Holistic. Empowering. Soulful.
My holistic approach embraces your whole being. It's a path to empowerment emanating from a soulful place of compassion, curiosity, nourishment, pleasure and body wisdom.
By integrating mind, body and soul, my approach creates lasting change from the inside out.
It has nothing to do with calorie counting, point tracking, weekly weigh-ins, good/bad food lists, dogmatic diets or punishing exercise. It’s all about learning how to tune into your innate body wisdom and trust it to guide you toward wise, kind and nourishing choices.
By integrating mind, body and spirit,
you will experience lasting change
from the inside out.
Understanding My Approach
My approach is based on a variety of complementary theories and approaches , including:
Holistic Health is a whole-person approach based on the belief that relationships, physical movement, career, creativity, spirituality and other life realms are all forms of nourishment that are just as important to your health as the food you eat. Since everything is connected, an imbalance in one area can impact other areas as well as the choices you make regarding your wellbeing.
Weight Neutral: Instead of focusing on weight, efforts are put toward cultivating a positive relationship with food and your body and developing pleasurable, sustainable self-care practices that improve your overall wellbeing while trusting that your body will settle at whatever size it’s supposed to be.
Intuitive Eating teaches you how to become the expert of your own body and have a healthy relationship with food. It’s about "honoring your body's cues (e.g., hunger, fullness); choosing foods that are both pleasurable and nourishing; removing morality and judgment from eating; rejecting the diet mentality; and respecting your body, regardless of how you feel about its shape."
Dynamic Eating Psychology focuses on your richly unique and ever-changing relationship with food and your body. It views your challenges as doorways to deeper places within you calling for attention, love and healing. And, it recognizes that your struggles are intimately connected to other primary life dimensions, such as relationships, career, spirituality, purpose, fulfillment and pleasure.
Mind-Body Nutrition advances the practice of clinical nutrition by exploring the psychophysiology of how your thoughts, feelings and beliefs impact your relationship with food and your body, and ultimately, your physical, mental and emotional states (e.g., the impact of stressful thoughts on digestion).
Health at Every Size (HAES) is an evidence-based weight-inclusive approach that advocates that healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes. HAES views health and wellbeing as multifaceted, aims to reduce weight stigma, and "rests on the assumption that everybody is capable of achieving health and wellbeing independent of weight."
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of human flourishing. Some areas of focus include: cultivating positive emotions and resiliency; mindfully savoring the present moment; finding fulfillment and meaning; experiencing flow states; and practicing gratitude.
A holistic, weight-neutral, non-diet approach focused on cultivating a positive relationship with food and your body and developing pleasurable, sustainable self-care practices.
It’s All Connected
Together, we'll dive into both your nutritional and personal realms, including how each part of your life affects your health as a whole.
We'll explore how your inner world impacts your outer world, and how your core beliefs may be driving your unwanted habits and keeping you stuck repeating the same old patterns. For example:
Are your sugar cravings or nighttime binges triggered by nutritional imbalances, suppressed emotions, a dieting mindset or a pleasure deficit?
Does the way you eat your meals result in overeating, cravings, gas or bloating?
Is money stress, a toxic relationship or a food intolerance causing your indigestion, constipation or fatigue?
Are your mood swings or energy dips tied to your diet, self-chosen stressors, gut issues or eating rhythm?
Does sleep deprivation, uninspiring work or feeling "not good enough" lead you to the cookie jar or wine rack?