Monday, December 29, 2014

It's That Time of Year Again - Who Do You Want to Be - Vegan, Paleo, Macrobiotic, Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy...

It's that time of year - resolutions - revolutions around the sun - and the hopefulness of a 1/1. 
January 1st is a symbol of being able to reset your pointer towards the things you want, and letting go of the things you don't.

How long do you allow yourself to have the resolved items on your list before you toss the list, go back to old habits, or just start getting through each day about the same as the year before? 

How do you make this year different?  Do you need to be Paleo to look great - or give up the foods you love?  Do you want to shed pounds or pounds of tolerations in your job, relationships or home? 

Food is so connected to our identity that many people believe certain foods are a must.  They identify with being a coffee connoisseur, or someone who drinks a sophisticated glass of wine each night.  Others identify with being Italian, or Asian, or from a certain region like the south, and that their heritage dictates they eat certain items. 

It's all made up.  You make up the rules.  You make up the game you are playing. 

If you want to let go of some pounds - you get to choose different foods, slice off some quantity, and get some exercise into your day.

If you want to be more focused, have more energy, generally feel and look great - you get to eat more alkalizing foods and let go of acidity. 

You do not need to subscribe to any one type of eating, such as vegan or Paleo, unless you want to.  You do get to incorporate enough commitment to what you desire to create habits that then make your choices easy.

Commit to things that make your life better for real though, and don't be duped by advertising or excuses.  You can't exercise enough to balance the acidity of daily coffee and cake.  Bread doesn't grow bread trees.  Whole grains do grow. If the grains were pulverized, they oxidized, and are not the same as eating the cooked up whole version. 

Be smart in how you choose your food, thoughts, and actions. Create your dreams this year.

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

     I just made the most perfect kale and onion Okonomiyaki for my lunch today. (for the recipe click here) I probably should never make them again, because nothing will live up to the incredible crisp outside, soft comforting middle and the exact balance of sweet and salt in the sauce.  Unlike my pumpkin pie recipe (click here for that recipe) where every time I make it, it comes out exactly the same, Okonomiyaki doesn't have exact measurements.  How you make the dashi with the size of kombu and amount of bonito varies.  The amount of vegetables varies.  The pan temperature varies.  There are too many variables to have it come out the same. 

     That's part of the charm of cooking and making things from scratch.  Of course it happens in restaurants too.  How often have you gone back to a place where you had the perfect burger and fries or a magical dish that you would never make at home, and when you return to relish the experience all over again - and it just isn't the same?

     When I teach cooking, I often get students who are scared.  They think they can't cook.  They think that it is a special skill they are bad at, and they hope I can help them to at least do something basic, so they don't feel like complete fools.  Usually what they learn is that - hey - it's all a process.  I burn stuff too - I just call it blackened or carmelized and reframe my mistake into a win.  As long as it tastes good, it doesn't have to be perfect.  Eventually with practice, you have more wins than goofs - more delectable outcomes and less need to rely on recipes.  Going out is for things that are different from what you cook at home.  Restaurant meals naturally use strong flavors, more oil and have more calories than what you would make at home.  They want you to keep eating and come back so they load up on addictive sugars, and heavy fats with salt.  If you want to live healthy, slender, and free from most annoying dis-ease - than you get to eat home cooked food more often and learn to enjoy the big wins, don't sweat the mistakes, and reframe when necessary. 

     Of course I will be making my favorite savory pancakes again.  I just won't expect it to be exactly like the one I had today.  Maybe that's the lesson of life. Always be open to the new adventure in front of you and constantly rediscover what shows up.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sexy Salad Rolls that make a satisfying quick lunch - vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, paleo, gluten free recipe

Maybe I should be saving this recipe for Valentine's Day since these sexy little salad rolls won't weigh you down, and could be a perfect way to rev up.  There is something to that folk lore that says being kind to your kidneys gives you sexual vitality - lovely little aduki beans are great for your energy organs.  Pick yourself up after a night of feasting by enjoying a lighter lunch that will help you revive.

The secret to this delightful way to eat some salad is flavor!  It's packed with it.  I used Veganaise because it's what I normally keep on hand.  Use whatever mayo you enjoy, but don't skip the ume because it is the combination of that, and the roasted garlic, that make this simple dish a winner all around.

You could use a wrap instead of the nori, but I paired this roll with a nice square of millet.  Remember alkalizing is a big factor in energy too.  Millet is the only alkalizing grain and is super satisfying on it's own.  Cool into any shape and cut slices to eat like bread or use it as you would polenta.

Sexy Salad Rolls

For each roll:

1 carrot, shredded
1 sheet toasted nori
4 small leaves romaine lettuce
Aduki beans cooked with kombu
Veganaise (or mayo)
Ume paste (also labeled umeboshi paste)
roasted garlic

To make the roasted garlic, simply place an entire head of garlic in a heat proof container and bake for 45 minutes at 325 - 350° F.   Lay the nori with the lines going vertically onto a sushi mat.  Lay the lettuce leaves down, overlapping to create a flat bed.  Spread with a thin amount of Veganaise then ume paste and then the roasted garlic.  Spread beans on top of the condiments and then the carrot shreds on top.  Roll as you would any maki roll and seal the nori using a little water on your finger to secure the end like you would an old fashioned envelope.  Slice from the middle out.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Why This Is Your Perfect Thanksgiving Side (and all of your Thanksgiving favorites) - vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, macrobiotic, paleo, recipes

Why is this your perfect Thanksgiving side dish?

You might think a Holiday Salad like the one here could be the perfect side.  It has the red, green and white going for it.

Or maybe you were really hoping for that dish to make for those who won't be eating the bird?  Well, this tempeh turkey recipe makes a terrific protein to add to any plate. 

What about a substitute for mashed potatoes that isn't acidic and still has that wonderful comfort consistency?  This recipe will work wonderfully, but it still isn't the "perfect" side. 

Dessert isn't a side - but for me, pumpkin pie (recipe here with bonus mousse and popcorn ball recipes too.) is darn great and I can't wait to make it - but it isn't "perfect."

All of these recipes are delicious and can add up to a perfect meal, but this butternut squash, garlic and parsley side dish is perfect because it contains all 5 elements.  In the Chinese medicine system, Fire, Water, Metal, Earth and Wood are the categories that everything can go into.  Think of it as feng shui for your plate that will make you feel good or ill. 

Getting a little of all five into a dish or a meal will have you feel satisfied.  When you are missing an element or two, it can set you up to eat more because you are looking to fill what is missing.  Here we have fire (parsley), earth (squash), metal (garlic), water (salt) and wood (olive oil) all playing together to create a perfectly balanced side dish, not to be reserved just for Thanksgiving.

