My path to wellness…

Flash back to 1992. Like most 21 year olds, I had absolutely no idea what to do after college. So I did the obvious thing. I got married. Sadly, that didn't work out. Then I became a flight attendant and traveled around for almost ten years. It was an amazing experience and gave me the opportunity to see the world. 

Eventually though, the jet-set lifestyle began to wear me out. I quit and started trying to figure out what I wanted to do next. I began searching for answers to various health issues that had crept up on me. Things like digestive issues, back pain, acne rosacea, weird itchy feet. They were nothing serious as far as western medicine was concerned, but they caused me enough discomfort that I was not fully living my life.

As time went on, my pain increased. I quit running. I sold my car because I couldn't drive a block without pain. I spent lots of time on my back on the floor. I felt bloated and had sharp pains in my stomach often. I was frustrated with the answers I was given by to explain my symptoms, and with the mystery of my back pain.

I began doing my own research and discovered that my symptoms were most likely related. And that all of these were also affected by what I was eating. I began to make small changes and started to feel better. I enrolled in a nutritional therapy program and learned even more about food and health. I went to massage therapy school, so I could surround myself with bodywork and figure out how to resolve my pain. I started practicing more yoga, eventually becoming an instructor. 

I've learned a lot but there's still so much more.  My diet is still not perfect but I realize that our health is always a work in progress.  It is a blend of learning the science, discovering what works for your body and having lots of compassion towards yourself when you mess up. (Oops, I ate gluten again!) I'm here to help you so you don't have to go through all this alone. I feel like I have a lot to share and hope that what I have learned can make it easier for you. 

Photo credit: Cassie Goodluck-Johnson

Photo credit: Cassie Goodluck-Johnson