Hey there! My name is Sonnet and I am a certified holistic health coach, blogger, cookbook author, and writer with a passion for helping people lead fuller, healthier, and happier lives.
I listen to way too much 90′s music.
I’m obsessed with kettlebells.
I probably eat too much kale.
I have a terrible habit of leaving dirty dishes in the sink.
And I adore pugs. Don’t even get me started.
Welcome to my blog, I’m so glad you are here.
Since this blog is primarily a food blog, let me say a quick note about how I eat. My focus is on local, seasonal vegetables, organic produce, and whole food as much as possible. I was vegetarian/plant-based from 2006 – April 2013 so in the achieves you’ll find a ton of plant-based recipes. Nowadays I adhere much closer to the paleo lifestyle so now you’ll find delicious grain-free/gluten-free recipes that include seasonal vegetables and quality animal products, including meat and eggs (no dairy).
Now, I know you’re here to learn a little more about me, but let me start by asking you a question: How do you want to feel in your life? Are you currently living your healthiest and happiest life and enjoying it to the fullest?
Many years ago, my answer to that question would definitely have been “no.” I wasn’t very healthy, I wasn’t happy, and I certainly wan’t enjoying my life. I knew this wasn’t how I wanted to live and so I started making some changes.
It started with changing my diet and beginning to eat real, whole foods. I had grown up eating a lot of processed foods, a ton of sugar, and drinking too many lattes and Diet Cokes. After years of battling various health issues, I knew part of the problem was what I was eating. In 2006, I started teaching myself to cook and began focusing on eating real food made with local, seasonal, and organic ingredients prepared in my own kitchen. This taught me about the importance of listening to my body, connecting with the food I ate, and eating real food.
But, my journey didn’t stop there. Along the way I spent time exploring my love of fitness and began to understand that losing weight and/or being skinny didn’t equal health. Instead of focusing on fitness for the sake of weight loss like I always had, I began to focus feeling strong and empowered in my body. This lead me to try a variety of new things like, running, cycling, climbing, strength training, yoga, hot yoga, swimming, barre, Zumba, hiking, and most recently, kettlebells and boxing. Today my body feels stronger than it ever has and this means far more to me than how it looks in a bikini.
I believe that living a healthy life has to incorporate more than simply taking care of your physical body. In my journey to become healthier and happier, I’ve also worked on building a career that I love, strengthening my personal relationships, practicing self-care, finding hobbies that excite and fulfill me, and creating a stronger spiritual connection with the Earth.
This blog is about all of these things. Here you’ll find tons of recipes with seasonal ingredients to help you nourish your body and your taste buds, along with tips on green living, DIY natural beauty products, and personal growth and development. You’ll also get a good dose of my quirky sense of humor.
I am deeply humbled by the fact that this blog and my recipes have been featured in Vegetarian Times, Yoga Journal Magazine, Simply Gluten Free Magazine, Huffington Post.com, KrisCarr.com, Anderson Cooper.com, Saveur.com, Redbook.com, Women’s Health Magazine.com, The Kitchn, Dr. Junger’s Clean Program, Organic Authority.com, Allure.com, and Glamour.com. You can also find my health and wellness articles on Mind Body Green and One Green Planet.
I’m looking forward to getting to know you and I hope that we can inspire one another on each of our journeys.
You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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