inclusivity for all members is expected. We endeavor to create an environment where members can feel confident, comfortable, and happy being their true selves. Our group vibe is warm, friendly, welcoming, inclusive, casual, and social. 

Feel free to suggest any ideas you have for events; your ideas are always welcome ;) After coming to a few events, you will likely also have the opportunity to become an Event Organizer and host events, if you wish. 

This Club is non-commercial/non-profit. Membership is free.

Please add a profile photo before applying to join our group. 

Note: Unless otherwise stated, True Color events are for queer adult women only. Just to be super clear, no pets, kids, or allies are invited to attend unless specified for a one-off event. If specified, the event will clearly state "+ dogs" or "allies welcome" in the event title or near the top of the post. 

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LOOK 30 Women - Age 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Carmel, CA

LOOK 30 Women - Age 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

LOOK 30 Diet - Delicious Colorful Plant Based Food. LOOK 30 is not about vanity or wishful thinking. It's what the body can do after a change in diet, proven by Success Stories. Women - ALL ages - (18+) are welcome to join us who want to - make and maintain - the change in diet that can help the body: 

* WEIGHT - restore itself - to its ideal weight

* SKIN - grow - NEW clear smooth skin - (no more acne or wrinkles)

* HAIR - grow - NEW hair in its natural color - (no more gray hair)

* LOOK - naturally - LOOK 30 - whatever the age - 40s, 50s, 60s+...

Success Stories

LOOK 30

* Age 45 - Esther - "I LOOK younger than when I was in my 30s"

* Age 55 - Brenda - "People usually guess I'm in my 30s"

* Age 57 - Maggie - "she – looks 20 years younger (like age 30s)”

* Age 70 - Chef Babette - She is a Vegan Raw Food Chef. She made the change in diet in her 40s, that has helped her body - maintain itself - naturally looking young like age 30s through her 40s, 50s, 60s and now at age 70. Her website: https://chef-b.com/ - About - https://chef-b.com/about/

WEIGHT

* Age 35 - Lynne - Lost 30 Pounds - 3 Months

* Age 37 - Christine - Lost 100 Pounds

* Age 57 - Maggie - "lost 32 pounds in 2 1/2 months"

* Age 59 - Marianne - "within a few weeks - weight was melting off"

* Age 60 - Judeen - "lost 105 pounds"

SKIN

* Age 31 - Shazzie - "facial lines disappeared"

* Age 35 - Lynne - "acne is gone"

* Age 47 - Sheila - "skin is tighter - and firmer than before"

* Age 59 - Marianne - "her wrinkles disappeared"

* Age 71 - Loretta - "the lines in my face are smoothing out...this (diet) is the - fountain of youth".

HAIR

* Age 57 - Maggie - "her gray hair is turning dark again"

* Age 60 - Judeen - "my hair is turning back to its natural color - as the gray disappears"

* Age 67 - Elizabeth - "my white hair of - twenty years - is - suddenly - growing dark - again."

Books - Success Stories

The above Success Stories are from the diet book - *Living on (Plant Based) Live Food* - by Alissa Cohen. See book - https://www.amazon.com/Living-Live-Food-Alissq-Cohen/dp/0974896306

Age 67 - Elizabeth's Hair Story - is from the book - "Green for Life" - by Victoria Boutenko - https://www.amazon.com/Green-Life-Victoria-...

LOOK 30 Diet

Plant Based Food - (Raw and Cooked) - Fruit, Vegetables, Greens, Sprouts, Seeds, Nuts

Delicious Recipes - Oil-Free, Plant Based, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Grain/Starch Free

(No Oils, Animal Based Food, Grain or Legume/Bean Based Food)

FREE Delicious Meal Ideas & Recipes

Examples:

* Lissa's Raw Food Recipes - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNaEK0fsm12KrybgfGj7H9DUYhOyGZ2vO

* Plant Based Raw Food - https://justglowingwithhealth.com/30-day-food-diary/

* Plant Based Raw Food Potlucks - http://www.glutenfreecat.com/2013/07/raw-foods-potluck-picnic-style/

* Plant Based Raw and Cooked Food - http://rawmazing.com/

Dr. Herbert Shelton, N.D., Author - "Superior Nutrition" - Plant Based Food

"In fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts are - ALL - the vitamins, minerals, proteins and other substances the human body needs to - BRING - it to a state of - PHYSICAL PERFECTION - and to - MAINTAIN - it that state - INDEFINITELY" - Naturally - LOOK 30 - Age 40s, 50s, 60s+... 

Women have proved it is the - foods - of the Standard American Diet (SAD) - animal foods, oils, grain/starch foods that have - caused - the body to look like what has been called - "old" - weight gain - wrinkles - gray hair. When they - changed to the - LOOK 30 Diet - plant based food - their body then - restored itself - to - naturally - LOOK 30 - whatever their age - 40s, 50s, 60s+...

