My Sort of Vlog Attempt


I call this an “attempt” because it’s just that, lol! My first time trying to do this vlogging thing. Here’s what I missed an establishing shot, a mic to fight off the wind which one of my YT subbies loving stated, “the wind wouldn’t let us be great”. Yeah that, all of that along with not having my phone camera sideways doing cryo so it would fit the video frame.

Nonetheless, I wanted to be fearless and shameless and share this video with you despite all of that. My vlog game will definitely get better, at this point the only way to go is up. Anywho, I know you’ll love my trainer Jay Johnson his energy, is addictive. His passion for temporary punishment to get you to your goals is contagious. Watch, critique it, laugh at it, and please share it with a friend or a few. If you haven’t already subscribed please do I’d love to kick it with you via video too…smoochies!



Vegan Recipe: 5 Steps to Fluffy Vegan Pancakes


My favorite thing on a Saturday morning, was making Aunt Jemima pancakes for the family! I’d get up before everyone else, head to the kitchen armed with my radio and favorite CD (remember, those?! LOL). Armed with boxed pancake mix, milk, and eggs while dancing barefoot in my over sized t-shirt I’d start whisking away. It went down in the kitchen. But when I first went vegan, cooking intimidated me. I didn’t know where to begin. How do you bake without eggs? 

It wasn’t until I really began to miss cooking that I started experimenting and learning how to rethink cooking as a vegan. Initially, I’d just opt for a meal at my favorite vegan spot. I like trying new spots, but I missed cooking and rocking out to my jams in the kitchen. I’ve returned to one of my favorite spaces armed with tasty alternatives to some of my old school faves.

These pancakes are the real deal…if you’re curious, even if you’re not vegan I think you’ll agree!!! Check out the video for the full recipe video!!! 



Never Have Another Panic Attack Again

I cannot count how many times I was on the verge of a total meltdown or B***h Fit. As a matter of fact, there was a time in my life when they were all too common.

The good news is – “I am delivered!” Wait. Are people still saying that? Oh. Okay. Whatever. Who cares? You can completely avoid the urge to scream, snap back, or socially go ham on your haters. These are a couple ways for you to reel the emotions in and take a step back.

The one thing that I picked up on in my 999 BFs was how I was talking to myself. The voice that has most impact on your emotional state is your own. That’s right. Your own. The more negative emotions that we have stirring in our spirits, the more lies we tell ourselves. That’s right. We lie to ourselves. We lie to ourselves about how bad the situation is, about our own abilities, our talents, the people in our lives, our relationships, and all these lies add up to a major breakdown and our ability to see things how they really are. So, listen to the lies you tell, and then, turn it around.

You can completely avoid the urge to scream, snap back, or socially go ham on your haters. These are a couple ways for you to reel the emotions in and take a step back.

Let’s say that you are in the middle of a BF. And it’s in full swing. And you hear, “Nobody loves me!” Believe it or not, this is something I used to say to myself a lot, a whole lot. You can turn that around by saying, “Everybody loves me! Everybody loves me! Everybody loves me!” And yes, you have to do that when you do it, too.

That first time you turn your inner lies upside down, you’re going to feel fake. You will feel phony. You definitely won’t feel like you are keeping it 100. Keep it up though. This is the thing that turns the whole game around for you. It’s a total game changer. Be the hall monitor of your own mind. Stop your own inner lies before you act on things that are not true.

The reality is things aren’t ever as bad as we think they are. We always have more resources and more opportunity than we recognize in the midst intense emotions. Whenever, you feel your temp rising, and your breath gets fant and you know a BF is on the way. Don’t look for somebody else and it doesn’t matter where you are. You might say, “Hey Trina, I’m not in a place where I can be yelling all loud and stuff, and telling everybody and all these and I don’t want my co-workers in my business, I’m in the middle of my cubicle.” Take a sheet of paper. Write it down, and write it down and write it down and write it down again. If you have to write until your hand hurt starts bleeding, do it until the words have become like a cool ice drink of hot summer day, until you are cool, calm and collected.

Remember, this is a marathon not a sprint! You’ll want to keep it going. It is a way to retrain your brain and take your mindset to another level. Changing our minds and changing our bodies, is never easy. I know for me it is always hard at first, and never feels like “me”. It tends to feel like I’m pretending to be someone else. Then, one day it snaps. Suddenly, I’ve become the person I was once “pretending” to be. Take those lies in your head and turn them around, avoid the BF and move on in full control of your emotions, your life, your destiny.

What are some ways you reel yourself in to avoid losing it? Comment below. Let’s start a conversation.



Heartbreak & Learning to Love Again


Relationships are such a robust part of our lives. Our ability to bounce back from break-ups is such a crucial part of life. It can shape us or break us. How we handle these moments can define how we experience love forever. I’ve learned how to survive heartbreak and open my heart to let love in again in the most profound way, beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I want this for you. To heal quickly, learn the lessons and let love in again. You and I deserve to have all the love we’ve ever wanted!

If you’re curious, click here to hear the full podcast …total time 25 minutes.


You may also want to learn to create empowering self-love rituals while you wait for love to show up again.


Treat Yo’ Self: Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe


I’m just stepping to the vegan baking game, and let me tell you this recipe is the truth! I have been dying to bake a cake that reminded me of the cakes my grandma used to make. The smell of this cake baking in the oven literally gave me life. It felt so good to finally, be able to enjoy baking and eating something that I can feel good about and share with the family. I had some of the non-vegans in my life taste this and they were amazed it didn’t have any dairy or eggs. Even if you’re not vegan, you may want to try this one out. It’s super easy! If you’re gluten free, just use a gluten free flour for your cake.

  • 2 3/4 cups of Almond Milk
  • 2/3 cups of canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp of ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar)
  • 2 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 1/2 cup of raw turbinado sugar

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Test with a toothpick, or a small fork. For the frosting, I used Duncan Hines Creamy Classic Chocolate Home-Style Frosting. It’s dairy-free, egg and gluten free, without any high fructose corn syrup.

This cake is so moist and fluffy, no one will care if it’s vegan because it’s so good! Try it, out and let me know how it goes.