About me

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I am a mother and a wife.   At the moment caring for my family is my life’s work.  I’m also a yoga teacher, Reiki Master/Teacher, small business owner and someone who cares about the Earth.  The more I learn about the quality of food the more challenging I find it to keep my family healthy.  So I decided to make some changes:

      • Phase out processed foods
      • Adopt a whole foods diet free of GMOs, pesticides, artificial growth hormones and antibiotics
      • Keep it as local as possible

Thankfully it wasn’t a medical condition that forced these changes but simply an increased awareness.  What we eat and how we source it not only affects our well being but also has an impact on the health of the Earth.  The more I learn the more questions I have.  What do you do if the locally sourced chicken that’s free of artificial growth hormones and antibiotics, and while good for the environment and local economy, is given genetically modified feed? Or the organic produce at the grocery story is transported from California, Mexico or places beyond?

Whole Life Mom is my journey as I navigate my way through the maze of information and questions that still need to be asked and answered.  It is a sharing of how I choose to take care of my family first and the Earth second.  At times the challenges are overwhelming but I know by sharing what we learn, asking the questions that need to be asked and through our conscious purchases in the marketplace, we are making a difference and encouraging change.

In 2014 I took this passion and decided to put one of the staples in our diet out into the world.  If you have a moment please check out  Soulicious Foods.

Thanks for joining me in this journey!

Namaste,
Julie

2 Responses

  1. Malia
    Malia Friday, June 22, 2012 at 8:59 pm | | Reply

    I know this challenge. I face it too. My quest began with La Leche League International in 1974 where I first learned about the importance of nutrition.6 I am interested in providing wholesome foods for myself and my husband and the grandchildren who visit us almost daily. I believe a mostly raw food diet is best for humans and the planet we share. I find it labor intensive and difficult to maintain but I am aware of every food item coming into this house. Tonight at the toy store I refused to buy bubblegum for my 7 y/o granddaughter. They consume much too much sugar and they frequently test me. Even stevia is processed…used to think I was chosing the best… agave etc.). Hoping I can find inspiration here. Looking for healthy popsicle recipes right now. Looking forward to your posts. Thanks for caring.

    1. Julie
      Julie Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 7:33 am | | Reply

      Thanks so much for your post. What a wonderful example you’re setting for your grandchildren! I have no doubt that one day they will appreciate all you do and adopt many of your habits. Funny I never thought to post about popsicles and yet I make them a couple times a week. This type of sharing is exactly what I hope for Whole Life Mom. I simply put whatever fruit we have into the blender, puree it up, pour into molds and freeze. Strawberries, blueberries, mango, melons to name a few. My kids love them and I love that they are sweetened by nature!

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