GETTING TO KNOW JEMMA GAWNED
You might know her as Former Big Brother TV identity but there's a whole lot more wisdom, knowledge and passion behind the beautiful face that is Jemma Gawned. Gawned has become owner and creator behind blossoming raw food business Naked Treaties and has found her true gift and purpose spreading health and healing through food. The businesses success has sprung from a passion she’d only ever considered a hobby. “I started making raw treats for my friends and my family that were raw, gluten, dairy and sugar-free and everyone was loving them!” Gawned says.
Gawned has been studying, researching and practising a whole foods diet for well over a decade. Though the true turning point into the whole raw vegan lifestyle began at a fasting retreat in Thailand some 10 years ago. It was only after this life changing experience Gawned felt fully alive and beaming with life force energy! This life force led Gawned to the path which we now know and love as Naked Treaties. Naked Treaties created in 2009 is about enjoying life, living each day to the fullest and celebrating the radiance and vibrancy that comes from living naturally!
The Naked Treaties family is based on Marvel Street in Byron Bay. Its a beautiful light-filled space oozing with vibrant, radiant smiles and all things brimming with life! Naked Treaties is a business that operates from the heart and and Gawned's core values.
The Naked Treaties range of yumminess offers luscious raw chocolates, balls, cakes, smoothies, elixirs and savouries that are organic, raw, vegan, gluten, dairy and cane sugar free. They are abundant in powerful nutrient dense super foods and infused with vibrational bush flower essences. They use the freshest, best quality, raw organic ingredients, and see their beautiful products as an offering of love to their customers.
Be sure to check out Naked Treaties when in Byron. For the rest of the country you can find these delicious treaties in Stockists throughout the country.
LETS GET TO KNOW JEMMA...
WHO INSPIRES YOU MOST
I honestly cant think of one particular person! I am surrounded by people that inspire me, all for very different reasons, every single day
FIRST 4 THINGS YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP
I meditate, have a sauna, practice yoga and drink green juice
YOUR SLEEP PATTERN LOOKS LIKE
Optimally I love to be in bed and asleep by 10pm and up at 5.30am
YOUR TYPICAL DAILY DIET IS?
Green juice, almond milk chai, green smoothie, buckwheat crepe with tons of organic salad and raw vegemite, A naked treatie for an afternoon snack, dinner is often one of our lunch specials left over from the day so a raw pizza, raw falafels , raw pad thai..it varies.. all served with an abundant salad
BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED
On a purely physical level..keep it light till lunch! On a spiritual level..If you listen to nature she will ALWAYS support you and if you are honest you can never be wrong
YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY DESTINATION
Next on the list is Bali in April where Chris and I will be taking Sacred Sonics and his band Mapstone to the Bali Spirit Fest and then to Peru where i'll be helping to facilitate a transformational healing journey up in the Andes mountains and lake Titicaca in Peru and Bolivia. Then off the the South of France to do some work around re claiming the Divine feminine. From there to London and the UK with my Mumma for her 70th birthday! (her dream is to go to Wimbledon!) then back to Canada to set up a retreat with my beloved Chris and finally back through Central and South America finishing again in my beloved Andes Mountains in Peru before heading home in Spring. So more like a pilgrimage than a holiday!!!
IF YOU COULD SOLVE ONE PROBLEM, IT WOULD BE?
The disconnection to our Mother Earth and each other, that we all seem to experience on level to varying degrees
YOUR BIGGEST VICE
Chai and Cacao
FAVOURITE QUOTE OR AFFIRMATION
Our true strength is in our vulnerability
WAYS YOU SWEAT / WORKOUT
Yoga (a strong vinyassa flow) or a run to the cape Byron Lighthouse
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 5 VALUES
Spiritual and personal development (being the best human being I can possibly be) relationships, health, freedom and fun
CAUSE CLOSEST TO YOUR HEART
Sea Shepherd.. Saving the whales and at the moment, protecting our waters from CSG mining
WHAT ARE YOU MOST GRATEFUL FOR
The people in my life, the abundance of everything I receive everyday and for the gift of life itself
MOST LOVED SUPERFOOD
E3 Live! And Cacao
HAPPIEST PERSON YOU KNOW
Sarsi (Sara - She is our Manageress extraordinaire in the Raw Bar
YOUR MISSION STATEMENT
My mission in life is to light up the world by being a conduit of love, that inspires transformation and contributes to the happiness of others
WHAT WOULD YOU TELL YOUR 16 YEAR OLD SELF
Anything by Don Miguel Ruiz
I WISH MORE PEOPLE CARED ABOUT
The Earth, the animals and each other
CAN YOU SHARE ANY GOALS YOU WOULD LIKE TO ACHIEVE IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS
I'm not really a goal setter to be honest!! I tend to have a vision and then stay open and aware to the signs and circumstances that pop up around me looking for signals that will show me the direction I need to be heading in. It takes 'striving' out of the picture and brings me more into intuitive 'being'. On some level I feel there is something to be shared with people on masse about how to tune into what your inner purpose is (your spiritual knowing, your passion) and how to marry that with your outer one (the way you express yourself in the world). I feel it's what a lot of us truly want but don't know how to get there. If we were all living our passion and it became our work, we would all be feeling as though we have a true purpose in our lives. Then we can create our lifestyle in alignment with our purpose. Then we are living from our hearts, instead of being ruled by the monkey mind
Thanks Jem for sharing more about yourself and your beautiful business with Human Wellness Community!!! XO