Real health means that at the very least, we recognize that every part of us  – nutrition, health and wellness – is connected. We understand that causes and effects are not simply either physical or “mental.” Most of the time, they’re both. It means combining the best of western medicine with the best of eastern thinking and mixing it all with indigenous wisdom and more than a little bit of common sense.

While I have at first unwillingly, and then readily, been on this journey for more than a dozen years, it’s not that I have all the answers. It’s more that I have or have had many of the same questions, struggles and challenges that you do. As real women leading real lives how can we become proactive with our health and truly feel our best, even while balancing our busy schedules, other responsibilities and our budget?

That’s why I’m calling on my journalism background and posing the questions to the experts that we all want to know, putting the resources you need at your fingertips and sprinkling in some of my experiences as we go. What you will get is in-depth information written in a personal, magazine article-type format that’s based on interviews I conduct and and other research that will help get to the facts and science you need.

I am also very frugal (some would say cheap) and am constantly on the lookout for the many ways to make real health affordable for women at all income levels and from all backgrounds. That’s why there’s a strong financial component to the content that you’ll find here. Your financial wellness directly impacts your health, and your health directly impacts your financial wellness.

This is what I love to do, and this is what I’m passionate about. Let me do some (or all) of the work for you, and then you take what may be relevant to you and define your own version of real health. Who knows? You may even start drinking tea along the way.