What's It All About
Spending time in my Pretty Wild Kitchen with some pretty wild friends and some pretty wild thoughts… It is one of my favorite ways to spend time… Ideas that used to be considered “crazy” or “out there” or “pretty wild” take shape here. Ideas like how plant-based cooking is actually an art, and building community matters to our health, or that small, consistent lifestyle changes can bring life-altering benefits, are now proving to be mainstream and powerful.
This blog is the place we can meet to share recipes, test products, and explore the brighter side of health. Sometimes it will be wild and sometimes irreverent. No matter what, the goal is that what is put forth here will always make a healthy difference. YES!! Haha! Cut to a shot of the sun rising over green rolling hills!
My name is Meryl. I am a registered nurse. I have a Master’s Degree and a lot of experience in public health. With 35+ years in health care, my passion is making a difference with people who have even the slightest inclination to make a difference for themselves. So if you are here because you want to know more about how to take control of your health, increase your stamina and vitality, or deepen your sense of peace every day, I am glad to meet you! You are in the right place.
This blog is the outgrowth of 40+ years researching and studying and applying Western, Eastern, alternative, and complementary health practices. Specifically, I am interested in how what we consume (put into our minds and bodies) shows up as health or illness. And, kind of naturally, the opposite, too. That is, what happens when we stop consuming certain kinds of food or thinking of certain kinds of thoughts?
From my years as a nurse, I know that this is where we can really make a difference for ourselves and the rest of the planet. This is my personal mission. It is literally why I am here.
This website is about providing resources for empowerment to improve our health. It is a place to find recipes, ask questions, get answers, and create a supportive community. Pretty Wild Vegan also hosts plant-based cooking classes and get-togethers. So you may see some of that fun stuff, too!
I am so excited to launch this rocket! Are you ready for a pretty wild ride? No need for a seat belt here! Welcome aboard!