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!

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