In 2006, I received my MSW (masters in social work) from the University of Washington in Seattle. This gave me a background in counseling that really aids in my abilities as a health coach.
In my early thirties, I began developing a lot of severe health issues, which led to my deep dive into the world of health and nutrition. Some of the many health conditions I have been labeled with by doctors include CFS, Depression/Anxiety, Insomnia, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Lyme Disease, Mold Toxity, CIRS, and more. The school of hard knocks, as I like to call it, from being so very ill myself, gave me a deep understanding of my clients needs. In 2019 I began practicing the Medical Medium protocols in my own life, and this made a huge difference in my health.
I have also completed the health coach certification program through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where they teach many different dietary theories as well as how other factors in our lives besides diet can also contribute to our poor (or thriving!) health.
I am also a member of the Intuitive Healing Community with Muneeza Ahmed, receiving monthly support and information regarding how to implement Medical Medium protocols for many different symptoms and conditions, and I regularly listen to the Lives and Podcasts with Anthony William, as well as having read all of his books.