Professionally I am a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner residing in Wilton, CT. In addition to speaking engagements, I work with clients one on one both in person and remotely. I have a background in elementary education and previously taught Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades in both New York City and Wilton, CT. I enjoy combining my prior teaching experience with my current NTP certification to work with young athletes on sports nutrition. In addition, I have a special interest in both gut and mental health, but work with clients in all aspects of health and wellness, including blood sugar regulation, hormone balance, digestive disorders, pain management, cardiovascular health, and weight management.
I graduated with a BA in Communication from University of Maryland, College Park, and attended Fordham University post-graduate for Elementary Education. More recently, I graduated from the Nutritional Therapy Association as a certified NTP. I am also beginning to work with Epidemic Answers, an organization dedicated to reestablishing vibrant health of children, and I am currently completing their pilot health coaching course focused specifically on pediatric nutrition and disorders. I am the on staff nutritionist for The Well and Anytime Fitness, both in Wilton.
Personally, I am a mom to two young boys – James (11) and Jack (9). Together we enjoy playing and watching sports, cooking, and being an active, fit family who loves to have fun! I have a regular yoga practice, in addition to tennis, running, hiking, and strength training, and believe that exercise is an essential piece to healing the mind, body, and soul.
My personal health journey led me to my professional life, as I discovered the power of turning to food first when I healed myself from the inside out after a long standing eating and body image disorder. The incredible power of proper nourishment, and learning about how my body works and what I should be feeding it, left me feeling compelled to share and expand my knowledge and help others to experience holistic healing.
I received my training to practice Health Counseling at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which is the only nutrition school that integrates all major dietary theories—combining the knowledge of traditional philosophies with modern concepts like the USDA food pyramid, the glycemic index, the Zone and raw foods.
I have owned and operated a gourmet catering business in Fairfield County for more than 20 years and I am a personal chef to families with special dietary needs, providing weekly meal plans. I also offer a full service catering . With my experience we will incorporate nutritious and delicious food into your everyday meals. Together we will establish the food that you and your family need for a healthy happy lifestlye. It has so often been said that food is the best medicine. Eating well does not have to be complicated: Mother Nature has a perfectly designed plan that can actually be pretty simple to follow.
I am also a certified Reiki Practitioner.Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation
that also promotes healing. It is a form of hands-on-healing used
to cleanse, balance and heal while invigorating the mind, body and soul.
Reiki is based on the idea that an energy life force flows within each of us.
Reiki works through the biofield (Aura), the local energy channels (Chakras) and the energy pathways (Meridians). As Reiki energy moves through the energy highways of the body, the body is encouraged to fall into a deep relaxation state which allows it to amplify and increase the energetic frequency of the tissue, providing a powerful, natural healing effect throughout the body's systems.Reiki balances the energies in the body, strengthens the immune system, relieves pain, clears toxins and enhances personal awareness.
It does not interfere with medications or conventional medical treatment. It is, in fact, considered an adjunct to any medical treatment .
Incorporating exercise, spirituality and relaxation into your everyday life is vital to your overall well-being. Let's work together and I will coach and support you into a new routine that works for you