Certified Nutritional Practitioner, Culinary Nutrition Expert, Inspiration-Chaser
I believe… Nourishing your Body, and Inspiring your Soul, are key components in maintaining optimal health and happiness
What “inspiration” means to me: “Inspire” is my word… it’s my purpose, it’s what drives me, and it’s why I am where I am today. I believe two of the best feelings in the world are: to inspire, and to be inspired. It is through inspiration that I hope to help others heal and grow from the inside out
My Food Philosophy: “Nourish & Be Kind to your body. Fuel it with delicious, beautiful, colourful, whole foods, mainly plants, and do so with Love”
My friends and family can tell you that I have had a wide range of interests, hobbies and professions. But most had one common theme… finding ways to help others. I graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Legal Studies. I worked in a law firm for many years, only to realize that my heart wasn’t in it. I was also living a very unhealthy and unbalanced life at the time and knew I needed to make some changes. I had a passion and a dream of inspiring those around me to live a happier and more holistic life, and that was going to start with myself leading by example. I decided to leave the stressful world of law behind, and pursue my studies in Holistic Nutrition.
For years previous to this change I had suffered from constant migraines, attention problems, and severe stomach issues. I didn’t realize how it was all related to my diet and lack of stress management practices. When I started to pay attention to the food I was putting into my body, and cutting back on processed foods, the most unexpected thing happened. I felt fabulous! My health issues were all starting to fade away. I realized what had been triggering my migraines. I had lots of energy and felt great. I could not believe how making simple changes like eating healthy nutritious food and exercising could drastically change your mental, emotional and physical health. And then it clicked…this is what I have been missing… this is the path I’m supposed to be on. I wanted to help others feel their best as well. I knew then that I had to share this information with everyone!
My mom, who at the time was just finishing up treatments for breast cancer, also realized the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. She as well had been searching for her purpose in life, and decided to come back to school with me! We both attended The Institute of Holistic Nutrition and studied together.
Since then I have continued my studies by taking culinary nutrition classes through the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, Rouxbe Plant-Based Culinary School, and Matthew Kenny Culinary School. Since 2016, I have been a Program Coach for the Academy of Culinary Nutrition helping to support and guide other students throughout the program.
In addition to nutrition studies, I have also completed a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Joy Dorsey & Yoga Detour, and 40hr Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Andrea Peloso. I believe that yoga practices can be used to help strengthen the body as well as the mind.
I will be a lifelong student, always searching for ways to raise my vibration and increase my knowledge. My purpose for this blog and my social media accounts are to share this information with you. I hope you enjoy!