ACE Fitness: The Pilates Ball Core-Strengthening Workout

The pilates ball is an effective training tool because it promotes core stabilization by adding resistance, which forces exercisers to activate their pelvic floor muscles. Additionally, the ball acts as an unstable surface, which promotes deeper core stabilization. The following exercises require activating, or “hollowing out,” the pelvic floor. The feeling is similar to a […]

Vegan Lemon Cake Topped with Coconut Cream Frosting

This week I am celebrating Easter via the energies of nature. I present to you this dairy-free lemon cake with coconut cream frosting. It’s light. It’s airy. It’s sweet. It’s the sweet part of life that we should enjoy without diving into a comatose state. Enjoy & Happy Easter to those who celebrate it. Click […]

Cold Vegetable Sesame Soba Noodle Salad

The daffodils are in bloom and the color of yellow is found throughout the season. From the sun’s rays to the distinct color of yellow, my soul has evolved from winter hibernation into the realms of rebirth. If you’ve followed me, you know I believe in the power of nature. Living in Germany ignited my […]

Crunchy Protein-Packed Kale-Swisschard Salad Topped with a Lemon Vinaigrette

Kale is a cruciferous vegetable, and it is recommended that we eat at least 3/4 cup of these daily. One cup of uncooked kale provides 2 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber and 7 grams of carbohydrates. Plus, raw kale has some cholesterol-lowering abilities (not as much as cooked kale) but raw vegetables in […]

Raw Collard Greens Rainbow Wrap + Cashew Ranch Dressing

The sun, considered our fuel source, contains all the colors of the prism and emits white light generated from heat. When you look into a prism, you’ll notice all the different colors of the rainbow. White light contains all of the wavelengths, which is no surprise as why the color white is important in various […]

How to Make Cashew Ranch Dressing

Ranch. What do I think of ranch? I have this quirk about me. I really dislike savory white creamy things. Growing up, I despised anything and everything creamy and white – mayo, cottage cheese, dressing, cream cheese, sour cream – basically anything dairy (unless it was ice cream or whipped cream). Click  here to get the […]

Join Me Feb. 3rd at 1pm PST for the Adapting to Changes on the Exploring Awesome podcast with host Jim Kellner

  Hello Dear Friends, How is life? On an individual and collective level, we are entering a new dynamic. Things are shifting and changing, and it seems to be happening at the speed of light. Things that are happening now are happening for a reason. Some claim it’s for all of us to purge our […]

Join the 12 Days of Resolutions at Mindbodysoul-food.com

We all have goals, dreams and aspirations. Growing up, I used to make resolutions every year. And then somewhere in my twenties, I stopped. I thought resolutions were stupid and just another failed attempt to lose weight or try to fit in another pair of jeans. I realized that many common resolutions are attached to […]

How to Make Coconut Cream

Coconut cream is one of the easiest (and healthiest) dessert or snack toppings you can make. When you hear coconut cream, it essentially is the solid version of coconut milk When making this, aim for a regular, or full-fat coconut milk. Do not use a low-fat version or coconut cream. I recommend getting a can […]

Enter to Win Free Autograph Copy of Finding Om

Hi Friends, I am celebrating the month of February (and Charles Dickens birthday) with a literary giveaway! On goodreads.com you can enter to win one of three free autographed print copies of Finding Om! ​You can find more at this link below!