my story

Parenting overwhelmed me. Completely. My life felt like chaos.
I was full of anxiety.

I thought having kids would be like creating little mini versions of my husband and I, so easy, right?


Except it wasn’t. My first born was extremely hyperactive and never stopped talking or moving. We needed to run her like a horse in order to tire her out just so she would fall asleep every night. It never felt normal. I didn’t feel normal. I started to realize that no one was as overwhelmed as I was. Why was this so hard for me?
I was exhausted. I felt defeated. I felt so alone.

I WOULD LAY AWAKE AT NIGHT THINKING:

Why do I find this so hard?
How come no one understands me?
How come no one can help us?

This went on for a decade.

I thought someone would save me. 

I was continually looking for someone to rescue me...but the truth was that I was the only one who rescue me.  This is where my journey to self empowerment began.

Parallel to this, my mom got sick with cancer and died.
I was devastated.


She had stage 4 ovarian cancer and survived a chemo schedule that lasted almost 2 years. That was all I knew at time for medical intervention. I flew back and forth to the States, where my parents lived, trying to support them the best I could.
It became clear to me that I was not able to change the circumstances in my life but I could change the way I felt and dealt with them.
I could only control myself.
So I started there. More specifically, I started with the food I was eating.

I HAD NO IDEA THAT SHIFTING MY NUTRITION WOULD HAVE SUCH A MASSIVE IMPACT ON WHO I WAS.

At the time, I was at home with 2 small babies, eating macaroni and cheese and drinking chocolate milk everyday for lunch. I was exhausted and I could barely keep my eyes open in the afternoon. What if the food that I was choosing to eat was making me feel this damn tired & contributing to the overwhelm?
I was so sick of feeling crappy that I made the choice to eliminate gluten and dairy from my life immediately, right on the spot.
As the days passed by, I started to feel clearer. I didn’t feel as tired. I remember feeling lighter. It wasn’t much but it was enough of a difference to keep me motivated to learn more about health and nutrition and to keep going down this path. If changing my diet could make such an impact, what else could I change?
Nutrition was my entry point into the world of wellness and healing and life has never been the same since! Today, I am a graduate of CSNN (The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition) and I’m here to help others going through similar challenges learn how to nourish and heal their mind, bodies and souls.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me walking in the woods with our dogs or in the car, listening to a podcast, driving my kids around, or in the kitchen making a smoothie with my husband, Johnny.
WORK WITH ME + RECLAIM YOUR HEALTH.