The Gift That Keeps On Giving…

Hello amazing readers!! I come to you on a glorious sunny Spring like Saturday in Boise, Idaho. I love this time of year, for it is full of the potential blossoming of life and vitality. As I glance out the window with my fingers sliding across the keyboard I am bouncing inside, dancing to the absolute stunning, joyful grace of life, it’s never ending vitality and opportunity for growth.

It mirrors to me all the expansion and glee I have felt lately within my physical, emotional and spiritual being. As you know, I enjoyed my favorite 11 day Detox in January and have since maintained a very clean mostly Raw Food lifestyle. I am just flabbergasted with the miraculous ability of the body to rise, heal, and awaken to more!

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.” ~Martha Graham

A gift I choose everyday to bestow upon myself, those I love, and the world at large is to take care of me, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Think about this for a moment. If I take loving care of myself in all ways, I give my children, family, and friends the gift of not having to take care of me. As I expand my knowledge and wisdom in health and transformational coaching I expand my gift out to others who seek to change their own life. They then start the ripple effect in their lives to grace their family and friends with being healthy, happy, and vibrantly alive. It is the Gift That Keeps On Giving!!

In 2007 I started this journey to coach and teach, working one on one with people, while teaching “Raw Food” and “Right Relationship with Food” classes. My business name at that time was “Rippling Intentions” – a name that embodies my dreams and hopes. The world, especially Boise, Idaho, was not ready to move in this direction. Most people still did not question or take action with regard to their personal health and well being, they preferred to turn to the Medical World for guidance and a quick fix. By the way, did you know that most doctors get little to no nutritional teaching? It’s a fact! Gratefully a fact that is getting attention lately and shall hopefully be changing.

“What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.” ~Henry David Thoreau

Today I am absolutely ecstatic to hear and see all of this changing!! I have been waiting for so long (30 years) for the medical world to begin to share the truth about the interconnection of our body, mind, and spirit; how it can heal if we truly take care of it. Thankfully there have been grand pioneers out there trying to wake us up along the way – Ann Wigmore, Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Gabriel Cousens, Dr. Bernard Jensen, etc… In the last month and a half I have joyfully celebrated and enjoyed three docu-series – “Broken Brain” (, created by Dr Mark Hyman, “Autoimmune Secrets” (, created by Jonathan Otto interviewing a team of experts, and “iThrive” (, created by Jon McMahon who personally takes you on a journey with experts to reverse Diabetes. I truly wish every person would take the time to gift themselves and those they love by watching these series (listen to them in the car, while making dinner, taking a walk – I did not sit and watch them, I listened when I could.)

I am astounded at how many people will not take their personal health into their own hands. Why would you not want to give this gift to yourself, the ones you love, and the world at large? Why would you not want to lead the healthiest, happiest life ever? Why would you not question if you live in pain, discomfort, depression, diabetes, cancer, etc.., this is not your body’s natural state. What we eat and how we take care of our body literally kills us or makes us thrive – you are the one to make the choice of what goes into your body. I have never believed we have to “suffer” or “grow old” and at 53 I continue to believe this with even more passion!!

“I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” ~Joyce Meyer

As you know, I worked in a nursing home in my early twenties, at that time I had already been on a path with “taking care” of my body, however my desire to know more and do more increased profoundly as I observed the dismal quality of life these people lived. My desire to be healthy and physically fit sky rocketed with intensity. I lost 45 lbs, and started keeping track of my food and exercise with great focus. Thirty two years later I am so grateful that I took action, for I am blessed to live a life that not only graces me with immense vibrancy, but also impacts everyone around me.

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

I pray that you will start to question, that you will take action, that starting today you will choose to OWN YOUR personal health, for it is the most precious gift you give to yourself and those you love. The NAKED TRUTH here is that YOU are the one to CHOOSE!! It is a Gift that you not only give yourself, but to all those who love you!

I’m BACK with Great Excitement!! Stronger and more vibrantly alive than ever!!

I apologize for skipping out on the last two months, sometimes life nudges you to step back, re-evaluate and rejuvenate your WHY and WHO YOU ARE (refer to earlier blog posts, for “Who” and “Why”). The 21 Day Transformational Detox was an immensely powerful experience for myself and those that shared the journey with me. I lost approximately 10 lbs., but more importantly I began the process of truly “detoxing” my body, mind and spirit. Today, I joyfully continue to detox in many ways,  healing even more profoundly; digging deeper into the awareness of my body’s incredible miraculous ability to be vibrantly alive!!

All that being said, I come back to the page with a greater intensity and less patience – to be completely authentically honest, I’m sick of the excuses I hear all around me. Seriously, let’s get real!! Your life will NOT CHANGE, unless you take action, end of story!! Your HEALTH, your EMOTIONAL well being, your SPIRITUAL and INTELLECTUAL expansion, peace, love, joy, and grace will not ARISE out of perpetuating your habits and patterns that keep you stuck.

“Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.” ~Winston Churchill

Oh, I get it! There are only 24 hours in the “day/night” – yep, that’s true for ALL of us. I understand that there is much “to do”! I know it is not easy! I hear all of it, over and over, and over, and over again. When are you going to say NO MORE? When are you going to say YES to YOU, your HEALTH, your JOY, your PASSIONS, your DREAMS, DESIRES, etc…???

Change comes when we take consistent action everyday. This does not have to be huge action, it is the little actions that build the massive change over time. Now, mind you a life altering event can happen in a second, changing your life forever, however, it has been my experience that the true power lies in how you step up each day in little consistent determined ways. A new muscle does not become sculpted and powerful overnight, it is a journey over time.

“My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.” ~Richard Branson

I am so tired of wandering around a world that has forgotten how to be joyfully passionate in living life! Seriously, I don’t understand. Why would anyone want to go through the motions of life? Why would anyone want to be sick and unhealthy? Why would anyone “not want” to experience life to the fullest? I’m confused and baffled by such decisions. I can personally say I LOVE LIFE!! It is a glorious dance full of vibrant gifts every day!!

Answer this question honestly – If you had the chance to go to dinner with someone passionately, vibrantly, joyfully alive OR someone “going through the motions of life” with an attitude that “life happens to them”, who would you choose? I know my answer, I choose the passionate being!

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” ~Oprah Winfrey

I chuckle, for what do people think will happen? That during the night the “fairy godmother” will arrive to change everything? That they can get healthier by doing the same thing that got them sick? That hitting snooze every morning will make the night longer so they do not have to wake up in the same old world that they created? You get the point.

I come back to this blog ready to be more blunt, personally truthful, raw and authentically naked, for I am seriously sick of the perpetuated mediocrity that exists through all the excuses. I am going to live large with passionate loving joy, taking action everyday towards a vibrantly full life – I sure hope you will join me. It is soooooo much FUN!!

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~Harriet Tubman

I am very excited to come back to the page with you. I am thrilled to write a new page three days of the week. I am joyfully here to celebrate the pure dynamic grace of life with you!

  • If you want the “same old thing”, then please do not waste your time reading my blog.
  • If you are already living a passionate dynamic life I hope you find relatable joy in my words.
  • If you are seeking to change and rise into your unique glorious self, I hope you will gift yourself with the time it takes to read this blog and recharge your battery to say YES to a passionate life!!
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” ~Colin Powell

Until we connect on Friday (in my part of the world), A.C.T. (Always Choose Truth) to experience the wonders which reside all around you if you are willing to see.