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1/30th of the way there

1/30th of the way there

As I sit here anxiously awaiting dinner time, I'm asking myself, "Why on earth did I sign up for a 30-day clean eating challenge? Why am I doing this as a plant-based athlete?" I’m not unhappy with my weight. I feel great. And I’ve never loved myself more than I do now (though this doesn’t say much considering where I’m coming from-- more on this some other time).

Article Review: Dr. Esselstyn's Editorial in J of Geriatric Cardiology

Article Review: Dr. Esselstyn's Editorial in J of Geriatric Cardiology

Some exciting news in the plant-based nutrition world came out last week! An entire special issue was released on plant-based nutrition in the Journal of Geriatric Cardiology and features 8 articles published by a lot of our leaders in the movement! I have been inspired to review these articles as well as highlight a little bit about the authors so that you are inspired to share what you learn with others.

Hey! It's National Nutrition Month! So Put Your $$$ Where Your...

Hey! It's National Nutrition Month! So Put Your $$$ Where Your...

Hi there lovelies! In honor of National Nutrition Month, I decided to take a quick minute to send you a couple of resources on diet and nutrition coming straight from our governmental agency and end with some *healthspirations* to get your food spending in alignment with your belief systems. 

Food for Thought Series: An Evolving Door: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Food, Part 2

Food for Thought Series: An Evolving Door: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Food, Part 2

However you come to reading this post on relationships with food, your rich story surrounding food is uniquely yours yet commonplace to many of us. You are not alone in your struggles, and realizing it’s time for that next change is just where you need to be.

Food for Thought Series: An Evolving Door: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Food, Part 1

Food for Thought Series: An Evolving Door: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Food, Part 1

So how do you get from pork chop ambassador to plant goddess? A lot of hard work, perseverance, education and compassion.

Travel Series: Reasons to Run

Travel Series: Reasons to Run

When you make the decision to put you first at any part of the day, you feel empowered and in control of your life. Traveling for work at someone else’s calling can feel a bit overwhelming and frustrating when you aren’t calling the shots. It is important to find ways to feel like you are still in charge of your life. Running can be that outlet for you and may even be the gate to you reaching your happiest and healthiest self now as a road warrior.

Food for Thought Series: We Are All Vegan-ish… Even YOU

Food for Thought Series: We Are All Vegan-ish… Even YOU

Being vegan is about so much more than just not eating meat or animal-based products; it’s about caring for everything around us and making even one, small decision with someone or something else in mind. It’s about embracing compassion and realizing the power each one of your decisions holds. And you don’t even have to make vegan-ish decisions all of the time; even just one a day counts and makes you a part of this wonderful movement.