Welcome to our site. My name is Kathy and I am a mother to a sweet little babe named Ava.

One of the things I love about the West Coast is the consciousness of health. Being from Vancouver and now living in San Francisco, I see that same commitment to health and fitness here in the Bay area. It's a lifestyle that I love and admire. 

Fitness and nutrition has always been an important part of my life. I have always believed that a healthy lifestyle is about a balance of exercise and proper nutrition. Making the right choices when it comes to fueling our bodies is important. Today we are afflicted by obesity, which is an epidemic, sadly, not only in the United States but in many other countries, and if that wasn’t enough, we have an added concern with the Monsanto’s of the world. I won’t even begin to speak to genetically modified chemical ridden processed food and the continual issues of labeling. What I will say is that I vote for education! Only with education will there be a shift in consciousness. And over time, it will bring change and make a difference in the world.

Being a mother now, has me more committed than ever. I want to educate my daughter and lay a foundation that she can build upon. I want to teach her the importance of food, what it means to get the right nutrients, eating whole, clean, and living an active lifestyle. And of course expose her to different cultures and encourage her to travel the world. What an adventure that will be for her. My husband and I are very lucky to be able to see the world through her eyes now - what a beautiful gift.

On this site, you will stumble upon a variety of things from food, fitness, travel, and adventure. I hope you find the content inspiring. May it help educate, and may it serve as a guide to bring awareness, wellness, and curiosity in your world.

ava + mum