My Story

Life with anxiety.

I’ve written a bit about anxiety on the blog before, but never really told my own story. Since it’s Mental Health Awareness Week, here in the UK, it’s time for me to share. I recently ‘outed’ myself in a consultation with a friend at nutrition […]

Motherhood right now.

My little boy turns 3 in two weeks. 3! I know what motherhood is with a baby. It’s a steep learning curve, moments where you’ve never loved anyone this much and in this way before, indescribable exhaustion, a new sense of self as a woman, […]

End of (school) year reflections.

I’ve reached the end of my second year of my nutrition studies and I’ve had a few weeks to pause and take stock of the past year. It’s been a really full on time, between working, studying, being a mother and wife and having a semblance […]

On becoming a naturopath.

Nutrition is complicated, eating is easy. Food is medicine. Moderation. Keep it real. Just eat real food. There are so many different messages about health, wellness and nutrition out there. What should you believe? Who is right? And if you have kids, how should you […]

Changing ambition.

  Photo by Tyssul Patel The lovely Katie over at beNourishd included a very intriguing opinion piece about women’s ambition in her weekly link round up that really got me thinking. Emma Barnett, the women’s editor at the Telegraph posits that “women are losing custody of […]

Self-perception vs. reality.

Photo by Elena Berridy Is there ever a point where you ever feel 100% comfortable with yourself, a point where your self-perception changes to fit reality, in a good way? A bit of backstory: I was a happy, athletic child who was hit hard by […]

Food rules. 

Photo by Julia Caesar It seems that most people these days have rules that they use to help them navigate their day to day food choices. No wheat. No eating after 8pm. No wine during the week. The busier our lives get, the more these […]

I Tried It: Oil Pulling

Photo by Thomas Lefebvre I’m a huge fan of natural health and beauty products and really try to stick by the adage, ‘if you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin’. This past February, my Nutrition lecturer mentioned oil pulling and alternative dental hygiene […]

Changing my eating habits.

After reading Amelia Freer’s wonderful book, Eat. Nourish. Glow, I resolved to stop snacking and to make sure I was eating enough food at my main meals. And guess what? It’s working!   Once I made sure to eat enough at each meal, it was […]

No More Snacking.

I recently picked up a copy of Amelia Freer’s Eat. Nourish. Glow. after seeing some great recommendations on Instagram. And I was not disappointed! Amelia’s recommendations are sensible and sound and generally follow a real food / primal / paleo slant, although she is careful […]