I am a little different than many other health coaches. I did not have a serious illness that changed my life. I grew up in the bucolic town of West Orange, New Jersey. I had a typical sheltered childhood without a care in the world. It was so special here, that Carole King and Gerry Goffin wrote a song about the street I lived off of.
“ Pleasant Valley Sunday” It was their ode to simple life in happy suburbia.
It wasn’t until I was 21, when my bubble burst. My 50 year old dad died of a heart attack. Then 10 years later, my oldest who was six at the time, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I was so clueless, that I thought only old people get diabetes. This made me rethink everything. I learned how to count carbs, draw up insulin in a syringe and plunge it into my baby’s skin. We met with a nutritionist who gave us meal plans. It was all very overwhelming. Then, 8 years later, my third child who was 6, was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I couldn’t believe our fate.
To make a long story short, my chances of going back to my career in marketing for a fragrance manufacturer was very slim. In July of 2013, I decided to take matters in my own hand and enroll in The Institute For Integrative Nutrition. It has enhanced my knowledge that I already have in diabetes education, nutrition, and general health. My journey has led me here in the perfect position to help others attain their goals. Health is a vehicle, not a destination. The 2 things that a person can control is what they eat and whether they decide to exercise. These 2 things will change your life. I have decided to stop getting ready to get ready and just do it! Are you with me?
I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
Are you curious about how health coaching can help you? Let’s talk. Schedule an initial consultation with me today.