Hey friends, I’m Calee! I am a twenty-something year old wellness blogger, holistic health coach, yoga teacher, herb-woman in training, and so much more.
But really, who am I?
Well take a seat as I fill you in on the longer, less professional version: I’m a cat mom to two terrible (yet adorable) Bengals, and a girlfriend to the funniest man I’ve ever met. I am a lover of dessert and soup (eaten separately), gut health obsessed, and have been told on several occasions that I have a sailor’s mouth. I value authenticity over everything. My boyfriend says the best thing about me is that I tell it like it is, which coincidentally he also says is the worst thing about me. I’ll take it. I love to cook but I will also always choose takeout pho over any other meal. I care a whole damn lot about the planet and reducing my waste – I am doing my best every day to make my footprint smaller. I am a yogi, spin obsessed, total gym rat, and a wannabe spartan racer. I am a reader, a crystal collector, and quite the matcha connoisseur.
And I’m sure you’re wondering how all of that fits into this wellness-based site.
My journey with health and wellness began as a child, with a suppressed immune system, eczema, and food allergies. All of that felt manageable (and in all honestly, I didn’t take it seriously) until 2015, when my skin was so covered in acne, rosacea, and a rash, that I could barely touch it without it literally breaking open. I have always been sensitive to foods and chemicals, but this was on a whole different level that I had ever experienced. I had to totally revamp my diet, ditch all of the chemicals I was using on my body and in my home, and then allow myself time to heal.
But that was just the beginning of my healing journey.
Over the next 3 years I had to learn how to manage my stress and figure out how to exercise in a way that was suitable for my body. I had lyme disease, painful periods, rashes, breakouts, inflammation, candida overgrowth, and leaky gut. I found out that I am part of the 50% of the population that has a liver gene mutation that makes detoxing difficult and I was diagnosed celiac. And let’s not forget the emotional and mental struggles that also go along with health issues. Needless to say, I tried every healing modality that I could get my hands on. For a span of time, I felt like a mad scientist and my body felt like an experiment.
Mind you, it took me quite a long time and a lot of mindfulness work to find the gratitude in this process, but I’m so incredibly grateful for my journey. My experiences with acne, hormone imbalances, low confidence, and poor gut health led me to my passion for women’s hormonal and sexual health.
Because it feels really fucking sexy to be empowered with the knowledge about your own body.
My philosophy is that taking care of your body isn’t just about food and exercise, it is also about how and with whom you are living your life. It is about experiencing joy and the hugs you are getting along the way. It is about your passions, hobbies, failures, goals, and opportunities for growth.
So yes, my site is about wellness, nutrition, and movement, but it is also about life, and through sharing my experiences, journey, and lifestyle, I hope that I can inspire you to continuing to live yours as authentically and holistically as possible.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.