As a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, my goal is to provide support and guidance as you choose your envision your path to wellness and meet the goals that you set through a positive and thoughtful process.
Welcome! I was the skinny kid growing up; I ate ice cream at least once a day, had fast food once a week, and wasn’t all that active. I didn’t sit around on the couch all day, but I certainly didn’t exercise in the traditional sense. I was in marching band in high school, but that only kept me active a couple of months out of the year, the rest of the year I was sitting in orchestra, bands, and ensembles. I stayed skinny so I thought everything was fine until my husband and I tried to get pregnant. Our diets were middle of the road – not great, not horrible. We had our comfort foods – lasagna, spaghetti sauce with beef, brownies, ice cream – but who doesn’t?
We found out that just because we were skinny didn’t mean we were LEAN or healthy. After several years of trying to conceive we decided to change our diet. We wanted to be healthier. We cut down on the packaged foods and traditional fast food. We opted for more salads, lightened up those comfort foods, and tried to eat organic whenever possible. A couple of things happened. By changing our diet and adding exercise and acupuncture we were able to get pregnant when nothing else had worked (including a lot of infertility treatments), we grew a healthy baby boy to full term despite having a high risk pregnancy, and we also noticed that my husband’s migraine headaches decreased and his LDL (bad cholesterol) levels began to decrease too.
What a difference good nutrition and a clean lifestyle made in our lives! Everyone’s journey is different and unique. I hope that you will invite me on your health and wellness journey as a guide.
I look forward to hearing from you,