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Putting it All Together

In this interactive online Zoom workshop, you’ll prepare Cashew Creme/Pesto, Pandorable Patty, Bean Pasta w/Zucchini Ribbons.

5 Important Basics: Home Décor & Simplifying Your Life

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s the final week of my series. This week, I’ll share the most important lessons I’ve learned from years of research and observing—having a deep curiosity about Nature never hurts…


If you missed the previous tips, check out the links below:

5 Lessons in Business Practices & Marketing

Reading Time: 3 minutes And… the saga continues!

I’ve been in business for myself for the last 13 years. Whether or not you’re self-employed, there’s plenty you and I know from working for others. Maybe we don’t understand what’s going on in the background, nor do we always understand why decisions had to be made the way they were.

Here are the most important lessons I’ve learned throughout the years of a rather eclectic resume—some of these practices apply to our personal lives, too…

5 Lessons on Motivating Yourself and Leading Others

Reading Time: 5 minutes Over the next month, I’ll share success tips I’ve discovered through the years. Some are basic reminders while others will be new to you. I’ve learned these by research AND practice—most of these were hard-earned and cost a lot. Sometimes the cost was financial, but most was the cost to my Ego and/or the cost of moving on… I want to help you avoid those same mistakes. I want you to find happiness, wellness, and freedom in the truest sense.

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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.

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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