My Background

 

If you’re looking to develop a healthy relationship with food, you’re in the right place… because I’ve been where you are.

 

As I explain in my memoir, I struggled with food choices from a young age, and it had a very negative impact on me. What made it even harder was feeling like I was alone.

 

I found my way to mindful eating, and it changed everything. 

Now, instead of worrying about what I’m eating, I focus on leading the life I want. This includes celebrating food with cooking and baking, as well as walking, hiking, reading, and more.

That experience has made me passionate about helping others like you… and making sure you know you’re not alone. 

This includes my work as:

Facilitator for the Am I Hungry?®Mindful Eating Program

 

I became a licensed facilitator for the Am I Hungry?®Mindful Eating Program in 2011 after going through the training conducted by Dr. Michelle May, creator of the program. Training included:

 

  • Skills to become an effective, motivating workshop Facilitator

  • Innovative, practical mindful eating approaches to share with clients

  • Fun, exciting and interactive accelerated learning techniques

  • Full immersion in the Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating program

 

I have since taken supplemental training to work with:

  • Those considering or who have had bariatric surgery

  • Employees as part of Workplace Wellness

  • College students

  • Individuals to coach using the AIH approach

 

If you’re interested in learning more, or think that you might like to become a facilitator, visit the Am I Hungry?®Mindful Eating Program website.

 

Certified Health Coach

 

I became a certified health coach in 2012 after training with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®. Based in New York City, Integrative Nutrition® is the largest nutrition school in the world and teaches over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and cutting-edge coaching methods. This includes talks from top health and wellness experts such as Dr. Andrew Weil, Geneen Roth, Dr. David Katz, Dr. Mark Hyman, and David Wolfe, among many others.

 

This has given me extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and the importance of preventative care.

 

To learn more, visit the Institute for Integrative Nutrition website.

 

Since my certification, I have also become a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).

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