It's nice to meet you!
I'm your Functional Medicine Health Coach.
I specialize in Functional Nutrition, Detoxification, Chronic Illness, Lyme Disease & Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Welcome! I'm so glad you stopped by. Before I get to know you I'm sure you'd like to get to know me....so pull up a chair.
I'm a California raised, Southern living, mom of four who is a little hippy but doesn't like to look like one! In my spare time you can find me with my feet in the grass, a good book in hand, sipping on some tea while watching my four kids running around the yard or hiking and biking around town. I'm happiest when I'm out in nature connecting with God's gifts to us in His beautiful creation or listening to a good playlist. My hobbies include photography, soapmaking, and developing new healthier recipes in the kitchen.
I am a recovering perfectionist and an unapologetic empath still learning to embrace the now and not yet while seeking to always listen to my own body and accept that healing takes time. Contentedly residing in the greater Atlanta area I am happily married to a full-time Pastor and as a result have the unique perspective of getting a front row seat to God's work in His kingdom. I live and breathe with the intention that "to live is Christ and to die is gain" Phil 1:2. The peace and beauty of nature, decadently rich chocolate truffles, and fluffy cuddly cats are my proof that there is good in this world amidst the hard trials we endure.
My passion for health and wellness was born out of great suffering from my own life altering diagnosis of Lyme Disease, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), and EBV after years of ongoing declining health including autoimmune disease, chronic digestive issues, headaches, blood sugar dysregulation, fatigue and more. After seeing 25+ physicians over 6 years I became aware of the weaknesses in the medical community and the lack of support for the chronically ill. As I began healing from my Lyme, CIRS, EBV, and an autoimmune disease I poured myself into my studies so that I could reach out to those on the other side with empathy and understanding that I get the challenge, I understand the pain, and I'm here to help. Although my education and training was tremendously helpful my best learning came through my own experiences healing by body. Healing required a multifaceted approach addressing each area of my life for a well rounded holistic approach.
Throughout my life I have lost a parent to alcoholism, spent years bed bound on and off, years housebound, battled anxiety and depression, raised children in the midst of chronic illness, and learned to live and make peace with severe pain and suffering. Each of these long dark seasons has taught me that beauty can be found in suffering, joy and contentment can coexist within trials, and no matter how much we have endured our lives and our health are worth fighting for.
"Life is like riding bicycles. To keep your balance , you must keep moving."
"Love your life. Take pictures of everything.Tell people you love them. Talk to random strangers. Do things that you're scared to do. Take your life and make it the best story in the world. Don't waste it!
I graduated from The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy which is in collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine as a Certified Health Coach. I support individuals as they wade out the abundance of new information regarding their health & diagnosis, educating them on the influential power of nutrition and lifestyle factors and teaching them how to live optimally physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Along the way encouraging them to show kindness to their own bodies. I view all of life through the lens of scripture and believe our spiritual walk affects our physical walk.
As a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and behaviour change expert it is always my aim and desire to inspire, motivate, and empower my clients to make a shift to live lives that are characterized by more joy and abundant health. Ask yourself....are you living the way you want today? Are you feeling energized and ready to take on another day? Do you have the energy to do the things that bring you joy? Do you invest in yourself? Do you feel worthy of the changes you want to make?
Our futures are dependant upon the choices that we make today. The clients who work with me are thinking about their future and how the actions they take today impact the direction of their tomorrow. Perhaps you're looking for help, direction, education and hope along your own journey while battling your own health challenges. Whatever your unique health and wellness needs & goals may be we all have this one thing in common... the desire to bridge the gap between where we are and where we want to be! Clients that work with me are assured I'm always up on the latest research and I use a multi faceted approach that combines diet, exercise, stress reduction, toxin removal, rest, emotional balance, scientifically backed supplements, and a success mindset! Come join me as I desire to guide you along your journey towards better health and wellness!