Natural Food Chef, Author, Food Lover, Lover...
Meg is an open book, over-sharing, passionate plant-pusher, and natural foods chef. She is a self-professed fitness junkie and health coach, who uses her daily movement practices to build strength AND her connection to her body and Spirit. She is a certified yoga guide, specializing in vinyasa and restorative styles and a cheerleader for powerhouse plant medicines Ayahuasca, Kambo, and Iboga, all of which she came to during the later part of her healing journey. Meg is a Breakthrough Breathwork facilitator, Dance of Liberation Leader, inspirational speaker, retired TV director, author, and eating disorder awareness advocate, with a personal mission to make the world a sweeter place, filled with love.
At hOMe in Costa Rica, Meg is busy expanding her family and coaching practice while creating healing food and recipes that support plant medicine as well as all the other healing modalities offered at Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Tamarindo, Guanacaste.
Meg is an intuitive eating educator with a passion for plants, a certified professional plant-based and living foods chef, raw food culinary teacher, and all around foodie. Meg has studied personally with raw food detox expert Natalia Rose at the Natalia Rose Institute in New York City as well as at Matthew Kenney's M.A.K.E. Culinary Academy in Santa Monica California. She is also currently working to become a Certified Mental Health & Emotional Eating Specialist with the Institute of Transformational Nutrition.
After overcoming a series of life altering events in 2010 and 2011, Meg chose to take the leap and leave her decade long career as television director to pursue her passions: raw food & yoga, and that brings her to where she is now. The perfect present.
“One cannot live well, love well or sleep well unless one has dined well.”
- Virginia Woolf
Food should be fun, food should be fuel, and food should be personal. I know what it is like to be in a constant battle with food. I know what it is like to be unsure about what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat. I know what it is like to feel guilt about every bite consumed, and even going to extremes. I spent many years battling an eating disorder and nearly died at age 30 because of it.
For me, from age 15 to 30, food was indeed the enemy. I hated my body, despised calories, and abused myself consistently. Now, I believe in eating to power your body, ignite your LIGHT, and honor your temple, in the most efficient ways possible. I also believe that food is one of life's most glorious necessities and indulgences; with the potential of creating pure and plentiful pleasure and delight. I strongly support the idea that you should fill your mind with loving thoughts, and this will in turn inspire you to fill your tummy with foods that will love your body right back.
My work with food these days is more about creating healthy relationships with eating, and less about rigidity and rules. I hope to bring up my daughter in a home where mealtimes are about gathering and sharing time, and those meals will often contain lots of veggies and whole foods AND will sometimes mean pizza take away from our favorite spot followed a bowl of ice cream!
The ideas and habits that are involved in the creation and evolution of our personal food philosophies run deep. It is my mission to unravel them at a macro level via public sharing and education, and on a more micro level with the clients I work with and my own family. Food is just food. What stories are YOU telling?