All beauty and order originate in chaos ~ Brian Cox, physicist
Welcome to Inspired Edibles and thank you for visiting.
I am a registered nutritionist and recovering lawyer with a background in business and media law.
I was born and raised in Montreal in a mixed French Canadian/Irish Canadian family and have lived in Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa (where my husband and I raised these two
monkeys dashing fellows):
(note the ‘mom’s forcing me to wear her handmade pajamas and expects me to smile about it too’ look on my youngest)
Amazing to think that these once little boys are now eighteen and fifteen…(please don’t get me started on the exponential passage of time and the fact that our eldest will soon be leaving the nest, I might start crying).
Our family has recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area where I struggle a little to fit in as a luddite in the Silicon Valley.
A little bit about my background –
insanity? “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result” (Einstein)
After struggling for many years with chronic migraine and reoccurring bouts of irritable bowel syndrome, it eventually sank in that my 60-hour work week lifestyle, lack of proper nourishment and out-of-control stress levels were seriously compromising my health.
I’m not sure whether it was the highly stylish elasticized waistband pants that I started wearing to accommodate my inflamed abdomen or the fact that I passed out cold from a migraine in the middle of a corporate closing that sounded the final alarm but, either way, from a whisper to a scream, I knew that change was necessary.
To the bewilderment of many, I decided to trade in my life as a lawyer for that of a health educator, returning to school to obtain my designation as a holistic nutritionist.
I was often asked during this transition how I would marry the two professions to which I would respond ‘I’m not, I’m divorcing them’ — which is not really true of course because my chosen educational path has served me well in virtually every aspect of my life (including keeping up with
argumentative thoughtful teenagers). No regrets.
Today, I am more settled in mind and body than ever before and remain eternally grateful for the change.
Don’t get me wrong. I have bad days like everyone else. Health and wellness is not something that snaps into place and stays fixed in time effortlessly. Staying on track requires work, patience and most of all, a willingness to make mistakes and keep going. We are all works in progress.
The blog –
I started this little adventure about five years ago as part of a natural evolution of my health and wellness journey. The blog represents the culmination of my many life passions: health, wellness, writing, creative flow and yes, food!
One of my biggest goals as a nutritionist is to show people that quality eating doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. And of course, we all want it to taste delicious. For me it’s about keeping things as simple and as close to nature as possible. When we overly complicate things, we risk becoming overwhelmed and discouraged, which can often mean going back to old habits. This is the opposite experience I intend for my readers.
You will also find evidence based nutrition information on Inspired Edibles ~ a full list of features is available under Nutrition Tips in the Recipe Index of the Blog. If you would like more information about my background, click on the Contact & Copyright section in the menu bar.
I hope you enjoy taking this journey with me. Drop in, share your story or just say hello. I love hearing from you and I’m so grateful to have you aboard.