About Finding Health & Wellness

Andrea Toole

Welcome to Finding Health & Wellness, a food and wellness site delivering inspiration to help people live a more balanced life.

Years ago when I bought the domain name and started this business, the idea was that I would help visitors find their health and wellness. As a wellness advocate and certified Transformational Nutrition Coach, I know that there's no one-size-fits-all solution to health. Some truths are universal but some people are more healthy eating a mostly plant-based diet, others (like me) need more protein and lots of fat. I believe in starting where you are and starting with what you enjoy. I dislike dogma.

Finding Health & Wellness provides content that encourages natural, mindful living, without compromise. Sometimes eating junk food is good for the soul.

One of the principles that I feel the most strongly about:

No one should feel guilty about what they eat. If you think you'll feel guilty, don't put it in your face. Otherwise, eat it, enjoy it, and shut the fuck up.

Do NOT think, “I was bad and…” Do NOT negatively judge yourself. What you put in your mouth is your choice.

I'm on a mission to get the word “guilt” and the phrase, “guilt-free” out of food marketing.

What is Finding Health & Wellness

Finding Health and Wellness is a site for people who want to feel their best without strict rules. It promotes starting where you're at and striving for progress, not perfection.

The resources on this site include blog posts (many of which are researched), product recommendations, and a calendar of online educational events that believe have value.

Who is Finding Health & Wellness

Writes to educate

I'm Andrea Toole, Toronto-based founder of Finding Health & Wellness. This website has undergone several changes over the years but has always been rooted in my excitement to learn about and teach about wellness. I've been blogging since the dawn of time blogging. Several years ago I adopted the credo, “Writes to educate”. In every blog that I create, I keep that mission in mind.

The Myers-Briggs personality says that I'm INFP. (Introversion, iNtuition, Feeling, Perceiving.). Gretchen Rubin's Four Tendency's quiz pegs me as a Questioner, and my enneagram type is Type 5, aka The Investigative Thinker. My Love Language is Acts of Service. Yep.

And yep, I've taken all the personality quizzes.

Book lover. Credit: Wikipedia

I'm a dog-owner, a book lover (bookstores for browsing and the scent, but ebooks for convenience), Generation X, a Pisces, a digital marketing expert, a writer, a pork-eating Jew, a meditator.

Peanut sauce (or its allergy-friendly relative almond butter) is the best sauce there is.

I find farts funny and I'm not embarrassed to admit it.

Me + Wellness

Wellness is my family business. I inherited my passion for healthy living

I grew up in and around the medical profession and with healers around me. Healing is ingrained in me.

rotary dial phone
Photo by Hello I'm Nik 🇬🇧 on Unsplash

An early memory:

I’m between four and seven years old, sitting on my mother’s lap in a chair next to the rotary dial phone in my grandparents’ kitchen.

My other websites:

  • PRIMED For ADHD Management – All of my ADHD resources, which used to be on this website, got rebranded and given their own website in late 2019.
  • Andrea Writes – As you might have gathered from the name, Andrea Writes showcases my writing.

Recently, my writing has been featured on Medium publications including Music Voices, Invisible Illness, Publishous, The Ascent, and The Startup (Medium’s largest active publication). Further back in time, my work has been featured in the Jewish Daily Forward and the now-defunct Bamboo Magazine.

Want to learn more?

  • Visit one of my other websites
  • Read the blog on this website
  • Sign up for my newsletter. – There are no freebies or lead magnets here. I want you to subscribe because you like my content, not because I'm bribing you with a document that you might or might not use before you unsubscribe after you've received your free thing. Also, I like to break the rules.
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