About “Nourish My Life”

“Nourish My Life” started a few years ago as a health and fitness blog but is now morphing to include more about my journey toward a happier style of living.

It is a personal blog about healthy eating, sustainable living, and a lifestyle that supports mental health and living to my full potential in happiness.

For more than a decade I’ve suffered from bipolar disorder, meaning I have episodes of major shifts in mood. I regularly experience severe depressions which last for weeks or months at a time and has ultimately fueled my decision to change not just my diet but also my style of living.

While my metabolism is fantastic and I can binge for weeks on sugary foods and not gain an inch, that type of diet leaves me feeling tired all the time and creates instability in my mood and general wellbeing.

Moreover, the busy, career-obsessed lifestyle I was living left me stressed, sleep-deprived and unhappy.

Eating healthier and simplifying my lifestyle leaves me feeling more energised so I can enjoy the things I surround myself with. 

Although this is a blog of my personal journey to a healthier happier being, my intention is that it will inspire you to live healthy and happy too!

Read my blog here or use the navigation bar at the top of this page.

~ Kerrie

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15 thoughts on “About “Nourish My Life”

  1. Martine says:

    I sympathise with the sugar cravings. It is so hard! MyFitnessPal website/app helped me to realise how much sugar I was consuming. Still have binges, like you, but am improving!

    • Kerrie says:

      Thanks Martine! I’m getting much better, but I’m still finding myself seeking sweet snacks after dinner. Something I’m going to start trying to curb now that I’m getting my veggie intake up!

  2. bennutransformations says:

    For your sugar cravings: try sweet fruit or if you crave chocolate go for a raw cocao drink. Add a tablespoon of raw organic cocao, a pinch of stevia and cinnamon and pour boiling water over it. Stir as you pour to avoid clumps. This also has many health benefits besides calming the sugar craving!

    • Kerrie says:

      Thanks! I’ve been becoming increasingly interested in raw cacao and was just thinking this morning that I’d have to look up a recipe to make a raw cacao-based hot chocolate and now you’ve given me a delicious sounding one! I’m definitely going to get some and try it, thank you! I’ve heard so much about the benefits of raw cacao…
      And you’re right, I’ll have to fill my fridge with delicious fruit to curb those sugar cravings!

  3. strongfitswell says:

    I am the same with sugar! It is absolutely my downfall. I am looking for motivation to stay away from it, because one bite and I’m done for.

    Looking forward to reading more of your posts!!

    • Kerrie says:

      Thank you! I love the name of your blog and the inspiration behind it. I, too, adore birds and they’ve been an essential part of my life for many years and I learn a lot from spending time with them.

      • updownflight says:

        I’m so happy you like my blog name. It represents many things to me.

        Birds rock! I have been a parrot owner in the past and have learned how intelligent and loving they are. I’m sad to say that my husband and I just lost our beloved little friend. He was 15 years old. But we have been enjoying the joyous songs of the birds outside. The grackles are back in our area, and there are also a variety of other colorful characters around, too.

        If you’re interested, the second post I wrote on WordPress was about emotional support pets. I wrote it just after our little bird man passed away. It is at https://birdflight.blog/2017/02/25/the-emotional-support-pet/

        • Kerrie says:

          Wow that is a beautiful post and I can certainly relate. My eyes are teary now because I have a half-finished post waiting in my drafts that is along a very similar line – one of my parrots which I had for ten years died a few weeks ago and it was devastating for me because he was my unofficial support animal too. He couldn’t fly so he used to join me in public too. If it wasn’t for the long cuddles with my macaw which I still have I know it would have triggered a full-blown depression. I will finish my post on this soon. Thank you for sharing your story 🙂

          • updownflight says:

            Kerrie, I’m so sorry for the loss of your macaw. I hope that writing about him will bring back sweet memories that will be helpful. I’ll look forward to seeing that post of yours.

  4. Northern Man says:

    one of my biggest problems before i got sick last time, was not eating properly…it is ironic, because i put up produce and cook as a hobby…i have my own gardens, etc…and yet i would skip meals and was losing weight…i know realize my recovery depends on me eating healthier and regularly…i have also added exercise (limited…i am 59 and have been doing little of anything for years)…1.5 km a day with the dog is plenty….blessings to you in your journey

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