Lose Weight With The Right Attitude

How Thankfulness Can Help You When You Want To Lose Weight
Do you find trying to lose weight causes you to lose your cool?

If there’s any battle that get’s us down, it’s the daily battle of the bulge!!!

It seems like every day is an emotional rollercoaster ride depending on whether I eat right and the scale is going up or down!

I’m not technically overweight, but I have an extra 15 or 20 lbs I’d like to dispose of. I know some of you hate me for even saying that! You wish you only had 20 lbs to lose!

The reality is […]

Chickpea Crumble with Roasted Veggies

Chickpea Crumble with Roasted Veggies
Attention all you roasted vegetable lovers! Also those who are looking for more vegan dinner options and are tired of the same old chickpea recipes!
I  just created a new family favorite made with chickpeas!

I was messing around in the kitchen doing one of my epic cooking days and had an idea to use up some ground oat flour, chick peas and mushroom bits. I processed them and was going to make some kind of patty.

As I was mixing in some spices, the oat and chickpea mix reminded me of the texture when I make fruit crumble!
I […]

High Protein Hummus

Looking for some high protein vegan snack ideas?
Here’s a quick one you can whip up in seconds!
It’s a high protein hummus that I created yesterday for my husband who likes to snack on cereal!

I made this video as an afterthought. Sorry I didn’t think to film it as I made it!


High Protein Hummus

140 calories – depending on hummus

4 Tbsp hummus – preferably ‘lite’ – no oil added
2 tbsp salsa
1 Tbsp pumpkin protein powder


175 calories

All the above ingredients +
1 Tbsp BBQ sauce
chipotle or hot sauce to taste

Mix all together. Serves one.
A small container of hummus makes 3 batches of this, […]

The Challenges We Face

Do you sometimes wish life was easier? Wouldn’t it be nice if everything good for us didn’t take such time, effort and self-discipline?
The challenges of life are on every side of us. They’re everywhere we turn. Whether it’s health, relationships, finances, spiritual growth, or keeping an orderly environment, we engage in a battle between the outcomes we want, and the work it takes to get there, every day of our lives! Some of us have had more training in self-discipline than others. I am not one of them!!!
I have gone through most of my life like a Yo-yo, trying […]

The Power of Accountability

Do you really want to change an area of your life, but you just feel stuck?
Do you take 2 steps forward and three steps back? Have you been trying to do it on your own? Then read on for a tool that can help you finally make some real progress!

I’ve been learning about the power of the heart and mind to change things in our lives. This learning path started for me when I gave my spiritual life a kick start by gaining a truly awesome mentor who helped me get unstuck from religious duty and showed me in […]

Humility is the Key to Learning

Have you ever been stuck in an area of your life and felt like it would be impossible to change because you’ve been like that for so long that you’ve kinda given up hope?
Many of us have felt like that in one or more areas of our lives at some time. Have you heard the quote by Albert Einstein that the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing and expecting to see different results? I heard that over and over and I knew I needed to change somehow, but I didn’t know what things to do […]

Inspiring Quote from the Dalai Lama

Are you really living?
I was in my chiropractor’s office this morning and saw this quote on the wall. With all my learning about healthy lifestyles and the foolish way many of us live, myself included, I had to share this with you.

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, he said:

Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;
the result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
he lives […]

Pros and Cons of Different Juicers

Are you looking to get a juicer, but wondering what kind to get?
Here is my story of different juicers after my 30 day fast.

Well, Old Betsy, the Champion Juicer we have had for the past 26 years was a little worse for wear after having a piece broken off that keeps the spout from spinning around and having the part with the ‘teeth’ dropped down a running garborator, so when we decided to go on a 30 day juice fast, we figured it might be time to get a new juicer.

I thought that maybe the Breville that Joe Cross […]

The Wonders of a 30 Day Fast!

Why is fasting is a great way to kick-start your health journey?
Are you feeling sick and sluggish, but having a hard time breaking some of your old unhealthy eating habits? I was feeling that way after Christmas and the naughty binging I did, but have totally revamped my eating lifestyle by going on a fast. Here are some of the things I learned along the way.

Hi friends! I’ve been gone for a month or so with no posts. I hope you’ve missed me! I’ve missed sharing with you! After becoming inspired by watching the film Fat, Sick and Nearly […]

The Importance of Connection

Are you feeling disconnected from some of the important things of life during this busy holiday season?
Maybe, like me, you’ve allowed yourself to become distant from many of the things that once brought you life and meaning. I hope I can encourage you and myself to reach out and connect to those people and things that really matter once again.

I was watching Disney’s version of A Christmas Carol  last night. I wonder if Mr Dickens had any idea how profoundly his redemption story of Ebenezer Scrooge would affect people each year! It’s a perfect story to watch before […]