Hey there, I’m Mikaële Dawn Tate, but you can call me Mikki 🙂
Welcome to my wellness playground filled with fun ways to vibe-up your lifestyle inside and out!
I’m a certified health educator, plant-based nutrition coach, speaker and founder of Green Your Spirit. I’ve been facilitating cleanses with hand-crafted juice and superfoods, here in the SF Bay Area since 2009. I’m also very passionate about world travel, outdoor photography, singing & performing with my hubby, playing in nature and mostly, being in love with my sweet little family. (Check out my backstory below)
It is my absolute joy to share with you my favorite ways to live a healthy, vibrant, awakened life, and have fun doing it! I hope you enjoy the helpful tips, healthy living ideas and inspiration through my blogs, nutrition coaching, cleanses, classes and products all designed to renew and revitalize the HUMAN SPIRIT.
What Is Green Your Spirit?
To “Green Your Spirit” is to cleanse, rejuvenate, energize and vibe-up your entire being!
Green Your Spirit is a wellness journey… it’s about blossoming into the next best version of your authentic self! It’s about making choices for your body, mind, spirit, home and planet that make you shine and feel fully alive. It’s not about perfection… but it is about taking actions and having some fun doing it.
When you Green Your Spirit, you feel more vibrant, connected, passionate and empowered. The more you do it, the more you naturally start letting go of old stuff, old toxicity in the body, and old stagnant energy & thoughts that don’t serve you anymore. It feels AMAZING!!!
Wellness means different things to different people. For some it’s about eating clean and cleansing regularly. For others it’s about staying active and fit. Some focus on cultivating positivity, happiness & gratitude, while others may focus on greening their environment as a priority. No matter what YOUR healthy living focus is, it’s SO helpful to have an inspiring boost and some uplifting encouragement to make your journey super fun and fulfilling! I got your back!
What inspired Green Your Spirit? (My Story)
My mom’s cancer journey:
In 1998, my mom was diagnosed with 4th stage cancer. I was 27 years old at the time, and it blew my mind and soul wide open in many unexpected ways. I was completely devastated by what I witnessed during her cancer journey. She died just one short year later, and it felt as if a part of me died too. Little did I know, this would be the beginning of my new life…
This was my wake up call… the opportunity to shift the course of my life:
My moms death made me wake the F up!. It made me more grateful for the short time that we have here. It made me want to get back on my spiritual path. It made me want to live my passions, purpose and dreams before it was too late. It made me want to quit smoking, quit over-drinking and over-caffeinating, chill out on the crazy food I was eating, and start honoring my body temple. I wasn’t in my healthiest of times to say the least. I was vegetarian, but seriously, it was the worst vegetarian diet ever! I was eating lots of cheese, grains, fried foods, sugar and LOTS of caffeine! … CRAZY. I was eating mostly at restaurants, as many people do in metropolitan areas. I didn’t have any manifested illnesses, but I felt like I was on the road…and could easily end up being controlled by substances and food in this vulnerable time if I didn’t make some conscious changes. Well change surely happened in this area, but not right away and not all at once… I had to set the foundation first.
World Travel Was My Greatest Teacher:
I moved to New York City in 2001. Six months later, I witnessed the 9-11 tragedy from less than a mile away from the scene. This is a long crazy story, but it was yet another wake up call to remind me to get on my path and stay on my path! Ok, I get it, it was time to green my spirit!
Shortly after, I sold my belongings and set out to travel the world and learn from other cultures… this was one of my strongest desires, and it was finally time to go for it. I figured out how to create income on the road, by using the skills that I already had and new ones I was learning. I did graphic design, healing bodywork, and feng shui.
Some of my favorite adventures and powerful, personal evolutions took place in India, Morocco, Peru, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Hawaii and Europe. I visited many sacred sites like Machu Picchu and Stonehenge. I adventured around the world on and off for 10 years learning from indigenous cultures and spiritual teachers gathering and sharing leading-edge tools for transformation, evolution and vibrant health. In a nutshell, I spent these years learning to let go, trust, unwind, release, and transform myself into a new person… Sometimes it was scary, and it definitely wasn’t always easy living out of a suitcase in many different locations and cultures. There were many ups and downs living such an unpredictable lifestyle…. but it was one of the best things I ever did.
Cleansing and Going Fully Plant-Based:
Having learned so much in my travels, I still felt there was a missing piece. I still wanted to feel better nutritionally. I was tired of being dependent on caffeine to give me the energy I needed for my active lifestyle. I wanted a healthier relationship with food. I wanted my digestion to be more efficient, and also needed to detox from heavy metal toxicity (mercury). but mostly I wanted to learn and experience first-hand the “secrets” to vibrant, optimum health, and create a platform to share the teachings.
In the spring of 2009 I found the leading-edge Hippocrates Health Institute where I became certified as a holistic health educator. I left Hippocrates feeling better than I ever had in my entire life physically, emotionally and spiritually. I came home to the SF Bay Area and started making sprouted juices and amazing plant-based nutrient rich, raw foods. I was sprouting, and learning about superfoods & herbs and feeling incredible. I started teaching classes on cleansing and superfoods all over the community and people kept asking if I would guide them and make the cleanses for them and that is how Green Your Spirit was born! Now, almost a decade later, GYS is still thriving as a small, local business maintaining it’s high integrity, and personable approach to inspiring people on the road to vibrant health.
I am happily married to my soulmate and I love being a wife and a mom. You will find fun photos and stories with my family and friends woven in throughout the blogs and social media that may spark some fun healthy living ideas or even just make you laugh, cause we’re all pretty silly most of the time! I absolutely LOVE sharing what I have learned (and am still learning) on my personal wellness journey through GYS. It’s an on-going adventure, and vibrant health is WAY more than good nutrition. The mental/emotional component is even more powerful when it comes to healing and staying healthy… so more to come on that.
I thank you for joining in the fun and allowing me to help you Green Your Spirit.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~ Rumi