Welcome to
A Lush Life

I’m Laura, the creator behind this healthy living blog showcasing how eating simply can become lush-cious. A Lush Life began a year ago when I started connecting food to the emotions and thoughts inspiring every dish I created. Now, it is a place where I share my favourite healthy living recipes and products while telling my story of living with chronic migraine, depression and anxiety.

I spent my childhood knee-deep in cookies, ice cream and my Babcia’s Nanaimo bars, but my palate expanded after realizing what you eat greatly affects your body. I've tried vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free diets. Although I try to eat mainly plant-based foods, I admit that bacon still happens every once in awhile. I prefer baking to cooking and can often be found putting muffins into the oven at midnight.

I'm also a graduate of Mount Royal University (MRU) Bachelor of Communication – Journalism program. Now a freelance writer and editor, I have contributed to BC Food & Wine TrailsCulinaireEat North and Vita Daily (formerly Vitamin Daily). I interned at Avenue Calgary and Wine Access magazines and is also a former editor at The Reflector (MRU’s student newspaper) and The Calgary Journal.