As someone who has personally experienced mental health struggles, including an eating disorder and anxiety, I know first-hand the pain and frustration that comes with feeling like you’re never good enough. I used to obsess over exercise and dieting, thinking that they held the key to my happiness, but in reality, they only left me feeling empty and unfulfilled.
My unhealthy relationship with food and exercise ultimately led to two burnouts that forced me to take a step back and reevaluate my priorities. It was a difficult and humbling experience, but it ultimately helped me realize that true health and happiness come from taking care of your mind and body, not just punishing them.
This wake-up call inspired me to become a health coach and help others who are struggling with their mental health and relationship with food.
I believe in taking a holistic approach to wellness, focusing on both the mind and body, to help people find long-term solutions and live their best lives.
My frustration with the mental health treatment
Unfortunately, the hospital’s treatment was far from being enough. Yes, I did get therapy and medication, but that was everything I got. Nobody told me how much lifestyle changes, natural supplementation, embodiment exercises, meditation, and movement could do for my mental health. I was lucky to find a holistic practitioner that changed my life and supported me with tools to change my Mind-Diet!
But how many young people are stuck with medication without not knowing the many free tools they can implement to improve their mental and physical health? Unfortunately, too many. I have always had a strong desire to help others. Still, it was only after making peace with my issues that I truly understood the difference that holistic health can make in someone’s life. I noticed profound changes in my mood, motivation and energy when choosing the nutrition my body and mind were cravings for such a long time.
The healing journey
My journey towards healing was not just about changing what I ate, but also changing the way I thought and felt about myself and the world around me. While nutrition was a critical first step, I soon realized that I needed to address the negative beliefs and thought patterns that were holding me back from true wellness.
Changing my “Mind-Diet” was by far the most challenging and rewarding part of my healing journey. I came to understand that we can’t achieve lasting change without first addressing the mental and emotional junk food that we consume. By focusing on our mind fuel, we can transform our habits, mindset, and beliefs, ultimately leading to a healthier, more fulfilling life.
Today, I am grateful to be living a healthy and fulfilling life, and I am committed to helping others do the same. Whether you are just starting your healing journey or have been struggling for years, I am here to meet you where you are and help you achieve your goals.