Ayurveda, Calories, Carbs, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Psychology, Self-Care

Surefire Way To Access More Energy

Carb the FRUIT up! Seriously… I know it’s a funny, catchy phrase a bunch of sometimes preachy vegans say… But it is also true. For years, I hopped from diet to diet. I tried all kinds of calorie restriction methods. I struggled with chronic low energy levels and poor mood. Then, I tried something new. I dropped my calorie restriction…

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Ayurveda, Chakras, Healing, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Psychology, Raw Vegan, Spiritual Journey

Chronic Fatigue: 9 Tips To HEALING

What is it? That is the question. The doctors don’t know for sure. It’s a cluster of diffuse symptoms lumped under the vague umbrella of chronic fatigue. Cause is “unknown.” It may be triggered by immune system problems or a viral infection. Some symptoms may diminish with “treatments” like antidepressants, but “cannot be cured”. Sounds hopeless, right? Wrong. Symptoms like…

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Awareness, Ayurveda, Psychology, Spiritual Journey, Yoga

Working With Competitive Mind + The Compulsion To Compare

Hey fiery pittas! This one’s for you! It’s also for those with a lot of fire in their astrological charts, Type A personalities, and anyone who notices their own flaming competitiveness, ambition, drive, and passion. So you have a competitive mind? Join the club. You’re in GREAT company. Lots of CEOs and powerful people here. And it’s all good. Until…

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Health, Health Education, Psychology, Raw Vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Spiritual Journey, Vegan

Change Takes Time: My Vegan & Raw Vegan Transition Story & Slip-Ups

If you read my “Why Raw Foods” Part 1 and Part 2, you may be a little scared. You may be thinking, “FML, I am eating toxic cooked junk.” Or you may be thinking, “That sh*t is whack. I don’t buy into the raw foods nonsense whatsoever.” Chances are you are somewhere in between. I want to acknowledge and welcome…

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Addiction, Exercise, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Overexercise, Psychology, Self-Care, Spiritual Journey, Yoga

Addicted To Stress & What To Do About It

Are you hooked on being wired and stressed out? If you experienced childhood trauma, eating disorder, depression, anxiety, and/or other mental illness(es) early on in life, or if your sweet mom was stressed out during her pregnancy, you are probably addicted to stress! If you resonate with all of the above, you are not alone! Me too. It’s not as…

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Addiction, Awareness, Calories, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Psychology, Self-Care, Special Diet, Weight Loss

My Experience With Extreme Calorie Restriction + What I Do Now Instead

I cannot count the number of times I have tried calorie restricted diets. Sometimes the goal was simply: eat as little as possible, or as few meals as possible. Other times, I had set goals of 1600, 1500, or sometimes even 1200 calories. I tried intermittent fasting. I juice fasted for 30 days. Or even more extreme, I water fasted…

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Addiction, Awareness, Calories, Career Health, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Psychology, Self-Care

Addictive Personality: The Balance of Moderation & Abstinence

I can get addicted to pretty much anything. Food. Sex. Drugs. Alcohol. Cigarettes. TV. Exercise. Codependency. Spiritual practice. My phone. My computer. Social media. Work. Shopping. Caffeine. Coffee. Juice cleansing. Enemas. Water fasting. Overeating. Undereating. And on and on… No gambling, yet. Thank you very much! Over the years, I’ve worked on my addictive personality in many ways. I’ve tried…

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Addiction, Awareness, Calories, Carbs, Diabetes, Health, Health Education, Heart Disease, High Fat, Low Fat, Nutrition, Psychology, Raw Vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Vegan, Weight Loss

High Fat vs. Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet

A raw food diet can be done many, many ways. Generally-speaking, raw food diets fall into two camps: high fat and low fat. In the high fat camp, some people still enjoy eating raw animal products, like unpasteurized milk, eggs, raw meats and fish. I have no experience eating a raw animal-containing diet, so I will leave that approach to…

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Addiction, Awareness, Calories, Exercise, Health, Health Education, Movement, Overexercise, Psychology, Self-Care, Spiritual Journey, Weight Loss, Yoga

Exercising to Eat: My Shift Away From Overexercising

I have made the mistake, time and time again, of adding in way too much exercise way too fast. For example, I start running again after months or years off. A week later, I’m running a 10k everyday. Or, I get back on my road bike after 3 years off, and suddenly, I’m riding 50 miles a day everyday. This…

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Calories, Carbs, Health, Health Education, Holiday, Low Fat, Psychology, Raw Vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Travel

Healthy Travel: My Top 5 Tips

How do you resist the aroma of Cinnabon and fried foods in the airport? How do you say no to the onslaught of pre-packaged airplane meals when you’re stuck on a plane for 14 or more hours with nothing to do? If you manage to eat healthfully on the airplane, the rest of your trip will rock! You will come…

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