Online Courses, Books, Downloads.

This is where you go from Confusion & Illness (a Wilted Sprout) to Empowerment & Thriving (a Lively Gardener)

From A(s Is) to E(mpowerment)!

I’m in the relationship Business…

Whether it’s your relationships with people, food, nature, the products you purchase, or yourself…

How can I serve and support you?

You’ll find a variety of resources on this page: tips for accomplishing your dreams, experiencing vibrancy, and living an Empowered life.

It may surprise you to find plant-based recipes, organic skin care information, and time management tips on the same page.

But these are the foundation for creating success.

Being healthy is more than just green shakes.

Don’t get me wrong, I love green shakes! It’s just that we rarely address the tactics needed for us to thrive, rather than just survive. Balance is more than just drinking enough water and eating salads.

Health = balance.

We’ve unknowingly given away our power, and it’s become one of our biggest challenges as a species.

I take walks with my husband regularly. During our ventures, I observe the numbers and variations of birds, identifying them with the least information possible. I note the shapes and patterns of trees around us, or the flow of the water. I’m curious about the connection between what we experience and what’s happening in our life.

I’m very grounded in day-to-day experiences, too. I wake before sunrise, have a large cup of herbal infusion, stretch, meditate, have coffee, write, and plan my day.

I know what steps to take for my day and week, so I accomplish my dreams. I plan what I’ll learn each month and what my major project is.

Nature balances my Type-A personality. A set routine also allows right-brained introverts to excel.

I didn’t create my health and standard of living by accident, nor should you. An architect doesn’t hand a contractor a sketch of a home; they design it with extensive blueprints.

This page is your blueprint for a well-designed, healthy, fulfilled life.

You’ll find resources for habits of a healthy mind, body, spirit. You’ll find an ever-growing library of: chakra material, Ayurvedic practices, seasonal tips, tricks to being more eco-friendly, time management hacks, goal-planning tidbits, nutritional facts, physiological and psychological information.

As with everything else on my site, you’ll find Facts not Fads™. I detest trends, which is the most Empowering gift my father gave me.

My focus is making the world a better place, not being reactive to clever and manipulative media outlets.

Browse, download what interests you, reach out to me with questions, join the courses I’m creating, or share your story with me.

I’m here for the greatest version of You!

Yours in Health, Hope, Grace & Ancient Wisdom, Alicia

“Honestly your newsletter is one of the best I’ve ever seen. You do such an amazing job connecting and engaging, meeting people where they’re at and wanting to know what they need. It’s unusual for me to say that about a newsletter. I usually rarely even open them! 🤗 Yours is one of the few that I do look at. I love your personal stories and all of the information you share. I can tell how much you care and that’s a beautiful thing to see in this world.” -Colleen M.

A 5-minute Meditation

Start Here. Center your body and put your feet on the ground. For the next 5 minutes, align your breath with the music. When the pitch increases, inhale. When it decreases, exhale.  

-written by Rob Lucchesi



This is your resource for putting it all together. Many of these downloads are laminated on my fridge; they keep my health optimal and my energy levels high.


Private Catering

Most meal delivery services mass-produce food. Whether they send meals you cook or they’re pre-packaged, you have little control. 

I believe in something different. I know how hard it is to tailor my health and taste needs when I eat out locally. Take 5-minutes to fill out the required meal plan form, and your meals are custom-tailored for YOU.

I’m an urban girl from the south (Florida “south”), who’s systematically moved along the east coast to find her home in the north (Long Island). I have a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, a Master of Arts in Holistic Wellness, am a certified Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and Elder Greenfire Wisewoman.

I’ve spent over 20 years researching natural and alternative forms of healing. I’ve spent that time also watching trends come and go, and have vowed to stick with tried, true, ancient, scientific remedies. 

I’ve also spent over a decade working in health insurance, auto/home insurance, have worked for pediatric gastroenteroligsts and chiropractors, and have fought on both sides of medical claims to get Dr’s paid as well as not paid. I’ve seen all sides, and understand how and why they work.

Being healthy & happy is your right. I’m here to help you get there easily & without spending a fortune on it.

mom and dad

I watched helplessly as I lost the closest members of my family to various diseases. Even in the 80s and 90s, we had easy access to herbal remedies, natural eating, holistic therapies, energy work, and simple lifestyle changes that could reverse their diseases. I know, because I was researching these avenues for my parents. These were diseases that, quite frankly, are easily curable without medication.

