I am a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach and Functional Medicine Health Practitioner whose mission it is to help exhausted, stressed women regain their energy, stamina and vitality. That means partnering with my clients to inspire, educate and help them take baby steps towards living their lives to the fullest. We will start with small changes that will address your most annoying symptom while focusing on finding out what the root or underlying cause of your “dis-ease” is and addressing it naturally so you can live a vibrant and healthy life once and for all.
I noticed that no matter where I was women were talking about struggling with brain fog, fatigue/exhaustion, constipation, sleep issues, stress, obesity, cholesterol or reflux just to name a few issues. I heard them at the gym, in line at the grocery store or even while waiting to order my lunch at a local café. Even worse, I was hearing women mention that had gone to the doctor with their issues and were told that nothing was wrong. But, they were still feeling lousy, still had the same issues and often because they weren’t sleeping well, were unhappy, anxious or were just not feeling the way they should be, they were being offered anti-depressants and sent on their way.
I began to think about my own experience with doctors. I had a life-threatening structural issue and 6 different doctors/clinics/hospitals had told me my only option was – fusion of c3 to c4, c4 to c5, c5 to c6 and c6 to c7. Basically, my cervical spine would be mostly immobile. I did my own research and found that fusion not only had a poor success rate but, then I would deal with adjacent disc disease. (discs above and below the fused discs needing fusion down the road). I would probably end up immobile from my head to my shoulders. Thanks to being my own health advocate, spending time researching and not accepting what I was told, I found that I could get the discs replaced, granted it would take place in Germany but, I would have complete mobility. I have not regretted that decision for one moment.
My experience taught me a valuable lesson…doctors do the best that they can with the information they have based on how they were trained but in this amazing world we have today there are other options, we just have to know they exist. And, so I decided that I was going to provide other options to women to address health concerns, symptoms, conditions, “dis-ease” and even disease. I knew that someone had to help these women understand that there were other options to address their symptoms and health issues. Someone had to educate them to understand that just because a blood test was in the “reference range” it didn’t mean that nothing was wrong or that you couldn’t feel lousy. No one was explaining that reference ranges are just statistics and you don’t have to wait until the number is out of the reference range to have symptoms or as we say “dis-ease.” These women were being treated, or not being treated based on reference ranges rather than on how they were feeling and what they were experiencing. Every body is unique and every client needs to be treated with respect – no one knows their body better than YOU do and if you say that something is not right, then we need to work on finding out what that is and why that is.
I partner with my clients to address their personal wellness goals and to determine what their unique body needs to function optimally as there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to achieving optimal health and vitality. Every program that I do is customized for the specific person I am working with…because it is all about YOU!
I believe that stress and lack of time are two of our biggest problems and spending so much time in traffic ,just trying to get to our destination just compounds it. So, for that reason I only work virtually with my clients doing all my client consultations using programs like Facetime, Zoom or Practice Better. In this way we both avoid the stress and extra time that it would take to travel and can meet in the calm and privacy of our own homes. It’s truly a win-win for all!