A WFPB diet, yoga, meditation
and other wellness techniques with scientifically-proven benefits.
Here's What You Will Get:
Every Thursday, I send out an exclusive email with the three coolest things I’ve found (or explored) that week. It could be cool stuff in Montana (our new home state), or hip things in Evergreen, Colorado where we used to live (and we still have a vacation rental property). Or maybe even fun stuff from Sarasota, Florida where we once lived (for like a minute).
It might include tips on following a Whole-Food, Plant Based (WFPB Diet), my favorite Buddha quote, TedX talks, gadgets, books, articles, hacks, or some frugal living tips.
We’ll also be offering exclusive giveaways, books, gadgets, music, articles, new hacks/tricks, and — of course — healthy living tips.
All designed to help you feel happier and healthier over 50!
and — of course — recipes and blog posts from best-selling cookbook author Vicki Chelf, who is a 40-year veteran of veganism and regular contributor here at HHO50. (Hint: she uses her Instantpot to keep it simple!)
Vicki and I both follow only scientifically proven wellness principles such as a Whole-Food, Plant Based (WFPB) Diet. (Vicki is a Certified Nutritionist and my 35-year career in medical sales where I learned a bit of what doctors know.)
I started a vegan-”ish” diet in 2007, when I gave up red meat, pork and poultry, as well as dairy. I feel great and I highly recommend a plant-based diet. I feel good about the choices we make as a family because it not only benefits our health, it also helps prevent diseases such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s – diseases that all run in my family. Being plant-based also enables us to do our part for climate change.
And if that’s not enough, every week I include my favorite “Silly Video of the Week” in the newsletter, down in the post-script. I’m addicted to funny videos, and I believe it’s important to laugh as much as we can. So, I’m an ardent collector and I like to share.
I’m a tad bit crazy, so expect some laughter mixed in with all that other cool stuff. For instance, every week I include my favorite "Silly Video of the Week" in the P.S. because we call need to keep laughing!!
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At birth, I weighed a whopping 10 lbs., 3 oz. (Sorry, mom. Poor thing was only 5'3") and my brother and I both topped ten pounds.
Anyway, I've been weight-obsessed ever since. Until now. No points, scales or pre-packaged foods.
My journey likely includes
every diet that has ever been. In a need to simplify, I stopped focusing on weight and started to focus on healthy food and healthy living.
I committed to a Whole-Food,
Plant Based Diet (WFPB) over
ten years ago. It takes effort to be committed to healthy eating,
but it's well worth it.
Find some way to keep moving --
NO MATTER WHAT.
No excuses -- move past that now to accountability. Once you stop moving you die, so find some way to embrace movement and run with it. For your health.
Find something, anything that
works with your body and your schedule.
Make a commitment to
self-care for both body and mind.
Get out there and do it!!
Every single day. No matter what.
After selling professional skincare to dermatologists and plastic surgeons,
my ex-husband and I opened a medi-spa offering laser hair removal, Botox, permanent makeup and other minimally-invasive procedures.
This experience enables me to offer insight into the many cosmetic options available today.
So, yea. I get discounts on treatments but I promise to share the inside scoop! In fact, I show before and after photos, tell you whether it hurts and how much I (hopefully!) love the results.
I first started tinkering with a blog in October of 2016; I remember the time frame distinctly because it was right after I was thrown from a horse and suffered a fractured pelvis.
I spent most of that October, November and December (2016) on my butt, 90 days bed-rest. Doctor's orders. I ventured out online and wound up starting a blog.
And I reconnected with gratitude - I was grateful my injury hadn't been worse, and that I hadn't wasted my entire life with my goals being pushed aside for the urgent need to make a buck. I was burned out from corporate America and looking for more out of my life.
With extra time on my hands, I also noticed that houses were suddenly selling well in our neighborhood. Fast and often well over asking price... remarkable given that we used to live on the side of a mountain, at 9800' in Conifer, Colorado. After my recovery, we quickly listed our home and in February of 2017, we began moving – first into several Airbnbs and VRBO’s to kill some time until we could take possession of our new home in Evergreen, Colorado. Our new home was only 11 miles away, but we couldn’t move in for several months.
