My Story is my message to the world and what inspires me every day to do the work I do…

I grew up in Brooklyn, one of six siblings. My mother is a saint. My father not so much. In short, we grew up in dysfunction, abuse, chaos and poverty. While we suffered at the hands of my father's abuse and mental illnesses, my mother worked tirelessly supporting six young children, putting herself through school, earning a Teaching Degree, taking on more than two jobs at a time, digging us out of poverty, and not to mention used her bicycle as her main means of transportation - through the rain, snow, sleet, freezing, hot temperatures. Most times, she could be seen riding around with three little children - one on the handle bars, one in the basket, one on the back.

Times were tough, but we did what we had to do. I guess you can say I get my perseverance, drive, ambition, and can-do-no-matter-what attitude from her.

 

In hindsight, this was my blessing...

We go through struggle in life because the circumstances are our lessons, our divine assignments. We learn and grow from the pain, gain insight and wisdom through the struggle, and when the time comes, we accept our new assignment as Teacher and inspire others.

 

But at the time, I was drowning...

As any child who lacks the critical thinking capabilities and proper mechanisms to process chaos, I sought to find control wherever I could. For me, that became food; and by the time I was 16, I was neck deep in a downward spiral of disordered/compulsive/emotional/addictive eating, an extremely unhealthy relationship to food, and an even worse relationship to my body.

Food had quickly become the only source of control I could harness at the time, proving to be my greatest source of pleasure, as well as pain.

Staring at my 15 year old, 95 pound reflection in the mirror literally obsessing at how fat this girl was, Body Dysmorphic Image Syndrome had consumed my life. In an effort to "be skinnier" so I'd be "worthy of love", I constantly jumped from one "diet" to the next, including the starvation diet. I had ZERO self-confidence, turned to food as a means to outlet my emotions, and became a slave to an addition to laxatives... Not to mention the severe chronic eczema that plagued my body, asthma, allergies and bronchitis twice a year, largely due to poor diet... I was a mess!

For years this self-inflicting abuse ensued wrecking havoc on my body, mind and spirit, leaving me in a constant state of defeat, and a relentless yearning for Love - (in hindsight it was Self Love I was craving).

 

Until, one day...

I had a life-changing A-HA moment! You know that single most pivotal moment when you begin seeing things with crystal clarity? A paradigm shift, if you will..

I picked up the book, “Natural Cures They Don't Want you to Know About,” by Kevin Trudeau. It instantaneously changed my thinking and eating habits.

And just like that, at 16 years old my healing journey began; initiated by my willingness to change my relationship to food.

Within days of eating healthier and cutting out harsh, processed foods, I began to experience the powerful effects of naturally healing my body from the inside out. For the first time ever, I was experiencing relief from eczema and allergies WITHOUT topical steroidal cream and various pharmaceuticals! This was LIFE-CHANGING for me! I had energy, focus, clarity, and most importantly CONFIDENCE that I had never felt before.

 

And this was just the beginning...

I began experiencing a new sense of control; a deeply transformative feeling of empowerment that was very new to me. I was taking my life into my own hands! And it was from this place where I realized the importance of not only healing the physical damage I had put on my body for so long, but the emotional damage, as well. It became apparent that I had two choices:

1. Continue carrying around my childhood story and feeling victim to it

OR
2. Leverage the negative and turn it into a positive.

Needless to say, I chose the latter and made a powerful decision to begin taking responsibility for my life and for my happiness, because no one was going to do it for me. I made a commitment to my healing, personal growth, and spiritual-emotional transformation. And as my relationship to food slowly healed, so did the relationship to my body, and consequently my life!

It didn't take long for me to realize I needed to share these gifts and insights with the world.

After I received my Teaching Degree from Brooklyn College in 2012, I went on to get certified in Integrative Nutritional Health Coaching through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where my growth and healing was unleveled by one thousand percent. I discovered a life-changing methodology to healing my relationship to food, that literally changed everything. I now, not only, have the healthiest relationship to food, healthiest relationship to my body, healthiest relationship to my mind than I've ever had in my entire life, but I get to impart this wisdom onto others!

 

Throughout the last 15 years of my healing journey...

I have completely immersed myself in innumerate spiritual teachings, personal and professional development courses, and invested in various mentors, equipping me with the skills, tools, insight and knowledge to bring these teachings to my clients.

I currently teach, coach and mentor women - and men - about the powerful healing effects of real food, nourishment of the mind, body, soul through an inside-out approach, and the transformation that is possible in your life when you set your mind toward willingness and a desire to heal.

But it doesn't end here.

I am on a life-long committed journey of self-progression and spiritual evolution. And I invite you to join alongside me!

 

Are you ready?

There's a reason you're here and reading this. If this resonates with you, heed the signal.

Let's have a Powerful Coaching Conversation!

...Our struggles truly are our greatest teachings, because without them, we wouldn't find ourselves, we'd remain blocked from our truth, and others would never get to experience the inspiration from our triumph...

