Awareness, Calories, carbs, Exercise, Health, Health Education, low fat, Psychology, raw vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Spiritual Journey, vegan

5 Warning Signs Your Lifestyle Needs to Change + 5 Steps To Get Back On Track Now

Are you familiar with this cycle?  Make healthy changes. Fall off track. Get back on track. Fall off track. Repeat… I have experienced this cycle an embarrassing number of times.  However, I catch myself when I fall off track more and more quickly, because I know what to look out for.  Awareness is the very first step to change! Here…

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Calories, carbs, Health, Health Education, holiday, low fat, Psychology, Self-Care, vegan, Weight Loss

Healthy Holiday Mastery: 5 Steps, Top Tips + Food Porn

I am super proud to say that this holiday season I have stayed 100% low fat raw vegan. Yes! Finally… Trust me, it’s taken some serious trial and error to get this lifestyle right. But I keep trying. I learn from my mistakes each time I make one. This year, it feels pretty effortless. I’ve followed 5 simple steps to…

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carbs, Health, low fat, raw vegan, Recipe, Special Diet, vegan, Weight Loss

Best Ever Fat-Free Raw Vegan Chili: Recipe

So you want some chili? Yeah, I want some chili! I’m singing to myself just thinking about this recipe…it’s that good! My aunt and uncle enjoyed it when I visited them this fall. Loads of regular eating folks at a expo I did a couple months ago all loved it. My plant-based co-workers at LeafSide all loved it too! Inspiration Credit:…

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Spiritual Journey, travel

The Next Stage of the Adventure: Snow in Atlanta, Cancelled Flight, Deeper Surrender

Yesterday I left Karme Choling where I’ve been living and volunteering in the kitchen for the past three months. Somehow I managed to take all the prerequisites there that I needed for the temporary monastic program at Gampo Abbey that starts in January. See my post about how the first three worked out thanks to the kindness of friends. Since…

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Health Education

Raping Nature: The Dark Science of GMO

GMO are three letters that I am always on the look out for when I am grocery shopping. Unfortunately, they are not always easy to find. The United States does not require labeling, despite the fact that 89% of Americans polled by the Mellman Group, Inc. in 2015 favored mandatory labeling on all foods that have been genetically engineered or…

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Spiritual Journey

Give Every Day A Chance

It’s been one of those days when I woke up feeling like shit that has turned into glorious auspiciousness. Just goes to show me that you can’t call a day too soon. Give each day a chance. Even the ones when you roll out of bed feeling miserable and don’t want to do anything but stay in bed and indulge…

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Spiritual Journey, Uncategorized

Abandon Hope, and Victory is Yours

I’ve written about surrender before. It’s one of those buzzwords that is probably in danger of losing its meaning.  That’s why I love the lojong teaching: “Abandon any hope of fruition.” I am working with Pema Chodron’s book, Always Maintain a Joyful Mind, and in it, she presents 59 slogans and corresponding brief commentaries. Like a deck of angel cards…

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