Today is the day I am facing my fear of writing.
Today is also the first day in 3 years, 4 months and 3 weeks of waking up and not having to think about signing up for another class at IHN or organizing my day to get all the reading and homework squeezed into it. Yesterday was my last class and in a few months we will have our graduation and I can call myself a Holistic Nutritionist. How fabulous is that. It was a long and bumpy road at times, and Lori can attest to it. However it was a tremendously great experience in every aspect of my life, my spiritual being, my self-confidence, my everything. I learned about making better food choices for myself (and with that I lost 30 lbs and kept it off and feel fantastic in body and mind), and now can guide others to do the same for themselves. I learned about combining foods for vegetarians and vegans, was introduced to the Paleo diet (which I am loosely following now), can put a gluten-free breakfast on the table for our B&B guests on a whim, and gained confidence in creating new recipes and sharing them with others. I have a new appreciation for science and as it turns out, I love it. And I can’t forget the introduction to Ayruveda and the psychology of disease, which helped me to strengthen my spiritual being.
I am looking forward to using this blog to share with you what’s on my mind about nutrition, the state of our food, what is happening on our farm with the garden and our animals, and the latest recipe that is coming from our kitchen. I hope you enjoy it as much as I know I will!