Jennifer Kanikula, RD, CD
Background: As a natural lover of food, I decided to go into a field where I could always be surrounded by it- dietetics. I started my career as a dietitian in a clinical setting at the Mayo Clinic in both Rochester, MN and La Crosse, WI.
Working with patients is a life changing and rewarding experience. Although my role was to teach my patients about specific diets, they unknowingly have taught me about life. I started writing down quotes that my patients would tell me to keep me motivated and focused on what's most important in life. For example, a sweet 92 year old patient of mine once told me:
Enjoy every minute of your life. Don't let it deal you a bum hand.
I love working in the field of dietetics, but the other love in my life is traveling. Growing up as military brat, I lived in England, Texas, Hawaii, Alaska and Wisconsin all before the age of 11. I studied abroad in Spain for 5 month in my undergraduate career. Since then, I've been seeking out the right opportunity to make more traveling possible. So here I am, making it possible by creating a blend of the two loves of my life by becoming the Sofull Traveler.
My Mission: Here on The Sofull Traveler, I'll be sharing stories about the things I'm seeing, tips for fellow travelers, and photos to visually aid in telling my tale. Also, because I'm a dietitian, there is an emphasis on food and food related topics. I've only just started working in the world of Nutrition 2 years ago and what I've learned so far is that our country needs a lot of help- and it isn't in dieting. It's in eating real food. It's in being a part of community. It's in treating ourselves, others, and the world with respect and kindness. It's in having fun.
My goal is to help you find inspiration to travel, desire to eat nourishing and delectable foods, curiosity to try new things, courage to question yourself, and an opportunity to find whatever makes your life so full, and soulful.
More of my story here .