Job: Health Coach and Yoga Instructor

Favorite foods. They change constantly but right now it is anything warm and baked. I also l like zucchini.

Health concerns I've cleared up: Candida and liver inflammation. I truly believe the health of our digestive tract is correlated to the well being of our entire body.

What I love about health coaching: I love witnessing someone find more comfort in their skin and tap into self-acceptance on a deep level.

What I love about Integrative Nutrition: IIN helped me to pursue my passion in nutrition and bolstered my confidence that I have the skills and knowledge to help others.

About My Practice

My specialty: Digestive and body image issues. Clients find more self-acceptance, relieve uncomfortable symptoms within the body, and develop a deeper understanding of themselves.  I am a motivator and help my clients get and stay motivated throughout my program. In the end they all have cultivated their relationships with themselves.

My favorite juicy question to ask my clients is: What do your bowel movements look like?

In addition to seeing clients, I also: Teach yoga, read astrological charts, and I am about to receive my Masters Degree in Somatic Counseling Psychology with a focus in Body Psychotherapy.

What I love about what I do: I now feel I am on a path that is aligned with my highest self. Whenever I start talking about food and how it can be our medicine there is an excitement that exudes out of me. I know I am on the right path as I can feel my own enthusiasm.

How I am making a difference in my community: Right now I am working at an inpatient addiction treatment center as their health advisor. I educate about healthy eating and how they can use nutrition to help their addiction and symptoms subside.

My greatest success so far: Working at an addiction inpatient treatment center and starting a class at the yoga studio I teach at called Food, Mood, and Yoga. I discuss our relationship with food and nourishment and then move that energy through the body with yoga.

The message I want to get out: It all comes back to self-acceptance. Allowing whatever needs to arise in the body and then meeting our emotions with compassion.  The more we allow ourselves to feel and be honest, the more we will be able to step into authentic self-expression.

My favorite inspirational quote: "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."—Albert Einstein

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