healing holistically – my story
As a child, I struggled with unexplained stomach issues, and as a young adult, I dealt with daily hive outbreaks. Top allergists, who ordered countless skin and allergy tests, were stumped and never connected my symptoms to my diet. After more than two decades of discomfort, I contacted a Holistic Institute that was well ahead of its time. Under their guidance and their belief that “everything stems from the gut,” I was advised to try an elimination diet. With a stroke of luck, wheat was the first thing I eliminated. Soon, my stomach problems and hives disappeared. It was a humbling and transformative experience.
my path to nutrition
The exploration of nutrition and fitness have always been part of my genetic makeup. When the last of my four children started grade school, it was time for me to further develop my expertise so I could share my passion for clean living with more people. I became a Certified Personal and Group Trainer, and after seeing the positive changes that consistent exercise made in my clients' lives, I wanted to be able to help them with all aspects of their health. This lead me to my Health Coaching Degree at the Institute to Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and board certification with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. I am deeply committed and motivated to help you find what health solutions will excite, inspire and most importantly, work for you.
life at home
My husband and I are both from large families. Cultivating a healthy, warm lifestyle for our kids is of central importance to us. Health is the heart of our home. Teaching my four kids to do their best every day in school, sports, and in their relationships is similar to the balanced approach I take with all of my clients. We will look not just at your fitness and diet, but at your relationships, your home and work balance, and all the nooks and crannies that create the pulse of your day-to-day routines and influence your overall well-being. Everything in your life is connected. I want you to fall in love with your life.
Life changes are never easy, but I’m here to help you discover the sustainable, healthy lifestyle that works best for you. I create a personalized program that makes you genuinely comfortable. Comfort doesn’t mean stagnation, comfort will lead to confidence and dedication, which will ultimately enable you to the reach the goals we established together. Not everything good for you has to hurt!
I have always believed that waking up motivated and going to bed satisfied is the best indication of a healthy life. ~Kiki
Whether our time is spent learning about how to make healthier daily choices, working out, studying the aisles of your favorite grocery store, or working on reducing stress in your life, my commitment is to support and help create a healthier you. Know that I am as invested in your success as you are. Working together, I'll help ensure that you eat well, be well, live well!