Winter squash
olive oil
sea salt

Use as much or as little as you like.  Simply place the oil in a pan and add the vegetables.  Add a very small amount of water and cover.  Let the mixture simmer until the water has completely evaporated and the squash is tender.  (About 10 minutes.)

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Have a very healthy and happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Have a Mung Bean Monday - vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, gluten free, recipe

Are those burdock chips?  Yes, they are, along with roasted turnips and a delicious mung bean sandwich. 

Mung beans are easy to cook.  They don't require soaking and are easier to digest than other beans.  Mung beans are cooling and detoxifying, but depending on how you cook them, they can be eaten any time of year. 

Burdock is such a powerhouse of cleaning out impurities and building strength, that I love finding new things to do with it.  Here I sliced strips and roasted them with olive oil and sea salt along with the turnips.  Unlike the turnips that will remain quite soft, the burdock got crisp.  I lucked out and got sweet burdock to begin with (thank you Sunrise Market) so the chips were better than potato chips and so much better for you.

Mung beans lend themselves to soups, burgers and stews, but can also be used like any other bean.  Here I mashed them along the mayo (veganaise actually) I had spread over the wrap, added water fried veggies and made a quick, filling sandwich I can't wait to have again.  High energy, great taste, and perfectly filling.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins - vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, gluten free, recipe

Did you see that
organic pumpkin is currently only $2 at Whole Foods?  It's always only about that at Vitacost (save $10 with and pumpkins just seem to be everywhere...

It's that time of year when I start thinking about pumpkin pie (recipe:

or these wonderfully moist pumpkin muffins.  Just substitute gluten free flour if you must.

(remember if you are experiencing digestive issues and you've been told to stay away from gluten - that could be a lazy man's diagnosis for a real allergy to GMO's or a Candida issue.  Get a second opinion because there is nothing wrong with healthy organic whole grains and fresh flours.)And since barley has gluten, you might want to use rice syrup if you are Celiac. 

Pumpkin Muffins
Makes 12 muffins.

Dry ingredients:

1 ½ Cup Oat flour
1 ½ Cup Barley flour
¼ tsp. sea salt
1 ½ Tablespoon baking powder
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Nutmeg
¼ to ½ tsp. Clove

Wet ingredients:

2 Cups Pumpkin puree (usually 1 small pumpkin will yeild 2 Cups)
½ Cup Safflower or other vegetable oil
½ Cup Maple syrup
½ Cup Barley malt

optional: ½ Cup or more raisins

To make the pumpkin puree:
Cut the top of a baking pumpkin like you were making a jack-o-lantern.  Scoop out the seeds and replace the top.  Place in a 350° oven and bake for 1 hour or until the pumpin is soft inside.  Allow to cool and then scoop out the flesh of the pumpkin and place in a blender or food processor with a little water and blend to a puree.

For the muffins:  Preheat the oven to 350°.
Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another bowl.  Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir just until all the flour is moistened.  Fold in the raisons.
Drop the batter into lined or oiled muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes.  The muffins will become golden in color and crack a bit when done.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fatitude - The Truth Can Set You Slender

Working with clients can be tricky sometimes.  Humans can be resistant to letting go of the ideas that keep them stuck and frustrated and unhappy.  As I was talking with someone yesterday and hearing her fight to keep her limitations, I thought of how there used to be a term fat head that I believed described this type of attitude.  Fatitude, I thought.  The ideas that keep us stuck and living in that painful spot we want to get out of should be called fatitude.

When a person fights to be right with excuses, it literally keeps them stuck and there is a lot of overeating going on from that frustration.  Overeating or eating fattening items like fried foods, alcohol, ice cream, etc. are often outcomes of an attempt to sooth emotions.  We know this of course.  How do we take that idea and let go of fatitude and finally live free of unwanted overeating or pounds or anything?

Get to the truth of what is literally eating you.  If you have excuses as to why things are not working out, question those ideas.  Keep questioning until you can get to the underlying truth.  The truth will fell like an aha.  The truth might make you cry.  It might make your brain turn fuzzy and confused and you might even be unable to recall the realization that seemed so huge, so profound that you wanted to tell someone right away.  It's getting to those truths that will set your energy free and dissolve all the fatitude.  Then it gets easy to stick to your healthy eating goals.

If you need help getting down to the core of the emotions, schedule a coaching session, find a therapist or grab someone you feel is qualified to help you get to the transformation.  Your life will lighten up from there.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Just One More's and how to tame your overeating - healthy blueberry pie recipe too!

Do you play games with your appetites?
It might be with chips, or savories, or with a lot of folks it's dessert.

These are little blueberry pies I made for a dinner I was having with a couple of friends.  Since the apartment I am currently staying in has no oven, I bake things in a toaster oven.  Instead of making this incredibly healthy recipe in one pan, I made individual mini-pies and with my good company, I found that I didn't have those dreaded "Just one more's" that used to plague me.

Do you know that game?  Where the mind says, "They are healthy, one more won't hurt."  or "I will just eat this last one and then I'll be better tomorrow."  or what your mind says that keeps you eating past full, past a portion or past what your particular goals might be.

Some people feel like they won something if they get that little extra in a meal.  They might have grown up restricted and when they got a bigger cookie, or an extra bag of M&M's, it seemed like they just won at life that day.

One client said that he couldn't stop eating fruit because growing up it was so restricted. When they did have fruit he was punished if he ate more than once piece.  Now he couldn't stop eating sweets or fruits when they were around, because he no longer had to save any for his sisters.

Some clients slice things or break cookies into pieces in order to convince themselves they will eat less.  Then they end up eating more than if they had just had a nice whole portion on a plate.

So how do you tame that wild side.  The part of you that keeps eating even when another part clearly wants to stop?

First, recognize the pattern.  What is it inside of you that is doing that?  Often it might not just be the trigger foods, but a general overeating that is going on all the time.  The trigger foods or the "just one more's" are the tipping point making you feel bloated, overly full or guilty.  What are you eating too much for?  What is the emotional cover up?  Have you talked it out with a therapist or coach?  Are you willing to change your patterns?  Would you like to feel lighter, more energized and overall healthier?

The second thing you must do is commit to being a healthy eater and not an overeater.  This takes muscle until it doesn't.  Brushing your teeth probably didn't come naturally either, until it did.  You have to make a firm commitment that you will eat your small portions and savor them.  Then be done with your meal.  No matter what.  No matter if the french fries won't be good the next day, or you feel like you are wasting food.  Just stop before you are too full.  Eat light and chew each bite to the fullest so that you are satiated and get the most from your meals.

Thirdly, find a way to let go of scarcity programming.  This may require talking with a professional.  When things are limited - funds are low and we get scared there won't be enough soon - something clicks and overeating happens as if it is the only way to survive.  It isn't.  We live in a land of plenty where gorging so you won't starve for a few days isn't going to really help you at all.  You must release those patterns to find complete relief.  There are many ways to do the releasing so find someone you trust to work with and find the freedom that will then translate into every area of your life.

