About Me

HerBalancedLife is all things Health + Wellness.

We love living a vibrant, healthy & active lifestyle.

We aim to inspire and promote wellness in everyone!

 


Meet the Editor & Founder | Kate Alexander

Blogging never stemmed from a study of, educational background or career in writing, for me it began when I decided to share my journey to ultimate health and wellness. For many this comes in different ways, different strides, but for me it was a case of Endometriosis and a desire to feel well, live well, eat well and be the best me I could be.

I started eating better, more organic, more raw, more plant based foods. For a while I identified myself as Vegan. I no longer use labels to describe my diet, I find it easier that way to continuously eat healthy and balanced. As I continued on this journey, I discovered the world of Health and Wellness was so much more than food. It’s your surroundings, your mood, skincare, household products. Everything around us either makes us feel well or makes us feel unwell. I’ve created this space to share all the wellness knowledge I can. As a way to inspire everyone to be the best of themselves.

So, where do I begin? With an education in accounting, my background has always been numbers. I never had one of those really cool jobs, you know, Flight Attendant, PR girl, Travel guru. I was a commuter, an unhappy one at that. I’ve since moved on to a better work-life balanced, but I’m always striving for more.

I absolutely love and embrace change. My ‘thing’ is switching it up every 2 years. I hardly stick to one thing for too long. I seek adventure, new-ness, balance. Feeling well however, has inspired something in me to not change. I will not change healthy habits for bad, I will not change feeling well for not feeling well. I have embraced something in my life that I strive to never change: Health + Wellness.

I promise to deliver the best health and wellness inspiration I can with every post. Please enjoy!

xx HBL

 

24 Comments

  1. September 23, 2014 / 6:53 pm

    WOW. So great getting to know you on a more personal level and love that you are taking control of your illnesses and healing your body through plants!

    • October 31, 2014 / 12:40 am

      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚ That really means a lot, how sweet of you! Keep up the good work yourself!

    • November 21, 2014 / 6:40 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you found it too, enjoy your weekend!

  2. Dani
    November 24, 2014 / 3:03 am

    Hi Kate! I am new to this blog. For the past 2 years, I have been dealing with a few new health issues myself. Inflammation is one, fatigue, restless sleep and just recently I learned I have allergic reactions to rice and eggs. I have made several healthy lifestyle changes and feel better than before but would like to improve in the areas I mentioned above. I have skimmed through some of your material especially your recipes which look amazing- can’t wait to try! One question I have for you is about protein. I’m not sure if I will totally eliminate chicken and fish but who know what the future will hold. I’m not a fan of soy either. Thanks – Dani

    • November 24, 2014 / 1:40 pm

      Hi Dani! Thanks for sharing, I am glad to hear your making some healthy changes ๐Ÿ™‚ There are a variety of non-animal protein sources (nuts, seeds, vegetables, legumes, beans), just do your research and try to find something that works best for you! Have a great day.

  3. December 12, 2014 / 2:53 am

    Wow! What a story! I’m so glad you are feeling better now. Thank you visiting my blog, and the like on my post that led me to your blog. Although I am not a vegan I do like to eat lots of fruits, veggies and nuts. I also been helped by a Chiropracter multple times, actually right now I’m going through a treatment. I’ll follow and keep learning with your recipes and tips.

    • December 12, 2014 / 2:52 pm

      Thank you so much Lety, your kind words mean a lot. It’s good to hear you are taking your health seriously and eating well. I hope your chiropractic care goes well for you ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. December 12, 2014 / 3:08 am

    omg Kate you’re so inspiring! Soooooooo looking forward to keep updated on your epic journey! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • December 12, 2014 / 2:54 pm

      Thank you sooo much! ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re so sweet! I’m so happy you found my blog and enjoy it, that just makes my day! Have a fantastic day yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. December 23, 2014 / 9:19 am

    Kate! I love this. I could relate so much to what you wrote here especially your advice to not necessarily listen and assume the first doctor or first diagnosis/suggestion received is the best or most accurate. It’s interesting you took that away from your journey because I once had someone ask me what my boyfriend and I learned from his cancer diagnosis and my answer was similar. First and foremost I said we learned to change our diets, but second we learned to question everythinggg. Unfortunately there are big businesses out there hoping to make money off of the quick fix drugs and reactive treatments. From everything I have read over the past three years I think plant-based is the way to go and I really hope it continues to help alleviate some of your symptoms. Best of luck ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep it touch!

    • December 23, 2014 / 2:05 pm

      It’s so nice to meet other like minded people! and its so true, we really have to look out for ourselves, unfortunately the healthcare system doesn’t do its best for us. I wish you and your boyfriend all the best ๐Ÿ™‚ I look forward to reading more of your posts too!

  6. January 9, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and ‘liking’ my “Whatโ€™s in My Plant-Based Medicine Cabinet?โ€ฆI Mean Pantry? Come on in and See!” blog. Your story is very inspirational and it’s wonderful that you’re sharing it. As I’ve shared my own story about healing my health issues through nutrition, I’ve been amazed at the number of people who say they’ve been helped by it. Yours will help others too! Thanks for sharing!

  7. January 31, 2015 / 8:56 pm

    Hi! I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award because youโ€™re amazing! You can find the instructions on my blog page : veeganista.com

    • February 2, 2015 / 3:38 pm

      Thanks! That’s so sweet ๐Ÿ™‚ You’ve just made my day!

      • February 3, 2015 / 3:31 am

        I love brightening people’s day any way I can! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • February 3, 2015 / 8:12 pm

          Thats fantastic! It’s a really great feeling being able to make someone happy and cheer them up. Have an awesome day!

  8. March 17, 2015 / 1:28 pm

    Awarding waiting for you on my blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

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