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.
I don’t watch the news, nor do I spend time on social media. I’m out of touch with what’s going on in most of the world and I like it that way. 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
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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
What do you need?
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.
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.
Hope / Soul
Recipes, Meal Plans, Tips for the Inside. Forget the trends and well-meant advice from family and friends.
Grace / Body
Resources, Recipes, Ideas for the Outside. Why? Your skin is the largest organ of your body!
Ancient Wisdom / Mind
Time Management, Ayurveda, Chakra Balancing, Myth-Busting.
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.
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.