A holistic framework
Holistic Wellness Coaching addresses and explores what a healthy diet and lifestyle looks like for you. This can mean working on what you eat, grocery shopping, cooking, recipe ideas and menus, finding ways to move your body that feel good, creating supportive and loving relationships, finding work that you love or enriching the work you already have, and creating and deepening your daily spiritual routine and rituals.
Working with a holistic framework means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we look at how all parts of your life affect the whole.
The guide on the side
My approach is not about telling you what is good for you. It is about coaching you through your uniquely tailored program, with ongoing support and encouragement. You will graduate into becoming an expert at listening to your own body’s messages about how to be in a balanced relationship with your body and your life. I empower clients to realize their fullest potential from the kitchen and beyond!
No one diet works
The concept of bio-individuality is that each person has their own nutritional needs. So, when the experts say, “dairy is good for you” or “fat is unhealthy,” it’s too much of a generalization. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that is why fad diets don’t work in the long run. I look at your age, health, activity level, blood type, metabolic rate and personal preferences to determine your dietary needs.
Deconstructing cravings and the crowd-out theory
I address the emotional, psychological and physical imbalances that lead to cravings. The crowd-out theory is about adding in positive lifestyle habits rather than attempting to take away “bad” ones. In other words, I do not believe in calorie counting or deprivation, my approach is to address the underlying reason for the craving or emotional attachment to food.
Everything is Nourishment
Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity and a spiritual practice are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are in balance, what you eat becomes secondary.
Integrative Nutrition Pyramid
The Integrative Nutrition pyramid depicts a balanced approach to nutrition: more high-quality, organic vegetables, fruits, complex carbohydrates, protein and water; less meat, milk, sugar and artificial food. The pyramid is surrounded with the primary food circle, the parts of life that satisfy our hunger for living and create a balanced life.
When you celebrate, care for and heal your body, it pays you back with an unmatched strength. This strength allows you to create your own authentic life and to fuel your greatest passions.