Why 30? - See this - Information Meetup - with that answer - https://www.meetup.com/LOOK-30-Women-Age-40s-50s-60s/events/258093369/

Please message me if you have any questions.

Kay Star - Meetup Organizer

LOOK 30 Women - Age 40s, 50s, 60s,70s+.

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LOOK 30 Diet - Age 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Carmel, CA

LOOK 30 Diet - Age 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

We provide support for women and men, all ages, who want to look younger, but don't want to buy products or have cosmetic surgery. Changing to the colorful plant based - LOOK 30 Diet - is how to get what is wanted - whatever the age: 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+.


Meetup postings are about delicious meal ideas, recipes and encouraging Success Stories! - See information below about the diet, also how to get started including FREE Recipes, a Weekly Meal Planner and Success Stories.


The - LOOK 30 Diet - is delicious colorful plant based food. See FREE Recipes below. Recipe ingredients are only raw colorful: fruit, vegetables, greens, sprouts, seeds, nuts. Meals made from raw vegetable ingredients may be cooked, for example: delicious soups, stews, casseroles.


Dr. Herbert Shelton, N.D., Author - "Superior Nutrition" - Colorful Plant Based Food - "In fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts are - ALL - the vitamins, minerals, proteins and other substances the human body needs to - BRING - it to a state of - PHYSICAL PERFECTION - and to - MAINTAIN - it that state - INDEFINITELY" - Naturally - LOOK 30 - whatever the age - 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+.


See Success Stories - What the Body Did - After the Change in Diet:

LOOK 30

* Age 40 - Lissa - She made the change in diet in her 30s because she had severe acne, and was overweight with cellulite on her legs. After the change in diet, her body grew new clear skin (no more acne, no more scars) and restored itself to her ideal weight, no more cellulite. See her before and after photos, also meal ideas and recipes, at her Youtube channel - Lissa's (Vegan) Raw Food Romance - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt-LzglDbDB8Uk9gJU7IisQ

* Age 45 - Esther - "I look younger than when I was in my 30s"

* Age 55 - Brenda - "People usually guess I'm in my 30s"

* Age 57 - Maggie - "She looks 20 years younger (like age 30s)”

* Age 60s to 70 - Vegan Chef Babette - Her website:https://chef-b.com/ also https://chef-b.com/about/ - See more photos of her in this article: http://laikamagazine.com/at-70-vegan-chef-babette-davis-is-living-her-best-life/ - She made the change in diet in her 40s that helped her body - restore itself - to naturally looking again like age 30s, then maintained itself looking like that throughout her 40s, 50s, 60s and now at age 70!


WEIGHT

* Age 35 - Lynne - Lost 30 Pounds - 3 Months

* Age 37 - Christine - Lost 100 Pounds

* Age 57 - Maggie - "lost 32 pounds in 2 1/2 months"

* Age 59 - Marianne - "within a few weeks - weight was melting off"

* Age 60 - Judeen - "lost 105 pounds"


SKIN

* Age 31 - Shazzie - "facial lines disappeared"

* Age 35 - Lynne - "acne is gone"

* Age 40 - Lissa - No more acne or scars.

* Age 47 - Sheila - "skin is tighter - and firmer than before"

* Age 59 - Marianne - "her wrinkles disappeared"

* Age 71 - Loretta - "the lines in my face are smoothing out"

* Age 80 - Ben - "my wrinkles are almost gone"


HAIR

* Age 57 - Maggie - "her gray hair is turning dark again"

* Age 60 - Judeen - "my hair is turning back to its natural color - as the gray disappears"

* Age 67 - Elizabeth - "my white hair of 20 years is - growing dark - again." - Her story is from the book - "Green for Life" - by Victoria Boutenko: https://www.amazon.com/Green-Life-Victoria-Boutenko/dp/0970481969


TEETH

* Age 75 - Men Grow NEW Teeth - Dr John Richter, N.D.: "In my practice, I have noted some splendid instances of broken teeth growing back to their full length without any other aid than natural food (raw colorful plant based food). I know of men as old as 75 years who have grown another set of teeth." - Quote from the book "Nature the Healter" by Dr John Richter: https://www.amazon.com/Nature-Healer-John-T-Richter/dp/1162945966


EYESIGHT

* Age 80 - Nathan Geller, British Colombia. Nathan was in his late 70s when he made a change in diet to eating only raw colorful plant based food. His friend Giselle gave this description of him at age 80: "...few lines in his face...with a full head of dark hair – he also claimed that the raw food (raw colorful plant based food) returned his – EYESIGHT to 20/20 – and he no longer needed glasses.” Nathan's story was posted, at that time, on the website: Raw Food Chef - https://rawfoodchef.com/


Books - Success Stories - Some of the Success Stories are from the raw plant based diet book - *Living on Live Food* - by Alissa Cohen. See book - https://www.amazon.com/Living-Live-Food-Alissq-Cohen/dp/0974896306


FREE Weekly Meal Planner - https://www.plantbasedcooking.com/weekly-meal-planner/ - Use the planner to make your favorites menu: 7 favorites each for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks. Then, from your favorites menu - you can make a Daily Meal Plan - for each day of the week. See the links for FREE recipes from which you can choose your favorites.


