Your health is such a personal issue – maybe the most personal.
How you like to spend your time, the kind of exercise you enjoy, and your daily stresses all play important roles in your overall well-being but can be difficult to discuss. And food can be emotional, so when looking for guidance with what you eat, it’s important to work with someone you trust and feel comfortable with.
I didn’t start out as a holistic nutritionist.
I spent 30 years working as a high-risk labor and delivery nurse. I had always had a personal interest in healthy eating and exercise, and throughout my career I was dismayed at how little emphasis was placed on my patients’ nutrition and fitness level. They would be prescribed medication after medication with no consideration at all about how their diet and other lifestyle issues might be affecting their health.
I retired from nursing and decided to pursue holistic nutrition to fill a void I saw in the way our society looks at health. I view each client as a whole person and examine the ways all the pieces of your life (mind and body) work together.
We receive so much conflicting information about what is actually healthy. Even I thought I was eating “right” before learning that there really is no such thing. When we work together, I will look at your overall lifestyle, health history, preferences, and concerns to recommend what is right for you. I’m focused on you as an individual, and not whatever diet or exercise is trendy this month.
When I’m not working with clients, I enjoy travel and spending time with my grown children in the various cities they live in. I love finding and trying new ways to eat healthy while on the road. I also enjoy knitting, quilting, scrapbooking, hiking, walking my dog, swimming, and yoga. I am very active and am sure to get outside every day doing something.
I want everyone to get as much out of life as possible and to know all their options when it comes to their own health. Helping people truly understand nutrition and what makes their bodies tick is my passion.