A little about Denise Mari,
I’m Denise Mari and living an intentionally compassionate and truly healthy lifestyle is my passion. And it is my purpose is to share and support others who want to live this way too!
I wasn’t always this way. Truthfully, I’ve been motivated by suffering. Sad but true. After witnessing my sister die of leukemia at only 6 years young, after learning the horrid truth about factory farming and animal abuse industries, and after being exposed to the information that has proven to me that most diseases are diet and lifestyle related, something inside me shifted. I had a few special moments of clarity that led me to realize my passions and my purpose.
At MARI we focus first on food, our nourishment and connection to the Earth. We lighten our impact by eating organic and end the cycle of torture and abuse by eliminating animals from our diet. We focus on nutrient rich energy sources to fuel and deeply nourish our cells. We look to cleansing for added support when needed and do so in a responsible way. At MARI we step beyond our food and begin to practice ahimsa in all of our affairs. We extend compassion in our shopping practices and our relationships with other people. We seek to grow. We are not perfect, we are evolving. We are choosing to make the world a better place by making ourselves better. We are dedicated to a holistic healthy lifestyle and we strive (and struggle) to improve.
Ghandi said it best, “Be the change you wish to see in the world”.
A little more about me…
I founded Organic Avenue in 2002. I hold a masters degree in eduction and continue to pursue progressive health education in the fields of hydrotherapy, live-and dry blood cell analysis, holistic healing, plant-based nutrition and fasting and cleansing utilizing the raw and living food lifestyle. I practices Vipassana meditation and Dharma Mittra Yoga. I’ve travel extensively in search of truth, love, and well-being. Most recently, I’ve written a recipe book, Organic Avenue: Recipes for Life, Made with LOVE*, as well as opened Mari Manor, a wellness focused bed + breakfast / bed + cleanse in Westhampton Beach, NY where I enjoy the honor of sharing my knowledge and providing a place for people to get away and get clear.
MARI – for the love of life.