My name is Davida Lederle and I’m so happy you ended up on my corner of the internet.
I’m the creator behind The Healthy Maven, a multi-channel health and wellness platform helping women to live healthFULLY rather than living for their health. Sounds different, right? I’m not your average wellness-junkie. I love a good yoga flow and I may or may not have crystals sitting on my bedside table, but I also believe in nourishing your soul…and green juice doesn’t count!
Over the past 8 years I have shifted my belief that healthy living is about extending the years of your life, to extending the quality of your life. Life should be about prioritizing your health, but not at the sake of living your life. That’s why I believe in living healthFULLY. Wellness can exist without obsession.
Though I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, and spent 4 years living in San Francisco, California, I now live in Minneapolis, Minnesota with my husband (known around here as “C”) and our two dogs, Bodhi and Rumi. In addition to sharing resources through The Healthy Maven, I am also a YTT 200 hour trained yoga instructor as well as a certified prenatal yoga teacher and herbalist. I specialize in yoga for empowerment and stress relief.
I started The Healthy Maven in February of 2013 with the hopes of sharing nutritious recipes, workouts and healthy living tips with my friends and family but before I knew it, this little space of mine had become so much more.
The Healthy Maven has chronicled my experiments in the kitchen, in the gym and perhaps most importantly, in my life. From quitting my job and taking on the blog full-time, opening up about my struggles with body image and mental health and how I’m learning to balance health and hedonism, this place has been my virtual diary for over 8 years and I have loved every second of it.
My goal with The Healthy Maven is to inspire you to be your own health advocate. I share my journey in the hopes that it might inspire yours. There are enough voices out there trying to tell you how to live your life, I’d rather be the person who reminds you that ultimately there is no better expert on you, than you.
I truly believe that health is not “one size fits all”. What works for me may not work for you and what works for me now, may not work for me 5 years from now. Health is an ongoing journey, not a destination. On The Healthy Maven you’ll see me explore all types of wellness, from yoga to healthy recipes and everything in between. I try not to not write-off anything, but instead give everything a try before ultimately deciding if it works for me. I love being able to explore these experiences with you and if you take something away from it, awesome! If not, I admire your intuition and ability to listen to your body.
I’m all about finding what works for you each day, even if each day looks different. I hope you’ll stick around for the ride!
Disclaimer: While I am a YTT-200 hour certified yoga instructor and certified herbalist, I am not a certified nutritionist or dietician or a personal trainer. All opinions shared are my own. Please consult a physician before making any changes in your diet or fitness regimen.