I love to cook, run, practice yoga, and inspire those around me to live a happy, healthy life. I am a plant-eater, my favorite food is butter and I can finish a ribeye faster than my husband can take his first bite. I've run 13 marathons, and as long as my body keeps cooperating, I don't have an end in sight. The perfect arm balance is in my very distant future, but I still consider myself a yoga junkie.
Over the last few decades, I have learned that the term health is a very broad term, and it has many different meanings to everyone. After earning a degree in Entrepreneurship from Babson College and spending eight years in marketing, business development, and corporate recruiting, I found myself naturally helping those close to me identify ways to have a better relationship with their mind, body, and food. I enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition where I learned from some of the greatest minds in the wellness industry. I am beyond grateful to have found this focus and to have found the tools to live a very fruitful life, but it has not always been this way.
I was 14, when I became so committed to losing weight, I was 5’8" weighing 89 pounds. Anorexia took over my life. I lost bone mass, friendships and I almost personally destroyed my dream of being a college athlete because the control was an addiction. I did have a family that loved me, coaches that cared, and a motivation deep in my DNA that would set me on the right path. Recovery can take years, decades, and sometimes it never actually takes place. I have learned from my own experience that recovery can often try to disguise itself behind other addicting habits such as binge eating, drugs, love, work, alcohol, school, and/or physical activity. It was not until a few years ago when I made the decision to become more intuitive about what I wanted my entire life to look like, inclusive of my relationships, my spirituality, my career, and what truly lit my fire from the inside out.
My Philosophy & Mission
Nutrition is more than what you put in your mouth. It is how you feel and the relationship you have with yourself. I am fortunate to have had great mentors and leaders who have helped me grow professionally, and by listening to my gut, I made a pivot in my career because I was confident I could help others improve their relationship with their mind, body, and food since I have spent the last 15 years doing it myself! I have a burning passion to work with men, women, and athletes who want to be on the right track when it comes to their relationship with food because it often has absolutely nothing to do with food at all. I do not diagnose and I do not prescribe, but I listen, I provide plans, I look at your entire circle of life to help you determine the methods and steps you need to be at peace with yourself. Food is supposed to fuel you, but we often forget that is the reason we eat in the first place! It should be satiating, fun, and it should make you better at paying attention to what is truly important to you in your life. That is my goal and my mission, because we each have a limited amount of hours on this planet, and the choices we make have the ability to lead to roads you have always pictured in your dreams. I follow a philosophy I call, Appetite Economics because this process is a science that deals with determining how to satisfy all of your needs. I cannot wait to meet you!