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How to Find Your Purpose and Inspire Action

One of the hardest things in life is figuring out how to find your purpose and inspire action.  Why are you here on this planet?   There is a simple method. Just take your passion/skills + how you can use your skill to help other people = purpose. Easy, right? Except […]

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Secrets to Healing Chronic Headaches Naturally

The Secrets of Healing Chronic Headaches Naturally

Learn my 6 secrets to healing chronic headaches naturally. Half my patients have MS, half are coming to me because of headaches. My friend Megan, a neurology nurse practitioner, shared with me recently that half of her patients were coming to her because of headaches. I was blown away. I remember […]


Get Rid of Anxiety Once and For All in 3 Easy Steps

Who has time to “ohm” for an hour when you’ve got little ones to feed and get ready for school, or you’re rushing off to work? If you’re a busy mom like me, you’re ready to get rid of anxiety once and for all in 3 easy steps.  These 3 steps […]

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Delicious Plant-Based Food at THE PLAYERS Championship (TPC)

Whether you eat a plant-based, vegan or vegetarian diet, or you just want to eat healthy – you’ll love my list of plant-based food at THE PLAYERS Championship (TPC). THE PLAYERS Championship is a yearly golf tournament on the PGA tour, held at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, […]


3 Surprising Reasons You Shouldn’t be Juicing (And the One Exception)

WHAT? Shouldn’t be juicing? Yes – here are my 3 surprising reasons you shouldn’t be juicing (and the one exception).    To juice, or not to juice… It can’t CURE anything. Run the other way whenever someone claims that their juice, pill, concoction….any one thing will “cure” an ailment. What juicing can do is […]

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10 Vegan Dinners Under 300 Calories

You and I want three things at dinner: meals the whole family will get excited about, light, healthy recipes, and something quick and easy after a long day. This collection of 10 vegan dinners under 300 calories fits the bill effortlessly.   It’s a jungle out there. Between work, school, kids sports and lessons, family pets and […]


How to Help Your Family Get Rid of Sugar Addiction

By now you’re aware that sugar is in everything – you get it. You need some creative ways to get the stuff out of your diet and out of your kids’ diet. I’ll show you how to help you and your family get rid of sugar addiction and share a recipe […]

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3 Tips for Eating Out and Traveling on a Vegan or Plant-Based Diet

Dining Out is Easy with My 3 Top Tips for Eating Out and Traveling on a Vegan or Plant-Based Diet. Before you leave, load up your body with nutrients – enjoy my fresh, sweet and creamy pre-travel smoothie. Dining out while attempting to eat a healthy diet is hard. Eating out and traveling on vegan or plant-based diet […]


Giveaway of My New Vegan Cookbook – Plant Protein Power!

Plant Protein Power is my newly launched vegan cookbook based off a compilation of my delicious recipes with a focus on protein. We all know a whole foods, plant-based diet is the gold standard of health; the healing power of plants cannot be denied. The difficulties come with the pressure of perfection, […]

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How to Detoxify with FOOD (in 3 Easy Steps)

How to detoxify with food – in 3 easy steps. You and I are people that eat pretty healthy already. But we’re not perfect. No one is. Instead of judging ourselves, let’s make a pact to wake up each day and spend some time learning, growing and getting better. We all know […]


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Sautéed Beet Greens with Zucchini and Brown Rice

Get back to your roots with Sautéed Beet Greens with Zucchini and Brown Rice. Simple. Seasonal. Delicious. …one of the tricks of opportunity. It has a sly habit of slipping in by the back door, and often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat. Perhaps this is […]


Have You Heard of Food Patriots?

Recently an email landed in my inbox from a gentleman named Sam. I clicked it open and the first line was a question. Have you heard of Food Patriots? In light of it being non-GMO month, I was intrigued by the name and read more. This story is about a Midwestern mom, […]

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North African Spiced Vegetable Kebabs

North African Spiced Vegetable Kebabs with Coconut Tahini Sauce. Fragrant olive oil, fresh ginger, cumin, cinnamon and allspice – oh my! The other night I wanted something a little different. Something with some SPICE to it. And a creamy sauce to balance it out. North African, or Chermoula, spiced kebabs with […]


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Fight Tiredness and Fatigue through Hydrating Foods

Your alarm wakes up out of a dead sleep and you hit the snooze button…. four times. Finally you drag yourself out of bed, get dressed and when you walk out the door a wall of heat and humidity hits. It is time to fight back naturally with hydrating FOODS. […]


Easy Three Bean Salad, Naturally Vegan

Fresh summer produce gave me the idea for this Easy Vegan Three Bean Salad. There is nothing better than vine ripened tomatoes, hearty edamame and garbanzo beans, and crisp-tender green beans dressed simply with olive oil and sea salt. For cookouts, beach days, and everyday life, this is the PERFECT summer […]

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Tasting Florida

My sunny state of Florida is such a great place for plant-based food lovers to indulge. Those of us that live here know this well; however, I have many followers that live outside the state and I encourage you to visit and taste what we have to offer! Tasting Florida […]