Education

I am a Holistic Health Counselor, Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). I received my certification in holistic health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, in New York, NY, the world’s largest nutrition school where I studied all the major dietary theories, from vegan to Paleo, and beyond. I’ve been fortunate to learn from esteemed teachers and doctors such as Mark Hyman, MD and Susan Blum, MD, Institute of Functional Medicine; Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University.

I also have a degree in Psychology from Indiana University, a background in social work counseling, and use practical lifestyle coaching methods to guide you in discovering which approach works best for you.

My approach to nutrition does not dwell on counting calories, carbs or fat grams. It is not about restrictions, denial, or guilt. Instead, I help my clients create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, balanced, healing, and fun.

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Why Ladybird

What the heck is a Ladybird, you ask?!

The Ladybirds is the name of one of my first labors of love: my kick-ass rock and roll band!

It was a 10 year love affair, and still very near and dear to my heart!

To me it signifies inspiration, freedom, fun, and following your passion, not to mention one of my childhood dreams manifesting into reality!

Pretty powerful stuff! So I honor it by using the name here, and sharing that energy and passion with you.

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Evolve and Attune

Evolve and Attune Program:

Do you remember what it used to feel like to be energetic and healthy, and want so much to feel that way again! Maybe you feel so out of touch with your body you don’t even know where to begin? May this fatigue, weight gain, bloat, and skin issues are all just part of getting a little older, or part of your genetics?   

Maybe you are a busy Mom, career woman with a lot on her proverbial plate and worry you don’t have time to revamp your entire lifestyle. Maybe you think it would be selfish to spend time and money on “just yourself” when other people (work, family, friends, etc) need you!

Do you want to make healthy lifestyle changes but feel discouraged at all the conflicting information that is out there? Would you ideally like to make some changes, but diets feel unsustainable and unpleasant- like a freakin form of punishment?!? Besides, who the hell has the time?!

If you are ready to make changes that are small, subtle but powerful and meaningful…. changes that will last, this 3-Month program is the one for you! It is a total nutrition and lifestyle overhaul!

You will learn:

  • Simple, healthy recipes that are fun and easy to make and pack maximum nutrition in a small amount of time.
  • A new morning and evening routine that will ensure a successful, loving, healthy way to start and finish each day!
  • How food works in your body and why certain foods are addictive – ie. it is not your fault that you overeat certain foods!
  • Which items and brands to buy at the grocery store.
  • How to clean out your home pantry for kitchen ease and success!
  • How to prepare simple, easy, delicious meals and snacks at home.
  • Smart tips for success in eating-out at restaurants and parties.
  • Simple, fun yoga routines and easy meditations to relive stress and gain energy and flexibility

You’ll go from overwhelmed and confused about food to confident and prepared, making healthy, nourishing choices for your body. You will have all the tools you need to create delicious, colorful meals for you and your family quickly and easily! Learning several basic strategies and taking the time to truly understand and implement them will enable you to go from stressed and drained to nourished and energized!

So you’ll actually spend less time worrying about weight and dieting, more time enjoying food and loved ones.You’ll feel confident and energized instead of drained and overwhelmed! You will rediscover your youthful zest and inspiration, making room for more fun and freedom in your life!

Get started on the path towards a healthier, happier, energetic and easeful life! Let me help! I promise, it will be more fun than you ever imagined!

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Emotional to Intuitive

Emotional Eating

Emotional to Intuitive Program:

Do you feel tired and frustrated with your body and worry that you will be battling with your weight for the rest of your life? Are you overwhelmed by the conflicting information about food and dieting and feel like you don’t even know where to start to get healthy?

Do you eat because you are stressed, fatigued, worried, lonely, or just don’t know what else to do? Do you feel out of touch with your body? Betrayed by it…. like you can’t trust it?

Do you pray to God you’d just get Mono or a vicious stomach flu so you can finally lose that extra 10-20, or more, pounds. Or (this was always my favorite) you wish that there was a pill you could take so you could just poop it all out! Even if it was crazy painful – you’d do it without question for the promise of finally losing weight!

Maybe you’ve even forgotten what feeling GOOD and energetic feels like?

