I’m passionate about helping people feel better so they do what they love.
Health isn’t just about the “absence of disease or illness,” although that’s certainly nice.
True health is about being present for your life, expressing yourself authentically, and giving your unique gifts to the world.
It’s tough to do that if you’re in pain.
You work way too hard not to be enjoying your life.
In Ayurveda (the traditional medicine of India), health is being “seated in one’s self.”
It’s tough to do that when you’re stressed out and tired all the time.
When you’re eating at your desk, or in your car.
When you’re moving so fast to keep up with your life that don’t end up feeling present for any of it.
Not only that, chronic stress and overwhelm lead to all kinds of problems, like weight gain, trouble sleeping, hormone imbalance, autoimmune disease, pain, inflammation, etc.
I want you to stop running on adrenaline, feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
The problem isn’t that you’re not working hard enough. It’s not a lack of willpower.
The real problem looks like this:
It’s not easy to change patterns – especially when you’re already tired and stressed out. It’s not your fault, and you’re not alone.
I would love to help you escape this vicious cycle of stress, overwhelm, and self-sabotage so you can enjoy the life you’re working so hard to create.
Why work with me, in particular?
As a coach, I’ll help you change the way you see yourself. I will help you understand the connections between your symptoms and your life, between your mind and body, so that you can take better care of yourself. I’ll find your strength and amplify it, while detecting potential blind-spots with laser focus. I know how to listen deeply; you’ll feel my care in every conversation.
As a Licensed Acupuncturist and board-certified herbalist, I’m compassionate, strategic, and results-oriented. My hands are smart, having touched thousands of people’s lives. I still geek out over the latest research, and spend arguably too much time continuing my education even after decades in the field. I’ll teach you the stretches, breathing, lifestyle and diet changes you may need to accelerate your healing process so you can feel better fast.
I’m compassionate. I pour my heart into my clients and am committed to helping you heal.
I know how hard it is to live with chronic stress, chronic pain, hormone imbalance, anxiety, depression, weight gain, digestive issues, insomnia, skin issues, autoimmune disease, “mystery conditions” Western Medicine failed to diagnose, a vicious inner critic, and Imposter Syndrome. My own struggles have provided me a solid base to empathize with what you might be going through.
As a paradigm-blender keenly interested in the Fundamental Interconnectedness of All Things, I’ve studied deeply, as well as broadly, in the following areas:
- Classical Chinese Medicine
- Bodywork (both Eastern and Western forms)
- Energetics of food and Integrative Nutrition
- Meditation and mindfulness
- Healing qi gong and dao yin
- Neuroplasticity, brain-hacking, habit change science
- Yoga Health Coaching
- Functional Medicine
- Essential Oils and Acupoint Therapy
- Chinese Herbal Medicine
- The practice of self-compassion
- Daoist and Buddhist philosophy
- Yoga and Ayurvedic philosophy
- Science and spirituality
I’m a known quantity. I’ve blogged for The Huffington Post, been interviewed on CBS news, FOX news, and over 100 other podcasts and online summits on reducing stress/ anxiety, hormone balance, better sleep, emotional eating, aging optimally, habit change, and the body-mind connection; and have led Chinese Medicine workshops and retreats internationally. I also host my own top-rated weekly podcast, A Healthy Curiosity, where I routinely talk to leading experts in functional medicine and complementary therapies.
But perhaps most importantly, I see what’s possible for people even when they can’t see it for themselves. I can hold this vision for you, and help you walk the path to get there.
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