Welcome to my corner of the Internet Universe.
I’m excited to occupy this space and bring you tips, information, education, experimentation and my opinions on all things intuitive eating, wellness, beauty, and the woo woo of mindset and spirituality.
Clearly, my main topic on this blog is intuitive eating but I like to sprinkle in things like products I love and use daily, beauty tips and my thoughts on law of attraction and mindset.
My background is in health and fitness coaching when I started my journey to reach my ‘goal body’ at the age of 20. I researched the internet, read all the books, watched the documentaries, attended the seminars and did all things related to fitness and health. I became an online coach through a company called Beachbody (that I’m no longer with) as a way to hold myself accountable and encourage other people to get healthy and fit.
You could say I was mildly obsessed. I wanted nothing more than to reach my goal body and look like the fitness models. In my mind; fit, strong, lean and a strict diet meant I was the epitome of health.
But that blueprint of health came at a cost. I was working out twice a day on a restricted diet, taking fat burners and pre-workout, insecure in my relationship (with myself and my ex), was an overwhelmed and stressed to the max online business owner who didn’t know jack shit about what I was doing, and I was on the verge of an identity crisis.
When the identity crisis hit – or the quarter life crisis – I gained back the 15lbs I lost, my body fat went up, my adrenals were tired, my muscles were swollen, and I was struggling with anxiety and a broken heart from a rough breakup.
At the time if you would have asked me if I was ok, the answer would have been ‘Of course!’ My whole life has been about putting on a brave face and often times I didn’t realize how much pain I endured until months after the trauma.
Once I realized I was in the thick of my own mess, I decided to take 6 months off social media, my online business and working out. I walked daily, did light yoga, and started my health coach training at The Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
I was introduced to bio-individuality and a very brief notion that ‘one person’s food is another person’s poison’ and became obsessed about finding what worked for me.
After trying vegan, vegetarian, paleo, keto, mediterranean, etc. etc. etc. I realized that no diet or dietary lifestyle that had any type of restriction would ever work for me.
That’s when I found intuitive eating. I really had no idea what I was doing back then. I didn’t do a ton of research on it because I wanted to experience the journey without opinions of others. I wanted it to be truly intuitive and authentic to me.
What I discovered was freedom. But it wasn’t always easy. I went through a lot of dark times from overeating because I felt I deserved it, to body image dysmorphia, to mourning the loss of the leanest body I had work toward to accepting and loving my new body.
It was a wild ride.
I love fitness. I love food. I love learning about our amazing bodies and minds.
I love where I am in life. I’ve never felt more confident in my skin, or loved myself as much as I do now. I don’t look for answers OUT THERE anymore, I know that they’re always within me.
My intuition is my guiding compass, it’s internal and when I ask myself (my inner being) empowering and quality questions, I receive the most amazing answers when I listen.
I’m a firm believer that our intuition is like a muscle, the more we ask high quality questions, be patient and listen, then take action, the more we grow the intuitive muscle.
I’m an Intuitive Eating coach by trade, and blogger by night.
I also teach yoga, I’m a certified group fitness instructor and have a growing background in NLP, reparenting, inner child work, EFT, and use all of these modalities to continue my personal journey of healing as well as help my clients facilitate their healing.
I love guiding women on their journey’s to heal their relationship with food and tapping into their intuitive powers so they can create their own intuitive eating lifestyle.
If you’d like to join my free group on Facebook to get the support, encouragement, education and empowerment towards healing your relationship with food (and your body) send me a friend request and request to join the group!