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Introducing Katie Norris Nutrition

August 5, 2016

I’m bursting with excitement today to announce the project I’ve been working so hard on. Without further ado, I introduce to you Katie Norris Nutrition. In my private nutrition consulting practice I’ll be able to work with you one-on-one in New York City or virtually for those of you anywhere else in the world. Wherever you are on the planet or on your health journey, I’m here to help you reach your health and wellness goals.

My Personalized Health & Nutrition Program is for women tired of obsessing over diets and their food. I offer a fresh approach to eating that will change the way you think about food and what you eat. Together we’ll get clear on your goals and I’ll share innovative, creative tools and materials that are presented in a way that’s, well, digestible.

What kind of results can you expect?

  • Improved digestion (buh-bye bloated belly!)
  • Feeling light and energized
  • Glowing skin and shiny hair
  • Sleeping like a baby
  • Effortless weight loss
  • Feeling like a million bucks

Interested in learning more about my Personalized Health & Nutrition Program? Visit my Nutrition Consulting page.

Have a lovely weekend!

My Boobs Are Trying to Kill Me

February 19, 2015

On December 23rd, 2014, I received the dreaded phone call. “You have breast cancer.”

How could that be? I eat well, I exercise regularly, I don’t smoke and I rarely drink. Most importantly, I have no family history. I could simply not understand why this was happening.

Last winter I was experiencing extreme tenderness in both of my breasts which was at times downright painful. One day while showering, I felt a lump under my arm. I went to a doctor straight away to get it checked out. The physician said it was nothing to worry about – I just had dense breast tissue and the pain was caused by fluctuating hormone levels during my cycle. Without any testing or exams, he sent me on my way. I should have felt relief from hearing this news, but something just didn’t seem right.

It wasn’t until I went in for my gynecological visit in August that I had a follow-up about the lump under my arm. She told me the same things as the other doctor – “You’re a healthy 27 year old with no family history of breast cancer. You just have dense breasts. Also, cancer doesn’t hurt. You’re fine.” For peace of mind, she referred me to a specialist in the city for an ultrasound and biopsy.

The results of the biopsy and imaging came back inconclusive. They couldn’t tell me what is was or wasn’t. I decided to get yet another opinion on this mystery lump. At another hospital, I had several more biopsies performed, numerous ultrasounds, mammograms and a MRI.

When the results were in, I was at home with family in Iowa for the holidays. When the nurse called me on the phone, I could tell by the tone of her voice it wasn’t good. “Katherine, I’m very sorry for relaying this information to you over the phone. But the labs came in.. they came back positive.”

I was in shock. Deep emotional shock.

Before I even had time to react, I was asking questions. What are my options? Will I need a lumpectomy? What about a mastectomy? Will I need radiation? Chemotherapy? What are the next steps? I wanted all the answers.

My mind was racing with fear, but also confusion. I was told numerous times I had nothing to worry about. It’s nothing. It was too much to take in and I broke down. Crying for the unknown, crying for the amount of strength and courage I would need to get through this.

After getting off the phone, I had the unbearable task of telling my husband. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you… Gavin and I are married! We were married 10 days prior to receiving this unfortunate news. Wanna talk about the worst possible wedding and Christmas present? Yeah, it’s got to be cancer.

If there’s one thing that has kept me strong during this time, besides a solid support system, it has to be humor and seeing the bright side. In the moments of my diagnosis, I knew I had to remain positive. I wanted to be like one of those people on Ellen whose devastating occurrence brought change, life-changing change!! I’m going to make something of this cancer. I’m going to use my voice to spread the message for early detection, but also for prevention. I’m going to be the winner of this battle, because I’m going to be a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and cancer is not invited.*

*Though I haven’t been invited to be on her show (yet), here’s to hoping! And if you’re reading, Ellen, I love you!

I’m Back…

June 26, 2014

A few months ago I made the decision to take a break from my beloved blog. It wasn’t an easy decision, but good news is I’m back for more regular posts! Big projects and plans are in the works behind the scenes over here. Taking a break gave me an opportunity to give them the focus they needed. I’ll be sharing more with you all very shortly! In the meantime, I want to hear from you!

I’m so grateful to have you part of the figgy & sprout community and that I get the chance to share my passion with you. I love interacting with you and whenever I get emails and comments from you it makes my day. So, if you feel inclined please comment below by answering one or all of the below questions. Oh, and of course all other comments are more than welcome.

1) What do you LOVE to read about on figgy & sprout – what are your favorite kind of posts?

2) Would you like to see more health/wellness articles and tips?

3) Would you like to receive a weekly or monthly newsletter? If you aren’t already signed up, you can do it here.

4) What is your biggest, burning wellness question/concern at the moment?

Thanks so much! Your responses will really help me shape this blog around what you need.

Thank you for being the amazing, supportive tribe that you are.

xx  K

PS – Happy Summer!!

(Photo Cred: My sister, Jenny Norris)

Friday Favorites: The Desire Map

March 14, 2014

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I was really digging Danielle LaPorte’s The Desire Map. I spent many mornings and nights in my pajamas reading this book and scribbling away in a journal. I powered through it within a week!

As well as setting some major goals for this year, I’m also reflecting on how I want to feel in 2014. This is a revolutionary way to identify, engage and launch your deepest desires. It was about the time that I started to embrace this that my creativity ramped up, and this concept has influenced everything from how I eat, to my relationships, to accountability.


By moving through Danielle’s process of identifying your core desired feelings, you will be creating the blueprint of your new year’s intentions, or goals, or dreams  – whatever it is you want to call them. I’m learning that I need to understand how I want to feel at the manifestation of a dream before I can even begin to decide what to dream. The first time that anyone suggested to me that how you feel should be the backbone of your life, the idea seemed heretical. We live in a culture that so often tells us that feelings are irrational, Danielle is saying we should be listening to our feelings to gauge how we will spend our day. But once this idea clicks into place – well, then. Whoa. Anything that isn’t lifting me up gets either re-framed powerfully or dropped, because it’s not giving me more vitality.

Here are my core desired feelings:

  1. Connected
  2. Vibrant
  3. Whole
  4. Courage
  5. Inspired

Have you read this book? What were your thoughts?

I invite you to list your core desired feelings in the comments below. I can’t wait to get a glimpse inside your heart.