How I got here
I have had a broken relationship with my body since I was a little girl and I got it into my head that I was fat. This lead to eating too much of the wrong kinds of food as a kid and then eating little to no food as a teenager while pushing my body hard at the gym. Eventually, my poor eating and the physical and emotional beating I gave my body resulted in autoimmune thyroiditis in my early 20’s.
I did not deal with this well. I was addicted to stress and so angry at my body for bailing on me in this way. While I was finally wising up and looking at my diet and lifestyle I was given my second autoimmune diagnosis, Lupus. Luckily I had worked with my own fabulous health coach so I had hope and the tools I needed to take a holistic approach to my health.
My own transformation was so powerful that I wanted to help others have their own. So I ended a stable and challenging career in public policy and went back to school to become a health coach.
Today, I am in remission from Lupus. I have given up my addiction to stress, healed my relationship with my body, and have a totally different relationship to food. I also had the privilege to be a part of others health transformation on a daily basis. I love what I do!
Holistic Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
MSc Public Policy from University of Bristol
B.A. Integrative Studies from George Mason University
Real World Stuff:
I live in Austin, Texas with a husband, two kids, and one very large and loud cat.