Just when I thought I didn't need another food centric Instagram feed to follow, I ran across Mia Rigden of Rasa Life.  Without ever having met her, there was something about her vibe that felt super authentic, funny and worth following. She's  a classically trained chef, a licensed holistic health coach, and currently completing a masters in nutrition- all of which makes me feel like she definitely knows whats up in the food world. Her recipes seem super delicious, down to earth,  and she's up for adding some natural wine to the mix.  All of what I consider a win-win.  If you're looking for someone who truly seems grounded about their approach to wellness, tune in. 

I've continued to follow along and have watched her business blossom, and  now we get to see her transition into motherhood. Congrats Mia, and thank you for your contribution! 

3 word bio: 

Nutritionist, founder RASA

What is your one physical characteristic that you’ve had to grow to love, but at times would have changed? 

I have moles and freckles on my back — they used to really bother me, but I’m totally over it.

What would your husband, spouse, kids, or any roommates you’ve ever had say is your most annoying quality? 

My husband would definitely call me out on not being “tidy” enough.

You help people figure out how to get on the right road with their nutrition-  It all looks very fun and beautiful, but what do you find to be the most challenging aspect of your job?  

It is generally really fun and incredibly rewarding. One of the most challenging aspects of my job is helping people dissociate wellness from weight. Decades of a broken diet culture have definitely influenced today’s wellness trends, and I work really hard with my clients to encourage my clients to focus on health over a number on the scale. 

How do you find balance - specifically within the social media space? 

I am not on my phone all the time. I could probably share more, to be honest, but taking a photo or video is never my first inclination. 

With 30 minutes of free time, what would you do? 

Get chair massage.

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be? 

TOXINS! Get them out of my food, my water, my beauty products, my couch…I firmly believe that harmful chemicals are to blame for so many of the modern issues we are facing, from chronic diseases and inflammation to climate change.

A few unread emails or 1000’s? 

 A few — anything more than that stresses me out.

Honestly, packrat or minimalist? 

I am becoming more of a minimalist.

What keeps you up at night? 

Unanswered emails or a good book!

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