‘Cancer’ is such a frightening word.
Above all, cancer is a spiritual practice that teaches me about faith and resilience.
At one of my lowest points, sugar had a painful grip on me. I’d buy/binge and then beat myself up over my behavior.
Cancer is very chaotic.
Change your plate. Change your fate.
Dinner is where the magic happens in the kitchen.
Eventually cancer becomes just another annoying thing that you deal with, you know, like cellulite.
Every time I see a cardinal, I know my grandmother is with me. This regal, red bird was Grandma’s favorite.
Folks are like plants; we all lean toward the light.
Guilt is a poisonous illusion. Many languages don’t even have a word for guilt. Sure, we all feel it. But we also get to decide if we’re going to let guilt bring us down or not. Acknowledge the feelings, and then give yourself permission to let them go.
Gut health is the key to overall health.
Honestly, self-care is not fluffy – it’s something we should take seriously.
I cherish my work and all of my readers.
I kind of blossomed backwards. I got cancer, fell in love and have a magical life. I never imagined it would happen that way, but you just go with the flow, right?
I knew when I was diagnosed with cancer the only thing I could control was what I ate, what I drank and what I would think.
I tell people, ‘I have a Ph.D. from Google University.’
I think that life is just too sweet to be bitter.
I was asleep at the wheel before cancer shook me awake.
I’m a leftover junkie.
If I had my dream, we’d all be eating more plants and less garbage.
If I let a blue mood run rampant, before I know it I’m obsessing about the color of the satin lining in my coffin – will it match my dress? That’s when I feel like Alice in Cancerland falling down the rabbit hole and just have to stop.
If it has a shelf life longer than you, don’t eat it.
If it is made in a lab then it takes a lab to digest.
If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.
If you really want to turn your health around, start juicing today.
Life is a terminal condition. Were all going to die. Cancer patients just have more information, but we all, in some ways, wait for permission to live.
Make space in your life, space for health and happiness.
My refrigerator is powerful. In fact, it has a direct link to my overall well-being.
People ask me if I live each day like it’s my last, and I don’t. I live each day like it’s my first, and I can’t wait for the next one.
Processed foods cause inflammation, a source of most chronic illnesses as well as stress.
Sleep is the best time to repair, but it’s hard to get a good night’s rest when we don’t dial the inner chatter down.
The gaunt, unhealthy vegan is the muffin vegan. Bread and fries and processed veggie dogs. It’s like, ‘Hello? Did you eat your vegetables?’
There’s a great metaphor that one of my doctors uses: If a fish is swimming in a dirty tank and it gets sick, do you take it to the vet and amputate the fin? No, you clean the water. So, I cleaned up my system. By eating organic raw greens, nuts and healthy fats, I am flooding my body with enzymes, vitamins and oxygen.
There’s nothing sexy about cancer.
Trust is a core currency of any relationship. Sometimes our need to control and micromanage everything erodes our confidence in ourselves and others. The truth: People are much more capable than we think. A hearty dose of trust is often what’s needed to unlock the magic. Go ahead, have faith.
We’re so conditioned to believe that milk does a body good and that we need enormous amounts of protein or we’ll wither away. Look around, we’re not withering – we’re fat.
When our purpose is external, we may never find it. If we tie our purpose or meaning to our vocation, goal or an activity, we’re more than likely setting ourselves up for suffering down the line.
When you bite off only what you can chew, you’re going to disappoint people. Guess what? Not your problem. You’re not doing anything wrong.
When you’re the conscious captain in your kitchen, you’ll feel better mentally and physically.
Whether you’re reaching for one of your favorite cookbooks or just winging it, do your best to keep a well-stocked arsenal of healthy ingredients at your disposal. At the very least, you’ll always be ready to whip up a green juice or smoothie.
While I may never be in remission from cancer, I am currently in remission from an unhealthy relationship to food.
Yes, I have cancer and it might not go away, but I can still have a future because life goes on.
You can’t please everyone. When you’re too focused on living up to other people’s standards, you aren’t spending enough time raising your own. Some people may whisper, complain and judge. But for the most part, it’s all in your head. People care less about your actions than you think. Why? They have their own problems!
You don’t have to become a vegan. You can become a plant-passionate, plant-inspired bean lover!
Your self-worth has nothing to do with your craft or calling, and everything to do with how you treat yourself.