Happy National Health Coach Day!
Are you ready and willing to fall madly in love with your life?
It’s National Health Coach Day. As a board certified IIN Health Coach, today is THE day to celebrate the program that changed my life in 2013. The year I spent with The Institute for Integrative Nutrition was a game changer. It was the year that pushed my life in the direction that I’d always wanted to go, straight towards health and joy.
Who am I?
I'm simply passionate about nurturing big dreams for my friends and family. I love to hold the space for those dreams to come true.
What I teach is a holistic way of looking at your life. I love nothing more than to spend long days in my gardens tending my healing herbs, fruits and vegetables, promoting healing through herbalism, flower and gem essences, aromatherapy and Reiki, cooking gorgeous, healthy and delicious meals for my family (4 legged and 2) and friends while brewing delightful herbal potions to help keep you healthy, gorgeous and sexy all over, inside and out! That's what I love to do and I've learned over the years how to create the life where this is possible.
I help my clients fall madly in love with their lives through a combination of personalized self-care, distance energy work and a protocol for living that is focused on healing and joy instead of “what’s wrong”.
All of the beautiful things that we collect, should be used frequently for our families , not just occasionally for our guests! Those dinners spent together everyday and any excuse for a holidays are the gifts that our children remember the most when they grow up. My passion in life has been to make everyday a special day, or as my mother has always said "A day for candles and wine!".
There are so many reasons to celebrate, and everyday can be an excuse to express creativity and joy. The ceaseless turning of the wheel of year continuously provides us with excuses for celebration! Come explore local farmers markets with me, and experience the magic to be found in living so closely with the seasons. Taste the wild , wonderful foods that live in the backyards , fields and forests and you will begin to develop an entirely fresh connection to the world. An experienced lifestyle and wellness coach, I am told by my clients that my greatest strength is that I can hear what you’re not allowing yourself to say. As we work together I will help you bring your dreams to the surface so that you can begin design an incredible life for yourself that that you will love!
So tell me? What is your secret dream? Lets nurture it!
Are you a city mouse or a country mouse? It doesn't matter because I promise to help you bloom wherever you find yourself planted!
None of us are just one thing. I discovered a long time ago, that I am just as happy meditating in a centuries old Cloister garden as I am sitting in Central Park sipping a latte and reading the Sunday New York Times. It’s all about cultivating balance, living seasonally and allowing all kinds of space in your life to cultivate the things that make you happy.
I have learned over many years to use my gifts to not tell you what to do, but to INSPIRE you to create powerful breakthroughs for yourself. I will always listen powerfully to your deepest desires; while asking you the questions that will guide you to your own deeper wisdom.
Together we'll create:
A state of mind having nothing to do with size, but everything to do with health! Losing the weight that you want to lose is only one of the results and only if you want it to be!
A juicily passionate and sensuously rich state of being that leaves you completely alive and ready for anything!
Sustenance for your body, nurturing for your soul and a wonderful way to connect deeply with your family and friends!
The ability to give yourself the blessing to taste, use and enjoy whatever you'd like, indulge yourself and love the results while denying yourself nothing, choosing only what you truly desire from the freshest and most compassionate sources.
Have you ever received good advice that made sense but that you were unable to follow? Has your doctor ever recommended a lifestyle change that you found valuable yet unsustainable? Have you ever wanted something different for your life, but found you couldn’t achieve it alone? When was the last time that you tried to create your life as a work of art and had the caring support to do so? Come sit at my table for awhile and let yourself see what I see. There's nothing keeping you from having the life that you've always wanted! Let's make room for "impossible" to be cast aside and see what happens!
I learned to cook when my mother went back to work. Everyday when I got home from school (I was 11 at the time) my mother would call and she'd say, "take the leg of lamb out of the refrigerator" and then teach me to prepare it over the phone. She was able to be descriptive in a way that was actually better than if she'd shown me herself and because I was doing all of the work, I learned to cook very well.
She was patient, a very good teacher and she taught me not only the basics of cooking, but because she really understood food, she was able to teach me to use what I'd learned from her to create delicious food that was healing and full of love. It is a joy to pass on what I learned to you. I love to teach others in just the same way that she taught me... over the phone! If you've got an smartphone, tablet and/or access to Zoom, I will happily arrange a time to "come into your home" and play with you in your kitchen!
