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Do You Suffer From Confirmation Bias?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Without external influences of the media or other forms of drama, the eagle continued building. It gave me hope and realigned my focus. Build… this is all temporary. I continued thinking about the future and the solution to the temporary pain humanity is facing:

  • We are not prepared for a worldwide health crisis. Our comorbidities are staggering, and our finances are a mess. We don’t know what our “normal” body feels like, so how do we know if warmth is a hot flash or fever? How do we know the headache isn’t from seasonal allergies? Is your coughing and shortness of breath normal asthma or a symptom of the virus?
  • We can survive with less than we think. Despite the hoarding we saw (or in spite of it), it’s clear we can survive on less “stuff.” I hope you learned to make do with less and if not, why not?
  • We’re easily distracted unless we have bigger goals than what’s on the news or social media (SM). As I mentioned, I avoided SM and most emails for the past 5 months. Unless an email was a trusted source on boosting my immunity, building financial stability or a business, or offered an alternative viewpoint to what coworkers were discussing (AKA translating the news for me), I avoided external contact. I’m not a conspiracy theorist nor superhuman. I just know the negative effects of following the corrupted agenda of mainstream media.
  • Progressive businesses always find alternate and new ways to share and connect with their tribes. I’ve seen incredible changes in business structures of friends, and new businesses emerge. To all of you making waves and moving forward, thank you. <3
  • Society is a fragile illusion. This is an unsavory lesson I’ve accepted over the last few months. We’re watching as humanity collapses in front of us. We’re a nation of Karen’s and SM platforms censoring alternative, valid scientific evidence. As I heard today, when have you ever heard of a drug becoming as controversial as Hydroxychloroquine?

    I’ve studied science and natural healing for over 20 years. I’ve never seen a single drug have such controversy; nor a nation so divided about whether we should open schools, wear masks, defund police, social distance, open businesses, or focus on race this much. I never imagined gyms and fitness studios would have to risk fines for doing their job of keeping us healthy. #DeFundTheMedia

Scared and Sad…

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rob and I learned a huge lesson in our 17 years together: 2 steps forward requires a step backwards. We’ve moved 8 times in 17 years, including our upcoming move back to Long Island—3 of those moves are inter-state moves, which count as 2-3 moves, in my opinion. The truth is, we’ve had great financial success in Maine and have a laid-back schedule. Our life here is very comfortable.

Real Heal Original Tattoo Aftercare/All-Purpose Salve

Reading Time: 2 minutes Within the first year of releasing Real Heal in the tattoo aftercare market, I received unexpected feedback. While I knew it worked as a fantastic healing agent for cuts and chapped lips, clients mentioned its ability to speed healing for diaper rash, burns, runner’s chaffing, insect bites, and much more. Recently, a friend texted me about a burn; she wanted to know which product of mine worked best.

While NovE/Real Heal Jell-E is a great treatment for calming the skin, I advised her to use the Real Heal Original/All-Purpose Salve she had on hand. Here’s her journey, unedited:

The Truth They Don’t Want You to Know

Reading Time: 4 minutes As I discuss in multiple articles, my book and in my courses, what we put on our plate has a profound effect on the rest of the planet. The coronavirus is a wake-up call. At worst, well… we continue on our current path of factory farming, animal exploitation, and a flu strain decimates the human population.

The Humanity Prayer

Reading Time: 2 minutes May You Be Happy: send this around the world, to every living being enclosed in our atmosphere.

May You Be Healthy: the stronger we are mentally, emotionally, and physically, the faster we get to the other side of this issue. Negative stress weakens our immune system.

May You Be Free From Fear: envision those who are living in fear, unnecessarily hoarding supplies from the rest of the world. In the standard rendition of this chant, these people are the people you don’t like. In this adaptation, it’s anyone stockpiling supplies. Wish them eased fear, so they know we’re safe and there’s no need to remove the safety from others.

Music as Motivation?

Reading Time: 5 minutes We all listen to music while exercising to get us going… why not use it as fuel for other passions? Why not find songs that align with your core values?

Emoto proved molecules are altered by music; restaurants provide music as an aspect of ambiance, as do retail stores. If you’ve attended a live class of mine, you know I always play ambient music in the background. It helps you focus, calms all of us, and makes us all smarter. 🙂


I teach mindfulness about what you listen to when you cook, when you’re at work, and especially when you’re driving.


While most commutes are spent listening to classical music, there are “those mornings” I need uplifting, inspiration, or drivea reminder of why I’m here. On those mornings, there are 3 songs I play back to back (I have a short commute!); I share them with you below, along with one of my favorite musical social commentaries.

The lyrics are below, but it’s music, so the point is to listen to the melody and the vocal expression. Use the written lyrics to understand what they’re saying, especially in the Thievery Corporation song.

These are rock tunes (Thievery is an electronic/world fusion band)—make sure your volume’s appropriate for your location. 😉

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Taking the Hawthorne Effect to the Next Level

Reading Time: < 1 minute Here’s the moment of opportunity: 

What if you combine those two effects? You pretend you’re being watched by those you admire… What if the greatest leaders, speakers, or gurus were in the room with you? Would you act, say, do, eat, think differently?

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My Secret Grocery Store Technique

Reading Time: 2 minutes Since I can’t be with you, let’s make a virtual grocery store visit so I can help you shop smarter and faster. Not only am I a chef, but I’ve taken classes from food marketers. I’ll give you 5 of my favorite shopping tips, and my weekly grocery list template.

My 5 Favorite Must-Have Recipes

Reading Time: 3 minutes I know how easy it is to fall off the wagon and I know how crappy it feels when I do. To avoid that, these are “required” foods in our house. These recipes help us stay on track by giving us quick dinner options during those moments of “screw it!” weakness.

Download all 5 here (for free) and let me know what you think in the comments below. Here’s to your vibrant health!

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These Are the 2 Reasons I Serve…

Reading Time: 2 minutes You’ve heard bits and pieces of my story throughout the years: in workshops, emails, friendly conversations, or during mentoring. I grew up fast, hard, and not under the best circumstances. My parents did the best they could, but they weren’t equipped for life… 


They gave up their dreams of being a teacher (mom) and architect (dad). 


There wasn’t a deep connection to “why” they wanted those things; when times got rough, they fell into complacency and troubled lives. March 2020 marks 21 years since my father died suddenly; February is 17 years since mom passed. Some days, telling their story and how it made me who I am is easy. 

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