I am a certified Health & Life Coach and I inspire people to take charge of their health so they can experience abundant joy and ease. Life is beautiful but it can also be very chaotic. The key to staying afloat is to find balance in the midst of chaos. Have you ever really completed that "To Do" list? It seems like my list just keeps growing. Even when I'm not doing anything on that list I spend a lot of time thinking about it, which is the quickest way for my anxiety to kick in. When I find myself on that hamster wheel, I'm not only drained but my energy is all over the place, which is totally nonproductive. It's a vicious cycle and if I don't interrupt the loop I end up sabotaging my own health by convincing myself that I'm just too busy to practice yoga or make a healthy meal. Of course that only leaves me feeling worse. Can you relate? The irony is that the key to ending this vicious cycle is to prioritize self-care. You will know if you are doing it because you will feel amazing! Who doesn't want that? I sure do! I know what it feels like to be really sick. I have an autoimmune disease that once left me disabled and that's what it took to force me to slow down. Learning to relax and manage stress has been a game changer for my overall well-being. I have taken back control over my health and the results are astonishing. I no longer suffer from pain and inflammation as I did before. I feel energized and motivated and I did it all naturally! Now more than ever I want to help others reclaim their health and keep dis-ease out of the body, mind and spirit. I can help you create healthy lifestyle habits that will last so that you can have an awesome quality of life. Are you ready to empower yourself with the gift of health?
My health journey has had many highs and lows. In my twenties and thirties I was extremely active. I was obsessed with dance and capoeira, training up to 7 days a week. I also managed health clubs and a yoga studio so I got to explore many different types of exercise such as pilates, yoga, boxing, spinning and weight lifting. I'm fascinated with exercise and how each style shapes not only your body but also your mind. Movement is definitely my therapy and it defined me for so long. In 2000, driven by my passion for movement and cultural expression, I co-founded a non-profit organization where I taught dance and capoeira to inner-city youth as well as adults. It was extremely satisfying to do what I loved and to see the great impact cultural expression had on the community. The health and fitness components were of course the hidden bonus. I was living a life I loved, working side by side with my husband for ten years until my marriage fell apart. It was absolutely heartbreaking to walk away from my partner and the things I loved. I moved out of the state and set out to start a new life as a single mom of two children. Filled with sadness, anger, fear, shame and guilt, I hid from the world and focused all of my energy on my kids. The solitude was such a gift as it gave me time to reflect, heal and figure out what was next. I relied heavily on prayer, meditation, my mom's love and a life coach. It wasn't long before I found my true calling, coaching.
I enrolled in a holistic healing school where I learned about nutrition, various healing modalities and life coaching. The program gave me a bird's eye view of my own "baggage" and the support allowed me to be seen, heard and healed. Becoming a coach was a transformative experience and I developed a lot of skills for healing. Little did I know that I would become my own client when I faced my biggest challenge.