Plant-Based Lifestyle Epiphanies

A Progressive Plant-Based Breakfast (with Massaged Breakfast Kale)

August 21, 2013

My town is a town of potlucks and progressive dinners, which takes me back to my childhood and how innovative and fun it sounded to me to go from house to house for each different part of a meal. Even when I’m not invited to a potluck or a progressive meal, I make one for […]

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In the Temple of My Daily Life

August 16, 2013

When I was getting ready to host poetry night, I remembered a large box upstairs that my sister and mother packed and sent to me several years ago, long before my  mother died. They were sorting through things, and asked me what I would like. I’d tried to open and look at everything in the […]

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The Slow Miracle of My Yoga Practice: Like a Waterfall, Like a Child

August 9, 2013

The yoga mat you see rolled up in this corner is the one I’ve practiced on for several years. I didn’t realize until I thought to take a shot of it in its resting place as a way to begin that it rests under the central remains of a mural that was once on a […]

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The Poetry of Simple Plant-Based Hor D’Oeurves

July 18, 2013

  Early on in my low fat plant-based eating, I decided to follow a rule that I’ve stuck with ever since. If I can’t eat it, I don’t make it. I no longer make traditional lasagne or brownies or cake and ice cream for other people. They are welcome to bring whatever they’d like, but […]

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Light Bulb Moment

July 15, 2013

I didn’t know how to know this for most of my life, but it turns out that finding myself doing something automatically is a sure and dependable measure of healing. This is something I learned in manual therapy, and it was strange to me.  I learned there to recognize that “ability” has to do with […]

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Old Fashioned (Gluten-Free) Oats

July 11, 2013

I’m a big fan of Engine 2.  Way back when I first read Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, and before Rip Esselstyn was the poster man for plant strong eating he is today, I was also a fan of  “The Esselstyn Breakfast” in the recipe section of that book. It’s the basic template  for what […]

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The Beauty of Being Different

July 8, 2013

Silken Windhounds are not commonly known dogs in this neck of the woods. I had never heard of them, either, when my good friend the canine cardiologist at the vet school here on the Palouse recommended them to me as a good choice for my situation after my golden retriever died in 2009. A dog […]

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Re-Spiralize Yourself

June 12, 2013

I know eating a Whole Foods Plant-Based diet is serious life-saving business, but I can’t pass up an opportunity to play with my food. In fact, I’d say that’s how I’ve succeeded at eating this way for so long. I play with the colors, the textures, the flavors, the smells, as if my food were […]

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Portland: Everything Came Up Roses

June 2, 2013

If I was going to describe my most recent trip to Portland with the lyrics to an old song, it wouldn’t be the ones to “I Never Promised You A Rose Garden.” Because I DID spend lovely leisurely time in the beautiful Portland Rose Garden, which was on the top of my list of things […]

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Under the Pear Tree: Sweet Nothing

May 14, 2013

“Oh to be a pear tree – any tree in bloom! With kissing bees singing of the beginning of the world!” –Zora Neal Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God The legends go that both Buddha and later Isaac Newton were sitting under a tree when they received the world changing insights they are each known for. […]

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