Training and Experience

I came into this world in a simple, quiet farming community in the eastern plains of Colorado. Unknown to me at the time, my soul had a great journey planned for me.

My wake-up call began in my teens with neck and shoulder pain and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). By the time I was in my mid-twenties I was miserable. I suffered from chronic pain, IBS, fatigue, depression, insomnia, anxiety, and brain fog. I was a compulsive eater and a sugar addict. I was a successful CPA but found no satisfaction in my work or life, and I totally sucked at relationships. I went to numerous doctors, and they either told me it was all in my head or gave me medications that just made me feel worse.

As a result, I embarked on a mission to heal my body and find inner peace. It wasn’t long before I found myself on a journey of transformation and evolution. I discovered that healing wasn’t only about healing the physical symptoms or emotional distress, but also about creating awareness, self–love, and wholeness. The symptoms and dissatisfaction I experienced were a wake-up call from my soul, catapulting me into a rewarding, fulfilling journey.

I spent thirty-plus years studying, living, and teaching about creating health, happiness, and fulfillment through wholistic living, diet, and lifestyle.  With many tools at my disposal, I can easily address the multiple daunting challenges that face heart-centered, spiritually-oriented men and women in today’s world.

Board Certified Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in connection with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.  My IIN education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health.   In addition, I gained the skills to assist you in identifying and successfully dealing with challenging life issues and support my clients in implementing desired changes, overcoming blockages, and growing into your full potential.

Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor Metabolic Typing is a process of discovering the unique diet for your body. MT aids in healing the physical through re-balancing the body’s ecological system, identifying the right diet and supplements for your unique needs, and identifying blocking factors and enhancements to create full health.

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition is a process of identifying imbalances in your physical body through lab testing and supporting you with targeted protocols that not only offer intelligent symptom relief, but directly address the underlying physical imbalances that lead to malfunctions and ill health in the body.

The Healing Codes  and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy are heart-centered approaches to address unresolved emotional issues and limiting beliefs that block your physical healing as well as contentment and success in life.

Yuen Method assists in shifting deeply held energetic imbalances and restoring proper functioning of your body’s inherent wisdom and connection to universal consciousness/wisdom.

My training in Kripalu Yoga, Synchronicity Contemporary Meditation and spirituality offer a compassionate and wholistic view of the process of life, allowing me to assist you in finding a deeper strength and wisdom from within and connection with your inner light and divine essence.

The School of Hard Knocks, as my father calls it, is my life experiences.  This is where the rubber meets the road. Encountering and moving beyond countless challenges in every area of my life has given me the opportunity to put all that I have learned into practice.  If I was able to overcome such challenges I know that you can, too. I hold that space of knowing that when the process seems challenging, there is still hope.

Inner Wisdom.  Sometimes, my training and education was not sufficient to overcome my challenges.  At these times, I drew upon my inner wisdom to guide me.  This gift has served me well and aids me in empowering you to connect with your inner wisdom on your unique journey.

Ongoing Reading and Studying.  Each book I read or training I attend adds to my knowledge.  I have new insights, see old things in new ways, and feel my inner guidance validated by what I read and study.  I remain current with regard to cutting edge developments in the areas of health, wellness, and spirituality.

My Students and Clients. You are some of my greatest teachers. I learn by being present with you, listening to you, and watching you grow and blossom. You are the greatest joy in my life.

The combined power of these tools, technologies and experiences provide a multi-dimensional, multi-faceted approach to healing by addressing body, mind, emotions, expression, spirit, and energy.