Hi I’m Jennifer and my life is about promoting organic gardening and healthy lifestyle practices through nutritional coaching, education and understanding what makes you groove. My mission is to help spread the word that your health is in your hands more than most doctors would have you believe and when things get out of balance…..there is hope and very nurturing healing available. I want to share how your food choices can impact your life in ways you never thought possible; how your happiness truly does affect your well being; how having love in your life is such a primary food for your soul and that you have the ability to have all of that greatness in your life! I hope to help you learn some basic fundamentals about organic gardening and what having a healthy organic diet tailored to your specific sensitivities can do to make you feel GREAT!
I am an avid organic gardener and have learned mostly through trial and error and think that is the best way to learn. My goal this summer is to grow enough food so that I do not have to purchase fresh veggies and fruits from the market. The more I have gotten into gardening I have come to understand that it is a grounding force for me. I am able to process my day and let the stress fade when I have my hands in the dirt or sometimes when I am just sitting in my garden looking what I have planted and created, its very powerful! Gardening and creating are very individual practices and there is no one right way. So as you are debating grab a shovel and just start, nothing is permanent and most everything can be moved! It is a very forgiving art with the exception of large trees and usually trees come into the picture after you get the gardening bug going for a season or two.
Another great passion of mine is animals rescue. This little farm in Tarzana, CA is something I have dreamed about since childhood. I have always wanted lots of animals and came from a one dog and two cat limit kind of family. Well I am the 3 dogs, 8 cats, 4 bunnies, 1 guinea pig, 1 chinchilla, 11 chickens and 1 cockatiel family. I don’t bother to count how many water turtles and fish we have because that is a fluctuating number and they live in a pond. I have a good balance with all the 29 permanent residents and love them all and feel blessed I have this place for them to live and a family that supports what I do.
I truly am living a blessed life. I eat 100% organic foods, I cook (and have learned to love it) most foods we eat, I bake amazing organic gluten free breads weekly which still surprises me and I have become a much healthier woman in the last 18 months. Life changes in instant and learning that your health is paramount to all that you do should be something that you make a very big note to self about. My husband is my partner in life, in love and happiness and had he not gone through a catastrophic unexpected health crisis January 31, 2011 I would not be here today crating this blog to capture your attention about finding foods and a lifestyle that make you healthy in mind, body and spirit.