My approach to wellness involves food, fitness and personal fulfillment. All three aspects feed into each other, and an imbalance in any area can impact your overall sense of well-being. My goal is to help you live more consciously so that you feel good, look good and do good.
Feel Good (Food/Nutrition)
Food is a connector. Cooking and dining are meant to be social experiences enjoyed in the company of others. Somewhere along the way, we lost this connection and started fearing food. We started fearing it so much that we left the job of preparing it up to everyone but ourselves. And now we have to teach each other how to get back in the kitchen. But why did we ever leave?
Food is the key to feeling good both physically and emotionally. My food philosophy is to eat clean. It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle that focuses on eating naturally nutritious, minimally processed foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. Sometimes, I post recipes on my blog that appeal to special dietary needs (e.g. gluten free or paleo), but I do not follow these diets nor do I advocate for them. I do this because I recognize that relationships with food are very personal, and I want to help others succeed in their wellness journeys no matter the path. As a registered dietitian, I am uniquely qualified to offer nutrition advice to my readers, and I look forward to sharing that with you here.
Look Good (Fitness)
Fitness is the other half of the equation. Our society is fascinated with the word “skinny”, which is evident in the huge marketing opportunity that food companies and blogs alike have capitalized on. I prefer to emphasize the word “fit”, because muscle tone is powerful and beautiful.
Whether taking a Pilates class or exploring the Rockies, this blog will focus on my own personal fitness adventures in Colorado and beyond. I will also share tips for choosing the best gear that is both functional and fashionable. After all, I think Coloradoans spend more money on active wear than they do every day outfits!
Do Good (Purpose-Driven Life)
The third prong to my wellness philosophy is that of being a good person and living with purpose. We should all strive to be better versions of ourselves every day, which requires mental and spiritual health as well as a commitment to life-long learning. Purpose-driven living can help you improve career opportunities, build stronger personal relationships and experience greater happiness and satisfaction.
On this blog, I will share motivational stories and my sources of inspiration to help you exercise this side of your brain. I will also discuss green living and sustainability along the way, because I truly believe that caring for our environment is one of the most important ways we can do good. I’m constantly focused on my own self-awareness and self-improvement, and I look forward to growing better and achieving our goals together.