• About Alison

    At a glance: I am an aspiring photographer, creative writer, marketing & branding professional, event planner & social media gal.

    I'm also a Health Coach in training and the Social Media Manager at Health4US. I'm 99% vegan - or more accurately - a pescatarian. I am a big believer in clean eating (no, that doesn't always mean raw), and I love love love TRX training & medicine ball workouts. I'm a craft beer aficionado with a pension for hops. And traveling, meeting people, reading, and gobbling up sushi make me very, very happy.

    In a past life, I briefly led my college basketball conference in 3-point percentage, at 47.1%. To this day, watching college basketball or hitting the court remains one of my true loves, along with time with family and sushi (lots of it).

    In 2003, I graduated from Texas State University with a B.A. in Creative Writing. I had $1,000 to my name when I moved to Dallas.

    In 2006, I was living in Phoenix. It's there that I joined my first gym. It's there that my life began, truly, as I was, thankfully, shaken awake. And when I blinked back the sun and looked around, I marveled. Then, I gritted my teeth and worked out 6 to 7 times a week. For 10 months, I wrote down ever morsel and every calorie of food. By doing so, I slowly began to change my relationship with food.

    In 2006, I met John. I fell in love. It was a like a roller coaster meets a larger-than-life jumping gym. It challenges me in the best way possible. I finally let love in.

    In 2009, I moved to Boson. It was February, and I was hopeful for a new beginning. 2009 proved to be the loneliness, hardest year of my life.

    In 2010, I landed an awesome job at Health4US as their social media manager. Working with a great team and helping people with their well-being has renewed my purpose.

    Now that it's 2015, I am - long overdue - starting this blog about all things life. Especially love. It's what defines me. It's what motivates me. It's what I've always craved. I'm learning how to give love to myself, to love my body, to love what I can offer the world, and to - finally - let love in so that I can know what it feels like to have a safe place to be - honestly - me.