Well, hello there! If you’ve found your way here, you’re likely already feeling the call and spark of natural healing and thinking ‘There has to be MORE’. And it’s that MORE that I’ve experienced in profound ways and strive to guide you towards as well. But first, let me introduce myself and explain how I got here…
I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and had a rather chaotic childhood. I was always an anxious kid living in fight or flight and experienced my first depressive episode when I was 16 but lacked the support and resources to get a diagnosis and a real handle on it. In college, I began experiencing debilitating panic attacks and had a depressive episode that nearly forced me to take a quarter off. Thankfully, I had better access to health resources and found supportive therapy. I was finally diagnosed with depression and PTSD and thus began my journey towards healing.
I’ve tried a lot of things over the past 15 years! Zoloft, Wellbutrin, biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis, exercise, diet, you name it…I probably tried it (or tried to try it). And you know what? Some of it helped! But still, the depression was always looming behind me. The panic attack just a few heartbeats away.
Then finally, I got sick of being ‘sick’ and wanted to find a toolkit that would help me heal without expensive drugs, the thousands of dollars I’d spent on therapy, and drastic lifestyle changes. Someone recommended I explore Ayurveda and I’ve never looked back.
I found an Ayurvedic health coach here in Seattle and worked with her for about a year and saw HUGE results! Ayurveda doesn’t just care about your symptoms. Skilled practitioners look at the whole you. I was asked questions about my spiritual life. My diet. My sleep patterns. Even my bowel movements! (yes, Ayurveda is very interested in your poop) And things began to change. I began to feel empowered to tackle my own wellness. I began creating self-love rituals like rubbing my feet with sesame oil at night. I learned the meditate (finally!). I learned mantras. I set up an altar. Oh, and I ate better.
My experience was so profound that I felt called to learn all I could about this ancient wisdom and help others. So I did!
Look, I’m not here to promise you that I can cure cancer with Ayurveda. But what I can promise is that we can equip you with real-life right-now tools for your optimal wellness. Ayurveda is amazing! I’ll help you spice up your life, literally, with new ways to bring cardamom, turmeric, and cinnamon (the list goes on…) into your diet.
Let’s help you get better acquainted with yourself. YOU are the healer. I’m just here to help guide you.
Love and blessings,
PS: here are some photos of my fur-children!