About

me

 Natural Well Nest

Hi! I’m Josefa Ciccarelli. I created Natural Well Nest to document and share about all of the things that I’m passionate about and that help my family and I live a happier, healthier lifestyle. I truly believe in the mind, body, soul connection. There are 6 tips that I strive to live by… I’m not perfect, so there is always room for grace. 😁 My hope is that I can always continue learning and growing and sharing my experiences along the way. I share a lot about  Holistic HealthREAL food, Things I LOVE, my family Adventures (aka travel + fun) and living a SIMPLE, balanced life. In January 2017 we sold most of our belongings to “go tiny” and  bought a 22ft Airstream Safari travel trailer to live in with our family of 4. I look forward to sharing our family adventures here.

Feel free to say Hello at coachjosefa@gmail.com Josefa

-My Background-

I am a California girl born and raised. I am a Wife, Stay at home Mommy to 2 Awesome Boys, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Placenta Specialist, Physical Education Teacher + Coach and Mentor. Combined with a degree in Kinesiology I have a more natural approach to life. Most of my days you will find me at home snuggling with my boys, dreaming up our next adventure, reading, researching, and in the kitchen making simple healthy meals for my family. I am especially fond of smoothies and homemade popsicles

NaturalwellnestFor those interested in learning more about my story + why I became so passionate about the health and wellness of my family you can read below:

Boy do I love to eat! For most of my life I felt like I ate pretty healthy. I ate lots of fruits and vegetables, didn’t drink soda, ate out every once in a while. I was an athlete and a dancer. I played volleyball and basketball in college and danced for a professional dance company. You would never find me at the doctors. I felt like I had a pretty good handle on things. I graduated in 2005 with a Kinesiology degree and was ready to begin my career.

Basketball Royalty Dance Company

  Then in December 2007 I got married to my incredible husband Quinn…

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Got Pregnant with my first baby in 2010…(and learned all about having my best birth possible!) 

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I had an amazing all natural childbirth and brought a beautiful 9lb 2oz baby boy name Nico into this world In August 2011 with 24hrs of labor! 318744_1826450756054_864471815_n

And in November 2013 I had an amazing all natural Homebirth with baby boy Gianni! Read his birth story here!

Baby Gianni

And my life has changed ever since!! After my first son Nico was born I gave up dairy in my diet while nursing because he was a super fussy baby and seemed to be bothered by SOMETHING! A huge light bulb went off. Why was my baby affected by me eating dairy? I began studying about food vigorously. I needed answers to questions like, Where does my food come from? What exactly am I putting in my body and how does it affect me and my baby? I went on an elimination diet to find out what the culprit was and eliminated all processed foods, sugar and all the top allergens. From there I realized some of the food I was eating wasn’t the best for my body as well, and that there were other areas of my life I could improve upon. I was ready for a change –so I took a huge leap of faith and detoxed my entire life.

Out with the old and in with the new! So I began this blog to share my experiences and passions for living a happier, healthier and more natural lifestyle. I  also began studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I was taught a holistic approach to health and wellness. During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts.  My hope is that I can always continue learning and growing and sharing my experiences along the way.

Josefa

Email: coachjosefa@gmail.com

 

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