Hello! Welcome to our new blog, a celebration of all things health, wellness, and happiness. I wanted to introduce you all to “Live the Nekter Life” with a little background on my own philosophy and how Nekter Juice Bar came to be.
When I first started Nekter in 2010 with my husband Steve, I felt that something was missing from my diet. I was “healthy,” but felt that I was not getting enough veggies in my everyday meals. As a busy mom and wife, I was often on-the-go (a life that I am sure many of you are all too familiar with)! I wanted to find something that would provide my body with all the health benefits I needed, tasted great, and would support my family’s busy lifestyle.
That’s when I began to research and stumbled upon juicing. When I first started juicing, I immediately fell in love with the way it made me feel. I researched like crazy to understand what it was about juicing that made me feel so fantastic! I knew it was something special and felt the need to share the amazing benefits with anyone and everyone. That’s when the idea of Nekter hit me.
When it comes to all things “healthy,” I feel that there is too often an overarching elitist or judgmental cloud surrounding it; like it has to be all or nothing or you feel inadequate if you don’t follow things perfectly. With Nekter, I wanted to throw all of these ideas out the window. I wanted to make juicing something that everyone could do, and more importantly, enjoy.
I believe that there is always a starting point, a moderation, and that we should never put high standards on ourselves that make us feel like we are destined to fail. I am a huge believer in balance – a healthy life is meant to be enjoyed! This includes indulging in ice cream cones with our kids, laughing over cocktails with our girlfriends, or whatever it is that isn’t always the most “healthy” thing for us, but brings us a little piece of happiness in our lives.
When food becomes a source of stress, we need to look at “why” – which is something I will get into later on in this blog. As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, I’ll be here weeding through all of the information that is out there – from the fantastic to contradictory, to bring you tips and tricks that you can apply to your life. Our team has spent a lot of time researching all things health and wellness to find the best tips to help you lead happy and healthy lives. We created this blog to be a safe space for you to learn and find ways to #LiveTheNekterLife, in a way that works for you.
It’s now been almost 6 years since my husband and I started Nekter Juice Bar and we couldn’t be more grateful to see how much love and support we’ve received from you, our amazing guests. So, from us to you, thank you! We are so excited to begin this next chapter of Living the Nekter Life.
All the best,