My 4 Pt. Breakfast and a little real talk:
Forager Plain yogurt for 2 points plus 2 tbsp. of ground flax for 2 points. I add whatever fruit I have on hand and an illegal amount of cinnamon. Cinnamon is supposed to trick your brain into thinking it's eating something sweet? I dunno if that's really true but I do love it for it's miriad of health benefits.
I've been committed to Weight Watchers since 7/1 and have lost 11 pounds. I've been trying to get fit and lose weight for years now and my goals always change. In October 2016, I took a desk job when I had previously had a very physical job. I didn't adjust my eating habits and I paid for it. On a visit to my Dr on 6/22, I weighed in at the heaviest I have ever been (I'm only 5'1") Since starting WW, I've hurt my back, got a week long fever coupled with #erythemanodosum and battled a deep depression. So, my workouts have been limited to long walks. And I'm proud of what I've accomplished so far just by changing my food habits.
I'm 34 and I've decided I'm done hating my body. It's a mostly good body that is nice to me when I am nice to it. I am not going to suffer anymore in 90 degree weather by covering up because I don't like myself. I am not going to torture myself if I skip a week of working out.
I need mental health, spiritual work and daily stretches. I need self love and appreciation for what I have. So, I'm going to let myself have that.
Now seems like a good time to tell you a little bit about myself and what it is in passionate about 🌿
I was born Danielle but like to to by Allie.
I became interested in health and wellness in my first semester of college after a severe depression episode. I decided it was time to take my life into my own hands and never looked back 🙌
This inspired me to study at the @nutritionschool , Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Here I became certified in Health and Life Coaching.
I've been working as a Nutritionist at a health food store for the past 3 years. I have learned so much over the years about proper diet, exercise, and supplementation.
I am currently working on getting certified in Herbalism and Reiki. To fill time between learning, I focus on self love, paint, and offer oracle readings to anyone in need of some guidance.
In all of this time I have dreamed of starting my own business, and offering all of these things and more to people who need help finding their own vitality, adopting healthy eating and exercise habits, overcoming leaky gut and IBS (as I have battled with), and working through depression and anxiety (also which I have struggled with), among other things.
Now, I am finally able to take everything I have learned and start sharing it with the world. I am thrilled to announce that I am finally combining my loves of plant-based eating, exercise, self love, nature's medicines, and much more, into a beautiful program that is easily tailored to each individual🤗 I am officially starting Life Alchemy Healing.
I'm so excited to start sharing everything I have learned and have yet to learn for the purpose of helping my fellow beings on this planet heal and find their bliss 💕
Thank you for being on this journey with me! 👫👬👭
So... I haven’t posted on here in...... forever. Yeah, we’ll go with that! So anyway, I’ve been a mess but hell, who hasn’t!? Been settling in more to life with Ulcerative Colitis and vegan foods! Found the best vegan ice cream coming out of Detroit and made myself a vegan hawaiian pizza yesterday to celebrate 28 years on this earth. Here’s to a better year and more yummy vegan foods 👌🏼
What leaves your heart filled to the brim with joy?
What is it that makes you stop and thank the heavens for the blessings being bestowed upon you?
What makes life so magical and fantastic to experience?
For me, it's turning my face to meet the sun's rays.
It's meaningful connection and the conversations where you both listen intently and feel heard.
It's a rainstorm on a summer night.
It's the opportunities that present themselves when I sing a resounding "Yes!"
It's the moments of pure vulnerability.
It's a warm blanket, a book, a purring cat, and a cup of tea.
It's the days I sit look at the shadow I've been casting and start walking beside it.
It's all this and much more.
The more I experience, learn, and grow, the more I find ways to love every bit of this beautiful chaos.
I learn to work with and harmonize all of the energy of internal and external worlds.
Fear stops me less and less (though I have a long way to go, it seems).
Every step is absolutely perfect. Even if it doesn't seem that way at first. Every sad day, every embarrassment, every "screw up" led me to be a much stronger and more ambitious soul. The light within shines a little brighter each day.
And now, I've begun working towards all of those dreams I carried with me for so long. And am ready to start presenting them to you, so that we all may recognize and cultivate more of those beautiful moments that make us feel alive. More pathways can open up to reconnect us with ourselves and our souls yearnings.
"Vitality" will no longer simply be an 8 letter word. May the change begin within.
Details coming soon ×
Comment below and lmk what fills you with absolute joy🌿
I have been craving a BLT and I am so happy that @thelunchrooma2 had a delicious TLT! The tempeh “bacon” was so good and I couldn’t help but order a piece of blueberry angel cake. Everything here was so yummy and I can’t wait to dig into my leftovers! 🤤
Made an eggplant stir fry with the eggplants I picked yesterday! Not the most photogenic but it was delicious 😍
I sliced the eggplants and salted them. Let them sit for 30 mins and wipe off excess salt/water. Cubed and sautéed with frozen veggies until cooked through. Added general tso sauce and simmered on low. Add it to some basmati rice 😊💚🌱
POP UP DETROIT | So excited to announce that we’re collaborating with the beautiful team of The Willis Show Bar @willisshowbar to bring you a one of a kind experience as part of their weekly La Femme Series on August 22! Your experience will include a delicious couture small plates tasting takeover and a live show and performance, as you sip on their beautifully handcrafted cocktails! Your experience is graciously co-hosted by our girl, the beautiful Kellie of @plantbaseddetroit, so be sure to say hello! .
Performance by Rocky Wallace and DJ Amanda LeClaire. Grab your tickets and friends and join us on Wednesday, August 22 at 7 PM!
Few spots left, grab your tickets though @planthropie link in bio! .
Swipe right for more details, event is also live on FB!
The WSB La Femme series is a female organized weekly series featuring female led performances and collaborations. #detroitsfinest#womenofdetroit .