Let me make a quick introduction:
I’m Fran, a twenty-something with a passion for wellness, self-care and conscious living.
I created this blog because I love writing and sharing what I have learnt about wellness. I hope that this space might be, in some small way, a source of inspiration that helps young women (like you) move beyond their body struggles, damaging diets and health woes to create vibrant health and lives.
I began writing here as a creative outlet while studying Geography at university - and when I had a lot more time on my hands! I now work for a PR and marketing agency by day and study Naturopathic Nutrition by night (or on the weekends to be more accurate). Somewhere in the middle I also trained as a life coach to support my nutritional knowledge. My world has changed a lot since I first started this blog in 2014, and so has my wellness and food philosophy, which you can read more about here.
This is a positive space to share ideas, inspiration and sound advice. Everything that I write is based on what I have learnt/am learning through self-study, as well as formal study. I am not a qualified nutritional therapist (yet) so I speak primarily from personal experience. I hope you find something here that encourages you to take better care of yourself and helps you find a balance that nourishes your body without sacrificing your sanity.
A LITTLE (MORE) ABOUT ME
I was lucky enough to grow up with steady health, a love of natural food and two good cooks for parents. Family dinners served up real, wholesome, homemade food every night. But in the midst of home turbulence, hormonal mayhem and teenage angst acne became the bane of my life and my relationship to food span out of control.
Over the years food became a major source of anxiety for me and, struggling to get to grips with it all, I picked up an eating disorder. Looking for ways to heal my relationship with food and balance my hormones I obsessively researched health hacks and ‘clean living’. I tried everything from intermittent fasting, juice cleanses and quitting sugar to hypnotherapy. But no amount of cleansing can wash the nonsense and negative beliefs outta you.
The silver lining is that what was once a hobby of researching the latest diet and health promise became a desire for real wellness and balance. I eventually discovered self-care and learnt how to make nourishing choices, without obsessing over the food.
Where to start? Let's get the ball rolling.
Let's get the ball rolling with some of my favourite and most popular blog posts:
- Meditation 101 - The How, What + Why
- You Are Not (Just) What You Eat
- Semi-Sobriety: Why I Gave Up The Booze (Briefly)
- Why I Eat The Way I Do, Soul Food + 5 Steps to Improve Your Diet
- Curve Maintenance: Why Cake Is Still Part of My (Balanced) Diet
- The 7 Best Healthy Cookbooks (for cooking with natural, whole foods)
Hit me up on social media for some 'behind the scenes’ action, follow my adventures and connect, or hop on over to my Contact page to reach out, if you feel so inclined.