P.S. Mom has since received her Master's, holds a position as Director at a Day Care Center in Staten Island, and owns a home with the wonderful man she is now remarried to (which I'm proud to say I facilitated as little matchmaker! ;-))

My Story is my message to the world and what inspires me every day to do the work I do…

I grew up in Brooklyn, one of six siblings. My mother is a saint. My father not so much. In short, we grew up in dysfunction, abuse, chaos and poverty. While we suffered at the hands of my father's abuse and mental illnesses, my mother worked tirelessly supporting six young children, putting herself through school, earning a Teaching Degree, taking on more than two jobs at a time, digging us out of poverty, and not to mention used her bicycle as her main means of transportation - through the rain, snow, sleet, freezing, hot temperatures. Most times, she could be seen riding around with three little children - one on the handle bars, one in the basket, one on the back.

Times were tough, but we did what we had to do. I guess you can say I get my perseverance, drive, ambition, and can-do-no-matter-what attitude from her.

 

In hindsight, this was my blessing...

We go through struggle in life because the circumstances are our lessons, our divine assignments. We learn and grow from the pain, gain insight and wisdom through the struggle, and when the time comes, we accept our new assignment as Teacher and inspire others.

 

But at the time, I was drowning...

As any child who lacks the critical thinking capabilities and proper mechanisms to process chaos, I sought to find control wherever I could. For me, that became food; and by the time I was 16, I was neck deep in a downward spiral of disordered/compulsive/emotional/addictive eating, an extremely unhealthy relationship to food, and an even worse relationship to my body.

Food had quickly become the only source of control I could harness at the time, proving to be my greatest source of pleasure, as well as pain.

Staring at my 15 year old, 95 pound reflection in the mirror literally obsessing at how fat this girl was, Body Dysmorphic Image Syndrome had consumed my life. In an effort to "be skinnier" so I'd be "worthy of love", I constantly jumped from one "diet" to the next, including the starvation diet. I had ZERO self-confidence, turned to food as a means to outlet my emotions, and became a slave to an addition to laxatives... Not to mention the severe chronic eczema that plagued my body, asthma, allergies and bronchitis twice a year, largely due to poor diet... I was a mess!

For years this self-inflicting abuse ensued wrecking havoc on my body, mind and spirit, leaving me in a constant state of defeat, and a relentless yearning for Love - (in hindsight it was Self Love I was craving).

 

Until, one day...

I had a life-changing A-HA moment! You know that single most pivotal moment when you begin seeing things with crystal clarity? A paradigm shift, if you will..

I picked up the book, “Natural Cures They Don't Want you to Know About,” by Kevin Trudeau. It instantaneously changed my thinking and eating habits.

And just like that, at 16 years old my healing journey began; initiated by my willingness to change my relationship to food.

Within days of eating healthier and cutting out harsh, processed foods, I began to experience the powerful effects of naturally healing my body from the inside out. For the first time ever, I was experiencing relief from eczema and allergies WITHOUT topical steroidal cream and various pharmaceuticals! This was LIFE-CHANGING for me! I had energy, focus, clarity, and most importantly CONFIDENCE that I had never felt before.

 

And this was just the beginning...

I began experiencing a new sense of control; a deeply transformative feeling of empowerment that was very new to me. I was taking my life into my own hands! And it was from this place where I realized the importance of not only healing the physical damage I had put on my body for so long, but the emotional damage, as well. It became apparent that I had two choices:

1. Continue carrying around my childhood story and feeling victim to it

OR
2. Leverage the negative and turn it into a positive.

Needless to say, I chose the latter and made a powerful decision to begin taking responsibility for my life and for my happiness, because no one was going to do it for me. I made a commitment to my healing, personal growth, and spiritual-emotional transformation. And as my relationship to food slowly healed, so did the relationship to my body, and consequently my life!

It didn't take long for me to realize I needed to share these gifts and insights with the world.

After I received my Teaching Degree from Brooklyn College in 2012, I went on to get certified in Integrative Nutritional Health Coaching through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where my growth and healing was unleveled by one thousand percent. I discovered a life-changing methodology to healing my relationship to food, that literally changed everything. I now, not only, have the healthiest relationship to food, healthiest relationship to my body, healthiest relationship to my mind than I've ever had in my entire life, but I get to impart this wisdom onto others!

 

Throughout the last 15 years of my healing journey...

I have completely immersed myself in innumerate spiritual teachings, personal and professional development courses, and invested in various mentors, equipping me with the skills, tools, insight and knowledge to bring these teachings to my clients.

I currently teach, coach and mentor women - and men - about the powerful healing effects of real food, nourishment of the mind, body, soul through an inside-out approach, and the transformation that is possible in your life when you set your mind toward willingness and a desire to heal.

But it doesn't end here.

I am on a life-long committed journey of self-progression and spiritual evolution. And I invite you to join alongside me!

 

Are you ready?

There's a reason you're here and reading this. If this resonates with you, heed the signal.

Let's have a Powerful Coaching Conversation!

...Our struggles truly are our greatest teachings, because without them, we wouldn't find ourselves, we'd remain blocked from our truth, and others would never get to experience the inspiration from our triumph...

P.S. Mom has since received her Master's, holds a position as Director at a Day Care Center in Staten Island, and owns a home with the wonderful man she is now remarried to (which I'm proud to say I facilitated as little matchmaker! ;-))

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