I didn’t feel good…
Thyroid Cancer, Lyme, Epstein-Barr, Mycoplasma, Adrenal Fatigue, Auto-immune arthritis, Psoriasis — all before the age of 30 — Crazy shit! I mean, CRAZY SHIT! But I never had chicken pox and haven’t had a cold or flu in years!
I think I’m so passionate about being a holistic health practitioner because I’ve struggled a lot with my own health.
Do you struggle with your health?
Here’s the thing… our struggles shape us!
I think working with me is different because I know what it’s like to feel like shit.
I know the drill of bouncing from doctor to doctor, and I bet you do too.
I understand the frustration of trying x, y and z, of doing “everything right” only to have things spiral or, worse, not change at all.
I don’t just talk the talk…
I live this every day.
I’ve been to countless practitioners, tried a million supplements, changed my diet and my lifestyle AND yet I still have to keep on it, SHIFT, and adapt to keep my weight in check and curb chronic fatigue, anxiety, and pain. Just as our health shifts, so should our strategies. Gone are the days of rigid thinking where strict calorie counting and hours of cardio were the only way to get the healthy bod.
To get from your breaking point to your balance point is as much about being gentle with yourself as it is about action.
It’s about taking the right steps at the right time.
We can do this together!
My job is to share my experience, resources, and knowledge so your journey is easier.
Together, we can peel back the burdens and lessen your load so every step from here on out is a step closer to balance and freedom.
That kind of partnership has made a difference in my life. In some cases, it helped me step through fear; in others, it slowed my roll; all supporting my steps.
What’s your story?
My story is quirky and complicated… and maybe yours is too.
When all my friends were getting their drivers license, going on dates and worrying about zit cream, I got diagnosed with aggressive thyroid cancer, went in for lab work, ate through prescriptions, surgery, and radiation.
My weight ballooned, my mood was all over the place and I was likely the most awkward teen on the planet. Removing the tumor and my diseased thyroid wasn’t the end of it — there were 20 years more… before the auto-immune disaster, the adrenal crash, twisty arthritis — yadda, yadda, yadda. I mean, my story is crazy— but, I know I’m not the only one…
Whether your laundry list has the big C, adrenal, auto-immune disease, Lyme, Fibromyalgia… weight issues, hormone issues, mood imbalance, anxiety, insomnia, digestive crap, allergies —- whatever it is — there is a universal thread that links us all:
The body can only take so much for so long and once the balance point tips, strategies have to shift or our health will suffer.
Learning from my mistakes
I made the mistake of doing too much, too fast and I tanked into chronic fatigue and anemia.
- Shifting the strategy showed me that small steps often yield bigger, better, sustainable results.
I made the mistake of relying on doctors and prescription meds because my skin was so plaqued and my joints were so sore that I was frustrated and embarrassed, but that only got me into the cycle of having to take more and more rather than getting me relief.
- Shifting into a place of peeling back prescriptions and getting to know how my body responds to things showed me that the body wants to be balanced and that there are many paths to healing.
I made the mistake of making decisions out of fear. I mean, I full on panicked when my arthritis first flared. Panic, fear, and anxiety kill hope… and hope is one of the best healers I know.
- Shifting out of the fear gear and into a more neutral roll showed me that clear thinking and fear thinking yield totally different results.
I reached a point (and I’m guessing you have too) where I knew things had to change.
Have you reached your breaking point?
The reality of all the things I tried, doctors I saw, practitioners and therapies and supplements and diets…. the whole thing is exhausting and the TRUTH is even with all my intention and intervention, my health is still a challenge.
If you’re like me, you know there’s no magic solution.
I’m not one of those adorable coaches who posts sweaty workout pics and sells shakes.
I’m solid, boots on the ground, crawling through the trenches, MacGuyvering my way through the health maze.
I’m whole foods and attitude and gratitude all the way.
I’m not one thing — not vegan, paleo, keto — not just this or specifically that.
I’m a roll with it, feel it, find the flow person.
I’m not into the shame game, the blame game or pity parties.
I am growth, flexibility, gratitude, and grace.
I am all about doing whatever I need to do to get through the day (coffee and naps happen!)
I believe every breath is a blessing, opportunity, an invitation.
Every little thing in my life has brought me here — the health journey, years of schooling, certifications, and specializations — and it’s all to empower you:
- to cut ties with fear and stress and fatigue
- to reconnect with the things that make you feel good
- to peel back the layers of dis-ease so you can rebuild balance and increase the love in your life.
Whether you are in the throes of a cancer diagnosis, dealing with chronic illness or food allergies, struggling with weight or anxiety or pain, not sleeping well, challenged with occasional imbalance or just in need of a boost, I am here for you.
Here’s what I Know
I know how critically important it is to feel heard and understood.
I know how vital it is to acknowledge pain and challenge while also celebrate balance and success.
I know how helpful it is to have a health partner who knows you and I look forward to walking with you on your journey.
What I’ve found for myself and also with my clients is this:
- no one modality or diet works perfectly
- balance and healing happen by addressing the WHOLE you!
- a combination of nutrient-dense eating, exercise and stress management in partnership with traditional medicine (when necessary) can get you back on track.
Is my method of functional nutrition and health coaching for you?
Is your current plan and support system working for you?
Are you getting relief with your current protocol?
Do you want to feel better AND do you believe that it’s possible?
Are you eating foods that foster health and promote healing?
How would it feel to enjoy healthy, whole-foods as part of your healing plan?
Are you open to simple strategies for lifestyle shifts?
What are three things you know you should change to improve your health?
Are you ready to do the work?