Hope – Nutrition

Can You See Yourself in This?

Reading Time: 4 minutes I was obese, nearing 200 pounds. Yoga was difficult because of my belly fat. I had various health problems as a result of my weight; heart palpitations, acid reflux, and hypothyroidism. I had always been a thin and active child—Corporate America fattens more than just your wallet.


My doctor’s nutritional advice? Eliminate my daily 1 cup of coffee. He mentioned NOTHING about the rest of my diet, and didn’t even ask about it. And he was a wonderful physician!

The Secret Doctors Don’t Want You to Know…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Her illness and journey became my inspiration to get healthier as I age. I’m honored to help others do the same… it’s not about discarding western medicine. It’s more than just nutrition and cooking, though that is my #1 “thing” I do—it’s the most important thing to our success.

But it’s also about our brain health, our thoughts, our focus, our dreams, and our quest for being the best at what we want to do.

Zeniterranean Farro (Recipe)

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is one of those recipes I created last week. It’s “Zen,” because there are no quantities listed. Your lifestyle and eating goals are personal—add the amount of carbs, protein, and veggies that work for you. Substitute ingredients with what you have on hand. Most importantly, have fun!

And give farro a try! It’s a whole grain with a nutty taste, somewhat similar to barley. I love using it instead of freekah (young green wheat), when I can’t find it at the store. Farro is delicious, and so was this recipe I’m passing along to you!

Holistic Wellness Events Spring 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute Look… if most resolutions fail by February, you need a tool to get back on track. If you want to get from A(s is) to E(mpowerment), you need guidance. I’ve got tools to help you on your wellness journey, without expensive fads and false information. Science-backed, natural remedies to keep your immune system in peak performance.

An architect creates a detailed blueprint before building begins. The foundation is the first thing a builder puts in place. Food, meditation, and herbs are just a few of the pieces of the blueprint you’ll need. Join me in a few classes and let’s build your healthy foundation! <3

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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
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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!

Mom-Dad 1976

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. 

The True Cost of Illness

Reading Time: 10 minutes I’ve read countless stories of near-death recoveries, improved health at 70-years of age or more, and none of these are wealthy people with access to unlimited medical advances. We scoff at the simplicity of their recovery: eat more plants, sleep 7 or more hours, meditate, exercise 15 minutes daily, chase your crazy passions, and surround yourself with people who you love, admire, and who inspire you.

When I have heart-to-heart conversations with people about their level of health, the conversation turns to hopelessness, apathy, and a lack of motivation. Why? Because “healthy food doesn’t agree with me,” “I like my junk food too much,” “What does it matter? I’m 55, 70 years old (insert any age), and can’t change… what’s the point of trying?” “I want to enjoy my food,” or “I don’t want to give up sweets. It’s not like I’m looking for a new spouse, anyway.”

I ask again… “why ‘suffer’ to be healthy?” Because these people are on medication, routinely visit the doctor, are on disability, and can’t walk far, nor lift over 15 pounds. I hate watching helplessly, knowing how their family is suffering as a result of their false beliefs.

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