It Is A Pleasure To Meet You!
As a seasoned critical-care registered nurse, I have seen the effects of poor lifestyle choices and modern medicine can do to the human body. I am well educated in modern medicine and our current healthcare system. I believe we need to be proactive about our health and not reactive. Today's healthcare mindset leans towards a "pill for every ill" and is often viewed as "sick-care" instead of providing health and wellness. A holistic, natural approach to our well-being offers one a safer, less expensive and can be more effective than traditional remedies. Blending and balancing modern medicine and holistic/natural medicine is the best of both worlds.
We are what we eat, who we surround ourselves with, and what we think. Our thoughts and actions have an effect on our overall health and well-being. Having the proper tools and resources can empower an individual to be their best. The body has an amazing ability to heal itself given the proper circumstances.
I was in the medical field and I was sick. I sought treatment to help my situation and seemed to be worse than better. I had severe colic as a baby and have been plagued with digestive issues, environmental and food allergies, arthritis for as long I can remember. I have had a love-hate relationship with food. I love food, but for some reason, it doesn't like me! I would either be inflamed or allergic to what I was putting in my body. I was consuming six to eight Advil tablets a day to manage the pain. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia after a car accident. I did not or could take the prescribed medication due to the many side-effects I experienced. This journey lead me to seek natural solutions for my health. For me, traditional remedies did not serve my body. I was seeking to find solutions to feel better, release weight and improve my overall well-being. This pursuit for better health led me to seek out natural solutions, essential oils and the Institute for Integrated Nutrition (IIN). Today, I feel better and lost weight in the process!! The weight came off naturally, without starvation and depravation. I am eager to share my experience and help others achieve their optimum health and wellness.
Getting started with Essential Oils
In my journey for natural solutions, I discovered dōTERRA in May 2013 while I was attending a vendor fair. I was having terrible shoulder pain. The representative rubbed a "magical blue elixir" on my shoulder and within minutes my discomfort was relieved! I was intrigued and wanted more information. This day marked a turning point on my wellness journey. It changed my life! My family and I have seen the health benefits from using essential oils for wellness, maintenance, and preventative care.
I appreciated the rigorous testing method to EVERY batch of essential oil they produce. The certified pure therapeutic grade process ensures there are no pesticides, herbicides, fillers, synthetic agents, weeds, bugs or anything else that could affect the essential oils efficacy.
dōTERRA Int'l has a fair-trade / partnership with farmers globally. This partnership of sourcing combines the people, product and plants that ensure the essential oils are gently and skillfully harvested at the perfect moment.
From the supplements to skin care, to eating what your body craves, I am confident that it will make a difference in your life as well!
I graduated from Valencia College with an Associate Degree in Nursing. I studied and practiced adult family medicine, women's health, post-partum nursing and critical care nursing. I've been certified in CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and various critical care courses. Throughout my nursing career I've had the pleasure to be a preceptor/mentor to students and new team members and served as an assistant head nurse. I've opened nursing units, centers of excellence and educated the community on cardiovascular disease. I was honored when I was nominated to be "Nurse of the Year" early on in my career. I've cherished my time at the bedside, caring for patients and their families. My career evolved into healthcare marketing where I managed a large women's health membership program, along with managing several high profile health events that targeted family care. During those 30 years in a structured corporate healthcare arena, I felt like I was missing something. I was given the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and reinvent myself. I wanted to help people take back their health in a proactive approach. I discovered and graduated from the the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories; everything from Ayurveda, gluten-free, and Paleo, to raw, vegan and macrobiotics, and everything in between.
I Studied With
Joshua Rosenthal, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Dr. Andrew Weil, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Deepak Chopra, MD, leader in the field of mind-body medicine
Dr. David Katz, MD, MPH, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center
Dr. Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard University
Gabrielle Bernstein, bestselling author and life coach
Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center
Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating
David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert
Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
Mark Bittman, food writer for the New York Times and bestselling author
Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing
and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities
What's In It For You!
Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements in your life such as love and relationship as well as career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that will transform your life.
As a registered nurse, health coach, wellness advocate and educator, I will empower you to make the best choices for a healthier lifestyle.