Welcome to my place! I’m so happy you’re here. I’m Ariane Sommer, wellness wizard, published author, child of the world, food artiste and activist. In this space I’ll share with you what I learned on my global journey about personal and planetary health, spiritual bliss, living the “Plantiful Life” and optimizing yourself on all levels, some of the most delicious recipes on Earth and how this is all connected.
From being just a wee little one at 8-weeks old, when I moved from Germany to West Africa, I’ve been a child of the world and had a near insatiable appetite on every front imaginable. I love life and all it has to offer. Food was and is no exception. Fifteen years ago I was a soda guzzling, fast food loving, work all day and dance all night, meat eating tornado. At the same time I had to look put together in front of a camera and function as a model and a TV host. I was perpetually exhausted, often sick with a cold or the flu and suffered from psoriasis, acne and migraines. I now realize that my body was in a state of chronic inflammation. On top of the physical signs of sickness I felt mentally and spiritually drained. I was constantly fighting mood swings and depression. I was literally “fed up” with the life I’d been living and yearned for true wellbeing. Thankfully, I did what you can also do: I took charge of my health and changed the way I ate. I went from living pitifully to living plantifully. Little did I know how much this would set me on a journey of change and also transform me spiritually. It transformed my inner life and how I relate: to myself, to others and virtually everything. Today I am blessed with radiant health, have energy to bounce off walls, feel centered and have a deep sense of belonging and purpose. If I can do it, so can you!
AVAP is the acronym for Ariane’s evolutionary lifestyle philosophy that will help you take control of your wellbeing and guide you to eat and live As Vibrant As Possible aka As Vegan As Possible.
Every day, usually three times a day, perhaps a little more often for some of us ;-), we make a choice on how to fuel our bodies. The AVAP philosophy encourages a plant-based diet while it also embraces our humanity in acknowledging that every body is different, we all have cravings and that transitions can take time. Instead of giving up the entire plant based mission because you feel like a failure if you occasionally indulge in an animal product, just GoAVAP, live consciously and remember that every great journey consists of many small steps.
You CAN do this and it WILL transform your life! GoAVAP and be radiantly healthy, super sexy and beyond blissful! In short: thrive and make our planet a better place one bite at a time.
The reasons are many.
Research and books like Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s acclaimed The China Study have proven that a plant based diet leads to a far healthier life with benefits including:
Switching to a plantiful diet alleviates the suffering of our animal friends and is environmentally sustainable.
Choosing plant based foods over animal proteins has a huge impact on our food supply systems as well as social justice outcomes for the world’s population.
Ariane Sommer is a published author, journalist, speaker and wellness expert. Her past accomplishments also include an international modeling career and working as a TV presenter hosting lifestyle and cooking shows in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Ariane is a passionate humanitarian and animal rights activist. Growing up as the daughter of a German ambassador and moving from Germany to West Africa as a wee little one, just 8-weeks of age, began a whirlwind life adventure that tossed her all over the globe. Ariane grew up in diverse cultures far different from her German roots. As a result of being exposed to people from all over the planet and, in fact living with them in Africa, India, Spain, France, China, Italy, Germany, the UK and the US, Ariane has learned to love to embrace all cultures and is fluent in five languages.
For more information visit www.arianesommer.com