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
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?
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
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
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.
Have you ever said to yourself "I regret (fill in the blank)?" Who hasn't, right? We all make mistakes so it seems only natural to look back and wish that we could have done things differently. In a way, having regrets shows that we care enough to want to make things right however, when the past begins to impact the present and
As we move forward with plans for reopening our country, I'm sure you're probably thinking about what the future has in store for you. If you recently lost your job or your business, are you considering starting a new career? Or maybe you suddenly found yourself working from home and now you're wondering if this is going to be your new way of life. While there are still
Let's face it, we've all got some extra time on our hands. If you're like me, one of the first things I want to do when I'm feeling bored is reach for something to eat. And more often than not, that "something" is usually chocolate! Now I know it would be so easy to grab a chocolate bar or
Today I'd like to share a story with you. It's a story about me, my bicycle and never giving up. My hope in telling you this story is that it will give you some inspiration as you navigate these very uncertain times. As many of you know I LOVE to ride my bike. I bought my first road bike when I
After I sent out my last newsletter, I came across a couple recipes that I just had to share with you! One is a pesto recipe that would make a great topping for pasta, salads or steamed veggies. The other is a white bean dish that would also be a nice addition to pasta or a salad plus