I have a secret wish. Okay, well it is probably not so secret if you know me very well. My secret wish is that my life would be a musical. Right now, some of you are thinking, "Oh my gosh! Me too," and some of you are about to click the back button on your Internet Browser.
My back button pushers, stay with me. Don't touch that mouse (unless you are scrolling down, of course). Think about it. Just imagine the best day of your life, and think about having the perfect song specifically injected to that moment to increase its awesomeness. You know, like the feeling you get when you are driving down the road and YOUR SONG comes on. But, imagine those times ALL DAY! Basically, your life would be a mood ring of the musical variety.
Plus, I never feel like I get to sing enough. And, if you love to sing, whether you are good at it or not, you know what I mean. When a song hits you in the grocery store or a nice restaurant, it is not exactly socially appropriate to belt out your best version of Whitney Houston or Elvis Presley. But in Musical Land.... You do!
The reason I let you into my weird (but fabulous) fantasy, is because I recently discovered Tanny Raw's Youtube channel. And this girl is ALWAYS singing her sweet little heart out. And, I bet if she would totally be down with my musical fantasy too.
Now, Tanny does a lot more than sing, she just begins her videos (and sometimes ends them) with a snappy tune. So, if you are one of those people that feels uncomfortable with people who burst into song, take heart that those moments in her videos are brief.
Tanny is a raw vegan, and her channel is a combination of lifestyle tips and recipes. She welcomes people, regardless of their current diet, to foray into the raw diet, without being pushy. Her philosophy is increase the raw healthy foods one day at a time, and add a little more raw foods to each day to crowd out the processed and cooked foods. As I watched her channel, I never felt pushed or pressured, but rather inspired to increase the amounts of raw foods in my diet.
Tanny brings to her channel many years of experience with veganism, which she says changed her life and initiated enormous weight loss. So, if you are looking for a channel to help you lose weight or recipes to simply eat more cleanly, then Tanny is an excellent source.
Her recipes are simple, and she often gives overviews on how she created them in her videos. However, she does also have a cookbook with 77 raw recipes. If you are interested in checking it out, her website is here: http://www.tanny-raw.com/
I am so curious to hear what you think about Tanny's channel. At first, her energy level is a little overwhelming, but as I dug into more of her videos, I began to love it. I think it is because you can tell she is being her true fun-loving self. She is honest, authentic, and spirited. And those are the kinds of people that suck you into their circle, and you love them for it. Her vibrancy is entrancing, enormous, and addicting.
In addition, Tanny has one quality that I cannot help but be drawn to. She is a "down-home southern girl." And, as someone who was raised in the south and with deep family roots in Tennessee, listening to her feels like being home. She is kind, warm, bubbly, and welcoming in that southern hospitality kind of way, and it makes my heart glad. However, if you are turned off by the deep southern accent, then you will have to get acclimated, but I think her charm will overcome it.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed diving into Tanny's world. I learned some nutrition facts, found some spiritual healing, and felt welcomed into the raw food community! So if you are looking for a healthy raw lifestyle, life advice, or a trip down south without the butter and biscuits, then certainly give Tanny Raw on YouTube a view.