Certified Nutrition Therapist
I have always had a passion for personal self-care and wellness. This lead me on my journey of becoming a certified nutrition therapist where I gained a thorough understanding of the interconnectedness of all bodily systems and its connection to our mental health. Now, more than ever before, mental, emotional, and physical balance should be our highest value.
At Mindful Nutrition for Life, I take the approach of seeking optimal wellness through the lens of looking to the root cause rather than putting a band-aide on the symptom. All too often mental disorders stem from other chronic conditions and once these are addressed mental issues diminish and/or open the door for continued healing.
Setting goals, staying active, spending time outdoors, and modeling a healthy lifestyle are very much a part of who I am. That passion somehow always worked its way into coaching, teaching, and empowering people to participate.
After 10 years of running a nonprofit that empowered kids to learn a healthy lifestyle, achieve goals, and fight childhood obesity, the time came to move on to other things that were calling to me.
Mental health wellness involves a combination of nutrition and lifestyle. My Nutrition Therapy Masters education from NTI (Nutrition Therapy Institute) has given me science-based knowledge in holistic healing. In addition, I hold a BS in Psychology and Business, 200-hour yoga teacher training, 300-hour Kaiut yoga teacher training, and 16 years coaching youth track and high school cross country; all serving to enhance my ability to better understand mental health, coach and teach, and administer stress-reduction, and lifestyle medicines.