I have an absolute passion to help people experience health. Real health. Not just an absence of issues.
Everyone deserves to feel vitality
and deserves to thrive.
Here's how my journey unfolded...
From as far back as I can remember,
I have always been fascinated with life - people, animals, plants, all of it. And especially how bodies function. I also spent years of my life with mysterious health issues, not getting answers from doctors and others. I was not satisfied with answers such as "that's what happens when you age" and "we don't really know." My challenges
ranged from lifelong digestive and skin issues to waking with sinus congestion every day, slow healing injuries, mysterious light-headedness and lack of energy. I had also managed to recover from several years with an eating disorder. I knew that I had yet to uncover the underlying reasons for these events in my life.
Through all of it, I believed that the body had the ability to heal.
I delved into nutrition, just starting to understand the connection between food and my own body's function. During my learning, I discovered many of the underlying reasons for the medical mysteries mentioned above. Nutrition was indeed a key piece.
This passion for real health, sparked years ago, led me to seek my certification to practice therapeutic nutrition. It offered not only a unique way of assessing people's dietary deficiencies and digestive issues, it was also "off the grid" from the food pyramid and standard dietary dogma that had actually contributed to my illnesses. I was able to see clearly how nutrition connects to what happens (or fails to happen) in our body.
During the same time period of discovering the connection between health and nutrition, I also started learning, with an equal passion, about how the energy that flows through our bodies plays an important role in our lives. So after pursuing my nutrition certificate, I committed to studying the human energy system in earnest, as well as healing my own unique energy system. After years of learning about my own body, I realized that I had gift to help others with their energy.
And I continue to learn more about nutrition and energy - it's a life-long learning process that allows me to do what I love - help people feel great and enrich their lives.
I live in Bend, Oregon. A beautiful little town on the east side of the Cascade Mountains with amazing blue skies, mild weather, and wonderful people.
As someone with a very diverse brain and an insatiable thirst for learning, I enjoy doing varied things - it keeps me very engaged in life.
I was born in a more vigorous climate in the Midwest, the youngest of seven children.
I studied business and earned a degree in accounting and finance. I utilized those skills for many years in corporations, government and as a consultant in my own business after I moved to Bend over twenty years ago.
I enjoy being outside and moving my body as much as I can - hiking, riding bikes, kayaking, backpacking, and running. Meditation and yoga are also
a regular part of my life.
I cherish the great relationships I have with friends, and I adore my two cats.
I love life. And I love my work,
which is to help others regain their energy and passion for life as well!
I am passionate about my work. I am also pragmatic. And an eternal optimist. You get the benefits of this diversity - I bring the energy healing and nutrition back to your everyday experience. And, it means that even if you're feeling doubt, that's okay. All we need is for the door to be cracked open a bit to possibility.
My motto is "Give it a go!" You were drawn here for a reason. Let's explore that.
Take a step and schedule a 20 minute virtual meet and greet with me and let's see if we're a match! Just click on the link at the top of the page and schedule a time that is convenient for you.
I thank you for visiting my site and I look forward to hearing from you!