This blog started as a way for me to chronicle my weight loss journey. If you scroll through past posts (2020 and earlier), you will see mentions of Weight Watchers, Paleo dieting, and exercise programs designed to help people lose weight. It is no longer that blog, as that is no longer my journey. I thought about deleting all of those posts from the past, but I feel like it is important to remember where I came from and how far I have come.
My life took a huge turn in 2018. I had just been through several years of burnout related to my job teaching young children. I had gained a lot of weight after coming off of the Paleo diet and dealing with all of the job stress. I was taking an extended break between jobs when a friend of mine introduced me to essential oils. As she talked about all of the things these oils could do, I asked myself, “If the oil from plants can do all of this, then what can the whole plant do?”
This was my introduction into herbalism. I took a few courses and got hooked. I am still studying, and I am re-branding this blog (2021) as a way to chronicle my journey into not only herbalism, but Intuitive Eating as well. I have mentioned Intuitive Eating a bit on this blog, and that has been a very interesting journey for me as well. Basically, this blog is about my health and healing journey. It is about the herbs I am learning about, my changing approach to food, and other amazing things I am learning on this journey. It is my hope that someone out there becomes inspired and motivated to take their own health and well-being into their own hands through what I communicate in this blog.
Everyone’s path is different. Your path is not going to look like mine. The herbs I am the best friends with might not be yours. But I believe that we can all work together and help each other on our wellness journeys. We are each given one life. Let’s make it the best life that we can and be kind to ourselves.