Shopping, swimming, and special events are no fun because they are a constant reminder that you feel like a failure and have no control over your own body, and in some ways, your whole life.

You don’t like how you look so you pretend you don’t care about it. You may even feel bitter towards others who are “pretty”, athletic, thin, or just seem healthy and happy. You make judgments like, “they are vain”.  But YOU don’t need to be/look/act that way because you are not vain. You are a tomboy, the funny girl who doesn’t care about cute clothes and thinks that make-up and jewelry are stupid and shallow.

In feeling all this resentment towards others, you may or may not realize it’s actually yourself you’re mad at. Because sometimes you actually want those stupid things. But it hurts because you feel like you can’t have them. You’re actually sad and scared, not mad, because you feel like everyone else deserves that stuff but you. And this weight and the shitty way you feel is what proves it. It’s the physical evidence of your failure, put out on display for everyone to see.

Do you always feel like you are fighting food and your body? Like you “sort of know what you are supposed to be doing” but have no idea how to actually do it? You know you have what it takes to make some positive changes, but you still feel stuck?

Then, this 3-Month Program is perfect for you.

We will take you from the rollercoaster of emotional eating to an all-natural way of intuitive eating that is nurturing to your body, mind, and spirit.

You will learn:

  • How food works in your body and why certain foods are addictive – ie. it is not your fault that you overeat certain foods!
  • How to really listen to what your body needs, and eat in a way that supports and nurtures it instead of depletes it.
  • The difference between authentic self-care and counterfeit self-care and how to truly care for yourself in the way you deserve.
  • Simple yoga and meditation techniques for relaxation, flexibility, and body and spirit attunement
  • A new morning and evening routine that will ensure a successful, loving, healthy way to start and finish each day!
  • Which items and brands to buy at the grocery store.
  • How to clean out your home pantry for kitchen ease and success!
  • How to prepare simple, easy, delicious meals and snacks at home.
  • Smart tips for success in eating-out at restaurants and parties.

As a result you will feel empowered and confident! You’ll be nourished and energized by your food, not enslaved by cravings or depleted by junk food! You will know what to buy, how to cook it, and when and how much to eat for YOUR beautiful body!

So you can actually enjoy your relationship with food and your body! This will transform your life, allowing you to decide what’s next… What do you really want to spend your precious time, energy, love, and focus on? Family, creativity, being outside, living and loving life? These are all great answers!

Let me help you put your best, most beautiful foot forward and start making positive, healthy changes today!

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Quick And Dirty Program

Quick and Dirty Program:

Are you a busy woman with an already packed schedule? Does your own self-care always seem be the last thing on the list?

Then this one-month nutrition and lifestyle re-vamp is for you, babe!

Let’s get your sh*t together and get you feeling and looking like your best, beautiful self! Ow, ow!

Do you feel like you know how to eat healthily in theory, but who the hell has the time? With work, family, and all of life’s commitments, who has time to spend all morning at the farmer’s market, go to yoga classes, or make meals from scratch?

If you want to make a change but are not sure where to start, and you want measurable, lasting results, this program is for you!

This 1-Month program will change the way you look at food and lifestyle!

You’ll go from frazzled to vibrant!

Dragging-ass to energetic!

Discouraged to hopeful!

Feeling lost to being supported and empowered!

You will learn:

  • Simple, healthy recipes that are fun and easy to make and pack maximum nutrition in a small amount of time.
  • How food works in your body and why certain foods are addictive – ie. it is not your fault that you overeat certain foods!
  • What items and brands to buy at the grocery store.
  • How to prepare simple, easy, delicious meals and snacks at home.
  • Smart tips for success in eating-out at restaurants and parties.
  • Quick and easy yoga and meditation routines to relieve stress and increase energy, focus, and flexibility.

Let’s start now. Let’s take you from busy, stressed and eating whatever is around, to centered and prepared with a stocked fridge and a fresh outlook on your week!

Let’s scootch ya on over, from rushed and frazzled to calm and energized. With new, simple and effective morning and evening routines to regularly detox and nourish your body and relax your mind.

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