Yet that’s not what happened. Somehow amidst all the confusion in the world and the naivety of my youth, Western Medicine and BigPharma won. 

I lost both of my parents before they were 50 as a result. 

I knew there had to be a better way to live naturally; COMPLEMENTING Western Medicine with Eastern Medicine; doing so while living on a budget. I knew because I had experienced it in my OWN health issues and remissions. 

I also knew I had to help others live healthier lives, while also reducing our carbon footprints on this planet. It became a passion that has grown through the decades. Being healthy doesn’t have to be confusing.

Both my parents died by the time I was 28... they weren't even 50

Hope, Grace, Ancient Wisdom
Organic, Hand-Crafted Products for the Outside In

Pandora’s Products was my line of hand-crafted, organic skincare & aromatherapy products. I now teach about the powers of herbs and essential oils, as well as how choose safe versions, rather than falling for trendy lines like “seed to seal.” 

Pandora’s Lunchbox is my 100% plant-powered, organic, hand-crafted meal delivery service. I nourish those who have little time or no desire to cook. Since its inception in 2005, I’ve taught interactive cooking classes and share information on how to weed through the confusion in nutrition.

Through my writings, I share my hopes, dreams, and research-based information on healing and wellness. I believe in empowerment, opportunity, growth and change, in our ever-growing disconnected society.

I have a crazy vision of inspiring others to live to their full potential, while also trying to save this planet we live on.

We’re all unprocessed, raw, natural, and organic beings who are gentle and seasonal. We’re amazingly adaptable, persistent, and strong. I’m here to help you understand that.

People come to me when they feel they’ve exhausted Western Medicine’s resources, or a doctor has referred them to a plant-based lifestyle.

I offer them strength, peace of mind, reliability, and most importantly, friendship.

Yes, it’s convenient to have a personal chef at your disposal. Yes, it’s nice to know you’re safe when you eat a meal or use a skincare product; knowing the ingredients is a perk we rarely get these days. 

If you’re ready to learn Empowerment, strength, and sympathy; if you want a community, security, and power, you’ve come to the right place.

Welcome, my friend.


Hi Alicia! I saw you are moving to Maine! Best of luck to you! I just wanted to let you know I was so happy to meet you through our many connections and became friends and I hope we can keep in touch! You’ve always been so supportive and you are a wonderful soul! Wishing you nothing but love and success! Xoxo
Danielle Link
Castaway Sand Creations
You have done a great service gathering it all in one place. I suppose the biggest thing I've gotten from all of this is how a small step will lead to growing change. Even my transition has been a series of small steps - I just hadn't thought to apply that to other areas of my life. Also I kinda felt that my choices (food or clothing) were a frightening outlier and that can such a scary place to be! There is then reassurance in all you've written that I'm not necessarily all that wacky...
Tara Gosh
Inventory Control Clerk
THANK you thank you thank you!!!!!! This is wonderful information [on soy]. I printed out what you provided and I’m going to share it with my sister as well. You have definitely shed a bright light on this. I never thought of who actually wrote those articles and google searches I have done. Yes, it could easily be someone who is pro meat and/or dairy! I read this article recently that said that thyroid function appears to be affected by soy naturally I PANICKED !! But I miss tofu! I do not use soy milk or anything like that but I like the points you make that it really should be organic and non gmo and especially about how Asians have had a very low rate of Cancer and tofu and soy is huge in their culture. Thank you soooooooooooooooo much. Hope to see you soon-again
Linda Franco
Social Worker
I'm with Tara! haha I knew a lot of this stuff but it made me happy, and is always good to reaffirm things I already knew. Also it reminds me that there are still ways to improve- I am still using canned beans, and don't kill me, but have not yet made the switch over to organic/nongmo :-x. The shopping section made me laugh because I am fairly certain that maybe other than you, Alicia, nobody runs through the grocery store as fast as me. Dan kills me because I am constantly yards ahead of him just grabbing and going. If we stop, I 100% guarantee things that weren't on the list will get picked up, and a 50% chance that they will be shitty foods we pick up! I have no self control, so I control my lack of self control lmao. The label reading is always especially helpful with all those hidden words.
Melissa Sgambati
Graphic Designer/Photographer
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