Does preparing healthy meals ever feel daunting?
I can relate. There are incessant demands on our attention. It’s a challenge to keep up, let alone get a nutritious meal on the table after a busy day.
The distractions of this world will infiltrate every corner of our lives … except where it matters most.
That’s why I created Sweet New Roots.
After nearly two decades in a stressful career that left me feeling completely burnt out, I started to lose sight of what it means to live well. Enter a global pandemic, a cross-country move, grief, loss, family illness, and the ups and downs of infertility. I spent most of 2021 wondering how and why I had so deeply neglected the most important facets of my physical and emotional well-being.
Everything changed when I set my corporate career aside and began to focus wholeheartedly on living God’s purpose for my life. I quickly realized I couldn’t do that well unless I took care of myself. I had to re-teach myself a few things, like how to give my body, mind and soul the nourishment it so desperately needed.
By focusing on progress, never perfection, we have the power to flourish … even though the world around us will tell us we can’t, or we shouldn’t, or that we don’t deserve to thrive.
Sweet New Roots focuses on simple, flavorful, feel-good food through three focus areas:
- Nourishing, easy-to-prepare recipes that will fuel your body with the energizing, feel-good foods it craves. The best part? You don’t have to cut out entire food groups or completely give up foods you enjoy.
- Perspectives and resources on healthy living. That means ingredient guides, nourishment and healthy habits, all backed by evidence-based research. During my career, I did this work for many years on behalf of big brands and organizations (scroll down), and now I’m writing about it for you and me.
- Community and encouragement because we’re most successful when we share our experiences and encourage one another along the way.
Life is not linear, nor is it easy, but amazing things can happen when we plant seeds of goodness in the right places. In a world that wants us to place our attention anywhere except where it matters most, those seeds take hold and become the “sweet new roots” that keep us grounded in truth and grace.
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Fun Facts About Me
wife and dog mama
where i live
God’s unending grace
How i unwind
a bath and a book
anywhere with david
cozy soups and stews
For the nearly two decades prior to founding Sweet New Roots, I worked as a professional writer, editor and client relationship manager for public corporations and private sector organizations, primarily in health care and higher education.
I’ve had the pleasure of writing on behalf of c-suite executives, university deans, marketing and communications leaders and executive advisory board members for the following brands and organizations.
My articles written on behalf of many of these former clients have appeared in top-tier publications that include AARP, Austin-American Statesman, Austin Medical Times, Chief Learning Officer, D Magazine, Dallas Medical Journal, Enterprise Networking Magazine, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Forbes, Houston Chronicle, and USA Today.
Master of Business Administration/MBA, Dallas Baptist University
Bachelor of Science, News-Editorial Journalism, Texas Christian University
Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate, Cornell University’s Executive Education Program in Partnership with the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
additional published works.
My work as a professional writer and former journalist has appeared in numerous publications. I have also served as a copy editor for an international news agency, several international in-flight magazines as well as two published books.
My bylines and photography have appeared in Magnolia Journal, Southern Living, Asian Geographic, Fort Worth, Texas magazine, The Korea Times and Hope for Women magazine, among others.
Ghostwritten articles on behalf of my clients have appeared in top-tier publications that include AARP, Austin-American Statesman, Austin Medical Times, Chief Learning Officer, D Magazine, Dallas Medical Journal, Enterprise Networking Magazine, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Forbes, Houston Chronicle, and USA Today.