I am a Functional Medicine Specialist. I combine my clinical pharmacy background with functional medicine lab testing, and health coaching to help my clients get to the root of their disease and create immense vitality.
How did I become an Certified Intuitive Health Coach & Functional Medicine Specialist?
To answer this question, it’s probably best that I share with you the defining moment that brought me to where I am today – coaching people like you. Professional women burning the candle at both ends. Teaching women how & what to do to feel alive again, return to your kick-butt productive self, and rekindle the relationships that matter most in your life.
In 2014 I was miserable in my latest job as a clinical pharmacist. I was cut off from helping people directly, and instead was isolated in a windowless room where I took orders from doctors and nurses that seemed to hate their job just as much as I did. I had recently left the hustle and bustle of a job I loved where I made a difference on a daily basis. I had been working as a respected clinical pharmacist specialist in the emergency room of a large hospital. Every day I had been helping patients one-on-one to be empowered in their healing -- knowing how to use their medications to manage and overcome their health challenges.
In this new job, I suddenly felt like I didn't have a voice anymore. I was cut off from having a personal impact on lives or helping people heal without the crutch of pills and doctors. All I wanted to do was give people real information and tools that empower their lives.
I was miserable - and knew I had to find other ways, outside of these rules and regulations, to help people solve their biggest health challenges. I was so miserable, it even scared my boyfriend, who saw the light go out of my eyes and wondered how to make me better. I know first hand how health scares and stress can hurt even the best of relationships. Helping other people know about alternatives to western medicine in order to be the healthiest they can be is personal to me. You see, I've been where you are.
In 2003, at the age of 23, I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. My doctor told me I could do one of two things: take a pill forever everyday or get my stress under control on my own. I chose to learn new skills to mitigate my disease -- instead of the pill.
Over the years I have struggled with migraines, chronic allergies and sinus infections, and panic attacks from a very young age. I tried a myriad of doctors, pharmaceuticals, chiropractors, and learned even more about alternative medicine. Because the medications never eliminated the problem. They were just a band aid to an ever growing list of problems.
Through my own research, and lots of trial and error, I have eliminated all of the above mentioned ailments. Your doctors won't tell you about these solutions -- because they don't know. And they don’t have the time to spend with you to find the root solution.
Now, as a functional medicine specialist, I help people uncover the source of their diseases, sickness and exhaustion to get to the root of where things start. I focus on empowerment & transformation through real evidence based methods.
I give them the tools they need to know to help reduce or in some cases, potentially, even stop their prescription medications (with communication to their doctor, of course). But the biggest benefit my clients tell me about is that they fall in love again - with their lives, with what they are doing, and the person or people that mean the most to them.
I healed myself and now I want to help you do the same. So, I started teaching professional, working women in their 30's and 40's how to turn around their lives, feel great in their bodies, and take back control of their health. I have watched their inflammation, depression, anxiety and so many other symptoms resolve!
I have made a commitment to dedicate the rest of my professional life to helping professional working women in their 30s and 40's do the same - breakthrough their inner blocks, take control of their health, feel great in their bodies, and enjoy the relationships they want in their lives. Having the FREEDOM to create the life, career and relationships they've always dreamed of!
I now work with many private clients and speak in front of countless groups about my passion of self healing. I travel in the winter months with the man of my dreams to Alaska, Canada and Europe while working with clients, and have created the Vibrant & Lovin’ Life in 90 Days System™, a series of 6 important inner and outer exhaustion recovery steps every professional woman in her 30's and 40's needs to apply to have all the energy they want to enjoy a healthy, vibrant life and career, the relationship of their dreams and sky rocket her results in record time. The 6 step system is combined with a restorative digestive regimen to give both your body and soul the fresh start it needs to begin to heal.
What makes me different?
I specialize in helping you in a multidimensional way. I work on the inner and outer principals of health and wellness from an functional, integrative and spiritual perspective. What that means to you is, that you get a wise-sage-meets-kick-butt authentic health coach. I am a clinical pharmacist & functional medicine specialist, which means I have western medicine knowledge and training. But, I am also very spiritual and I don’t pretend to hide it. I practice, and am master trained, in both Usui and Angelic Reiki. Because I’m not delicate, you’ll always get a straight to the point quick and honest response from me.
I’m concerned with how to get your diet clean, your energy up, your relationships connected and meaningful, and taking action on your goals. You may not like what I have to tell you – but you can be sure I will always tell you the truth. The truth about what’s standing in the way of your happiness, growth, and health, and how to get rid of it FAST so you can start getting results in record time (and I throw in a healthy dose of humor and inspiration, which always helps!).
Doctor of Pharmacy, PharmD
• Licensed to practice pharmacy in Nevada and California
ASHP Accredited Pharmacotherapy Residency 2009
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, BCPS 2012-2026
Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from Institute of Integrative Nutrition, 2017
Currently working to complete my CFMP: Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, 2019 @ Functional Medicine University
Certified 200 Hour Yoga Teacher
Certified Angel Card Reader
Certified Usui Reiki Master
Certified Angelic Reiki Master
Certified Crystal Reiki Level 1 Practitioner
Ordained Minister, Universal Life Church