Hello there, I’m Lesh.
At heart, I’m a writer and on this site you’ll find my musings on life, as well as recipes from a past era as The Mindful Foodie.
While I’ve worn a few different career hats, one thing has remained consistent throughout: using words to enhance the health and wellbeing of others.
Right now, I’m working as a Digital Content Specialist for a fantastic company that provides wellness programs and services to workplaces.
Before that, I worked as an Assistant Editor and a Wellness Writer for an online magazine, and have over 8 years’ experience working as a freelance Health and Medical Writer. Way before that, I practiced as a pharmacist and instructed aerobics in the years before Les Mills was a thing.
I’ve also contributed to well-known sites such as MindBodyGreen, Tiny Buddha, and Kris Carr. And once upon a time, I ran a website called The Mindful Foodie, where I posted mostly vegetarian wholefood recipes and published a recipe and healthy-eating ebook.
If you’re curious about my credentials, they include a Bachelor of Pharmacy, a Masters of Medical Science and a Certificate IV in Professional Writing & Editing.
On the personal side of things, I’m a Piscean – which means periods of solitude are critical for my wellbeing – who’s a proud mama of two cuddly fur babies. I was born in Fiji, and migrated with my family to Melbourne, Australia over 30 years ago – at the impressionable and vulnerable age of 13.
Being sensitive and introverted, I tend to overthink life and process the everyday more deeply than many others. Words affect me. But with age, I have learned – and am still learning – that it is possible to be who you are amongst the noise, to trust yourself, to be much kinder – to yourself and others.
Some people I admire are Alexandra Franzen (for her generosity and sage advice delivered with compassion), my sister (for her passion and ability to know – and do – the right thing over what’s comfortable) and an artist friend (for pursuing her dreams of writing and publishing poetry, courageously abandoning the conventional).
~ Lesh x