Namaste Nourished was created to provide you with the tools you need to live the life you deserve – a vibrant, healthy life in which your body, mind, and soul are nourished.
The path to abundant health, vitality and wellness starts on the inside – nourish yourself internally and you’ll start to see the external aspects change, too.
Whether you’re just starting on your healthy living journey, need some extra guidance or a little boost of motivation, or you’re simply looking for some inspiration – you’re in the right place.
So, who runs this show?
I’m Ashli – I’m a beach-loving Aussie currently living in North Carolina with my husband and one year old son.
I am a Certified Health Coach and Weight Management Consultant. I also hold a Certificate IV in Fitness and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science.
I’m passionate about healthy living and whole foods. I hate counting calories (I don’t do it) and I LOVE exercising outdoors.
Growing up, I enjoyed a healthy, active lifestyle. I participated in team sports, ate the delicious, homemade meals my Mum made every night, and spent a lot of time outdoors in the sunshine.
A good foundation was set, but during my 20’s, I took up some bad habits. I ate too much fast food, started smoking when I was living in Paris on student exchange, and certainly wasn’t exercising on a regular basis.
However, it wasn’t long until my unhealthy lifestyle caught up with me. I experienced weight gain, skin outbreaks, constant coughing, lethargy, and just an overall “bleh” feeling.
I decided enough was enough – externally, I had a great life. But if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything. Given that I have a genetic predisposition to diabetes, high-cholesterol and clogged arteries (my Dad passed away aged 48 from a massive heart attack) I decided that I was going to make my health a priority.
In particular, I became focused on good nutrition. My father was incredibly fit (he exercised daily and was a former elite athlete) but due to smoking and less-than-stellar nutrition, his genetic predisposition to high-cholesterol and heart-related issues was “switched on.”
I’ve since become passionate about health living, and that’s only intensified since I’ve become a mother.
I don’t follow a specific dietary plan, e.g. paleo, vegan, Atkins, etc.
My food philosophy is simple:
I believe in moderation over deprivation. I enjoy eating an abundance of nutrient-rich whole foods including fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and heart healthy fats.
I’m also a big fan of complementary medicine, natural remedies, and eliminating as many harmful chemicals from my life as possible.
However, I’m not in the slightest, anti-conventional medicine. I believe that conventional and complementary medicine can, and should, work together.
My goal is for you to achieve vibrant health from the inside out by empowering you with the tools you need.