Hello. I’m Dian. A Mama raising two amazing teens and two fur babies. For the past five years, I have been making conscious efforts to get myself and my family in a better shape through food and lifestyle fixes – as well as mindful practices. The connection between mind and body has been a passion of mine for more than a decade now. Answering to the calling, earlier this year I decided to embark on the study of Integrative Nutrition, as well as Clinical Hypnotherapy.
As a former health and parenting editor and a communications practitioner, I was always drawn towards nutrition, holistic health, and parenting. However, throughout the fast-paced corporate years, I seemed to not have enough time to truly identify the root causes of my health setbacks. When I moved to my husband’s native country, Malaysia, I decided to take a break from the corporate life. I dedicated most of my time to learn from various sources on how to better our life quality through food and lifestyle fixes, as well as mindful practices.
I am grateful to have discovered yoga about four years ago. To me, it was like pressing a big life-reset button. I found the 200-Hour Integrative Yoga Teacher Training very healing, and it helped me discover so much about myself. I still have so much to learn in yoga, but I can take someone through an energizing, yet mind-stilling one hour flow.
Our kitchen is almost free from artificial food and food with gluten. We do not live the perfect life and eat the perfect diet, but I try my best to serve the family what nature produces, and making it a point to read ingredients when making buying decisions in the grocery store. When food comes with codes or unfamiliar names, I tend to put it back on the shelf. Here on Sundari Nest, I am simply journaling our journey to a better health, and a calmer, sharper mind. (And there is a section called “Shop Joyful Things”, which is a passion project of mine, where I hope to introduce Indonesian artisanal products to a wider audience). It is my hope that you, too, can benefit from it. Let’s live a more wholesome, fulfilling life, one small step at a time.