What is a Health Coach?
An Integrative Nutrition Health Coach is a guide and supportive mentor who motivates and empowers individuals to cultivate positive health choices. Health Coaches educate and support clients to achieve their health goals through lifestyle and behavior adjustments. A Health Coach supports and assists goal setting to make sustainable changes for improved health and happiness.
I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness. This means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions or good and bad foods. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding.
How Does It Work?
Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.
Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life such as spirituality, love and relationship as well as career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.
Connect in person or via video chat, phone conference, & email on a schedule that we set together.
WHOLE-PERSON HEALTH + HEALING
By incorporating positive lifestyle changes such as healthier eating habits, movement + yoga, breath-work, meditation, mindfulness, and self-reflection (to name a few), you will be on your way to reclaiming your health and happiness after whatever personal trauma, incident, or illness shook you off your path.
My mission is to empower you as you reconnect with your body, find your rhythm, your breath, your voice, your path... and anything else that you're seeking. Trust me, I've been there too.
I am confident I can help you clear out whatever has been keeping you blocked, so you can truly live your happiest, healthiest life. That may sound difficult, trite, or unattainable to you right now-- but I assure you it IS POSSIBLE for you. For those who don't know where to start or have a hard time staying on track, my programs provide the added support and accountability necessary to get you back where you need to be.
6 STEPS TO HEALING FROM THE INSIDE, OUT
Eat Empowered: Eat whole foods, vegetables, fruits, grains, lean proteins. Organic whenever possible. Stay hydrated. Avoid processed foods, sugars, and other low-quality foods. Sleep well.
Sweat + Stretch: Whether you love to run, practice yoga, sports, or hitting the gym - trauma is stored somatically, so let's get moving!
Be Mindful + Breathe: Awareness of your breath- breath-work calms and cleanses the body. Practicing mindfulness means injecting presence into everything you do. Use of affirmations. Chew slowly. Listen before you speak. Meditate. Go green. Vote with your dollar and choose to shop only with sustainable and responsible companies.
Reflect + Self-Study: Journal. Read. Create. Dive deep into learning more about why we are the way we are (self-study). What events in our lives have dictated the way we behave now? How can we manage the way we respond, rather than involuntarily reacting to situations?
Self-Care + Setting Boundaries: Hot bath. Restorative Yoga. Home-cooked meals. Facials, manicures, spa days. Read a good book, Get enough sleep. Setting boundaries (not over-extending yourself, limiting time spent with people or things that stir negativity).
Organize + Routine: Accountability. Coordinating work-flow. Tidy living spaces. Morning/evening routines. Managing schedules with efficiency. Planning ahead and meal-preparation.