When I started The Healthy Hipster back in 2011 I was single, just out of grad school, and living in Toronto’s parkdale / queen west hipster mecca. I was learning what it meant to be an adult and part of that process meant learning how to balance my physical and mental health with my social life and interests (art/music/etc). I made the choice to keep going out but to balance my fun with healthy food choices, more physical activity and LOTS of therapy.
In the years since, I’ve grown up a little and changed a lot. I’m in the best relationship of my life, have a less rigid in my approach to food, fitness and health – and am generally kinder to myself than I was in my early 20’s. But I have new challenges. How to find personal balance with a demanding job? How to maintain the strong friendships of my 20’s with 1/8th of the time? How to stop caring what other people think about you? The list goes on.
This blog is my attempt to chronicle a different kind of “having-it-all.”
Full disclosure. I’m not a nutritionist, a yogi, a personal trainer or a life coach. I might share tips and advice on this blog, but these thoughts and ideas are my own and may or may not work for you. I just hope that in reading some of what I’ve gone through, you’ll gain something close to insight. Or you’ll just get a good cookie recipe, I’ve got a bunch of those.