I am so happy you are here and to tell you
there is hope!
You’re a unique individual with a unique situation.
There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to health, especially autoimmune disease. Quality time and attention will be focused
on understanding your health history, challenges, concerns, and goals. You are in the right place if you love
questions because I have many!!
Every part of your uniqueness will be considered, from where you live to your family and work situation when custom
designing a flexible program through wellness coaching or a "Path to Recovery Retreat". We will address areas of your life
or habits that may be contributing to your symptoms or putting you at risk for chronic illness.
While I am most familiar with autoimmune disease, the majority of triggers or root causes apply to most chronic illnesses.
These triggers are often hidden in parts of your life that you
would never expect. Let's find them!
Most triggers can be addressed with diet and lifestyle adjustments. My programs make these adjustments easy with loving guidance, motivation, experiential learning, fun, and even adventure if you are up for it!
Certain root causes require the help of a medical care team that I help coordinate. In Costa Rica, I have a partnership with Dr. Kim who specializes in immune system regulation with allergy elimination techniques, cranial-sacral therapy, and acupuncture. In the U.S. I work with a number incredible physicians who also offer these extremely effective therapies, as well as functional medicine doctors like well known Dr. Amy Meyers who has used her experience to help so many after taking her life back from autoimmune Graves Disease. I have learned so much from these wonderful physicians and love working with them!
The human body is unpredictable, allowing it to heal in a natural way can take time and may require multiple changes in course which can be hard on your mental and emotional health. I hope to help keep you on the right track and in good spirits.
My Philosophy - The Warrior Spirit
Like most people with autoimmunity, I went through a lot of trial and error and learned many lessons before having lasting success. The biggest lesson was to stop attacking my illness and putting deadlines on my healing process. I needed to have the courage to accept my illness as a part of me and my journey and have faith that healing will come in the right time and in the way it needed to.
I was essentially attacking myself. Because of the nature of autoimmunity, your body is already raging a war on itself. What your body and self needs is unconditional LOVE and patience - the harder path. You need to fight for this and for yourself with LOVE and care, not against. This is sooo unbelievably important but difficult - I will help you access your powerful warrior spirit!
Values of the ancient Samurai warrior spirit beautifully describe the strengths and principles of the warrior path.
- Motivation is driven by love, not negativity or fear
- Courage and strength to choose the right path over the easy path
- Self-control and discipline to stay on the right path
- Accept what is and seek opportunities for positive outcomes or reasons for your challenges. Choose this over victimization.
- Strong and focused on the present importances, rather than on fear
- What may at first seem to be your disadvantage, when used correctly, could be your unique edge that propels you
- Honor for yourself and those around you even at the toughest times