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The Story Continues

When I started eating plant-based, I never knew where it would take me, but one thing is for sure: I've been up and down and around corners and to places that I never imagined. I cleaned up my food choices and removed whatever I felt didn't support my healing journey.

The next story - As I simplified my food choices and pantry, I wanted to eliminate excess in other areas of my life. I started with my home. While I worked, my mindset and attitude began to change, and I knew I wanted to live a simpler life outside of excess.

Reducing the number of items in my home has been a process that's taken a few years, and I suspect it will be a process that takes a lifetime. That's ok. 

Marie Forleo calls herself multi-passionate. I get it. I am passionate about sharing how eating plant-based can change your health, and I am also passionate about how living a simpler life can change your mental health. I wonder how I can share all that I am passionate about and not appear scattered. However, as a person with (self-diagnosed) ADD, I am entirely at home with scattered.

The new story – There's more – I've not felt great lately and wasn't sure why. After gaining 20lbs of the 80 lbs I lost and with the help of family and some trial and error, I'm pretty sure I have it figured out. Whenever I eat wheat, I get a headache and feel sick, tired, and bloated. So, I've started to eat gluten-free.

I have a lot to learn. Actually, I have everything to learn, so if you have any tips, tricks, words of encouragement, support, or recipes, I'd love to hear them all.


I've been discouraged and sometimes feel like I'm back to ground zero, but that's not true. This is a setback, but I'll push through and come out healthier than ever with more knowledge in my tool bag that I can use to help others.

I want to embrace all this in Expect to Thrive. I know it'll look messy, but still, I would like you to join me as we navigate the mess together, and my hope is that we'll both be encouraged in our journey to better health.

Thanks for hanging in there with me!!

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