BA (Hons Psychology), CNP, RYT / April 2013http://www.fortheloveofbody.com
Most memorable moment at IHN
Realizing I could ride my bike to get to campus along the ravine trails and seeing the plants that I was studying growing along the paths and really connecting the dots between food, nature and medicine was awesome. But really, I don’t think one moment stands out above the general experience of getting to meet and connect with so many like-minded and inspiring colleagues and teachers.
Favourite class at IHN
It’s so tough to choose! I loved a lot of the classes at IHN. Ayurveda was amazing for realizing how simple suggestions when they ‘fit’ can make a profound difference. Herbal Medicine was full of a lot of practical information and I loved the focus on local medicinal plants. In terms of how our group felt, Professional Skills was amazing! Watching everyone get better and better with each speech and seeing how everyone in the room rallied behind and supported one another was super inspiring. So, I guess I have 3 favourites!
Currently doing in the field of Holistic Nutrition
I do so many things with my nutrition education. I see clients for nutritional counselling at a wellness clinic called Octopus Garden Yoga Centre. I teach DIY Workshops, from how to ferment foods to making natural skincare products. I write a monthly clean living column with DIY recipes for home and body for Clean Eating Magazine. I’m also a faculty member at IHN, teaching both Nutrition and the Environment and Psychology of Disease, which is one of the favourite ways I share what I learned at IHN.
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”Albert Einstein