March 18: Food for Thought Book Club

March 18 from 6-7:30 p.m.

This month’s Food for Thought Book Club will featuring Monica Marie Jones, author of MONDAY MORNING MOTIVATION. Meet the author, discuss the book and then enjoy a book signing. Event is free and open to the public.

10710712_10154656852190788_4876718367080904929_n About MONDAY MORNING MOTIVATION
Monday morning is a new beginning…a fresh start! It’s a time to start over and get it right this time. Sadly, for many it is a time of dread and despair at the mere thought of having to embark upon another week in a situation where they don’t want to be. Monday mornings are an amazing opportunity to re-energize, refresh and refocus so it’s time to change the way that we think about them.

Just like a good cup of coffee or a warm ray of sunshine, the motivational messages in this book give you that boost that you need to start your week off right. Each chapter will leave you encouraged, inspired and excited about the new week that lies ahead.

About the Author
10668936_10154732369900788_8988452805336591525_oMONICA MARIE JONES is an author, motivator and entrepreneur. Her published works include The Ups and Downs of Being Round (Fiction/Self-help), Taste My Soul (Poetry), Floss (Urban Fiction), Swag (Fiction) and Sweet Soliloquy (Poetry), Monday Morning Motivation (Inspiration) and Momentum (Financial Inspiration). She has contributed to Chicken Soup for the Girls Soul, New Directions for Youth Development, 44th and Souls of My Young Sisters. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan. Currently she resides in Detroit, Michigan where she operates her motivational speaking, training and consulting company, Inspiration Incorporated; her publishing company, The Literary Loft host the Monica Marie Jones Show (Podcast available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher Radio). Visit her website at
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Toxics Hide-N-Seek: Exposing Secret Ingredients in Kids’ Food


Toxics Hide-N-Seek:  Exposing Secret Ingredients in Kids’ Food
Most of us know the importance of a healthy diets. Yet, much of our food in highly processed or tainted by growth hormones, antibiotics, and even toxic chemicals.  During this workshop, we’ll explore toxic chemicals in our food system and their health effects.  We’ll provide tips on how to reduce exposure and you’ll leave with fun, easy, and delicious recipes.

LocalMotionGreen at the Ecology Center presents:


Children’s Activities Available


Event DetailsDate: Monday, February 9

Time: 9:30 – 10:30 am

Location: Jungle Juice Bar

14929 Charlevoix
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

RSVP or More information: ~ 313.881.2263

Melissa Cooper Sargent, Environmental Health Educator
Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health


Power Journal with Elizabeth Ann Atkins: January 28



I journaled my desire to lose weight after pregnancy,
and lost 100 pounds.

I journaled my wish to be a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show,  
and my appearance included a segment of me
journaling in the Harpo studios!

I journaled my goal to make more money,  
and lucrative opportunities began showing up out of nowhere.


Now I’m on a mission to teach YOU how to use WRITING to harness
this POWER 
to create the life of your dreams.


It holds the secrets for life, love, health, wealth, peace & pleasure.

ThisPOWERenables you to

“Live the Infinity Life”

which means manifesting your heart’s greatest desires with no limits.

So get ready to learn how to POWER JOURNAL.

My classes are FREE and open to EVERYONE, even kids.

We’ll use “Intuitive Writing” to unlock the treasure chest of
ideas, inspiration and healing energy that’s stored
in infinite supply in your heart & soul.   

This life-changing journey begins on  

Wednesday, January 28, 2015  
6 – 8 p.m.    
14929 Charlevoix, Grosse Pointe Park, MI  48230
My POWER JOURNAL classes will feature a new topic…  
every fourth Wednesday of the month in 2015 at Jungle Juice Bar.
January 28 –       POWER JOURNAL to Write Your Book
February 25 –     POWER JOURNAL for Passion & Pleasure
March 25 –           POWER JOURNAL for Love, Romance & Marriage
April 22 –              POWER JOURNAL for Wealth
May 27 –               POWER JOURNAL through Divorce
June 24 –             POWER JOURNAL for Health & Healing
July 22 –               POWER JOURNAL for Inner Peace
August 26 –         POWER JOURNAL for Weight Loss & Wellness
September 23 – POWER JOURNAL for Harmonious Relationships
October 28 –      POWER JOURNAL to Script Your Best Life
November 25 –   POWER JOURNAL for Gratitude
December 23 –  POWER JOURNAL to Strategize the New Year



Health Benefits of Tana Falls Jamaican Ginger Beer

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Come to taste and experience Tana Falls Jamaican Ginger Beer, which contains one of Nature’s miracle roots – Ginger!!!

Did you know that ginger:
Controls inflammation, eases nausea and morning sickness.
Wards off the flu.
Improves brain function.
Selectively kills ovarian, breast and prostate cancer cells.
Slows the growth of colon cancer cells.
May effectively treat asthma.
Lowers blood pressure.

Tana Falls is sweetened with turbinado (raw) sugar which has more nutrients than white (refined) or beet sugar.

Tana Falls uses filtered fluoride-free water.

Most of all, Tana Falls Jamaican Ginger Beer tastes great! Brewed in the tradition of our Caribbean grandmothers, whose knowledge of herbs and bushes were a product of many generations of collective wisdom, and who knew about ginger’s healing properties all along.


