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. In 2010, family brought me back to Detroit where I was certified to teach yoga & SUP Yoga (see my class schedule HERE) and started my vegan catering company, Detroit Gypsy Kitchen. Events & pop-ups were gratifying, but I knew I could make a bigger impact so I took the plunge and dove back into school.
In 2013 I was certified as a Holistic Health Coach through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Then in Plant-Based Nutrition through The T. Colin Campbell Foundation via Cornell. In 2016, I created The Empowered Life Planner, which is in its 5th year!!! In 2019 I led my first solo retreat in the Dominican & started teaching online courses. Since then, I welcomed my sisters Liz & Christina aboard! In June of 2021 I was certified as an Intuitive Practitioner and have begun to offer services such as energy clearing & healing. I also have experience as a recovery coach for those in out-patient addiction recovery.
I study & teach manifestation and mindset, mindfulness & infinite possibility (Wayne Dyer & Brian Weiss) & practical lifestyle management techniques (Dr. Christine Carter). I can't wait to support you in living the most vibrant life possible.
At Naturally Empowered, we believe that ALL humans have the innate ability to grow, heal & thrive.
We also believe that it takes a village.
We know at certain points in our lives that extra support is needed to grow out of habits and behaviors that keep us from feeling & being the best version of us. We've learned that when we invite that support in, it inspires the greatest of personal innovation, inspired action & a keen awareness of the steps needed to get to a desired outcome in a sustainable way.
Intuition & Spiritual Wellness
Energy Healing & Clearing
Self love/self worth
Healthy habits & routines
Our programming has helped 100's of clients create healthy habits & routines to avoid burnout & carve a clearer path to their ideal way of living. Each program is tailored to your unique lifestyle, body, preferences and goals. We suggest at least 90 days (6 sessions) to start. That's the sweet spot for sustainable growth.
1) Break down your goals & dreams into manageable steps
2) Learn to blaze a trail with small steps to reach larger goals
3) Discover where you're leaking energy AND GET IT BACK
4) Learn how to change with the seasons to avoid burnout
5) Identify your "YES" in nutrition, self care, movement & stress relief
6) Learn about neural pathways & the brain science behind habits
7) Unblock your MAGICAL FLOWS
8) Create rock-solid routines that keep you thriving
9) Start giving yourself permission to take what you need
10) Make an impact on humanity in your own way
TRANSFORMATIONAL HABITS COACHING: WHAT TO EXPECT
Kitchen Clean Out
Cooking Classes (virtual option)
Private Yoga (virtual option)
Breathwork & Meditation (virtual)
Grocery Store Tour & Advice
Home Sustainability Upgrade
Home Garden Program
Well Travel Research & Planning
Coaching program available internationally via Skype, Facetime, phone and in person.
Employees are the greatest resource of a thriving company. Research shows us that the health of a company directly correlates with the health & happiness of its' employees. Companies that make wellness and personal growth a priority always see a return on their investments.
As a corporate wellness educator/speaker and a 'power through planning' expert, I help companies find their sweet spot through mastering time management, harnessing productivity & creating a wellness focused company culture.
I've created a variety of different corporate programs so employees can more effectively approach work, family & the constant ebb and flow of life. That means more energy & creativity so employees and masterminds can fire on all cylinders. Having a resident wellness coach can help your company & employees thrive & find much needed balance to navigate work & life. Not to mention, lower healthcare costs.