About a year and a half ago, I was packing up to leave my life in Vancouver, BC, where I had spent the previous few years working at lululemon. I was headed across the country to be with my boyfriend who lived in Milwaukee, WI. It was the first time that I had ever decided that […]
Most days we wake up, look in the mirror, and nitpick all the things we wish were different about our bodies. It’s not from a place of hate; there are a lot of things to be proud of. That said, most days we aspire for change in how we look in some way or another. […]
This quote by Wayne Gretsky changed my life. I spent most of my early years living out LOUD, being me, doing what I wanted, and not worrying an ounce about what others thought of me. If I wanted something, I truly believed it was mine to achieve. I could get it and I went for […]
I recently read Jen Sincero’s You’re A Badass (http://www.jensincero.com/store/). I first heard of the book after a tea date with a friend who said that it had changed her life. Who doesn’t love something that has the potential to change your life?! I was excited to run home, buy the book, and dive in, but […]
Let me start by saying that the first time I did Whole30 I personally considered it a “success” for a few key reasons. First and foremost, it was my first-time diving into the crazy world of nutrition. I was finally ready to learn how foods impacted my life; mind, body, soul. Additionally, I discovered that… […]
Dear Food, We need to talk. We’ve been together for so long, but…this just isn’t working. I love you so much that I need you. And I’ve become quite obsessed with you. That’s the problem. My love for you has made me blind to how controlling you’ve become. Our relationship isn’t healthy. We’re always playing […]
Late last year, I was listening to a podcast from Invisibilia called Outside In where they explored the “…popular idea that you can change from the outside in. Power posing. Fake it ‘till you make it. If you just assume the pose, inner transformation will follow.” There was also a TED TALK called Your Body Language […]
Different stages of life have garnered very different answers to this question. I have pursued health for many reasons, depending on the decade, trying different programs, rules, trainers, classes, diets, spiritual healing, and relaxation methods. All have worked in some capacity, but none of them individually was the silver bullet answer. For most of my […]
As an aspiring nutritionist, I have concerns with the current world of nutrition. A part of the drive to continue my education is based on my personal confusion with the health world today. One group tells us to eat meat, the other says meat will kill us. We’ve been told fat is bad and now […]
As a part of our wellness journey, we’re looking to better ourselves and learn more about how to fuel our bodies! We’re sharing our experience on the Whole30. We’d love to have you join us in this experience. Here are our thoughts moving into our 2017 Whole30.
THE TRUE NORTH COLLECTIVE is a gathering of un-sugar-coated conversations on wellness, created by the real-life documentation of two humans discovering and hacking what it means to reconnect with our own true north. We explore wellness programs, content, advice, tools, and books that relate to nutrition, lifestyle, and purpose. We connect with new people and experiences, sharing openly and honestly about our unique journey with wellness. We learn from ourselves and others to challenge the norm of what we believe life can and should be.