My dieting days are over. For the first time in my life, my relationship with food is harmonious. I enjoy eating whole, fresh meals that nourish my body and fuel my busy days. Now I believe eating should be an enjoyable experience that first and foremost nourishes your body with all of its goodness and healing properties. I have finally won a energy-zapping battle that I've been fighting since I was a child.
I attended my first Weight Watchers meeting when I was in 6th grade. For most of my adult years, I've maintained a healthy weight by alternately dieting and overeating. I measured, weighed, counted calories and "points," and sadly, fed my cravings with all of the wrong foods. I went through my days feeling tired and sluggish, guilty, and out of control.
This is no way to live -- not for me, not for anyone. My passion is to help my clients achieve my hard-won balance: to teach them the tools to give food the power to restore instead of deplete - to appreciate whole, fresh food for what it is, and not give it the power of something that it is not.
I received my training in holistic health coaching from the internationally recognized training program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I received my certification through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) and Continuing Education Units through the State University of New York (SUNY Purchase) as well as the Digestive Intensive Unit through the Holistic Nutrition Lab. I also hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida.
I serve on the Advisory Board of the Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National in Washington, DC. I am the mother of three children, ages 16, 13, and 8, and my husband Larry and I live in Bethesda, Maryland.