Thank you for stopping by and checking out my website and blog. I plan to use this space to touch on topics that are close to my heart in the areas of nutrition, dietetics, food fads and myths, food restriction, and overall wellness. I want to shift the conversation many of us have within ourselves (and often about others) that is unfortunately popular and considered acceptable in our culture around self-care, self-love, and general food and body perfection. I aim to create an open forum for kind discussion surrounding these topics that impact everyone within our community and beyond. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or ideas about topics you feel impact you personally or those around you. I want this to be a safe space to look deeper and think more openly.
A little about me: I am a registered dietitian who loves coffee, wine, and donuts, while at the same time regularly eats her fruits and veggies. Travel is a big part of my life, and I have been lucky to sail all over the world with my family and group of friends, visiting many different countries. Trying to tell you my favorite place is nearly impossible since I have been impacted by the culture, food, and people of so many of the places I have been.
I find peace and get energized at the same time when I can be outside, whether at the beach, taking a trail run, hiking, or wandering around the lovely city I get to call home, Santa Barbara, CA. I am fortunate to live in the mountains with the beach close by, so I always have a place to adventure. I have a mild new obsession with my houseplants, and I have recently taken up watercolor painting. I like to experiment in the kitchen, usually with baking, taking recipes and adapting them to my preferences, cravings, or mood in the moment.
My passion for nutrition and dietetic science came to me later in my life. After many years of working as a nanny and then at a local nonprofit I took the deep dive into going back to school to become a registered dietitian. Thankfully, I was naïve at first and did not realize how complex and long the process would be. I am grateful for all I have learned, all the people I have met, and all the experiences I have had along the way. I love being a registered dietitian. I have worked both in the hospital and community setting and have a love and gratitude for the platform that dietetics has given me to learn and grow within each of these areas. Being able to provide sound, science based, medical and factual information in the areas of nutrition and dietetics to patients, clients, or colleagues has brought me an immense amount of joy and given my life a great deal of meaning.
I look forward to creating more content here and to getting to know each of you. I want this to be a social, public space where I can provide some ease and facts around an often unclear and confusing topic. Nutrition can be daunting and tricky and is repeatedly discussed in non-beneficial or useful ways. I hope to provide some answers, insights, and simplicity surrounding this topic and all that it encompasses when it comes to the health of both our body and our mind.