She now has a face!

The Plant-Based Journey:  A Step-by-Step Guide for Transitioning to a Healthy Lifestyle and Achieving Your Ideal Weight now officially has a front cover, six months to the day from release.

This week also marks the last few days that I can make any changes in the manuscript.

I’ll just have to resist my urge to pile in more content – as it is I had to trim 10,000 words from the original!  So much to talk about, bring to light, and share with you about this wonderful way to live.

The Promise of Living Plant-Based

Plant-based living carries more than just the promise of easily achieving your ideal weight – as in the title of Journey.

It also has to do with healthy living – also in the title – on multiple levels.  There is a harmony of living, a match with the sense of integrity that comes when you are doing your best to make the world a better place by eating low on the food chain, curtailing environmental degradation and avoiding the messy set of circumstances that comes with eating animal products.

It can seem difficult to  make a difference when it comes to these issues.  But this one, simple thing you can do – eat a plant-based diet – is also the biggest impact you can make on all of them.  And it’s easy and delicious to achieve.  And that, of course is what Journey is all about.lanimbegu.edit

It’s Mbegu’s Birthday, too!

As it so happens, today also marks the first birthday of the first orphaned elephant we fostered, sweet Mbegu – who we were able to meet and spend time with when on safari in Kenya last summer.

A favorite in our plant-based posse, I’m so enamored of Mbegu’s charms – and so deeply concerned about the plight of the elephants – one of my recipes in Plant-Based Journey is named after her:  Mbegu’s Spicy African Peanut Sauce. lanimbegu3

Endorsements for The Plant-Based Journey

I can’t help but think Mbegu would put the full stamp of approval on Journey! Especially as she has been on a difficult journey of her own.

Though she can’t speak up and say so, there are some who have come forward with endorsements for Journey that I can’t wait to share with you.  The Esselstyn’s (both Dr. Caldwell and Rip), John and Mary McDougall, Gene Baur, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Dr. Joel Kahn, Suzy Amis Cameron, Richard Oppenlander, and more.

These I cherish!  I’ll be sharing them with you as we move forward toward official book release.

Plant-Based Journey Advance Team

And speaking of cherish – the Plant-Based Journey Advance Team has me honored and humbled with the enthusiasm with which they have jumped into the project.  This growing team of people – including registered dietitian, cooking instructors, and plant-based living coaches – are pre-ordering multiple copies of Journey for utilizing as teaching tool and instructional guide for Nutrition Courses and campus and community clubs.

If  you are interested in being on the Advance Team, you can find out more about it here:  Plant-Based Journey Advance Team details.

For now, I’ll leave you with an invitation to share your thoughts about the book cover in comments below – along with a couple of the endorsements that have come in for Journey.

Lani covers the plant based journey thoroughly, creatively and with the exceptional  knowledge gained from her years of teaching. When you finish The Plant Based Journey not only will you be inspired to eat plant based, but you will have the wisdom how to cook the food you enjoy.

Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., Author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

Micro changes, restaurant tips, plantify your pantry….and so much more. We want the vitality, weight control, and energy that plant based nutrition offers but don’t always know how to implement the plan. Lani scores a bullseye in The Plant Based Journey by making the process so clear cut and reachable. This is a must read manual for life.

Joel Kahn MD, Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Author, The Whole Heart Solution

See why I’m so excited? More for you soon.

Here’s to happy trails – and the joy of being on this journey with you!






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