Let me tell you a little bit about why I’m so passionate about what I do…
I know firsthand the toll modern life takes on our bodies. After years of working long hours in corporate America and getting little sleep, I began to experience symptoms like extreme fatigue and brain fog that were difficult to explain. I also developed hormone imbalances, including severe PMS and a sluggish thyroid, and food sensitivities that were taking their toll and significantly impacting my quality of life.
Fortunately, I connected with a team of knowledgeable and innovative healthcare professionals who helped me put the pieces of the puzzle together. Some of the key components to my healing included:
- An elimination diet to uncover food sensitivities
- Diet changes such as going gluten-free and grain-free
- Testing for nutrient deficiencies
- Supplementation to support my unique needs
- Correcting hormone imbalances
My experience helped me understand the root cause of why I felt so bad and empowered me with the knowledge to sustain my health. Rediscovering my own healthy essence® was a journey. And, it didn’t happen overnight. But as I began to feel more and more like myself again, I realized that feeling terrible each day is not normal or how we’re meant to experience life.
Perhaps the most important lesson I learned was that the connection between wellbeing and life purpose is incredibly real. Through health challenges, my body was calling for me to pay attention and listen to my inner compass.
Becoming a Lifestyle and Nutrition Coach
My own health challenges led me to discover and follow my passion and become a health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Here I gained new skills to not only help me sustain my own healthy changes, but also to empower others toward reclaiming and maintaining their healthy essence® as well.
However, I wanted to go deeper and learn more about the science of nutrition and herbal medicine. I enrolled in the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where I am pursuing a double master’s degree in nutrition and integrative health and clinical herbal medicine.
I focus on the role that both nutrition and lifestyle play in wellbeing. Discovering your healthy essence® is a journey and I’d love to be your guide.
As your partner, I recognize that you are the expert in your own life with your own unique gifts and strengths. The Healthy Essence® Programs are designed to support your wellness journey and goals.
Together, we explore your personal vision for health and what matters most to you. From there, we collaboratively chart a course and create your Healthy Essence® Action Plan that leverages your strengths and supports your desires.
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Schedule a 30-minute conversation with me to discuss your health and wellness goals and which of my services is right for you.