About Me

10527788_797814573585709_1520530022587393733_nEveryone has a story, and this is mine.

I’ve always been interested in ‘health’, although my definition of the word has transformed over the past ten years. In high school and university, health meant being as skinny as possible and surviving on as few calories as possible. It meant starving myself and over exercising to the point of complete exhaustion. It meant hating myself and my body and hiding behind skin and bones. It meant lies and loneliness.

Through years of therapy and healing, my definition has changed. Now, when I think of the word health, these words come to mind: whole, well, full, strong, fast, energetic, rested, peaceful, balanced, organic, sustainable, functional. These are the goals that I am constantly working toward, surrounded by an incredible support system, and proper love and respect for myself.

Over the past few years I have discovered a passion for nutrition and fitness. I love food, and I especially love food that fuels my body and gives me energy to live a vibrant life. Over a series of trial and error, I have found which foods give me fuel and which foods drain me. (To find out how I did this and how I healed my relationship with food, click here). I eat animal protein (grass fed, organic, sustainably farmed and humanely treated), tons and tons of vegetables, fruit, nuts, and healthy fats. I avoid dairy, grains, sugar, sweeteners, and basically anything that comes in a package. As the old saying goes, “If it has a commercial about it, don’t eat it”.

I’m blessed with two awesome children, Charley (3) and Xavier (1)



and a wonderful, hard working husband. The four of us are loving life in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. I am a stay-at-home-working-mom, currently creating my Health Coaching business. This blog chronicles my journey as I learn to cook for myself and my family, as I attempt to transform my children’s unhealthy diets, and my adventures in fitness.

8 Comments Join the Conversation

  1. Joanna, I am so proud of you and I know Grampa Jack would be too! You are a beautiful and amazing young woman and I know you will touch many lives through this blog. May God richly bless you in this new adventure and bless your beautiful family as well. With much love, Grandma Donna


    • Joanna it seems that every month there is new information about what and what not to eat and that is exhausting to me. I sense a simple approach developed through your own life experiences from your ” About Me ” comments. I will be following your journey and feel it will help me. 🙂


      • I agree, it can be so exhausting trying to keep up with the nutritional news! Thanks so much for following and I hope it helps 🙂

  2. Beautiful site Joanna! I will be one of your biggest fans! Looking forward to following you and indulging in your healthy recipes! XO


  3. Brilliant website I have recently taken a huge interest in fitness and nutrition and whole 30 is something I have read about (also bought the book) I know I need to take the plunge and just do it!!!!


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