One of the greatest joys in life comes with learning to listen to that inner voice inside your head that is urging you to make a move. That’s exactly what today’s guest, Ali Bonar did when she launched her business, Kween. Ali shares how she’s learned to craft a life that she loves by shutting out the noise. We discuss her struggles with a disordered relationship with food, her journey to self-love and how she came up with the idea for creating granola butter. She shares what it’s like running a business with her boyfriend and using food, a former trigger for her, as the creative element for her business.
What’s in this episode:
How Ali crafts a life she loves by tuning out the noise and listening to her inner voice Becoming obsessed with eating clean Starting her self-love journey with her Instagram account, Avokween Her idea for creating granola butter and launching her business Her experience of working with her boyfriend as cofounders Being transparent about her eating disorder and her healing journey Finding the right therapist for you The role that creativity plays in Ali’s business and using food as a creative element Giving herself permission to enjoy former triggers Slowing down in her personal life and taking time for yourself Carving out space in your day to spend time with friends and family
Hailing from the rough streets of San Diego, Ali Bonar inevitably developed an addiction - to food. In fact, she's been eating 3x/day for as long as she can remember. Her deep-rooted passion for nutrition inspired her to study Nutritional Sciences at UC Berkeley and eventually launch @avokween, where she dove crown-first into the Kween lifestyle. Ali wholeheartedly believes that overall wellbeing is often achieved off-the-plate: nutrition is important, but human connection (and pizza with friends at 2 a.m.) are essential. Avocado is her drug of choice and people who "forget to eat" are the reason she has trust issues.
Connect with Ali:
Website | Kween Instagram | Avokween Instagram
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