Hello! My name is Ellen, and I have a passion for keeping life clean and simple. This is my Zen. My own journey in living a cleaner, healthier life started a couple years ago. While I had always considered myself to be relatively healthy — I exercised regularly and did not indulge in too much junk food — I still felt pretty blah most days. Looking back, I can definitely understand why! Most of my diet consisted of what I thought was healthy food, but it was really just overly-processed junk, manufactured and marketed as “healthy.” In reality, most of the products I consumed were packed with sugar. After reading up on clean-eating and plant-based diets, I decided to revolutionize my own eating habits. Viva La Whole Foods! (Jamie Oliver is my Hero!)
In 2014, I graduated with a Masters of Science in Educational Psychology and a concentration in Community Counseling. From my experience working with clients as a professional counselor, I became increasingly aware of the impact leading an unhealthy lifestyle has on a person’s overall well-being. All too often, we are overworked and believe we simply do not have the time to take care of our selves, including our body, mind, and the home in which we live. This realization spurred the idea of creating a service and community that is dedicated to helping others in the process of cleaning up their environment and what they eat.
This blog will be a space to share recipes, demonstrations, helpful tips, product reviews, and thoughts or ideas related to living clean.