And for the blueberry pie recipe click here:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

It Just Gets Better - Health and Slender

This is what I was eating last night.  Summer seems to make cold or frozen fruit treats especially fun to eat.

Also quick feasts like this Japanese dinner pancake:
Once you know how foods work for you, and you make choices that support you continuously, being healthy and slender and in a good mood  - well - it just gets easier all the time.

A couple of weeks ago my doctor wanted to do some blood work.  She just wanted to check on things since I will be leaving her and moving on.  (Schools over so I graduate from her too...) I sat in her office as she read me the results and compared to things to a year ago.  Everything was good then and is even better now.

That is exactly how I have felt.  Each year since I learned how to eat to create anything...well, yeah, it just keeps getting better and it does not appear there is a ceiling at all.  Subtle things like better moods and big things like organs repairing and energy soaring, just continue to gently improve and improve and improve. 

The great thing about this is that anyone can learn it.  Awareness is growing so there are more places to get great food that you can feel good about.  Kale isn't the only green and quinoa is not the only grain.  Thankfully five star chefs are getting on the bandwagon and healthy doesn't have to mean clunky, chunky or devoid of flavor. 

Get out there and start choosing supportive foods that make you happy.  Get healthier and watch your passion wake up, the circles leave your eyes, and have more fun with the people you love.  It is absolutely the best gift you can get. 

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Refresh with a High Protein Salad Dressing - Yes it is gluten free, macrobiotic, vegan, vegetarian and delicious.

Summer is a great time for salads.  They're easy to throw together, don't take much time, and can fill you up giving you plenty of slenderizing fuel for your busy days.

How do you keep salads from getting boring?  Mix 'em up... Play with changing all of your ingredients.  Here instead of lettuce or kale - we have arugula paired with carrots, artichoke hearts and a creamy tofu dressing you can blend up in minutes.  Feel free to add some toasted pumpkin seeds or almonds for added crunch that goes so well with this creamy dressing.

Creamy Tofu Dressing:

1/2 cake of organic firm tofu, boiled or steamed for 5 minutes
(approx. 8oz of tofu)
4 Tbsp. Olive oil
1 tsp. Sea salt
2 tsp. Maple syrup (or 1T. raw honey)
2 Tbsp. Apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
1 clove garlic pressed or a little granulated garlic
2 tsp. red onion, chopped fine
a little white pepper to taste (white pepper is more cooling, black pepper is more warming)

Mix all the dressing ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
It can last up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

New Product Thursday

It's a been a great week of working in a lovely home in Tribeca.  I'm currently looking for a place to live, and camping here for the week.  Keep your Manhattan ears open for me...

Since you have read the blog I posted about one functional beverage - so many other great ones have cropped up.  My recent favorites have been which has good probiotics in it as well as good taste.  Then came Motto Which I have to say, I have such a thing for, I could drink it by the case.  There is no making Motto at home or any kind of substitution that is as good as the real thing.  And last summer when I found Columbia Gorge organic lemonades - I couldn't get enough and have not been able to locate them this year...

But I have to say - that all adds up cost wise.  They are fun once in a while as treats.  What can I have every day and all day long and is more fun than plain water?  Step in Zing Anything - they make terrific products like that blue Aqua Zinger on the right. 

You put a little fruit and herb in the bottom compartment and fill with water.  Chill it for a little bit and shake it up for a fun fruity beverage that changes with your mood.  Plus it doesn't cost much and is super healthy.  You control what you put into it and how you like it.  (currently I am sipping mint pineapple water but for days it's been figgy mint...)

I hopped into Whole Foods to pick up a few items for lunch today. I reminded myself to buy some lemons and things to make salad dressing.  There was a stand set up for a demo, as there often is in Whole Foods.  I usually ignore the demos.  Especially salad dressing demos because there is always sugar and other things I don't eat in the products.  The young man giving out tastes assured me of no sugar and in fact he uses high quality organic ingredients that I would use.  I loved the taste and the time savings of me mixing my own up today.  (Gotta run and look at apartments you know...)  I bought his refreshing ginger.  Get all the info at (Facebook MOMO dressing).  He is so nice that I bet he would ship to you if you asked.

If you are having any trouble staying cool, happy and refreshed this summer - book a session and we'll get you all sorted out.  These are two great new products that can make summer days a lot more perky.  Enjoy yourself.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Stay Slender Starter Kit Secret #5

I recently bought some fennel at Trader Joe's and have been having fun adding it to salads, sautes, snacks, etc.  Fennel is good for digestion and is anticarcinogenic.  So what does that have to do with staying slender? 

Secret #5 is about how to eat more veggies.  When you play more with your food and incorporate more vegetables than probably anything else - it's pretty difficult not to be slender. 

I have been riding the subway a bunch this last week and it saddens me to watch kids being given sodas, McDonalds, and bags of processed foods at all times of day, instead of things that grow.  Fennel is relatively cheap to buy (at Trader Joe's) and fun to snack on raw.  So are plenty of veggies like sweet jicama or kolrabi.  It's just that they have been trained to look away from veggies and go for the glamorous packaging instead. 

Fennel marinated in olive oil, lemon and sea salt is delicious on its own or paired with your favorite fish/meat/seitan. 

Try something new each week and get into healthier habits that will keep you energized, youthful and slender. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Stay Slender Starter Kit Secret #4

I woke up tired today.  I am usually energized, clear and happy for the day to begin.  No caffeine required because of how I eat...  So why the foggy fatigue?  A little too much fun food for the past two days.  I ate in restaurants, I had desserts and treats and then a little meat.  All acid forming foods.  Too much acid = slow down and a lot more work for the body.

So now you are thinking - "Yeah - so what - how does this relate to staying slender?"

Generally fatigue causes people to eat more.  You're body gives you a hunger signal because you want fuel to perk up or get a hit from some kind of stimulant such as sugar.  People who do not get enough sleep, or adequate sleep, often find themselves nibbling during the day.  They drink beverages loaded with calories, or acidity, or both.  Often consuming more items that will then make them tired and keep the cycle on repeat.

Instead - eat a balanced - (a little on the alkaline side of things) diet for your specific body type and condition.

Get - plenty of quality sleep and a bit of exercise.

When you do overindulge - be sure to have some alkalizers on hand like umeboshi or the ingredients for Kudzu tea (

Finally - when you realize that you are doing some tired noshing - stop and stick to your healthy habits.  It might take a little mind muscle (something you can get coached to be great at) but you can do it and feel good about yourself.  Your body will thank you.

Now I'm going to dip into the umeboshi jar myself...

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Stay Slender Starter Kit Secret # 2  is also posted on when you click on the videos.

