Hi - I am Amy. I was born and raised on the shoreline in beautiful Branford, Connecticut. I currently reside in central Massachusetts with my husband and 5-year old son, Peter. He is a ham, as the (old)picture to the left illustrates. (Note to self: update picture)
After working for many years as a project manager at a scholarly publishing company, I had the desire to change careers and began looking for a way to turn my passion for health and wellness into my life’s work. Fortunately, I found the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York City. I was able to continue working full-time while attending school, which was great. And I got to spend one weekend a month in NYC, which was awesome (even though I was pregnant for most of the year)!
In June 2007 I graduated from IIN as a Holistic Heath Counselor. In September 2007 my son was born. After my son’s daycare unexpectedly closed at the end of July 2009, I left my position at the publishing company to become a stay-at-home mom.
Through this blog, I’m excited to share with you how to be healthier and happier by nourishing your body and mind with wholesome food, plenty of self-care, and a good amount of laughter. I’m all about whole, seasonal, local, organic food. However, I am not a chef. I do not create my own recipes, so any recipes you read here will be sourced from the food blogs that I
stalk read on a daily basis. I’m a big fan of Ashtanga and Bikram yoga, walking outside, and getting regular massages (not that I get them regularly; I’m working on that!)
I’m kicking around the idea of sharing some of my creative writing pieces, which will be open to critiques or compliments. Writing for me is a form of self-care. I get lost in a nice, cozy space in my mind when I’m grasping for the perfect word or crafting a genius analogy. An hour goes by like 5 minutes. Which is a good thing and a bad thing. It’s good because it means I love what I’m doing and time is irrelevant. It’s bad because I don’t get much else done and I end up being late picking up Peter from school. When I’m not writing, I love pinning things on Pinterest (under “purewellnessamy”) and taking Instagrams (under “acpcv”).
Here’s a post I wrote a while ago when I first started blogging in 2010 that describes my vision for this blog – A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That. It’s still fairly accurate, but as with life, change will happen here. I basically want an outlet to share the things I love. Thank you for stopping by, and feel free to say hello!