Mama Lee: supercharged!

Written by kim cotton on . Posted in Uncategorized

Lee-Holmes-bwHello my name is Lee Holmes and I’m a spirited mama!

Being a mum to a feisty and brave 18 year old daughter, who is a few weeks away from completing her HSC can sometimes be daunting and overwhelming and I must confess that there are a few insecure moments and larger questions that pop into my mind like “Am I doing, giving, supporting her enough?”. Add on top of that, a full-time career in marketing and social media, carrying out my work as a Health Coach and wholefoods chef and being an author means that my days can be jam-packed with everything, anything and lots in between.

Supercharged Food

I started my website and wrote my first book Supercharged Food because I wanted to shout from the roof tops to anyone that would listen about how food and our diets are so important in our lives. I had a personal reason too; I’d already successfully used food as medicine to overcome an incapacitating auto immune disease by using nutrient-rich ingredients and wholefoods. It became my mission to help and show others the benefits of making nutritious food choices and now here I am; if you do happen to take a visit to my website you’ll find healthy recipes, a shopping list, meal planner, cooking tips and wellness information. I hope you come and take a look and try out some of the nutritious and healing recipes.My passion for wellness combined with my own story of overcoming obstacles and health challenges has inspired many people to take action. That is one of the key drivers for me to continue doing what I do. I think it’s important as a woman to have courage and step outside your boundaries to make choices which not only benefit you but others and the wider community. I see blogging as a creative outlet and to be able to encourage and motivate others to improve their lives is a fantastic gift.

I recently won a major award for my blog as part of the BUPA Health Influencer awards. Bloggers aren’t always immediately recognised for the work that they do so it’s great to be able to be recognised as an influencer in the health space. It was very exciting to be selected as the overall winner and the winner of the healthy eating category.

Keeping life real

As a spirited mama, my philosophy for whatever I do in my life is to “keep it real”. I have an anti-strategy when it comes to my blog, because I work in marketing and social media and plan strategies all day long for other people and brands. I wanted my personal blog to be different and authentic and a place where people could go and feel connected to others.

Being a spirited mama to me is about going against the conventional and being true to yourself. You won’t find any behind the scenes publishing calendars or strategy documents in my place 🙂 When it comes to my own blog, I write when I feel like it and when I have content that I think will help educate, inform or inspire others and that in itself is very liberating.

Socialise with me

share: www.superchargedfood.com

like: www.facebook.com/superchargedfood

follow: www.twitter.com/LeeSupercharged

blog: www.supercharged1.wordpress.com

link: www.linkedin.com/in/leesupercharged

watch: www.youtube.com/leeholmes67

Linking in with sassy Jess @ IBOTand Grace @ FYBF.

Comments (23)

  • Rhianna

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    Congratulations on the award Lee, lovely to meet you.
    Leaving some fairy wishes and butterfly kisses from #teamIBOT

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    • lee

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      Thank you Rhianna lovely to meet you too!

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  • Eleise

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    Congratulations on the BUPA awards, that is fantastic. I am with you, you are what you eat. We have been teaching Miss 15 about food choices at her mums might be causing her migraines and tiredness that she doesn’t experience when she is with us. Just this week she asked if she could take some of our home made healthy museli to her mums so she didn’t have to eat coco pops – huge win! I am off to check out your recipes 🙂

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    • Lee

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      Hi Eleise that sounds like a very smart decision by Miss 15. I hope you like the recipes x Lee

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  • Deb @ Home life simplified

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    Congrats on your award – so glad to find your site through this post. off to explore more for great recipes and info

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    • lee

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      Yay. Enjoy!

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  • Mrs Holsby

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    I’m so happy to have found you…. what a divine blog and an inspirational person you are!
    I’m a food/mamma blogger/writer too and your philosophy is so gorgeous and infectious.
    Congrats on your award. All your hard work will pay off!

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    • lee

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      Thank you Mrs Holsby, your words of encouragement really lifted my spirits tonight x

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  • Rita

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    Congratulations on the award Lee! I’ll have a look at your blog.

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  • lee

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    Thank you Rita!

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  • Emily @ Have a laugh on me

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    I can feel your vibrancy through your writing Lee! A congrats on the award and soon to be released book – can’t wait to read it 🙂

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    • lee

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      What a lovely thing to say thanks Emily 🙂

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  • Kathy

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    Lovely to ‘meet’ you through Kim and IBOT. Congrats on your award. I will jump across and connect with you. I really love your philosophy around being authentic and anti-marketing. Also coming from a marketing background (although in government) and I find it challenging thinking about my personal ‘brand’ with my blog. Like you I feel most comfortable just letting the writing tell the story and create the connections.

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    • Kathy

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      I totally agree with you Kathy. I think when things evolve organically it has a special kind of meaning to it and also not strategic thinking as such but creative thinking.

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  • Lydia C. Lee

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    Congrats on the award – that must feel very rewarding.

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    • lee

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      Thank you Lydia! All the more so as it was a personal story I think that I was so happy that people connected with it and that we could inspire each other in different ways.

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  • Neets

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    Hi Lee, I love your philosophy about being a spirited mama. Congratulations on the award! I was there to see your amazing blog be called out. So well deserved x

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    • lee

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      Yay! Neets, thank you x

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  • Lara @ This Charming Mum

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    What a great post! I have looked at your site before but not read your books. I must do it! Good to know there is a version for kids now too. How exciting!

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  • Renee at Mummy, Wife, Me

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    Recently quitting sugar I have realised the great effect food can have on your life. I can’t wait to check out your blog.

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  • lee

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    Thank you Renee I hope you like it 🙂

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  • Lisa Wood

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    so good to connect with another Mum who believes that Food does play a huge part into our day to day life!
    And I love how your blog represents what you want, blog what you want when you want….
    and all the best to your daughter with her year 12 HSC.

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  • Alicia

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    Congrats on being recognised and awarded for your awesome work.

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