I was a young, divorced mom of two living in St. Louis, Missouri, working a high-stress job as a Systems Engineer. I knew I wasn’t taking great care of myself but felt there was little I could do about it. High cholesterol, high blood pressure, unhealthy weight…the list went on.
I was dumbstruck. There had been a history of unexpected health problems in my family – and my sister had passed away too young at 19 – but I never imagined I would be facing health problems of my very own. It was at this pivotal moment a fateful doctor visit revealed just how much of a toll my life was taking on my body.
So, I began researching and educating myself about ways to stay healthy. I started making shifts in every direction – the full 360 degrees – from my food to my workouts to my career. I found an amazing new job in Chicago, moved my family there, and eventually started my own technology consulting business.
That’s when my road toward improved health and balance really began.
I enrolled at Coach University, followed by training for a Guiding Mindful Change coach certification and attended the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. To pull it all together, I completed a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology.
Finally, I realized: I was living the life I’d envisioned.
While my education played a huge role, it was the mindset shifts and small steps that transformed me the most. I learned how to plan ahead to stay healthy no matter where I was or what I was doing. I found the courage to stand up for my needs and build a schedule that didn’t exhaust me. Now, it’s my mission to help others realize how to do the same – without the long road to get there.
As a Whole Living Consultant, Workshop Presenter and Author, I travel the world leading workshops, speaking, guiding audiences, and conducting 1-on-1 sessions with a goal: To help more professionals with demanding schedules live healthier while simultaneously creating lifestyles they truly love.
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