Hi, and thanks for visiting my blog! My name is Kate Moody. I work in city development, have a background in journalism and public relations, and a passion for health, wellness and (of course) food! I am studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to gain more knowledge about holistic health to share with others.
I started this blog as a creative outlet and was never quite sure what direction it would take. I’m not surprised that the focus quickly became food, however I am surprised about the inspiration and influence that my recipes, lifestyle and personal experiences are having on so many readers. Then again, I too am inspired by so many others, so I guess it makes sense that I feel compelled to share my developing knowledge and experiments as well.
I believe there is a growing hunger throughout the world for greater authenticity. For me, it started with food. I always considered myself ‘healthy’, but the truth is that, until January 2013, for as long as I could remember I’d eaten a diet of low-fat, packaged and processed foods and most of the fruits and vegetables I ate were imported. While it seems unfathomable and utterly ridiculous to me now, many people are still fed the same line of thinking that I had for more than two decades. I just wish I had known what I know now back then. In this regard I want to thank Sarah Wilson, David Gillespie, Nora Gedgaudas, and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (where I’m currently studying to become a health coach) for helping me to trust my intuition, to question everything, and to not accept anything at face value.
Once I got back to ‘real’ food, my life changed in subtle but dramatic ways. I began exploring mediation, yoga, and the benefits of ‘being present’. I got back to basics in the home and developed more sustainable practices (not only is homemade laundry detergent environmentally friendly but it’s also dirt cheap!). I met incredible and inspiring people who helped me to grow as a person and I’ve changed the way I think – for the better.
Before inspired mood my life felt like a blur. I created inspired mood so that I’d slow down a little and dedicate time for myself to collate and share all the things that fueled and uplifted me. It’s still early days and inspired mood is ever evolving, but I hope that in some way this blog as helpful to you as it is to me :)
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