Hey beautiful soul! Welcome!
I am thrilled that you found your way here!!
My name is Lisa and I am a Registered Holistic Nutritional Health Coach and a Registered Holistic Nutritional Practitioner. I received my education through Nutraphoria School of Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver, British Columbia and am registered with The Canadian Health Coach Alliance.
In 2017 I was still in the business world. I was burnt out, exhausted, and frustrated with a career that only I cared about. I was working long hours and barely slept. I was also nursing my mom through a terminal disease that eventually took her life (although she was a 4-time cancer survivor). It was a long, heartbreaking two years for her and for all of our family. I also lost two uncles, a cousin, and a friend to cervical cancer that year. I was unhealthy, frazzled, depressed, and angry. I was living on coffee, cigarettes, and an occasional cliff bar. I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. To be honest, I wasn’t on the verge…I was there. My aha moment came on a day when I was trying to print a document in my office and the printer wouldn’t work. I remember crumpling into a ball on the floor in my office and weeping out of frustration…exhaustion…unhappiness. In front of a client. Yikes.
I knew things had to change. I always liked to think of myself as healthy but that was far from the truth. I had been a smoker most of my life and had dealt with many addictions. Drugs, food, men, cigarettes, you name it.
Later as I began to study nutrition I realized I was suffering from severe adrenal fatigue. I was off the charts.
I became very interested in health and wellness as I began to have children but it took many years to make the shift. I was concerned that my daughters would grow up with the same unhealthy mindset that I had. It has been a lifelong journey to learn how to balance my life. I’ve always struggled with body image and I had grown up with some very unhealthy views about what it meant to be healthy and placed an enormous amount of value on my physical appearance, particularly my weight. That led to years of starving myself and gaining weight, an endless cycle.
The universe gifted me with the nervous breakdown. Why? I wouldn't have made the changes I needed to otherwise. Sometimes you need a wake-up call and boy did I get one. Now, I know it's my life's purpose to help other women. I've been in your shoes. I've come out of the fire. It came down to me making myself a priority. I was tired of existing and wishing away tomorrow's. Tomorrow I'll get healthy. Tomorrow I'll lose weight. Tomorrow I'll choose not to eat the whole bag of cookies. Tomorrow I'll work out. Tomorrow I'll eat better. Tomorrow I'll meditate. Tomorrow I'll quit smoking. My friend, tomorrow never comes unless you decide right now, at this moment, that YOU are worth it and you are tired of being stuck where you are. I totally get it. I wasn't always so kind to my body either.
We are living in a world where navigating health information is overwhelming. There are so many trends and fads and claims for instant fixes. At the same time, we are popping a pill for nearly every symptom we have. The beauty is that most of the underlying issues can be corrected by eating whole, unprocessed foods, reducing toxins in our lives, and giving ourselves some self-love.
You see, I’m a very strong believer that there is a powerful mind-body-spirit connection. The body, the mind, and the spirit cannot be dissected into individual parts. Everything works intricately and harmoniously together. That is the beauty of nature and of every single person. I believe that to have abundant health and wellness, you need to look at the WHOLE person.
As your health coach, there are some things I won't do:
Prescribe a diet for you. My coaching practice is about partnership. You are the key player and a major part of the design process. You are the key to your success. My job is to guide, mentor, support, and always encourage you.
Make promises that you will get the body you're after in a short amount of time. You are unique and what works for me may not work for you. This isn't about getting thin and having the 20 year old body you used to have. This is about creating a healthy life and helping you achieve your goals. This is about you feeling amazing and vibrantly healthy.
Nag you to be willing. You must do that. If you truly want change in your life, you must be willing to take responsibility for what happens and you must have the desire. I will be your guide and your mentor and I will be your biggest cheerleader. I will walk with you every step of the way, but at the end of the day you must decide.
You desperately want things to be different, you just aren't sure how to get there. It's time to believe that anything is possible (because it is) and take back your voice, your body, and your power. I'm here to help you navigate the journey to being authentically, joyfully, healthfully you.
Schedule your FREE Discovery Call with me today and let's see if we're a good fit for each other.