Welcome to my site. I am a writer, educator and speaker. As the mother of two life-long vegan, grown-up, children, I'd love to share with you what our family has learned on our journey to raise thoughtful, healthy, kind, think-for-themselves children, who are committed to doing their part to make the world a better place.
My first book, Compassionate Souls -- Raising the Next Generation to Change the World, is out of print now, but many libraries around the country still have it in their collections (try interlibrary loan if yours doesn't have it) and used copies are available all over the internet. It's a great book for those thinking about starting a family or parents wanting to know more about how to raise healthy, thoughtful children. My second book, Get Off Gluten, explains how and why our family got off gluten plus contains all recipes I created to help us make that transition. I publish a free emailed monthly newsletter, The FEAST LAWRENCE NEWS (Food Enlightenment And Sustainability Teachings) which comes out several times each month to inform you of news, research and ideas that I consider important or interesting, plus let's you know when I have put something new up on my blog. Email me from this page if you would like to be added to my email list.
To read some of the stuff that inspires, interests or concerns me, visit my blog (you can also click on the "blog" tab above.) If you'd like to have me come and speak for your group or organization, on my presentations page, you will find examples of talks I give. Be sure to check out my page of resources where you will find links to all my favorite books, documentaries, on-line free videos, the very best recipe sites, free mp3's of audios you can download easily, and other useful stuff related to health, environmental sustainability or social justice.
To see my bio and a list of other articles I have written that might be posted elsewhere on the internet, or to contact me, click on the "about" tab. Feel free to ask me a question via that box as well. Thanks for coming! As a result of losing my job at the Lawrence Community Mercantile (after blogging about the Happy Meat and Dairy of Kaw Valley) I am not currently teaching cooking classes, however I am now speaking more in other parts of the country. If you'd like to see where I will be speaking next, click on my presentations tab and scroll down to see my scheduled talks.
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