Inspiration from a Lifelong Vegetarian
– Writing and Photos

This Writer Needs Some Vegging Out

I just wanted to let readers know that after blogging regularly for almost three years on all things vegetarian and vegan, I’ll be putting more time into rejuvenation.  You’ll find me doing Chopra Center (and other) guided meditations, cooking fresh meals...

Chef Specializes in Ayurvedic Veggie Food

What we put in our bodies directly affects our physical, emotional and mental health, according to Aparna Khanolkar, also known as The Mistress of Spice, who was raised in India and now offers Ayurvedic lifestyle and culinary coaching in the Santa Barbara region. Her...

Moving Past Cancer

In the last week, I was inspired by two survivors of cancer — both great teachers of courage and overcoming challenges some would consider daunting. Deborah Shemesh learned 29 years ago that she had melanoma. She was a beautiful blonde swimsuit model. Doctors...