My interests are incredibly varied- and I devour all of them with passion! As a long-time plant-based eater, mom of two incredible omnivores and wife of an open-minded/ trying-to-convert-to-plants husband, I will be posting ideas for bringing the whole family on board the plant-based wagon, as well as medical studies regarding the health benefits of said lifestyle and original recipe ideas! There is a consideration to make here, is a plant-based diet proper for all bodies? If you’ve studied Ayurveda, you may be familiar with the differing doshas – I happen to be incredibly Vata, so I believe this is a factor in why veganism has naturally worked so well for me. I am not into following fads, this has been a long time practice of mine. The more knowledge I gained over my formal studies relating to health, the more it felt right to align my eating with who I intuited I am and my place in the world. I’m not at a place of knowing if there’s any wisdom in saying some people should consume seafood, or such…but this plant-based lifestyle is right for me and I’m happy to share what I have learned along the way. It’s a journey and it takes a village to …raise a village! I look forward to enjoying your conversations and suggestions relating to how you embrace your cruelty-free place in our world!
Check out my book ‘Flying Sausage, In Promotion of Vegan/ Cruelty-free Living’, as a conversation starter with children! Available on Amazon, it features a few ASL (American Sign Language) words, some thought-provoking questions, and definitions of eating styles.
In addition to growing up with Deaf family, I have worked as a professional sign language interpreter for the past two decades which exposed me to an innumerable wealth of experiences! I continue to love, learn, and stay engaged in the field.
I have also authored Math McGrath ( an introduction to shapes and measurement words) and Polly The Pig ( self-esteem booster) under ‘ Dixie Gielarowski’. While my undergrad degree was awarded as a BA in General Studies (concentration in Psychology: Addictions), I have focused my education path to attain certifications in : Clinical Nutrition and Lifelong Weight Management, Fitness Consulting, and Herbal Medicine. I recently finished a Master’s Certificate offered in Programming for Infant and Young Child Feeding, and believe whole-heartedly that breastfeeding infants is best, if at ALL possible, to promote a lifetime of optimum health. I am also a licensed-cosmetologist in the states of Michigan and California and will share nourishing tips for your skin and hair, as well as your insides! I am not a medical doctor, although I’m working on becoming Dr. Dixie, and am currently a graduate student in a Complementary and Integrative Health degree program.
***Please note that everything I share on my site is simply a starting point for your own research. You should consult with your own health care provider before changing any dietary and lifestyle habits.