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A Morning with John

A Morning with John

People often ask me about my spiritual practices and morning routine. Over the years, I've crafted a routine that sets a positive, productive tone for my day, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Here's a glimpse into my mornings: Spiritual Readings I wake up...

Why You Should Play Pickleball

Why You Should Play Pickleball

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the U.S. and for a good reason. It appeals to people of a variety of different ages and skill levels, is easy for beginners to pick up, and is relatively inexpensive. Not to mention, it’s an absolute blast! I first began...

12 of My Favorite Plant-Based Cookbooks

12 of My Favorite Plant-Based Cookbooks

I follow a whole-food, plant-based vegan diet and have eliminated both refined sugars and oils, so I stick to simple, whole foods that allow me to make healthy, simple, and delicious dishes. Here are twelve of my favorite plant-based cookbooks (in no particular...

Alcohol’s Impact on a Good Night’s Sleep

Alcohol’s Impact on a Good Night’s Sleep

The quality and quantity of sleep you get every night directly impacts your health, mood, and brain performance - that’s why getting a good night’s sleep is so important! A good night’s sleep is not just about logging enough hours of sleep every night, but also about...

Popular Vegan Myths Debunked

Popular Vegan Myths Debunked

As someone whose life calling involves healthy food, I think it’s great to see the elevated attention given to food and diet philosophies in today’s culture. When it comes to the pros and cons of various dietary paths, there’s such an abundance of information out...

John’s Top Three Practices to Relieve Stress

John’s Top Three Practices to Relieve Stress

Stress can be very harmful to the body. Chronic stress increases your cortisol levels, which over time, can lead to several physical health issues including insulin sensitivity or resistance, elevated blood pressure, muscle soreness, weakened bone tissue, or an...

Three Tips for Making Homemade Soup

Three Tips for Making Homemade Soup

There’s nothing like a warm, delicious bowl of soup on a chilly day...or on any day for that matter! For someone on a plant-based journey, soup is an amazing, healthy meal that is simple to prepare. Soup has an endless variety of flavors, textures, and nutritional...

Five Vegan Pantry Must-Haves

Five Vegan Pantry Must-Haves

When starting a vegan diet, knowing what to buy from the grocery store can be challenging. I follow a whole-food, plant-based vegan diet and have eliminated both refined sugars and oils, so I stick to simple, whole foods that allow me to make healthy, simple, and...

DIY Non-Dairy Milk

DIY Non-Dairy Milk

As a long-time vegan, I do not eat any dairy products. If you also choose to remove animal products from your diet, you’ll want a non-dairy alternative to use in instances when you would typically consume cow’s milk. Luckily, there are so many delicious, non-dairy...

Three Easy and Delicious Vegan Meals

Three Easy and Delicious Vegan Meals

A whole-food, plant-based diet prioritizes eating whole unprocessed foods with 90-100 percent of your daily calories coming from plant foods. I have been vegan and 100 percent plant-based since 2003 for both ethical and health and vitality reasons and have experienced...