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I'm a Holistic Health & Nutrition Coach, certified by the Institute of Transformational Nutrition --- I want to help women transform the way they eat, move, think & feel, so that they can live their most vibrant lives! The world needs you to be at your best.... NOW!

So why do I do what I do?

When I was ten years old my dad passed away from a heart attack in his sleep. My dad was very overweight during all of the time that I knew him. He struggled with heart disease & diabetes and during the last two years of his life he was trying to turn things around. We would go on lots of walks together when we would visit and we ate less ice cream and less fried food. Unfortunately, it was a little too late for him to turn it all around for him. I didn't really know how this tragedy would affect me until much later on in life.

I spent much of my early life mindlessly eating whatever was put in front of me and self-soothing with sweet treats. I grew up in Western Pennsylvania where the staples of life were meat, potatoes, and well... a lot of processed food. Although I was never obese, during most of my teen years and into college I struggled mentally and emotionally with body image issues. I think I tried every diet and exercise program in the book, failing every single time and beating myself up afterward.

After years of counting calories and running like a crazy person on the treadmill I began a journey of realizing that food was not reward or punishment, but nourishment to live the life that I wanted to live. I realized that my rigidity around food and exercise was based in my fear of dying young the way that my father had. I wanted his death to count for something. I wanted to learn a lesson from it, but I realized that I didn't need to beat myself up over it.

The journey is continuous. I still slip up, I am nowhere near perfect. I want to empower women to transform the way that they eat, move, think and feel so that they can live their most vibrant lives.

I believe...
- in the power of community --- we are so much better together than alone
- that one size fits all does not apply to health & well being --- you are unique and what works for you may not work for someone else
- that we should be eating food & not food-like substances
- that changing your mindset and your thinking can change your life
- that getting healthy doesn't have to be expensive.
- in YOU and the power that you already have inside of you to transform your life!

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