Must Reads for the week + some extra’s :)

Good Morning Friday Followers!! How has your week been? Anything exciting going on for this Mothers Day Weekend? My boys are taking me on our Annual Brunch~ Can’t wait!!!! If you are a Mama, let me be the first to wish you a very Happy & Relaxing Mothers day!

If you’ve been following me on Facebook & Twitter, (or just reading along on the site), you may have noticed me mentioning some transitions & changes that are & will continue to happen around here for the next little while. Please bear with me during these changes.

I have been feeling a little stretched in ways that I didn’t want to be pulled. I am re~evaluating what I am here for. I want to be your go~to girl for Nutrition, Whole Vegan/Vegetarian Healthy Eating & Living Tips, Tricks, Supplement questions, Natural Detoxing Quests, Detoxing aids, & Natural Stress Management planning. I feel as though I’m not going into my bag of tricks as often as I’d like. I love to be of help. But I have to find my space, the place that is open & waiting for me.

In the meantime, I have added another interesting & informative section on this page for you. It’s my Top Ten!!! For now I only have a few, but I am eagerly awaiting your suggestions for more pages…

Top Ten First Aid Kit Essentials

Top Ten Smoothie Additions

Top Ten Vegan Proteins

As for my Regular Friday Fix. Here are a few Must Reads for your weekend pleasure! Grab a mug of Green Tea, an Americano (a Juice) or a beautiful glass of Chardonnay & enjoy 😉

Conscious Divas (oh I love them). Has a great article about how to Advance your Health. (I teach my clients to ‘upgrade their habits’ ~Tamatoe Tomato) 😉

Are you still following along with Danielle LaPortes Fire Starters? (I’ve fallen off the wagon 😦 She has been giving away gifts lately~ here’s Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays Check it out!

Creative Spiritual Woman asks us this “what are you doing“? Really, take a minute to think about it, see what you come up with 🙂

You all know my love for Detoxing, & I’m always talking about upping your water intake (even if that means drinking tea)…. so here is a double~whammy! Detox Tea that doesn’t taste like a Detox Tea!

On another note… Are you a follower of You.Naturally on FaceBook? I am striving to have over 150 followers by the end of May. If you haven’t ‘liked’ the page yet please go to it, if you have please share it with friends. I appreciate the love!

Last but not least, here (again) is my survey. I’d love to know what you think about the site, what you want to see more of, less or & everything in between! Please take a minute & help me out! After all, in the end, it will be of help to all of you!

Thanks to you all, you’re Beautiful! I love being here to help, share & believe! Have a Wonderful Mothers Day Weekend!

A few of my Favorite Books!

Here is a list of some of my Favorite Books. I don’t read a lot of books, they’re usually from the ‘self help’ section, fitness section, cooking section or philosophy section. When I find a book I LOVE, when it’s a book that does good things to my Mind, Body &  Soul, I keep it. I keep it & read it over & over & over again.

Here are some of the ones I LOVE (& a favourite quote or two from each of them)



The Greatest Secret of All ~ Marc Allen

~This book is along the same idea as ‘the secret’, in speaking about our dreams Marc writes …”learn to set those doubts & fears aside…. we’ll deal with them later…. learn to set aside even our realistic thoughts, & let our inner dreamer, our inner visionary, be free to imagine possibilities. Look at it (our dream) as a worthwhile experiment”.

80~20 Principle ~Richard Koch

~This is an eye~opening & inspiring book that shows how we can do more in less time & less energy. “It is very difficult, & always wasteful, to achieve something worthwhile without enjoying it”.

Eat To Live ~ Dr. Joel Fuhrman

~Dr. Joel Fuhrman is a Practicing Dr in the USA, who’s diet & lifestyle stories are nothing short of amazing. When writing about dis~ease & cancer he says… “we are on an incessant search for the impossible~to~find cure, when in fact removing the causes is the only way to win”.

Eat, Pray, Love ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

~One of a small group of ‘fun’ books I’ve read & enjoyed. “you must be polite with yourself when you are learning something new”. & “pick your thoughts with as much intention as you pick your clothing”.

Grow Younger, Live Longer ~Deepak Chopra

~Nearly everything Deepak Chopra says is incredible, here is just one such thing… “when you become clear that the reason you want to live to a hundred or more years is so you can express your full creative potential, you change your chemistry & physiology. When you identify your unique talents & commit to using them in the service of others, you strengthen your immune system. When you decide that exercising regularly or preparing a balanced meal is an enjoyable experience, you improve your circulatory health & lower your blood pressure. Your perceptions, interpretations & expectations influence every aspect of your mental & physical health. Shifting your perspective & making new choices provide you with powerful tools to change your life”.

Whole Foods to Thrive ~ Brendan Brazier

~ a great source of information on why it’s in our best interest to eat responsibly. Information about how eating Animals is hurting the Earth more than we could ever imagine.

The Kind Diet ~ Alicia Silverstone

~also an amazing book about eating Mindfully. The recipes will leave you in Love with food. Try the Lentil Stew on page 171, you won’t regret it!

Grail Springs ~ Madeleine Marentette

~Among the amazing & delish detoxifying recipes, is this quote I like (& totally agree with)…. “Food is probably the one area where most people will have to make the biggest change & perhaps have the most resistance”.

The Little Prince (not shown, we packed it up for our move, again)

~Just an overall great book you need to have in your library. If you’ve never read it, go buy it now! A memorable quote to me is…. “It is such a secret place. The land of tears”.


It’s not just books that I love to read (over & over again), But Magazines too! I hate the thought of paying so much for them every month, but there is just so many cool new things every month!

Here are a few that I like to pick up. I don’t get them all every month, but I probably get more than I need!

It’s funny. I don’t buy many, if any cooking magazines (maybe because I follow so many cooking blogs or because I pick up every Vegan, Raw & Healthy CookBook on the market?) It’s mostly fitness, yoga & nutrition Mags. My newest & most favorite ones have to be the specials put out by “vegetarian times” (a best of farmers markets), & one from the publishers of “Vegetarian” (all about supplements). A no fail, pick up every month is “Alive”. Always has great stuff (& I always get it free at the Supplement store when I do my shopping)!


What are your favorite monthly Magazines?

Do you have any favorite quotes from books you love?

Do you have any books you can recommend?