My name is Haley Hanna Erickson and I currently reside in Chicago, IL. I am first and foremost a Christ follower, health nut, and fitness enthusiast here to share my knowledge about holistic health. My idea of living a holistically healthy lifestyle encompasses more than just what you eat and how much you exercise (although that’s what I previously thought was “healthy”). In order to truly live a healthy life, I believe you need to focus on the 5 F’s: FAITH, FAMILY, FRIENDS, FITNESS & FOOD. Why is this my philosophy? Well this is when my whole life changed…literally…for the best, and I am forever grateful!
Prior to accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I was reading a book called the Daniel Plan. I had been going through a very low point in my life and was looking for a good read (naturally a nutrition/fitness book), and this book caught my eye at Target. I was debating between a few different books but felt a strong desire to purchase this one because of the depth it had as the cover displayed “Faith + Food + Fitness + Focus + Friends”. For some reason it hit me that maybe I was missing a key part to achieving a truly healthy lifestyle. Needless to say, I purchased that book and loved everything I read. Within the next week or so, God performed the most amazing miracle of my life by bringing a very special individual that led me to faith in Jesus Christ (future blog post to come about my faith story).
This book truly changed my perception on health and helped me realize that God needs to come first and foremost. We were created BY God FOR God. We are His workmanship, and we are to treat our bodies with the love and respect it deserves. To me, that is through serving the Lord, self-love, building relationships, nourishing my body with health foods, and staying active.
I am not a registered dietitian, but for as long as I can remember I have been intrigued by food (HEALTHY food) and fitness. I absolutely love spending time in the kitchen creating healthy recipes, researching the latest superfoods/food trends, as well as creating my own workouts. These are truly my God-given passions/talents where my creativity shines through, and I feel God has blessed me with these abilities so I can help others.
My goal is to help you live a healthy, vibrant life by sharing my knowledge in holistic health whether it be as a mentor, coach, friend, random encounter on the street, etc. It is an ongoing prayer of mine that God will use these talents to help me connect with individuals from all different backgrounds wherever I go, so that I can use this as my avenue to teach others about the grace of God! To extend my reach even more than just the individuals I encounter, I will continue to pray that the love I share with others will create a chain reaction so that they in return will feel called to bless others with their God-given talents and abilities.
“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16