I truly love how I get to spend my time and energy. My day is filled with learning, teaching and sharing my passion of healthy, mindful living with others. I am very grateful for my life!

Motivation for Change:

REMINDERS:

  1. Document your typical day for several days
  2. Keep it all basic
  3. Once completed, observe your feelings while reading through
  4. As you move forward, ponder the questions that follow
  5. No big overhaul required!

My typical weekday continues to evolve over time! As of this moment, it looks like thi​s:

5:00 a.m. Wake up, practice yoga, get ready, make and eat breakfast.

7:15 a.m. (or earlier) 3 to 4-mile outside walk with my 3 puppies - LOVE or inside cardio (a lot less fun)
8:15 a.m. Personal Yoga ~ Pilates practice 
​9:15 a.m. Teach
10:45 a.m. Teach

12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. Teach / practice / planning time

3:00 p.m. Family time
5:00 p.m. Dinner and family time
​9:00 p.m. Bed time

Sleep!

Food:

Typical Day

Refresh for Most Current Update: Updated 7-28-18

These days, I am really active and busy. I prioritize healthy food and love routine. So, I eat a ton of raw veggies and fruit. I love my "Green Hummus" as a veggie dip or salad dressing. I also have comfort foods like SmartPop Popcorn and a little something chocolaty every day.


I strive to eat a whole-food, plant-based diet and am greatly influenced by the book: "The Engine 2 Diet" by Rip Esselstyn. Also, due to digestive discomfort, I steer clear of gluten. My goal is to enjoy what I eat. I want to feel satisfied and I want to feel light so that I can practice yoga or exercise as often as possible. Nothing listed is a recommendation - it is just my personal food map. I enjoy every single bite!


6:15 a.m. Oatmeal

Steel cut oatmeal with 1 scoop of vegan protein powder, 1 T flax seeds, pure maple syrup, raisins and sprinkes of cinnamon. 


12:00 p.m. Veggies & Hummus

A bowl of greens with half a lime plus sprinkles of coriander and cumin. Mixed veggies: cucumber, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes dipped in "Green Hummus." Fruit on the side adjusts with the season. Vega chocolate smoothie for dessert.


​5:00 p.m. Typical Dinner:

Smoothie: almond milk base, fresh fruit, vegan protein powder, super greens powder, a few chunks of avocado, a few dates, about a tablespoon of almond butter plus water for smoothness. Smart Pop Popcorn as a crunchy / salty side.​ Dessert has something chocolatey.


Green Hummus Recipe (makes 4 servings):
Juice of 2 limes
2 bunches fresh cilantro
1 bunch fresh basil
4 to 5 inches of fresh turmeric root
1/2 inch of fresh ginger root
1 clove of fresh garlic pressed
1 to 2 T of unsalted Tahini
1 can of low or no sodium Garbanzo beans, rinsed well

3/4 cups of water

Add water to acquire your preferred consistency
Any other fresh or dried herbs/spices that sound and smell appealing! Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix! 

​​Generally, I head upstairs by or before 9 p.m. I am almost always asleep well before 10:00 p.m. After a very active day, I sleep well!

OVERVIEW:

There is on-going change in life. I really try to stay empowered and respond to the changes in ways that make me feel good and strong and confident. I hope that you find this all helpful and would love to hear from you! 

Energy Level:

Activities-Duties:

I am always on the look out for more energy! At the same time, it cannot be at the expense of my physical, mental and emotional well-being. Overall, I definitely have the energy to keep up with the demands of my day and I am appropriately tired by bedtime! :-)

Perfection is not the Goal,
practice is highly achievable!

  • Health is a Forever-Term Investment
  • You are a Practicer
  • You are Allowed to Change Your Mind
  • Understand YOUR Guiding Principles/Consistent Truths
  • Determine YOUR Currency
  • Discover What YOU Value Most
  • Practice Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Trust YOUR Inner Wisdom
  • Try Your Best, Reassess and FORGIVE
  • Balance is NOT a Fixed State
  • Perfection is NOT the Goal!