About the Author

marisa_donnelly_214_wbaMy name is Marisa, I’m twenty-two, 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. This is possible. And you can enjoy your life while doing both. Isn’t that great!?

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 College in Northern Iowa (where I played collegiate softball four years, check out that sweet senior year pic above!) and I’m currently pursuing my love of writing as a full-time writer 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!