Job: Founder and Chief Wellness Hero at Chronic Wellness Coaching
Favorite snack food: Hummus and corn tortilla chips. Kale.
Wildest dream: To speak in front of a crowd of 5000 people about how they can transform their lives. Then return to my quiet country home to continue work on my next best-selling book.
Health concerns I've cleared up: Multiple sclerosis, digestive issues and painful menstrual cycles. I’ve learned the importance of not over-extending myself in pursuit of my goals.
Nutrition education is important because: It is the answer to what ails us. From depression to obesity, anxiety to diabetes, proper, delicious nutrition is the answer.
What I love about health coaching: I love witnessing the aha moment people have when they realize that what they put in their body and what they think really effects how they feel.
What I love about Integrative Nutrition: IIN covers a variety of nutritional theories and provides comprehensive education on the business aspects of health coaching. I love Integrative Nutrition because it doesn't provide us all the answers. It realizes we are different and have different needs and helps us explore what works for us.
About My Practice
My specialty: Chronic fatigue, stress, and illness—specifically adrenal fatigue, diabetes, autoimmune and multiple sclerosis. I help clients to gain more energy, lose weight and experience a reduction in symptoms
My favorite juicy question to ask my clients is: What are you going to do with that extra energy?
In addition to seeing clients, I also: Do educational and motivational speaking to non-profits, government agencies and corporations.
What I love about what I do: After years as an attorney and working in the education sector, I am finally helping people and making a positive difference that I can see. I love it when a client can stop taking medications because he or she no longer needs them.
How my life has changed: I'm now self-employed and loving it. I am finally fulfilled in my career and helping people in a way I was never able.
How I am making a difference in my community: I am teaching people the importance of good nutrition—and that vegetables can taste good!
My greatest success so far: Giving a speech on diet and nutrition to a capacity crowd for the a local chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The message I want to get out: You don't have to accept the word “incurable.” There are things in your life you can't control and there are things that you can. It is your choice to control diet and lifestyle and challenge the status quo of the incurable label.
My favorite inspirational quote: “There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life” —Fellini