A little more about me!
I am married to an amazing man and I have two beautiful daughters and two awesome step-kiddos. My hobbies include running, reading, strength training, biking, traveling and exploring. I love flowers and butterflies. God is my true north - I dedicate my health and wellness practice to Him and to my wonderful mom. Every day I like to tell myself, "Today will be the
best day of my life so far!"
Where has your health journey taken you? Have you made mindful choices only to have been blind-sided by life events? Has it been difficult to stay on track due to family or career obligations or life events?
I've worked in health care for over 15 years and witnessed the epidemic of preventable disease and disability firsthand, including my mom passing away from a preventable safety event following a routine surgery. Foundational to wellness is maintaining a healthy weight.
Health and happiness are closer than you think!
It's my passion and privilege to empower and encourage people in their health journey.
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the
renewing of your mind."
Did you know? More than 2 in 3 women in the US experience being overweight or obese.
Many factors affect your weight including your family background, past events,
even where you live! By building positive habits you can achieve a
healthy weight to last a lifetime.
Being overweight or obese can lead to serious health problems:
Breathing problems. Women who experience overweight or obesity may develop sleep apnea which causes you to stop breathing briefly or take shallow breaths during sleep.
Many types of cancer. Women who experience overweight or obesity have a higher risk for 13 different types of cancer.
Diabetes. Excessive weight makes you twice as likely to get diabetes. Weight loss can prevent diabetes.
Heart disease. The more excess weight you have, the higher your risk of heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in women in the US.
High blood pressure. Excessive weight in women makes them twice as likely to have high blood pressure. Women with obesity are three times as likely to have high blood pressure. High blood pressure damages your arteries and can lead to heart disease or stroke.
High cholesterol. Excess fat raises your LDL (bad) cholesterol and lowers HDL (good) cholesterol. High LDL can cause heart disease and other serious health issues.
Pregnancy issues. Women who have overweight or obesity may have difficulty getting pregnant. It can also lead to complications during pregnancy.
Stroke. Having overweight or obesity increases your risk of stroke, especially when you carry extra fat around your waist.
The Office on Women’s Health says that even a small amount of weight loss (3% to 5% of your body weight) can help dramatically reduce your risk for these health issues.
You CAN change the trajectory of your life once and for all - start one last time.
Mayo Clinic Trained and Board Certified
Health & Wellness Coach
My health journey, like so many other women, has been derailed by the ups and downs of life compounded with an autoimmune disease. In my work and personal life, I've witnessed patients and loved ones suffer from preventable conditions.
Through overcoming my own challenges and equipping my clients to do the same, my desire to inspire others has fueled my dedication to empower and encourage people who've decided to change the trajectory of their health journey for good.