Through our Wellness Ambassador program, Rainbow Blossom partners with professionals making a positive difference in our community, through health and wellness practices, education and more. Learn more about the program here.
My field/area of expertise:
I am a Clinical Master Herbalist, Nutritionist, Tibetan Acupressure Practitioner and Wellness Coach. I help people discover which food and lifestyle choices work best for them to obtain optimal energy and health. I specialize in working with gut problems, food allergies, fibromyalgia, anxiety, highly sensitive people and more. I meet people where they are. I love showing people how to shift their perception of food and to eat in a way that is both supporting and delicious!
How did I get into this line of work?
It was my own healing that led me here. I was chronically constipated since childhood. In my early 20's I began working with a GI doctor and was so happy to find a product called Miralax, which is a daily laxative. It got things moving for me and I was happy. As time went on though, things started slowing down again and I started bloating after meals. Every time I went back to the doctor, they upped my dosage and wanted to add on more and more medications. The doctors said I would be on this medication for the rest of my life. It was then that I started questioning. Why am I so constipated and bloated? How can I heal my body? These are the questions that began my path into alternative healing.
I began trying different ways of eating, fasting, cleansing, and juicing. I became interested in plants and plant medicine. The more I learned about alternative healing, the less interested I became in my job as a Project Manager. I had a great career but my heart was yearning for more. I did an herbal apprenticeship with Susun Weed. Then, I went back to school to become a Clinical Master Herbalist. I love plants and their healing properties but the more I worked with people, the more I realized that if people really wanted to heal, herbs could help, but for lasting change, they'd have to change their eating.
So, I went back to school to become a Nutritionist. Most of what I learned about food though, I learned through my own body and life experience. I learned what was causing my life long constipation and bloating was sensitivity to dairy, gluten and corn. I learned the power of plants in a totally different way. I learned how difficult it is to make changes to our eating and how awesome it felt once we did. I learned how to adapt our way of eating to accommodate a 6 year old who now understands so much about food and enjoys cooking right alongside of me. I also learned that there is an emotional component to our physical ailments. I learned how deeply buried emotions can wreak havoc in our bodies and lives. I love sharing what I’ve learned with others and helping them find a style of eating that best supports their bodies and families.
Why I LOVE Rainbow Blossom!
What I love about Rainbow Blossom is that they CARE! They support local vendors by carrying a wide array of local products, they promote wellness advocates in the community and offer free trainings to the public. RB employees are very knowledgeable and eager to help. I feel confident that the products I buy from RB are of high quality and from a reputable source. Most of all, I love the relationship that I have with Rainbow Blossom. I feel like we are partners in promoting wellness in our community.