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Thriving Emotionally with a Plant-Powered, Vegan Lifestyle

Speaking from the Heart: Keys to Effective Communication for Vegans

See if you can relate to any of these scenarios… How do we handle these challenging situations?  Each situation requires us to connect with what we truly want and need…and to take actions that move us toward meeting these ends. In each situation, heartful communication is key.  Communication that connects us with our selves and…

The Transforming Effects of a Plant-Powered Vegan Lifestyle

Highlights from my interview on the Healthy Lifestyle Solutions Podcast I had the honor of being interviewed on the Healthy Lifestyle Solutions Podcast with Maya Acosta.  We discussed my vegan journey, the transformative effects of a plant-powered lifestyle, and how to inspire healthy lifestyle change.  We also discuss definitions of vegan and plant-based, and reasons…

7 Tips for Inspiring Others toward a Plant-Based Lifestyle

Note:  This article contains excerpts from the e-book 7 Best Practices to Inspire Your Loved Ones to Go Plant-Based (available through WeDidIt.Health) Have you experienced the amazing healing power of a plant-based lifestyle?  After celebrating your own health improvements, and learning about the extensive research supporting a whole food plant-based (WFPB) diet, it’s common to…

Vegan Abundance

Eat Delectable Food, Improve Your Health, and Save the Planet “What do vegans eat anyway?”  Before I became vegan, I viewed veganism as a lifestyle of restriction.  I could not imagine what a vegan would eat, or how they would have enough to eat.  It was challenging enough for me to navigate daily food choices…

Flourishing Emotionally with Plant-Powered Nutrition

Many who choose a vegan diet are aware of the benefits for improving physical health and reversing diseases.  We’ve read the China Study and How Not to Die, watched Forks over Knives, and may have personally met people who reversed heart disease, diabetes, or cancer through a plant-based diet. When I became vegan, I wondered…

Going Plant-Based: A Revelation for Body, Mind, and Spirit

Going vegan was the best New Year’s resolution I ever made.  To be honest, it wasn’t really a resolution.  It was more of a quest that unfolded over time.  I discovered that going plant-based is a transformation that leads to so much more than a surface level change in diet.  It brings the joy and…

Vegan Thanksgiving

My past Thanksgivings were centered around a feast shared with loved ones, in which a turkey was the central part of the meal.  When I adopted a plant-based diet nearly 14 years ago, it changed how I view Thanksgiving and what this holiday means to me.  I still look forward to the shared meal with…

Boost Your Mood with Plant-Powered Nutrition

For many of us, 2020 has been a year of unprecedented stress—from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our lives, to extreme weather and natural disasters, to racial injustice and political divisions. Rates of depression in the US have increased more than threefold since the onset of the pandemic in March.  Levels of anxiety…

How Veganism Inspired Me to Find My Voice

Throughout my life, I have been an introvert.  I’ve always relished solitude, and preferred small groups to large crowds.  I dreaded public speaking and hesitated to express my opinion, especially if it conflicted with others.  This is a story of how I transformed from someone who avoided public speaking to becoming empowered to express what…


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