Hi! My name is Urszula Humienik and I am a broccoli addict (and basically anything green 💚).
About this blog
This blog began as a vegan cooking blog in 2011 (if you go back far enough, you can find my recipes). Then in 2014, I decided to switch to a more personal blog about writing — my own as well as others. I started gaining momentum by joining online writing challenges. This blog grew and transformed until it became something much greater than I could have imagined. In 2016, I decided to move to my own domain and was there for a while. I was also occasionally but regularly publishing on Medium.
In March 2023, I decided to return to this blog for various reasons.
- I love the name
- I want a place to just write whatever I feel like writing at the moment without pressure for it to be “something.” This feels like the right place for that.
- I miss the community I built around this blog, and I hope to rebuild it.
So about me
I grew up in Chicago, a beautiful but tough city I love. I went to St. Hyacinth Catholic Grade School in the Avondale neighborhood, where I grew up. I graduated from Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, where Michelle Obama is also an alumni. Then, I went to The School of the Art Instititue of Chicago, receiving a BFA in studio art. Can you tell I love Chicago?
Although Chicago will always have a special place in my heart, in 2006 I decided to follow my dream and move to Poland. I wrote about that here. My family’s Polish-American, some living in the US and some distant relatives in Poland. I now have a husband and son, and live in a town called Białystok in northeastern Poland.
I also studied and received a diploma in art therapy. I taught it for a while at the Medical University of Bialystok. A few years ago I also became a certified yoga and meditation teacher. I teach yoga some mornings and evenings. In that aspect, I’ve started to further my knowledge of polyvagal theory and being trauma-informed. My next step in my yoga teaching is to become certified in trauma-informed yoga teaching within the next few years.
I mainly make my living through editing, proofreading, and writing. I specialize in health, wellness, and medicine. I supplement this with yoga teaching.
Of course, this isn’t everything about me. Read my blog to learn more.
Want to get in touch? Email me at uhumienik (at) gmail.com
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