Sharing the Plant-based Journey


Hello Everyone,

I just returned from the Motherland where I spoke to a group of 50+ women and a few men about the cancer prevention and the benefits of a whole foods plant-based diet. It was my first time speaking to so many people at one time about this issue that is so dear to my heart and that I feel passionate about because I know that it’s the right way to live, eat and thrive! So I thought I’d share some photos from the day I spoke.  My sweet cousin Mette is the person behind all of these photos!

IMG_0277Before the talk…

The room we were in was quite nice. There was a woman preparing coffee and baked goods for the audience. I had brought t-shirts and hats from the cancer society here that I had been so generously gifted before this trip!

IMG_0278Survivor T-shirts and hats for the participants

The people arrived…


I received a warm welcome and was introduced by this fantastic woman who teaches exercise classes to the survivors, an important component to cancer prevention and survival!




During the introduction I got to talk about how I got there in the first place. During my last visit, I had run into a cancer survivor named Henning at the library, without that “coincidence” I might not have been there, so I am thankful to the Universe for arranging that nice little meeting!

Also, I’m incredibly grateful to PCRM and for being a Food for Life Instructor! I spoke about what I have learned over the last year or so. Here’s a glimpse of my power point introduction.



I spoke of PCRM’s awesome work (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) and Dr. Neal Barnard‘s work in cancer prevention through diet. However, I also had to mention the astounding work and findings of Dr. T. Colin Campbell! Here I am talking about The China Study…if you still haven’t read it or any of Dr. Neal Barnard’s work, now is the time!

IMG_0288The China Study and me

At the end I answered questions.


Overall I was happy with how it went. I know that the information was thought provoking to those who have never heard this information before, but I was invited back to give a longer lecture the next time I’m in town, so to me that is all that matters! If someone took what I had to share with them home and made just a few changes that would at least be somewhat a step in the right direction, but I am of course crossing my fingers that they will embrace what I had to say and make a total awesome whole foods plant-based vegan switch…because not only is it better for our bodies, but also for the future of our planet! It’s a Win Win situation all the way around!

Here’s Mette and I after the lecture having lunch in a hip cafe. We both had a large salad with hummus and bread!

IMG_0294Cousin Mette & me

What’s next? Hopefully more lectures like this one! I am open and willing to  spread the message of the awesome benefits of a whole foods plant-based vegan diet around the world as the opportunities present themselves! My next speaking engagement is in May for the local prostate support group in my city. I’m really looking forward to that one as well! Word for the week is GRATITUDE! Make it a great one! 

In Health & Happiness,


About urbanveganchic

I'm an urban chic woman, who is passionate about educating others about the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based vegan diet, cancer prevention & survival, as well as art & life. I love adventures and travel. As an artist and a teacher, I care deeply about healthy living, being a conscious steward of our planet, and being kind & respectful towards animals. Learning about a vegan plant-based diet has been like discovering a new country and falling in love with it, so if I sound like I'm enamored you now know why! As a world traveler, I truly wish I had discovered this beautiful new country twenty years ago! Better late than never, as they say, cause there's no going back now! Born and raised in Scandinavia. Proud owner of a tripod cat & a foxy little pup. Speak four languages...some better than others. Working on the fifth one. We are all either part of the problem or the solution! Health & Happiness to you! ~UrbanVeganChic

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