I have spent my whole adult life living, researching and experimenting with simple, natural ways to stay healthy. I learned at the age of 16 the power of food. I was given a whole foods diet from Prevention magazine to heal from a severe case of psoriasis. The treatment of that time included taking steroids, slathering tar-based goop on my skin, taking tar baths, and laying under ultraviolet lights. I still can’t pass by a newly paved road and smell the smell of asphalt without significant flashbacks!
The Prevention diet consisted of eating foods without preservatives or artificial ingredients, cold pressed oils and a few supplements. In 1975 this was radical. I still bow to my mother who drove me all over creation to find these “foreign” foods. Within 6-8 weeks my skin was showing significant improvement. Although I was elated, I also remember being angry about not being told that food was medicine, that food was powerful, and it was certainly cheaper than my previous treatments. From that point on I’ve searched, researched and received numerous gifts from Nature. Whole foods and herbs (Nature) has contributed so much to my health and wellbeing that I feel now it’s my turn to share and pass on what I have learned.
My many years of experience have brought me to see that although there are numerous paths to wellness there are a few things that I think are consistently fundamental:
- Eat seasonal, local, whole foods made with love/care
- Time with Nature
- Befriend your emotions and body (learn to work with your emotions and listen to your body)
- Connection with self and others
I use the skills and tools that I’ve learned to help others live a healthy, vibrant life. I am a Health and Wellness Coach, a trained Herbalist and Ayurvedic Health Counselor, a Certified Traumatologist and Licensed Massage Therapist. I will support you in developing your own sustainable wellness foundation. Cultivating a sound foundation takes less effort than using will power alone. Will power itself isn’t enough to make lasting changes; you must weave in some of the fundamentals to build upon.
I work with people at different levels of wellness: those at the very beginning who need support figuring out their first steps; people ready to make significant diet and lifestyle changes; and, those that just want a little encouragement into a deeper expression of wellness.
My approach is client centered and unique to each individual. You direct the areas that you want to work on, at a speed that is comfortable and safe. Sessions combine health benefits of several therapies that can include diet and lifestyle guidance, healing touch and conscious breath. The purpose of my practice is to give YOU the tools to bring the wellness you imagine into reality.
All sustainable change begins from within
The services I offer: health and wellness coaching, massage and bodywork, herbalism and holistic trauma care have been deepened and refined over decades of experience and training.
I have studied and used herbal wisdom throughout my entire adult life, using whole foods and medicinal plants as my family’s wellness care. In the past 5 years I have been a student of Ayurveda and have received my Ayurveda Health Counselor Certification from Kripalu.
I became interested in the healing of trauma as I worked through some of my own issues. My interest and focus became how to heal from trauma through the body as opposed to talk therapy. I was fortunate to be led to a variety of healers and healing modalities that helped to free me from the bonds of earlier traumatic experiences.
This passion led me to work at the Trauma Resolution Center in Miami, FL. where I received additional trainings to help others untangle the hold that these experiences can have. My massage and energy training span over 25 years and widen my perspective to include a holistic view from which to support you in your healing.
So, whether you wish to come and enjoy a relaxing massage or you’re interested in creating a wellness program so that you can enjoy greater physical health and well being or you have some behavioral patterns that no longer serve you.
I welcome you into greater connection with your deeper self, that place that knows without a doubt how amazing you are!
Education, Certifications and Licensure
- Ayurveda health Councelor, Kripalu 2018
- Advanced Clinical Herbal Training, David Winston 2008-2010
- Unified Healing Training, Evolutionary Healing 2008
- Trauma Incident Reduction Training, Trauma Resolution Center 2008
- Licensed Massage Therapist, Florida #MA 91773, Educating Hands 2007, #3474M
- SRI advanced training, Wise World 2006
- BS (Pre-Med), University of New England 2005
- Herbal Certification, Rosemary Gladstar 1993
- Reiki Master/Teacher Usui method 1991
- Polarity Practitioner, Polarity Realization Institute 1991