“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do” - Brene Brown
I don’t think any of us finds it easy to open up and face what we deem as our weaknesses and imperfections. It’s easier for us to keep running on the treadmill of life, finding ways to mask what’s really going on inside, physically or emotionally. However, our underlying issues fester and bubble under the surface, until they eventually feel insurmountable. If you’d have known me as a teenager, it wouldn’t have been obvious to you that I was battling chronic depression. I guess I never understood it either. Failing to deal with it then resulted in my history of multiple eating disorders, leading to subsequent digestive, inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. IBS and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis were just two of the ways my body sought revenge for years of abuse.
I never felt understood or listened to by Western medical doctors when I would seek help. So I started to search for my own answers. I became so engrossed in reading and researching nutrition, psychology and holistic wellness because every shred of knowledge was one step further towards my own physical and emotional healing. This was now my world. I was resetting my “norm”, becoming increasingly more free of autoimmune and debilitating inflammatory conditions. I had become so passionate about the innate power of the body and mind to heal, that I knew I had to close the chapter on my corporate investment banking career and pursue a career in which I could empower people in their quest for health and healing.
To deepen my knowledge and support my own beliefs and findings, I pursued my Masters in Holistic Wellness. I subsequently specialized as a Holistic Health Practitioner with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, studying with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. Registered with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and a member of the International Association of Health Coaches, I studied further to achieve Fitness Nutrition and Weight Loss Specializations from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. My consistent pursuit of inner and outer strength, optimal vitality and mind-body connection, led me to achieve my Pilates training qualification with Kinected Pilates in NYC, with further specializations in Pilates for Pregnancy from Pilates on Fifth, and Pilates for Osteoporosis from Kinected.
My personal healing journey and educational background, along with my work in coaching others, has armed me with knowledge and experience in holistic nutrition and lifestyle coaching, both for preventive health as well as for the healing of illness and disease. My specialties include: Weight Management, Digestive Issues, Stress Management, Depression & Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Fatigue, Autoimmune Diseases and Chronic Illness.
I work with clients individually, as well as educating people in a group format. Additionally, I am currently consulting as a Functional Medicine Nutritionist at the renowned Rising Health Speciality Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am also a passionate speaker in the Corporate arena, presenting regular “Powerful Brain, Healthy Body” Corporate Wellness programs with Blomquist Hale Consulting, amongst others.
As the mother of 3 energetic young boys, my devotion is always to take a hands-on, nurturing approach to people and their individual needs and concerns. The “diet”, “quick fix” or “one size fits all approach” is ineffective, as it simply masks our symptoms, providing temporary relief at best. To truly heal, we need to uncover the cause of our issues and heal them from the root. This is the holistic approach, treating the person rather than the issue. Your key to health, healing and vitality lies in creating a nutritional lifestyle that works for you, with results that will last a lifetime!