Life Pause. I’m Back!

After a long, ok very long pause I’m back.

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Over the past few months life seemed to have thrown almost everything at me, it felt like I was stuck in the ocean with wave after wave just smashing me, leaving just enough time to stand up, take a breath before the next one broke on me.  Needless to say it left me exhausted and wondering when my tides would ease up, so while waiting I retreated (surrended?) for a few months then ran away to South East Asia for another few.

And after taking the hits and smack-downs, losing all my motivation for most things, questioning and then re-questioning all the stuff I thought I knew, I’m looking at things very differently.  What used to be important seems like finding that bag of old clothes you’ve forgotten about from your last move.  You recognize it but realize you don’t need it so you let it all go.

On the other side of this shit storm has birthed (bloggers love that word, so I thought I’d use it here) a new day and coincidently a new year and I can’t tell you how different it looks to my past.  Thank fuck. (there may be more swearing on this site, hope that’s ok, if not just don’t read those words)

I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to do with this little site, where I want it to go now, how I want it to look and what I don’t want it to be.  So here’s what’s about to happen:  The Wholefood Truth is making some changes, I still like the name, not sure if it’ll stick, but for now lets keep rollin’ with it.  There will be less focus on recipes, as I figure there are lots of super great sites and blogs that already do this and they’re doing it extremely well.  That’s not to say the odd one won’t pop up, it’s just not my focus for now.   I will be focusing on food in relation to instincts, hormones, psychology, physiology, science/biology and personal awareness, aka, intuition.  For some readers it may not be your thing and that’s totally ok.  For some it might also sound like I’m going/gone crazy, it’s probably true, but I think it suits me and I’m ready to rock it.

I’m going to start at the very beginning and try and unravel the diet maze that has taken the fun out of food and replaced it with fear and (self) loathing.  I’m just not buying into it anymore.  Its taken me almost a year to weave my way around it, avoiding the relapse’s back to food-default – you know what I mean by this – our safety net speech that sounds like; ‘When I was on THAT diet’ or ‘When I’m that size/weight/shape….I’ll be happy’… umm no you won’t be, (in the long run anyway).  So I can honestly tell you now that I’m free of it all.  The diets, watching, counting, regret, loathing, guilt trips, mental math and decisions about what I eat coming down to how the numbers add up.   It’s not supposed to be like this and I seriously can’t sit at any more tables where the conversations revolve around diet, especially when it’s such bad and misinformed information.  Don’t we have better things worth discussing?

So now all I want to do is stop the torture, still eat the occasional cake and rock out our new freedom from diet and food traps and its going to be super fun!

Hands up who’s in?  

E  x

PS. Im sure this is the place where I’m supposed to offer you free stuff to get you all engaged and excited but if you need a token or discount to get interested in your health we have a problem… aaannnnd I have nothing to actually give away – except that old bag of clothes?

 

 

 

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About elissakerpen

HI all. I have a Bachelor Degree in Health Science specialising in Nutritional Medicine so Im a qualified Nutritionist and Food Coach. I am also a qualified Fitness Therapist and Masseuse. I have worked in the wellness and health industry for over 13 years - and I love it. But what gets me really excited in talking food - the healthy kind - and sometimes the treats. But now I work as a Food Coach helping people banish their own food myths and ideas around various diets and how they came to be where they are with their health. Im here to help anyone wanting more information on wholefoods and their truth! Hope you'll enjoy my posts. Please share it if you think someone else might benefit Elissa x

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