Hi! Welcome! I’m so excited you made it to my blog. My goal is for you to find something that connects us and makes this blog useful to your life. I like to think I'm here to support, motivate, inform and guide my readers to a healthier and happier life.
I'm a marketer who has been immersed in the wine and restaurant industries for the good part of my professional life. I took a break from a high stress job to detox, recenter and pick the next great career path. I'd like to say that detoxing and recentering was this organic, natural process. It wasn't. I've learned that wellness is built upon active decision making every day. Each day provides all of us with ample opportunities to shape our best life. Some days I run 8 miles, eat leafy greens, and demonstrate love and kindness to friends and family. Some days I resist the work it takes to be good to myself and eat donuts while watching too much reality TV and ignoring every text. There's no learning in perfection, so I'm pretty ok with that.
What has become very clear to me is the importance of fitness, nutrition, spirituality, and psychology in forming my healthiest self yet. I can say that I am the physically and mentally healthiest I have ever been. I am kinder, I am more accepting, and I'm more loving than I have ever been. It's taken a lot of work to get here and maintaining this wellness is a daily practice. But the results speak for themselves. With every decision I make that is fueled by wellness, I get that much closer to my aspirational self. How cool is that?
To get all marketing on you, I want to be transparent. I am not a nutritionist. I am not a personal trainer. I am not a psychologist. I am a regular human woman (thank you Tina Fey, for coining that amazing term). I have a trainer and a therapist. Health magazines and the internet are my nutritional guides. Writing is my creative outlet. My undergraduate degree is in Literary Journalism and my writing has been published under my name in 1 extraordinary circumstance, and under other people’s names, the rest of the time. Some of the more interesting ghost writing projects have been encyclopedia articles on the American West, forewords to books, and a celebrity chef’s blog.
I think of myself as a human aggregator (I told you this was going to get marketingy). I eat, sleep, breathe holistic wellness. This blog is a collection of information on wellness based on my personal experience practicing the tips and tools I acquire from my trainers, therapist, readings, and daily life.
My intention with the blog is to provide you with:
- Meditations on gratitude, appreciation, happiness and the finer emotions of life
- Real talk about life with mental illness
- Recipes that I'm jazzed about and their original sources
- Thoughts on fitness
- Open minded, non-judgmental thinking. There's enough negativity in the world, don't you think?