Jessica Porter is the author of The MILF Diet and The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics. She also collaborated with Alicia Silverstone on the New York Times number one bestseller, The Kind Diet. Jessica has been practicing macrobiotics since 1991, managed the Way to Health Program at the Kushi Institute in the mid-nineties, and has worked as a traveling macrobiotic cook. She is also a hypnotherapist and has created two hypnosis CDs for people practicing macrobiotics and one called HypnoParenting for the HypnoBirthing Institute. Jessica is a trained actress and comedienne who makes her lectures funny, inspiring and informative.
Lectures, Cooking Classes and Private Consultations for the 2017 Cruise
Lecture: The Healing Power of Your Subconscious Mind
Jessica Porter navigates the conscious and subconscious minds and how they work as antagonistic and complementary opposites - the yin and yang of perception. Whether you struggle with blocks from the past, or would just like to chew more, come to this class to find out how to mobilize more of your power.
Lecture: How Healthy Are You?
These days, we look on charts to determine our health — how is my weight, my cholesterol, my BMI? But some of these indicators were only discovered – or invented – in the last century. Can they really be the end-all and be-all of our health? What, exactly, is “health,” anyway? We need to ask ourselves some simple questions, the answers to which can show us whether we are moving in a healthy or not-so-healthy direction. In this class, Jessica takes us through a Health Quiz that will help us to assess our health, not only physically, but emotionally and even spiritually. You will find the results very empowering. You are more than your cholesterol!
Lecture: Double Your Energy with One Simple Action
Did you know that you can increase your energy without special foods, pills, or rigorous exercise? Or that you can alkalize your food – and your whole body – by yourself? Do you know how to make your mind still, without meditating? Did you realize that you can improve the health of your teeth, without a dentist? You are designed to do these things, and many more, by activating one simple gesture. Come to this lecture to find out the secret you’ve been hiding from yourself.
Cooking Class: Optimum Health on a Plant-Based Diet
Following a plant-based diet is a great decision - for the animals, the planet and for you... if you do it in a balanced, sustainable way. We all know that Pepsi and Doritos are vegan, and it’s a shame that some people end up weakening their health in the name of ethical choices. In this class, Jessica discusses the idea of balance; between sodium and postassium, alkaline and acid, and the different energies of food. Using this concept of balance to make choices in the garden, the farmer’s market and in the kitchen, will make for stronger health. By understanding balance, you will have a tool for peace, health and intuition the rest of your life. Jessica has written four books on the subject and has a background in standup comedy. Do not miss this class.
Cooking Class: Elegant Plant-Based Party Dishes
Eating a plant-based diet doesn't mean the fun stops. In this class, with humor and her inimitable spirit, Jessica will discuss the basics of throwing plant-based parties, and cook some mouth-watering recipes you can make for friends after the cruise. This class will give the tools to throw a delicious and (secretly) healthy party for every member of your tribe.
Cooking Boot Camp: Cook Your Way to a Better Relationship: Kitchen Secrets for Creating Harmony, Laughter and Sexual Spark - $150/person, 2 hrs. 30 min.
Is your relationship feeling stale? Do you fight all the time, or simply retreat to your corners? Does it sometimes feel like men really are from Mars and women from Venus? Luckily, the bridge between planets can be cooked up in the kitchen! Come to this workshop, where Jessica Porter gives fantastic insights into the workings of the male and female brains, and how certain whole foods, cooked correctly, can help those brains work together. She shows how simple information and tweaks to your daily cooking can make all the difference. Jessica uses humor and wisdom to make this delicate topic hilarious and delicious.
Hypnotherapy Sessions - $250/person, 90 min.
Take the opportunity to drop some baggage in the Caribbean! With Jessica Porter as your guide, enjoy profound relaxation while identifying and releasing old emotional stagnation. Hypnotherapy helps with: smoking cessation, stress, phobias, insomnia, low self-esteem, co-dependency, and general stuckness.