If you were going to make a major life change, what would you do?

At the age of 27 I was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disease. I had always felt like I was living for “someday”. “Someday” I would be able to travel, “someday” I would have more time to pursue my art, “someday” I would be able to live life on my own terms. When confronted with the idea that I may not have a “someday”, it changed things for me.

I had spent my entire adult life working towards the American dream. I put myself through college, worked full-time while doing it, racking up student loans and debt along the way. I got a job, went to work everyday, took on side work to help pay the bills, bought a house, and did the things that I was “supposed” to do.

After my diagnosis I undid all of it. I sold off everything I owned, hopped a plane to an island that I had only visited once and remade my life. I changed everything about the way that I live, work, eat and play.

After moving to Hawai’i I underwent food sensitivity testing which started me on my journey of healing through food. Going on a diet normally feels like deprivation, but to me it was an opportunity for hope. Changing my diet gave me a sense of control over my health and body. 

This website follows my journey into living a simpler, less toxic life. I hope that my experiences can serve to empower others. 

Thank you so much for joining me along the way! Please feel free to say, “hello”.


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About Jodi

Jodi is a writer, home chef, photographer and designer who turned her health challenges into a life win. She spends her time working towards a healthy, organic life in the native rainforest of Volcano, Hawai`i.

Certifications: Food, Nutrition and Health Certification – Hawaii Community College, 2024, Wild Crafting Certification – Earth Medicine Institute, 2015


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