Kate Kunkel is a vegan nutritionist, sound therapist, and brain health mentor. She is the creator of the Eight Weeks to a Better Brain program, a holistic approach to preventing dementia and creating a healthier, more vibrant future, which she features in her latest book, “Don’t Let the Memories Fade”.
Most gifted: Don't Let the Memories Fade Three Books that influenced me: Buddhism and Veganism, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, The World Peace Diet
Walk on the beach.
Going completely vegan.
Everything you do to improve the world is better than nothing, and anything is enough.
Favorite failure: Dropping out of law school.
From a young woman here in Ecuador that family is all that really matters.
I am a brain health mentor. That means I help people improve their brain function and prevent dementia with a whole foods, plant-based diet, exercise, mental and emotional support and continual learning. The end goal is to improve memory and cognition and protect their memories.
Hopefully more accepted, that people will understand that they have to take the initiative to look after their brains, and will follow the advice and guidance that I and my contemporaries share.
I admire my Mom, even though she has passed away. She was yanked out of school at the age of 11 to look after her big sister's children, even though she was very smart. She became a successful businesswoman and gave many people joy. She was difficult and stubborn, but she was strong and the best mom ever.
To meditate using circular breathing.
More online coaching.
Not at all - I was always online!
I am studying for Dr. Daniel Amen's brain health certification. Wow!
That you have to get pumped and push it to the max for it to be worthwhile.
Walking - even though many people do it, it is not given the respect it needs.
I'm all grown up - I just want to be healthy.
It was a program from Alina Vincent on creating programs. I created my Tune Up Your Brain program because of it.
For people who have been diagnosed with dementia, doctors tell them or their families to "Prepare for a steady decline and do your best to ensure a good quality of life."
So many - probably an Asian stir fry with wild rice, lots of coconut and curry flavor.
I invested in business coaching a few years ago - It was a couple of thousand USD, but worth every penny for this one line: You can't sell to the whole jungle. Pick the monkeys or the tigers, but sell to just one. If the monkey likes your message to the tiger, he will buy it, but if you sell to both of them, neither will buy it.
Age 10 when I told my bible-school teacher she was full of crap for telling us that all the heathens in Africa would go to hell if they didn't accept Jesus as their savior.
Learn a trade.
I did just about everything I ever wanted to so I would probably just say to my 21 year old self - do what you love.
None. I've been many other things including a harpist and paralegal, a screenwriter and post-production manager, so I've done everything I want to. I'm happy helping people protect their brains.
Not sure I have one - I just do what I feel needs to be done every day, and don't get caught up in "should" or "must".
Victoria's Lullaby (It's one I wrote for my Mom on harp)
That people still recommend meat for brain health. Gak!
My own place here in Ecuador - Casas Pacificos.
None - I have basically no use for celebrity
Anything that requires hitting a ball.
A vegan anti-inflammatory muffin made with lots of spices, sweet potato and coconut flour.
Heather Wilkinson is a globe-trotting content creator and PR enthusiast who’s finally put down roots in her native UK. When she isn’t working, you’ll find her pretending to care about Minecraft for her son’s sake, while secretly reading the latest Ace Atkins novel (or sleeping – her second favourite past-time).