About MeBeing a nurturer, caregiver and nourishment expert, I designed ”All That Nourishes” to awaken and engage women in the art and soul of nourishing their body, mind, spirit and life—from the inside out.
:: MY PASSION AND MISSION
My deepest passion is to guide motivated, spirit-rich women in creating their healthiest, happiest, most alive selves and live the life they long for and deserve.
It is my mission to awaken women to what it is they really hunger for so they come to love, feed and care for themselves, become fit, healthy and empowered – and make their lives extraordinary.
I deeply believe it will be the contented, strong, vibrantly healthy women that will change and heal our world.
I say to all women—Be That Woman!
I contend that we believe more in our “not enoughness” than in our beautiful light within. We listen to our mind chatter that says that we’re not perfect: too many extra pounds, no willpower, too flawed a body, not smart, not savvy, not sexy enough. We stay stuck in our mind, allowing that critic to rule our lives, zapping our joy and SelfLove.
Let’s change all that and say “NO MORE”!
:: HOW I WORK WITH YOU
I join you exactly where you are in your journey to wholeness and help you rekindle the essence of who you are--so you can get your life back. I’ll show you how to personally discover what nourishes you, what feeds you and ultimately what makes your life extraordinary.
If it’s weight you want to release—this is where it begins: eating real food, conquering cravings, getting your insulin and cortisol under control.
My specialty is weight release through SelfLove and nourishing SelfCare.
We’ll begin with “Inspired Eating”: I’ll show you how to add-in honest-to-goodness REAL food—fresh, natural food that your body longs for at the cellular level; food that sparks energy, clarity, radiance and vibrancy.
You’ll be surprised, and maybe perplexed, that I am not about diets, numbers, guilt, and deprivation. Instead, you’ll get to explore the approaches, foods and eating rhythm that work best for YOU—with a big emphasis on fun, delicious and pleasure-FULL.
Instead, you’ll find solutions to your unique needs and come to know who you are as an eater. I’ll introduce you to delicious new foods, explore new ideas and help you be empowered around food and eating—and we’ll take a deeper dive into what it is that nourishes you best.
You’ll develop a new relationship with food, feel confident with your food choices and learn to trust yourself. When you eat well you can count on your energy soaring, feeling more balanced, happy and radiant.
Then we move into creating your “Vibrant Life”. As you begin look at your life, you’ll become aware of how it needs feeding. You’ll learn my 5 foundational strategies to successful and permanent weight release and having the body sexy, sassy, fit body you want.
I’ll show you the most nourishing approaches to SelfLove and SelfCare—time proven, simple, fun and will fit easily into your life.
With real and complete nourishment, baby steps and my guidance, weight transformation happens!
Join me on this journey: sign up for a complimentary laser coaching session—no strings attached.
I am an Inner Wisdom Weight Release Coach, a Nourishment Expert, and a Dynamic
Eating Psychology Counselor with a MS in Nursing and a BS in Health Education.
Since I can remember I have been crazy interested in health and healing. When
people ask “What are your hobbies?”, I scramble to think—yes, I garden, read,
travel and do bead work but honestly, instead, you’ll find me searching out
the next best wellness class to take, the latest article or study on health
and wellness to read and, admittedly, books on health and wellness line my
office walls to the ceiling.
:: MY BIO — the official version
My need to know is endless. I hear the word “wellness” and bells and whistles go off--really. I am passionately pulled into helping people find and live their best life—it engages me fully and resonates deeply. My own personal food struggle has strengthened and inspired me on my nourishment journey and compelled me to help others become healthy and nourished as well.
This pull and passion landed me in New York City at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition engaging in 2 years of study of dietary theories, contemporary health issues, Eastern and Western nutrition and nutrition counseling. It was amazing to learn from such teachers as Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, Christiane Northrup and Marc David. I became a Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor.
Upon completing my studies at the Institute, I immediately signed up with the Institute for the Psychology of Eating for a 5 month course with Marc David founder, nutrition visionary and teacher extraordinaire. Then, literally craving more of this profound work, I entered Marc’s year-long program in Boulder, Colorado. This science-based, body-wisdom approach to nutritional health took my practice to a whole new level. This is truly the missing link in nutrition coaching. I am a Certified Dynamic Eating Psychology Counselor.
As of May 2011, I am a Certified Weight Loss Coach, through the Coaches Training Alliance, studying with Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, a nationally known weight loss and nutrition expert. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, I had over 30 years of coaching healthy weight loss but I chose to become certified through Jonny Bowden’s Program because I wanted the latest cutting-edge skills with the top teacher in the field of weight loss.
These programs transformed my professional and personal life, planting me firmly in a place of health and healing—helping women really feed their body, heart, mind and soul so they can live their purpose and passion and help heal the world.
Degrees, studies, certifications
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia
- Bachelor of Science in Health Education, University of Missouri, Columbia
- Master of Science in Nursing—Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Washington, Seattle
- Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education, University of Missouri, Columbia
- Board Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York City
- Certificate in Integrative Nutrition, Columbia University, New York City
- Certified Dynamic Eating Psychology Counselor, Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Boulder, Colorado
- Certified Weight Loss Coach, by Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNC, Coaches Training Alliance
- American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP)
- Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)