Sunday, January 8, 2012


For a good read pop on over to SouleMama and have a look at her interview with Heather from Beauty that Moves. In Heather's words she is a "dedicated yogi, yoga teacher, artist, homemaker, holistic nutrition coach, mother, and wife."  Heather is conducting a Wholefood Kitchen Online Workshop, beginning 6th Feb. 2012,  that I will be participating in. 
Over this past year Heather has been an inspiration to me. Heather's passion for wholefoods, nutrition and a healthy balanced life have re-ignited these passions in me. I feel like Heather has lit a fire inside me. I feel like this is a new beginning for me.
I became interested in nutrition and health while I was in year 10 at school, at about the age of 15. During this year and in subsequent years I adopted a very healthy diet. I found that I lost weight , my skin was clearer and I felt so much better. In years 11 and 12, at school,  I then chose Home Science as one of my subjects, which involved the study of nutrition and health. My love of these areas was further ignited. After school I went on to university where I further studied  health and nutrition  and I became a Home Economics teacher. I enjoyed my seven years of teaching but I didn't like the school setting. I didn't like being in a noisy, crowded, busy place for  five days a week. 
In 1997 my  husband and I moved to a new area. I didn't have my teaching position here and I was quietly relieved. I really enjoyed my break from teaching and I was soon pregnant with our first baby. After a few months we moved again, back to coastal NSW (in Australia) not far from where I grew up. Now happily pregnant and enjoying being at home, this is where I stayed. 
During these past years I have enjoyed being at home and caring for my husband and two boys and our home and garden, far away from the confines of a classroom. 
I now feel like Heather has re-ignited my passions of health and nutrition. The words health, nutrition,  holistic health coach and holistic nutritionist excite me. I can see myself looking into these areas in great detail. Doing Heather's course feels like a new start to me. A new start , not that I totally moved away from these areas, but I became busy in the world of mothering, a world I love. Now as my boys are getting older I am finding that I have a bit more time, just a bit, to begin exploring these interests of mine. I wonder where they will lead me? I don't know yet, but I will continue to listen to my heart, that  voice that is deep inside me, and I will go where it leads me. 


  1. How exciting for you, Julie! This is the next phase in your life. The boys a abit older and time is a teensy bit more available now for you to follow your passions. Go for it! Fun, fun xx

  2. I'll be joining in too! Can't wait! Look forward to seeing you there! xo m.

  3. I can't wait either!! I'm pleased you'll be there too. xxoo