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How To Transition To A Whole Food, Plant-based Diet – Five First Steps

Last week we chatted about why you want to make a change, this week we’re discussing how to transition to a vegan, vegetarian or whole food, plant-based diet.      You’ve answered your five questions. Now it’s time to get into action.   I’ll continue with the example of a mentoring/coaching client, […]

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5 Questions To Ask Before Switching To A Whole Food, Plant-based diet

Five Questions To Ask Before Switching To Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet 2

You’re ready to get started and are searching for help. Stop! First ask yourself these five questions before switching to a whole food, plant-based diet (or vegan or vegetarian). Lately I’ve seen quite a few Facebook posts from people that say they’ve [insert reason here] and want to switch to a vegan, vegetarian or […]


What’s Rejuvelac? 4

We all know the benefits of fermentation, but few people have heard of rejuvelac. Discover more about this fermented drink, how to make it and the benefits. Article and video created by Florida Coastal Cooking intern extraordinaire, Dana Davis When I was in plant-based chef school last year in Austin, Texas, we […]

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Why Gardening Is Better For Your Health 2

Say no to the “Easy Button”. Six reasons gardening is worth your time and money when it’s easier to buy food at the grocery store. I’m honored to have the opportunity to share a guest post from my friend, the Petite Prepper. We met through the blogosphere and have become friends […]


Easy Garden Ideas For Kids – Start A Micro-Garden! 4

Teaching kids how to garden is a useful skill they’ll enjoy for a lifetime, but getting started can be overwhelming. We invite you to start small with us and I’ll share some beginner garden ideas for kids – starting with a micro-garden!  Plus some really yummy recipe ideas if you decided […]

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10 Tips To Get Kids To Eat Their Vegetables 8

I’m often asked how I get my daughter to eat healthy. It can definitely be a challenge, but with a little persistence, patience and love, you’ll be amazed at the results. In this post I share my best tips to get kids to eat their vegetables.   First off, disclaimer. […]


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Vegan Food List! 30 Must-Have Healthy Pantry Staples 7

New to veganism? You’ll love this vegan food list – 20 Must-Have, Healthy Pantry Staples. I can’t tell you how many times people have said, “I tried a vegan diet but I didn’t know what I was doing and I wasn’t healthy so I quit.”  Allow me to be your […]


Is It Possible to Lose 10 Pounds in 3 Days? 6

Is It Possible to Lose 10 Pounds in 3 Days? Let’s review some of the options out there. The biggest request I get is help with losing a little (or a lot of!) weight, but who wants to suffer it out for any length of time if we can’t keep it […]

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2016 Food Predictions 2

It’s that time of year….my 2016 Food Predictions. Everyone is making trend predictions for everything from electronics to fashion. Since I’m not the most up-to-date on those things, I’ll go with what I know best. Food! I’ve got good news and bad news this year. 2016 Food Predictions: The good […]

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Do THIS Instead of Making a New Year’s Resolution 3

Every year we tell ourselves – this year I’m making my resolutions and sticking to them. And then a few months later that gym membership goes unused, the healthy food choices go out the window and we’re riddled with guilt. In fact, a recent artcile on forbes.com that revealed that ONLY 8% […]


Writing and Editing Services by Anna Rabhan

The year the Christmas tree fell over marked an incredible change in my life. I’d been let go from a consulting position the week before Christmas, over email. I’d recently left my corporate job of 13 years in a leap of bravery, and the safety net was that consulting gig. […]

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Why Oprah and Weight Watchers Have It Wrong 🍩

There I was….nestled in my North Carolina cabin, mug of tea in hand, when I saw the news. Oprah invested 10% in Weight Watchers – skyrocketing the stock prices. Here’s why Oprah and Weight Watchers have it wrong.   I love Oprah as an inspirational thought leader and a brilliant business woman. […]


The Miracle of Apple Cider Vinegar 3

Growing up my grandmother used apple cider vinegar for just about everything. As it turns out, ACV saved my trip to Asheville, NC. Read on to learn about the miracle of apple cider vinegar. Fall in the Northeast is glorious with the hyper color reds, oranges and yellows. I love how […]

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Announcing Our New eBook – Smoothies for Health #Giveaway!

We’re so excited to unveil our newest digital product – an eBook full of our favorite smoothies in Smoothies for Health  We worked day and night, testing and tasting to create the very best our minds could create.   My personal favorites were the savory smoothies. They were so unexpected – […]


5 Questions to Ask to Get the Marriage of Your Dreams

Everyone experiences marital problems. It’s part of two different people walking the road of life together. Happiness is part of wellness, so I’m excited to bring the 5 Questions to Ask to Get the Marriage of Your Dreams… … from my dear friend Barbara from Cultivate Holistic Health. She is an […]

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