It wasn’t too long ago, I was working as a floor nurse in a large hospital trying to find the balance between medical and natural. While I know medicine certainly has it’s place, I was saddened by the amount of pills given to patients, while neglecting one of the most important aspects of health. Food. These patients were SO sick. All I wanted to do was hug them and tell them healthy food and cleaner living could help them feel SO much better, especially as they brought in their processed foods. I couldn’t take it anymore. I knew I had to help people. I knew they needed a solution. A wellness solution.
I was a young, brand new mom. I had my baby in the hospital, hooked up to a million machines. I didn’t know labor could be different or I could have a choice or a say in my birth. I didn’t know that the natural, peaceful birth that I had wanted deep inside, was possible.
I see families struggling. Struggling to find healthy foods to feed their kids. Struggling with allergies, eczema, asthma, and infertility. The list goes on. I have been there. We have struggled with many of these issues personally, and I fed my young kids fast food. Believe me when I say, I have been there and I understand. Fast forward to now, I have spent countless hours researching and learning. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “know better, do better.” Friends, if I could give you a glimmer of hope, it’s this. Healing is possible. Just by incorporating a nourishing diet with real whole foods, using natural remedies when possible, living more holistically, and reducing stress, true mind-body-spirit wellness really IS possible!
I have always had a passion for everything natural. From coconut oil to castile soap, from herbs to essential oils and natural birth, you name it. If it’s organic and healthy, I love it. Of course I’m still a work in progress, but, aren’t we all? That’s the beauty of life….we’re always learning! I will provide the support and resources to help you and your family get back to the basics and take charge of your health, starting with a whole foods nourishing diet, natural remedies and holistic lifestyle changes. Wellness is possible!
Whether it’s supporting you and your family in the doula role as you embark on the beautiful journey of childbirth, getting to the bottom of allergies, sticking to a healthier diet, or learning about natural remedies, (the list goes on!) I am here for you every step of the way!
My best and most rewarding role, however, has not been that of RN, doula, or natural health advocate. It’s been “Mom” to my four blessings here on earth, and four in heaven. I cannot fathom life without them or my Saint of a husband Ben, by my side.
My training includes a Bachelors degree in Nursing, Clinical Nutrition courses (IAACN), Labor and Birth Doula training (Well Rounded Maternity trained and Authentic Birth Center Physiological Birth by Design) and am currently enrolled in a TND (Traditional Doctor of Naturopathy/ HHP) and MH (Master Herbalist) diploma program (Genesis School of Natural Health).
I can’t wait to meet you and support you on your journey to wellness.