It all started when I made the connection that…

All living beings love their life, desire pleasure
and do not like pain; they dislike any injury to themselves;
every creature is desirous of life and to every being,
his own life is very dear.
— Yogashastra (c. 500 BC)

People decide to adopt a vegan lifestyle for different reasons. Some come to veganism because of health concerns and find that a plant-based diet can reverse, as well as prevent disease. Concerned environmentalists realize that animal agriculture is creating the bulk of global warming and that without change, our survival on this earth will not be assured. And then there are those like me, who have come to understand that the immense cruelty imparted on billions of animals is detrimental to peace on any level. I am committed to helping others understand the concept of veganism. The health benefits and spiritual elements to this transition are life-changing.

As a certified vegan lifestyle coach and educator, I can listen and understand the reasons you may want to learn about veganism. I will take you through a process that will make the transition easier and exhilarating.  You’ll understand how to transition to a plant-based diet in a healthful way – with correct dietary requirements and supplementation, so that you may feel full, satisfied and really good about yourself. You will be healing your body, helping to save the planet, and elevating your compassion to new heights. Win-Win-Win.

Schedule Your
Vegan Coaching Sessions

Coaching sessions are customized for you and your needs.
We meet in person or by Phone, Skype, Zoom or FaceTime.
Coaching sessions are 45 minutes each. Cost per session: $50.00
Package of three scheduled coaching sessions (recommended) $125.00

Your first 20 minute consultation is FREE!
Schedule yours now.


Karuna Kitchen

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KARUNA is the Sanskrit word meaning COMPASSION

In Karuna Kitchen, we learn to make whole food, plant-based meals that are outrageously delicious.
(can you say Vegan Fettucine Alfredo Primavera?)
As we work together in small groups (one-on-one sessions available as well) we come to understand how
plant-based eating is a powerful pathway to healing our bodies as well as soothing our souls.
Leave with a sense of joy and renewal... and a few killer recipes, too.

New Classes (including online) Announcing Soon!! 
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Restaurant & Business Consulting Services

Recognizing the value of incorporating plant-based options and
vegan information into your business model (& bottom line) is forward thinking.
Let's discuss my consulting services which include:
Menu Prep, Vegan Event Planning at your Restaurant or Corporate Event, Marketing to the Vegan Community,
Implementing Plant-Based Education into the Workplace and various other creative opportunities.


Speaking Engagements

  How Veganism Heals

I offer my 70 minute multimedia presentation, 'How Veganism Heals' to:
groups of friends, co-workers, staff meetings, employees, organizations, meet-up groups & workshops.
Cost: $100.00
(includes presentation equipment, participant hand-outs and cookies!)
(presentation length can be adjusted for time limitations)

 'How Veganism Heals' has been presented to groups at the Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital,
Dutchess Community College, The Omega Institute Staff Program,
The Fountains at Millbrook as well as various regional groups & organizations
throughout the Hudson Valley. 


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