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Finding 30: 5 Lessons Learned in 30 Days of Clean Eating

Finding 30: 5 Lessons Learned in 30 Days of Clean Eating

The best thing about all of this is that as you make these choices for yourself, you inspire those around you to make similar changes. Or inspire them to start thinking about changes they can make in their own lives to step into their optimal health and wellness. As you raise your vibration and your awareness, your friends have to in order to keep up. 

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).

EXTRA! EXTRA! {Mostly} Plant-Based Diets Shown to Lower Risk of Heart Failure!

EXTRA! EXTRA! {Mostly} Plant-Based Diets Shown to Lower Risk of Heart Failure!

“Eating a diet mostly of dark green leafy plants, fruits, beans, whole grains and fish, while limiting processed meats, saturated fats, trans fats, refined carbohydrates and foods high in added sugars is a heart-healthy lifestyle and may specifically help prevent heart failure if you don't already have it.” -Dr. Kyla Lara

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. 

Coaching Series: Executing on Your First Half Marathon

Coaching Series: Executing on Your First Half Marathon

There are many reasons to decide to run a half marathon. You may have decided to lose weight. It may be the natural progression in your running career. Maybe someone dared you to do it or you’ve temporarily lost your sanity. Or maybe you just want to prove to yourself that you can do something that seems impossible.

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.