it began in the garden

understand your past for a healthier future

understand your past for a healthier future

Integrating her experience as a trained counselor, certified nutrition coach, and personal trainer, Heidi dives into the Genesis narrative to explore our shared battle with physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
Through stories, humor, and dozens of practical tips, these pages will help you learn how to:
  • Make small daily changes for big impact
  • Release the blame and shame that have kept you stuck
  • Have a “good enough” relationship with food 
  • Embrace life beyond the scale     
  • Live at peace with your body 
Discover hope, encouragement, and resources for making fresh choices that will lead to a healthier future. 

what people are saying

“It Began in the Garden" is well written, creative, punchy and readable. Heidi’s warmth and heart for transformation shines through each lesson. If you’re not living the kind of life you want, this book offers you the creative, practical tools you need to start living a better life.”
Bob Merritt
Sr. Pastor, Eagle Brook Church
Heidi will take you on a soul-soothing search for the balance and patience you need to make positive changes stick. Recognizing habits, developing them, maintaining them is king in this beautifully written book.
Margie Broman
Heidi's advice is simple and practical, and she writes from a faith perspective that simultaneously clarifies and enriches the "why" behind healthy lifestyle choices. And once we understand the "why," the “how" becomes much clearer.
Jim Beilby
Professor of Theology, Bethel University

are you at your best?

The health of your body – physically, mentally, and spiritually – impacts your ability to do what you do best. If it’s time for a change, Heidi’s award winning book may be the place to start.

“You will be equipped and encouraged to make better choices for a healthier tomorrow.”

– Heidi Zwart