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Hi I'm Kierstin

I am a wife. I am a traveler, and I love food, health, and the outdoors with all my heart. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in a family of 5 children in Bountiful, Utah. I grew up in a loving family. My father worked in electrical sales and my mother worked in a verity of jobs some of which included nursing and being a flight attended. Due to my mom's love of flying, and my dad's love for the outdoors, my childhood was blessed with travel and experiences that now shape who I am today. I am someone who loves to experience outdoor activities, culture, language, food and people. I married my fabulous husband, Trevor, in March of 2012. We live happily in Madrid, Spain while he attends school for his MBA. I have a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics. This degree has only reinforced my love for food. Clean, from the garden to the table, and sustainable living is one of my passions. I am constantly mind blown at how plants grow and then provide us with the energy we need to live and thrive. It is a spiritual experience for me ever time is see something grow from a seed to give life to another living organism. I currently grow as many things as I can from my balcony but my dream is to have a garden of my very own. In the future want to share my love of food with children and adults. I want to help people reconnect with food in its natural form, and share the wonder that comes with growing and eating.

Why I am a Mormon

For far too many years I was Mormon because I grew up Mormon and it worked. I have never had desire to drink or smoke and church was where I could meet people. Many of the basic guidelines of church I had followed my whole life because it was easy, most everyone did it. It wasn't until I was in my late teenage years and early adulthood I was faced with making a true choice to continue being a member of the church. I gained a testimony as a teenage after dating a guy who was not a member. I discovered that faith faded with time. This happened when I made no effort to feed my testimony. (Unfortunately this has been a common theme in my life. Sometimes I feel like the Nephites in the Book of Mormon.) As a young adult found myself trying to venture out of my comfort zone. I moved a state away from anyone I knew and took a job working outdoors. It was a rough work environment and I found that for the first time ever my beliefs were truly and constantly being challenged by those around me. I was being asked difficult questions and was finding that I could not answer them. I had lived off of borrowed light for so long it was time I started to shine on my own. As I struggled with loneliness and doubt, I decided to lean on the lord for help. I found that he was waiting for me to ask for help. After my job, I moved back home with a new found peace, something I had never really felt before. I had found a deep internal peace and I knew that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was the true church. I still struggle, as everyone does. My faith and patients are still tested but with all my weaknesses I know through that experience that if I ask for help it will always be given freely.

How I live my faith

The way I live my faith weaves its way though out every part of my life. It is nothing flamboyant or unique. I live faith in the way I believe most Mormons do, I simply try to make choices based on what I feel Heavenly Father and Christ want me to do. I try to develop my talents that I have been given. I know even the smallest of gifts and passions were given to me for a reason and I don't want to waste any blessings the lord gave me. I try to live my life with purpose to show my gratitude for all that I have.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

I have had the privileged of making health and nutrition my life’s work. In doing this I have grown an extreme testimony of the word of wisdom. While studying I have learned that the lord not only wants to help us avoid addiction, but he wants us to create and maintain the healthy families. Studies are starting to show that abstaining from tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs and even coffee and tea help both body and mind be as healthy as possible. I see, through science, how it promotes health in families for parents, children, and the unborn. In addition we so often we solely focus on the strict guidelines of the word of wisdom but we often overlook other wonderful and inspired guidance. We are also taught in the word of wisdom about going to be early and rising early, eating within season, and that we should eat meat sparingly. As science in nutrition and health grows and we learn more, all of the wise words in the word of wisdom are continually being reinforced. Show more Show less