My Paradigm Shift: From Body Image to Health and Wellbeing

Personal story:

At this stage in my life, I’ve turned my focus from body image to health and wellbeing. I spent much of my early life trying to fit into a specific size of clothes or reach a special number on the scale. This was an epic battle that inevitably resulted in self-loathing. Even when I was successful in achieving those goals, it never brought me the peace of mind that I believed it would, because I was always one holiday or one vacation away from being back “on a diet” again!

When I went through menopause, I was struggling with weight gain and emotional dysregulation. I was extremely fortunate to have a doctor who recommended that I try to eat a whole foods diet to mitigate the symptoms I was experiencing. After seeing the amazing results of clean eating firsthand, I decided to learn more by attending The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN.)

At IIN, I was trained in bio-individuality, which means that we are all unique, and therefore what works for one person may not necessarily work for everyone. We all require a unique approach to our health and wellbeing. I apply this philosophy to myself and to my clients. With the help of my Pure Energy Program, I have helped many people, including myself, identify hidden food sensitivities that have a negative impact on overall health.

After completing the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training with the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, I was able to combine my education in nutrition with my degrees in psychology and truly recognize the power of my mindset as the foundation of my health and wellbeing. I know now that having the right mindset about health and wellness is the most important first step in every person’s health journey. It is with this knowledge that I create my own roadmap to health and help others to do the same. I work hard to reframe my thinking and remain positive even when the negative thoughts try to bring me down.

I bookend my day with positivity and gratitude, and I focus on what’s going right in my life rather than what’s going wrong. I do my best to make healthy choices and choose habits that help me thrive. However, if I have a setback, I don’t beat myself up, but rather respond with self-compassion and self-forgiveness. This has been a life-changing practice for me and has helped me to help my clients do the same. I love helping others find joy in reaching their health goals while simultaneously learning to love themselves!


I am a wife, mother, author, and Certified Health Coach. I have a terrific husband and three wonderful children. I hold a Master’s Degree in Positive Psychology, am certified as a Mind Body Eating Coach by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, and am a graduate of the Institute For Integrative Nutrition. 

I am certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and have furthered my education by gaining additional training in the identification and mitigation of hormonal imbalances, coursework headed by Dr. Sara Gottfried, Harvard educated Gynecologist and author of The Hormone Cure. 

In addition, I am a certified graduate of the Corporate Wellness Academy run by Well.Org. I have written three books (The Simple Recipe to a Healthy Balanced Life, The Power of a Pivot, and The Power of a Pause), and am the co-host of a weekly podcast titled The Wisdom Coalition Well of Wisdom.

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