Here's a bit about me and what led me to this work.
In my high school years, I developed symptoms of hormone dysregulation, autoimmunity, and burnout through intense seasons of stress. This led me on the path to my healing journey. As I'm sure many can relate, the few times I went to see the doctor, I was given nothing but a symptom-based treatment plan and nothing to address WHY I was experiencing symptoms in the first place. I decided to pursue a career in medicine and went to nursing school. I soaked up my biology, biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology courses, trying to fit the pieces together of how our bodies work. I also had a deep affinity for natural health, which grew as I started to dig into the research and learn about the root causes of chronic disease. But as I sought answers in the world of health and wellness, I found it confusing. At times I swung between the extremes of modern-day diet culture as I navigated the conflicting messages presented to me. But over time and through years of study and finding what works for my body, I learned how to work with my physiology and create sustainable, simple practices that support my health while enjoying life's journey and not obsessing over it. I no longer fight against my body, but have learned to embrace my body's innate healing capacity and to be gentle with myself.
Throughout my nursing career over the past seven years, I've had the privilege of listening to the health stories of many of women. While each person is unique, I kept noticing a theme. Women are hungry for answers to their health, yet many remain in a cycle of burnout and frustrating symptoms. Hearing these stories from friends, acquaintances, and patients fueled my desire to become a coach and support women holistically. In this space, I am on a mission to help as many women as I can to understand their bodies and be empowered to care for themselves.
As a holistic coach, I seek to challenge my clients' belief systems about their bodies, minds, and emotions. I empower each client to know that she is a whole person and worthy of care. I want her to find joy - not drudgery - in the process of becoming well. I am with her each step of the way to celebrate the wins, navigate the lows, and provide guidance, education, and tools to help her be successful for the long term.
I do not take this responsibility lightly. I have poured years of training and invested thousands of dollars into my own growth so that I can provide a quality coaching experience for my clients:
My professional background includes over seven years of nursing experience in women’s health.
I am certified by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation as a Board Certified Nurse Coach. I have dozens of hours of coaching experience and have worked with a variety of clients to help them create sustainable change (see testimonials here).
I am a graduate of the Women’s Functional & Integrative Medicine Professional Training Program, by Dr. Aviva Romm.
In addition to formal courses of study, I have also independently studied the work of Weston A. Price, Morley Robbins, Ray Peat, Katy Bowman, Nadine Artemus, Lisa Hendrickson, and others. I incorporate many of their principles into my coaching to provide my clients with high quality information so they can make decisions for their own health.
I am continually learning about how to support our bodies naturally and holistically. The blog portion of my website is dedicated to sharing my favorite resources. Interested to learn more and connect in person? I'm here for you! Please reach out to me with any questions or visit this page to schedule a call to learn about how I can support you.