When God Wrecks Your Plans

It was May 1996. I was looking forward to what was going to be a great summer. I had a dream job working for the GA-DHR Office of Nutrition. My husband was going with me to Oregon on one of my summer business trips, and I was going to S.H.O.P.! He was training for the […]

Feel It. Face It. Forgive It. Live Your Truth!

If you listen to everything you hear about Minority Health, you might conclude that the truth about us is that we are destined to a life of poorer health. Thanks to Booker T. Washington, in April 1915, what started out as National Negro Health Week 100 years ago is now National Minority Health Month. He […]

Phyt for Your Life With Lycopene

After my diagnosis 20 years ago, I found out about a study at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that documented the value of plant foods on cancer. I was thrilled to find out about lycopene, especially since the sources of it were some of my favorite foods. And, when you choose to eat foods like […]

More Time to Eat for Health

Ok, for those of us who say we just don’t have enough time, you had a whole extra day today. Hope you used it well. I decided to use mine looking through some plant-powered recipes to share with a friend from college. I was in HEAVEN! I know for years you were told to eat […]

Write Your Own Ending

“Start with the end in mind.” “No pain, no gain.” “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” “Your time is limited; don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” “It Ain’t Over!” We all have a story. Which of those opening quotes best describes […]

Donna Green-Goodman, MPH

Change Your Choices! Change Your Life!

Healthy New Year! I will be 57 on the 13th of this month. Woo Hooo!! Way to start off the New Year!! I can’t believe it. May not seem like a lot, but it means a whole lot to me because the doctors only gave me 2-5 years to live when I was diagnosed with […]

If There Are Any Sick Among You

When I got the breast cancer diagnosis in 1996 the news kept getting worse as I went from doctor to doctor for another opinion. I asked about lifestyle choices…..how well the medicines actually worked….what they thought of the role of faith….what alternative choices were available. Because of my training as a health educator, I felt […]