My coaching practice is based on this commandment:
“Love God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” – Mark 12:30-31 (NIV)
Most of us tend to overlook the emphasis on the word “yourself” in this important teaching. We often forget about ourselves as we take care of everything and everyone else. We get so busy with our life that we unconsciously take this body for granted, but it is the very vehicle that carries our soul on its journey. This pattern silently happens year after year until something wakes us … either our health is compromised, our weight is out of control, our energy is low and our stress is high, or our most intimate relationships suffer. Any one of these symptoms are a sign of imbalance.
I know. This happened to me.
I’ve been passionate about psychology, nutrition, and overall health since I was very young, but when I had to dig myself out of a health crisis that started in 2008 my passion grew into a mission. At that time, I was working out 4-5 days a week with friends, I walked in the 60 mile 3-Day Breast Cancer walk with my daughter, my business was growing, and I served on two boards.
All of these things were good things. I was exercising, participating in a cause, working and serving. But I got so busy I forgot about myself. I took my body for granted.
I was so out of balance that my body started to break down. Normal tasks began to get hard for me … even painful. After many tests and much searching, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.
I was devastated.
I felt scared for my daughters – would they inherit this?
I felt alienated from my husband because I could see the sorrow and worry in his eyes.
I had no zest for life.
I was scared of what my future held.
I withdrew. I felt isolated. I was depressed.
Even though I took the medication prescribed, I never felt “right” about the diagnosis.
After a year of taking drugs that I did not want to take due to the damaging side effects, a friend made an interesting observation. She said, “Did you ever consider that you were training like an athlete, but you weren’t eating like one?” A light bulb went off! I had depleted everything in me and I crashed!
I forgot about ME! My body was MAD and it started to attack me.
From that moment, I became very conscious of what I fed myself with both food and thought. My new motto from then on has been: “Be kind to yourself.” I slowly weaned myself off all medication and have been healed ever since.
If you, or someone you know, feels out of balance in any way… let me help.
I know how it feels. Weight gain, low energy, feeling “lost,” feeling overwhelmed, or relationship struggles are all symptoms of imbalance – and are begging for your attention.
Now as a Transformational Health & Lifestyle Coach I’m on a mission to help others focus on body, mind, emotion and Spirit. It’s all spectacularly connected. I feel compelled to help you make self-care and soul-care part of your daily rhythm so that you can rekindle the fire within. It will have a ripple effect in every area of your life. I would be honored to work with you. Let’s reclaim balance in your life and release your true potential.
My oldest daughter, Jessica, said to me one time, “Mom, you know why we all work so well together in our family? It’s because each of us thinks we are the Robin to the other person’s Batman.” How right she is.
I love my Batmans.
I have been married for over 30 years to my best friend, David, who I met while we attended The University of Virginia. Together we raised two incredible women who are now married to two incredible men. We attend Grace Midtown Church.
What keeps me busy outside of coaching? I am a contributing writer for FUEL, a monthly publication with themed devotionals and articles to equip parents to lead their families holistically. I am super excited about my studies and practice of Healing Touch as I pursue my certification in HT to enhance my coaching practice. I currently serve on the Advisory Board for Music to Light the World™ a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a vision to “bring peace to the soul” through donating performances and CDs to cancer patients, hospitals, and inner city ministries.
And as CEO and founder of the inspirational jewelry line, Compelling Creations, I continue to design for organizations under private label. If you would like to have a design created for your organization, please contact me for a proposal. Visit my Etsy Store if you need a gift to uplift or encourage someone.
My passion through my coaching work and speaking engagements is to encourage and inspire each of us to see ourselves as God sees us – wonderfully made with our own unique exponential potential.
Let me guide you through my 90 day Transformational Coaching Program (12 one-on-one phone consultations with curated information to help you reach YOUR unique health goals.)
I love guiding groups through my gentle 21-Day Reset-Cleanse that will help you become curious about how you nurture your body. This process tapers, test, transitions, and transforms your food choices.
Invite me to inspire your group with one of my talks, sharing useful Aha’s backed by research, experiential exercises, and a take home gift.
Slow Down to Speed Up Your Metabolism Vitamins for the Soul
Healing Hydration: Beat Fatigue and Heal Your Body
Your Body is Your Soul’s Gift Wrap
Where Energy Goes - Energy Flows
Don’t Buy a Ticket on the Sugar Roller Coaster
Fat is Phat!
The Art of Receiving
Request more information on any of these Transformational talks.