Orly Shamir
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Blind Chef
Orly Shamir
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Orly standing a table full of food
Guiding You Through Empowerment
And Recipes For Success
Changing The World
One Meal At A Time
Although I Am Physically Blind,
I Have True 20/20 Vision
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The Opioid epidemic that was already existent through communities all over the world is more than ever a threat with the global Coronavirus lockdown. People of all abilities and disabilities on the road to recovery will now be faced with many triggers such as anxiety, that lead to bad habits, such as poor nutritional choices.  The entire world needs support, guidance, and impactful inspiration towards recovery of all kinds, which is why I have created Nourished By Light.

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That’s how I see myself – I Am Light and I Am Vision.

My name is Orly, which in Hebrew means “My Light”.

Oh yes, and I’m a recovering opioid addict, and I’m blind.

and a successful motivational speaker.

a bi-lingual financial professional,

a champion athlete,

I am a talented chef,


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My Ideas, Project, and
Sharing my 2020 Vision

Sharing my light and vision, sharing through food and multi-sensory experiences.

My own story of failure, addiction, and domestic abuse woven in with courage, resilience, and recovery – it was all for this!

I am compelled to inspire, motivate, and to support others in knowing that change is possible.

It’s everyone’s story. It is our traumas that blind us, and our truth that lights the way.

I have started the journey to having my own cooking show on Youtube and helping humans heal their minds, bodies, and souls through simple, nourishing recipes and recipes of life success.

Please follow my journey, “like” my videos and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel – which will help support my work and share with anyone and everyone that you can to help light the way.

Thank you so much for being on this incredible journey with me, and I can’t wait for us to discover and light the way for one another, especially during this worldwide pandemic of #COVID19.

I want to give back and make our world a better place! Nourished By Light 4

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Possible Project Proposal

Orly’s Experience, Ideas and Proposal


See More of Orly’s Videos Here.

About This Project

This is a project to combine culinary and cooking expertise with the inspirational survival story from opioid addiction, through a YouTube cooking series and an accessible app.

Nourished By Light 7The app will include a collection of simple and highly nutritious recipes with foods associated with addiction recovery. These will be experienced by the user through:

  • Beautifully demonstrated and described cooking videos
  • Interviews with guest experts with accessible guidance relating to food choices, cooking techniques and tactics for recovering from addiction. Experts might include nutritionists, professional food coaches, doctors, and addiction survivors.
  • Additional supporting material such as guided meditations and inspirational story-telling will be attached to each recipe.

The app will be downloadable and sharable with any device, and made viral through social platforms. We will use the Holman’s prize money for the production of the YouTube cooking show and app, and we will raise crowd-funding to take it to market.

The opioid addiction crisis is a world-wide epidemic. Good food is key to recovery. This is true for everyone, even those with disabilities that prevent proper nutrition and mindful eating. This show, and app is a crucial bridge between the trauma of addiction and the solution that sets us free.

Professional Testimonials

Nourished By Light 8Orly Shamir’s Moroccan fish recipe is packed full of delicious and nutritious ingredients. As a Certified Holistic Health Coach I want my clients to have access to simple and nutritious food, and this dish is ideal for those wanting to improve their cognitive strength, brain health (our brain is comprised of fats and water after all) and it will also boost immunity while being simple enough for the lay person to enjoy making!  Read more …

Nourished By Light 8Orly’s work and story is what living is about. I’ve been a lifelong foodie always enjoyed cooking and discovering cookbooks and recipes. Food is a significant basis for why I am a passionate health coach and physical therapist, which is why this project struck a personal nerve! Through her recipe and story Orly offered me an alternative response to a challenge I have faced in my relationship with my mom! 
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Nourished By Light 8I have had the pleasure of being touched by Orly Shamir’s passion, drive, and charisma.  Her devotion to her personal mission of transforming a story of recovery into one of not only healing but of accomplishment is deeply instructive to every human being.  Because while few of us have her personal experiences of losing her sight, all of us have had the experience of losing ourselves at some point.    Read more …

Orly’s Inspiration

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“Please know on this day of your life that… that patience, above all else, is what is needed right now. Do not let anxiousness or frustration take over. Conditions on the exterior of your experience will change, but your highest benefit will be achieved when conditions in your interior remain the same. Hold to your inner peace. Reclaim your identity. Trust your higher wisdom. Look to the grander vision. Do not agitate for a decision right now, nor seek an immediate solution. Do not wish for an end to things as they are. That end will come. Yet let it arrive naturally. Do not push the river. Wait. The Right Time is at hand, and resolution of this difficulty is on its way.

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