Past your prime and falling apart.
Is forty really the new twenty? Maybe with a little more chest-gravity and an expanding jean size.
Your former young-and-budding self isn’t calling because she’s ready to move on to the next phase.
So why aren’t you?
WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR CONFIDENCE?
What if you could shine light on your own brilliance?
See your body (and its imperfections) and lovingly remember the triumphs that left their mark?
Would you love, be and do more for yourself?
Would you stop the bullshit? Stop the stories stories?
WHAT YOU’RE FEELING AND HOW YOU’RE LIVING IS COMING FROM A PLACE OF FEAR, SHAME, AND GUILT.
And it’s time to force them out forever, leaving space for the magnificence of the world.
YOU ARE BEAUTY, AND BEAUTY IS
- Being visible (not hiding)
- Accepting yourself
- Loving your-whole-self (and loving the learning process)
- Nurturing your body with healthy foods and activities
- Remembering your former self couldn’t survive what you’re strong enough to now withstand
- No more counting calories
- No more analysis paralysis (believing you should look like Jennifer Aniston, but doing nothing because you know you’ll never compare)
It was February 16, 2009, President’s Day. I was living in NYC post-divorce with my 3 boys and new boyfriend (now husband). My mother called that morning to see how we were doing. We’ve always had a somewhat rocky relationship, yet she was always there for me and the boys when we needed her.
I let her know the kids were home from school and I was in the process of getting ready for work. She let me know that she had a doctor’s appointment that morning and she would call me later to let me know how everything went. Mom was a heavy drinker, which had gotten progressively worse after the sudden passing of my only sibling brother several years back. While I didn’t ask what the doctor’s appointment was for, I assumed it was related to some of the things she had been going through medically due to her drinking.
That was a Monday. I didn’t get a call back from her that evening and I assumed everything was okay. No news is good news, is what I thought. By Tuesday evening, I received a call from my uncle telling me that Mom was in the intensive care unit at a hospital in Chicago and they didn’t think she would make it through the night. She died early Wednesday morning at 1am.
That was a huge turning point for me and my boys. I had experienced death many times before this (my brother, my aunt, 2 uncles, and my grandmother) but nothing like this. My mother, their grandmother and closest friend, was gone. And we were over 1,000 miles away from home which made it feel 1,000 times worse.
What I’ve learned through a life of many losses is that life is precious and it’s very short. We’ve all said this, and thought it before. But there’s nothing quite like living it out in your life, over and over again, in what seems like an unbreakable cycle.
That’s why in my day-to-day practice as a registered dietitian nutritionist and yoga teacher, I don’t focus on unrealistic weight goals or trendy diets. I focus on LIVING your best life ever.
I’m a LEADER
I’m a MENTOR
I’m a LIFE DESIGNER
I believe that God has us all here for a specific “assignment” and mine is to empower women to live their best lives ever. To bring them out of self-imposed darkness and into the light so they can see how magnificent they truly are. And to do this with a mind, body and spirit that is healthy & whole.
I do this because it brings me pure joy when a woman finally stops obsessing over diets and her body, and focuses on how she wants to feel and live her best life right here and now. Because that’s all any of us have is the here and now. When she realizes that being healthy has so much more to do with HOW you’re living, that’s when everything changes for the better.
With a lifetime of family deaths and a very difficult divorce, I often found myself shouting “Why me?” to God, instead of looking at how I could change my behaviors and stop the weight and emotional fluctuation.Now, after years of self-professed self-help junkie-dom (and practical wisdom, too!!), I help women remain accountable in their journeys with their bodies, minds and spirits. Here’s a little bit more about me and how I can help you!
You want the total truth?I feel fat and bloated sometimes and I have stretch marks on my tummy, hips and thighs. But every mark, every wrinkle, every imperfection reminds me of a defining moment in my life.The once-depressing stories I told myself have been completely changed to celebrate a life well-lived. Through all of this, I’ve learned about self-adoration and what makes me unique (others call them imperfections).
AND I’M READY TO HELP YOU GET THERE TOO.