Taking a Whole-Person Approach to Wellness
My passion is to help people to find healthy ways of coping with the emotional pain caused by a loss, change in health, or physical injury so they can get back to living their lives. Having personally experienced a traumatic injury followed by a complicated recovery (6 surgeries in 6 years), loss of hearing in one ear, brain surgery for a cerebral aneurysm and ongoing recovery process, loss of sight in my left eye, as well as the deaths of several loved ones, I feel drawn to helping others navigate the churning waters during difficult life experiences.
My studies have allowed me to blend the theories and practical applications of wellness coaching, grief support, mind/body medicine, and sport psychology for the benefit of people from all walks of life. I continue to learn as much as I can about grief, wellness, mind/body connections, and as an end-of-life specialist after sitting vigil at the bedside of several family members.