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.