The Dalai Lama was asked what surprised him most, he said "Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. Then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die & then dies having never really lived."
Like many, in my late teens & early 20's I had a skewed vision of what 'wellness' was. I thought dieting worked, my fears held me back & I judged the hell out of myself. I was constantly stressed, tired & living life at the surface level. I knew there had to be more.
Design school took me to NYC where I started to discover my true self. After buying the book 'Healing with Whole Foods, I experimented with different ways of eating & gained understanding of how the foods I put in my body affected my mood, energy & productivity. Work in the surf industry took me to California where I became more in tune with my body & the environment. Finally, family brought me back to Detroit where I was certified to teach yoga & SUP Yoga (still teaching HERE!) & started a vegan catering company, which I adored. Cooking was gratifying, but I knew I could make a bigger impact. I wanted to empower people how to LIVE well.
In 2013 took the plunge & was certified as a Holistic Health Coach through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Then in Plant-Based Nutrition through The T. Colin Campbell Foundation. After that, I graduated The Spirit Junkie Master Class taught by Gabrielle Bernstein. I study & teach manifestation and mindset ("The Secret"), mindfulness & infinite possibility (Wayne Dyer & Brian Weiss) & practical lifestyle management techniques (Dr. Christine Carter). In 2016, I created The Empowered Life Planner, which will be in its 4th amazing year this winter. In 2019 I led my first solo retreat in the Dominican Republic & started teaching online courses. I am in love with what I do & the wonderful people I've met! All of these experiences help to make me a multifaceted coach & guide. Browse my offerings to learn what you can expect from me & how I can help you live the most balanced, vibrant life possible.