Stay Slender Secrets are more than the actual foods themselves, but foods such as lovely fat dissolving daikon radish can help you on the road to healthier - slender habits...

Why is daikon great for staying slender (or getting there...)?  It is a unique vegetable in it's ability not only to help your body shed fat, it is also a diuretic too.  If you are in trim down mode for a swim suit or wedding - daikon can be a great tool to use for a short time. I wouldn't want to see someone eating it in large amounts, everyday,  because your kidneys are the ones to filter liquid in your body.  If you keep pushing them to work more - eventually you will get tired.  Staying Slender with Macro Living means tons of energy and feeling great so we don't want to create fatigue.  Life does enough of that for us.

In some countries daikon and carrot are shredded and cooked for a minute in water to create a weight loss drink.  personally, I just love daikon.

If you have there is a delicious sweet and slimmer recipe made with dried daikon that is said to go deeper in the body and clear away stubborn fat.  It also just tastes great.

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Stay Slender Starter Kit Secret #3

My parents have now been married for 56 years.  They are both just as slender as they appear here at their engagement party.  I'll let you in on their secret.

First - for those who want a session for staying slender - getting a personalized plan for a health concern or getting your kids on a fast track to a clear and focused life - there are ONLY 2 SESSION SPOTS LEFT for the next three weeks.  Email me if you want one or both of them.

My dad loves to eat.  He would rather explore food products than power tools any day.  He loves to discover a new taste or sensational restaurant but never wants to spend a lot.  Mom enjoys it all too, but as a doctor's daughter, she is focused on health.  Their stay slender secret is not about steering clear of chips or cakes.  It is about small portions and three meals a day.

I was just visiting with them and am always astounded at how well the limited quantity works as a daily practice.  Once or twice a week though - watch out - and they will surprise you with putting away more food than you think either one could possibly hold.  That would be how traditional eating would have gone too.  Some days there just would be more food than usual.  A hunter comes back with a large treasure or nature simply is bountiful all at once. 

In food studies - it is a known fact that under eating can be a healthy practice.  People tend to live longer and better than those who regularly consume more. 

The trick to eating less is to cut down by small amounts.  If you normally eat a 1/2 of a pot of something.  Cut down to a third and then a quarter a few weeks later.  Coaching helps to keep you accountable while you learn how different foods are effecting you.  If you are eating things that contribute to cravings - overeating might be your bodies reaction to try and heal or get what it needs to get back to balance.  When you think you are being healthy but stressing out your body in one way - it will fight back.  When you know what to give your particular structure and condition - then you have freedom.  You are free to create your ideal body with ease.

Be the way - for those that I've mentioned to - here is the link to get the $10 off your first order.  I use Vitacost for everything from organic foods to tampons.  It saves me a ton on items I would buy anyway.   Feel free to pass on the link to anyone who wants to save money.  I always keep some homeopathics on hand along with my organic tamari and brown rice...

Remember if you want a session to look and feel your best right now - THERE ARE ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT - email me or book your discounted session at

Monday, May 26, 2014

Get Your Stay Slender Starter Kit - Reduced rates right now at

This is my friend Kelsy and I at our MFA graduation last Friday (and yes, age wise - she could be my kid).  It felt great to graduate with honors.  It also felt fantastic to wear my extra small dress and feel camera ready without ever thinking about diets or worrying about weight.  In fact, I celebrated with a large lunch that included french fries.  Yesterday I ate 3 cupcakes in honor of my accomplishments...

I am visiting a friend today who would like to know my secrets.  I decided to bring her a little food gift, and had the thought that what would be great to package up an entire Stay Slender Starter Kit.  I know exactly the vegetables, grains, beans, condiments and recipes that I would include.  The whole thing would cost a bit, but be worth it in how great you get to look and feel for the rest of your life.

Since I don't have a way to create kits for everyone - I decided to slash my session prices for the summer...

Check out and grab your session before I get my perfect writing job that doesn't allow me much room for coaching anymore....

If you have struggled with weight
If you have been frustrated with a health issue
If you have wanted to know how food really works and how to use it to support your life
You need to sign up for a session and have the most wonderful summer you've ever had.

Eating well makes you feel good
Feeling good makes you sexy
Sexy people get advantages
Advantages can make you happier
Feeling good can make you happier
Who isn't up for being happier - healthier, and living well?

Each session is individualized to give you what you need to succeed.
If you have questions, please feel free to email me.

Graduate into the life of your dreams!  You can do it.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Get a Super Cheap Food Coaching Session...

This is not a too good to be true offer.  Anyone who has coached with me will be reminded of a sessions worth (a follow up session in the new system) of material covered in the just released film Fed Up

While the film misses the opportunity for a compelling narrative that would turn this doc into something everyone would want to watch, (Did you see Twenty Feet From Stardom?)  they did get the facts from the authorities, and a little history of just how messed up the American food landscape seems to be.  It's a decent old school doc.  I wish it would get more coverage than it will.

Get fed up yourself with any battles, you or those you know, might be having with weight or health.  You don't have to struggle.  Let go.  You can get committed to a life that feels good, looks good and is naturally happy.

The film unfortunately does not give you much to go on for how to step by step transform your habits.  It won't help you learn to prepare meals.  It won't tell you what sorts of whole grains will help you get skinny and which ones are good for bulking up.  It isn't making distinctions about why beets create acidity and lemon will create alkalinity.  It just tells you that sugar is far more of a problem then most people have wanted to admit.  That cheese is a problem.  That many problems with the American dietary habits are built out of the food industry that creates faux food and markets it well.

Dr. David Kessler is in the film.  In his book The End of Overeating he goes into specifics of how the food companies can create products that will get your brain to override nature and keep you from feeling full and satiated. 

A neighbor of mine recently decided he was fed up with the weight he has put on in the last five years.   He and his wife each abandoned their resolutions and went back to old habits just months after seeing a bit of progress.  This is addressed in the film.  You have to really look at the power processed foods can have.  Fed Up likened some of the addictive qualities to be like cigarettes.  Before cancer became a huge fear, smoking was in.  Now it's out.  A spoonful of sugar was a friendly thing, and now the realities just might start to reach more people.

Get fed up with excess fat, excess ailments and unwarranted disease.  Sometimes it just takes a coaching session to change your life forever.  Will Fed Up be that for you?  Make today the day you get fed up with your obstacles and begin to live the life you dream about.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Hi All - I hope you are enjoying this beautiful spring.  I've been working hard to finish my MFA.  Only two weeks until graduation.  Yep - got all A's all the way through these four years and two degrees - did you expect any less from a coach who likes to see us all get the success we want?

Now I will have a little more room for those who wish to do a coaching session.

