Don’t Give Up: Every Try Takes You One Step Closer

I have thought about going vegan for about 7 years. Every attempt I have made has not lasted long - maybe 2 or 3 weeks at the most. I am currently not much beyond that, but I know that this time is different. I can feel it in my bones. Something has shifted inside me. … Continue reading Don’t Give Up: Every Try Takes You One Step Closer

Cravings and Meditation: We Become what We Think About

Buddha tells us that all that we are is a result of our thoughts. Our thoughts drop into the depths of our consciousness like seeds onto fertile ground. The more often we think something, the greater chance that those seeds will take root. Once a thought has rooted itself, it informs the things that we … Continue reading Cravings and Meditation: We Become what We Think About

Health First, Weight Loss Second: Turning Conventional Dieting Advice on its Head

I feel like conventional dieting advice sets everyone up to fail. Let's face it, most diets do not work over the a longer duration. How can we think about dieting and weight loss differently? Change Your Expectations First of all, I think that we need to stop focusing on weight loss as the end goal, … Continue reading Health First, Weight Loss Second: Turning Conventional Dieting Advice on its Head

The Key to Healthy Eating is a Still Mind

I have had the desire and inclination to turn to a whole food plant based (or vegan) diet for at least 7 years. As a holistic health coach, I am well versed in the benefits of eating plants. Over the years I have developed stronger cooking skills, experimented with new exotic grains, and taught myself … Continue reading The Key to Healthy Eating is a Still Mind

Excitement and Depression: Two Sides of the Weight Loss Coin

Excitement and depression sit opposite one another. When you get overly excited about something, you are setting yourself up for depression when that stimulus is no longer there. A depressed stated can swing to excitement as the tides of life change. We become excited by good events and depressed by bad. This swing has defined … Continue reading Excitement and Depression: Two Sides of the Weight Loss Coin