Are you wondering why your not healthier, happier, or more abundant? Has life seemed to pass you by and now your looking for a new source of joy? Do you run out of energy during the day, get annoyed by little things at home or at work?

All of these symptoms can be fixed with a naturally healthy body and a positive, grateful mindset. In nature when a plant has all the nutrients, water, sunlight and oxygen that it needs, it will grow perfectly, fighting off pests and disease with ease. Your body and mind are the same as a plant in nature. When you are not creating negative side effects by consuming processed chemical laden foods, and synthetic drugs, or filling your mind with negativity (think watching the news) then you will grow perfectly as well.

Like nature, growing perfectly takes time, and intentional, consistent positive actions. Eating and medicating naturally, as well as being grateful, and finding the good in every life circumstance, is how you take positive actions in your life.

An easy first step is by following along as I release chapters of my book THE HAPPINESS EFFECT. I will take you through my life’s journey from an unhappy, unhealthy victim, to a happy, healthy winner. After hearing my story, and some simple life shifts that will start your journey to a better life, you will learn about natural foods that have healing power. (actually all of nature provides healing benefits). Once you have the knowledge of how natural nutrients work better than synthetic substances, you will learn about how being in nature is the easiest way to maintain good health. Finally I teach simple steps you can take today, to create a happier mindset. You will be able to find positivity in every situation you face.

I hope you not only enjoy the book, but it changes your life! This book was written because the information inside drastically improved my life, ans I know it will improve your life as well…. Enjoy….


Simple life shifts that have the power to create massive gains in your health, happiness, and abundance


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“No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.”
– Barbara DeAngelis

Chapter 1


Happiness doesn’t grow on trees or spring up from the ground, and it is not something that you can buy at the store. Yet, in our constant search for happiness, we spend millions of dollars on books, tapes, and seminars that teach us how to become more satisfied with life. I personally have spent countless hours and dollars on health and happiness information. Not only have I spent the money and time researching, but I have put into practice much of what I learned. Like many of you I was confused when I was eating healthy and yet I was still incredibly negative. I know people that wake up beaming with sunshine and positive energy, however their bodies are always sick. You may be thinking this is just another self help book that doesn’t fix all the issues, or provide a lifestyle that can help you maintain good health and happiness. But this could be the last book on creating happiness that you need, because it will set your life’s foundation, improving your health by embracing nature, and teaching you how to find positivity all around you. You will learn that abundance follows positivity. From this day forward you will be able to control your own life. You will know how to be healthy and positive every day. You will learn that when you feel happy, abundance flows easily into your life. It happens every time.

For many of us, the idea of not having enough money is why we are not satisfied with our lives. We have been brainwashed into believing that money will solve all of our problems. “If only I had more money, I could…” You might be saying to yourself, “Everyone they show on television with money appears happy, the Kardashians appear pretty happy.” However, money alone does not make you happy, or content with life. You can have money, a nice house, expensive cars, and vacations and still be miserable.

You might think a huge mansion, a new Mercedes, and a million-dollar salary would instantly make you happy. Having lots of money and expensive toys makes life easier and more enjoyable, definitely. But as you know, having things is not the answer. When your favorite pet or a loved one dies, your health fails, or you don’t have any family or friends, you immediately forget how good the material things made you feel. When challenges in life knock on your door, money won’t make you smile anymore. You must first find happiness inside of yourself, and then abundance will follow you. Guaranteed.

What is it about happiness that is so elusive? Why aren’t we all running around with goofy grins on our faces? We all want to be in a total state of bliss, so why aren’t we? Why do we pay for books, videos, and seminars searching for the source of joy? Why is it so hard to find consistent happiness? What is happiness? According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, ‘happiness’ is “the state of well-being and contentment.” Happiness is only an emotion, a feeling. Who controls your feelings and emotions? Only you! I could stop writing this book right now, because the key to happiness is you! There, you have it. The secret is out: the only thing stopping you from being happy is you. Your mind controls your emotions, good, bad, frustrated, relieved, tired, alert, joyful, angry. That fact alone should fill you with joy and positive thoughts.

We are our thoughts. What you think about today, you will become tomorrow. When you learn to control your thoughts, you will become a psychic. You will know exactly how your life is going to turn out. You will know that you are going to be healthy, happy, and abundant, because only you can determine your satisfaction with life.

