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Monday, January 17, 2011

About The Author

Nicole A.

About The Author

So, I’ll get down right to it - who the heck am I and why should you read my blog? I guess I should introduce myself - isn't that what polite strangers do?

I am not a doctor, healthcare provider, or scientist, but I am passionately curious, a student of the world and of life, and I question everything. I don’t believe in accepting a detrimental status quo or taking much of what we’re led to think (by the media) at face value. I feel everyone, person or agency, has an agenda and it’s best to be aware of it. My personal agenda is spreading Truth (with a capital T), open-mindedness, justice, equality, maybe challenge the way you been taught to think, and shine a light on a few subjects that we should have been taught in school.

I feel it is my duty to compile and share this amazing information in the hopes that it could change a life, like it’s changing mine. I try my best to write accurate information on both sides of an argument and I’m open to changing my opinion if presented with better information (especially if it’s backed with science). And I’m open to respectful discussion and constructive criticism, but not conflict.

While on my own journey to lasting, holistic, natural health, I am discovering so many things that I wish had been taught in high school. I’ve never needed to use Geometry, but I wish I’d known about in-depth nutrition and environmental toxins because that’s going to affect my whole life – whereas math won’t. I think if the information I’ve been researching, backed by science and medical studies, were more wide-spread, then America wouldn’t be in such a health crisis. More people would be energetic, less obese, vibrantly healthy, even joyful. If we educated our kids to be healthy, happy, and kind over cramming for tests (for things they won’t use in adulthood), we’d have a different kind of generation altogether; I think we’d raise people that would go out and change the world for the better.

My passionate curiosity has led me down many roads of study: holistic and natural health, alternative medicine, ancient practices, simple living, minimalism, Zero Waste, Plastic-Free, eco consciousness, self sustainability, natural earth building, tiny homes, real education, politics, social issues, science, medicine, anthropology, psychology, spirituality, meditation, and mindfulness. And I feel, like most things, they’re all intertwined and not separate disciplines.

I'm a perpetual-learner, writer, wife, and foster mom. I don’t like to put myself in a box because I am so many things. I like to think of myself as creative, artistic, and practical. I’ve been an artist since I could hold a crayon, a writer since I was 11, and an eternal avid reader. I have struggled with my health, depression, anxiety, weight and body image since I was 16. I’m currently turning my struggles into strengths, but it has (and continues to be) a long, uphill battle. I am focusing on my health journey, writing about it and sharing the important science with you, and enjoying life with my husband, cat, and any foster kids we might have.

In my hope to educate and heal myself, I’ve stumbled upon many great sources that I wish to share with you if you have similarly struggled. Stay tuned, subscribe, and share the knowledge if you, too, are seeking sustainable health.

Glad to have you along for this journey with me,

~Nicole A.


  1. Congratulations! So glad to see you embracing yet another medium...Will enjoy watching you grow!

  2. I love this nicole! Can't wait to read more. Heather marsala