WHAT I DO
As a whole health coach, it is my job to help identify areas that are in need of your love and attention. In a safe, trusting, and supportive space, we’ll dig into those simple problem areas that can effect your entire well-being. We look at your daily habits, lifestyle patterns, and stressors that bring about discomfort, unease, and unhappiness.
By treating you as a whole person; the dynamic, ever-changing, multi-faceted, awesome individual you are, we can bring about resolve (thru food & fitness tactics) and tackle the larger underlying health concerns such as weight-gain, fatigue, stress/anxiety, or disease.
It’s about the freedom of doing what works best for you. There is no one-size-fits all approach to whole health, so I prioritize working with you to create a plan that aligns with your individual needs and overall well-being (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual). When your body is working at optimal level, you and everyone around you, can see that what is happening on the inside shines through to the outside. This is when you feel the most inspired to be your best self, the most healthy version of you!
WHY I DO IT
Life has an amazing way of bringing you to where you are meant to be. I’ve always been innately interested in health and nutrition and often, as life goes, you choose other things and move in a direction of logic rather than intuition when you’re at a cross-roads. That, is exactly what happened to me. Ironically, I sat in university business and finance classes Googling the most recent health trends or recipes to try that week. Not feeling fulfilled in roles or positions at large organizations where my impact to directly help others was minimum at best, I knew there was something more for me. Always knowing deep inside I wanted to seek a career I whole-heartedly loved so as to not really “work” a day in my life, but rather, to have the ambition to wake each morning and serve others with a curiosity, a passion, and an excitement to learn, grow, and share knowledge through personal coaching.
I’ve struggled with my own issues revolving around health, food, and body image. I’ve always been petite, yes, but truly healthy regarding a level of balance with food and other areas of life? NO! My relationship with food and fitness was one of extremes…a definite love/hate filled with rules, strict regimen, and overthinking (aka control!). I enjoyed and appreciated the benefits fitness brought physically, mentally, and emotionally. It came naturally, but never could I understand that it didn’t have to be black and white, good or bad, success or failure. Life isn’t black and white, right or wrong, or anywhere near the fairytale we often dream up. But boy, did I think it was supposed to be. The expectations I’d put on myself, and on others, were coming from a place of perfectionism (which I now know is a form of fear)! Personally, I felt I had to be a certain way, on the inside and out, or my life wouldn’t turn out the “right” way…the way I wanted it to. And has it? Nope! Because nobody’s life follows the exact direction in which we imagine. The path is not always straight, the path is a journey of hills and valleys. It took me years to truly understand that the only constant, is in fact, change. So, as I enjoy the ride, I’m constantly learning to let go and accept who I am and what comes my way. When I came to terms with the fact that I cannot control it all, I do not want to live up to those unhealthy expectations of perfection, and I certainly don’t have it all figured out, was the moment I found balance. That magic spot of calm and understanding we all perpetually strive for. When I stopped obsessing over the numbers or the image of who I was or felt I needed to be, and focused on my true well-being and whole health, was when I truly believed in myself, trusted who I was to the core, and understood I can innately be the best version of myself.
This is what I want for you! To feel life truly align with your purpose.
I’ll be that straight-up honest, loving, loyal bestie that has your back as you give yourself permission to build, or re-build, the life you have always dreamed of and deserve, with strength and grace.
How can I help you make yourself a priority and manifest a life that you are absolutely worthy of?
- B.S. Management & Marketing
- M.S. Health Science – Community Health Education
- CHES – Certified Health Education Specialist
- Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach – Institute for Integrative Nutrition
- trained in 100+ dietary theories and a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods
- Certified LesMills BodyPump Instructor
- resistance training to sculpt, tone, and strengthen with low weight, high rep to produce lean body muscle
- National Wellness Institute