I was once asked, “How can I make my kids happy?” That is a great question, and the answer is simple. You cannot make someone else be happy. Your children will have to learn how to create happiness for themselves, and they will. However, there is a secret that you can use to help your kids or those around you to become and stay happy. Are you ready to hear this? Here is the secret: When you decide to be happy with yourself and live your life with a positive and grateful attitude, your kids (and most people around you) will want to be like you. Many times when I go to the store I set an intention to be nice to whoever I run into no matter what. This is going to sound crazy, but when I do this everyone in the store smiles at me, or nods their head as if saying hello. If I do run into a negative person, a quick happy response and a big smile usually creates a positive and friendly exchange.

People will be attracted to your happy mindset. It’s an amazing feeling! All of a sudden, you will notice that most people around you are in a good mood. Wherever you go, people will go out of their way to be positive. Your optimism becomes contagious. Your enjoyment with life becomes a happiness magnet to those around you. Your happiness and positivity will bring good things to you and to those you love. This is what I like to call the happiness effect.

The coolest part of this is that the universe is designed to provide you with abundance. Most things in nature have more than they need to survive. A tree in the forest can live for hundreds of years, never moving, and all of its needs are met by nature. There are only four steps that you must take in order to receive this gift of abundance. First of all, you must get your body healthy. If your body does not have the natural nutrients it needs, your mind will never function at one hundred percent, and you will never be completely balanced. The second step is to get your mind healthy. If your brain has all the nutrients that it needs, you will be more positive, and you will be able to see the solutions to your challenges more clearly. The third step is to be grateful. You must be grateful for everything you already have, and everything you are going to receive in the future. Finally, you need to get outside and embrace nature. Nature has healing powers.

That’s all there is to it. It sounds super simple, and it is.

Healthy Body +
Healthy Mind +
Nature +
Gratitude =
Healthy, Happy, Abundant Life.

Chemical FREE meat

An excerpt from chapter 11 of THE HAPPINESS EFFECT.

Check out Ch 11 on my YouTube channel

Let me take a second and talk about meat. As you noticed, I didn’t include it in the “big three.” Why? The vegan diet is pretty powerful, and vegans have proven that you can survive on a plant-based diet. The key word is “survive.” You are not looking to just survive. You are reading this book because you want a perfectly balanced life in total happiness and abundance.

Cow sitting in their own feces. Looks healthy right?

     The truth is that I am a meat eater, although I fill up on vegetables. I really love ground beef; I think I could eat a hamburger every day. I would, however, substitute goat meat for beef if the cost was reasonable. Goat meat is extremely beneficial for you with its high nutrient and high protein content, without the bad fats from beef. Goats are also mostly organically raised, and the meat really just tastes like beef (at least when ground, it does). Goats take up less space to raise and release less methane than cows, which would help our environment. However, Americans consume more beef than any other wealthy country, and Americans are near the bottom of the good health list when it comes to wealthy countries. I wonder if there could be a connection. Hmm.

    Have you ever seen the tv show, Friends episode where Joey had meat sweats? To this day when I eat low quality meat, I tend to sweat profusely. My wife and I tested this and when I eat meat without chemicals, I have no reaction. It seems to be the chemicals in low quality meats. I try to only eat naturally fed (grass, free range, or pasture) meat without any chemicals added. I will not buy meat with hormones or antibiotics in it, as they affect our bodies in a very negative way. I prefer non-GMO meat. GMO crops have all been chemically treated, so the animal’s body is absorbing those unnatural chemicals as well, which means when we eat meat, our bodies will inherit traces of chemicals from fertilizer, herbicides, and pesticides. Also, GMO corn and soybean fed cattle have less nutrient value than pasture-raised livestock. According to “Conventional grain-fed beef is highly nutritious, but grass-fed beef contains more carotenoids, vitamin E and other antioxidants.”

     I feel that paying a little more money for chemical-free meat is worth the cost. Better quality meat makes a huge difference in how your body is able to digest it, which benefits your other life centers as well.
     I made my decision to continue eating meat because vegans do not consume vitamin B12 and some other smaller, less essential nutrients in great enough quantities to allow their bodies to reach a perfect balance. If you only eat plants, you will need to take B12 supplements to find balance in your body, which means you have to take a synthesized or man-made substance. But if you have to take a man-made chemical, doesn’t it kind of defeat the purpose of going vegan? This one little fact tells me our bodies are designed, or have evolved, to require the nutrients that can only be obtained through consuming animal protein.    

     We as a society need to figure out how to produce enough meat in a humane way, without using chemicals. Maybe we could try going back to smaller local farms growing crops and raising livestock for their immediate county’s use. We don’t need to feed the world. We do need to feed each other. Just a thought.

#gmo #grassfedmeat #naturalmedicine #naturalfood

Is our food systems killing you?

