I’M SHANNON AND THANKS FOR DROPPING IN. Let me know if I can RETURN THE FAVOr.
Here’s my thing, I love food, food therapy, being active and the great outdoors. I also love holistic health science (I am a total chem/bio nerd!), anti-aging, the mystery of hormones, body-mind-spirit... and binding that all together with good journalism. And, I love girl stuff. Hence why I created: The 40-Girl's Guide to Health! What matters more than HEALTH? LOVE. And LAUGHTER. We have that here too. Oh, and FAMILY. That's my world. That's where it gets real.
WHAT QUALIFIES ME TO TALK FOOD THERAPY?
...In August 2017 I will graduate from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (honours please, Mam). This has been a slog (in the best way) of an education, chock-o-block full of nutrition science, the latest research, body and food chemistry, biology, state of the industry, politics, body-mind-spirit, cultural diets, and so much more. Plus, I’ve been quasi-studying health since age 15. I basically turned my hobby/passion into my life.
THE MOVE PART, WHAT’S THAT?
...I’m a yogini, a teacher of 10 years, and a student for the rest of my life. I also love moving, not boxes, my body: skiing, surfing, biking... Don’t you? When you haven’t ran in ages, don’t you just want to sprint a mile? Then you do it for 10 seconds and say F-this? I do that sometimes too. But, I also do my intervals like a good girl. We talk about that and best ways to stay fit & strong, what it all does for your brain, longevity and so on.
WHAT KIND OF GIRL’S STUFF?
...This is the best part. It’s also the hard part. We ladies be complicated—fortunately health is not so complicated. Eat your veggies! But I get into the juicy bits, like, say, yeast infections. Groan. Are they not the worst? Who hasn’t had one? Lucky ladies. What's the best way to punt it? I solved a painful one with no meds, simply au naturel, it took 3 weeks but I was proud of not having to use liver-damaging meds. I'll share how. We also talk husbands, ambition, kids, family stuff, looking young, spirituality. Real—life—stuff.
YOU’RE NO SPRING CHICKEN, WHAT DID YOU DO IN YOUR PAST LIFE?
...I was a reality TV producer and director. I am repaying any bad Karma from years directing on shows like Real Housewives, The Dr. Phil Show, and The Bachelor. JK. Read the book Reality Jane! My chick/career-lit novel. It's on Amazon! It's a realistic look into that world, entertaining to boot. Anyhoo, it was a great career and I always (ish) upheld my journalist ethics, as that’s how I began, a true blue CBC reporter. I’ve met many characters and have great friends in the biz. Plus, it inspired me to turn my passion here, to create The 40-Girl’s Guide to Health. One more thing—age shmage!!
ARE YOU INTERVIEWING YOURSELF?
...Yes, sooo nuts. I really put me on the spot. Feel free to do the same and drop me a note.
Yours in health, love and peace
LEARN, MAYBE THAT’S THE BEST PART?
...At every corner I want your experience on my site, Youtube or Facebook page, to be useful and enlightening. Your time is precious! If you’re not learning, shoot me (with a Nerf gun or a super soaker, no real guns please). Let’s have fun and grow together!!