Hey there! I’m Julie – a researcher, educator, cancer survivor, and holistic health and wellness advocate from Canada. In short, I love LIFE! But to be a bit more specific: I love to eat good food, stay fit both physically and mentally, learn, read, cook, dance, travel, nature, and spending time with my family, friends, my pup Oscar, and three-legged kitty, Calvin.
I had originally intended for Genuinely, Julie! to focus on sharing my knowledge about a variety of health topics from a holistic, yet evidence-based perspective. However, as many of my creative ventures often do this blog began to take on a life of its own, evolving into a unique entity representative of me. Here you’ll find an eclectic mix of topics which I am passionate about. I’ll share with you matters pertaining to my life, adventures I go on, healthy recipes I’ve created and those of others which I enjoy, as well as information on a variety of health topics.
Through my experiences and education I have become very interested in and passionate about holistic approaches to health and wellness. Thus much of what I discuss here will be taking this approach. Being a researcher and scientist, I also hope to bridge the gap between what we’re learning from science and what everyone else out there gets to learn about. Some great discoveries are being made through science, but all of this fantastic knowledge isn’t much use if few people get to learn about it! So, many of my posts will incorporate findings from scientific studies and my aim is to make this information approachable, relevant, and understandable so that everyone can benefit from it! Finally, having lost my voice years ago due to laryngeal cancer at the age of 18, this blog is also an opportunity for me to share my knowledge and experiences with others, which is very important to me. In a way this blog is providing me a chance to regain my “voice” and I am so excited to have the opportunity to connect and share my experiences and knowledge with you! To learn a bit more about my story please visit the “about” page on my blog.
With this blog I hope to inspire, educate, motivate, and connect with others around the world; to share my knowledge, learn, and help others on the path to living healthy, happy lives!