Mary-Margaret (anand sahaja) Stratton
Mary-Margaret “anand” Stratton is a Renaissance woman whose expertise spans a number of subjects: accomplished musical composer, published poet, prolific author, lay architect, painter (one of her works is in the collection of Steve Wynn), sculptor, producer and Award-Winning Creative Art Director. She has degrees in Marketing and Design from UCLA. She has consulted for DreamWorks, Mattel Toys and Tommy Bahamas among others. She is an architectural Preservationist who has restored several Mid Century Modern homes, produced three “Mondo Lounge” retro conferences, wrote two respected guides on Mid Century Modern architecture, is a recipient of the Vegas MUDA, Mayor’s Urban Design Award, and also received a Cultural Heritage Commission Award for founding a non-profit dedicated to historic preservation.
On the flip side of this, her lifelong interest in esoteric spirituality led her to write an introductory book on Paganism called the Good Wiccan. Anand was ordained an Essene Minister in 2011 by a Bishop of the Essene School founded by Dr. Edmond Bordeaux Szekely, (Essene Gospel of Peace). Anand received Certification as a Raw Food Nutritionist from educator, David Wolfe, and the Body Mind Institute. She edited a raw nutrition compendium called Powerful and Dominant Heath. And was pleased to contribute recipes, photos, illustrations, and editing for a raw food recipe book by Cherry Capri called, Eat Like Eve.
Lastly, Anand is a social media evangelist and ran two online communities for fifteen years, including one that supported recovery for women with and OCD disorder known as Dermatillomania and wrote a women’s self-help tome Stop Picking on Me. She is a former Marketing Chair for the Alliance for Addiction Solutions. Anand was born and raised in the City of Angels and is currently an on the Advisory Board for Valley Relics Museum. When not pursuing other eclectic endeavors, she likes to dance, sing, garden and watch movies with happy endings.
With additional contributions by Mr. Stratton
Cary Stratton (aka Chef Mason Green) was born and raised in Los Angeles where he spent more than fifteen years in the film industry as a member of the Motion Pictures Editors Guild working on the likes of Saving Private Ryan, the Big Lebowski and Titanic. He has also built credentials in the music industry as a solid studio drummer and live jazz and rock drummer for well over thirty years. Besides music, Chef Mason’s other love is… delicious healthy food! He studied with Chef Cherie Soria and Doctors Rick and Karin Dina at the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute where he received certification as a Gourmet Raw Food Chef and Educator. Mason is also trained in nutrition and wild food gathering in the Western Hemisphere. He teaches what he calls “Illuminati Health” through a pyramid of mental, physical and spiritual wellness: BE the eye of God at the heart of the triangle!
Chef Mason has a lengthy association with mentoring, Twelve Step programs. and was a former Board Member of the Alliance for Addiction Solutions, an organization dedicated to “Transforming Addiction Through Nutrition, Integrative Therapy & Relapse Prevention.” He was expertly trained in amino acid recovery therapy, but he kicks it up a notch by strategically incorporating Raw Foods. Chef Mason received rave reviews for co-developing recipes for Eat Like Eve, a raw food un-cookbook by quirky celebrity Cherry Capri.