Each moment, we receive a gift: a chance to be mindfully present—to witness what's happening within, and to breathe (if we feel intense emotion, we can do this until the intense emotion passes). This can bring an inner calm that allows us to overcome trauma, and truly thrive...
After the editor in chief of the American Journal of Cardiology (more here and here) revealed why we should eat plant-based, I listened. The Permanente Journal, Midland Memorial Hospital, Montefiore Health, Highland Hospital, and many more, like Dr. Greger at Nutrition Facts, continue to steadily remind us. Nutrition science motivated me to earn a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition and these resources help generate the motivation to follow the doctors' recommendations...
I spent 45 years with allergic, anaphylactic, autoimmune, neurological, gastrointestinal, and more lovely health challenges before I was sent in for an upper endoscopy celiac test. Funny, I didn't believe it necessary, though, as five years earlier I'd already cut gluten from my diet. Or so I thought. The gastroenterologist said he could see that I had celiac disease, I was still getting gluten into my body, I needed to figure out where it was coming from, and it needed to stop. I hope these tools help others, too...
I'm currently living on the road, witnessing how mindfulness can ease challenges, and having fun tracking down plant-based and gluten-free food.
Everything I own is in my luggage (I no longer have a home, auto, or storage units), so I pack for all four seasons and have a tiny travel kitchen.
Traveling with a certain someone, I'm sharing on this site to support others in venturing as mindfully, comfortably, and simply as they desire, too.