Please also check out my latest interview for the Inquisitive Eater -
Go straight to the video using this link:

I don't eat a lot of tomato since they are prone to creating inflammation in the body due to being high in alkaloids - but a delicious slice or two or four in this case, is something I enjoy the same way I enjoy other foods that might not be the most supportive for my body.  Miriam is a delight, her writing is as delicious as her recipes, and the book was a wonderful assignment from The Inquisitive Eater.  Check it out and let me know your favorite tomato. 

Have a terrific spring and let's make sure you are ready for that bikini in a few weeks.  Ask questions, get an easy personal plan together, and grab a session to be free to eat what you like - forever!

I look forward to talking with you.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Everyone Anytime Pudding Recipe - gluten free, macrobiotic, vegan, vegetarian, healthy

Here is a shot of my breakfast this morning.  A super fast teff breakfast pudding.  The great thing here is, in no time at all, you can whip up breakfast, snack, or dessert for you and your family.  Use any flour that suits your fancy. or finish off the bits of this and that you have in your pantry.  Oat flakes, rye flakes, rice flour, etc. can all be used together.  I used teff flour with strawberries, honey, and flax oil to garnish.  You might add nuts, seeds, dried fruits or your favorite milk.

The night before I like to toast the flour and then add the water to soak overnight.  This is because my teachers were macrobiotic and liked to always soak grains for maximum digestibility.  It's flour already, so it is processed, and easier to digest than whole grain to begin with.  I doubt skipping the soaking will make that much difference if you want to just make a fast snack or meal, without the eggs, gluten, or hassle of other types of pudding.  I wouldn't skip the quick toasting of the flour by stirring it in the pan over medium heat until it becomes very fragrant.

1 Cup flour
2 Cups water (Use a little additional water if using flakes or if you like your pudding less thick.)
pinch of sea salt
any additions you might like.

Toast the flour, add the water and stir.  Use a whisk if you are getting lumps.  Immediately take off the heat and soak overnight.  In the morning add the pinch of sea salt and cook for 5-15 minutes. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Warming Up Your Salad Days

Salads make a great lunch.  For those who like the sexy feeling of a slender physique, salads are still supreme (when there is quality dressing in small amounts).  Cooling and full of vegetables, salads are a wholesome habit. The problem for many people, is their idea of what a salad is. 

Like any dish, it's all what you are exposed to that will bring an image into your mind.  So you maybe you think a bowl of boring lettuce, with a few raw bites on top is a salad.  That sounds like rabbit food to me too.  Some people think of a tiny stark plate with several stalks of asparagus and slivers of radish.  If you're having salad for main dish it can be a great big beautiful creation with lots of vegetables, a protein and even incorporate a grain.

If you are in Los Angeles right now, and it's 80 degrees and sunny, then salad with carrots, lettuce, tomato, avocado black beans and brown rice might sound pretty good.  If you are in Minnesota where more snow is expected despite spring showing up on the calendar, that might sound chilling.  So what can you do to mix things up and still get the lush benefits of a salad for lunch? (or dinner)

One solution is to leave the lettuce crunchy, but roast some of the heartier vegetables, like fennel and carrots.  Use a toaster oven with it's self timing switch and you can roast while doing other things and not worry about them.  Add a little fresh mint or thyme into the roasted vegetables when you toss with oil and a pinch of salt.  (400 degrees for 25 minutes in the toaster oven works great in a Pyrex dish.) Roasting is a warming cooking style and helps to balance the cooling ingredients like lettuce.

Another salad might be chopping green onions and carrots and mixing them into hot, just cooked quinoa.  Serve on a bed of greens and topped with fish, chicken or seitan.    Mix things up like spring does with some warm, some cool, and enjoy your salads by being playful with constantly changing the ingredients. 

You'll be so happy in your body when bikini season rolls around, and won't feel a bit of guilt when you want to indulge in some of your favorite treats.  These are your salad days...

Monday, March 3, 2014

Eat Like an Oscar Winner (gluten free, macrobiotic, vegan, vegetarian, recipe...)

And the gold goes to.....

A lovely Italian pancake called farinata or sometimes socca.  Typically it is made in a cast iron skillet on the stove or baked in the oven.  I actually found toaster oven sized cast iron at the cooking shop, but I stuck with using my Ikea Pyrex for this, and it worked perfectly.  It also made a lovely Oscar night dinner with savory baked tofu (from Trader Joe's), garlicky greens and zucchini, and dessert.  When you skim any foam off the chickpea batter, then you do not have to worry about flatulence later.  (and you can enjoy dessert which is always a draw for me.)  My pancake is square simply because of being baked in that pan but use round if it makes it more fun for you.

Toaster Oven Farinata for one:

1/2 Cup Garbanzo bean flour
1 Cup warm water
generous pinch of sea salt
2 Tablespoons olive oil
generous pinch of chopped rosemary (Optional)

Whisk together the water and flour and leave on the counter for 2 hours or more.
Skim any foam off the top.
Whisk in the sea salt and oil and pour into oiled pan.
Bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

(This also makes a nice pizza crust...)

For your Oscar winning body, let go of those old school foods that don't serve you, and make choices that do.  


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

This is a version of a photo I took in L.A. that I altered while thinking of my friend and artist William Mitchell, after I found out that he hung himself last week.  Yesterday was my birthday and there was a memorial for my other friend Will Gary.  The three events have had me thinking quite a lot about life...

So what is important and something that we can take away to live better?

One thing that came to me was just how precious this moment is.  That is not an excuse to be a hedonist, or take what you want at the expense of someone else.  It might be a call to be kinder to each other and kinder to our bodies.  You only get one, and treating as well as you can means you get to be happier, healthier and enjoy the moments here more.

When you eat a clean balanced whole foods based kind of diet, you get benefits beyond the clear skin, high energy, and slender physique.

You get to have a lighter, happier, more connected to nature, to your intuition, to that knowingness that is beyond explanation.

Eating well is not a fool proof way to eliminate all disease or protect you from getting depressed.  It does seem to be incredibly helpful.  When you are dumbed down by sugar, caffeine, additives and the many forms of glutamates lurking in possessed food - there is no way to fully connect with other humans, or yourself.  A glass of wine to relax can be a restorative, but you need to use fun foods wisely, and create your life around living really well, not just getting by.  Most folks get by.  Most are a little depressed.  Not too many catapult themselves off the side of a building as a farewell... but I think everyone (me included), could do a bit better at living in a way that is so healthy it's thrilling to wake up each morning.  We get by.  We love a few people, notice a few pleasures and trudge on through a lot of moments.

What can you do right now - today - each day - to live in a way that is far more whole, and alive, and vibrant than ever before?

I invite you to play well...

Monday, February 24, 2014

Last Chance For the 3 for 1 session special - yes you can pro-rate a single session if you want to

Just to clarify for those who are asking:

Yes, the 3 for 1 session special is ending Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Sign up now you don't miss out!

