I’m a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, and inspired by the change process. Driven to overcome a debilitating stress disorder, self-transformation work became a necessary part of my life. For me, chronic stress led to inflammation, food sensitivities and habitual overwhelm. Because “stressing” was my dominant habit, I would end up making decisions that created more stress, regardless of what was actually happening in my life.
The journey was frustrating, and oftentimes lonely. Personal struggles often are. Eventually, with the loving support of my family, I stumbled onto my recovery path. It was a long journey, and I’m still taking it. My life is beautifully imperfect, and I’m ok with that.
I consciously choose thoughts, feelings, and intentions of a healthier and happier state of mind, and I find that my lifestyle habits keep shifting and improving, as a natural progression of this inner work. Along this path of mine, it has become a privilege to support and encourage others that are struggling with health challenges life has brought them too.
My current view, is that our world never stops running and rushing, but, my inner world can remain calm, and I know how to recenter if I get off kilter. I’ve found that little shifts can eventually steer us onto the course we wish to be on. By refocusing our mind and heart, our lives can become empowered, even if looking forward or looking back feels overwhelming at times. Balancing in the “now” moment is key.
Coaching sessions with me may offer you a nurturing type of solitude and introspection, to think and regroup, about what you want to see for yourself, and how you will get there. I’m happy to listen and help you reflect. My style is to be of support to you, in your figuring out how to accomplish the changes you want to make for yourself.
A little more about me: When I’m not working, I’m with family or friends, hiking and gardening. I live in the mountains, and I love nature. I’m sensitive to energies, and love to surround myself with plants, animals and minerals. I’m a massage therapist, energy worker, intuitive healer, and clairvoyant. My life is about energy and frequency work, for better and for worse. I cannot be anything else. I am also a mother and a wife. And, I am in awe of all the ways physical activity is our natural right as human beings, regardless of the modern world’s lifestyle demands. We are meant to move, run, dance, and play. I love helping others empower themselves and rekindle their zest. I’m a bit silly, upbeat, enthusiastic, dedicated and caring, and I’m passionate about health and healing. I coach to inspire and uplift my clients, and maybe help them not take unmet expectations from the past too seriously. We always have room to grow!
I think humans are amazing beings. We get to have life experiences, and keep expanding through it all. By shifting our thoughts and feelings, we can focus, with the power of our minds and hearts, toward a happier, more fulfilled, and healthier self. It is transformative work, and I invite you to consider it as a possibility for yourself.
"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all."
and the 16 personalities
You probably have heard of the Myers-Briggs Test, and may have taken it sometime in your past. Do you remember which personality type you are? Have you discovered how this information could be meaningful and helpful to you?
In the Myers-Briggs test, there are 4 preference combinations distinguished within 16 personality types. Your answers about 4 possible ways of living and interacting in the world create a unique combination. Here are the 4 preferences:
1) Preferring to focus on the outer world, or your own inner world
2) Preferring to focus on the basic information you take in, or preferring to interpret or add meaning to it
3) When making decisions, preferring to look at logic and consistency, or to first look at the people and special circumstances
4) When dealing with the outside world, preferring to get things decided, or preferring to stay open to new information and options
Each personality type is expressed as a code with 4 letters. And each one of these personality types interacts with the world in a unique way. Relationships can be one of the most empowering aspects of being alive. Adding a unique depth of understanding, of yourself, and those in your life, is the aim of the Myers-Briggs Test.
the via survey
The VIA is a free survey, which assesses the approximate order of your character strengths. From strongest to least used, the VIA shares a positive perspective on how we can flourish.
Our character strengths can be expressed in endless combinations. Even though they are our strengths, there is a balance to using them towards positive outcomes. For example, we can overuse them, as a way to adapt, or we can bury them beneath the rush of life, and they become dormant. Because they are our strengths, mostly we use them to uplift ourselves. They are meant to help us express ourselves in energizing and authentic ways.
Building self-awareness of how we use our character strengths can empower and create momentum towards our health and well-being goals. My clients are encouraged to take the VIA, so that we may explore their strengths, and bring clarity to using them more meaningfully, and more intentionally.