be inspired. getting to know chandra.

today is a special day...i am lucky enough to be able to introduce you to an amazing lady named chandra.  she is one of the most inspiring people i have ever had the pleasure to meet.  she is my friend...every day she encourages me to reach new heights and motivates me in times when i feel everything but motivated.  after you know chandra, your perspective on life...your idea of living is changed forever.  i think you'll understand what i mean...

First tell us about yourself and the things that inspire you.
I'm 33 years old and live in Lincoln, NE.. the land of beef and corn!! I have the joy of sharing my life with a girl I call Miss M. She was born 12 years ago, upside down in the splits, and has been dancing ever since.  

Cheese is the name of our cat. She is orange in color and was named after people food, but does not eat people food (aside from the occasional snickerdoodle).  I date a guy whom I affectionately named Sweets. I had a crush on him in Junior high, but we didn’t go on our first date until one year ago on New Year’s Eve. He is the love of my life. 

I'm inspired by people who follow their hearts. I believe that we are all given our passions, desires, interests, and talents for a reason. They are the divinity within us and they are our contributions to the world. I am downright passionate about following dreams, and helping others to do the same. 

I am so motivated & inspired  by people who have a desire to follow their dreams...what are some of the dreams that you are most passionate about?

In order to answer that question I have to go backwards a little...
I had a somewhat rough beginning to life, seemingly doing everything the hard way (this was totally my own fault, by the way!!) . At about 25 years old, I experienced what I affectionately refer to as my quarter life crisis. This ‘crisis’ and the subsequent years of finding myself has left me downright passionate about leading the fullest life possible, and helping others to do the same. I’m a true believer that in order to live a full, healthy, happy life we have to do 3 things:

1.     Treat our bodies with respect, love them, and nourish them well.
2.     Be just as careful about what goes into our minds as what goes into our bodies… they are not separate entities as we oftentimes think, and I truly believe that one does affect the other. 
3.     Recognize our passions and desires, believe in them, and give them the space in our lives that they deserve. They were given to us for a reason, they are the divinity within us, and they are our contributions to the world. 

The entire reason I started The Earthfood Experiment was to help not only others with all these aspects of life, but myself as well. I love starting conversations and bringing awareness to quality of life issues. We all deserve to have rich, full lives and it's my single greatest desire to be able to travel the world helping people believe in themselves and actualize their dreams. So, I guess you could say my dream is to help others dream!

My other desires include living near the ocean someday (I'm madly in love with it!!), being able to show my daughter all that the world has to offer, spending my everyday doing whatever happens to excite me in the moment. 

What plans do you have in 2012 to help you reach your dreams even further?

This year I plan to spend the bulk of my time notifying the world about The Earthfood Experiment, and creating a loving, playful, and inviting community for anyone who is interested in living the highest quality of life possible. A place where we can meet to pump each other full of good food, good thoughts, and inspiration.

In addition, I will be starting Life Coaching Courses with Martha Beck this year, which I'm beyond ecstatic about! It's my desire to be able to assist people with their lives in a one-on-one setting.

I also want to do some traveling in order to start narrowing down the places I want to move to! I must be somewhere warm and by the ocean. That I know for sure.

my interview with chandra is not over!  more about this loving, inspiring and motivating lady is coming next week :)  in the meantime...you can get to know this beauty more here


  1. This is beautiful! Can't wait to hear more about Chandra and try out some of the recipes on her blog. Yum!