In 2016 I had little time to nurture my passion for Joyful Eating, as I was completing other endeavours. I completed postgraduate studies in nutrition and have a far more comprehensive understanding of our digestive system and the misconceptions on healthy eating that we are exposed to in mainstream media and by self-proclaimed ‘health coaches’ and gurus. Through my contributions in 2016 at The Eating Issues Centre (now Eating Disorders Queensland) and involvement with Wellness Coaching Australia I have gained greater clarity on my professional values and nutritional philosophy, which augment the beliefs and approaches I had previously with Joyful Eating.
As 2016 came to an end I embraced what matters most to me and have let go of what does not. I ended 2016 by embarking on the next chapter of my journey exploring wellness and nutrition in Singapore. I know this journey will come with challenges and obstacles (which it already has), but also new insights and a broader perspective of how we approach our health and adopt healthier lifestyle behaviours. Through this blog, I hope to share my insights and experiences and continue to build on the philosophy of what is Joyful Eating.