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  • This blog entry is authored by my brilliant best friend--Michelle Russell

The following are real quotes from different women who have all written to me to say that they are held back in their quest for health by the men in their lives who refuse to support a more plant-based lifestyle

*This piece was first published on Kelly Sundberg’s blog: No Apology Accepted.

No one knows what it's like

To be the bad man

To be the sad man

Behind blue eyes

-The Who

It finally clicked, I’ve had it. No more excuses, it’s time to go….

Gracie: "Mom, can whales get beards?"

Sunning the gut in Barcelona, Spring 2013

I’ve heard it said, that if your “why” doesn’t make you cry then you’re not hungry enough. What they don’t tell you is that hunger, in the wrong context, will most certainly make you cry--when you realize you cannot stop eating for pleasure.

I volunteer as a yoga instructor on a U.S. Army base in the Bavarian countryside. I know that sounds typical, but this American dream has quite a journey attached to it.

"Audaces fortuna iuvat (Latin)- Fortune favors the bold."


My family and I are American citizens living abroad in Germany, six hours into the future of the reality that has unfolded in Washington D.C.

When I sit alone and ponder

All those deeds of virtuous honor

To downpour answers from the sky

Satisfying that eternal question, “Why”

The idea of soup and salad is metaphorically ambiguous.

What has come up for you in the past when someone offers you the words soup and salad?

Let me guess, “No thanks, I just want to get to my main course if you don’t mind.” There is something more to explore here.

We typically die earlier than we’d like. I figure that I’ll roar towards that inevitable day with a proactive prolonging of time by waking myself up at 5:00 AM.

Two halves complete our tree of life.

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