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What’s your passion?
Not sure? I get it. Sometimes, it takes a lifetime to find it.
As a very shy child, I knew my passion was to write after composing my Book of Short Stories in elementary school and receiving accolades of praise from my teacher. I relished in the creativity involved in the process. However, as a young adult, I did not have the courage to follow my dream.
Years later, somewhere along the way, I reconnected with my passion, reclaimed my voice, and found my unique beat. My hope is that we all do.
I believe we are on this planet to live creatively, experience life in full freedom, and serve each other. My work is all about inspiring authentic transformation in people and helping them reconnect with their passions to create a kinder, healthier world.
My Work in the World
Writer | Editor | Vegan Lifestyle Educator
Passionate about writing and the vegan lifestyle, I support the success of vegan and plant-based companies and entrepreneurs by helping them with their writing and editing needs at i Write Vegan. I create content that makes meaningful connections to unite customers with my clients’ products, services or goals. I feel my beat when I write, and that works well to celebrate and inspire a vegan world for the animals, for all people, and for our only, precious planet.
On this website you will find my main, diverse blog. I write it as an avenue of expression, curiosity, and freedom. Take a peek, and you will find mostly articles on the human experience, and some on other topics. As an avid reader of many subjects, I also write a monthly book review of both fiction and nonfiction books I find inspiring, educational, or life-changing.
My vegan blog VEGoutwithVilms exists to encourage and teach others how to eat healthy, whole and nourishing vegan and raw vegan cuisine. I share my recipes – some are from childhood that I have recreated into vegan deliciousness. My e-book, Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality, demonstrates how to make changes in your life to improve your health.
What I learned Along the Way
As a lover of learning and the written word, I hold a B.A. in English Writing from the University of Colorado and several certifications: Dream Builder Transformational Life Coach – Life Mastery Institute, 2013; Plant-Based Nutrition, eCornell University, 2011; Living on Live Food Level One from Alissa Cohen, 2011; Internet Marketing Specialist, VAClassroom, 2010; and I also hold a Travel Industry Certification from American Airlines Travel Academy that I obtained in 1987. I believe, however, that the learning laboratory is life.
I taught writing and general subjects as an elementary school teacher, but most of my career has been in consulting, organizing, and administrative work, where I had opportunities to write and edit on many levels. I now bring my writing and business expertise to the world as a creative freelancer and educator.
What I Love About Life
I view the myriad of life’s experiences as opportunities to be respected and cherished, and I question everything deeply. I love eating plant-based food, writing at coffee shops, hiking in the mountains, running, dancing, having profound conversations with friends, reading, listening to music, and admiring art. I’m a crafter, gardener and woodworker. As a lover of nature, I am easily mesmerized by the ocean or the mountains and am lucky that I have had many opportunities to visit both. Well traveled, I am a person who knows that all people desire two things: to love and to find their creative expression to share with the world. And lastly, I adore my cozy home in Colorado where I live with a remarkable partner, an extremely creative teenager, and several comical animals.
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