Welcome to The Zen Kat (derived from my last name, Alex Katzen). I document my healthy living adventures and the little things that make life great.

The Zen Kat photo

Some things I like…

Workouts, yoga and headstands

zen kat headstand

Photographing and eating delicious foods

Basil Greek Nachos

Traveling and fun adventures

steve jobs quote


the zen kat

And creating Motivational Art



My goal is to practice moderation and balance in my daily explorations. I find inspiration in the arts- writing, photography, dance, music, and creating.


I’m a social media freelance consultant bringing creative energy and excitement to the table and documenting my journey along the way. Enjoy!

Feel free to email me at thezenkatblog@gmail.com.


43 thoughts on “About

  1. msuworld says:

    Hey, i also like to read fitness blogs but its opposite that i am really obese, weighting more than 60 pounds than what i should be ..Recently i am concentrating more on dieting and i can’t spend on exercising more than 1 hour daily ..So i was looking for foods that i can integrate in my lifestyle for faster weight reduce..btw nice Blog ..keep it running 🙂

  2. Alex Katzen says:

    Thanks for stopping by! Definitely check out my nutrition page. I’m constantly learning new healthy foods to try that are still delicious and not too difficult to make!

  3. CultFit says:

    I cannot not begin to thank you enough for stopping over and following my humble blog-o-thing! I wish you the very best, be inspired and take care!

  4. Katie H. says:

    Alex, I think we know each other “in real life” — your name and face are both very familiar!

  5. Kailey says:

    Just found your blog and I think it is adorable, especially the name 🙂
    Congrats on graduating from UVA – that is SUCH a great school!

  6. xoxbekxox says:

    Love your blog name 🙂 I look forward to browsing through your blog!

  7. Now I am glad I found your blog! My undergraduate degree is in PR, but I am not working yet. I hope you share more about your work and job searching experiences!

  8. Tiny n Fit says:

    I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Check out my blog for the details and to participate 🙂 http://tinynfit.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/liebster-award-woot-woot/

  9. Miss Myfi Morgan says:

    Yeah girl! Keep it up, you’re the healthiest gal I know and it shows!

  10. Leah says:

    Hi Alex! I just stumbled across your blog from ‘After the Ivy League’ and I’m so happy Idid. I feel like we have a lot of similarities – I look forward to reading more of your posts.

    On a random side note, I love your social media buttons on the right-hand side. Do you mind sharing how you added them?

  11. IE REIGN says:

    I appreciated that last post about adding the social media buttons, but was wondering if there was a way to do it without starting an about me account? I’ve started about four new accounts in the last week and am losing track of accounts and passwords at this point…

  12. laurasmess says:

    Hello lovely! I just discovered you blog and it’s beautiful… honest, deliciously inspired and full of great recipes! I look forward to reading about more of your health adventures 🙂

  13. AadiRohilla says:

    Hi Alex, What a wonderful surprise to find your blog “Absolutely beautiful work. Exceptional.” What a joy today! You’re “Awesome”. hugs and love!!

  14. Hi Alex,
    Your blog is so interesting and I always enjoy reading it. I’d like to nominate you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. If you’d like to participate, you can find the rules here: http://hotspicyandskinny.com/2013/02/11/inspiring-blogger-nomination/

  15. wonderfull blog, i like your perspective through life….
    kep sharing ang blogging Alex

  16. fitterfashionista says:

    So glad to have found your blog through Kaitlin, can’t wait to keep reading! I too am a big fan of cookie-dough so I know we are going to be good friends 😉

  17. genext13 says:

    I really love your log. Your enthusiasm is wonderful!

  18. Angela @ Health's Angel says:

    Hi, Alex! I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog. It’s so cute! I work in PR, too. 🙂 Look forward to reading!

  19. Meredith says:

    Hey there! I just found your blog and wanted to say hello 🙂 I also have a dessert weakness, but try to enjoy it in moderation! I look forward to reading more!

  20. Thanks for checking out and following my blog! I appreciate the support and hope you get a chance to try out a recipe or two of mine. I look forward to following your posts in the future as well!


  21. Happy Monday! I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! If you wish to accept this award you can follow the rules on my latest post. Totally up to you, but I love your blog and wanted to share the love.



  22. What’s up i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anyplace, when i read this paragraph i thought i could also create comment due to this good paragraph.

  23. A motivating discussion is definitely worth comment. I believe that you ought to publish more about this subject, it might not be a taboo matter but typically folks don’t discuss these topics. To the next! Kind regards!!

  24. catchingzee says:

    I love your blog! So glad I found it. Just started following 🙂

  25. catchingzees says:

    Also! I just nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award! Check it out here: http://catchingzee.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/the-versatile-blogger-award/

  26. I’m trying to comment on your post – it wont work! ;(

  27. Just discovered your blog & instantly became obsessed. I just followed & can’t wait to see what you post next. I would love if you could check out my food blog & give me whatever type of feedback you have to offer. Keep up the great work! 🙂

  28. The blog is beautiful, the name is unique and the topics are current, sexy and helpful and inspiring to me. How did you ever think of that name Alex..;) Ill keep reading if you keep post9ng. perhaps you can help me with http://www.yorr.org soon?

  29. Judy says:

    Hi there, I’m Judy! I have a question and would love to speak with you more. Please email me when you get a chance, thank you!

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