Angeles National Forest, 2015

What is this blog about?

My blog is focused around a wholesome, natural, and positive lifestyle.  I am an avid camper, hiker, and explorer and I'll show you that you can reach a new level in your creativity, health and self appreciation when you unplug, eat clean, and get out into nature.  I am exploring a question that David Cooper, a writer and philosopher, posed about the natural world.  “What should my relationship to nature—to nature, to animals, to plants, to humans, to natural places—be like if it is to be an appropriate one and to contribute to the good of my life as a whole?” I have utilized mother nature to heal my body from chronic pain, chronic fatigue, POTS syndrome, food intolerances and migraines.  Let me show you how my lifestyle can work for you too.

Yosemite, 2015

Yosemite, 2015

Meet Cadence

Hi! I'm so glad you're here! This is my lifestyle blog inspired by nature.  I post all about the benefits of incorporating nature into your daily life...even if you live in the city! For a long time I was surviving off of coffee and advil...I was overweight, medicated, unhappy, and slugging through life unfulfilled and unproductive.  I moved back to Los Angeles to re-charge my life and was quickly sparked by a deep passion for the outdoors.  It was then that I realized how important this was to my success and have been utilizing the power of nature ever since.  Let my dog, Arlo and I show you how nature can inspire and heal you too.    

New York, 2013

My story

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, but spent a lot of time in Maine, Vermont and New York throughout my life.  As a kid we spent a lot of time camping during the year and lived in rural Maine all summer long.  I have memories of my little brother walking for the first time next to a campfire and scrambling up empty streams in the California mountains.  I wasn't taught the importance of nature in my everyday life, but I was shown what it would be like if I chose to embrace it.

As a teenager and into my 20's I suffered from severe migraines, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, chronic pain from a spinal injury, and chronic fatigue.  Doctors never had long term solutions and most western medicine seemed to just make things worse. When I started eating a clean, gluten free (low carb) diet, being more mindful, and exercising outdoors daily I became more positive, less sick, and could finally breathe a sign of relief.  Unplugging from the internet and incorporating nature in my life saved me from the SAD (Standard American Diet), from living in my pain body, and from letting illness and negativity take control of my life.  Now, I live by a Michael Pollan quote, "eat food, not too much, mostly plants", hike daily, and have taken an active role in my health.