Personal experience led me to discover my passion for nutrition, to learn how and why the body works the way it does, and to consider how I can more deeply love myself through this healing process.
My family and I were living in London in 2013, when my life started to suddenly narrow. My body was manifesting a variety of unpleasant symptoms that bewildered a variety of doctors both in the UK and in the US and left me feeling alone and not able to get out of bed. It was a frightening experience to be in pain, to experience exhaustion and not be able to get answers for what was going on with my body.
After trying a variety of western and eastern medicines and treatments I began to research health and nutrition. Not only did I start to find answers and a team of people who could help me, I also discovered a love for learning about the body. Food and nutrition provided actionable tools and strategies for calming my symptoms and assisting in my recovery and healing.
The following year I reconnected with a teacher from Southwestern College, where I earned a Masters degree in Counseling in 2007, who was teaching about the Ways and Means of the Power of Love. I participated in his classes in Europe, then continued them in the states upon our return in 2015. These classes continue to open my understanding of my physical symptoms. I started to consider that maybe this illness was here to help wake me up to the truth of who and what I am. Maybe I don't need fixing; maybe there is nothing to fix here - but rather an opportunity to gain wisdom and build intimacy with myself. I bring this understanding to my work with clients.
Upon returning to the states my family and I settled in the East Bay Area of CA and I enrolled at Bauman College in Berkeley, CA were I earned a certificate in nutrition consulting. This program covered a broad range of topics with in-depth and current information. I developed skills for working with clients and groups regarding a variety of issues from digestion issues, to functions of the liver, to autoimmune disease, to cancer, and many more. I have also attended the Apex Energetics seminar: Mastering the Thyroid which provides a comprehensive understanding of the workings of the thyroid, how to identify issues associated with the thyroid and nutrition support.
Professional Training and Education
Noetic Balancing Practitioner Training with Robert Waterman and Karey Thorne, 2016-present,
Santa Fe, NM.
Mystery School with Robert Waterman and Karey Thorne, 2014-present, Switzerland,
Santa Fe, NM, La Veta, CO.
Bauman College Alumni Association, 2016-present, founding President, Berkeley, CA.
Apex Energetics Seminar: Mastering the Thyroid, 2016, San Francisco, CA.
Bauman College, 2015-2016, Berkeley, CA, Certified Nutrition Consultant (CNC). Class Valedictorian 2016.
Leith's School of Food and Wine, Knife Skills and Fish and Shellfish classes, 2013,
Southwestern College, 2005-2007, Santa Fe, NM, earned Masters of Arts in Counseling (M.A.)
University of Minnesota Twin-Cities, 1999-2002, Minneapolis, MN, earned Bachelors of Science from College of Human Ecology in Family Social Science (B.S.)