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Clean Plates + A Small World

So the world is a really small place and there is really 6 degrees of separation everywhere.

I was at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) Mega Conference and was with my lovely group of people that I met there!

Anyhow so here we all are in the photo. Get this…some random guy that we asked to take the photo of us was there handing out flyers to promote the new free app ( You can see his shadow in the photo :).

Ok rewind…About as couple years ago when I was living in NYC and saw the movie Food, Inc. I wanted to support and donate to the cause and I bought a copy of this book called, “Clean Plates,” which is a guide to healthy dining in NYC.

Ok now fast-forward…the guy that wrote the book, “Clean Plates,” was the guy that took this photo! Small world eh?

Well it gets smaller…A few days later, I get a Facebook friend request by this man… Jared Koch.

Even more smaller…hahaha…he knows the Yoga teacher and Thai Massage therapist that I trained and studied with in Guatemala for a month.

Jared is the founder of Clean Plates NYC + LA and is a fellow IIN graduate.


Personal Milestones + IIN Mega Conference 2012

I have been so in love with myself and in the process of delving deep in learning so much here on my journey with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition IIN. I feel held by the world and know that the universe is giving me exactly what I need right now in my life.

I am happy to say that I am committed and am dreaming big for myself and for the world around me. I am putting legs on my dreams and strengthening those legs with knowledge and I am applying wisdom to that knowledge everyday. With the perfect blend of determination and a deep willingness and desire to trust and believe in myself, I know I am unstoppable in spirit. Life is good and can only get better. Cheers to that!

The Mega Conference in Long Beach a couple of weekends ago was a life changing opportunity. I was a lot of fun and I was able to connect with so many like minded people! Almost 5,000 people attended the conference and it was action packed with so much enthusiasm and knowledge pouring out of my ears. It took me a bit to digest it all ūüôā but such and inspirational and a gift to be making a shift in my life so that I can live out my dream and passion to help shift the lives of others who are deserving of a life filled with health and happiness.

I was meeting students and graduates from around the world and learning so much on the art of  listening and how I can invent my future both personally and professionally. The best thing about it it was completely free for IIN students and grads! Below is a recap list of who was there this year!

I can’t wait until next year’s event. I heard it will be back in the Big Apple. I miss living in NYC but love being back home in sunny CA.

joshua rosenthalJoshua Rosenthal, the founder of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, will bring his nutritional magic to this unprecedented weekend. Known for encouraging people to take action towards lofty goals, Joshua will rev your healthy engines so that you leave the conference excited to do the work you love, earn major income, and live a life of passion and prosperity!
david wolfeDavid Wolfe, world authority on raw foods; author of best-selling books Superfoods, Naked Chocolate and Eating for Beauty.
mark sissonMark Sisson, founder of Primal Nutrition; publisher of the top-ranked health and fitness blog and author of the best-selling Primal Blueprint, a program based on concepts of Paleolithic nutrition and exercise.
Stacey Morgenstern and Carey PetersStacey Morgenstern and Carey Peters, masterminds of Holistic MBA, a program that revolutionized business and marketing training for health coaches.
paul pitchfordPaul Pitchford, pioneer of whole foods nutrition; author of mega best seller: Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition.
geneen rothGeneen Roth is a pioneer in distinguishing the link between our emotions and hunger. She has appeared as an expert in her field on Oprah, NBC and 20/20 and is an author of nine books, including the New York Times Bestsellers Women, Food and God and When Food Is Love.
John Robbins, international best-selling author, activist and spokesperson on healthy eating, sustainability, peace and well-being.
julia rossJulia Ross, pioneer in nutritional psychotherapy, food/mood expert and author of The Diet Cure and The Mood Cure.
Gary TaubesGary Taubes, American science writer exposing controversial beliefs in nutrition and health and author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories.
Eric BarronEric Barron,¬†personal branding and business development expert, coaches and motivates his clients to maximize ‚Äúcustomer connectivity‚ÄĚ.
Seane Corn, internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching.

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