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Hi I'm Tanya

I'm a holistic nutritionist, wife and soon-to-be mother and I'm Mormon.

About Me

I'm passionate about nourishing foods! I enjoy learning about food traditions and the way different foods can nourish and heal our bodies. I love cooking and baking for my family. I also enjoy reading and always know where the nearest public library is located. I read all kinds of books - fiction and non fiction (my favorite topics of late are natural childbirth, history, other cultures/countries, farming/agriculture, the state of our current food industry and general health and well-being). Even though I live in the city, I spend lots of time outdoors at nearby parks and beaches. I walk and ride my bike regularly for transportation and exercise. I love painting but have no real "skills"...it's just for fun! One of my most amazing life experiences was the 4 1/2 months I spent traveling in India when I was 20. It was my first time traveling anywhere outside of North America, and by myself too. It was incredibly life-changing and I am so glad I could experience another country as beautiful and crazy as India.

Why I am a Mormon

I went to church with my parents from the time I was born. When I was a teenager I realized that no one was making me go to church and if I didn't want to go, I could stay home. This caused me to question why I went with my family every sunday. I looked at how my life was as a result of being a member of the church and wanted to continue living that way. As I got older, the same question came up from time to time - "why do I go?". Each time I would learn something new about why it felt right. Over the years I gained a strong understanding of the gospel and developed a personal relationship with God. This is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to be kind and open with strangers I meet on the bus and around my neighborhood by saying hello and talking to people I don't know. When friends, classmates or co-workers asked me what my plans for the weekend are I mention that church on sunday is on the schedule. This sometimes evokes further conversation about what church I go to. At church I spend time planning and running activities for young girls aged 12-18 that live in our area. We have fun and spiritual activities for them including summer camp, dances and workshops.