JJB Food for Thought Book Club member benefits

Nurture your mind, body and soul by joining JJB’s Food for Thought Book Club, which offers these exclusive benefits for members:

·      free monthly meetings with fascinating authors who read from and discuss their work

·      a 10% discount on juices and smoothies

·      first rights to host book signings and poetry readings at Jungle Juice Bar at no charge

·       an article featuring you and your work in Jungle Juice Bar’s newsletter

·      the chance to have your writing critiqued by other authors

·      access to a nurturing network of writers and readers

·      big doses of inspiration and information that can help you stay motivated and disciplined to write

·      a featured monthly “Writer’s Green Drink” that turbo-charges mental clarity, focus and creative energy

Food for Thought offers free membership to readers, published authors and pre-published authors.

The first book club meeting of 2015 will feature DARK SECRET by author, actress and screenwriter Elizabeth Ann Atkins and will be held Wednesday, January 21 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Join a lively discussion with Elizabeth about why she wrote DARK SECRET. She’ll also answer readers’ questions and offer specific instructions on how to write compelling stories with memorable characters, high drama, vivid settings, action-packed plots and themes that resonate with readers.

dark-secret-coverDARK SECRET can be purchased at Jungle Juice Bar the night of the event, from Elizabeth’s website or from Amazon. Bring your copy to have it autographed.

About the book

RACE, SEX AND SECRETS SPARK DEADLY DRAMA. Two beautiful sisters spark a scandal of race, sex, politics and money — that could kill them both. Camille is living the glamorous life in New York by “passing for white.” Meanwhile, Karen is proudly serving their interracial family and Detroit community. But their black mother is dying. Camille can save her. However, that would expose Camille’s Dark Secret to the rich, racist dynasty that she’s worked so hard to join through marriage. Will Camille let her mother die? Or will Karen force her sister to save their mother’s life? From New York to Capitol Hill, from a Virginia plantation to the ghetto and glamour of Detroit, Karen and Camille battle for what they believe in. Their clash over black and white, love and money, seduction and deception, explodes into a national scandal. Can the two sisters escape alive?

About the author

Elizabeth Atkins PHOTO Riverside[1]“I am White Chocolate… inspiring human harmony.”

Elizabeth Ann Atkins uses the written and spoken word to fulfill this mission as the daughter of an African American judge and a former Roman Catholic priest who was English, French Canadian and Cherokee. Read more HERE.


Whistle for safety!

whistleStop by Jungle Juice Bar and ask for your free safety whistle!
In an effort to improve the safety of our community and its members, JJB is distributing free whistles. We are asking everyone–especially children, women, and elders–to use these whistles to alert others in the area when they feel unsafe. These whistles can also be used in the event of danger, when medical attention is needed, during disasters or while engaging in outdoor activities.
Please join the whistle movement for a safer neighborhood!

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Healthy Living

How a juice cleanse can kick-start healthy habits

More than a third of Americans struggle with obesity so it’s no wonder that losing weight or getting IMG_1261fit is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. However, many people seeking to make a change in their eating and exercise habits often fail before they’ve even started, primarily because they overwhelm themselves by trying to change all of their habits at the same time.

Juice cleanses are a good way to get your health back on track, according to Woodson Merrell, M.D. Think small step, short-term change, and you begin to see how committing to a three or five-day cleanse is more manageable than the cold turkey approach. Juice cleanses offer a variety of benefits, both physical and psychological, Merrell says.

  • It breaks the cycle of habitual unhealthy eating and provides an opportunity for intentional eating and increased awareness about how the body responds to hunger and food/fuel.
  • Consuming raw, natural (or organic) juices requires less processing by the body’s digestive system.
  • Whole, raw (unprocessed) juices introduce less toxins into the body and are less taxing on the liver, the body’s primary detoxifying organ.
  • The volume provided by drinking juices is filling so people don’t have to battle hunger.
  • While relatively simple and unstructured, following a juice cleanse for a few days eliminates making decisions about what and how much to eat.
  • Juice cleanses provide an opportunity to remove potentially harmful and/or unhealthy foods from the diet (alcohol, caffeine, dairy, wheat, sugar and gluten). Avoiding foods that may trigger headaches, bloating, rashes or other unpleasant responses can help identify which foods are the root of problems.
  • Juice cleanses “power up” bodies with vitamins, minerals and other beneficial nutrients, especially in people who don’t routinely eat enough fruits and vegetables.
  • Eliminating junk food helps most people feel better and have more energy, as does the weight loss that usually accompanies juice cleanses.

Juice cleanses are considered safe for most people, although individuals with any significant health condition should consult their physician first. The wholesome goodness and simplicity of cleanses are an effective way to break old habits and start on a path toward lifelong wellness.

The Jungle Juice Bar CLEANSE WITHIN offers 1, 3 or 5 day juice cleanse packages. The juices are raw and unpasteurized. These primarily vegetable-based juices are designed to help rehydrate with natural electrolytes. CLEANSE WITHIN packages can serve as snacks or meal replacements. For information on pricing and ordering, contact JJB at 313.571.3075.


Free Community Workshop: Disaster Preparedness Training

All it takes is one disaster to put your home, your health, your family, even your very life, at risk. Jungle Juice Bar and The American Red Cross want to build a safer community so in this season of giving, they are gifting the community with a free disaster preparedness training workshop on Saturday, December 20, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Call 313.571.3075 to reserve your spot for you and a neighbor today!

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