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This completely stopped my monkey mind!

When it comes to meditation,  I think I'm what you would call a "wanna be" meditator......I really, really wanna be a good meditator but the truth is I have this crazy monkey mind AND it's hard for me to sit still.  Not exactly a winning combination when it comes to meditation.  :( Although I have tried different things to

A few of my favorite things :)

Grocery stores are my happy place!!  Believe me, I know that probably sounds a little "cray cray" but I love to wander the aisles looking at different products and finding new things to try.  What can I say.....it just makes me happy! Recently I've stumbled on a few great finds that quickly became my favorites so I thought it was high time

A genuine act of kindness from two of my best friends!

If I were to ask you when was the last time you gave or experienced kindness, I hope you would say "today."  Although it may be hard to see right now, genuine acts of kindness are all around us and often they are closer than you think. Kindness can show up as a supportive smile, a warm

Ready for a boost???

I spotted this rock garden on my bike ride this morning and had to share it with you.  I know some of the rocks are small but if you stop for a moment, take a deep breath and look at all of the words, it's sure to give you a morning boost!! Enjoy :)

Let’s get cookin’……..yummy recipes you’ll want to make this weekend!

Last week I shared my thoughts on choosing a plant based lifestyle.  While I know it's not always easy to change what feels familiar and comforting, transitioning to a plant based diet could be the single greatest action you can take to improve your health and the health of our planet.   And it's easier than you

People ask me this question all the time….

As a health coach and self proclaimed health food nut, one of the most common questions people ask me is "Are you a vegan?"  Although I was a vegetarian many, many years ago, my reply to this question now is, "No, I eat a mostly plant based diet."   And that's when their eyes glaze over! So what is a

I’m keeping the faith!

Last week was not a good week for Arizona!!  For starters, Arizona made the national news on a couple of occasions due to our spike in Covid cases.  And then, to add insult to injury, one of the beloved mountain ranges here in Tucson caught fire as a result of a lightning strike.  When it rains, it pours, right?

Change your clothes….change your diet!

The other day I was listening to an interview with Divya Alter, an Ayurvedic practitioner.  During the interview Divya was talking about the benefits of eating seasonally and she said something that struck me.  She said "we all know we have to change our clothes with each season, so why wouldn't we change our diet?"  I thought this

Meet my new friend Earl!

I have another biking story for you today but this one is not about a bike race.  This is a story about loving kindness and my new friend Earl! Last weekend I was riding my bike on a road that is pretty popular with the cyclists in town.   As I was approaching a long, gradual climb on this road, I could

Finding your rhythm….

Intuitively, we know that change is good.  It may not always feel good but in the end we can usually see that the changes we have made were all for the best. Over the past few months we have certainly had more than our fair share of changes!  Yes, some change is good, but too many changes all at once can feel overwhelming.