Hey there! I’m Mikaële Dawn Tate, founder of Green Your Spirit. Welcome to my wellness playground filled with fun ways to vibe-up your lifestyle inside and out, one new choice at a time.
Living a healthy conscious life can mean different things to different people. For some it’s about eating clean and cleansing regularly. For others it’s about staying active and fit, being outdoors and getting sunshine. Some focus on cultivating a positive grateful attitude and having a meditation practice, while others may focus on creating a non-toxic environment as a priority. No matter what your healthy living focus is, it’s always helpful to have an inspirational boost and a little encouragement to make your journey fun and fulfilling! This is my passion…
It is my joy to share with you the best of what I have learned so far on this journey as well as new tips and ideas along the way through my blogs, nutrition coaching, cleanses, classes, newsletters, e-books and products designed to renew and re-spark the HUMAN SPIRIT in daily life.
I’m a plant-based nutrition coach, health blogger & educator trained by the world-renown Hippocrates Health Institute. I’ve been facilitating juice and superfood cleanses in the SF Bay Area since 2009. I’m also a world-traveller, photographer, and a mommy, and I also sing, write and perform with my talented hubby, Cole, in The Cole Tate Band. Read more about my story below in the “What Inspired Green Your Spirit” section!
How do you Green Your Spirit?
To “Green Your Spirit” is to make one new choice at a time for the health of your body,mind, spirit, home and planet.
Green Your Spirit is a path of awakening and being more alive, connected, creative, passionate and empowered. It is a path that honors the art of preventative care and overall wellness. It is a path of letting go of old stuff, old toxicity in the body, old stagnant energy and thoughts. It is a path of rejuvenation, new beginnings
and sustainable radiance.
What inspired Green Your Spirit?
In 1998, my mom was diagnosed with 4th stage cancer. I was 27 years old and it blew my mind and soul wide open in many unexpected ways. I was completely unprepared, devastated and basically a wreck while witnessing and being part of her cancer journey before she died only one year later in June 1999. Her death felt like the end of my life too. It turns out it was the end of my life…. as I knew it. But it was also just the beginning. This was my wake up call… my opportunity to shift the course of my life. My mom had so many dreams that she didn’t get to fulfill, as she was only 50. My sister and I were both on our own and she was planning a move to NYC and fulfill her dreams of being a fashion designer when this all happened. ughhhh so hard to swallow.
In a nut shell… this made me see life on a new level. It made me appreciate and be grateful for our time here, and for my body temple, and for the planet, and for my friends and family. I wanted to live all of my dreams. Live my passions and purpose, love deeper, and see the world.
This profound awakening I experienced after my mom transitioned, resulted in the “greening” of my own spirit, although I didn’t have a name for it then, and didn’t even realize what kind of powerful transformation was happening until way further along in the journey. It was 10 years later that I created GYS!
I decided to explore many parts of the world, learn from and work with many healers and highly evolved teachers that I resonated with including the Maori’s of New Zealand. I gave away and sold most of my belongings so that I could be more free to travel around the world spontaneously. Over time, I figured out how to create income from wherever I was, by using the skills that I already had, and new ones I was creating. On the road, I did graphic design, holistic bodywork, and started a business called SpaceMatters where I helped people transform their homes and offices with feng shui principals, sacred design, greening, decluttering, organizing and making their space a empowering sanctuary.
Along the way, I was also working on my physical health. I quit smoking, I quit eating processed food, I learned how to be a healthier vegetarian and eventually ended up at The Hippocrates Health Institute getting certified as a holistic health educator. I left Hippocrates SPARKIN”! I felt better than I ever had physically, emotionally and spiritually my whole entire life! This was the last missing piece for me. 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 playing with superfoods and feeling incredible. I started teaching classes on cleansing and superfoods all over the community and people kept asking if I would just make the cleanses for them… that is how Green Your Spirit first started!
I am passionate about sharing what I have learned on my personal health journey, bringing balance and spark to body, mind, spirit, home and planet.
“Singing, dancing, playing, loving, adventuring, fun, synchronicity… these are just some of the things that may happen after you Green Your Spirit!