Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here!
My name is Paige Schmidt, and I’m a Certified Holistic Health & Transformation Coach trained and am certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and the Health Coach Institute (Transformational Coaching Method). In 2017, I also became a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor through my one on one training with Evelyn Tribole, the author of Intuitive Eating, to deepen my knowledge around the concepts of Intuitive Eating. I coach women to eat intuitively so they can make peace w/ food, feel great in their bodies, and DITCH dieting for good.
This blog started at the beginning of 2011 as “Healthy Hits the Spot” to share what I ate through the day. I wanted the world to know that you can be healthy and enjoy your calories, while not counting them. You can read more about my story here.
In short, from the time I was 13 to the time I was 19 I counted calories religiously. I spent a lot of energy and brainpower controlling the size of my body and it drove me to feel anxious, indecisive, and created a void in my heart. This birthed a fear in me that if I weren’t thin I wouldn’t know who I was (and neither would others). I had allowed myself to become completely defined by the size of my body.
When starting this blog I said to myself “If I can help one girl change her relationship with food, it will be worth it.”
I am so proud to say that this blog has inspired thousands of women across the globe. This is your go-to place for: self-care, positive body image and intuitive eating.
So, thank you for being here. I invite you to show up with me weekly for new posts and find even more inspiration in the Q&A emails that I send out every other Thursday. If you’d like to sign-up for these emails, enter your name and email below and I’ll send you my free 1-Day of Intuitive Eating Guide to say thank you!
By Reading, YOU will experience…
My hope is that your life will change for the better by showing up daily to my blog. This is a place where you can relate. I am just like you. Show up daily and watch your mindset shift. This is a place where you can rest and find peace in your own personal journey to healthy living.
“I’ve been a devout reader of Paige’s for years, and it has definitely been a major part of the woman I’ve grown to be! I can’t get enough daily eats posts, and the little insights about making satisfying, healthful choices from moment to moment. After years of soaking up Paige’s wisdom, I think she has literally become the voice inside my head that helps me to be calm and loving with myself! I know my freedom from dieting, the weight I’ve lost, and the genuine joy I feel around food now is the direct result of this incredible blog. THANK YOU!” – Jessica
“I want you all to know the impact this blog has had on me. Paige is reaching people that she doesn’t even know. I am a 21-year-old girl living in a completely different state from Paige, but my life has completely changed for the better by reading her blog. I was in the darkest place of my life and I finally feel like myself again. I can’t believe I am where I am, because a year ago I never could have imagined this.
Paige, thank you. Truly, from the bottom of my heart. You seem like an absolutely wonderful woman with such a large heart. Thank you for your work, thank you for your inspiration, thank you for the change you bring to so many!” – Rachel
I wouldn’t be sharing any of this with you today had I not gone through all the ups and downs myself. I have been through years of struggles with food, but I have finally found a healthy balance that works. I often say to my clients “share whatever is on your heart, I SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE” and it’s so true. I want you to show up here exactly as you are, without the fear of being judged. This is a safe place where we can all get along. I’m so grateful for you!
I’m in my late-20’s and am from California.
I’m married to my best friend of 8 years.
I am the Co-Founder of my online intuitive eating program Finally Free, filled with hundreds of women just like you looking to make peace with food once and forever.
I love what I do.
I love Jesus with my whole heart.
My favorite kind of drink is something warm & cozy!
My favorite foods depend on the season…
The best way I can think of starting my day is with a great cup of coffee, peaceful music, a candle softly burning, writing in my journal, cozied up with my pajamas, a fuzzy blanket, and slippers (and yes, I do this almost daily because I design my days to bring me joy).
I am most definitely a morning person. By night, I am ready to get comfy and be lazy – I’ve always been the first to bed!
I do love to read! Some books I love are:
Some things that make me happy are: sweet notes from my friends and clients, a smile, hearing someone say something kind (I love nice people), the color white (so pure and clean), hearing I’ve inspired someone, catching up with a friend at a coffee shop, being in session with a client, connecting with the Finally Free community, hearing that someones life has changed through working with me, eggs and toast to start the day, the rain, the beach during summer, a great workout, a clean environment, and of course, spending time with my friends and my family.
My favorite grocery store is Trader Joe’s (hands down!).
My ideal closet would include everything from J. Crew, Old Navy and Madewell in one.
My ideal house would be tiny, cute, and extra cozy.
I fill my home with: pillows; blankets; great coffee mugs; simple, clean lines; white dishes; white linens; and an office that is nice and tidy where I do all my blogging and health coaching.
In July of 2012 I enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (find out more about that experience and about becoming a health coach on this page) and started my business, which has since grown faster than I could have ever imagined.
Are you interested in working with me? I’d love to block an hour to talk with you on my calendar in a free Discovery Session. Share your name & email with me and I’ll let you know right away how to set up a time to talk. Share your info with me here.