Just a little background about me... I am the owner of Health Identity LLC, certified Integrative Medicine Health Coach Practitioner, mother, high-energy adventurist and former corporate executive.
I mention that last part because it was an important part of my life that lead me to the healing practices of complementary and alternative medicine. The corporate world can be very rewarding but it can also be very grueling. I experienced an extremely stressful event at work that sent my health into a downward spiral. I experienced the most painful battle with sciatica. I couldn’t stand up straight, was in excruciating pain 24 hours a day, couldn’t sleep and I was nearly delirious. But yet, I had to push through to do my job as a mother, wife and employee. Because my condition was physical, I naturally thought I hurt myself working out or I was getting old and so, like everybody else over 40, my lower back was just getting weak. I tried every therapy, type of bodywork and modality known to man. I spent hours researching and talking to different care practitioners. No one person looked at my condition as it related to my overall mind and body state and my health just continued to deteriorate. I spent months building my “puzzle” piece by piece. Finally, I found a form of bodywork that helped me back to the best shape of my life. It also proved to me that STRESS can cause all sorts of seemingly unrelated issues. Getting to the root cause of my health concerns has changed my life for the good, forever.
My interest in coaching began because of my desire and natural ability to help and motivate other people. Throughout my career, I have been fascinated to learn about the different concepts that make up one’s spectrum of health and how it is so different for every single person. Our bodies are one complete system and care is not as effective when it’s compartmentalized into specific systems.
During my training I learned how my life story had impacted my health for many years. At that time, I uncovered that I was in Phase 3 adrenal fatigue and my hormone levels were low. I was fighting against my body to maintain my ideal weight and was pushing through every day to find the energy to make it to bedtime, only to spend 3-4 hours a night wide awake with thousands of thoughts running through my mind. Making my own health and lifestyle changes to address these issues has required patience, support, guidance and persistence. I have been through it personally and can help put the pieces together to do the same for you.
I am excited to be fulfilling my lifelong mission of helping and motivating others. As a Health Coach, I can arm you with the knowledge and provide guidance to become personally empowered to create vibrant wellness in every aspect of your life…Helping you to discover the real you!