FREE Delicious Recipes - Ingredients: Fruit, Vegetables, Greens, Sprouts, Seeds, Nuts. No animal based foods, oils, grains or legume based foods.


Raw vs Cooked Vegetables: The Healthiest Way to Eat Your Veggies - https://foodrevolution.org/blog/raw-vs-cooked-vegetables/


FREE Recipes for Raw and Cooked Food:

* Juicing - The Joe Cross FREE 3 & 10 Day Juice Plan - https://www.rebootwithjoe.com/juicing/

* FullyRaw Kristina - FREE Juice Recipes - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLembMCaWHnAVFNlNMIy57tzvN4sRsS0Ix

* FullyRaw Kristina - FREE Meal Ideas & Recipes - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL681AD6294AEDEF2F

* Raw Food Recipes - http://rawfoodrecipes.com/recipes/

* Lissa's Raw Food Recipes - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNaE... (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNaEK0fsm12KrybgfGj7H9DUYhOyGZ2vO)

* 30 Day Diary - Meal Ideas - Recipes - https://justglowingwithhealth.com/30-day-food-diary/

* Oil Free Rainbow Roasted Vegetables - https://simpleveganblog.com/oil-free-rainbow-roasted-vegetables/


Our Meetups make the change in diet - delicious - and exercise, fun! - The location for our Meetups is the Carmel, California and nearby areas, the reason for our Meetup website name - https://www.meetup.com/LOOK-30-Diet-Carmel/


Food Meetups: Delicious Food Tastings including Desserts, Salad Buffet Lunches, Cuisine Themed Dinners, Potlucks, Picnics.

FUN Activities Meetups: Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, Line Dancing, Skiing (Winter Ski Trip), etc.

Conversation at Meetups could be about favorite diet meal ideas, recipes and Success Stories.


Our change in diet to only colorful plant based food also helps:

__ Save Animals - Our diet is plant based, vegan, no animal based foods.

__ Save Our Planet - Warning - U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/08/08/748416223/to-slow-global-warming-u-n-warns-agriculture-must-change - "Deforestation - contributes to global warming, and reversing it will be necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change. (How?) ...significantly increase the amount of land that's covered in trees and other vegetation..."

What can men and women - ALL ages - do?

Help with reforestation by eating food grown from trees (favorite fruit, nuts) and vegetables that could be grown together with trees, for example - Alley Cropping: https://www.fs.usda.gov/nac/assets/documents/workingtrees/infosheets/WT_Info_alley_cropping.pdf


Please Meetup message me if you have any other questions and I will be happy to answer them.


Kay Star - Meetup Organizer - Join Us! - "We make the change in diet - delicious - and exercise,fun!"


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Monterey Spiritual Experiences Group

Monterey, CA

Monterey Spiritual Experiences Group

<b>Welcome Spiritual Adventurers! </b><br> 

NOTE: At this time the Monterey Spiritual Experiences Group is temporarily suspending physical gatherings to honor everyone's health and safety, at least until the end of May 2020. You are warmly invited to visit our video conferences and/or audio conferences on the "Events" tab to continue your spiritual exploration journey. We look forward to seeing you soon.  Please join us for uplifting virtual spiritual discussions that are open to all truth seekers, regardless of faith. These heart-opening discussions provide an opportunity to share our spiritual experiences and gain a greater understanding of them.

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<b>Have you had a spiritual experience?</b><br> 
Spiritual experiences can include: <br> <br>* Prophetic dreams <br>* Deja vu <br>* Remembering a past life <br>* Out-of-body experience <br>* Flying in a dream <br>* Knowing the truth instantly <br>* Guiding intuitions <br> <br>We meet to share and discuss spiritual experiences and topics in an open, friendly and respectful environment. Talking with others can help us understand what our experiences mean. We also discuss spiritual techniques and resources for gaining greater experience and insights.

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<b>Through regular use of spiritual exercises everyone can:</b>

* Expand their awareness and enjoyment of life.
* Gain a personal understanding of the role of Karma and Reincarnation.
* Become active and Creative Dreamers.
* Experience Soul Travel, a form of expanded awareness and inner knowingness; which can also be an out-of-body experience.
* Awaken in consciousness and open their hearts to a deeper connection to God's love.

