My name is AJ.
A mom to two school aged boys who comes alive when making seasonal kitchen medicine for her family, guests, or when gathering in community.
For me, eating and being nourished symbolized being safe in our bodies. Safe enough to be present. Safe enough to be enchanted by life again. And safe enough to withstand the heroine journey of descent and rising, being re-born again while becoming ever more embodied.
Where it all Began
I arrived at this place of surrender through along dysfunctional relationship with food. I was an extreme picky eater for the majority of my life. My sensory system simply did not like to eat until I found myself in my teen years surviving on chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
It was a long journey to train my sensory system to accept new foods. I studied natural nutrition and received my Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant designation. I continued my professional development to become a Feeding Therapist, a Culinary Nutrition Expert, an Energy Coach, and Akashic Record Reader, and a Circle + Retreat Facilitator.
Exploring seasonal living, kitchen medicine, folk herbalism, meditation, connecting deeper states of consciousness, and listening to the wisdom of Mother Earth and to the guidance of the stars will forever bring me delight.
What I’m up to on the Web
I’m always creating
∞ I am the founder of The Sanctum a newsletter, circle, and meditation virtual space to explore slow and seasonal living.
∞ I’ve been a featured writer about helping your child picky eater eat their school lunch.
∞ I’ve been featured on Meal Garden as an influencer to develop a recipe tool for health professionals.
∞ I’m the founder of Spiral Studio where I help entrepreneurs in the personal development, health & wellness, and spiritual industries create businesses that will change our future.
In the ever rotating wheel of death and rebirth, of our descent and rising, we need more spaces for integration. Spaces where we can enter into everyday life and experience who we now are after shedding masks after mask, identity after identity.
Most of all spaces where we can witness each other in our glorious humanness and put words to what we are experiencing, sensing, and feeling.
Inside the virtual container of Sacred Kitchen and inside my newsletter The Sanctm, I invite you to come and play.
Together may we begin to seed the change we desire to see in the world.
Fun things about me
▷ In astrology, I was born on 1.11. I’m a Capricorn sun, Virgo moon, and Pisces rising.
▷ In Human Design, I’m a 1/3 Manifesting Generator,
▷In the Tzolkin Mayan calendar, my day sign is Jaguar.
Honouring my teachers and trainings.
∞ Energy Coach (Devoted Energy Coaching School)
∞ Soul Realignment Akashic Record Practitioner – Level 3 – (Soul Realignment®)
∞ Certified Culinary Nutritionist (Academy of Culinary Nutrition)
∞ Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding Level 1 (SOS Approach)
∞ Diploma in Natural Nutrition (Canadian School of Natural Nutrition)