Yes, you CAN do a single session or purchase two instead of all three.  Divide the rate and then send the appropriate amount via Paypal.  If you need help just email us.

Yes, your sessions are good for 30 days.  Buy one, two, or three, at this reduced rate, then learn all you can to last forever.   Please do share what you learn with your friends and family.  They probably would like to live larger, more vibrant lives too. 

Learn how to create better balance with your food.
Learn how to look at foods to discern which ones are the best for you right now or when things change.
Learn what to eat to cure a hangover fast.
Learn what to eat to create more energy.
Learn what food will stop a cut from bleeding.
Learn how to make food fun, so kids will love being healthy too.
Learn how to create healing menus.
Learn how to cook fast and easy.
Learn how to get more creative in the kitchen.

Okay, you get the idea, the list could go on and on... Learn what you want to learn for your condition, your body type and what you want to create.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Your Success - By The Numbers

People like to tell me they have 20, or 30, or 10 pounds to lose.  They like to tell me about grams of sugar on a label or the numbers they found in an article they are shooting for as their ideal.

The best way to your success with food:

Throw out the scale - Laugh at the fat grams -  and stop counting numbers at all.

If you think that sounds like heresy, than consider how well the counting numbers has gotten people thus far.  It is more addiction than advantage.  Before scales, before calories were a known quantity, before diets were fads trying to sell other people on a system to slimness that fueled the dietary problems and ballooned them out of control....before all of that - people ate, exercised as part of their lives, and lived in strong healthy bodies - for the most part.

We can't go back to Paleo times because now our world is polluted, we live in our cars, stay out of the cold and walk on a treadmill.  (Not all of us - I am walking to school in a few minutes...)

The problem with the scale is the number is never good enough.  If you keep staring at what is wrong, bad and missing, then you will continue to live out and and get what is wrong, bad, and missing.  Start living your life and enjoying more than food.  Enjoy food in appropriate amounts for your body, and appropriate items for you to enjoy living inside your body, and and enjoy the people around you, the scenery you get to look at, the tasks you are given - enjoy your life and let your body become a naturally healthy, vibrant and lovely to look at place where you reside.  Stop measuring by numbers and focusing on what doesn't work.

What works is knowing how different food items affect you.  What works is making supportive choices even when you want to play like the hedonists and pretend it doesn't matter. 

Don't buy the numbers game - say bye bye to numbers and hello to healthy choices and start seeing yourself needing smaller garments, having bigger smiles, and a really great life along the way.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Plan For Your Eating Success or Fail Your Physique

This was my quick lunch today with a side of garlic and green onion quinoa.  Fast and easy healthy meals take one thing that I have found most people want to skip - forethought!

If you are frustrated with the time your cooking takes, or that you don't have ingredients to make more than a salad day after day, it is time to start thinking a little bit ahead.  In fact, plan for your eating success like anything else.

Do you wake up and just let each day roll out before you?  I doubt it.  That kind of passivity would drive you crazy.  You plan for things that you think will make you happy.  Maybe you have work, or church, or school, or want to visit someone.  You think about it the night before.  You might think about what you will wear or how you will pick up your kids at their various activities.  If you have kids, I'm sure you think about their future, and make plans in your mind for things that will benefit them.  You get to work and decide what order you will do each task that needs getting done.  You plan in little ways all the time.  You need to be planning your food so that healthy things will end up on your plate - easily.

I usually think of the next days meals before I get ready for sleep, so that I can soak grains, or pick up something I might not have the next day that would make me happy.  I do not usually think the whole week out as some people do, but I do plan to have a couple of meals out a week and what sorts of things I am in the mood for that I might want to get ingredients for.  This week it was crepes and pancakes that held my attention and now I am craving making a sweet and savory curry - maybe red Thai or a Japanese curry with all sorts of vegetables.  I am also contemplating making a pizza with a crust made from chickpea flour.  This helps me when I am shopping for food.  I'll get ingredients that I could use for any of these things.  Then I can see what I want to make when it gets closer to meal time.  If you want to plan further you could make extras of things and freeze for busy times, you could plan your whole week out and shop just for that or find a system that works for you.

Without planning you will find yourself snacking more.  There is nothing fun planned with food so a cookie in the afternoon looks great in the moment.  Or you wait to long to eat since there is nothing prepared and then end up eating twice as much quantity as you really need.  The lack of meal planning is like planning for weight gain and poor choices.  So plan for your success with food instead.

If you would like a coaching session to get you on track with extra tools and know how of how different foods will give you energy, vitality and beauty or zap those things - book a session now.  The special is on until my birthday (Feb. 25th).  It's my gift to you.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Time To Love You - Small Changes = Big Results

It's time to take stand for your heart.
That's right - that old saying "You either stand for something, or you fall for everything."
Stand up for your heart and what you really want.
Do you want to feel better inside your body?
Do you want to feel supported, nourished and well taken care of?
What would it take for you to have this?

Begin now. 

Maybe you need to ask for what you need in a relationship, or maybe you need to start treating yourself better.  Do you need a little more support?  You definitely deserve it.  It's time to start loving you like you want to be loved.  That doesn't mean eating doughnuts or crounuts daily with a side of fries at every lunch.  That does mean to give your body what it needs to feel great, and stop yourself from doing things that might seem fun for a few minutes, but are painful for hours, days, weeks or years later. 

Each day - begin by asking yourself better questions.  What do I need to do for this to be a happier day?  What would make me happy to wear today?  Where am I getting my meals so that they are creating what I want inside my skin?  How do I want to treat myself today? 

Valentine's isn't a once a year day to get romanced - You are your Valentine every hour of every day, and if you are being loving, kind and generous to yourself - then yeah, it will show up on the outside of you too.  Others will reflect how you treat yourself.  It's one of those energy loops.  Begin now to be loving yourself slender or healthier or happier.  Begin now to create a practice that is better than ever for your well being.  Each day - begin. 

If you need support to get the habits flowing - The Session Special at is for you.  Sign up now because it is only available for a few more days.  3 sessions for the price of one.  It takes 3 weeks to change a habit.  Start some new ones Today!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

I cried when I heard the news of Phillip Seymour Hoffman

(This photo was taken by a wonderful photographer who wasn't listed where I grabbed if from - all I'm saying, is this is not my work and I'd like to give them credit...)

Success isn't what makes you happy. It really isn't. Success is doing what makes you happy and doing good work and hopefully having a fruitful life. If I've felt like I've done good work, that makes me happy. The success part of it is all gravy. -Phillip Seymour Hoffman

I never met Mr. Phillip Seymour Hoffman, but when someone does do exceptionally good work, it can touch you.  He touched me.  I loved his work and admired it.  He inspired me to always strive to do better.  I love that kind of inspiration. I do keep striving to be better.  I have switched from acting, to now writing, and photography.   Food coaching was my art for many years.  I got good at it.  I now teach other coaches because I am ready to let it go, and just write and take photos.  I have spent a small fortune to go back to school and learn to be a writer the way that an athlete trains to be a pro.  Was it Malcolm Gladwell who said it takes 10,000 hours to be good at something?  I've been putting in my 10,000 hours.  

