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The Art of Wellness with Kristin Dahl

Kristin-Dahl

My lovely friend Kristin Dahl along with her friend Stephanie Rice (read her This Beautiful Life profile here) have launched an amazing e-book, The Art of Wellness. I love the idea of living a cleaner and more holistically balanced life that I gravitated to this book instantly.

I’m reading it slowly and trying to meditate and absorb each of the lessons and really think about how I want to change the way I’ve been eating and living. The recipes in it are also amazing. Every time Kristin hosts a get together, all the natural, clean and healthy snacks she makes from scratch are SO delicious. I chatted with Kristin recently about her career path, favourite natural products and show some support for her new book!

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What made you want to pursue a career as a Holistic Nutritionist? Was there something that triggered this major life change?

For much of my youth I struggled with depression, anxiety, and body issues. I was a vegetarian from a young age, but didn’t know how to care for my body, and I filled up on all the wrong foods, mostly empty carbs and comfort foods (like pasta, pizza, & bagels). Searching for a way to feel better, I started practicing yoga around the age of 20. I was immediately hooked to the uplifting feeling it gave me. Though yoga helped cure many of my anxiety and body issues, I still didn’t feel 100% secure in my body.

I was determined to find more solutions and heal my relationship with myself. As a result, I moved out to California around the age of 22 and got really into natural living; I started seeing a naturopath, began shopping at farmers markets as well as health food stores, and eliminated gluten from my diet. I also tried several different cleanses and healing diets. I experimented with natural healing modalities like acupuncture, colonics, and infrared sauna therapy. My depression lifted, and I began choosing exercise over nights out at the bar. I loved how clear, vibrant, and full of life I was feeling.

Transforming my relationship to health, transformed my relationship to life. I looked younger, leaner, and more radiant than ever. Eager to learn more and wanting to share my knowledge and insights with the world, I enrolled in a comprehensive nutrition program at IHN in Toronto. What I learned has forever changed the way that I live and I am beyond grateful for the lifelong benefits. My goal is to continue to grow, educate myself, and help others achieve optimum health. (more…)

This Beautiful Life: Stephanie Rice

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I recently met the incredible Stephanie Rice through my friend Kristin Dahl (whom I’ll be featuring in the next few weeks!). Stephanie and Kristin recently wrote the e-book, The Art of Wellness and I am a huge fan of their philosophy. I was also fascinated and inspired to learn that Stephanie is an Olympic Gold Medalist for Australia with THREE gold medals under her belt! How is that for a fascinating career path?

I definitely wanted to profile Stephanie to learn more about her philosophy on healthy eating, working out and of course – swimming. Meet Stephanie Rice everyone!

 

How did you get your start as a swimmer?

I started swimming as a baby in learn-to-swim classes and I just loved being in the water so much that I kept progressing through to squad and club teams.

 

What inspired you to pursue a career in competitive swimming?

From the age of about 3 or 4 I knew I was put here on Earth to do something really special and I just felt so strongly that it was to go to the Olympics. I knew it would be for swimming because I loved it so much.

 

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What was it like to win THREE Olympic gold medals?

It was the most incredible moment and feeling of my life. Having everything come together in that 1 moment to execute everything to near perfection on the biggest sporting stage was a dream come true. It was very surreal and it all happened so fast that I didn’t have much time to just stop and take it all in … but it was magical.

 

What sorts of things are you pursuing since announcing your retirement from competitive swimming?

Since finishing swimming I have been discovering my other passions and inspirations. I have a great knowledge for health, fitness and wellness which was why I wanted to create the e-book “The Art of Wellness” with Kristin, but also I love on-camera work and business skills, so combining that on the popular TV show “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2013 was such a great experience, and a huge honour to win the show.

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