I coach women who have experienced breast cancer. I support them with releasing unwanted emotional and physical weight by reconnecting to their creativity and passion.
I help women create new futures.
I didn't love myself and my body before cancer.
At one point in my life, I was 50 pounds heavier.
I lived on drive-thru coffee drinks, Jimmy John's delivery, and processed food. Anything quick and easy. Anything I could eat while driving or working. Why would I stop to EAT?
I wore my work-a-holism and chronic insomnia like badges of honor.
I worked long hours, got home late from my stressful job, and developed a three-glass-a-night wine habit to numb out.
I was in a marriage that wasn't working.
My life wasn't working.
Until I hired a coach.
Coaching transformed everything in my life. I honestly believe coaching saved my life.
I began to take time for myself.
I prepared healthy, organic, local food. I ate my meals sitting down at a table, without distractions.
I stopped over-drinking and emotional eating.
I dropped 25 pounds--effortlessly--and had more energy than ever.
Coaching helped me love myself and my body enough to take care of it, to prioritize passion, and to create my future.
While I was working with my coach, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Coaching helped me manage my mind around the diagnosis, surgeries, reconstruction, getting sick from my implants, and eventually--- going flat.
As I was recovering from my first surgery, I decided life is too short to NOT pursue our goals and passions. I wanted to help people in the way my coach had helped me. I chose to pursue several coach trainings and certifications to become a master-certified transformational coach and certified health coach.
My clients have difficulty prioritizing themselves—even after a health crisis and chronic illness.
Many of my clients are focused on releasing unwanted weight, both mental and physical. Those of us who have experienced estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer are aware that body fat produces excess estrogen. For health reasons, many of my clients want to let go of physical weight.
We work together on nutrition. We prioritize food as fuel to get our hormones balanced and clean up cravings. We eat based on what is best for our unique bodies. We don’t count calories, points, or macros. We don’t weigh or measure food.
This is not some ultra-clean eating, celery juice drinking, protein shake-focused crash diet. It’s about learning how to eat when we are physically hungry, with foods that fuel us properly, while continuing to enjoy foods we love in moderation. My clients enjoy pizza, Chinese food, beer, wine, chocolate, cookies, and bread, and they continue to release unwanted weight.
We don’t give up any food groups, because holding onto unwanted weight is almost never about WHAT we are eating. Retaining unwanted weight is almost always about using food and/or alcohol to numb out from something we don’t want to handle in our lives.That could be anything from a stressful job, a child with special needs, aging parents, sending kids off to college, feeling lonely, and experiencing marriage challenges or family drama.
My clients and I work on WHY we eat when we aren’t physically hungry, so we can create what we truly want in our lives, with velocity.
Does this resonate? If this sounds like you, you are not broken. Our brains are trying to protect us from feeling something we don’t want to feel. When we learn how to feel any emotion, we can create anything we want in our lives.
My clients have changed careers, had a baby after age 40, found love, and gotten married. Others have chosen to end a relationship, expand their creativity, create more passion with their partners, or launch a new business.
And yes, they also release unwanted physical and mental weight.