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the art of a meaningful meal


noun   /sobɾe'meza/ 

What does it mean to us? That feeling you get during that time spent after enjoying a healthy living food you lovingly grew & prepared yourself with good friends and family.  Losing track of time enjoying relaxing and enjoying good conversation. That meal that provides healthy nourishment, stress relief, a sense of community, and the natural movement from growing and preparing great food.

Meet Cheleen

It wasn’t until I was told I had a deadly form of thyroid cancer that I decided I absolutely had to take control of my health and learn everything I could to help my body fight this horrible disease. I wasn’t ready to die, and I didn’t want to lose my thyroid and undergo radiation. As a young girl, I had seen the damage that cancer treatment could do to a person and how it ravaged my mother physically and mentally when she had a double mastectomy in her late 20s.

If you’re like me, you’ve suffered from multiple health issues and had trouble finding answers to your health questions, or worse just been told to take this prescription for the rest of your life and sent home! After years of dealing with chronic fatigue, skin cancer, polycystic ovaries, heavy menses, debilitating cramps, thyroid nodules, pre-eclampsia, thyroid storms, weight

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issues, vertigo, depression, major mood swings, miscarriage, spiking high blood pressure, melanoma, and then thyroid cancer, I had had enough!!!!


I needed to take control of my health, get off all the dangerous medications, and figure out how to heal my body.

It's not that I hadn’t been trying to be healthy all those years. I tried every diet that came out, took every supplement that was the new “miracle” pill, bought every hot new book or gizmo, and saw way too many “ologists” (doctors who specialize in one area) but still felt like crap!

I have been fortunate to learn from some of the leading experts in the field of Whole Foods and the Living Foods lifestyle and fueled by this education about nutrition, movement, stress, and relaxation, Sobremesa was born. We are on a mission to help people avoid mass confusion and take control of their health with a Living Whole Foods Lifestyle. This lifestyle requires natural movement, a reason to get out of bed every day, social interaction, and especially in these crazy times, methods to de-stress!

That’s what Sobremesa Life is all about. It’s about growing and Eating Plant Based Foods, Moving like a child, Finding your tribe, Living your passion, and Letting that shit go. It’s about healing yourself the natural way!

Cheleen is a certified integrative coach teaching a plant-forward lifestyle. Cheleen uses culinary medicine, living foods, gardening, natural movements, and vibroacoustic and holistic therapies to guide in physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing. She specializes in working with chronic health issues such as Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, Coronary Heart, and Autoimmune diseases as well as weight loss and overall health improvement.


  • Licensed Instructor for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicines Food for Life program

  • Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell University T. Collin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies

  • Culinary Medicine from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine

  • Prescription Nutrition from Doctors for Nutrition

  • Moving Medicine Forward Master Class in Plant-Based Nutrition

  • Integrative Coach from Integrative LifeWorks

  • Living Foods Lifestyle from the Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute

  • Forks Over Knives Plant-Based cooking from the Rouxbe Culinary School

  • Master Gardener and Jr. Master Gardener Instructor

  • Square Foot Gardening Instructor


Cheleen has completed additional education courses in food intolerance and gut health with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz and "Eat to Beat Disease" with Dr. William Li and completed educational programs with Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Andrew Weil as well as a degree in early childhood education.

Who I Help

Individuals dealing with persistent health conditions like Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, Coronary Heart Impairment, and Autoimmune diseases in adopting a plant-based lifestyle to enhance their overall well-being. 

How I Do It

Through an integrative 12 week program that focuses on your body mind and soul as you create a new level of health and zest for life.

What's in It for You

Weight loss, increased energy, reduced blood pressure (if high), better cholesterol levels, lower A1C, possible reduction of medications, lower inflammation, and improved digestive health.

Discover how to heal yourself with food. Book a free discovery call.

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