Gwen B.

My search for happiness led me down a path of ‘true-self’ discovery.  Along the way I lost just about 70 pounds after battling with weight and body insecurities my entire life.  I’ve learned and am still learning what sustainable healthy looks and feels like.  I think I’ve gotten a glimpse of it the past 6 months following an alkaline vegan diet.

I’m a creative at heart.  I love fashion and style.   I enjoy infusing what style means to me in all areas of my life.  

I’m grateful that this skill set extends beyond fashion.  Infusing what has always given me joy, being creative, has had the most profound impact on the health and wellness part of my journey.  It’s made it fun and sustainable. I’m not discounting the challenges, of losing 70 pounds and keeping it off or of making health a priority, not by any means.  I am however appreciative of how being creative and open-minded has made the ride a lot more colorful. Being open to learning and exploring varying perspectives has made it insightful.


She thought she should, so she did.

When I started cooking my meals, because homemade meals are healthier, I wanted my food to not only be tasty but presentable, so in essence I “design” when I prepare my meals. I like to enjoy them with stylish cutlery and drink my one-a-day smoothies out of clear glass jars with gold lids and colorful straws.  When I workout I like to wear bright sneakers. These things might all sound trivial, but it’s not so much about the thing or the task but more about the experience that they create and the memories that are made.   Noticing and paying attention to these little nuggets of happiness has been immensely impactful. 

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It always seems impossible until it’s done.

Nelson Mandela