This is my first blog post on a site that has been brewing in my mind for a while now. As a corporate wellness professional, I find that I can get caught up in wellness jargon, participation numbers, ROI, scheduling, and workplace politics — none of these is a reason I chose this field of work. I chose health and wellness because I wanted to provide alternative solutions for people seeking more comprehensive help for their health challenges. I honestly sought solutions for myself as well. I wanted to learn about complementary and alternative healing modalities, to get a real look at nutrition research, to understand food in a complex way and then create meals and meal plans for folks with dietary restrictions, weight loss goals, or health goals in general. I’ve realized that now I want more than that.
Over the course of the last year and a half, I’ve been writing a blog for work called Passport to a Healthy Me! (which I LOVE writing). I’ve recently found myself wanting a space to move beyond the scope of what that blog covers. Food, cooking, and nutrition are my main passions, so those topics will most certainly be featured on this site, but I’m also a rock climber, a gardener, a recently born-again runner, a painter, a musician, and I’ve recently taken up sewing (which is hugely challenging for me so far). This is my venue to explore these passions (and sometimes struggles) and share my journey as a way of staying creatively motivated and hopefully motivating others to cultivate their creative passions too.
I also wanted a space to talk about all of my experiments! I’m my own guinea pig for new recipes, new creative ingredients, ways of eating, fitness programs, natural remedies, homemade body care or face/body care from the kitchen cupboard, and the list goes on and on. My body is my laboratory, and I’ve found some effective and exciting solutions to problems I’ve had over the years. As with everyone, I’m a constant work in progress, and I find that my curiosities about how nature can offer answers to my questions and solutions to my problems has led me down a path that’s sweet and rich. I love the idea of sharing my explorations with the world, and am so excited to get started!