National Board Certified HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACH
REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
I help people with work/life integration, to find more balance in their life while I guide them to manage their weight, low energy, stress levels, and sleep by creating small manageable changes in their lifestyle so they can love their body, their life and age well.
My Story on how I Started my Journey
My journey has started out over 25 years ago when I started helping people heal as a Physical Therapist Assistant. After 8 years of working in a busy Physical Therapy department, I became a mom and stayed at home to raise my children. Life looked good from the outside. On the inside, I had struggled with bouts of depression and had a distorted view of my body and did not have a healthy relationship with food.
I finally found yoga two years later and my life changed. As I became a Registered Yoga Teacher, I noticed my depression lifted and that conscious breathing, mindfulness practices, was healing my body, and mind as the view of myself was changing.
At the same time my son was struggling with food and environmental allergies, my husband with high cholesterol and triglycerides at the age of 33.
I was now driven to find truth in why my family was experiencing these ailments, and what does it take to live a high quality of life and to age well without illness and disease.
So, I started to research nutrition, took my son and husband to many doctors to find no real results or answers. They were just given prescription drugs. I was not going to settle for that.
After 13 years I fell upon Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Ted Talk “I love Nutritional Science”. This video would change my family’s life forever.
As we transitioned to a Whole Foods Plant Based Diet, I realized this was the answer I had been looking for. This was the first time that my body felt satisfied, balanced, and freed from the deprivation way of dieting and looking at food like the enemy all the while maintaining a healthy weight. My family was the healthiest they had ever been up to this point.
At this time, I had also found Dr. Joel Kahn through one of my yoga students. He has helped me and my husband find truth in why he was suffering from high cholesterol and triglycerides.
I discovered in essence when you nourish your body properly, practice self-care and stress management techniques along with having a positive mindset that this is the key to being preventative in your health and to live a high quality of life.
Over the course of 25 years I have been helping people heal in one way or another. I want to make a difference in the lives of others. I love to support others, and relish in success that leads to the greater good. I seek to add value in everything that I do and are often referred to as the “go-to” person.
I found myself very passionate on helping people understand their bodies and become advocates for their own health. This is when I decided to become a Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach.
I feel it is my purpose and passion to guide people through hope and healing to find being whole and free on the other side.