For a healthy living website, it may be important to first identify myself as an Institute of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, a Dr. Sears Lean Health Coach, and a Gut Health mentor.
Or, maybe I should just cut past the formal titles and tell you what my three sons and my husband call me: A Wellness Junkie and a Plant Based Momma!
That being said, at the heart of it all, what I most want you to know about me is that I am someone who cares deeply about health & wellness and who has spent the last 12-years learning as much as I could. My experiences with friends and family who have been diagnosed with cancer, ALS, peanut allergies, asthma, autism, and a range of other healthcare concerns, motivated me to learn more. To ask questions. To share information.
If you’re like me, it seems like everyone has a health related story to tell, yet no one seems to have any definitive answers, just questions and frustrations. In my case, I didn’t understand why one of my children was allergic to peanuts or why other children I knew were experiencing ailments, often times life threatening that I never heard of when I was a child. I needed to understand why. I knew something needed to change. I wanted to make a difference.
So, I set out on a mission. A mission which has allowed me to listen, to learn, and to share messages of hope. A calling that has afforded me the most rewarding experiences of my life.
I have met people who have touched my heart. I have heard stories that have proven to be motivational, inspirational, and aspirational for young and old alike. I have been blessed to meet so many different people from so many different walks of life.
When I first began my journey to inspire healthy living, my goals and ambitions were so small. I simply thought that by sharing my story and telling others whatI have learned through research, speaking to healthcare professionals, and from just being a mom tending to the daily needs of my own children, that maybe I would have the chance to help one family or one child.
I have since realized, that through the collective actions of my network of friends and teammates, that we have put ourselves in position to help an entire generation of people live a healthier life.
As a people, we are connected by our humanity and we can accomplish great things, especially if we do it together.
To that, I hope that what you find in this website will prove to be of value to you and your family. That’s why I started this initiative. I encourage you to reach out to me. To share your story, ask your questions, and voice your concerns. I may not always (or ever) have the answer, but, I will always try to have recommendations of where to go for information, offer questions to ask, or to connect you with someone else who cares.