In our weekly Friday Feature, we share a 5-question interview with one of the fantastic members of HealthyLivingBlogs.com. Take the time to get to know your co-members, pick up tips and tricks, blogging know-how, and recommendations from your fellow bloggers. If you’re an HLB member and haven’t gotten your interview email yet, don’t worry, you will in time! We’re working our way through a list of 2,000+ members’ blogs at random.
Dean and Dudley meditating
What’s your name, blog name, and how did you create your blog title?
Dudley Evenson from Healthy Living Dreams blog. I have a passion for healthy living and love to share what I have been learning in the fields of meditation, yoga, family harmony, sustainable living, positive relationships, healthy eating, conflict resolution, sound healing, peace of mind and the many areas that we have control over in our lives.
How would you describe your blogging style?
I strive to be informative and provide people with tips and tools that are easy to apply. I met my husband in 1968 and we have had an adventurous life and met many interesting people over the years. I share a lot of our experiences interwoven with what we have learned about living a healthy life.
What is your tagline and why?
Dudley Evenson, Co-founder Soundings of the Planet.
In 1979 my husband, Dean Evenson, and I started our record label Soundings of the Planet. Since then we have produced over 80 albums and videos and our music has reached millions of listeners. It can now be heard on Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, Apple Music, YouTube, Spa Channel, and all other streaming services. Our motto is Peace Through Music.
What’s one goal you’re working towards right now?
After almost 40 years of producing our award-winning, relaxation music, my husband Dean Evenson and I have just published our first book ‘Quieting the Monkey Mind: How to Meditate with Music’. We are excited to share what we have been learning about meditation and music and how a regular meditation practice can help us live healthier, happier lives.
What daily health to-do is easiest for you to complete? Which is the one you struggle with every single day?
I have turned my laundry room into a personal sanctuary so I can do my morning yoga and meditation in a sacred place. It has really helped me to be able to maintain a regular practice. I am fortunate that healthy eating comes easily to me and I would much rather make a meal from scratch using whole foods, organic and locally grown, than use packaged or processed foods.
What is your healthy eating philosophy?
Veggies veggies veggies. I am so grateful that I love vegetables and I rarely eat sweets or processed foods. My motto is if you don’t want to be tempted, don’t bring it into the house. I love growing a garden and spouting. I make my own granola. Making food from scratch is best using whole foods, organic, non GMO, locally grown if possible, high quality protein (mostly fish and beans, but no red meat or pork) and low carbs.
What is something about you that would shock us?
I delivered my second child butt naked in the back of the school bus that we lived in in 1975 and videotaped the whole experience.