Welcome to Your Health
“Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.” Dr. Bernie Siegel
As women over 45, I think we all need a support group of like-minded people we can lean on. Especially when it comes to our health and well-being. My goal as a health coach of women over 40 is to provide a safe space to share their (your) wellness goals and be a guide on the journey to finding their authentic selves.
As a certified women’s health coach, I offer clients 1:1 sessions and wellness programs to help achieve their goals. Together, we co-create completely personalized actions based on your goals to move toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources. I believe health and wellness go beyond just food. Are you struggling with stress? Do you have unknown anxiety? I help get to the real reason you might be experiencing ailments by listening, first and foremost, in our sessions.
Not long ago, I was an international speaker, marine biologist and advocate for environmental health — heavily invested in how the effects of our food choices have direct impact to our planet and our bodies. Feeling I could do more, I started my journey toward serving others in health in 2016 by becoming a certified yoga instructor. A thousand teaching and training hours later (and a Yoga Veda Facilitator credential in Ayurveda sciences), I married my Yoga, Ayurveda, Biology and Communications backgrounds and became a certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in 2019.
But my passion for wellness and nutrition as medicine started way earlier. Through my own health challenges, I discovered in 2013 that my body didn’t like the way I was living — I got cancer. So I cut it out of my life (literally) and didn’t look back.
That kick-started my passion for discovering how nutrition can heal our bodies and how being strong mentally, physically, and emotionally leads to feeling whole in all aspects of your life. It’s an ongoing journey. I believe in bio individuality, so what works for me may not work for you, and vice versa.
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During my education with IIN, I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including:
Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Deepak Chopra, MD leader in the field of mind-body medicine
David Katz, MD, MPH, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center
Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard University
Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Gabrielle Bernstein, bestselling author and life coach
Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center
Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating
David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert
Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
Mark Bittman, food writer for The New York Times and bestselling author
Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing.
HOW IT WORKS
I take a holistic approach to wellness and each health coaching session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, creating balance in important life aspects such as relationships, career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you toward simple, small changes that transform your life. Because I believe building a sense of trust and respect is important, the majority of my work happens during one-on-one sessions.
Working together will feel like a conversation with your favorite sister or friend. I’ll give you tips along the way to help achieve your goals and truly listen during each of our sessions to get to the bottom of your challenges. I’ll recommend tactics, actions and strategies you can implement at home to get where you want to be.
I use innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and principles from over 100 dietary theories – Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between. IIN taught me to start at the very nature of human beings to help heal and nourish women's bodies.
I help my clients with myriad of goals including, but not limited to:
Gain confidence in themselves
Love their body (again, or for the very first time)
Incorporate more movement into their daily lives
Discover their passions
Find their creative groove
Improve their relationships
Plan meals and grocery lists
Grocery shopping/farmer’s market trips
Stress management workshops/recommendations
Better sleep techniques
Much, much more