I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from Dalhouse University in 2003. After working in research and neuro-rehabilitation for a few years, I went on to study Radiation Oncology. I worked in radiation therapy for 7 years whereby I gained a wealth of knowledge in standard treatment protocols and managing side effects. Patient care and psycho-social support was learned through experience and became a passion and focus in my career as a radiation therapist. What I found was lacking, for both patients and healthcare professionals alike, was education surrounding prevention, nutrition and lifestyle modifications and support care after treatment. For years, I have been reading and studying books, educating myself so that I could truly serve those facing cancer.
In 2011, I began my journey into alternative healing modalities. I completed a 200 hour certification in yoga and meditation from the Sattva School of Yoga which was incredibly transformational! I gained a greater understanding and insight into the connection between body, breath and mind and how they impact our health and lives. In that same year I undertook training in a Certified Professional Cancer Coach program where I learned about nutritional oncology, lifestyle oncology (exercise, sleep, stress management, environmental assessment), safe and effective detoxification, and different forms of healing methods. I am equipped to work with those newly diagnosed seeking to boost their immunity, strengthen and repair the body; those who are undergoing conventional therapy and those who are recovering. I meet you where you are at in your
journey and together we explore ways to promote health and healing- physically, mentally and emotionally.
I am currently studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
, learning innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories; everything from Ayurveda, gluten-free, and Paleo, to raw, vegan, and macrobiotics, and everything in between. I offer a well-rounded approach to nutrition and life based on your needs and wants.
MY LEARNING NEVER STOPS
Every day I am reading and studying the latest science as well as the ancient texts that perhaps hold the greatest truths. I strive to be knowledgeable, insightful and supportive and to offer a great service to you the client. Together we can accomplish amazing things, including (but not limited to) health, happiness and vitality!
My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and supportive cancer care. Drawing on my expertise, I work with clients like you to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that promote healing, producing real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.
Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life such as love and relationship as well as career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.