Creating Your Most Vibrant Self

Vibrant, SelfYour most vibrant self is always accessible to you; it is a matter of improving the quality of your life to allow that vibrant self to grow.  It is so easy to get caught up in the struggles of everyday life and become overwhelmed with daily demands.  These ruts can pull us down, without our even realizing it.  We tend to take on too much, give what we don’t have, and stop filling up our own cups.  Over time, these habits become ingrained and it is more and more difficult to live with intention, to elevate ourselves and embody our most vibrant selves.  So, take advantage of this moment, right here, right now!  Ask yourself,

How vibrant and healthalicious do you want to be? Do you dream of being?

It is never too late to start again, to invite in your most vibrant self and realize who you are meant to be.  It takes courage, and a dedication to yourself that is not always easy to find.  As I learned while fighting for my life, to beat Stage IV Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, without traditional protocols, you must be relentless in pursuit of your own health and wellbeing, because no one else will be.  We each have a responsibility to ourselves to act, set goals and surround ourselves and people and environments that protect and inspire us.

What can you do right now to move closer to accessing your most vibrant self?

Try Something New

It seems like every day I hear about something new I’d like to try or experience, a yoga class, a recipe, a new activity, a place to visit.  And yet sometimes the options become too overwhelming and instead I stay stuck in my same old routines, missing out on all the infinite possibilities that could shift my perspective and open my world.  How can we know what the right thing to choose is?  What if we don’t like it or we aren’t good at it?  What if it doesn’t meet our expectations?  Here is my answer:

“You never know until you try”

Before I was diagnosed a second time with cancer, I knew nothing about the power of alkaline water, green juice and an alkaline whole foods lifestyle.  Was it scary and intimidating to embark on this new way of life?  Of course!  Was I afraid it wouldn’t work and that I would hate it?  But I tried anyway, and found that not only did my body respond beautifully by healing, but I enjoyed the new nourishment and now I’ll even brave 20-degree weather at 6am to walk to the store and buy cucumbers for my morning green juice!  My whole way of living has changed because I tried something new. 

Each day I try to encourage myself by including something I haven’t done before; right now, it is working on bringing more yoga and physical activity into my routine.  I know the benefits of regular practice and do feel good whenever I go, but often busy schedules get in the way and I don’t make it to class.  My goal is to make becoming my most vibrant self a priority, even when it feels inconvenient or scary.

My favorite additions are hiking and canoeing. These new activities have added such special times with my husband Nevin. We create what we call our adventures. This grandma from NYC is totally loving the outdoors! Sometimes we even take our grandchildren canoeing with us.

I am so grateful to be creating my most vibrant self and in the process our most vibrant life together.

How can you expand your mindset and open yourself up to the amazing variety of joys and experiences the universe has to offer? 

Create a Strong Immune System

Our bodies truly crave living in an alkaline state, it creates total balance in our body and slows down the aging process.  The question is,

“How do we get there?”

The answer sounds simple, and it really is!

Strive for 80% alkaline in your body and up your intake of raw foods

This may sound strange if you have not been exposed to an alkaline, live food eating plan before, but it not complicated at all!  Remember, our goal at Renewed Living is to make a healthy, vibrant lifestyle accessible to anyone and everyone, so we can all become as healthalicious as possible.  This highest version of yourself is accessible only through a strong immune system and healthy cells.  When your body is alkaline, it means your body is literally singing with bright, beautiful health and well-being!  

The first step is to start including more alkaline water and plant based foods into your diet.  It doesn’t have to all happen at once, try to just include one new thing each day and see how good you begin to feel.  Before you know it, a strong immune system will be your body’s default! 


My personal health journey was paved with misinformation by many well-intentioned professionals. In the end, I had to find my own way to disease prevention and extraordinary health. Today, I am enjoying a cancer-free life, with a renewed optimism and a renewed commitment to help you overcome and avoid what I had to go through; to help you look and feel extraordinary.

In choosing health, I had go from place to place to learn and educate myself when my body was toxic. It was frustrating and exhausting to find pieces and parts of the information I was seeking spread all over. Confusing and frustrating for sure.

For you to find your ideal weight, increase your energy and do your best work at the highest level so you can bring it to the world, you need to have your cells on board. Your most vibrant self begins at the cellular level.

 “When you know better, you do better.” ~ Maya Angelo

Elaine Gibson About Elaine Gibson

Cited as One of the Top 10 Most Inspirational Natural Cancer Survivors by Extreme Health Radio (#4), Elaine Gibson is proof that lifestyle matters. Having beaten Stage IV Cancer without traditional protocols, she has gone on to share her secrets for recovery, rejuvenation and reinvention with thousands of men and women all around the world. Learn more at