After taking full advantage of my body in college, burning both ends of my candle, drinking like a fish, eating whatever was put in front of me, and letting sleep be the least of my concerns- I had an abrupt awakening from a doctors visit. I was informed I might have an autoimmune disease called Lupus.
At the time, I had been working for my dream job at a ski travel company and had been actively aware and working on improving my health for a few years. I had traveled to India and completed my 200hr YTT cert. I had been playing with drinking in moderation, and I had been meat-free for over a year. I didn't understand how this could happen to someone like me.
I took the news as a warning to make big changes in my life. I released myself from my job and a few months later enrolled in IIN (The Institute for Integrative Nutrition) to become a certified Holistic Health Coach.
I now live with my Husband Max on the Central Coast of California in a little town called Los Osos. We love our lives here enjoying all the central coast as to offer- surfing, yoga, hiking, climbing, biking, backpacking, running off to the mountains to ski, and so much more.
Through learning the voice of my body, simplifying my surrounds, getting clear on what serves me and what doesn't, continually expanding my comfort zone, questioning my own old beliefs and stories, and clearly defining my dreams/goals/intentions- I am soaking in the beauty and abundance of this incredible life.
Relationships are mirrors for me and have guided me to what I can learn more from through triggers, irritations, and areas of inflammation. I have made big changes to greatly improve the quality of my life, my relationships, and how I feel in my body- but I am on a continuous journey of exploring and learning more while enjoying this process.
It's all about falling in love with the process. Releasing that there is a "mountain top" to arrive at, and enjoying the way up through the ups + dips, darkness + light.
Change is challenging and it takes time. It pulls us out of our comfort zone, stretches us in new directions and expands our experiences, letting us see things with a new perspective. This process of changing, discovering, and learning was so beautiful and healing for me. I am most thankful for these irritations, ailments, and signs that helped jolt me into my reality of needing to focus and heal my body and my life.
I tuned in and began listening more to what my body was telling me. I challenged my comfort zone, fell deeper in love, began loving my body and found and pursued my dreams of helping other women on their paths to wellness. I am still a student, and always will be, regarding my health, as it will continue to change and adapt.
I began letting go of foods, alcohol, emotions, and feelings that made me feel angry, icky, sad, heavy, tired - things that were no longer serving me. I let go of belongings and clothes that I no longer loved and needed. I began making space for new things, experiences and connections to come into my life.
By creating space, I started allowing pleasure and love into the kitchen, my home, relationship, and joy in discovering my new purpose. Instead of looking for the change from those around me, I realized the change had to come from within, that I was the only one in power to make it happen, and that it was okay to ask for help.
I had a deep feeling and a dream of who wanted to be, I yearned to connect to my inner guide. Being ONE WITH WELLNESS, for me, is aligning all the parts of myself, my body, my home, my life. When I am connecting with wellness, I am able to be my greatest self for the world. With new and clean energy, I am able to follow my dreams, and live with more love, energy, truth, connection, growth, and service.
Certified Holistic Health Coach through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Certified 200 hr Yoga Teacher through Sampoorna Yoga in Agonda, Goa India.
Completed Mastery for Coaches program and training through Alyssa Nobriga.
Graduated with a BS in Event Planning and Sports Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.
Certified Reiki Level I through Usui Ryoho Reiki, Lisa Powers Reiki Master/Teacher.
Essential Oils through doTERRA
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