My journey to health began in early 2012. I was still pretty fresh out of school and working at a busy health and wellness center helping people get great results with acupuncture while I was ironically at my most unhealthy. I was stressed out and overworked, trying so hard to prove myself and I was suffering the consequences physically and mentally. I was at least 20 pounds over weight, had terrible acne, bad pms and irregular periods. I found myself often bouncing back and forth between anxiety and depression and looking forward to drinking my cares away with friends on the weekends as an escape (and drinking more than I should have been too!). Add in a sweet tooth and all the take out I was eating and it was just an endless cycle of feeling crummy, but I didn't really know any different way to feel at that time. One day I distinctly remember looking at myself in the mirror and saying "This is it Mary, you're either going out shopping for all new clothes in a larger size or you're getting your butt in gear." This was the first major step in changing my ways.

I was living in Long Beach at the time so I traded the bar scene for the pool and the boardwalk. I ordered less take out, made some healthier choices and within about 6 months had really started to see some change. Far from perfect, I was still working with the bad skin and some extra fluff, but I felt better not only physically but in my mental emotional being. I was even ready to give dating a go!

With a little help from God, destiny and a good online profile; ENTER JOHN.

John had already begun his healing journey as well and was way further along with his diet and nutrition than I was. I remember being FASCINATED by the way he was eating! My food choices had always been guided by a combination of taste and calories, always more concerned with if it would make my thighs bigger rather than thinking of actual health benefits. John ate in ratios; proteins, carbs and fats and he ate breakfast EVERYDAY! Who was this crazy cat?! John loves to tell the story when I called him complaining of a headache when we first started dating and he asked me what I had eaten that day and how much water had I drank. My reply was " a few cookies and 3 cups of coffee". That was my first lesson on the relationship between what you put in your body and how you feel. He introduced me to organic and what the benefits were for your body and the environment and slowly but surely we helped each other put together all the elements of our healing process. We actively put good things into our bodies and eliminated the non organic foods, processed foods and chemicals. My skin started to completely clear and my weight became a non-issue. I lost the last few pounds and since changing to a whole food organic diet I've never had a problem with it again (As I write this, I am 6 months pregnant and weigh less than I did before I started my journey). It helps that I married my nutritionist!

John and I created Wolf Moon to share all that we've learned along the way so more people can experience the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle. Neither one of us will EVER tell you it was easy, but we will always say it was worth it.