about julia

DSC00075who am I?
Hello and welcome! My name is Julia Denker. I’m a post-secondary administrative guru and a holistic nutritionist and a writer. What a unique combination, right?

After a lengthy and successful run in university administrative management, I decided to take a wee break in order to pursue my sideline dream of becoming a nutritionist. The decision was long in the making, but everything seemed to come together for me in the summer of 2012 and I knew the time was right to tackle a major item on my bucket list.

Best. Decision. Ever.

Knee-deep in anatomy, healing the gut protocols, and environmental toxins woes, I was head-over-heels in love…with this program. Over the years, I had taken nutrition-related courses, read copious books and articles, and shared the information with friends, family and colleagues. Now I looked forward to properly arming myself with nutritional know-how in a formal way.

Fast forward to today: I completed the program, topping my grand experience as class valedictorian – what an honour, to be sure! I’ve since entered into the world of ‘slash-career’ – recognizing that I have more than a bushel-ful of knowledge, skills, talents and gifts that can be of service (writing, project management, teaching, presenting, to name a few) and am finding ways to combine my comprehensive experience and expertise. I am keenly focused on the area of wellness in the workplace, with a bent towards the corporate woman.

 what’s this blog all about?
Just like our personal journeys, this blog has metamorphosed into a place where nutrition – the healing power of food – isn’t its sole focus. While making conscious, nutrient-dense food choices permeates throughout its being, I also bring you snippets of my personal life lessons from these past few years. Our well-being is a layered and complicated muddle of stuff, and I will help explain, unfold and simplify. I’ve accumulated a hefty toolbox of tips and gadgets that might resonate with you. Healing food is included, you can be sure of that! But at the root of it all, healing is about tuning in to your body in every which way – listening intently, being curious about the why behind your choices, and truly wanting to live your life with love, compassion, authenticity and vitality.

I want you to feel as vibrant as I do (most days…believe me, I have my days!). I will share as many tips and tools, and (mostly) educated musings to help get you there. Let’s hold hands in this human experience and treat our bodies, hearts and minds with love and respect so that we can live our best lives!

give a fig about your life!

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28 Responses to about julia

  1. HELLO JULIA! Wow! Was it the law of attraction?! Was it an angel?! Was it divine intervention?! God only knows – lol – but I couldn’t believe how you were planted in my space yesterday at Nature’s Fare!!!! Thank you for valiantly offering your expertise and time as I had so many questions on my grocery list for my latest venture of eating “cleaner”!
    So here I am at your blog as you suggested…THANK YOU!

    • JuliaDenker says:

      I’m so glad to have you aboard, Brenda! How fortuitous that we met…I hope to see you at Nature’s Fare again! Please come visit my site again. Best health to you-

  2. olga says:

    Hi Julia!

    Love the blog!! You’ve done good girl!;) I’m excited to see that your dreams and goals have come to fruition! I have no doubt you will have a rewarding practice and will help many people on their paths to finding health. I’m still addicted to my smoothies!

    • JuliaDenker says:

      Thanks so much, Olga! It sure is a lot of work, as you know…wow…and still lots more to do! But the encouragement and support of my friends helps so much – thank you! xxx

  3. Vidya Kauri says:

    Julia! This blog is uh-mazing! Wow, I am so proud of you. Nice going. And can I just say, I can literally picture you saying every sentence that you’ve written down here with all of the glee and enthusiasm you’ve always had. It’s nice to know some things never change. Really, really happy for you. Email me please! I have big news of my own to share.

  4. Kate Colter says:

    Oh Julia this is a wonderful blog and I’ve learned so much already! I’m so glad you followed your dream as your knowledge will help so many people. Looking forward to following you more:)

    • JuliaDenker says:

      Thank you so much, Kate. I’m so happy to have you visit my site…and you are most welcome here anytime! Happy New Year to you and your family! :-)

  5. Laura says:

    Hey lady….. 😉

    Great website, Julia! Congratulations on your new path – it looks great on you! I’m enjoying your blog posts, and plan to pick up some spirulina to toss into my daily juice (we started juicing while living in China, and LOVE it!!!)
    Cheers to a healthy new year!!

    • JuliaDenker says:

      Thanks so much, Laura! I will be much more attentive to this site now that I’m a finished school. Enjoy the spirulina and…happy new year! xx

  6. Karen Shurvin says:

    Julia – you are an inspiration! I love your site and will follow it regularly….your personality shines through! Keep living your dream cause I certainly “give a fig”! :) I look forward to crossing paths with you again through health and nutrition. So proud of you.

    • JuliaDenker says:

      Hi Karen! It is so lovely to hear from you! I am thrilled that you have made it to my site…and hope to ‘see’ more of you…Here’s to our good health!

  7. Silvana says:

    Love it Julia! Will keep checking in this wonderful site and tell people about it!

  8. Rachel Gilchrist says:

    So proud and happy for you Julia. You are such an inspiration to us all for taking life on and finding your true happiness! Much love my dear friend.

  9. Ellen Hill says:

    Julia, you are amazing! We are all so proud of you, both for following your passion and for what you have accomplished. The website is great and I love your style of sharing information. I look forward to connecting with you – very soon! Hugs, E

    • JuliaDenker says:

      Thanks, Ellen! As you know, this is part of my ‘dream’ – I’m so very happy with how it’s turning out. I’m glad to share with you! xx

  10. Kelly Dickson says:

    I have a little tear in my eye and a big smile on my face for you this morning Julia!! Well done! I am so proud of you. Its September long and 30 degrees in MB. so I have to do a little more bingeing this weekend 😉 but the healthy eating starts Monday. I will be a regular viewer of your site!

    • JuliaDenker says:

      Aw, thanks, Kelly! I miss you but hope to shorten the many miles with this new format. Enjoy the weather and the binge this weekend…come back here for your recovery! :) xxoo

  11. Janet says:

    Julia,
    Beautiful work! Love that you have allowed your personality to shine through. You’ve already got me contemplating what changes I could make to my own diet. And that what it’s really all about isn’t it? Thanks!

  12. Karen says:

    Wonderful! So full of information and you are only getting started.
    It has been a pleasure to watch the transformation from administrator to student to a new profession unfold.
    I truly can see just how happy you are, not that you weren’t, but as always when one follows their passion everyone else around them can tell!
    We will have the leaky gut conversation!

  13. Shannon kloet says:

    So very proud of you and honoured to call you a friend. So few people have the courage to follow their dreams.
    Your are a true inspiration.

    We will chat soon, amazing website!

    Shan

  14. Joanne says:

    So proud of your blog!!!! Gonna try the smoothie tomorrow :)

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