Seek. Create. Speak.
“My mission is to create an open dialogue about redefining body image, esteem and worth. I'm passionate about sharing, educating and empowering individuals in their health and mindset, allowing them to take back freedom, curiosity and creativity."
— TIFFANY KAWENA
Like any story that comes full-circle, mine started with an early passion. At 18, I graduated from FIDM with an Associate of Arts degree in Visual Communications. This allowed me to launch a freelance career that I loved- styling, design and all things creative.
When it came to balancing work, life and health, it ended up looking at lot like this:
- What could give me the most energy (6 large coffees a day)
- What could support my unpredictable schedule (see above)
- Experimenting with the latest health foods/trends that everyone was buzzing about (this piqued my curiosity in nutrition- I learned a lot and continue to learn more!)
- Trying to figure out how to live a balanced life while always on-the-go (cue packing a lot of snacks in the car...)
“You have to take care of yourself before you can help others.”
I scrutinized myself for such a long time and in a way that stole the delight from celebrating my body, savouring delicious food and simply exercising because I loved to, not because I had to. My eating habits were disordered to say the least, along with the perception of what I looked like. I was so busy trying to "perfect" what I looked like on the outside that it took a long time to realise what was on the inside - my joy, my peace and my goodness had been rotting away.
I made a decision to start taking care of myself. It started small- cutting back on coffee, reading health blogs and testing out recipes.
Fast forward several years later, I am currently studying Nutritional & Dietetic Medicine (BHSc) in pursuit of sharing, educating and opening up a dialogue that takes away the fear, guilt and shame around food and our bodies.
My mission is to create an open dialogue about redefining body image, esteem and worth. I'm passionate about sharing, educating and empowering individuals in their health and mindset, allowing them to take back what it means to be free, creative and curious.
Pursue your passions, enjoy what you do, take care of who you are.
People, connections and experiences are the heart beat behind care and creative exchange. I'd love to hear your story, have a chat or collaborate!