Most people know me as a licensed health and wellness coach with the "Mind-Body Reboot Method" holistic wellness program. I’ve helped women from every background, age, and fitness level to lose an average of 28lbs in 16 weeks while cultivating new lifestyle and mind-body habits to reclaim their vitality and enjoy a lifetime of effortless wellness!!
What you may not know about me is that not too long ago, I was severely obese. I suffered with terrible chronic inflammation, pain, and had become disabled from out-of-control metabolic unhealth. In fact, I still battle the relapsing impacts of autoimmune conditions and spinal pain that I manage every day. Truly the best compliment I can ever receive is that you didn’t know that I had these many health and life challenges.
By age 50, I was seriously ill. I had Type 2 Diabetes, severe spinal degeneration, was beaten down with decades of Lupus and other autoimmune diseases, was in and out of an electric wheelchair, and was only 3lbs away from being morbidly obese! My body was ravaged with out-of-control inflammation that was at the core of a lot of my problems, but my physicians had thrown up their hands in frustration and I was told it was merely a “matter of willpower” to fix what was wrong with me, as though I was a lazy weakling who was being blamed by the medical community for my seriously unhealthy condition (that had happened on their watch)!
Things had to change, but it was brutally clear that it was up to me and me alone to fix it.
This was the start of a very long, very lonely, and expensive journey, as my kitchen counters quickly filled up with supplements, shakes, essential oils, gadgets, powders, and foul-smelling Chinese herbal concoctions. I did EVERYTHING and left no stone unturned. I spent thousands and thousands of dollars I didn’t have, and I was only getting sicker and fatter (and deeper in debt).
After an extensive series of failures and setbacks, my search led me to a stunning realization: I’d been going about this all wrong, and 3 truths became crystal clear:
1. The conventional “wisdom” of Calories-In-Calories-Out was patently false and NOT an
effective formula to lose weight and maintain a slender, optimally healthy body.
2. From all of my research, I learned that everything I’d heard my whole life about managing
chronic inflammation and metabolic health - was just a flat out LIE – that ANYONE, even
someone sick and disabled and post-menopausal like me, CAN achieve lifelong health and
wellness -- without more medical interventions like dangerous pharmaceuticals or surgeries.
3. I also realized that I needed guidance, coaching, and accountability if I was going to get this
done - someone who was like me and had empathy and compassion for my challenges to turn
my life around for good.
Applying the techniques and truths I’d learned, before I knew it the weight was falling off me! I started witnessing a miracle I could never have believed only a few short years ago. I have developed a natural and effortless relationship with food as a powerful healing tool and have gained a better understanding of how to truly control my metabolic health. Within a year of discovering these truths and applying them, I was declared “no longer diabetic” by my physicians, my sleep apnea disappeared, and my spinal health and inflammation improved! I even sold my electric wheelchair!
Looking back, the hard truth was that I was being told by my doctors and my family to stop fussing about trying to get better and to just compromise and settle for the diminished life of disability, pain, poor health and morbid obesity that had become who I was - to turn my back on a better life or any future I'd ever planned on. How dare I dream or hope for more??
...but I DID dare. And now I am 130lbs lighter, not diabetic or in an electric wheelchair anymore, and I dream - BIG dreams! I am a licensed holistic wellness coach who shows other women like me to dream again and to not accept the diminished life they've been told is their future. I AM the guide and partner I had longed for in my own journey to wellness, the one on whom I could lean and borrow her faith in me when my own was waning, to be there with me at the finish line and to cheer me on at every step.
I coach my clients to NEVER compromise or settle for the diminished life that others think she deserves! I empower her to take control of the quality of her life, reclaim her vitality, and achieve the naturally slim body she's always desired and deserves - in SPITE of any chronic health challenges or her age!
You do NOT have to compromise and settle for the overweight, sick life that everyone around you seems to think you should have. I’ve been where you are. I possess the mind-body wisdom needed to succeed on this journey. I can help you to reboot and begin to dream again of a more active and joyful future you may have thought was no longer possible.