Hi and welcome! I’m Rebecca, the Refined Hippie. I started describing myself this way a few years back. It was a slow progression of identifying with a fundamental set of values that encompass two worlds traditionally seen as polar opposites. I feel just as comfortable dressed up for a fancy occasion with a cocktail in my hand as I do sitting on the beach – salty haired, post surf-sesh sipping on a kombucha.
It has been my experiences and those I’ve met along the way which have guided me to this place. Also, my own health crisis pushed things to the next level (read about it at My Health Journey, Part 1 and My Health Journey, Part 2). As I tried to heal myself naturally, I began questioning everything I put in and on my body. I started analyzing the planet and what we as a species were doing to it through things like factory farming, pollution, and deforestation.
With this new awareness of these atrocities, I saw the immense harm that we’re causing to our bodies, triggering disease and pain. This new perspective sparked me to change my ways and in turn create a healthier and more fulfilling life. I gained a deeper and more spiritual connection with myself and the world around me. The Refined Hippie lifestyle is one that cares deeply about the planet and all it’s inhabitants. It cares about what is put in our bodies and on our skin.
My goal for this website is to provide information to help inspire others to live their lives being the best version of themselves, helping their families and the planet.
My goal for this website is to provide information to help inspire others to live their lives being the best version of themselves, helping their families and the planet. I’ll share experiences, recipes, recommendations, and tips for those interested in taking a holistic and caring approach to their life and their health.
So join me on this journey. Perhaps you too will find your inner hippie!
I live in the Charleston area with my husband, Derek, and two kitties, Luna and Eva Snow. I’m a professional artist as well as a Holistic Nutrition Health Coach. I’ve studied with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, eCornell (a subsidiary of Cornell University), and spent a 1,000+ hours on my own researching and reading about nutrition, the human body, gut microbiome health, and how to achieve excellent health. I work closely with clients, teaching, guiding, and supporting them as they transition to a healthy and happier life. Let’s not just live, let’s thrive!