I am a healthy, vegan, green and natural lover of life. I have spent most of my career as a marketing and publishing professional with an M.S. in Publishing from Pace University. I am also a former teacher. I am passionate about health and wellness, making pottery and traveling the world. My blog, Urban Naturale, was developed to help inform and shape our path to living healthy, fit, green and natural, by design — which, we know, is no easy task! In fact, for me, it has been a lifelong, journey filled with lots of trial and error, and ups and downs, and hits and misses. But like most of us, I’m continually learning and growing, tweaking and adjusting. Urban Naturale’s content includes all of the things I care about: healthy, raw and vegan recipes; health, wellness and fitness tips; DIY natural beauty recipes and natural remedies; green living ideas, organic food and gardening; positive inspiration, living creatively and more. In keeping with my passion for healthy, green and natural living, I completed a certificate program in Sustainable Design Entrepreneurship at FIT so stay tuned for a lot more coverage of environmental issues, ecofashion, sustainable textiles and fair trade on UrbanNaturale. All in all, I believe that a healthy, textured, meaningful life is a continual work in progress. Let’s enjoy the journey together.

POSTS BY: Deborah

How Changing Your Exercise Mindset Can Change Your Life and Body

May 25, 2015 | BY Deborah Davis

Exercise is fun, right? Well it’s not fun for everyone. In fact, many people consider it nothing short of torture....

Are You Challenging Yourself Daily?

April 3, 2015 | BY Deborah Davis

Are you concerned about your slow rate of weight loss? Are you working out regularly, but not building muscle? Is the...

A New Year, A Better Me: The Benefits Of Choosing A Vegetarian Diet

March 24, 2015 | BY Deborah Davis

Are you trying to improve your health and fitness or lose a few pounds this year? You are not alone....

A New Year, A Better You: 7 Diet Resolutions You Will Want to Keep

March 4, 2015 | BY Deborah Davis

Each year, many of us resolve to take better care of our diet and health. We often make blanket statements like “This year...

My Protein Power Punch Smoothie Plus Which Protein Powder is Right For You?

February 17, 2015 | BY Deborah Davis

My trainer is always reminding me to take a protein break after our resistance sessions and before moving on to...

A New Year, A Better Me: Enjoying the Benefits of Resistance Training

February 11, 2015 | BY Deborah Davis

It’s February already! Time to kick off month two of my 2015 health and fitness goals. I had been reading...

My “New Year, Better Me” Personal Fitness Challenge – First Update

February 3, 2015 | BY Deborah Davis

  Like many of us it’s easy to stay healthy and fit during the warm weather months, but the holiday season...

It’s a New Year! 3 Steps to Developing a Fitness Plan You Will Stick With

January 22, 2015 | BY Deborah Davis

How many times have you made fitness resolutions for a new year and failed to stick with them? Sure, it’s...

My Top 5 Healthy Resolutions for 2015

January 9, 2015 | BY Deborah Davis

It’s 2015! A New Year! A New Birthday! It’s time to finetune and ‘turn up the heat’ on my healthy...

5 Steps to Planning Your Own Workout Program

December 16, 2014 | BY Deborah Davis

Have you ever tried to plan your own workout program? Some of us have, but others may feel a bit overwhelmed at...