Sholeen Lagadien

Sholeen Lagadien

Freelance Writer, Editor


Functional Training, Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, Thyroid Diseases


University of the Western Cape


There are no short cuts to a healthy, strong, and toned body. You can’t train your way to fitness without eating right and you can’t eat your way to fitness without training correctly. I love how pursuing a fitness routine teaches you about a lot more than just how to cultivate a strong back or flat tummy. One learns so much about discipline and sitting with discomfort. Being fit and having a healthy mind are, for me, also inextricably linked. I’ve not yet managed to have one without the other—despite my falling off the fitness wagon many at time.

— Sholeen Lagadien


Sholeen started her career in magazine journalism as an intern writer at Shape Magazine, SA. She then moved on to become editor of two custom publishing titles. After a short stint as a copywriter at an advertising agency, she decided to pack up her life and go teach  English in South Korea. Thereafter, she transitioned into the book publishing industry where she worked as a managing editor shepherding several academic titles. Upon her return to writing, she has focused on health and lifestyle with a keen interest in mental health and alternative and complimentary medicine.


Sholeen holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Cultural Studies and is currently pursuing a qualification in ear acupuncture (Acudetox).

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