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About the Blog

One writer's two cents on finally finding health and purpose in the third act. 

Thank you for taking the time to hang out with me. I know you're busy so I'll get right to it.

I sped past mile marker 50 a few years ago and hit a couple of speed bumps pretty hard which prompted me to slow down and pay attention.

It's taken a long time for me to settle into myself and like what's happening. To become proud. And there is so much more to do.


Let's live the best of the rest- build up our health and chase our unfulfilled dreams. Why shouldn't we? This is our time.


Midlife and above really can be the best time of our lives. We know ourselves better, our filter is thinner and we care less about the silly stuff. If you've made it to midlife you have learned, seen and felt incredible things, you have gone through trauma and risen like a phoenix. You have climbed the mountain and exhaled.

This is it. It's go time.

You are not too old and it is not too late.

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Hi, I'm Juli

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Thank you for taking the time to hang out with me. I know you're busy so I'll get right to it. Here's the scoop about me and the blog.


On the outside I’m a small business food co-owner with my husband, writer, researcher and beach freak.

On the inside I’m an enneagram 4  and a Type A-/B+ so I feel things deeply and never know how worked up I should be about them.


I’m an extroverted introvert, but in no way shy. I just don't have tons of time for small talk anymore. I use my phone to text not call people (see: introvert) and If you can’t find me anywhere, check the beach.

I got a diagnosis of Hashimotos which prompted a deep dive into healing: my relationship with food, years of inflammation in the body and how the nervous system is the key to healing.

Here's a few bullet points for About Page purposes:

  • I was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and live in Virginia. I am not Amish, but am from Mennonites.

  • I graduated from Penn State University with a B.A. in English.

  • I am getting certified in Holistic Nutrition.

  • I’m addicted to Pickleball. It’s how tennis players ride off into the sunset.

  • My husband and I own a restaurant and dessert bakery, and I literally just started learning to use recipes. Cooking is totally new for me and I'm on fire for it. (To be clear, the food is not on fire.) 

  • I have one child, a daughter who lights up the world. She is 21, and is a worship leader. She can sing like Adele. Don't tell her I said that.

  • I struggled with alcohol for a large part of my life. I'm free now.

  • Breaking Bad, ER, Sound of Music, Steel Magnolias, Wicked the Musical

  • Mornings, cats, the beach, dusty blue, roses, tea and all the coffee.

  • Jesus and Mary Magdalene are my heroes.

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