Hello! My name is Jennifer. I’m a health coach focusing on helping people live happier and healthier lives, through mindful eating, cooking and finding one’s purpose.
I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a certified holistic health coach. When I tell people this, some will ask, what is a health coach and what does a health coach do? A Health Coach is a mentor who motivates people to implement positive health choices and lifestyle changes through education and support. I wanted to become a holistic health coach not only because I am passionate about health, wellness and nutrition but because of my own personal health and wellness journey.
On September 1, 2000, I lost my mom to ovarian cancer. My mom was my best friend and this was a devastating loss to me, my family and anyone who had the privilege to know her. Her death sparked a passion in me to learn about nutrition and how the right foods can heal and nourish the body.
Because of my mom’s illness, I knew I did not want to end up like her. I have lost many people in my life to illness. I wanted to become the best version of myself and not suffer like they did. I became obsessed with cooking and taught myself how to cook in a more healthy way.
During this time however, I was also very depressed and had a melancholy view on life because my mom was not in it. I felt like many times, I was just going through the motions and although I enjoyed many events, travel, relationships, and friendships during this time period, there was always an underlying sadness, depression and anxiety.
I was in a fog.
Eventually, this emotional suffering I was going through was not even about losing my mom anymore. All of those years of being sad about my mom, just became ingrained in me and I was not happy with my life. I knew I didn’t want to be in my job anymore, I was single and miserable about it, and I just wasn’t living the life that I wanted for myself. I knew something had to change or I would stay stuck.
I had a strong desire to pull myself out of my misery but didn’t know what to do or where to begin. Then call it Divine intervention, but I was introduced to a holistic chiropractor that changed my life. That began my journey into healing myself from worry, anxiety, and depression. I became really passionate about learning about nutrition, the power of intention and your thoughts, and how food can affect your mood and mental state.
I felt called to share my wellness journey and to help other people who may be experiencing the same things I did. This is what made me decide to become a health coach. I am inspired to help people live happier and healthier lives, through mindful eating, cooking and finding one’s purpose in life. I believe that once you discover your life’s mission, the Universe opens up new doors and provides you with an amazing support system to help you on your journey and to keep you on your path. Oh and I am also a trained chef from the Institute of Culinary Education! I have combined my love for food and health and nutrition to form my new career. I have a passion for healthy living, food and educating people on the importance of both.
I am here to educate you and increase your awareness so you can make informed decisions about your life, health and how to nourish your body. May you find the guidance and support to move forward in your health and healing journey. I am here to walk the journey with you.
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