Hi, I’m Alisa Nelson – upcoming graduate student at the University of Minnesota in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Since graduating with my BS in Biochemistry I’ve developed a number of interests that centralize around the theme of self-development, wellness, and skill acquisition. Throughout the years I’ve blogged as a hobby and for business as a personal trainer. While I’m transitioning into a new season of life I continue to write and publish here occasionally.
I maintain this blog so I can share the journey and the outcomes of my efforts with others who are also pursuing improvement + wellness in their everyday lives.
These posts are simply where my thinking has brought me so far. I share to provide resources to those on their own journey and to document our life as we show up fully + do our part in the world. All thoughts and views are my own.
While I work full-time in Computational Biology and metabolomics, I tend to use this space to write about my other roles and interests:
- wife + mom seeking to provide a good environment for my family as we learn, grow, work, and rest together.
- athlete seeking ways to push my body + mind for the goal of being as fit as I can within my current constraints (I subscribe to the Crossfit approach to defining “fitness”). I make an effort to know my body + its signals, which helps me optimize my performance in and out of the gym.
- aspiring homesteader cooking 90-95% of our meals at home (active on Pinterest but also making my own recipes as I experiment), developing my gardening skills, and always looking for ways to increase the quality of what we produce + consume.
- mental health advocate – I’m seeking to better understand the body + mind across scientific domains so I can cultivate habits that bring mental clarity, energy, self-awareness, emotional balance, etc.
If you search through here you will see the remnants of posts targeted toward creative business owners from the days of toying with the idea of starting an online coaching business. I’ve decided to leave them up because they still contain useful information whether you run a business or a household + they are part of my story.