food for the soul™

food for the soul™ is a unique online experience, a portal of inspiration that supports and empowers you to take 100% responsibility for your life. How?  By serving up ideas to inspire personal responsibility and nurture your soul.

Whether it’s some daily #SoulFood, seasonal #WellnessTonic, occasional #NourishingNibbles, or how freedom can be experienced in #TheFreedomZone, simply fill out the form to become a member and get your fill of ideas to chew on by joining our FFTS community. It’s free! 


Today’s #SoulFood | Matthieu Ricard

  “Happiness is a state of inner fulfillment, not the gratification of inexhaustible desires for outward things.” ~  Matthieu Ricard  ~

Today’s #SoulFood | John Lennon

  “When you do something beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle yet most of the audience still sleeps.” ~  John Lennon  ~

Today’s #SoulFood | Viktor Frankl

  “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.” ~  Viktor Frankl  ~

Wellness Tonic

Making Your Workout a Habit

Making Your Workout a Habit

I struggle to get myself to work out consistently. I give myself 100 reasons why I don’t have time, distract myself with other chores or just avoid the issue altogether.  But, when I do exercise, I feel so good I know that it is important for my emotional, mental and physical health.

Wellness Tonic Ingredient:  Gratitude | December 2020 Edition, Issue #8

Wellness Tonic Ingredient: Gratitude | December 2020 Edition, Issue #8

There are numerous sources we can go to for the scientific benefits of gratitude. Forbes, HBR, Psychology Today and more have written about studies linking a practice of gratitude with better self-care, better physical and mental health. Not surprisingly, there have been a surprising number of articles about the rewards of gratitude in 2020.

Nourishing Nibbles

Dan Buettner | How to live to be 100+ | TEDxTC 2009

To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. In his talk, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100.

About Us

I am Donna Marie, Vision Chef of Food For The Soul. I was born and raised in Jamaica (the Caribbean–not the neighborhood in  Queens, New York) and have lived in the United States for over 30 years.

In the early 2000’s, I came across Zig Ziglar’s quote, “People often say motivation doesn’t last.  Neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily” and I had an epiphany; being inspired is a practice, a habit that needs consistent nurturing.

So I began my daily practice that included reviewing an inspirational saying each morning and setting an intention for the day.  I got so much out of this that I started sharing these quotes with my friends; this took off and I was inspired to officially launch food for the soul™ at a neighborhood spot, The Broken Cup, in 2007.

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