Welcome to LivNourished. My name is Liv!
My name is Olivia Ward, but you can call me Liv. I’m the holistic nutrition & reiki practitioner, intuitive, educator and creative behind LivNourished. I help individuals simplify and navigate their wellness journey by tapping into their own intuition and getting to the root cause of their symptoms using muscle testing, holistic nutrition and energetic modalities. As a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant and Reiki Master, my goal is to educate you so that you can become your own empowered healer.
My Personal Health Journey
I have experienced many health struggles throughout my life; hair loss, constipation, eczema, food sensitivities, drippy eyes, bloating, weight fluctuations and low energy. In a search to discover the root cause of my symptoms I became trained as a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant and obtained my Bachelors of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science. Even though I was deeply educated, I was still struggling to understand why my symptoms would resolve and then come back a few months/years later. I was approaching my symptoms solely from a physical and nutritional stand point and felt that I was “doing everything right” but left frustrated when the symptoms would return.
During this time I was starting to go through my own spiritual awakening. Receiving vivid dreams that were like premonitions, direct messages and repeating patterns or numbers showing up in my life. I didn’t know what it all meant, but as I started to reach out for guidance to other practitioners and mentors, I realized that these were apart of my intuitive gifts that I was meant to share. I started to embrace this aspect of my life and became a reiki master and trained in muscle/energy testing which is a form of kinesiology. Everything shifted for me when I started incorporating muscle testing, energy clearings and living my life in alignment. Symptoms that had been sticking around for years fully resolved and I could feel a new version of myself ready to rise. I was my own empowered healer! This journey has led me to birthing my own medicine which I have infused into a very integrative approach in my practice.
Years of denying myself of my clairvoyant and spiritual gifts left an emptiness within me. Something that could never be filled or balanced with food. This led me to realize that nourishment is our state of embodiment. Nourishment encompasses our physical, mental, emotional, nutritional, relational, intellectual and spiritual health. To “livnourished” means to be in tune with the inner needs of yourself on all levels and to give yourself grace in the process. Healing is not linear and it is not one size fits all. When working with clients we always look at wellness through an integrative lense and often start with bring the body back to a relaxed state before even talking about food.
When I’m not in the studio…
Outside of the LivNourished studio, you can find me with my bare feet in the garden, petting the cows on our farm, sunning my bare skin, dancing in the kitchen, hosting a brunch potluck or family dinner, eating dark chocolate, creating some kind of new dairy free or gluten free recipe, in deep conversation with long time friends, cuddling my hubby by the wood fire, cold dipping into lakes and rivers, exploring nature, watching sunsets and giving kisses to our golden retriever, Nova.
I’m excited for you to explore all the resources, recipes, e-books, workshops, events and services that LivNourished has to offer to help you become your own empowered healer and health advocate.