About Me

Hello! Thanks for stopping in!

I grew up (and still live) in a beautiful place called Whistler, British Columbia. Whistler is the #1 ranked ski resort in North America. What comes with being a top ranked ski resort? A very active community that has always promoted a healthy and happy lifestyle. I have not always embraced this lifestyle – I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety for most of my life. I realized somewhat recently that health and happiness are choices that we make every day. We are all responsible for our own realities. These are not always, by any means, easy choices.

I started my journey to health and happiness slowly. I began by changing the foods I was eating – moving away from frozen and pre-packaged meals. Just because they’re easy doesn’t mean they’re good for you. I made a move to cut WAY down on the sugar I consumed. Choosing instead natural sweeteners and less of them. I used to be a candy fiend – but over time, my taste buds adjusted and I no longer have the sugar cravings. Amazing!

As I began to feel better from my eating habits – I started feeling like I wanted to share them, which led me to starting the original version of this blog; Whitney’s Real Recipes. This has been a super fun experience so far. My journey has continued to evolve, my health choices have expanded to exercise, yoga and meditation. Expanding to include a healthy mind as well as a healthy body.

Becoming open to the changes in my life has led me somewhere I never could have predicted. And it has been such an incredible experience. Opportunities have come to me that I did not expect and I am truly excited about the path that I have chosen. I am now currently enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition for their Health Coach Training Program and I am so excited to expand and grow in this direction!

I look forward to growing and sharing all my experiences here.

You can follow me on social media through the links at the bottom of the page. Also, if anything you read or see on this blog interests you, or you’d like to know more – feel free to email me at w-barkman@hotmail.com.


Whitney Barkman