Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Working with many patients with chronic conditions, prevention has always been a part of the intervention strategy. Working on preventing and reducing chronic pain, discomfort or unwanted symptoms is imperative through not only therapy but nutritional strategies and nutritional interventions which often involve lifestyle modification.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
Working with a client with gastrointestinal issues and depression, we were able to identify her food trigger and modify her diet to incorporate healthier options to improve her GI issues and mental health.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Set boundaries with yourself and others, align your commitment, time and energy, learn to say “no” as a form of self-care, make sure to schedule breaks for yourself throughout the day, make sure you’re getting enough sleep and make sure you’re getting enough magnesium, zinc, B and C vitamins (preferably through food) as these are often depleted when we are stressed.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
My daughters have been the impetus driving me day in and day out. They truly are the driving force behind my accomplishments thus far.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I’m able to give my time to non-profit organizations working with malnourished children, teens, and adults with chronic conditions through lifestyle modification, diet, and therapy interventions.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new” – Socrates. Whether working with patients, in relationships with others, or coaching a client, I really enforce this motto of being mindful of perspective and the importance of transitioning your thoughts to building yourself up and not breaking yourself down. Change is about establishing strategies, repetition, and practice to get where you need to go whether its through nutrition, mindset, or our daily habits.
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