Hello friend, my name is Candia Lea Cole. I’m an eco-visionary who is known in my field by two nicknames, including: ‘The Soulful Eco-Lifestyle Mentor’ and ‘The Consciousness Raising Cook.’ I teach individuals and families how to alleviate personal and planetary suffering through eco-intelligent living, which is living that serves to integrate our personal needs with the needs of our planet.
As a child who experienced health challenges because of my sensitivity to toxic foods, drugs, lifestyle products, and other stressful influences in my school life and home life, I developed a need, as a young adult, to understand and remedy a complex personal health mystery. That’s when my journey of self-exploration and healing began. On my journey, I became conscious of the inextricable link between my health challenges and the health challenges facing the Earth and all living things.
Today I invite you to join me in exploring the fertile outgrowth of my self-healing journey, –one in which I discovered the joy of cultivating a healthy, loving relationship with my whole self (i.e. my body. mind, emotions, and spirit) and the greater whole of life (including plants, animals, eco-systems, and the greater cosmos). This growth is symbolized on the pages of this website (as well as my ‘sister website: www.ecointelligenteating.com) by a bountiful ‘garden’ of educational tools that my head and heart joined together in creating for both my family and yours!
Here’s a Sample of the Harvest!
Here, in a nutshell, are the tools that are included in my Trainings:
*My Memoir – This book invites you to walk with me on my journey of self-healing, a journey to explore the causes of ‘mystery illness’ (environmental illness), and use my experience to awaken my innate eco-intelligence and enter into a healthy and loving relationship with my body and the Earth. Along the way, I discover the necessity and value of creating a healthy, non-toxic lifestyle, and using my hard earned health lessons to conceive my curriculum, and birth my role in the world as an Eco-Mentor.
*My Mentor Guide Book – This book introduces my ‘educational meal as a whole.’ Each chapter introduces a part of the meal. You’ll become acquainted with the six ingredients of eco-intelligent living that I unearthed on my self-healing journey, including the eco-intelligent worldview that grew out of it. You’ll also learn about the necessity of education that nourishes us as whole people, rather than our thinking brains alone. And, you find teaching scripts that serve to awaken your eco-intelligence and lead you on the path of eco-intelligent living.
* My Discovery & Empowerment Workbook/Journal Collection – This collection of six companion study guides shares dozens of fun and engaging ‘Discovery Missions’ and ‘Self-Empowerment Activities’ that grew out of my own learning journey, to support me in birthing the Eco-Mentor within. Now, you can use them to become the Eco-Mentor I know you were born to be!
My life is so much better since I awakened my eco-intelligence. What a joy it has been for me to discover my place in the great web of life… to cultivate an eco-intelligent worldview that is rooted in the principles of wholeness and balance…to feel the value of being grounded in the earth’s healing energies…to foster balance between the feminine and masculine aspects of my humanity, and to use this balance to foster greater cooperation and progress in the world…to care for and protect the earth’s health by producing food without toxic chemicals...to enjoy the health giving benefits of whole, natural foods and Earth-sourced medicines that are friendly to my body ecology and the Earth’s…to realize how food and water can raise my vibration and consciousness… to view my life through a lens of love vs. fear…to accept so-called ‘imperfect circumstances’ in the outer world, as perfect for my development as a leader…to co-create a new and better reality through hope and faith in action!