Hey there! I’m Grace, a writer, web designer and yoga teacher from Seattle. Health has been a strong value of mine for most of my life, but until recently, my definition of “health” wasn’t very healthy.
I thought knew the formula: eat green stuff + exercise every day = a strong body. What I didn’t understand was the impact my mental, emotional and spiritual lives had on the equation.
Though Gracefully Primal began as a food blog (more on that below), it’s become a space for me to explore what it means to achieve true wellness — in mind, body and spirit. I share everything from insights from my yoga mat, to lessons I’m learning about the world in my travels. And yes, always recipes.
My intention is to create a space for women my age to feel supported and understood, and to use my words to help other 20-somethings navigate this decade with confidence, ease and grace. Check out a few of my favorite posts below!
What Brought Me Here:
Gracefully Primal started as a recipe blog back in 2014, but quickly transformed into something much richer. At the time, I had recently graduated college and found myself, for the first time in my life, directionless and depressed.
The magazine that had given me my dream job after graduation had just folded, and unemployment was slowly eating away at my soul. Physically, I wasn’t doing great either. The chronic digestive problems I’d had since childhood were worse than ever, probably due to all the stress and fear I was feeling. I remember being completely disconnected from both my body and my identity.
The paleo/primal lifestyle entered my life thanks to a naturopathic doctor and helped me tremendously in reclaiming the balance my body was missing. But it failed to address the emotional and spiritual instability that was keeping me stuck.
Whether it’s through yoga, mindfulness, the perfect roast chicken, or just a great podcast, these days my mission is to uncover what holistic health looks like, and use what I find to make my 20s a decade of fearless and fulfilled living.
A few of my favorite posts:
>> How to Build a Consistent Home Yoga Practice
>> Dealing with Fear
>> Yes, You Can Do Everything. Here’s How.
>> Calories Shmalories: How My Relationship With Food is Changing