I grew up playing every sport I could, eventually getting a teaching degree and coaching softball. Being active and staying in shape have always been priorities in my life, but unfortunately, like most Americans, my diet was not very healthy. And although I was active, I suffered from digestive issues that plagued me through adulthood.
After being blessed with three children, my digestive problems grew worse and I could tell that my health was not good. I was also concerned that I would pass my health concerns on to my children. I had already began studying natural health and functional medicine so looking into nutrition and diet seemed like the next step. It was then that I began to research and discover the impact of food on my health. Further research showed that both of those were closely tied to mental health and emotions. After changing our family’s diet and looking deeper into the mental and emotional aspect of our health, into our bodies were given the chance to heal and my digestive issues began to resolve.
I have continued my research and education by taking Herbalism, Aromatherapy, and Aromatic Medicine courses from Vintage Remedies, studying under a local naturopath, and by completing my Health Coaching Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Teaching, health and helping others are my passions and being a health coach is a way to combine all of those in order to help others attain their health goals. I love working individually and in group settings with people to meet them where they are, make a plan and coach them as they reach their goals. Whether it is maintaining a healthy weight, reducing stress, improving sleep, reducing inflammation and your risk of disease, improving your diet, becoming more active or some other health goal, I would love to cheer you on and help you reach that goal! It is such a blessing seeing the quality of life in others improve.
Some of my favorite things:
- Following God’s plan and purpose for my life
- Anything outdoors in nature
- Sports (playing and watching)
Health and Hope for the Journey!