After overcoming weight issues and chronic disease in my early 30’s I became passionate about helping others live a balanced life in mind, body, heart, and spirit. Most people understand that the mind and body function as one unit; whereby the body reflects your mental state and the mind responds to your physical health. However, fewer people are aware that health comprises emotional and spiritual well-being as well. Since all of our planes of existence can affect each other, healing in one area can bring positive changes to all areas.
Since 2014, I have mentored hundreds of individuals in 1:1 and group settings to heal chronic disease, lose weight, and create a lifestyle that supports total health. It is my strong belief that when each of us radiates well-being, it manifests healing for the world.
In my 1:1 mentorships, I call upon my trainings and certifications in Nutritional Therapy (NTP), Advanced Clinical Weight Loss (ACWLP), Life Coaching, Energy Work, Nutritional Detox (DS), Personal Fitness Chef, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Past Life Regression, and Ho’oponopono.
In addition, I have lectured extensively for businesses and groups in the Kentuckiana region including Schneider Electric, Rainbow Blossom, Kentucky Holistic Nurses Association, The Weekly Juicery, Louisville Area Raw Food Meetup, Middletown Family Chiropractic, Earth Save, New Albany Public Library, Louisville Food Alliance, Northeast Louisville Chamber Of Commerce, Floyd County Library, New Albany Knights of Columbus, and Seeds and Greens.
I also hold two degrees in music (BM Education and MM Conducting). For me, music is not only meant for enjoyment, but it can be a powerful tool for healing as well. I host gatherings where I combine sound with ceremonial cacao to help the participants release trauma.
When I’m not facilitating I enjoy creating herbal tinctures, growing lion’s mane mushrooms, and studying the works of Carl Jung.
When I was in my late twenties, I had a severe breakdown in my health. I went from being a 27 year old with tons of energy to feeling so sick that I could barely get out of bed. The shift happened when I was giving a concert with my college choir in Taipei. During our opening set of songs, a wave of dizziness rushed over me that caused me to leave the stage. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me but the feeling was that something had short-circuited.
As our choir traveled throughout Asia for the next three weeks, my dizziness got worse. And not only that, I became increasingly sensitive to lights and loud sounds. The fatigue was so bad that it took everything in me to get out of bed.
In hindsight, there were signs that I was heading for a crash. First, there was my weight. In the three years since I had become a school teacher and started graduate school, I had gained 65 lbs. The weight gain was driven by a mixture of sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, and comfort eating.
The comfort eating was driven by stress; something I experienced a lot of as a teacher, and something I wasn’t equipped to manage at the time. The only way I knew how to cope was to soothe the stress with food.
When I returned to the States, I scheduled a doctor’s appointment But as the lab tests came back negative, it became clear that a diagnosis might be tricky to find. Over the next three years, I was referred to a number of specialists who couldn’t find a cause either. The best medical advice I received during this time was that “sometimes people have mysterious symptoms and there’s nothing that can be done to fix them.” Eventually, a specialist wrote me a prescription for antidepressants; thinking that the problem was in my head. Neither of these conclusions were helpful but I knew there was an answer if I kept looking.
I began opening my mind to other ways of healing and started to consider that food and lifestyle could be powerful medicine. I decided to fully embrace nutrition by cleansing my body with the healthiest foods I could find. To my amazement my body began to heal!
As my well-being returned, I discovered a passion to help others reclaim their health. I became certified in weight loss, detox, and nutritional therapy and began taking clients.
I enjoyed this new line of work, but it soon became clear that some people needed a more well-rounded approach than what I was giving them. That’s when I began studying the mind-body connection and branched out into life coaching and neuro-linguistic programming. Adding these new modalities created better results in my private practice. Even so, I could sense that many clients had unresolved emotional trauma that was affecting their overall health. This led me to explore techniques such as mindfulness based stress reduction, EFT tapping, and Ho’oponopono as a means to bring people into greater emotional well-being.
My path as a facilitator is constantly evolving as I continue to grow and acquire new healing modalities. I stay rooted in my mission to serve those who seek healing on all levels: mind, body, heart, and spirit.