I have always written, the difference is to learn to write well, and know what makes one piece better than another.  I would like to think that some of our bright, talented talent, would know how to live well - but sometimes when the edge is calling - I'm sure the addiction can pull harder than even the smartest, brightest, and most talented can resist.  

Addictions are real - no matter if they are to sugary treats, a certain potato chip, or a brain numbing chemical.  There has been some work done in the area of using food as a way to manage addiction.  In my experience, a balanced, whole food diet can certainly curb the food addictions.  I've read of it working to calm alcohol addiction.  I have yet to read studies done with substances such as heroine.  It's possible that the calming, clear, strong energy one gets from eating "clean" could definitely help someone stay off of their substance.  I read Russel Brand say that he still has cravings every day even after 10 years of abstinence.  

I shed tears today for the loss of a talented man.  I shed tears for the pain that so many people live in no matter their class, race, status, or brain power.  I cried for how much time gets wasted in pain.  Then I saw a music video that said you only get so many trips around the sun so go where your arrow points you.  I dried my tears, cooked some nice food, and got back to writing.

Think about how you want to be spending your days and get to it.  If you need some coaching, let us know.  If you need an acupuncturist, a therapist, or to find a good yoga class - find one.  We probably have a few recommendations for New York or L.A.  Don't sit on the sidelines of your feelings and let them push you to your edge.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

When the Weight Won't Budge

Yes - that's a giant iron sculpture.
No - I'm not suggesting it as a weight loss tool.
Is the one way sign kind of funny in the shot?  Does the iron look like it might flatten the people? 
Have you ever felt like no matter what diet or exercise plan you have tried - nothing works?

Body size is not always determined by calories in, calories out like so many doctors and dietitians love to believe. 

Candida or yeast overgrowth in the body will not just make someone look more puffy - they will have a darn difficult time getting their weight to shift.

Thyroid issues, blood sugar issues and many other ailments can also keep someone from shedding the pounds they are working hard to let go of.

Of course if you are perfectly healthy on all tests, you could have a condition that doesn't show up on tests.  I have seen that happen.  The tests are usually set for certain levels that someone decided meant you had a problem.  Ever had the experience of an excruciating bladder infection only to be told by the doctor its all in your head since your test was negative and then finally he caved and gave you the antibiotic that cleared it up in a day when he reviewed your classic symptoms for the 10th time?

Don't think that your New Year's resolution is never going to happen and just toss in the towel...or bowl of fresh fruits.  Take a closer look at what might be holding you back from living the way you want to be. 

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

I Don't Want To Say Goodbye...

I'm heading back to classes tomorrow for the very last time as a full time student.  My dear friend Will won't be there to greet me like he has for the last four years.  His heart gave out early.  Some say it was a heart attack from what doctors did to him when he went in for a weight lifting injury - some say an allergic reaction.  I don't know that we will ever know the real reason, but I do know that extreme eating can weaken ones heart.

Will was strong, healthy and seemed to eat pretty well, but I actually do not know anything about what he did day to day.  I do remember one of the first people that I shared with when I was first learning about the incredible benefits of a whole foods diet.  He was a friend who drank a pot of coffee a day, and decided to go "cold turkey."  My teacher said "No, no, no, that could cause a heart attack."  Apparently the weekend warriors, or the folks who ping pong between super healthy eating, and then have days or weeks of doughnut eating, can also weaken their hearts. 

The best is a steady diet with room for things that you might not eat everyday, but want to indulge in once or twice a week, or every once in a while.  The key is to be mindful and not extreme.  Not all or nothing.  You won't just make yourself sore or too full or drunk - you could end up gone. 

I don't want to go back to where I saw my friend Will every day and be reminded that I can't talk with him anymore.  I won't be getting any of his warm hugs or cheer.  I don't want to say goodbye to such a good friend.  Make healthy and not overdoing your lifestyle so that no one has to say goodbye to you for a very long time.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Are You Afraid to Change? New Foods = New Fun = New You

My mom has eaten the same breakfast for at least 50 years.  She thinks she is being original when her tiny muffin is oat bran instead of traditional blueberry.  She would never think to go without her glass of milk, orange juice and cup of coffee.  In fact she gets upset when you change anything in her routine, especially the morning routine.

Mom isn't alone.  I've seen a lot of people who are afraid to change.  Even when what they are doing isn't working for them anymore.  Coffee, orange juice and milk, may seem traditional but actually they are not.  They support the coffee, orange juice and milk industries but were never foods humans ate daily until recent, affluent history.

Right about now - the third week in January - there are a lot resolutions finally kicking into gear but if you are afraid of new foods or doing things in new ways - how are these ideals ever going to stick and become a part of your life on a daily basis?

Ease into things:

If you have not worked out in a while then overdoing it can not only make you sore, but elevates the possibility of injury.  Sometimes getting too hyped up about changing your diet has a backlash too.  You get frustrated, or hungry, or don't want to do it because it gets hard.  Easing into both exercise and new foods can take the fear and resistance out of the equation.

So instead of going all whole grains and eliminating familiar foods like sandwiches and chips, try a tofu cheese spread sandwich instead of real cheese - or tempeh instead of chicken in a salad.
Roasted veggies here, replace the chips and are sweet and satisfying.  To make your own tofu cheese - take a block of firm tofu and squeeze out as much liquid as you can with paper towels.  Then plaster miso paste all over your tofu and let it sit in the fridge for 3 days uncovered.  Then scrape off the miso and use the tofu like cheese.

To roast veggies:
slice veggies
mix with olive oil (or oil you like)
sprinkle with sea salt
bake on a baking sheet at 350 degrees F. for 45 minutes.  (I use the toaster oven and it works great. Use the timer feature and just roast while you shower and get ready for work.)

Not ready for tofu or tempeh?  Start adding in more vegetables at every meal and try one new food each time you go to the grocery store.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Don't Blame Gluten

The one thing that has come out of the gluten free craze that I am happy about, is that for the 1% of the population with actual celiac disease - they have more options.  You might know someone who is genuinely gluten intolerant, but the odds of that being you, are very very small.

Doctors and dietitians are so unfortunately hooked into a system that doesn't want to look at why there are really so many tummy troubles, that they find it is just easier to tell people to avoid gluten.   That doesn't solve your problem.  It might make you feel a bit better for a short amount of time, but then as your real problem grows, avoiding foods with wheat or barley in them isn't going to work anymore.

