Hey there! I’m Sarah.
This is the place where you can learn a little bit about me and why I started this blog!
From my time in college and the year since then, I have a unique journey of how I learned to take care of my health through the many different stages of my young adult life. Doing so wasn’t always easy, and it is my wish to share my experiences in order to assist others in similar situations. I have developed a huge passion for health and wellness, and as much as I love what I studied in school (Spanish, ESL and Communication Disorders), I need an outlet to express a passion I feel is quite strong for me at this point in my life.
So, here it is.
But I don’t want this to be just another recipe blog.
While in college, I realized many people were educating themselves academically and learning so much related to the content area in their field, yet education about health (including diet) and wellness seemed to take a backseat. I became more observant as I grew increasingly passionate over the course of my time in school, and I noticed that many people either gained weight, experienced some serious health issues or experienced both during that time. This blog is my effort to work against that trend and show people from all walks that being educated to take care of your body is just as important as being educated in biochemistry. or business administration. or sociology. or whatever else brings out the nerd in you!
I strongly desire to disseminate information, share tips, and give my readers tools that will help them make choices that benefit their health and well-being. I hope to inspire and teach people ways they can live a more healthy, sustainable and natural lifestyle even in the face of busy and hectic schedules, frequent moving, or limited options available. It may seem impossible, but it’s not. Trust me, I completely understand; I graduated with over 160 credits in four years, earned good grades, worked part-time all the way through, volunteered hundreds of hours, studied abroad for a semester, took two service learning trips (Miami and Oaxaca, Mexico), lived and worked on the West Coast and Mackinac Island during two of my summers, and did my fair share of extracurricular activities.
Health can still be high on your priority list, but it takes a little effort: effort to learn and effort to implement. But it totally pays off, and your future self will thank you.
..and just in case you are curious, here is the closest thing to my ‘food philosophy’:
Back when I really started reading and learning a lot about food and health, I felt as though I was being bombarded with many mixed messages about what was good and what wasn’t. It took me a little while to realize that each person is on a unique journey with a unique body, and what might work for one person does not necessarily work for another. I’ve come to develop the belief that we should all strive to eat as many real, whole foods as we can that are as close to the source as possible; the closer to nature, the better.
I have no desire for my diet to be like a religion and don’t feel it should be. I don’t endorse or adhere to any particular diet, in the traditional sense of the word. I guess you could say my diet most closely resembles a whole foods diet. There are so many debates about the correct diet for humans, but we can’t forget that everyone’s body is different and someone’s food journey needs to be something they come to be at peace with with themselves. It is very important to educate yourself on all sides about food and nutrition and then really listen to your intuition and take the time to be still and really figure out what resonates with you, feels the best, and acts a catalyst in helping you become your healthiest self.
I want this to be a place where a diverse group of people can find something to take away that will inspire and assist them on their own journey to health. Overall, I strive for balance, am very open and feel that each individual person should try to be in tune with their body in order to understand what makes them feel the best. Your body isn’t going to lie to you; if it doesn’t like something, you’ll know it. And if it does, well, you’ll most likely reap the benefits! 🙂
I’d love for you to join me as I continually pursue positive lifestyle changes, healthy eating and sustainability through education and experimentation. It is my sincere wish that you will learn something new from my experiences as I travel (literally, travel) through life.
Thanks for stopping by!