Okay, Sequim and the Dungeness Valley, it's time to get REAL. It's time to have fun. It's time to tell a new story for our community, one which revels in how healthy, energetic, active, fun, engaged and committed we are.
I LOVE living here, and look to those mountains every single day and count my blessings that I've settled in such an incredible wonderland. Hike, ski, bike, walk, run, kayak, swim (ok, we'll get SARC back at it soon!), garden, yoga, and sometimes all in the same day. A day in paradise is one in which my husband and I go snowshoeing on Hurricane Ridge and come home to mow the lawn. Share THAT story with your friends!
We live in some of the richest farmland in the country and are surrounded by the riches of Clark farms, the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Creamery, Nash's amazing farmland, and Sunny Farms. Unlike when I was growing up in the Midwest, we have no excuse whatsoever for not choosing from our cornucopia of healthy, local food every day. And I'm going to teach you how to prepare it.
I plan to challenge you here, on every level; to walk one more block than you did yesterday, to share your time with those in our community less fortunate, to add one more serving of our abundant fruits and vegetables in your meals every day, to put down that sugar-rich beverage and grab a big glass of unsweetened iced tea, to push yourself away from that computer (what am I doing here?) and move it.
We'll have guest posts from our partners. You'll learn how Nourish Restaurant actually manages to provide such wonderful food from those gardens right outside the restaurant, how Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic successfully eeks out every penny of a dollar to provide health care to our most needy, and how our little rural Boys and Girl's Club manages to capture the attention of the big shots in D.C. with their USDA Summer Food Program and how our Sequim Food Bank has connected across the Olympic Peninsula to feed our hungry with gusto and love. Our partners will talk and share their stories, in order to help us ALL change our story...
About Dr. M
Dr. Monica Dixon, our resident blogger, has a 30 year history of work in the worlds of nutrition, physical activity, and helping to make communities healthier. Though health information abounds on the internet, much of it is ill-founded and not based in the good science that tells us what really works and what doesn't. Dr. M is a Registered Dietitian, Culinary Nutritionist (means you can learn how to actually COOK at home!), and a Health Psychologist.