Meeting Pamela Wasabi is like having your favorite, most colorful painting come alive. Her funky style and passionate personality is infectious and contagious. From an early age, Pamela knew she wanted to dedicate her life and talents to a cause. Leaving Colombia for the U.S. as a teenager she sought channels for her creativity through fashion and photography. After a health set-back early in her pregnancy, she found her life’s purpose staring her down. She was no longer responsible for her health but that of her daughter’s. Now Pamela’s chef-de-cuisine at JugoFresh, a certified health coach, an activist, a writer and is rolling out an online cooking series on Youtube. Get ready for some ear candy.
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Like countless others before him, Alexis Garcia escaped Cuba seeking freedom in the United States. After a mind-blowing 55 hours at sea in a kayak with another refugee and several life-ending close calls, they were rescued by the Coast Guard. This is where his running story truly begins.
Alexis Garcia is what we refer to as a Beast. He is tenacious, determined and strong both physically and mentally – qualities essential to become an accomplished Ultra Runner. At the ripe age of 53 he has completed seven ultras, over 40 marathons, and over 60 half-marathons. And now he is training for the biggest race of his life – running the entire length of his beloved country that he fled more than 23 years ago.
Alexis will cover more than 1,000 miles over a span of 35 days as he runs from the eastern most tip of Cuba to the western most end. Along with a small crew, including his ever-supportive wife, Marlene, his journey will be told in the documentary ‘Running Across Cuba.’ The inspiring feat will allow Alexis to shine light on the power of the Cuban spirit, its wonderful people, natural beauty and historical significance. He is also fundraising in order to provide running shoes for the children of Cuba so they can see that anything is possible with hard work and perseverance.
This is a selfless and altruistic man with an incredible story about hope, courage, freedom and the ability to defy all odds.
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This bonus episode is a follow-up to Episode 2 – Fixing Our Broken Food Supply with Trish Sheldon and a review of our experience at the March Against Monsanto on May 23, 2015. This protest was a nation-wide event whose sole purpose is to get the bio-tech company, Monsanto to have more transparency and allow their food products to be labeled as containing genetically modified organisms (GMO's).
GMO’s are created when the genes from unrelated organisms, such as viruses and bacteria, are inserted into a plant or animal. Most processed foods and non-organic meats such as chicken, beef and pork contain some form of genetically modified chemicals.
Alex and Jeanette attended the march and did some live podcasting at the event, took some photos and attended the after party at The Social Lubricant. Show notes, photos and more on www.plantedinmiami.com.