About

Welcome!

I’m Carrie and I’m so happy you are here. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, then you’ll know I’ve gone through some changes over the years. I led a fairly strict vegan lifestyle for 3 1/2 years but started consuming animal products again due to some health issues I was having.

My Goal:

My intention is to inspire, inform, and connect with like-minded folks who are interested in finding health and balance. I love sharing recipes using ingredients that I find supportive to my health, and I encourage you to explore and figure which foods and practices help you meet your goals.

Background:

My professional background is in non-profit healthcare fundraising. I have masters degrees in business administration from the University of Southern California and in public health (nutrition) from the University of Massachusetts.

Health History:

My interest in wellness began over a decade ago to address the debilitating migraines, allergies, hormonal imbalances, and anxiety I was experiencing. After extensive research and study, I transformed my diet, substituting processed foods with whole, primarily plant-based ingredients.

In 2012, despite resolving most of my health issues, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. I underwent surgery and am now living cancer-free. Since then, I’ve been working on my physical and emotional health, incorporating intuitive eating into my overall whole food, balanced lifestyle.

Personal Life:

I live with my husband and tabby cat on California’s Central Coast. When I’m not washing kale for a green smoothie, I can be found looking at food porn on Instagram or attempting to not hurt myself on the yoga mat.