When it comes right down to it, I will work with anyone who is serious about changing their dietary and lifestyle habits for good. However, my greatest passion is working with women who are fed up with fatigue and want their life back. Women who are so busy taking care of everyone else that they've forgotten how to take care of themselves. I help them to slow down, tune in, and listen to their bodies so that they can begin to truly nourish themselves, not only physically, but also mentally, emotionally, and spiritually so that they can live from a place of harmony and joy!
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I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition*, where I studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. With my knowledge, we co-create completely personalized actions based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources.
"Unlock the healing potential you were born with!"
"I offer the support you need to make the changes you want!"
"After eating the food at your cooking class, I felt so satisfied! I didn't feel the need to snack all day like I usually do."
Bethel's Natural Solutions for Stress class, "will get to the core of your stress!"
"I love the many techniques to help reduce stress - wonderful!"
I have always been fascinated by the human body. As a child, I even thought that maybe I would like to become a doctor or nurse, and thoroughly enjoyed making models of teeth, eye balls and lungs as school projects. Gradually, I realized that 8+ years of medical school and residency was not what I was cut out for, but still, somewhere in the back of my mind, I always knew that I wanted to be a healer of some sort.
Fast forward twenty years. I was now happily married and the homeschooling mother of six rough and tumble kiddos. I was the resident "health nut" of the family and avid reader of all things holistically and nutritionally oriented. I was also scratching my head wondering how I could make a significant contribution to our family's income without sacrificing my commitment to raising and homeschooling my children. Providentially, I also happened to have hypothyroidism and a long history of hormonal imbalance, which prompted me to watch Izabella Wentz's docu-series "The Thyroid Secret".
Not only did I discover that it is indeed possible to heal thyroid disease (contrary to what most doctors will tell you), I also discovered the world of functional medicine practitioners and health coaches. Thinking it was probably a pie in the sky idea, I decided to look into what it would take to become a health coach. Something was nudging me and saying, "This is it. This is where you fit. This is what you've been looking and waiting for." So I did it. I did what felt like the craziest thing ever, and enrolled with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition at 35, with nothing more than the hope that I could finally help people begin to heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
I can say with confidence, that it was the best decision I ever made. (O.K. I have to say the best decision I ever made was marrying my AMAZING husband, but this is a close second!) My training with IIN has set me on a path of personal growth, healing, and transformation that I never even imagined for myself. It is exhilarating, mind blowing, and terrifying all at the same time. I am now beginning to live with purpose and step into the calling that was always there, even though I couldn't quite put my finger on it for so many years.
I want to share this calling, this passion, this mission with you. I want you to see, feel and know what it means to truly love, respect, and cherish this one amazing life, and this one amazing body that you have been blessed with. I want you to know that, no matter what your situation, no matter how frustrated and fed up you might be, there is always hope.Your body will heal itself, given half a chance. It is my mission to lead you on the journey to discovering the healing potential you were born with, so that you can feel your best, be your best, and do great things!