The signs of spring have been evident for a few weeks now. My buttercups in full bloom is proof of that. The beautiful yellow brings a smile to my face as it announces even warmer days ahead. Spring brings the feeling of renewal. In Chinese medicine, the organs most active for renewal this time of year are the liver and gallbladder. As you focus energy on these two organ systems, you will create lightness in not only body but mind and emotions as well. As the energy of springs moves up and outward ascending from the roots to the branches and blooms so will you feel that energy release in your body. The heaviness and tightness will open and you will feel motivated to create movement. As your liver gets happy so will you find yourself embracing life differently.

Join me in taking a few days to cleanse the liver in March.

March Cleanse. Its time to support the liver and gall bladder as they lighten up form the strong winter eating. Join Virginia for 5 days of step by step daily coaching through a gentle but effective program to cleanse the liver. Program will begin March 20 through March 24. Space limited to 8 participants. Call 615-646-2841 for details.



March Events & Activities

Seasonal Cooking Class

March 4th 9:30 – 12:30

As we shed the winter, these two organs work hard at cleansing the heavy winter eating of oily, salty and baked foods. The long stewed dishes now turn into quick sautées concentrating on green vegetables. In this class you will learn how to prepare a liver loving menu. I will present a variety of liver cleansing options to suit your schedule and needs that will help support you physically and emotionally.

Menu: (vegan, gluten free, soy free)

  • Liver Cleansing Miso Soup
  • Hato Mugi Medley
  • Pressed Salad with Sour Apple
  • Sauteed Greens with Sprouts
  • Lemon Amazake Squares

Register and Pay Now to Join Us.

NOW, you don’t have to miss the cooking class because of bad weather, lack of a babysitter, or whatever other reason that may keep you home. JOIN US ONLINE……for a LIVE STREAM, from the comfort of your very own computer.

You can watch Virginia demonstrate the dishes step by step, participate in the lecture and interact with the live audience.


Macro Friends Potluck

Saturday March 4th 6:30pm

Hosted by The Doug and Amy Hopeman
RSVP: 615-481-1242

Macro friends potluck is a monthly get together for like minded friends who enjoy sharing a meal together. The meals are vegan. COME join us for fun, food, laughter and music. Bring your favorite dish to feed 8 people. Get inspired with sharing of recipes and the recovery miracles.


Macro Meals Club…

Tuesdays and Thursdays March 2nd- 30th (No Meals 3/14, 3/16)

Visit the dedicated site for more information

See what’s on the menu!

Ready to Eat?… Click here to Pay for Meals Now!
Email for additional information.

Looking Ahead ~ Save the Dates

There are some amazing opportunities available through YCHY and we’re busy identifying and planning more for you to enjoy in 2016! Please mark your calendar for these:

March 1st: Eat, Paint, Write Q&A at High Garden Tea
March 4th: Seasonal Cooking Class
March 4th: Macro Friends Potluck
March 11th-18th: Holistic Holiday at Sea Vegan Cruise 
March 30th: Lipscomb Health Fair

Healing Lifestyle Technique Basic Series Tuesdays 6.30-8:30pm
Healing Lifestyle Technique Advance Series Wednesday 9.00-11.00 am

April 8th: Seasonal Cooking Class
April 8th: Macro Friends Potluck


Creating community has always been a focus of mine, since the beginning of my healing journey. The road less traveled can be lonely sometimes, but when you do it with friends, it becomes much more enjoyable.  Keeping that in mind, please note the new section called “Community”. Here I will mention my favorite local health related activities. Please feel free to share with us any event that you feel will enhance our health minded community.

You Can Heal You (615-646-2841):
Macro Friends Potluck (Monthly) 3/4/17 6:30pm
Vitality (615-891-7500):
Community acupuncture-sliding scale–with Joe Phiakhamta  at Vitality
Cooking Class with Sommer White MD. March 18th.
Shauna Bryan
March 28th-31st Loving You Back to Life Workshop at Tim’s Ford Lake.

Testimonials: An Introduction to You Can Heal You

Virginia’s Story

At the young age of 23 years old, Virginia was terminally ill and given little chance of surviving the medical diagnosis of Crohn’s disease and Takayasu Ateritis. As a result, she also suffered a stroke, and became depressed and bedridden.

In her desperate search, she learned about an inexpensive method of eating very simply that promised complete regeneration of her digestive system. After a few months on the program, Ginny went from death’s door completely symptom-free. This 180-degree reversal came after seven years of suffering the painful symptoms of digestive inflammation and with multiple hospital visits. The healing experience brought her knowledge about the workings of her body and the profound connection between all digestive illnesses and the food each person has been eating. The program also restored her body’s innate flexibility, her ability to have children (she went on to have two), and gave her back flexibility and a youthful appearance.

She went on to study this profound knowledge in order to help others. And for the last 20 years she has consulted with clients all over the world, including Europe, Canada, Russia, Australia, China and much of the US. Her focus is showing people that, contrary to what the doctors and current medical education has told them, they can *completely* cure their intestinal disease—regardless of the particular disease name they’ve been given. Ginny’s expertise is in facilitating healing of the digestive track at whatever stage or condition it is in. These principles compliment medical treatment and are compatible with all religions and cultures.

Recognized as one of the leading digestive counselors in the world, she is the author of the book Controlling Crohn’s Disease the Natural Way, now in its third edition. Virginia also founded the Ki of Life Learning Center, a nonprofit residential study house in 2003. She is the head nutritional counselor at the 5-star Sha Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain and works there 5 months every summer. She is active in educating on the prevention of Crohn’s and Colitis. She is a regular speaker at area universities and teaches in Canada, England and Spain.

There are two choices in healing yourself. Choose either the HEALING LIFESTYLES TRAINING, a 10-day Residential Program, or GETTING STARTED, a home-based Consultation Program.