I was born and raised in Denver, CO- the oldest of 5 children. My mom(love you mom!) was a born, tried and true health food nut. I had the good fortune to be exposed to many varying food and dietary theories as a child(of course, I rejected them all at that point in my life).
My first 2 college years were spent accumulating the “college 15” and having a great time doing so. After my 2nd year, I began to be a bit more curious about my health. I had perfected the party girl lifestyle(inset pic?!) and frankly was a bit bored with that scene. I began to volunteer at the health food co-op in trade for a discount on my groceries, read everything I could get my hands on and what really took me over the edge and changed my life was trying yoga for the first time.
Flash forward 6 years. Shiny BS in Psychology on the wall, Certified Bikram Instructor, Yoga Studio owner, newly married and intently studying everything health/wellness/energy/yoga/nutrition oriented. I read voraciously. Applied what made sense to me to my own life. Helped yoga students and family members as I could.
Baby #1- I gained 63 lbs during my pregnancy, most of it came off. 3 years later, another sweet little bundle- again 60 lbs during the pregnancy- this time, a good 20 lbs remained years afterwards.
Flash forward 4 years- I’m living a dream lifestyle. The dream I’ve envisioned for myself since being a little girl. I have 2 beautiful children, a good marriage, a very generous husband who supports my dreams, live in a beautiful home, have fairly good health- well, except for the 20 lingering pounds from “having a baby” 4 years ago and the frequent colds, allergies and sinus infections I suffered from4-6 times per year. And the daily irritability, fatigue and exhaustion that I thought were a “normal” part of being home with young children.
One New Year’s Eve, when asked by my husband what I wanted for myself in the New Year, I burst into tears and said “I don’t know”. I was so confused~ it was hard to make sense of having everything I thought I had wanted and being discontent. The feeling that there was something more, and yet, I felt profoundly ungrateful(and slightly crazy) for not feeling happy and content. Let alone being able to put to words what it was that I might want for myself and my life in the coming year. There was one missing piece that I could not see at that time. I’ll tell you more about that in a bit…
This was a turning point for me. With my husband’s support, I decided to go back to school to learn more for my own self about happiness as well as to be able to help my family and others as well. I began the 4 year program through Barbara Brennan School of Healing.
Flash forward another 6 years. Uh oh. All that I had dreamed of was falling apart. My marriage was on shaky ground, I was really questioning what makes me happy and what happiness is, my weight was up a good 25 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight, I was still getting sick every other month or so and suffering from allergies in the spring. My life as I knew it was falling apart around me. My family that I had poured so much love into was destabilized. My marriage was on very rocky ground.
And then it happened. Something clicked. Everything I had dreamed of fell apart. All that had been “coming undone” came completely undone. There were some pretty challenging years in there. And then there was another side…it all started to come back together.
The separation from my husband became clear that it was to resolve in a divorce. I significantly changed my eating habits and within a few months the weight(inflammation) was gone, the colds and allergies vanished(with the exception of my one good cold I have every winter) and I got my groove back. Really.
My energy healing practice continued to grow. I formally added a nutrition certification to my collection of Diplomas on the wall. Integrative Institute of Nutrition(insert IIN link) was a fantastic program for me.
Well, this is one long winded story—my point is dear reader, your issues are my issues.
I am exceptionally devoted and hardwired to find a new and better way to resolve the issues around graceful aging that plague me- and others. If you relate with any of the following: wrinkles, gray hair, under eye circles, peri-menopausal and menopausal symptoms, pimples, painful menstrual cycles, excess weight, water weight and puffiness, feeling disconnected from life and your true self- These are all issues I am passionate about because they are my issues too. I have full confidence that together, we can resolve these and with a good amount of humor, the kind of tears that cleanse, and birth a sparkly and radiant you on the other side.
And the missing piece for me a decade ago in my epiphany moment in my 30’s? It’s essential to me to be connected. To myself as well as to a community of fellow seekers. I am driven to be of service to humanity… to help resolve and create more happiness and harmony in people’s lives. The process and beauty of a person transforming before my eyes fuels me like none other. I love what I do. I work with some of the best people on the planet. Your stories and processes bring me tears and laughter regularly, and I get to cheer you on and be on your team! L.O.V.E.