How did a 20+ year marketing agency exec end up a health coach and wellness entrepreneur? Honestly the only explanation I have is that it was all part of some grand cosmic plan, because I certainly didn’t see it coming.

Me in the wilderness! Cottage hair, don’t care!

I’m super healthy, I don’t count calories or deprive myself of anything, I have loads of energy, and I feel amazing all the time… but it wasn’t always this way.

I spent 20 years in the ad agency world working my way up the insanity toward partner and eventually agency owner. Somewhere in there I managed to fall in love, get married to a man with three kids, and add another child to the mix. Life was full of a lot of stress but a lot of love too. I always thrived in a high-stress environment and I took pride in my ability to maintain my composure under pressure.

…until I ended up in the hospital with mystery pains in my stomach. It took doctors 4 days to figure out that I had a tear in my intestines. This tear was due to a medical condition I didn’t know I had and made 100x worse by my high-stress lifestyle and the dietary sensitivities I chose to ignore.  I had the body of a 65 year old, and I had only just turned 40. I was 50 lbs heavier than I am now and I had resigned myself to accept my “Mom Body” and postpartum bloat. It was all part of the prize for having my son and living my life, right?

I couldn’t see how I could change anything because I was too busy and too tired to think at the end of the day never mind go to a gym. Plus, my body hurt all the time. My joints were sore, my hips and ankles felt seized and as soon as I felt a jiggle anywhere my self-esteem took a nose dive. Go to a gym? Ha! No thanks.

I knew something had to change. I didn’t want a life of surgery and medications. So I consulted a bunch of different doctors and specialists, but the approach that made the most sense was a holistic, food based healing approach.  As it happened, this was also the approach that seemed like it was going to require the most time and effort on my part.

I built a plan, I sought out people who had made lifestyle changes and actually stuck to them, and I dove into fixing my health like my life depended on it (because it did)

The Result: I was able to follow through in a way I never have before.

Within 2 weeks, 10 lbs melted away. I bounced energetically out of bed every morning, and I had more mental clarity than I had in years. In 6 weeks I had completely rebuilt my digestive tract and not only healed the tear that had hospitalized me, but I was able to reverse the damage done by years of stress and nutritional neglect. I was once again in control of my body. My joints didn’t hurt so I began to participate more in my life. I played with kids more, went to yoga classes, took longer walks with my dog, I even got my sexy back 😉 . It wasn’t just me benefiting from my lifestyle change, all of my most important people benefited too.  Most importantly, I began to really listen to my body, to honour and truly love my body. No more negative self-talk. No more missing out on fun times. No more feelings of helplessness. No more pain.  It was absolute freedom.

I started getting a lot of compliments from friends and family. They said I looked amazing, like I had completely transformed. What was I doing? They all wanted to know. One woman said, ‘I start eating and can’t stop.’ Another girlfriend said, ‘I have to have something sweet after a meal or it just doesn’t feel complete.’ many people told me they too had been identified as having food sensitivities but they just couldn’t figure out long-term work-arounds for the restrictions. Everyone wanted to know what I did and how I have been able to stick to it. 

That’s when I developed a system I call The Total Health Transformation, to teach people how to make diet and lifestyle changes without feeling like they are giving anything up. At first it was for a group of friends, and then it started to expand like that old shampoo commercial. Not because I have persuasive friends, but because the results are speaking for themselves.

Consider for a moment:

  • What if “Healthy” was as intuitive as breathing?

  • What if healthy was a way of ‘being’ rather than a list of things you resent doing?

  • What if following a diet isn’t about denying yourself the foods you love but rather about embracing the foods that love you?

  • What if making lifestyle changes isn’t about leaving your comfort zone but rather about expanding it and allowing it to grow?

  • What if “Healthy” wasn’t about giving up joy to achieve less, but instead about finding peace to receive more?

It’s possible and I can’t wait to show you how you can have your own Total Health Transformation. START HERE