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Happy New Year!
Have the healthiest and happiest 2023!  

Winter is a season of quiet beauty, calm and stillness.
It invites you to slow down and introspect.
If you listen, you can hear winter calling you to  find and explore that stillness deep within.
May this season put you in touch with your feelings.  With your humanity.
And with your vulnerability.
May winter gift you with the time needed to refresh, renew, recover and recharge.   

Trusting in ourselves and in the world around us to continue, like nature,
to cycle from endings to new beginnings.
May 2023 bring insights of the soul that help you heal and grow, learn and love. 

I hope you enjoy, learn and grow from the information in this mind-body-spirit newsletter!

Holistic coaching with effective mental health tools so you can lose weight, quit dieting forever and have the happiest, healthiest 2023!

Vegan Shrink Coaching!  

Losing weight is ultimately about behavior change.  Losing weight and keeping it off requires a change in lifestyle, from the food you eat, to how often you move your body.  Vegan Shrink has the expertise you need to help you understand and change your bad habits into healthy new behaviors.

By combining the best mental health tools and skills with whole food plant based vegan nutrition, my coaching service helps you lose weight, keep it off for good, and create your happiest and healthiest life ever!

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Healthiest, Happiest Mind in 2023!

We are nothing if not creatures of habit.  In fact, according to this book, studies have demonstrated that as much as 46% of our day is habitual!  That means almost half our waking time, when we think we’re making choices and “in control”, we are really on auto-pilot!

If you could use some help with your New Years goals, this book will be well worth your time.  When you learn the psychology behind habits, it becomes much easier to replace bad habits with good habits.

And if you need support to incorporate healthier habits into your life, I’m here to help.  Offering Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Behavior Modification tools and more to support you in creating and maintaining new habits.  Schedule your session today for the support you need to succeed! 

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Healthiest, Happiest Body in 2023!

“Did you know we are only 10 percent human?  Ninety percent of our cells are nonhuman, microbial cells.  Since our diet influences our microbes, it’s true: We really are what we eat. ”Meghan Jardine, MS, MBA, RD, LD, CDE, Associate Director of Diabetes Nutrition Education, Physicians Committee

Click here to learn how to boost your healthy gut bacteria!

Then click here to get going and finally do it!  Get the information, guidance and support you need to lose weight and create optimal health! 


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Healthiest, Happiest Spirit in 2023!

Relationships are one the most important and fulfilling parts of our human lives. They feed our hearts and our souls.

And, relationships are hard.  They are even harder when someone you love has ADHD.  If you are the parent, partner or sibling of an adult with ADHD, you already know this.  But what you may not know are the facts and information that can help you understand ADHD, and thus better understand your loved one.  With so much mis-information and promised “cures” of ADHD on the internet today, it’s imperative to have a scientifically sound and valid source of information when it comes to navigating ADHD.

Russell Barkley is a well known expert on ADHD and this book, as well as his other publications are gold mines of information to better help you understand ADHD.  This book is a great starting point to educate yourself about the lifelong symptoms and issues that impact those with ADHD.  Greater understanding opens the door to better relationships.

If you or the someone you love with ADHD is in need of support and professional guidance, I’m here to help.  As the mother of a child with ADHD, I understand the personal toll it can take on both you and loved one.  As a mental health counselor, I’ve helped educate hundreds of children, adults and families about ADHD.  Together, we’ve created solutions for work, for home and for school.  You CAN bring calm, peace and joy back into your life and into your relationship.  Schedule your session today to get the professional help you need to create a healthier, more fulfilling relationship with your ADHD loved one today! 

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With over 25 years of Professional Counseling experience, I’m happy to support you with the most effective mental health tools, skills and interventions. Working within a holistic framework, we’ll create a wellness plan that helps you create the healthy, happy life you’ve always wanted.

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Quick and Easy Vegan Jerky!

Try this easy to make vegan jerky for a salty, satisfying snack.  (recipe adapted from


  • 1 bag Butler Soy Curls (purchase online)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 Tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos or tamari
  • 1Tbsp black strap molasses
  • 1Tbsp hickory flavored liquid smoke
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 2 tsp chili powder (optional if you like more spice/heat)
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper (optional if you like more spice/heat)


  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F
  2. Put all ingredients except water and soy curls into a bowl.
  3. Add boiling water and stir well.
  4. Immediately add soy curls and stir to coat them evenly in the marinade.
  5. Let sit for approx 1 minute before stirring again.
  6. Continue to do this for approx 4-5 minutes or until most all the liquid is absorbed.
  7. Drain off any remaining liquid and spread soy curls onto a cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 225 degrees F for approx 1 hour, flipping at the half way mark.

Note:  Bake less time for chewier jerky, and more time for crunchier jerky.  Watch closely at end of baking time to ensure they don’t burn.





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