There are real GMO allergies and if that is the cause, then the simple solution is to only eat organic grains, breads and well everything, so you don't have to constantly be looking into where your food came from.  GMO doesn't have to be labeled yet, so if it is not labeled organic - well then what your eating was probably genetically modified and is no longer normal food.  From your corn flakes and Cheerios's (maybe renamed sorry so long's) to your tomatoes and broccoli, the food you used to think was safe, now has genes of butterflies spliced in, or more commonly, pesticide.  (and we wonder why it is causing allergies - pesticides are meant to kill - right?)

With so many chemicals in our environment, like inhaling paint fumes, car exhaust, or the plastic wrap you just tossed in the bin, to good old stress - you could also find your irregular stomach, skin problems, headaches and fatigue could be stemming from an overgrowth of yeast.

Yeast overgrowth, candida, thrush or yeast infections are incredibly common but for some reason the medical profession doesn't want to look at that.  They treat each symptom until someone decides to test specifically for yeast, or you get so many infections in a row they finally address the yeast issue.  Yeast will keep you from being able to lose extra weight, it will rob you of energy and keep you a little depressed without you even realizing it.  Again, taking gluten out of the diet can temporarily improve your condition, but eventually the yeast will keep growing if you don't address it, because gluten isn't the problem.

Clear up the underlying condition and once again you can enjoy a wider array of delights.   Including that high in protein part of the grain called gluten.

Want some help getting your diet in gear to clear your complaints?  Book 3 for 1 session right now at

Monday, January 13, 2014

Start Running to a Happier and Healthier You!

These are "Polar Bears" jumping in the Atlantic Ocean on New Years Day....

I wonder
how many of them will find themselves depressed this year?
How many will wish they had less body fat?
How many of them will get a diagnosis they wish they didn't have?

Are you running in the same direction?

Who do you want to be for 2014 and beyond?
Do you want to feel great, look great, and be happier than ever?

Do you want to be free of cravings?
Free of nagging pains?
Free of unwanted fat, or gas, or bloating?

You can find simple direct answers and begin creating a lifestyle that supports you every day.
It doesn't matter what age you are.
It doesn't matter where you live.
It doesn't matter what your history is.
You just need to begin.

With coaching we have successfully given thousands of people the tools to create freedom for themselves, and you can quickly and easily have these too.  It's up to you how much you want to incorporate into your life.  A little bit of knowledge goes a long way.  Somebody said that  and they were right...

I am personally so happy to know how to cook fast, simple, and delicious meals that support me.  I have tons of energy.  I have never had to worry about weight since learning a few new foods.  My skin stays clear and soft.  I've never had Botox, and am grateful that learning to eat the way I do for my health, has also seemed to slow the aging process.

It is my pleasure to give you the same benefits and more.
For just 2 more weeks - You can get 3 sessions for the price of one!

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

More isn't always better

I was working with a client who told me her supplement wasn't working.  She had read that taking lysine everyday would prevent her from getting cold sores and promptly went out and bought a bottle.  She was getting an upset stomach and still having problems with breakouts.

I asked her to let me know how many milligrams of Lysine were in a single pill.  When she emailed that they were 1000 mg. I told her she could use other methods (eating dulse and keeping the diet balanced, or methods that cleared them up without daily supplementation...) or try 500 mg. in the morning with breakfast and 500mg before she went to sleep.

She told me that the last option was what she went for and has been working ever since.

Sometimes it would seem that the body can utilize less of something better than more.

The same goes for meals.  It is much easier to digest a light meal rather than a feast.  It can be fun to feast now and again, but when you want to think clearly, have energy, and happy moods, then eating foods that fill you up but don't overfill you, giving you ample nutritional density for what you eat, are the way to go.

Juicing can leave you cold, cleanses are only to be done for a short while, and the healthiest option is to enjoy a diet rich in plant foods - forget the names like Mediterranean, Macrobiotic, Slow Food or what have you and just learn how to eat balanced and be able to choose foods that help your particular body achieve that.  Learn to eat for energy, to look your best, and feel great inside your skin.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Cleanse or Mend?

January is full of fresh starts.  A new year, a new chance to begin the things you might have put off or the hope of finding a new solution. 

The gyms are full, and cupboards are less so than they were during the holidays.  But drastically purging to kick start something into happening isn't always the best way to go.  With weight, health and having the body you want to live in, why punish yourself? 

I'll admit that I love a good Pilates or yoga class.  (Have you seen how much fun my friend Dirk Shafer makes working out - he'll even do it with you on skype if you live far from L.A.) It might feel brutal for a few minutes, but then it feels great for a lot longer afterwards.  Cleanses can be a bit like that.  I've done 5 day super cleaning herbal cleanses that are very difficult.  ( has great all organic cleanses.) I hated doing them.  I don't doubt I drank as much liquid as I should have.  I definitely got tired of juicing things all day long - and cleaning the juicer. 

What has been better, sweeter and with much more far reaching, lasting results is simply doing the day to day eating well.  Eating just a tad lighter instead of drastically so.  Eating supportive foods and eliminating the non-supporting ones. (With exceptions of course.  I'm no saint.) 

The biggest secret to a better body?  The biggest secret to your most fantastic success, relationships, and how you feel?  The biggest secret is letting go of the emotional blockages.  This has been some of the most rewarding work to do as both client and coach.  I get to watch people break through what has held them back for years and find once they mend one seemingly small spot in the emotional body.  The physical body is - yeah - a piece of cake...

Grab a session (or three since there is a special going on right now) and get started having every area in your life get mended and begin flourishing.  Step in and begin now.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Just for January - Get 3 for 1

Do you know someone who would like to be happier in their body?  Maybe they have body issues.  Maybe they are confused about what is healthy or frustrated with diets, cleanses, supplements or that annoying extra weight that just won't stay away?

I used to struggle with all of these.  
Then I found simple solutions.

You can really make healthy living as simple as you would like.  I have enjoyed learning more about the dangers of too much of one food over another and the pleasures of fine tuning meals to create energy, happy moods, connection, curing ailments and more.  I have done the hard work to make it easy for you and I've been teaching other coaches around the world to be able to offer a high level of coaching to more people.

Food coaching isn't about a diet plan.  It's about helping you design a lifestyle that works.

What works?   Health works!  Being free of pain in body and mind - works.  Being free of unwanted pounds or being free of feeling too thin.  Feeling good - works!  Excitement about your life - yeah that works too.  

Your food should work for you and with coaching, I have seen people create absolute miracles in their lives.  Transformations in their health, attitudes, and vibrancy.  I've seen people create fortunes when they thought they just wanted to feel younger.  I've seen people clear their skin problems, asthma, low thyroid, high blood pressure, lose the crows feet or get off their medications.  I've seen a lot of people who get to never think about weight again.

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