I went from struggling with dieting and hating my body, to nourished and confident in my skin. I help women do the same!
Navigating the world of health was soooo freaking challenging that I chose to study Holistic Nutrition, seek a ton of help from coaches and books, and work through the struggle to get here and help you.
The dieting industry has us so focused on restricting foods and being a certain size that it's difficult to know what is best when it comes to nutrition and wellness. Not only that, but we are taught from a very young age that our worthiness is somehow related to our dress size.
There are a million influencers who we perceive to have perfect bodies and perfect lives, and so we aspire to have the willpower that they have... meanwhile they are dropping their body fat percentage so low that they lose their period.
I say this with so much compassion for the women who are struggling, but need to bring this to the surface so that you understand what you see as images of health & wellness, isn't always the reality!
I'm not here to say that I am perfect. Yup, I'm a human over here and have moments of "oh my gosh, my pants don't fit". What I am here to say is that we don't need to kill ourselves trying to get some magic number on the scale.
My mission is to reframe the way we approach food and our bodies. To look at nutrition as a way to help you support your body through everything you wish to accomplish in this beautiful life.
My Real & Raw Story:
I took dieting to the extreme and fell into borderline anorexia in my early 20's. I was obsessed with food, stepping on the scale, and being skinny. While I thought that I was being healthy and felt so in control: this couldn't have been farther from the truth. After seeing doctors for over 3 years, I knew I needed to change my story and learn what being healthy truly is! I wanted to be the best version of myself. I wanted to change the story for women who are struggling with body image and diet culture.
I care most about being the best version of myself, for myself. I care about having a body that takes me through all of the wonderful experiences I crave in this lifetime.
My mission was born out of the realization that so many women are looking for exactly what I'd been looking for; a nutrition plan and program to give their body what it needs, not just another diet plan.
I'm not your typical nutritionist who subscribes to one way of eating, cutting out food groups, or never touching a piece of cake again. I believe in eating foods on purpose that nourish your body, mind, and soul. My method involves a simple approach to nutrition where there is always room for the foods that you love!
Fun facts about me:
I'm a social introvert. Big groups freak me out and I am super comfortable being alone.
As an empath, I am great at listening, feeling, and coaching. I also need to be careful of the energy that I am absorbing from others.
I'm into adventure sports including backcountry & alpine skiing, rock climbing, and kiteboarding.
I started running casually when I was 21, but took a break when I was overcoming borderline anorexia and orthorexia.
The first 1/2 marathon that I ran, I placed first because not many people bothered to sign up! LOL, I'll take it!
My first trail 1/2 marathon was the Be Fearless Trail 1/2 Marathon in Squamish BC in 2016, which is hosted by Run Like A Girl.
I've run 3 x 50 kilometer and 1x 50 mile trail ultra-marathons, and plan on running another 50 miler in 2020.
As for the professional things: I am a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. These two mesh beautifully.
Prior to committing to running this beautiful website and business, I spent 11 + years in Real Estate Development working behind the scenes on all things sales, spreadsheets, and legal documents.