Plant Magic is the language I speak. The earth is my sanctuary, her sweet foods my medicine and my teaching tools; she is my greatest personal mentor. She showed me that we can all thrive in her garden.
I am a life coach + holistic nutrition consultant + author.
I coach (mostly) woman both as one on one clients + online group courses (A COURSE IN THE RITUAL OF SELF CARE). I write, alot. I write to process my own soul, I write because it is cathartic, I write because it helps me heal; you can find my book here. I also own a business where I craft food for the people of the planet, it's called Farmapothique.
In childhood, I innately understood the healing power of foods, and I was always fascinated by the mind-body connection. Our ability to heal our physical, emotional, and spiritual selves continues to captivate me; renders me awestruck.
It was not until I’d descended into my personal ‘dark night of the soul’, then journeyed through growth, that I was truly able to begin to harness my own self-care practices, and accept my gift: immersing myself in my passion of providing soul-medicine for the world, and guiding women back to the earth through body nourishment and the ritual of self-care.
My personal story twists and turns into a darkness that nearly took my life; eating disorders, body shame and hatred, addictions, alcoholism, anger and rage, depression and anxiety, the unresolved grief over the death of my father (he passed when I was six), and an abusive relationship with a man (in adulthood) that lasted much longer than I wish it had. But it was through this darkness that I received one of the most profound gifts of all: the art of surrender.
Through the dark days, in the swamps of the soul, in a state of surrender, I learned lessons and absorbed the wisdom that only the darkness could teach. Through this, I discovered the divine within me. My soul shifted in the depths of that soul swamp, and I emerged with a deeper reverence for the Earth on which we live, the food it provides, and the bodies we inhabit—I embraced the unlimited healing potential of self-care.
It was through the darkness that I found the light.
Each of us can harness an energy which offers us the absolute ability to heal our bodies, our minds, and our souls. We are capable of contentment, forgiveness, and peace, regardless of life's circumstances.
My purpose on this planet is to hold space for the woman of the world to heal her heart.
"Lately I've seen alot of posts about the damaging aspects of social media - there is alot of content out there that causes comparison, envy, and just feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness. All that is defiantly true and an issue I think we all struggle with in this consumption driven world, but there is also so much good in it. Among the sea of ads and FaceTune there are some raw, real human beings just sharing their journey and their light with the world through this platform and it's so beautiful. Kori Leigh (@korileigh) is one of those people -- she's taught me many crucial self-care concepts (not like the "take a nice bath" version of self-care, more like legit "do the hard work and set boundaries for yourself and others" kind of self-care) She preaches honest self-care - honest advice, honesty about her struggles - it's the sort of transparency that makes some people uncomfortable. We are mirrors for each other and she is a light shining into those dark corners - forcing you to confront parts of yourself that are sometimes uncomfortable This woman has taught me so much simply by sharing her journey (and her food wisdom) with the world so openly." - Aiyana, Calgary Alberta
more about me
Born and raised in Calgary, I’m a Certified Professional Co-Active Lifecoach (CPCC), and Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant (CHN) whose passion for human development and body love, via movement and healthy eating practices, is informed by my past experiences with darkness: addictions, abuse, anxiety, eating disorders, self-loathing, self-harm—all the scary places most don’t want to go, or talk about; and also my experience with thousands of clients.
My life’s mission is to lead women to understand that ‘self’ is a priority.
I am an author. My book is called ATLAS OF DARKNESS and is a memoir + self-help book; it is a story of the Phoenix Bird who rises from the ashes (me being the Phoenix in this story), of abuse, depression, addiction, and self hatred. It is a book of inspiration, and acts as an atals on your darkest days. It can be found here.
I teach women the power of self-awareness and self-nourishment so that each can cultivate her own personal self-care practice. My message echoes the philosophy of ‘there being nothing to fix, and nowhere to go’; that simply leaning into the places we are allows each of us to step into our truth, providing authentic moment after authentic moment in which we each rise and are nourished.
Stridently unapologetically attached to pursuing authentic self-empowerment, and dedicated to being a life-long student, embracing mentors, healers, attending courses and workshops, I’m a humanitarian who uses her voice for the underdog. In addition to coaching individuals and groups, you’ll find me crafting potions, elixirs, and meals to heal the mind, body, and soul. I believe the gathering, preparation, and eating are sacred practices.
I am a passionate reader, adore dancing, and share a home with the loves of my life: my two dogs, Atreyu & Merlot.
My first book, part memoir/part self-help, Atlas of Darkness, was published Feb 2018.
Ongoing work with the BC Teachers Federation presenting captivating nutrition seminars to groups of Teachers.
Key Note Speaker for Alberta Health Services, presented on the 'brain-gut' connection for 600 nurses.