Hi! I’m Angela, a lover of sunshine, palm trees, avocados, seafood, creativity, and the color pink. I currently live in beautiful California (west coast, best coast!) and am passionate about supporting women to become their happiest, healthiest selves.
Here’s my story in a nutshell
WAY back in 2010, this blog began as a place where I wrote about my favorite new gluten-free and dairy-free recipes, workouts, and races I was competing in. My passion for health and fitness led me to becoming a certified Health Coach in 2012, and a certified Culinary Nutrition Expert in 2016. Wellness has been – and always will be – a central pillar of my life.
In 2018, I moved from Vancouver to LA to pursue a job at an incredible company. A few months in, I made the decision to take a break from blogging. I’d let it become a huge, very consuming part of my life by that point, but knew deep down that I needed to trade screen time for more real-life connection, exploring and adventure.
Since then, things have changed – a lot! The hiatus allowed me to discover so much about myself, meet wonderful people, and develop myself in areas beyond my digital talents. One thing I felt I was lacking, however, was a creative outlet. One of the pieces of advice I’d often give to women I coached who found themselves in motivational ruts was to think back to the things they enjoyed as kids. I decided to take my own advice, and in doing so, rediscovered the love for creating that I’ve had ever since my parents bought me my first box of crayons.
I fell madly in love with crafting – specifically card making, crochet and candle making. (All of those start with C – odd, I know.) I dove even deeper into these things during 2020-2021 – a hard time for the world in many ways. And around that same time, I was diagnosed with 2 autoimmune conditions that left me feeling like a completely different person. Until then, I’d identified as someone who was healthy, fit and athletic, and in the moment I felt the complete opposite. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to go through, and due to the pandemic, I also felt very alone in trying to figure it all out.
I’m a firm believer that we shouldn’t worry about things we can’t control, but instead, take responsibility for the things we can. While there was nothing my doctors could do to make me better overnight, my background in holistic wellness gave me knowledge I needed (especially in nutrition) to make impactful changes when my body seemed to be throwing a fit.
Fast forward to today, and I feel my healthiest, strongest, and happiest yet. I firmly believe that the actions I took to get my body back to a healthy place were major contributors. It’s been a few years now since that wake-up call, and I’m more passionate than ever about helping other women become their best selves, too. If my story resonates with you, and to learn more about how I can support you, be sure to check out my coaching services. I can’t wait to hear from you!