Finally, in June of 2017, we settled into our new home in Evergreen, Colorado -- at a more reasonable 8,000’ altitude. Or so we thought....
Margie's passion for wellness grew from hitting bottom physically, financially and emotionally from financial set-backs after the economy tanked in 2008 and a period of extended loss culminating in a PTSD diagnosis in 2016.
While recovering from a life-threatening injury and sentenced to 90 days bedrest, Margie developed a new life plan and with gratitude, she now seeks her ultimate physical, emotional and spiritual health.
Only two months after settling into our new home, my husband Dave was offered a new and exciting role. In the Sunshine State, F-L-O-R-I-D-A, a world apart from where we came -- and a mere 2,000 miles away from our new home in Evergreen, Colorado.
So, we packed up again, and moved from the mountains to a fabulous beach town on the Gulf Coast of Florida. We lived in beautiful Sarasota, Florida, for about two years, right near Siesta Key Beach, a known Center of Healing Energy. Coincidentally enough, I had some healing to do. [Learn more about the natural healing properties of Siesta Key's sand here.]
I quickly turned the Evergreen home into a successful Airbnb. We now list with the Evolve Vacation Rental Network.
And we moved and moved and moved again. Our final destination was Livingston, Montana in September of 2019, where we hope to stay forever -- with frequent visits back to Evergreen, Colorado, and Sarasota, Florida!!
My journey includes focus on a higher level of health and wellness, not just physically but emotionally and spiritually.
I provide simple tips and tricks, hacks that have helped me. I got healthy by following a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) Diet, so I also cover easy ways to incorporate healthy eating into your life.
My hope is that you leave this site with either a newly learned skill, an idea, or a feeling of confidence or encouragement. I aim to help others focus on their health as a foundation for building their ultimate life.
These are some of the subjects you’ll find me writing about most frequently:
· Living Your Best Life
· Starting Over
· Health & Wellness
· Living Large for a Lot Less
· Health News
· Financial Freedom
I’m originally from Connecticut but I moved to Boulder, Colorado when I was 18 to pursue my bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance from the University of Colorado. Dave and I have been married for 15 years and we're proud parents and grandparents. Our fur babies are Winnie and Wilbur.
I did the whole career thing; I was in healthcare sales and marketing for 35 years. I had some fun jobs too - I worked for a medical advertising agency in New York City and I used to sell cosmetic skincare to Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons. At one point in my career, I left healthcare and I went to work in the movie theatre industry! I sold for a company that designed and manufactured concession stands for movie theatres, and I traveled extensively.
I loved it - until I no longer did. The never-ending career demands often conflicted with my life goals and my husband's demanding career schedule meant that we were constantly juggling the demands of two executive-level careers.
If I was ever going to enjoy my life, I had to get out of corporate America and do something on my own. I was overwhelmed and exhausted, overweight and depressed – and I blamed myself for a lot. Dave and I got hit in 2008 and our life was an exhausting financial roller-coaster for many years, but my self-judgement over those times has finally stopped.
My #1 goal with this blog is to help people feel empowered to change their lives for the better. I intend to share things that inspire, that encourage, and that make life better without making it more complicated. After realizing I had been chasing unfulfilling dreams and ambitions, I have re-calibrated my life to better align with my values and I hope to share the things that have helped me the most.
I love hearing from readers, so feel free to contact me at any time to let me know your thoughts, to share any tips of your own, or to let me know what parts of your life you’d like to work on.
Disclaimer: The content and material on this website should not be considered medical advice nor medical treatment for any specific health condition. Margie Abernethy is not a health care provider or a clinical nutritionist. Consult your doctor before changing your diet and discuss any and all medications you are on including monitoring your health for positive changes that may affect the amount of medication you are taking.
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