As soon as I transitioned from college to adulthood, I learned quickly that too much pabst makes me feel like crapst. I need vegetables, physical activity, nature and mornings in my life in order to be a happy successful human. That said, a life that consists solely of green smoothies and spin class doesn’t appeal much to me either….


While at this point I consider myself to be a little past my “hipster heyday,” to most I’d probably still fit the bill.

  • If you ask me where I got my outfit I’ll tell you it’s vintage.
  • I hang out in bars the size of studio apartments then stop going the second they get a good yelp review.
  • My friends are in all the bands you like.*
  • I complain about gentrification and the lack of yoga studios in my neighborhood within the same breath.
  • I genuinely enjoy contemporary art.
  • I once took a college course called “techno-bodies in cyber space.”
  • I talk about things like crystals and sage and “the universe” without a hint of either seriousness or irony.

*update: you’ll only like/remember them if you’re over 30.  

The Healthy Hipster chronicles my life bringing together the strange bedfellows of hipsterdom and healthy living. And its all right here for you to get inspired by, judge harshly and enjoy.


  • Reply livinglearningeating July 16, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I love your outfit!

  • Reply R. Chandra August 23, 2011 at 7:02 am

    haha oh my gosh i am so happy i found your lil blog – i love it! genius! i was laughing & agreeing with everything you wrote. 😀

    • Reply the healthy hipster August 23, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      Kindred spirits, we must be! If only my photos looked half as purdy as yours do 😉

  • Reply Amy September 13, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Geez. I just found your blog today, through the comments on the Fitnessista’s blog (love her!!) and I am glad I found it. You’re funny! I, too, can’t get down with the beer-guzzling-who-cares-if-i-feel-like-crap-all-day lifestyle, either. Eating well and working out both feel good!

    • Reply the healthy hipster September 16, 2011 at 12:37 pm

      So glad you found the blog! Its always a struggle to balance the im still young and want to have fun mentality with the im old enough to know better one. My new goal is redefining what “fun” means to me on a day to day basis – sometimes that means a tasty beer and a dance party…other days a green smoothie and an early morning run! 🙂 Hope you stop by again soon!

  • Reply Emmy (Wine and Butter) October 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Awesome blog!! Slowly working my way through it now!! xox

    • Reply the healthy hipster October 14, 2011 at 6:48 pm

      Glad you found me! Your blog looks lovely also. Whole foods & real cooking are certainly the way to this gal’s heart.

  • Reply raechel @the rebel grrl kitchen November 9, 2011 at 10:05 am

    hilarious. i’ve been accused of being a hipster, but only by people who aren’t really familiar with the nuances between subcultures. i was in indie rock bands, hung out with diy punks, read riot grrl zines, and dress a bit rockabilly, so none of those things are exactly hipster, but none of those subcultures are exactly known for health, either, so i totally relate. ; )

    • Reply the healthy hipster November 9, 2011 at 10:16 am

      You are clearly a blogger after my own heart. I grew up on a diet of kathleen hanna, third wave feminism and teen angst….then got a masters in women’s studies, NBD. Im so glad to see another gal who hearts healthy living but refuses the body negative, consumer driven normative aspects of the whole scene. Glad you found the blog!

  • Reply frugalfeeding November 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I too idolise Wes Anderson. Well, perhaps idolise is too strong a word… I like his films.

    • Reply the healthy hipster November 30, 2011 at 11:51 pm

      Nice. Your hesitance to express non-ironic enthusiasm tells me you’re hipster savvy. 😉

  • Reply Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee November 30, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    It took me forever to get over Ira Glass’ voice but he’s so good!! 🙂 I like to think I’m sort of a hipster, though the clothes are expensive (American Apparel is WAYY past my budget). I live in Austin Texas so being a hipster is sort of a prerequisite.

    • Reply the healthy hipster November 30, 2011 at 11:38 pm

      Lucky gal, I’m dying to get to Austin! And yes…lets just have a group swoon for all things Ira. 🙂

  • Reply elisha December 16, 2011 at 4:20 am

    aha, wow. I was actually going to leave a rude remark on how I find people who call themselves hipsters are obnoxious and pretentious… but you’ve explained your defence so well and intelligently… i don’t know what to say :S.
    p.s.—-> I like your blog :). It’s nice

  • Reply Quincy @ Shugurcän April 27, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Hey I absolutely love your blog (and the name)! I do not like to label myself, but I have been told I “fit the bill” as well. (:
    It’s awesome that you are trying to integrate healthy living into the hipster subculture- that is something that is much needed. You are a great inspiration!

  • Reply Lee's Ghee June 1, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Hey there! We are a Toronto-based maker of artisanal small batch organic ghee and we’d love to have you try it! Let me know where I can drop off a sample 🙂

    • Reply the healthy hipster June 21, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      Yum! Loves me some ghee. Shoot me an email at healthyhipster@gmail.com I’d love to check it out 🙂

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