As a little girl, I always enjoyed helping others. I loved seeing the people around me happy – even the ones I didn’t know. I often offered support, guidance or a shoulder to cry on. I truly enjoyed watching people thrive. It wasn’t necessarily a career goal of mine; just something that felt close to my heart.
As I grew up, I fell into typical 9-5 jobs that never excited me. In fact, they did just the opposite. I would find myself bored, frustrated and feeling stuck. None of the work I was doing resonated with me. I felt like I was living someone else’s life. I started to forget about my passion.
One day, I received a wake up call. In my early 20’s I suddenly developed multiple food sensitivities, autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue and put on tons of unexplained weight. I felt anxious and overwhelmed all the time. I didn’t know what was happening to me, but with new each year, each new health diagnoses, each new pound; I felt like I was moving further away from my true self.
After spending years going from doctor to doctor for any solution, and being told that I could simply mask my symptoms with pills, I realized this was no way to live. There had to be a better way.
I went on a mission to reclaim my health, my joy and my SOUL. I began making small changes in my diet and lifestyle and experienced profound effects. I felt empowered in a way that I never had before. I began to study nutrition and I received my health coach certification in 2010 from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, so that I could now use this knowledge to guide and support others on their journeys to reclaim their own well-being.
I discovered that by incorporating clean, whole foods into my diet and learning how to detect and eliminate the foods that I was sensitive to, my physical symptoms began to decrease. The weight started melting off, my skin started clearing, my energy began to increase. It was amazing.
After graduating, I continued educating myself through books, lectures, workshops and my own trials and triumphs. I learned to use meditation, visualization and manifestation to create my best life. I learned to create balance, ask for support and to listen to my gut. I learned to love myself again.
Now, my work and my passion are the same. My journey is the same as yours. Sure, they might show up differently for each of us, but ultimately we are all working through something that has held us back from being our best self – whether it be health setbacks, poor eating habits, lack of healthy movement, or just feeling stressed and overwhelmed by life’s circumstances.
I work with people who are ready to feel empowered, balanced and nourished – body, mind and soul.
To live their best life.
WHAT I KNOW NOW
I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
A health coach is a wellness guide and supportive mentor. Together, we’ll work to achieve your goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing stress, balancing food cravings, sleep and energy. Through working with me, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the foods and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.
We are all unique beings. What works for your sister, friend or neighbor may not work for you. While working together, we will find the best fit for you based on your needs, body type, lifestyle, health concerns and personal preferences. You will develop a deeper understanding of the foods and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.
I know now that all of the ups and downs in my own life were simply a path leading me to living my true passion – to learn, grow and to support others on their journeys. For that, I live my life with gratitude and tons of love.