Welcome! I’m so glad you found Nature + Nurture. I’m Mary – an aspiring artist + avid reader enjoying life with my husband and two sweet, rambunctious boys. I believe that God has provided us incredible tools health and happiness, which is why I created Nature + Nurture.
How it all started…
Growing up, I was given a great foundation and knowledge of nutrition through my mom, who taught us about the importance of real food and a healthy lifestyle. However, I took this blessing for granted in my early twenties and didn’t always take the best care of myself (think sleep deprivation, junk food, and more).
Despite this, things were rosy until about three months after having my first baby. At that point, I had neglected myself to the extreme and began suffering a laundry list of symptoms including major fatigue, mood issues, insomnia, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, and more. I wasn’t sure what was happening at the time, and it took me several years of doctor’s visits and digging to find that I had iron deficiency and adrenal fatigue, among other deficiencies.
This experience taught me to value and respect the body God gave me. It also taught me the importance of a strong faith as never before. That’s what I want to bring to this blog – a melding together of physical health (nature) and spiritual health (nurture).
What makes N + N different from all the other mommy blogs out there? There are lots of wellness and food blogs on the net, but what makes this one different is the spiritual focus brought to it. Physical and spiritual health are so often seen as two separate entities, but they go hand in hand and complement each other in many ways.
N + N exists to help you nourish yourself and reach your full potential – body and spirit.
BODY – by meeting all your physical needs, you can be the strongest version of YOU. I want to help you make conscious choices on how you are feeding and caring for your temple.
SPIRIT– at the pinnacle of who you are lies your God-given spirit, which is the real, untainted version of you. When your spirit is in tune with God, your life will finally be all that it can be. Join with me as we learn to nurture our spirits in the everyday.
If either of these areas are neglected, it can affect all the other. I am passionate about helping others achieve balance and health in every part of life.
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Wanna talk to me directly? You can email me at mary [at] simplynatureplusnurture.com.