Hey Girl! So Glad You're Here!
I'm Spencer, holistic nutrition consultant and owner of SoulSpired Nutrition.
When it comes to nutrition, I believe we have to start reframing our thoughts and ideas around dieting and weight loss, and make nourishing our bodies the main focus!
With this philosophy, I help women optimize their monthly cycle and nourish their hormones naturally through nutrition so they can go from just surviving...
It was about 6 months after I had transitioned from my corporate job as a graphic designer, to starting my nutrition consulting business. I knew for the last several years I had been burning the candle at both ends working 40+ hours a week while going back to school for nutrition — but I didn't realize just how much the stress and lack of sleep had taken a toll on my body...that is, until it forced me to listen.
I slowly went from feeling exhausted and overworked to exhausted, overworked, anxious and depressed. I also decided this was a good time to go off the pill (not my brightest idea) — Que the worst periods of my life: I'm talking irregular periods, weight gain, headaches, bloating, acne, mood swings and cramps that make you want to curl into a ball on the floor! My body had hit a wall from all of the chronic stress and nutrient depletion from being on birth control, and it was then that I realized I was going to need more than just green smoothies and gym sessions if I was going to get my hormones back into balance.
My superpower is helping women learn how to nourish their bodies while pursuing the kind of life they actually want...one with abundant energy, joy, and better periods.
As I began to dive in and research more about stress and it's affects on our hormones, I realized that while I was eating healthy, my body actually needed extra nourishment in order to recover, and my hormones needed different nutrients depending on which phase of my cycle I was in. I also began working on my sleep habits and finding ways to reduce stress such as acupuncture, massage, yoga, and meditation.
As I began implementing these changes, I slowly started to notice my energy increase and my moods lift. My periods became regular again, and I noticed less cramping and headaches during PMS. My acne cleared up and I began to come back to my normal weight. I felt more vibrant than I had in years!
I knew that I wasn't the only woman struggling with this same situation of chronic stress and difficult periods. I realized (the hard way!) that my health was more important than hustling 24/7, and that I could have a thriving career AND hormone balance! (you can have both, girl!)
Honesty and empathy, treating our bodies with love and kindness, making healthy eating a lifestyle, and creating balance with food.
Dieting, counting calories, body shaming, guilt tripping, or judging people for their food choices.
Hiking, on coaching calls with my delightful clients, cooking, hanging at my fave local coffee shop, or paddle boarding.
Prayer, walks with my handsome boyfriend and our adorable pups, a well-balanced breakfast, exercise, and hydration.
+ BA in Digital Art by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside
+ Certified in Nutrition Consulting by the Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition & Culinary Arts
+ Board Certified In Holistic Nutrition by the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board and NANP
+ Level 1-Trained in Yoga by YogaFit
I started SoulSpired Nutrition because I want to show women that eating healthy can be delicious and fun! I want to create and share delicious recipes that help make meal prepping easy (even when life gets busy), and I want to help women feel empowered to reclaim their monthly cycle so they can get back to living the life they truly want — One full of energy, joy and better periods!
Friends... my 10th time?
Oat milk latte
I love a good romance novel!
Rocky road ice cream
Anything from the 80's!
My Favorite Things
Hiking — It's my goal to hike all of the national parks!
my happy place!
The Desert! It's my zone of serenity where all of my best ideas happen.
Avocado everything! Avocados are an amazing source of healthy fat + you can't have chips and guac without them.
My Favorite Things
Sunshine. Wayfarers kickstarter semiotics, quinoa godard dreamcatcher hexagon pop-up hoodie.
my guilty pleasure
Ice cream. Microdosing gochujang keffiyeh salvia. Hoodie knausgaard art party.
Photos! Hashtag fashion axe palo santo fanny pack, ramps cornhole messenger bag asymmetrical direct trade slow-carb everyday carry chartreuse tofu godard.
Parks & Rec
Where I stand on the super important stuff... Agree / disagree?
FAVE BIBLE VERSEs:
my drink order:
John 14:5-6 & Phil. 1:6
Pink—as if you couldn't tell!
Red wine or a margarita
even is she?
Let 'em Say - Carline Smith & Lizzo
Follow Me on Insta!
I don't know about you girl, but the 'Gram is my jam! If you're looking for more info on nutrition for your hormones (+ watching me be a complete dork as I navigate learning how to make reels!) then join the party and connect with me on Insta.
did we just become best friends?