“Eat your food as medicine,
otherwise you will need to eat your medicine as food.” – Steve Jobs



The first step we’ll take to creating your new happy life is to get your health under control. In order to do this, you will need to understand how our health and food systems are currently working against you and how they are killing you slowly.

Western medicine definitely has a place in our society. Lives are saved every day by modern medicine. Our healthcare system does save lives, but it has become the “quick fix” for Americans. You may have bought into the lie that you need to see a doctor at least once a year even when you are not sick. You do this because your insurance company tells you to, just in case you might have a disease and not feel it. Well, I can tell you that the insurance company has no interest in you being healthy, except that the longer you live, the more money you will make for them. Remember that insurance companies only want to catch cancer early because it will save them money. You may even believe that a “single” pill will heal you, not realizing that one pill begins making unnatural changes to your body that will require more pills to correct.

Your choice

Perfect health is possible through nature, however, this takes time. If you plant a seed (if you have never tried, it’s time you did!), it will take a week for your plant to pop up. Then you wait a month, watching it develop. One day you wake up and, BAM, you have beautiful flowers, or fresh fruit and veggies. The point is that for nature to succeed, you need patience. When you are healing through nature, it may take a little longer for your body to absorb and use the nutrients, but the benefit to your body will last a lifetime. The effects of eating naturally grown foods will provide your body and mind with balanced nutrition.
That one pill you take today will only temporarily make you feel better, and is only targeting a small percentage of your body. A nature-based diet will balance your whole body and immune system naturally, so you won’t need a “temporary” fix. When consuming or medicating with nature you are creating a healthy, balanced environment for your body. You may even stop going to the doctor because you will not get sick. Actually, you may get a cold occasionally; nature gets sick and then bounces back all the time. You are part of nature, so you will bounce back as well. it’s usually best to fight off germs naturally without creating any unwanted, unnatural side effects.

Nature Provides

You can get healthy eating fresh natural foods and eliminate healthcare! But it takes time and dedication. At some point in life, you have to choose between dying a slow painful death by eating industrial foods and taking synthetic drugs, or you can live a long healthy, happy, and abundant life by eating naturally grown foods, and medicating with nature. The choice is yours.
Your key to good health is not taking a pill for every little ailment, and that includes aspirin. I take about ten aspirin a year for migraine. I take it because, in my mind, I believe it will work faster than drinking a cup of white willow bark tea, (aspirin is actually made from the chemical salicin, which is found in white willow bark). In reality, aspirin doesn’t really work any better. It’s primarily a placebo effect. (Google it. That’s a fact!)
A recent study from the National Center for Biotechnology (NCBI) has shown that a placebo pill works as well as pharmaceutical drugs 45% of the time. It’s because many times our minds are just as effective as many synthetic drugs. After researching the placebo effect, I realized that for many health issues, you have a better chance of healing yourself using your mind and eating naturally, than you do taking pharmaceutical drugs.

If you are eating naturally grown fruit, vegetables, and herbs (FV&H), your mind and body will be able to maintain homeostasis. When your body contracts a disease, you will have the ammunition to fight back without creating unnatural side effects. You won’t need to take a pill because you have built up a natural defense system in your body.
If you are putting natural nutrients in your body, most illnesses will not affect your life because you are naturally healthy which helps you to maintain a positive mindset. You will become fearless in your ability to fight off disease. Your mental attitude, along with a healthy diet will provide you with nutrients to fight off germs, bacteria, and viruses, while keeping your mind sharp and positive. Eating a variety of natural foods will not only keep you away from the doctor, it will make you feel happier, creating more positivity in your life without you having to try very hard.

Nature Provides… Everything

Using our natural resources responsibly, is the key to your future!

let me tell you about my theory that nature provides everything, that every living thing needs. As I have said, a tree in the forest has every nutrient that it needs and will survive without our help and without moving for hundreds of years. You are a part of nature. The universe provides everything you need, every day.
Think about each individual continent on planet Earth. Now visualize how nature provides every nutrient that every living thing needs on that continent. I feel that if our natural resources were better managed, that on each continent you could find the plants and animals that contain all the nutrients that a human being needs to live in perfect homeostasis. Yup, if all people had to survive on their continent alone, with no interaction with other countries, they could. Nature has placed everything we need within our grasp.

Do you agree? What about drought, and the starving people in underdeveloped countries?
My short answer is “if those peoples had better managed their resources, nature would not have abandoned them.”

#naturalmedicine#naturalfood #nature #holistic #holisticlife #homegrown