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Progress! Canada’s New Food Guide Will Favor Plant-Based Protein and Eliminate Dairy as a Food Group (via HuffPost)

Progress! Canada’s New Food Guide Will Favor Plant-Based Protein and Eliminate Dairy as a Food Group (via HuffPost)

The thought of moving to Canada gets more enticing each day!!  How cool that they are taking this important step and letting good sense and caring about their people win out over the power of money! ——————- Last fall, when the Canadian government began consulting […]

soup recipe

soup recipe

I must share with you the best vegan cookbook that I have come across . . . The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon. I have not tried all of the recipes, but I have tried quite a few and there is not one […]



On Wednesday evening this past week, I had the pleasure of attending an event called Together in Portland, OR. I was invited to this event by Seane Corn . . . ok, not personally invited, but she did send out a newsletter or blog post or facebook post and I answered the call (:  There were several speakers at this event and I want to share them with you because everyone should know about these women: Jennifer Rudolf Walsh, Valerie Kaur, Seane Corn, Dr. Jacqui Lewis, Glennon Doyle Melton, Abby Wambach & Geena Rocero. If you have a chance to go to this event in another city . . . do it. It will be worth your time and you will be inspired. And if you don’t have a chance to catch them in person, look them up online and see what they are up to . . . it will be worth your time and you will be inspired.

We created a manifesto for our life and we did it in a matter of seconds. Sometimes it is best if you don’t think so deeply about the call on your life, but just react as that may be the gateway your truest self. Below is a picture of mine and I invite you to take this picture and create a manifesto for yourself . . . I’d love for you to share your manifesto with me!

Because together is better. It just is.



Mothering Myself

In a society preoccupoed with how best to raise a child I’m finding a need to mesh what’s best for my children with what’s necessary for a well balanced mother. I’m recognizing that ceaseless giving translates into giving yourself away. And, when you give yourself […]

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Universal Spirit is at work peacefully. And your attemp to rush it or tug new life into the full creative flower will destroy the entire process. So trust in this wisdom to move at its own pace, and make no demands upon it.


I think about posting to this blog every single day.  But I don’t post anything for a variety of reasons that I will share with you now:
1. I would like to rev-vamp our website so it looks more appealing and professional and beautiful
2. Is what I have to share even meaningful?
3. Who is “wandering to wellness” and what do we want to bring to the world?
4. What if I make a typo?
5. What if I’m too vulnerable?
6. Etc, etc, etc. I could go on, but you get the idea

So I don’t post my bread experiment and I don’t post some other great recipes that I have found and I don’t post my amazingly deep thoughts and I simply don’t post. I am stuck between this place of wanting perfection and wanting it to be something so amazing that the blog will take off like wild fire. But it will never be perfect and it will never take off if I don’t start posting my recipes, experiments and random thoughts about life.

For the last few yoga classes that I have taught, I have shared cards from Danielle LaPorte’s Truth Bomb Deck. This morning as I opened the box to share a few cards with my students, the card that was on top was this:


I will take this as a sign and will start posting and putting myself out there and all of the other things will come in time.

Choose to expand



Feeding your soul is just as important as the food you put in your body. We spend a week in Montana every summer. Both Ryan and I grew up in Polson, Montana on the southern end of Flathead Lake. Every year we make a trek […]

Bread. Headaches.

Bread. We all love it, but for most of us, it doesn’t love us and we don’t even realize it. There are lots of varied explanations for this that someone else can go into (Grain Brain & Grain Maker by David Perlmutter, Wheat Belly by […]

Alive and kickin’

Thank you to all of you who have been faithful followers!  We have not had a personal post (althought we have shared articles on facebook from time to time), for quite a while.  My hope is to post more regularly to allow you to share in our random wanderings to wellness!

Ryan and I have been on our journey to wellness over the past few years.  As we wander toward wellness, we have taken this journey together and at the same time have had separate paths.

The current state of affairs:

Ryan continues to work in the software industry, but has also taken a step toward pursuing something more.  He enrolled in with Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN)  in March to become a health coach. He has been learning and listening and studying all that goes into becoming a health coach.  The information that he is learning is invaluable and I cannot wait for him to begin sharing some of this information with all of you in the coming months.

I had been working part-time, but this spring I (with the love and support of my husband) decided that it was time to focus on our family more fully and recommit to helping all of us step into a healthier and more balanced life (at least this is my hope). I am also teaching yoga and meditation at our local YMCA and I continue to teach yoga and kids yoga at Hot Yoga Experience. At this point in time, I feel really blessed to be able to spend time carting kids to various activities, forcing them to go on hikes with me and doing all that I can to build a good foundation in my relationship with our children.

There is more that we will share with you over time . . . but I think this is sufficient for now.

Life is a roller coaster.

Day at Disneyland - June 2016.
Day at Disneyland – June 2016.

I am grateful to share our experiences with you!

Sincerely – Maribeth


My takeaways from… A book, “Grain Brain”

I recently read a book,  Grain Brain by David Perlmutter. Main takeaway? Each and every person should try going off of gluten for 2-3 months and see what impact it has on their life. That sounds dumb, Ryan!  Why would I go off of it […]

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