The Journey Begins
My journey into health and wellness started years ago, back in college. I had this dream of changing the world and making it a healthier and happier place. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Health Education and Health Promotion. Back in the early 90s that degree didn’t mean much. That means it was hard to get a job….. so I waited tables, I bartender, I moved, went to culinary school, got into the financial industry, started doing improv in Chicago and moved again, this time to New York City.
I had been living a very healthy lifestyle. I worked out, ate well, slept as much as I could and then everything in my world fell apart. I ended up in ICU with a blood clot. Not one but many, from the top of my thigh to my heel. I was told I was lucky to be alive and it was probably because of my workout and eating habits. I was told I would need to be on blood thinners for the rest of my life. Coumadin = rat poison. It is the ingredient in poison that causes rats and mice to bleed to death.
NO WAY! NOT ME!
I went on a mission to find a way to 1. Not die and 2. Heal my body through food and thin my blood naturally. That was a long and, at times, painful journey. I found a doctor who would work with me. I started meditating and honoring my body. I found the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. And, I found out I am in control of my life and, most importantly, my health.
Finding My Path
10 years later, I am not taking any prescribed medications, I am the mom of a healthy 5 year old and, having just had my milestone birthday – 50 – am finding a way to make the next 50 (plus years) beautiful, healthy and happy. This wellness journey I have been on has been a whole body experience. It’s a Booty, Mind and Soul experience. I’ve healed myself from the inside out. I’d love to help you do the same.