Happy Habits of a Lean Vegan

Plant Based Lean

What I Can’t Live Without

What I Can’t Live Without

Does what you really want get trampled by what you want right now? Ever wonder why the deepest life desire to be lean gets smothered in her sleep by the cheap foam pillow of a mid-afternoon craving? One of my cravings is chocolate. I even […]

The No Caffeine Experiment

The No Caffeine Experiment

Ever go without your morning beverage, only to nod off in your business meeting and develop a splitting headache? Ever think, “I’m not doing that again.” Coffee, coffee, coffee. Or tea, tea, tea. Or mate, mate. Or matcha. Black, green or any shade in between, […]

Cleaning Broken Things

Cleaning Broken Things

I’m cleaning all our broken things, in hopes they’ll spontaneous un-break themselves. I’d settle for a temporary reprieve, just time enough for me to decide how to replace them. So wiping, washing, vacuuming and polishing I whisper, C’mon you’ve got a few more miles or […]

Why These Zen Habits?

Why These Zen Habits?

The alarm’s piano plunks out a simple melody while electronic birds chirp, “Dawn Chorus” the programmers call the tone. It’s 5 a.m. and I reach for the tablet posing as a cell phone, check the time and pull the “x” across the screen, silencing the […]

Goal Setting Mantra

Goal Setting Mantra

Mantra. Goal. Inspirational word picture that says what you really want. Is there something you’ve been wanting to do, be, have? Something that has nothing to do with should. Or that has everything to do with should? Are there things you used to do that […]

Zen Habits

Zen Habits

My own set of morning zen habits, the things I do every day to make the goal setting activities happen. These three activities give energy to my particular brand of happiness, in order for me to live the life I love, which is to be […]

Habits That Add Up to The Life You Want to Live

Habits That Add Up to The Life You Want to Live

Every day No Matter What. How do you even start to lose weight, get radiantly healthy or really fit? For me right now, two deep desires get me up and inspired every day: My own version of plant-based, lean-happy and publishing my essays. This is […]

Won’t Stop Your Heart Mornay Sauce

Won’t Stop Your Heart Mornay Sauce

Okay folks here it is, as promised: My version of a healthier, less-fat Mornay sauce. The Better-For-You Mornay Water saute on medium heat until soft and translucent 5-10 minutes: 1/3 Cup Water 2/3 Cup Onion (I like sweet yellows or purple) Add and warm through […]

Love and Lettuce Radio Show?

Love and Lettuce Radio Show?

I’m thinking about podcasting, creating a mini internet-based radio show. (In the picture above I’m guest hosting on the All Things Vegan Radio Show.) I’m thinking short (15-20 minutes) with liberal dashes of real life humor, stirring in every day lifestyle tips for living the […]

On the Road with Plant-based Lean: The Kentucky Trip

On the Road with Plant-based Lean: The Kentucky Trip

Two questions: What can you do when you want to make a change and it’s just not happening? And: What gets in the way, once you’re on the path to your goal? Maybe sometime awhile back, when you were in a funk, some well meaning […]