Hello there, welcome to my little blog. I say little because I’m new to this sharing on the web thing and I’m a bit nervous. As my blog name suggests, I (finally) started to listen to my gut and that listening resulted in some big changes! This is where my nerves set in. You see, I’m not a writer. In fact, expressing myself through writing has always been daunting and generally avoided. Why blog then? Good question! Well, it’s that gut feeling thing I keep having. I just can’t stop the inner conversation about healing the body with food, real food! Actually it’s not just an inner conversation. It’s a real conversation I love to have with friends and family and basically anyone who is open to the discussion. Many people are fascinated, some say I’m crazy, others just call me a hippy or a food snob. What ever their perspective, the thing that matters to me is that I no longer have a constant stomach ache! For me, that is worth writing about.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ME
My 20’s were spent making art, travelling and putting up with a stomach ache. At thirty I became a graphic designer, fell in love and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and Depression. (And obviously still putting up with a stomach ache). Now I’m in my 40’s (aahhh), I’m married with 2 beautiful children. And after putting up with a stomach ache for 20 years I thought it high time something changed. In less than six months I put an end to my daily stomach pain. Learn more here and here
MY CREATIVE SELF
I was very serious about my art once upon a time. In fact, I was completely determined to make art no matter what. However, in my ‘mature’ family life, I rarely make space for this unique part of me. I’ve let my practise slip out of habit and too often buried the compulsion. It’s a bit of a cliché but it occurred to me that I probably won’t truly feel well until I get back into it. It’s obvious really. It is who I am. I need to be creative.
I have always loved to cook but only recently has this become an equal passion and a new avenue for creative expression. To provide the food I want for my family, I have to spend more time in the kitchen than ever before. So, stemming from both experimentation and necessity, my kitchen has become a food workshop. My computer is the hub where I can unite my two interests. That’s what this blog is. A place where I can be creative and be well.
It would be the cherry on my gluten free, grain free and sugar free cake if I could share with people on a similar journey!