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“7 Ways To Stay Motivated in Winter” in Sweat Equity Magazine

My latest article & smoothie recipe in

“From Blah to Hurrah!  7 Ways To Stay Motivated In The Winter Months” by Grace Van Berkum, Page 28 & 29

Also, a Gracious “Grape-a-licious Plant Powered Smoothie“, page 40 (with my fave SUNWARRIOR plant protein powder). Click HERE.

Take that Winter! 🙂


Come join me and others in Nicaragua or any other tropical location I may be. You will learn and find more than just ways to motivate yourself. Below are some reviews of previous retreats!


It will change your health. And your life! GuaranteedClick Here

“We just finished our first ever Gracious Living Lifestyle Retreat in Northern Nicaragua. As you can see from all my photos, the views and new 2015 location are GORGEOUS. (…) We did twice daily yoga & meditation sessions amongst the coconut & mango trees, to the sounds of the waves of the ocean and birds. If you have never done outdoor tropical yoga before, then you are missing out. We surfed daily at various beaches with no one in the water but us, which makes learning to surf much more enjoyable. Our surf instructors from Rise Up Surf Tours Nicaragua are skilled and patient and made our experience in the water (and out of the water) tremendously fun. We ate delicious raw, vegan tropical food all week crafted by Jamie Salinas and her team. (I am going through jalapeno sauce withdrawal right now). Many of the students on this retreat had never eaten vegan before so this was a completely new experience for them and they not only loved it, but learned a lot of tips & recipes, too. We learned how to make our own healthy chocolate with local superfood ingredients. At sunset we explored our area by boat and horse. We even went boarding down a volcano. A trip like this is not only healthy, energizing, invigorating, and adventurous, but it is also educational & good for the soul. Not to mention very unique. You leave inspired on so many levels and you also leave with spectacular memories shared with new, life long friends from around the world.  Next retreats is March 1-8, 2015 and April 12-19, 2015. Book your spot now before we fill up!”  ~Gracious Living & Charlotte Anna

“I can’t thank you enough Grace for hosting such an incredible Gracious Living Lifestyle retreat! it was such a phenomenal experience escaping the stresses of big city life to visit the beautiful climate and landscape of Nicaragua! Everything from the lasting friendships created to the amazing plant-powered menu and energizing activities made the trip very special. The itinerary captured the theme of ‘Courage’ perfectly and I enjoyed stepping out of my comfort zone to try new things. Everything from the descent down the volcano to first-time surfing and my first ever yoga inversion, it all took a lot of ‘KOO-RAJ’! Thank you Grace Van Berkum and Charlotte Anna for a fun, exciting and healthful trip!” ~Victoria Malloy, Claythorne Communications

“Just finished an unbelievable week of incredible yoga, vegan food, super fun adventures and meeting some awesome new friends….thank you to Grace Van Berkum and Charlotte Anna for another unforgettable experience!  This was my 2nd Gracious Living Lifestyle Retreat in 3 months and 2 different countries and I am already trying to figure out when I can make my 3rd! Highly recommend to anyone looking to experience paradise here on earth.” ~Andrea Feldman, RE/MAX Realty Ltd.

You are what you eat. You are what you think. ~Gracious Living Lifestyle  XO


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