Reported By Pat Fenn
The Creative Health Institute (CHI) in Hodunk graduated two young women, Tasha L. Anderson and Manuka Wiggin, on Tuesday, July 12, the first in a newly established academic internship program, which began in April.
Anderson, 20, a senior at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, graduated as the first woman from CHI’s academic new intern program with top honors. The internship is a fee-based program of $1,000 over three months which requires completion of 120-classroom hours and practical applications in the agency’s different operations.
Before Anderson, an English/journalism major, goes back to school, she plans to return home to get her family back on raw foods because she recalls, “ … how happy my parents, brother and sister were when they were in better health.”
In her words
“I plan to teach raw living foods lifestyle classes because I see how it has changed my life and the lives of others,” said Anderson. “I’ve never felt better or more rested. This lifestyle has brought balance to my life and an inner confidence. Physically speaking, a life-long pigment disorder disappeared! People frequently tell me how radiant my complexion looks. That never happened before. Wheatgrass has amazing properties and makes my skin glow!”
On par with Anderson was Wiggin, a 1997 graduate in environmental science from the University of Oregon, who excelled in performance standards, as well. Wiggin, a Boulder, Colo., resident, distinguished her internship by her aptitude in tasty, colorful and striking food presentations, an example of which appears in the Institute’s newly printed brochure.
Intern Wiggin is pursuing several things — she plans a career as a raw, living foods counselor for those facing malignancies; to continue as a yoga instructor, now 14 years in the making; and finally has plans for green-living, nano development.
Wiggin’s mother, Pamela Wiggin, 65, of Portland, Ore., was a guest in mid-June in CHI’s detox and rebuild program. The senior Wiggin reported that her raw foods lifestyle has effectively shrunk her tumors stemming from chronic leukemia lymphoma.
In her words
“The academic curricula and application of wheatgrass fundamentals have had such a positive affect on my mother’s overall health,” said Wiggin. “I’ve learned a deeper foundation and confidence about the possibilities of therapeutic healing, as well.”
Wiggin advises incoming interns, “…be expansive with your thoughts and accepting of others and yourself.”
CHI’s Executive Director and Master Chef, Robert Morgan (Bobby), said, “These two interns are some of the best I’ve ever seen and I’ve mentored hundreds! They’re enormously confident, but incredibly humble; skillful in their craft and inspirational to the rest of the staff because of their youth, enthusiasm and spirit. How very fortunate we’ve been that they chose CHI!”
For more information about Creative Health Institute, call 517-278-6260; or go to http://www.creativehealthinstitute.com.
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