My love for food really has grown over the years and I embrace the concept of home cooked food as our very best medicine! Most people discover the benefits of traditional folk herbalism and other botanical treatments when they discover that they have a serious illness or feel as if they've been given up on or fallen through the cracks of the traditional system. What's missing from more conventional treatment? More than likely a healthy dose of Vitamin L or that which I call the "Art of putting love into your food!" Herbs and specific foods can be used to support the healing process by nurturing and nourishing the whole being and simple yet powerful lifestyle changes can make all the difference in how you see the world around you. I will teach you how to promote healing through the preparation of exquisite yet healthy foods. Food really does matter.. truly, the most elegant prescription is the one found at the end of your fork!
Holistic Health Coaches are knowledgeable advisors who provide ongoing support, nurturing and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness. As your Coach, I will listen carefully and help you to navigate the world of contradictory nutrition and lifestyle advice to determine what changes are necessary for you.
This is not a crunchy granola vegan diet though..it's a glorious gorgeous, seductively beautiful whole foods, whole body lifestyle. Eat out in fancy restaurants or diners? No problem! You'll learn how! The only thing that we won't be eating is fast food but if you wanted that, you probably wouldn't be reading this.
I'm a devoted foodie and I never thought that I could do this, but the changes that I've noticed in my health and my body over the years are continuously keeping me inspired! This program is a result of my passion to bring to you some ideas for creating a lifestyle change that's really healthy as well as seductive and wonderful.
I use the term "seductive because I want to entice you into trying something new! I know that as you embrace a healthier, sexier and fully expressed way of living that you'll drag everyone you know right along with you! I can't think of anything better than a healthy, delicious and fully self-expressed world!
Because your program is tailored specifically for you, it will radically improve your capacity to experience ongoing health and happiness. Together, we will explore the goals and concerns specific to your life and your body and we'll discover the tools you need to create lifetime of balance , health and happiness.
Why don't we ~
Set and accomplish goals in a way that is empowering and exciting for you
Create a vision board and mind-map for your life and health....Work to achieve and maintain your ideal weight if that is your desire....Understand and reduce your cravings....Create a lifestyle that you love through color , food, style, art, music and fashion.....Increase your energy levels & feel great no matter your age....Feel Great Naked ....Learn about new foods and how you can easily incorporate them into your lifestyle...Improve your personal relationship with food....Learn to grow some of your own foods if you've got the desire to do so...Create an abundance of work that you love...Cleanse yourself of the toxic relationships that you've drawn into your life and learn instead how to generate the kind of passionate, loving relationships with your family, friends..Turn your partner into your Soulmate..Discover the confidence to create the life that you truly want!
Most approaches to nutrition dwell on calories, carbs, fats, proteins. Most approaches to lifestyle change dwell on fixing what's wrong and for me, that has always seemed backwards. Instead of creating lists of restrictions, things to change and good and bad foods, I coach my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline. We'll start from a place of celebration for what has been and end with even more joy. Don't forget that gorgeous eyes, skin, hair and nails are always created from the inside out, not the other way around! So is a positive attitude that will manifest even more than your hearts desire!
Regardless of your age I'll show you a path towards glowing skin, gorgeous hair and a sparkle in your eyes that will have you looking and feeling sexy, happy and passionate for the rest of your life! I've developed a blueprint for living that can be completely unique to each of my clients, yet supports health, happiness and beauty.
No one lifestyle works for everyone.
I will guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support you. I will also teach you to make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your current and future health and lifestyle goals.
Your 3 month program includes:
4- 30 minute Coaching sessions per month to support you in making the lifestyle changes you want with weekly e-mail support between sessions-Seasonal healthy and beautiful recipes that are really delicious yet simple to prepare - Guided meditations, Distance Energy Work and breathing exercises for health , creativity and wellness - Healthy cooking basics, label reading and understanding and using seasonal produce! - My personal commitment to your health and success.
When you contact me I will also take a detailed health history from you, which will contain any prescriptions that you are currently taking , your dietary habits and how you exercise. This will also include multi-generational family history, food choices past and present and your past and present health and life concerns. During our initial consultation we will discuss and create together a lifestyle plan that will possibly include specific whole foods, herbs and spices, herbal supplements, teas, essential oils, flower essences and other holistic support. Please note that I will always work with your Doctor. I have found that most Doctors are very receptive to the work we’ll do together.
I hope you'll decide that Holistic Health Coaching is right for you and I invite you to schedule a free initial consultation with me. During this session, we will discuss your health and lifestyle to determine how I can best support you in achieving your goals.
I believe that in designing powerful rituals for your life, healthy and satisfying food to eat and beautiful environments to live in, that we can begin to create a life that you will love no matter your financial or cultural means. Clearing the emotional and physical space to have a life big enough to be filled with incredible joy and celebration will supply all of the magic necessary to create any possibility that you could ever dream of!
Come join me in making every season and everyday, a remarkable treat to be experienced by everyone that you love!