Category Archives: Being

The C.A.R.E. Transition Plan

Not everyone can make huge lifestyle changes overnight and stick to them with perfect success.  For most of us, we need a slow transition.  I've developed a transition plan I like to call "CARE"*: C is for CHANGE You know you need to make a change.  Whether you are trying to lose weight, lower your cholesterol,

Obstacles to eating healthy…and how to conquer them

I've been having a lot of conversations lately, asking people what their one main obstacle is to eating healthier.  I've compiled the following list of their responses: Not knowing what "healthy" means. This is by far the biggest concern.  There is so much information out there on what is healthy -- is it low calorie?

Apply now for a FREE Online Workshop!

        I'm currently looking for volunteers to attend a FREE online workshop geared for families looking to improve their health by developing new habits in the areas of Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, and Nutrition ("L.E.A.N."). L.E.A.N. Workshops are not only rich with information but are FUN and engaging!  The online version of the

How to Cook Veggies

When we first decided to go vegan, veggie dishes confused me.  I mean, there's salad, and, let's see...salad, and ummm...salad?  I was so used to plopping a roast in the crockpot and calling it a meal that I quickly became overwhelmed in the kitchen.  Here's a brief, and by now means comprehensive, introduction to cooking

Et tu, Vitamin D?

With all the media coverage on the dangers of vitamins A, C, and E, it would appear that vitamin D supplements had escaped with an untarnished reputation.  But no more!  The research is out, and vitamin D has also been found lacking.  Here are just a few: French Tribune: "Vitamin D Supplements Unlikely to Reduce