In January Claudio and I will celebrate 10 years of marriage. An impossible feat to have imagined in either of our lives. We both swore to ourselves long ago that we would never marry. Our 10 years of marriage have somehow been a struggle to accept ourselves and each o...

We are happy introduce a line of Bunny Chronicle postcards. Now you can send Bunny & Bearli images to the world at large, just click here and order today!

Last week I did a meditation where the point of focus was, the heart’s desire. There I was in my mind’s eye, writin...

November 27, 2019

Center, Bearli with Poppy observing the first Harley parade in Lugano; top left Bearli poses with Pici; next Bearli poses for his passport photo; next atop a pair of carrot clad Happy socks he bought for Poppy in Belgium; bottom left Bunny & Bearli floating on vacation...

 Lago di Santa Croce, searching for a cool breeze.


August in the mountains of Italy. Entire days lay before me totally unscheduled. A state which in the past would terrify me, what to do? How to be productive and make each moment count? This summer, I felt in particula...

July 18, 2019

Left Bunny in the studio with Elena on our first show, in South America; right Bunny, Bearli, and I broadcasting remotely from Malpensa thanks to our personal sound engineer (Claudio, not pictured).

In the studio and on the road, Bunny and I are accompanying radio perso...

Our entire furry family – from left Prickles, Bearli, Nut guy, Bunny, Pici, Biancha, June bug, and Bianchino -  poses for Kenan from our terrace in Paradiso.

“I live in Paradiso” he said with an accent that swept this girl off her feet. Here I am 12 years later on 13 Ap...

March 22, 2019

Is it possible that as a professional trainer of effective communication that I still find myself often incapable of anything close to this concept with the person with whom I live? For my professional work I have studied various concepts of effective communication, th...

February 4, 2019

A collage of photos roasting Keith for 2019, year of the pig; top left Keith and I having a party; next Keith and Claudio meet over the Cubans Claudio has thoughtfully brought him as a meeting present (guaranteed friends for life); next them smoking said cigars for the...

January 21, 2019

 Golden sunshine illuminates the Bosphorus.

Kenan Soylu, software engineer and photographer dazzles us with his eyes on Istanbul. Lucky me, he is my Godson and features often in my blog with his photography as he shares our adventures. This post is dedicated entirely to...

January 9, 2019

Our hands joined on our wedding day, Bunny, Bearli (with one eye, shy like his Poppy), Bianca, and Biancina witness our union.

Nine years ago, on the ninth of January 2010, Claudio and I were married. In a tiny ceremony whipped up in three days with Dizee (of the Irish...

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About Me

Your guide to living and eating consciously, practically, everyday.

 

Nicole is an Independent consultant and certified Nutritional Therapist working internationally as an intercultural trainer, blogger, & guide. Her professional interests include how our approach to food reflects a way of life and how food and culture relate physiologically and psychologically.

 

Her practice is based on the idea that a healthy state of mind is the road to a healthy state of being. She offers you the emotional and psychological nutrients to make healthy food and lifestyle choices, empowering you to effectively address your issues so that you may be effective in your professional life and balanced and happy in your personal life.

 

Living in other cultures has given Nicole a deep understanding of the role food plays in culture, lifestyle, and healing. She is committed to sharing her passion with her friends, teams, and clients.

 

“Becoming a Nutritional Therapist with IINH gave me the chance to combine my greatest passions, food, culture, travel, and the joy of sharing meaningful connections, internally and externally.”

 

Beyond her passion for food and nutrition, Nicole has a wide range of skills she uses to empower individuals and teams to discover and embody their own potential. As a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Vladivostok, Russia, Nicole spent two years working in the development of emerging markets. Following this she spent the next eight years living and working throughout the Russian Federation on various development projects. She has as well lived and worked in Switzerland, Turkey, Italy and the U.S. and is committed to sharing her deep cultural understanding with her students and clients.