Welcome to When Life Throws You Lemons

Hello and welcome to my new personal blog When Life Throws You Lemons…

I’ve decided to set this up to further share with friends, family and the wider world my journey transforming my health with the hope to inspire others along the way.

profilepicMany of you will know me, for those that don’t, I am Nicola, a thirty something year old happily married wifey, chihuahua mummy and family girl. A dreamer, believer, designer, maker and smiley person. I run my own design studio, so you will usually find me creating things In The Shed.

Hard to believe from the smiles in that photo, that around the same time that it was taken, I began to find myself feeling really ill, for years in fact.  I suffered an array of symptoms, but worst of all, I had totally lost my sparkle. Doctors couldn’t pin down an answer, and I became very anxious trying to work out what was wrong when the doctors were telling me it was all in my head and I am healthy.

So I decided to take a more holistic approach. My intuition knew something was going on, and I would later discover my gut reactions were somewhat correct.

Long story short, I am now creating a lifestyle to improve my health, through nutrition and supplements, yoga and fitness, mindfulness and trusting my intuition more (it’s a powerful thing trusting your instincts). For various reasons I now follow a sugar, dairy, gluten, yeast, egg white and alcohol free diet. It’s no where near as bad as it sounds, it’s just a matter of perspective and getting creative in the kitchen. I love experimenting with food and trying out new recipes or making up my own and proving that a restrictive sounding diet is delicious, whilst knowing that I am working towards a happy, healthier me!

I plan to share some of my food creations and recipes to show that a transforming the way you eat, either through choice or necessity, can be easy and tasty. I will explain a little more about why I eat the way I do now and the transformations I have been going though to change my health around so you get a better picture of my journey. Plus any other gems of health inspiration l find along the way.


I welcome any questions and hope you find something here to inspire you as I begin posting!

The moral of the story (and this blog) is… Sometimes life will throw you lemons… and if you can’t make lemonade (too much sugar) – get creative!

Thank you for reading – keep smiling and enjoy your day!

Nic : )


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Disclaimer… This is my personal blog. I write about my own experiences. I am not a medical professional. The contents of this site is not intended to offer personal medical advice, diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on illness and medication.



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