Hi! I’m Ashley. Nice to meet you!
For as long as I can remember I knew what I wanted to do with my life: Anything related to wellness and fitness. The human body is amazing with its ability to heal and regenerate. From the moment I was able to make decisions about my education, I have been absorbing everything I can on these topics.
What you’ll find here at Cold Texan Wellness is information on fitness, yoga, alternative health, essential oils, and of course, good nutritious and delicious food. I am here for you and would love the opportunity to answer your questions if you don’t already see what you are looking for. Just shoot me an email!
In a nutshell, I am a wife, new mom, former business owner, health nut, crazy cat lady (but I love all animals), and fitness junkie.
I went college in Houston, majoring in Nursing. Most of the way through I really felt that nursing was not for me (so much respect for all the nurses out there. I mean, wow! Y’all are amazing!) However, I will forever be grateful for this wealth of information and experience. Shortly after, I completed training for a massage license and have been practicing therapeutic massage therapy for 10 years now. Since then I have also completed training and obtained licenses in Aromatherapy, and Yoga, and have become a Reiki Master. Next stop, nutrition (coming 2017!). In this time I have worked with a couple really talented chiropractors from whom I learned so much and have run my own practice.
In 2014 I married the love of my life, closed my business, and moved to Finland (just for a few years) with our fur baby, Osiris Papyrus. This year we welcomed our baby girl. Thus far it has been an adventure and I am very much looking forward to what life brings us.
After moving abroad I started a blog, Chronicles Of A Cold Texan, just as a way to keep my friends and family updated on our life and then things just evolved from there. Cold Texan Wellness is a continuation of my first blog, where I shared similar knowledge that you’ll find here, my travel stories from living in Europe, and our general life stories.