Some years ago, in Nursing school, I believed in treating persons as a whole body, mind and soul, using a Functional Medicine Health model of assessment, determining the cause of the symptoms or illness and understanding how lifestyle adds to the illness as well as the treatment .
I am a Dual Certified Nurse Practitioner, Functional Health Coach, Certified Life Coach and dedicated Health Advocate and grateful recovering self-sabotager, truly blessed and encouraged by life's challenges.
Coaching is the way to create a difference in health outcomes of my patients and clients as well as their families.
Raised in a nutrition based home, I rebelled as a teen! My Mom, being the pioneer against processed foods and products that cause the harms we face now from food processing was the wind beneath my wings as I finally GOT IT. Mom innately understood the importance of caring for your self with proper nutrition and NOT conforming to unhealthy marketing trends. I was the kid with the raw peanut butter on hard whole grain bread, embarrassed that I did not have bologna and American on white with no crust.
Apparently survived that humiliation and now am forever grateful for Moms persistence and understanding of health.
Pursuing my Masters for Nurse Practitioner with the dream of running my own clinic in a small mountain town somewhere, geographical life changed.
I ultimately settled into city life working for local doctors and hospitals.
It took years of feeling I was unable to help my patients get better or accomplish the goals set forth by the system before I realized this was not the way I want to practice health care. There was no Health involved in it and no one seemed to care!
I began to see and feel the disconnect between patients and their health system. What they were told to do and what was happening were not aligned. Patients were sad, scared, ashamed and felt they made the doctor upset with them therefore leading to poor follow-up and a deeper cycle of patient- self defeat.
This presented an unhealthy, non-therapeutic relationship resulting in patients afraid to speak up and take action.
The solution lies in the strategy, change our behaviors and habits in order to stay well and have a chance at fighting off disease and illness, this is what makes the difference in peoples lives, as well as my own.
Taking the time to help my client voice their health goals allows us to discover what the obstacles are enables moving forward are and seeing healing take place.
Achieving awareness of body, mind and health is the first step, how you got where you are and how to get where you want to be requires understanding your body.
We all have our unique experiences, beliefs about life, our truths and personal stories affecting our habits and changeability.
My client is in charge of the plan, believing that we both have the highest version in mind for their best wellbeing.
Understanding sensible nutrition, lifestyle, history and future goals and dreams is our guide to success.
I offer the perspective and the experience to my client to make the changes they know they need to or want to make and move along with them as they discover easy tools that fit their lifestyle without much disruption, this facilitates lasting changes and better health overall.
A coach and client must be focused on the same goal, which many times will change as we grow and learn new and different options.
Move That Mountain is a symbolic term for me, I believe it starts with just a push.
Who I am and what I do comes down to why what I do is different from others.
Its because it works NOT for a short time, It lasts a lifetime.
I know, I am living proof!
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Weight loss! YAY!
It has become a topic that most people avoid but if you have tried everything and cannot seem to feel better, Lets Talk! WE will get you comfortable in your skin. Bring your Diet to the table and lets see if its Good enough for you! As your health coach I help you to get why good habits last.
I have shown many how simple daily tasks can be excellent ways to improve on body function.
If you just want to stay awake after lunch or if you want to run a marathon than we must get your energy up to par.
There are few to many factors robbing you of valuable time wasted being too tired
There is such a variety of tasteful and SIMPLE foods to eat in this world and not all foods are good for all people.
We will talk about Your food and what YOU like about eating.
We can discover a lot of health and weight related secrets in what we eat.
Food is our fuel and to me the most important place to start with health and wellness.
Life is full of so many how simple daily tricks that can be seen as monumental opportunities for wellness.
Lets see what movements you do and how a small PUSH will Move a Mountain for ageless living and healing.
No pricey gym fees or new wardrobes are required.
A Functional Health Practitioner works with you to get to the root cause of health issues, My background in Nursing and Advanced Practice has made me the see how we need to help by not just covering-up symptoms and ignore the cause.
Everyone has their ailments and wants a quick fix, Please let me share how the fix can and will happen. Remember what got you here, wont get you there.
Stay informed and uptodate on latest science based health trends and myths, What to do to take care of you.
I love to spread awareness and truth about current health related topics and ways to heal in a non-threatening and exciting way.
My favorite is one on one or group presentations on topics YOU want to know about ie: health/wellness, health care , prevent diabetes and sustainable weight loss.