Who’s behind Life in Balance?
My name is Liz, and I’m a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and nutrition student who also happens to be a graphic and web designer based out of Phoenix, Arizona.
I am completely an advocate of wholesome, anti-inflammatory and plant-based diets and many of the recipes on this blog are following that philosophy.
Mental health, physical health and nutrition, self-realization, spirituality, are all connected
I created this website initially with the desire to help others take control of their health and learn to appreciate food in the way I have; all as a result of my own struggling and seeing other struggle as well. It is from this struggle that I have seen that when it comes to health, there is so much more to it than what meets the eye.
I am on a continual quest to understand what it takes to heal. The journey of healing your body is multi-faceted, and involves much more than first finding out what’s wrong with it, then throwing procedures and medications at it to change things.
I’m grateful for these options when they are needed, but true healing is much more long-term, and it requires effort.
That being said, I am thankful for the insight my doctors have given me; it is just simply that there is a lot that goes in to being healthy, and the healthcare system in the U.S. doesn’t always encourage us to really pay attention to our bodies and put the real effort into executing lasting change (unless something happens to us that scares us and motivates us to).
So, I hope that by sharing information based on struggles, experiences and education, that I bring more happiness and a little relief into others’ lives.
My Experience with Spirituality
Much of this blog also covers consciousness and spirituality topics, as through my own periodic experiences of higher consciousness, I have come to understand that we as humans are multi-dimensional beings full of infinite potential.
For me, spirituality is defined just as self-awareness. It is not tied to any religion or any external beliefs, but is rather a process of the uncovering and understanding of the vast nature of one’s self.
I’m extraordinarily passionate about pointing to the messages and answers we can find simply by learning to look within ourselves and sharing insights I receive in my own exploration.
Specific Issues I’ve Struggled With and What I Can Help With the Most:
- Bunches of different diets and exercise regimes
- Petit Mal Seizure Disorder
- Seizure medications
- Gut and Digestive Issues
- Recurring UTIs
- Caffeine addiction
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks
- Long-term anti-depressant use
- Fear/anxiety during intense meditation
“As we clear old, stressful beliefs and repressed emotional issues, and begin opening up to a sense of our interconnectedness with the world and other people, our diet naturally starts to change. And as our diet changes, other areas of our life also begin to expand. Our diet and our state of consciousness constantly interact. Thus, any improvement we make in our diet, no matter how small, represents a very real form of spiritual progress.”—from the book “No Ordinary Moments” by Dan Millman
My Ultimate Goal
To bring to people more mind and body awareness, healthy eating habits that are not damaging to their bodies, knowledge of how to find good, high-quality products and learning the joy of living a healthy lifestyle — in terms of whole mind and body health.
At this time I am not a registered dietitian nor a nutritionist. Right now I am merely a student, researcher, and blogger. Do not take content on this site as medical advice in any form. The purpose of this site is to discover and educate myself and others, but I am not an advocate of any one product or diet. My aim is to help myself and others discover what it means to be healthy and self-aware!
I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, and some of the recommended products or books on this website are using my affiliate links. I make a small amount if someone purchases through one of the links, which goes directly in support of the blog. I only link to products I personally have experience with and truly love.