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<b>Looking for more answers? You are welcome to contact us:</b>
<br>ECKANKAR Center of Monterey<br>P.O. Box EK<br>Pacific Grove, CA 93950<br>Phone: (831) 373-1153Eckankar in California<br>Website:
www.ECK-CA.org<br>Meetup Online Mailbox: www.meetup.com/Eckankar-of-Monterey-County/suggestion


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<b>Other sites you may wish to explore: </b>
<br>Main Eckankar Site: for a free book, a quote of the day, and a spiritual exercise of the week, along with a wealth of other uplifting content -- https://eckankar.org <br>Eckankar Blog --https://eckankarblog.org/<br>Animals are Soul Blog -- https://www.animalsaresoul.blog/<br>Download free HU App -- https://eckankarblog.org/hu-app/ 


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The opinions expressed in this site are those of the writers and not necessarily those of ECKANKAR or the MAHANTA, the Living ECK Master, Sri Harold Klemp.

<br> <br>Copyright ©2020 ECKANKAR. All rights reserved. The terms ECKANKAR, ECK, EK, MAHANTA, SOUL TRAVEL, and VAIRAGI, among others, are trademarks of ECKANKAR, P.O. Box 2000, Chanhassen, MN 55317-2000 U.S.A.


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San Francisco Rotary Club, SERVICE ABOVE SELF! (Club #2)

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Rotary Club, SERVICE ABOVE SELF! (Club #2)

Do you enjoy helping others? Are you an established or aspiring business professional or community leader looking for fun fellowship with other professionals? Are you looking for a group where you can make new contacts, give back to your community, grow professionally AND have fun – all in one place?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then The Rotary Club of San Francisco might be the perfect fit for you! As the second oldest Rotary Club in the world, we have a 100+ year legacy of “Service Above Self,” combining fun networking and fellowship events with service opportunities that impact both communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio (AND SO MUCH MORE!). Our weekly meetings not only provide fellowship and networking opportunities, but attract top-notch speakers to keep our members informed of current trends, community issues, and industry information.

WHY JOIN ROTARY?
Joining Rotary is more than just joining another service organization or business club---it's joining a huge family of service-minded people. Rotary International is the world's largest service organization with over 1.2 million members in over 160 different countries. Members of Rotary clubs, also known as "Rotarians", are established business professionals and community leaders. With more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you can find Rotary clubs and your extended “Rotary Family” just about everywhere you go!

Whether you are in the club to do community service, work on international projects, continue developing your professional career through workshops and networking sessions, or if you just want to make more friends, Rotary is the right fit for you.

We meet for lunch on the first three Tuesdays of the month at 12:00pm to 1:30pm and have a social event the last week of the month. Plus, we have special fellowship and service projects scheduled throughout the year.

Want to know more? Please visit us at one of our upcoming Meet-up events!

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Pet University

San Diego, CA

Pet University

If your kids are begging you to get a pet, think first before making that purchase. Many pets are bought on an impulse, which is sometimes not a good thing. Before you bring an animal into your home, be sure you teach your kids how to care for pets. It may seem simple in retrospect, but caring for an animal is a big responsibility that isn't for everyone. Educate your kids first. Many pet supply stores and animal shelters have classes that kids can take to learn all about proper animal care. There are also plenty of books and trusted veterinary websites to learn more from. There is no excuse for not learning how to take care of a specific animal before making that purchase or adoption. Remember that any potential pet is a living, breathing being that deserves to be part of a loving, caring family. Our family's first hamster taught a valuable lesson about why parents need to educate kids before adopting a pet. Read, absorb, and discuss all the knowledge you and the kids can before bringing a new pet home. Make your home pet-friendly. Think about what type of animal your family will be bringing home. Are there hidden dangers in your home that could be hazardous to your pet? Do you have other pets? How will they react to a new family member? Will your cat try to attack a hamster or a dog? If so, do not adopt those animals. Opt for pets that your existing animal family members will get along with or will be isolated from. Cats, dogs, birds, and other animals that may not be in cages need to be kept away from harmful items. Store chemicals in a locked cabinet, be sure there are no loose nails or chords, and check for other potential hazards. Pet-proofing can be much like baby-proofing. Let the kids help you with this so that they know and understand that pet care is serious business. Teach them about both the ups and the downs. Kids should know the joys of having pets, as well as the possible heartache. Having pets can be very rewarding and fun. Kids will enjoy playing with and observing pets. But they should also know that their pet will probably die before them. Small animals, like hamsters, live a very short life. Also, there is no guarantee that even a healthy animal will live its full life expectancy because anything can happen. Teaching kids about the possibility of their pet dying before it happens can help soften the blow when it does. You don't have to be overly graphic. But they should definitely know about both life and death when dealing with animals. Pets are a fun and rewarding experience for both parents and kids, but it is vital to the health of your kids and pets to teach the children important pet care habits prior to adopting one.

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