My interest in health and consciousness grew from seeds planted in early childhood. I was 3 years old when my mom suddenly became ill with polio and spent months in a hospital in an iron lung. I don't have memories of this period, but the absence of my mom must have been a shock and a huge gap in feeling well-cared for. Growing up with a parade of caretakers helping the family, I was keenly aware of the toll of illness on a family's daily life. I watched my mother struggle through years of physical therapy to stay functional and to take care of us. As a child, I helped my mom do projects to raise money for the March of Dimes, so early on, I experienced the compassion and fulfillment that comes from helping others make changes in their lives.
Many years later, I became fascinated with what it takes to maintain one's health==now I think of it as building a sustainable YOU and at some point spoke the words "Health is an active pursuit, not a passive result" which became my living motto. My path has been guided to staying current with breakthroughs in health through science and metaphysics as well as ancient wisdom related to health, food and diet, intelligent supplementation (the stuff you can feel!) and body-mind-spirit connection.
I've gone through many transitions in my life, some subtle and easy and others abrupt and rough. Often the process felt like balancing on top of a moving ball, struggling to keep on top. I often felt was abandoning one area of my life to fulfill another, even reminded with emotional tugs at times by my daughter that she wasn't getting enough of my attention.
Some of the bridges I've crossed: college to working world, social work to graduate school in business, adopting my daughter Isabella as an infant in Colombia, marriage and then to being solo again with an empty nest, starting my own business 25 years ago and now taking it to a new level of impacting clients' lives. Each time we move through a transition, there are infinite possibilities open to us -- we get to paint again with new colors on our life's page!
My mission as a coach and mentor: to offer programs collaborating with clients who are committed to tapping into their full potential especially during transitions. Transitions can be destabilizing yet provide us with an amazing springboard into a grander version of how we live our lives from our true SELF's blueprint.
In the physical health sphere, we can explore cooking and shopping choices, your connections with work and other activities, key relationships, and exercise choices. All of this while building your awareness of what you really want to shift to bring more joy and fulfillment into your life. Celebrating the essence of you!
In the relationship and expansion of SELF sphere, we can address early childhood roots of conditioning and patterns in your growing up times and how they may have followed you into your adult life. Many threads lead back to early relationships with key people and ourselves--many have been buried in unconscious or simply forgotten. From my training in India and with coaches and spiritual teachers including the Guides at Oneness University, Raphael Cushnir, Carol McCall and Dianne and Alan Collins, Matt Kahn, and Mooji there is much wisdom and intuitive connections that come through as I work with people.
Over the years of coaching with clients, I've found that with focused listening and collaboration, there are often surprises that show up in the process freeing you to make surprising big leaps. Expanding and evolving to the bigger YOU.
Recent certification training:
I received formal training as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
I've spent many months over the last several years studying at a University in India in very deep and intense experiential and knowledge training and am a certified Advanced Trainer offering courses and processes for individuals and groups. All relate to awakening and tapping in to higher consciousness and the Oneness of all.
I've added on to my expertise by using MindPT and will be sharing this with all my clients. You can access 6 sessions to get started by downloading the MindPT app (referral code nonifeb) on your phone and/or tablet using the . Enjoy bringing more happiness into your daily life!
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Me (with the scarf) and my
traveling buddies in 2014 trip to India.
A favorite sacred place to visit in India
Some of the holistic practitioners in our tribe: Your Vital Wellness Group