An Interview with Kathryn Sunantha

Bliss Pure Foods: Living in Full Colours is Sunantha’s upcoming book in May

Born in Singapore and currently temporary based in Nepal, Kathryn was a graduate of Lasalle SIA College of the Arts. A certified business image consultant, art educator and healthy eating life coach, Kathryn has built a strong foundation in the arts and public speaking under the tutelage of internationally acclaimed transformation speaker, Mr Robert Pante. She holds a BA in Metaphysical Sciences as well as a Diploma in Art Education. She champions the practice of ahimsa (non-violence) through conscious eating and lifestyle choices. She also travels frequently to empower people towards health and bliss. When she presents, people listen! Her style of delivery is candid and yet caring. She naturally possess the magical ability to connect people with their own self love, wisdom and respect. She does not transform people. She inspires them to transform themselves! She is also the author of “Wealth From Within: Unlocking Your Innate Wisdom” and “Playing to Lose: Actually You Will Only Win & Learn”. Kathryn travels often to train and provide workshops on arts, healthy vegan cooking and medicinal raw food making. She also teaches online via YouTube & Udemy at BLISSPUREFOODS Channel. During her free time, she enjoys taking time alone in Nature and meditation retreat.

Live interview with author Kathryn is available on our YouTube channel.

Describe yourself in five words
Candid. Playful. Creative. Curious. Open to possibilities.

What fact about yourself would really surprise people?
I look and feel very young but my actual age surprise people. I am approaching 40.

How do you work through self-doubts and fear?
When I have self doubts and fear, I like to go into my own silent space to study my own thoughts. Then I would speak to a few reliable and emotionally supportive friends to work through limiting thoughts like a sounding board.

What scares you the most?
Death. Especially sudden departures of very close and loved ones. I experienced two very sudden deaths who are very close to me in my life within 6 months and it made me felt very sad and behind the grief was fear…. The fear of losing/ abandonment.

What makes you happiest?
WHEN I SEE PEOPLE BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THEMSELVES, EATING HEALTHIY, BEING VIBRANT, HAPPY AND ALIVE, IT MAKES ME HAPPY! Healthy and beautiful foods made from the heart also delights me.

Why do you write?
Most of the time, its for self expression and an outlet for creativity.

Have you always enjoyed writing?
Only when I am inspired. When I feel deeply for a subject, then I write with enjoyment.

What motivates you to write?
To bring value, beauty, wisdom and possibilities in other people’s lives motivates me to write.

What writing are you most proud of?
I wrote a book named WEALTH FROM WITHIN: UNLOCKIING YOUR INNATE WISDOM when I was 21 to pay off my own education fees. This book is available in national libraries in singapore. Next was PLAYING TO LOSE: ACTUALLY YOU WILL ONLY WIN AND LEARN where I wrote about my dark experiences as a school teacher. Lastly, is my new upcoming book BLISS PURE FOODS: LIVING IN FULL COLORS where I shared all my vegan, raw vegan and vegetarian recipes with many beautiful colorful photos and instructions that are easy for people to experiment and play in their own kitchen. These recipes are foods made in my cafe in Nepal.

What are you most proud of in your personal life?
I am proud to be able to live the life that I love and living it powerfully. I am a person who loves to explore unknown territories and enjoy traveling and learning.

What books did you love growing up?
I love astronomy and it was one of my childhood dreams to study the stars and planets. But now, I love any books that can open my heart with wonder, joy and inspirations.

What do you hope your obituary will say about you?
FULLY USED UP.

Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live?
I was born in Singapore and have lived in many parts of the world. USA, CANADA, INDIA, MALAYSIA, NEPAL, AUSTRALIA, CHINA, JAPAN and currently I am looking relocating myself so that my work can be further empowered to benefit more people in eating healthy and cooking nutritious foods at home.

How did you develop your writing?
I treat writing like painting and would not say that I am a professional writer. But I do write from my heart when I write.

What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing?
I feel it is writing and marketing. Getting published is not difficult since there are many possibilities around self publishing now. Writing takes a lot of time and effort. Marketing is another world of skills that helps you get your work out there. So both are hard. Hardest, I feel is marketing because one has to know how to sell themselves daringly.

What else do you do, other than write?
I experiment food recipes in kitchen a lot! I also love to hang out in natural quiet spots. I love visiting nice vegan cafes and restaurants too during my day offs.

What other jobs have you had in your life?
I was a fashion designer then became a business image consultant and life coach trained by Mr Robert Pante. I worked as an image consultant and trainer for 7 years and then thought of becoming a school teacher to fulfill my other childhood dream. Taught for a short while in government schools and decided to quit because I wasn’t feeling my own inner fulfillment. Then I went back to being my own boss. Now I run a cafe, travel and teach classes like eco living, healthy vegan cooking, medicinal raw food making, inspirational talks, coaching etc.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Anywhere that has fresh clean air, good people, nature and an abundance of raw living water, a land for planting biodynamics crops and a nice kitchen and dining area to cook and host friends.

How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?
Laptop most of the time.

How much sleep do you need to be your best?
8 hours of sleep is what I usually get.

Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support?
My dad. Without him, there is no me today.
Getse Rinpooche, my dharma teacher, who gave me all I need to live life courageously and meaningfully.
Robert Pante, my life coach, mentor and best friend who have seen me grow up since 17. I taught me arts, design, English language and the power of presentation.

Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?
My new book BLISS PURE FOODS: LIVING IN FULL COLORS is a full colored vegan , raw vegan and vegetarian recipes book that contains all natural ingredients and fully plant based. These recipes are created from my years of traveling ands experiencing life. It is a fusion of west and the east incorporated with superfood and superherbs. What I mean by this is foods that are high in energy and vibrations and with just a small dosage, you get great nutritional benefits out of eating them. In the book, most recipes are made from scratch like enzymes oil, probiotics filled fermented foods, raw foods that have an asian touch to it plus clear instructional photos. I wrote this book with the intention to support and empower busy people to do more home cooking that canals be creative and fun activities to engage in during free time. The recipes are generally simple and easy to make. So this book will be very useful for mummies who wants to bond with their kids in the kitchen. Food has the ability to heal people and to bring people together. This is what I wish my book will do and bring to those who bought it.

We had so much fun learning about Kathryn and we believe you will benefit from her work on Amazon as well. Find her work on Amazon and be sure to catch up with her live interview on our YouTube channel!

Bliss Pure Foods: Living in Full Colours. Get it on Amazon today!
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