This week we caught up with Morrocco Method affiliate, Kayle Martin of Cowgirls & Collard Greens. On her website, Kayle shares her advice on becoming a vegan cowgirl or cowboy. We love her vegan recipes!

You changed to a vegan diet. What started you on your healthy journey?

I became a vegetarian when I was twelve after my beloved backyard cow ended up on my dinner plate, but it wasn’t until I was thirty years old that I became vegan after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Woman going for a walk

What was your mission in creating Cowgirls and Collard Greens? And have you achieved it?

I was motivated to start a blog and website to simply help other people. My life changed in so many positive ways after my journey with breast cancer that I wanted to share my successes with others. I wasn’t sure where things would go with Cowgirls & Collard Greens, but I’m a year and a half in and I think things are going quite well. I have a substantial following and social media presence and I receive emails from around the world asking me about my journey to health. I’ve enjoyed giving many talks this year about my journey to wellness and my plant based diet. My blog primarily revolves around vegan food, but I would like to expand to cover other topics of health and wellness. I’m not sure that I am where I’d like to be, but I move forward everyday with the blog and website. I’m excited to see where it will take me next!

What is your best advice to someone starting out with creating a brand/business?

The best advice, which I didn’t want to hear or believe at the time I heard it was, “start before you are ready”. If I wouldn’t have taken that advice I’d likely still be planning and working on the blog and website and never have taken action to launch it. We all have to start somewhere. I’d also suggest working with someone in your specific industry who knows the ins and outs so you can get feedback to ensure that you are on the right track. A marketing coach would be ideal.

With the year coming to an end, what would you say has been your “Year Highlight”?

I’d have to say that being chosen as the October/November 2014 cover girl of Inspire Health magazine was definitely the highlight. It was a total surprise and I am so very honored to have been a part of it all. It’s been a gift to be able to share my story.

We love you being apart of the Morrocco Method Community. What is your favorite MM product?

Wow, there are so many incredible products to choose from, and I haven’t even tried them all! I’d have to say that the Sea Essence shampoo as well as the Pearl Essence Cream Rinse are my favorites (as stated in my product review from my blog from earlier this year.

Photo credit: Inspire Health