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Just a little bit of passion can take you a long way. Everybody always asks me how I got into this, what led me to “create” what I have today. I answer them with one simple word “passion.” Once you find what this word means for you, it will bring you happiness, health and success. I promise!
We have all heard that you need to be true to yourself and your beliefs to get what you want out of life, but sometimes it takes a little effort and a step out of the that box that we often find ourselves in. It is okay to get thrown off a couple of times, but keep your focus and you will get there.
So what started out as a simple passion for me (food, eating, health) led me on a journey, which has not only become my lifestyle but my chosen profession.
I taught myself the basics, read any health book I could get my hands on and then went to schools that complimented and fueled this passion. I started my journey at the The Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto, where I became certified as a nutritional consultant. I wasn’t completely satisfied yet, I wanted to do more than just consultations and tell people what to eat. I needed to go one step further and teach people how to eat. This led me to the Natural Gourmet Culinary School in New York City. Throughout this experience, I realized that I wanted my knowledge of nutrition to apply to everything one could do in the kitchen. So now, teaching people to create simple, healthy, delicious meals is my passion. It is also the reason why I strive to show people how much fun it can be to take their own health into their kitchen and “make” themselves a happier and healthier person.
I dedicate everyday of my life now to empowering the people around me to take control of their “diet” and eat the best foods that nature has to offer. This means predominantly adopting a plant based diet that is stemmed from whole foods -nuts, seeds, grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes and healthy oils from avocado and coconuts.
When I first made the switch to a plant based diet, I noticed differences right away. The daily cramps and bloated feeling I had following every meal was enough to make me sick (literally). I attributed this to wheat, dairy and refined sugar – the foundation of the North American diet. Once these guys are out, it makes room for a whole new palette or colours, textures, shapes and flavours to enter into your kitchen and become the new basis of a healthy and balanced diet.
I tell people to start simple, go back to the basics and “play” from there. Of course most people are overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, so I teach people how to prepare simple and delicious recipes with simple ingredients in their home. Most people don’t realize that they attain optimal health right from their very own kitchen.
Unfortunately most people are afraid to take responsibility for their own health. This idea of fear needs to be eradicated, because I have to tell you, once you see the benefit of having your kitchen loaded full of the freshest and best quality organic ingredients, there is no turning back. To me there is nothing more inspiring and motivating then watching people learn how to sauté green veggies for the first time, or blending up a smoothie that tastes better than any milkshake they have ever had.
The best part is when health problems start to diminish once a whole food diet is incorporated into your life. Not only will you learn that you get your calcium from kale and almonds (not dairy), iron from green leafies, dried fruit and seaweed (not red meat), and protein from hemp – but problems such as osteoporosis, iron deficiency and diabetes will start to disappear. With these foods as the foundation you will start to feel great, lose weight and have more energy!
Once these positive changes start to happen in your life – you may also discover what your true passion in life is, if you haven’t already found it.
You need to just listen to yourself and trust your instincts. Follow that itch inside that is telling you which direction to go. Choosing a more wholesome diet will allow you to feel more wholesome and connected to what really matters in your life.
After following my instincts and teaching myself the roots to good health, I very quickly learned that educating people is my passion in life. I only wanted to be in my kitchen and share my “delicious knowledge” with as many people as possible.
Tell me what your passion is. Share with my Fully Nourished community – we all want to listen, support and be inspired!
This past weekend, I participated in my very first trade show at the Holistic World Expo…and my booth was a hit!
I met so many wonderful people, some of which will be new cooking class participants!
It was so great to be out there in the public, showing my face, my brand and my business to the people in Toronto who didn’t know that I existed.
It was also exciting to meet people were interested in the Delicious Knowledge that I had to offer – meaning there was really an active interest in healthy, organic eating! It is refreshing to see that people really do want to take control of their health and well-being and learn how to cook and prepare simple, delicious and balanced meals. I am proud and excited to be that catalyst!
If nothing else, people walked away from my booth this weekend learning at least one thing on a specific ingredient or nutrition related question- which is my ultimate goal and passion in this business joy – to educate anyone and everyone on all things food and nutrition!
So overall the goal of the weekend was to meet new people and that is exactly what I did! I made new friends with other vendors at the show, met wonderful people who attended the show and even more exciting – I have new cooking class participants!
I just wanted to share this wonderful occasion with all of your who read my blog and take interest in what I have to say and what I do.
Please feel free at anytime to share you questions, comments or anything else you would like to say on my blog page – or you can email me at anytime!
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