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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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11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Ive nominated you for a blog award http://twiggybiatch.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/blogging-award/

    March 4, 2013
    • Wow, thank you Suzanne! It’s so nice to know my little piece of the web can be an inspiration to others :)

      March 5, 2013
  2. JODIE STEWART #

    i love your blog Kate, especially the posts about your eight week challenge. Very inspiring, and has motivated me to buy Sarah Wilsons e book and give it a go:)

    March 19, 2013
    • That’s great Jodie!
      It was a worthwhile experiment for me, and one that has resulted in a sustainable lifestyle change. I hope you find it just as beneficial!
      Thank you for your feedback :)

      March 19, 2013
      • It’s my 4th day without sugar, It’s crazy what i’m feeling when looking at the sugar things… maybe I could allow fresh fruits like apples cause I’m turning nuts !

        June 29, 2013
      • Many don’t advise any fruit in the first four weeks, but I always allowed myself up to 2 pieces of fruit each day. Often I wouldn’t have any, but if a sweet craving came on some blackberries, blueberries or strawberries were fantastic to have on hand :)

        June 29, 2013
  3. Stacey James #

    Hi Kate!

    New to the blog and just love it!
    Have just switched to a sugar free diet for body shaping/body fat reduction, and was terrified I wouldn’t be able to eat anything fun ever again!
    Found your blog, and can now breathe easy.

    September 5, 2013
    • Hi Stacey,
      Thanks for your comment ! I hope you find it helps you in some small way. Good luck making the switch – you won’t regret it ;)

      September 5, 2013
  4. Margy #

    Kate I’ve just come across your blog (better late than never) and am determined to embark on my sugar-free journey tomorrow. I’ll be following your meal plans and attempting some of your delicious recipes. I hope you’re still here as no doubt I’ll be having withdrawal symptoms.

    February 9, 2014
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    Great blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost
    on everything. Would you recommend starting with a free
    platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally confused ..
    Any recommendations? Bless you!

    July 24, 2014
  6. Anne #

    can we guest post?

    August 24, 2014

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