Sophie’s Story

My name is Sophie Bourdon. I live in Montreal, Canada (I’m a native French speaker and write the French version of this blog here). I’m the founder and creator behind The Green Life.

I haven’t always been into holistic living. I worked in the advertising and media industry for nearly a decade. During those years, my lifestyle was quite the opposite of healthy. I was eating poorly and had an awful relationship with food, with my body and myself. I was drinking and partying a lot, I was stressed, overworked, unfulfilled and unhappy, waking up every morning to a job I hated. I knew nothing about wellness or self-care.

In 2014, I hit rock bottom. I was at my lowest. Unhappy, miserable and purpose-less. I was making everyone around me miserable too. I was heading straight toward burnout and depression, and I knew I had to make drastic changes to my life. I took a leap of faith, quit everything I knew to go back to school and enrolled at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto. I had no idea what I would do with this course (or with my life). I had no plan whatsoever other than saving myself.

I then embarked on the most rewarding journey towards health, happiness and purpose-driven living. I graduated as a Holistic Nutritionist in July of 2015, and launched this little online space the day after handing out my last paper.

Since then, The Green Life has blossomed into nothing less than my calling, my career, and my life purpose. I wake up every day feeling grateful and joyful that I get to live this life. In just a couple of years, I completely turned my life around. My biggest hope is now to show you that it’s never too late and that you too, can do the same.


Portrait photo by Sara-Maude Photographie. All photographs, recipes and content found on this site are property of The Green Life, unless otherwise noted. Please do not redistribute without my permission. Thank you!