To understand why I became a health & nutrition coach, we have to rewind to 2005. I was having a terrible time battling fatigue. By 2:00 every afternoon, I was so wiped out that I often had to close my door at work and put my head down on my desk. I was relying on coffee to get me through, often having 3-4 cups by the time I left the office at the end of the day. I was swinging back and forth between an intense tiredness and a coffee-fueled high. Neither were very happy places to be.
Recognizing that my situation was not sustainable (or particularly enjoyable), I made a commitment to myself to figure out what was wrong – and fix it! After a battery of test, I came up with a clean bill of health. But how could that be? I was still cat-napping under my desk in the middle of the day.
Reaching for straws, I followed a friend’s recommendation to meet with a holistic health coach. That was when everything changed. She encouraged an awareness that had been absent from my life for some time. With her guidance, I took a long hard look at the foods that I was eating and how they made me feel. I began to see the effects that my job was having on me and my relationships with the people that I loved. And I acknowledged that I had all but stopped exercising, using long work days as my excuse.
In only a few short weeks, I saw notable improvements in my energy level and overall quality of life. I had developed the necessary tools and insights to truly nourish my body. And it was working.
Fast forward a few years. Inspired by my own experience, I made the choice to step out of my 12-year career as an online marketer and become a health & nutrition coach myself. I received my training and certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, learning the different dietary theories while combining the knowledge of traditional philosophies with modern concepts of nutrition.
Now a health coach myself, I am committed to sharing my knowledge and experiences with others – helping them discover optimal health for the body, heart and mind.