I’m a cat mom to two terrible (yet adorable) Bengals and a dog mom to a sweet, nervous rescue pup. I’m a fiancé to the funniest man I’ve ever met. I am a lover of dessert and soup (eaten separately), gut health obsessed, and have been told on several occasions that I have a sailor’s mouth. I value vulnerability and authenticity over everything. My fiancé says the best thing about me is that I tell it like it is, which coincidentally he also says is the worst thing about me. I’ll take it. I love to cook but I will also always choose takeout Thai over any other meal. I am an avid reader, a crystal collector, and quite the matcha connoisseur.
All of that felt manageable (and in all honesty, I didn’t take it seriously) until 2015, after about 4 months on hormonal birth control that sent my body into a tailspin. My skin was so covered in acne, rosacea, and a rash, that I could barely touch it without it literally breaking open. I have always been sensitive to foods and chemicals, but this was on a whole different level that I had ever experienced. I had to totally revamp my diet, ditch all of the chemicals I was using on my body and in my home, and then allow myself time to heal.
But that was just the beginning of my healing journey.
I found out that I am part of the large group of women that have a liver gene mutation that makes detoxing difficult and I was diagnosed celiac.
And let’s not forget the emotional and mental struggles that also go along with health issues. Needless to say, I tried every healing modality that I could get my hands on. For a span of time, I felt like a mad scientist and my body felt like my greatest experiment.
Mind you, it took me quite a long time and a lot of mindfulness work to find the gratitude in this process, but I’m so incredibly grateful for my journey.
I guide my clients through work that results in symptomless cycles and a partnership with their bodies.