I want to let you in on a little secret...
"Cleanses" don't have to be painful. Or awful. Or involve any of the things we've been led to believe. They can be fun and delicious and building and nourishing...
So have a peak at my fun, wee video series to learn more :) -- It's REEEEEALLY informative!!
I am a mama, a food lover, and a busy business owner. In that order.
My own food journey began a long time ago. When I was a child. I remember watching my own mama in the kitchen. The way she took her time with each ingredient, carefully chopping, often growing them herself or choosing her ingredients lovingly. She looked so zen. Honestly. The love I have for real food began by watching her.
Then...an unhealthy food obsession began when I went off to study nutrition. I tried every diet, every cleanse, every detox out there. I began obsessively drinking green smoothies. I was in a constant battle with the conflicting info I received.
It took me many years to figure out that sometimes 'healthy eating' isn't all that healthy.
Sometimes nourishment is simpler than that. It starts with a love of ingredients. And it also starts with loving yourself -- and a deep understanding that you deserve to feel good. Feeling good isn't about obsessing over what you are doing right or wrong (with food or otherwise).
I stepped back and began to focus only on eating foods that made me feel good, based on the season I was in, and my own intuition. When I did my mood improved, my energy levels increased, my puffiness decreased, I lost extra pounds, my skin became clear.
Fast forward: I'm now in my 40's, I feel like I'm in my 20's, I have two beautiful (healthy) kids, a thriving business, I feel awesome, and I wake up to a sense of calm. I did this by eating real food, putting my needs in the spotlight, reducing stress, increasing my nourishment (in all ways), and creating the life I want -- BUT STILL...ENJOYING THE HELL OUT OF MY FOOD.
I began running the Community Dumps because I saw a similar and dangerous cycle in others: unsafe juice cleansing and extreme fasting, an all-or-nothing, no pain-no-gain attitude that left people confused, HUNGRY, exhausted and nutrient deficient. I saw people suffering for months after a well-intentioned detox or "healthy food" plan. Why was no one talking about this? Why was everyone eating food that tasted bland or looked like sludge? Ew!
I took my extensive skill and passion in the kitchen to create something fun and unique – where people don't have to go at this food journey alone, a food program that is safe, and delicious, and do-able. I’ve spent years developing these cleanses, using the seasons to guide me, taking different constitutions into account. And now I've taken it one step further...
I help people like YOU adapt to a way of eating that feels good ALL the time! This is my passion. xo