Taru Tuomi, an advocate for slow, mindful, holistic living. And an activist for physical and mental health and happiness.

You could also just call me a Holistic Health and Wellness Coach, which is a title I received after graduating from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition NYC in 2016.

I've been on a voyage all my life, not only have I visited many corners of the world and lived in many different places and cultures. Have seen almost 40 countries on five continents, lived in 8 of them and spent five sunny and occasionally quite stormy years living and travelling the world on a sail boat. But I've also travelled deep within myself to look for answers to the most basic of human evolutionary questions. Who am I? What is my purpose? How do I live a truly authentic life with most value and happiness? And how can I help others find their true path?

As part of exploring myself and the connection we have to all things around us, I eventually and inevitably, stumbled onto the journey of personal physical well being.

I struggled with adult acne for a couple years, and after much time, frustration and endless research, my intuition finally lead me to trust in the belief that modern medication just wasn't right for me. I understood that I would have to find the underlying cause to the dis-balance within my body, in order to help cure myself completely. Which is why I ended up studying the ancient forms of healing that has been practised for thousands of years before people put all their faith in the current health care system. This brought me to so many a-ha moments. Could life and health be this easy?

Food was the right answer for me. As was removing stress factors which I at the time had started to accept as normalities in my life. Within a few weeks of finding the right path to eating, living and relating to food and my life choices, my skin cleared up and the problem has never returned.

Knowing what I know now, that what I experienced back then were typical indications of something fundamental and internal not being quite right. That my body literally was trying to yell at me that I was on the wrong path - I feel it is my calling to help other women and men to look into what they can do to live a healthier life. How to remove noise and distractions and unhealthy patterns and details from their lives and make space for that which makes them feel truly good. How to feel and look the best they can by natural means. Help them find a way to thrive off life, rather than feeling overwhelmed by its many adversities.

Life can be a real jungle. If coming from a place of dis-harmony or dissatisfaction in any area in life, it is not very easy to begin navigating through the obstacles alone.

While nutrition is a major part of physical and mental well being, my approach to self healing stems much deeper. Being content with your life's situation and with your self is of paramount importance to find true harmony and balance. I know it is not always that easy to find out exactly what you are meant to be doing with yourself, literally and figuratively speaking. But with life experience and meeting many people from lots of different backgrounds, I have over the years discovered some simple, yet essential techniques to trigger, within most of us, a desire to ask ourselves just the right questions. For we do have most of the answers within ourselves. Our bodies are much more intelligent than we care to give them credit for. It's just the uncovering of the right questions that is the key.

I currently live in the quiet countryside of Sweden, outside of Falköping. Enjoying nature and the simplicity of life. This is where I visualize giving birth to my first child, expected delivery mid June. We are planning for a beautiful home birth, and are grateful and excited to have found the perfect home for this.

Before I began this very special and magical baby journey, I lived on the beautiful Greek island of Paros where I ran a little bed & breakfast and rented out some pretty neat traditional Greek homes to holiday visitors. I still rent them out, so go have a look in that section if you are ever looking for a perfectly calm, magically stunning and natural place for your next Greek vacation, and let me know if I can be of any help with rentals and tips to do, see and eat on the island.

Get in touch at: taru at tarutuomi.com