WHAT I DO + MY MISSION
I teach people with chronic illness how to make their mind their greatest ally in their healing journey, so they can go from stuck and surviving to resilient and thriving. I’ve created a custom approach to mindbody resilience – a blend of coaching, thought work, mindfulness, and habit change – that will show you how to break free from the limiting cycles of chronic illness and build a life that is fulfilling and expansive.
I’m on a mission to bring empowerment and agency into the lives of people living with chronic illness – because I believe our adversity makes us some of the most compassionate, resourceful, and capable people in the world. When you are resilient and empowered, you are able to fully show up for yourself, your loved ones, and impact the world. I believe most revolutionary way we can make the world a better place is to begin by bettering ourselves.
I’ve lived with multiple chronic conditions for years, some since childhood. When I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease in 2016, my life fell apart. I was fully debilitated. I lost my job, important relationships, and in many ways, myself. I went through years of intensive treatment but I was still miserable. Each day was an endless cycle of pain, brain fog, cognitive impairment, and fatigue. No matter what I tried, I stopped making progress. I was stuck. I didn't know how to process the grief and fear I felt about my condition. I was trapped in a haze of overwhelm and survival mode, not at home in my own body.
Then everything changed. I discovered coaching and brain training and added them to my healing toolbox. I learned how to reframe the thought patterns and limiting beliefs telling me I was bad and broken. I felt a seismic shift in my quality of life. I got back into the driver’s seat of my life, and I learned resilience skills to stay in that place of empowerment when chronic illness tries to take back control. I still live with my conditions, but instead of trying to survive, now my life is full, satisfying, playful, and meaningful.
This transformation was so profound that I knew it was my calling to guide others like me. I set out to become the best teacher and support possible for people suffering like I once did. I want to inspire you to carve out a path towards a future where you get to thrive alongside chronic illness. You have the power to feel safe in movement and play again. To create, work, and be in community without major flares or crashes. It takes practice, growth and support to get there, and it’s within your reach. You don’t have to do it alone, and that’s why I’m here.LEARN MORE ABOUT MY WORK
DEGREES + QUALIFICATIONS
I am a fully certified life coach, and a certified mindbody syndrome practitioner (or some may know it better as a TMS practitioner). I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver. I have a master’s degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University, the nation’s leader in contemplative education. That’s important to this work because while earning my master’s degree, I was receiving a comprehensive education on meditation and mindfulness. I have 14 years of experience with mindfulness practices - which I integrate into the tools I teach clients as a coach. These degrees and certifications enable me to be a skilled and ethical professional. They also culminate to form my unique perspective and approach to life coaching. I am a lifelong learner, and always deepening my knowledge and staying up on the latest research in pain management and neuroscience related to my work.