About the Author

20170723_151319Hey friends! My name is Marisa, I’m twenty-four, and I love eating and exercising. Contradictory, right? Wrong! See, I started this blog in 2014 with the goal to show people that it is possible to love food and live a healthy lifestyle. Live Free, Live Healthy began as a site to catalog and share my personal journey–the good, bad, and the ugly–and now it holds recipes, journals, thoughts, stories, anecdotes, tips, and some humor (especially self-poking humor). This blog has helped me connect to so many people as well as create an even better lifestyle for myself. Yes, you can be an avid exerciser and eater. Yes, you can enjoy some drinks with your friends on a Friday night and some lazy Sunday afternoons. Yes, you can eat without restricting and counting calories and being miserable all the time. This is possible.

Life is about being happy and healthy, so give your permission to be both.

Now here’s a little about me: My biggest passion (besides eating and exercising of course) is writing…if you couldn’t already tell. In May of 2015, I graduated from Waldorf University in Northern Iowa and I’m currently pursuing my love of writing as a full-time writer and editor for Thought & Expression Co.

runningI love talking to people! So please feel welcome to comment or contact me by filling out the contact form below, connecting with me on LinkedIn, or sending me an email. I’d love to hear your stories, experiences, and potential opportunities.

If you’d like to learn more about me, or to read more of my work, check out my personal website. Thanks for visiting!