Hi, I’m Ashley!
I’m a holistic wellness, mindset, and modern spirituality blogger who is super passionate about living a holistic lifestyle. I’m also a Pediatric Registered Nurse of almost ten years and it is the reason I’m into holistic healthcare and holistic wellness today.
Let’s just say that I wasn’t so kind to my body in my 20’s and it all started catching up to me by the time I had a couple years of nursing under my belt. The stress of nursing school, the job itself, the quick fast-food meals scarfed, the break room sweets, and the little sleep I was getting finally caught up to me by the young age of 26. I had gained 30 extra pounds on my frame since high school, my cycle was irregular, constant fatigue, lack of motivation, lack of self-confidence, you name it!
How it all started
My co-worker at the Children’s Hospital I was working at challenged me to do a 7 day no added sugar challenge. It was all over from there! I lost pounds in just 1 week, so I kept on going. Then, being the air sign Libra I am, I went into a research spiral on why I was feeling so damn good. Turns out, there’s a reason why my body loved a holistic diet (imagine that!). I saw my first Naturopathic Doctor who healed me from the inside out. Mind body and spirit. I was hooked on holistic healthcare and holistic wellness from there on.
A little hiccup along the way…
I had my first baby girl in 2018 and my life changed drastically. As does any parent’s life after having their first. I won’t go into detail here, but I suffered from severe postpartum depression and anxiety. It went on for 2 years after my daughter was born. It was a very dark time in my life that almost no one knew about. It led me to my spiritual awakening the summer of 2020. I questioned beliefs, paradigms, concepts, religions, my very existence on this earth, you name it. I found MY truth about reality and now I’m very confident in my spiritual practices. I don’t like to put a label on my beliefs because I am ever evolving. If I had to choose, I would call myself a modern or eclectic mystic. I love reading up on modern spirituality or holistic spirituality. A spiritual awakening can be jarring for anyone, and I feel called to help others navigate theirs. And have fun magical lessons along the way!
Where it’s going
Fast forward 6 years from the beginning of my health journey and I have a husband, two kids (one of them I birthed on the farm!), a dog, 2 cats, chickens, and a whole lot of cows lol. My husband is realizing his dream as a sustainable and ethical farmer. We strive to regenerate the land as we farm to leave things better than it was before us. I no longer work bedside nursing because I have seen too much of how our healthcare system is a sickcare system. My new direction in life is teaching people how to be their most authentic, holistic selves. This is my calling. This is what I was born to do.