About Tracy 

Let me share a little about my background.  Thank you for your interest!

I devoted most of my life to breaking free from a myriad of (perceived) limitations that long held me back.  I had nagging health issues including life long seasonal allergies, emotional challenges, and a host of regrets from bad choices.  

After decades of focus on healing through eating healthy whole fresh foods, and natural supplements and therapies, along with endless inner work, I had a startling and unexpected turn around in my life.

While it may have seemed out of the blue at the time, I am sure the seeds had been planted long ago.  They just took time to sprout.

Around 2018 or thereabouts, what burst forth was a strong urge to know God.  I prayed to know the truth ~ directly ~ not from a book or other people.  And I prayed to know if Jesus was real, as I held a lot of disbelief, despite believing in God, or a great Creator of all life.  I also had an overwhelming desire to finally read the Bible.

What ultimately transpired was my being born again.  Through the process of forgiveness I experienced profound shifts.  My entire operating system upgraded.

I don't believe there are words to describe the process as each person may experience it differently.  Suffice it to say, it was as if the blinders fell away.  I suddenly could 'see' very clearly, I felt light as a feather, and my heart swelled with love ~ for everyone I encountered, but especially for Jesus.  We are so blessed to have such an amazing, benevolent, and loving God ~ who rewards us with blessed fruitful lives when we obey His laws and commandments.

I thank God for His patience as I can look back and see His hand in my life.  I inadvertently turned away many times, and suffered the consequences. 

In fact, I have no doubt my life was spared supernaturally more than once, especially during a couple peaceful winter drives through the mountains between Aspen, Colorado where I had been living and working, and New Mexico where I was attending acupuncture school.  One time in particular I jolted awake to find myself in the wrong lane, with a truck coming right at me, and a car on my right.  I have no idea how I maneuvered myself to safety, and in truth, don't believe I could have without angelic help.

Through my own decades long drive to free myself ~ physically, emotionally, and financially  ~ I have witnessed so much suffering and ill health that I now  believe is because we have collectively fallen from the vine.

Yes, a big part of disease stems from poor diets, lack of exercise, and unnatural lifestyles.  Yet, there is much more to healing than just improving diet, taking appropriate supplementsgrounding, and getting sunshine ~ although all of that is important.  

While struggle, stress, anxiety, worry, and fear may seem to be a 'normal' part of our daily life, it's not natural!  We are not meant to be experiencing such unprecedented depression, anxiety and dis-ease!

After years of following New Age teachings and accumulating several certifications, including as Reiki Master and teacher, yoga teacher, and intuitive channel not listed below ~ I fell away from all of it.  It all served its purpose, but something instinctively caused me to look elsewhere.  This was all prior to my being 'regenerated' or 'born again.'  

I believe God allowed me to travel these roads, to learn and ultimately find my way back 'home.'  Had I been raised as a Christian, I'm quite sure my life would have turned out much differently.  However, God uses all things for good.  

I learned the hard way about the consequences of living disharmonious to God's laws and purposes.  

My desire is to help others align with the Divine Operating System (DOS) and be liberated from the endless maladies ~ physically, mentally / emotionally and spiritually ~ that are associated with being plugged into the inferior operating system (SOS) of this fallen state.

About My Credentials

After our original wedding was ordained by a Buddhist monk and friend, Don and I renewed our vows in a Christian church on July 11, 2021 ~ a truly memorable day!

  • Co-Author Meats & Sweets ~ A High Vitality Diet with husband, Don; author of The Strong Spirit 10-Step Plan, and several health and diet books including The Trust Your True Nature Low-Carb Diet along with several macrobiotic cookbooks prior that have since been unpublished.
  • Occupational Certificate in teaching yoga for body alignment at Scottsdale Community College, 2016
  • Macrobiotic Counselor Training from Macrobiotics America, 2016 (completed but decided to forego obtaining official certification)
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (300 hour training);  Mind Body Health Practitioner, and Reiki Teacher, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA), 2010-2011 
  • Certification in Plant Based Nutrition taught by T. Colin Campbell, 2012
  • Certification as Holistic C.O.R.E. Counselor through Dr. Martin Hart, founder of asat.org, 2009
  • Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine, International Institute of Chinese Medicine, (IICM), Santa Fe and Albuquerque (now closed), 1997-1998, and 200-2002 with specialization in Chinese Dietetics
  • BS degree in Urban Economics, Northern Illinois University (NIU)

My personal hobbies or past times involve being in Nature, walking/hiking, writing, reading, training with my husband, Coach Don, using body weight resistance, barbells, and the X3 elastic band training system

I also really enjoy basic manual labor!  Whether doing yard work, or creating harmonious living spaces ~ including cleaning, organizing, and de-cluttering, I love enjoying the fruits of my/our labors.

Our spiritual journey continues, as we recently discovered a treasure trove of new content while listening to Dr. Taylor Marshall, and other very informed priests and teachers of traditional Catholicism ~ believed to be the true original church of Christ, pre second Vatican. 

My Mission: To serve God, and help others overcome, and heal

You can learn more about Meats & Sweets, fitness, and more by following me on my YouTube Channel or on Instagram, both at StrongSpiritWoman.

Please enjoy my recipes (see the top NAV RECIPES for drop down menu) and articles, and reach out if you'd like to learn more, or receive one on one support.

Oh, and do check out my favorite kitchen supplies and more on my various links in the SHOP drop down menu!

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