Oh hello there!
It’s been a long time, I know. Much has changed since I kicked off WildLives in 2010. I’ve been fortunate to consult one on one, teach at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition both in Vancouver and Nanaimo and all along blog about my favorite recipes and food experiences.
Although I haven’t engaged much through the interwebs recently, nutrition is still on my mind. In working with clients and through personal experience, I came to realize that much of our hang-up with getting where we want physically and with our diets is really not about knowing WHAT we need to eat but WHY we do or don’t make the right choices. I wanted to learn more about why we make the choices that we do and how to develop coping strategies to better shape our decisions.
To add to my studies in nutrition, this year I completed my degree in Psychiatric Nursing. I wanted to deepen my understanding of behaviour and mental health and wellness – and most importantly, how what we eat factors in. Of course, as with much of modern medical training, the connection of food to medicine is still largely unexamined and during the entirety of my nursing training we spent next to zero time discussing nutrition (the “next-to” accounts for the number of times I piped up with food facts and I’m sure my classmates will attest to that). Despite this, I remain committed to exploring the subject of how to connect the dots between mental and physical health through diet.
So stay tuned…I’m back, and more ready than ever to talk about Health.