certified holistic health coach
I help people have a better relationship to their body and to their food.
I believe in connection. When we connect with what we put in our bodies whether it be food or emotions or energy, we can learn to choose what feels best and what makes us live healthier and happier.
I grew up in Berlin, Germany in the 80s and 90s. I was fortunate to spend vacations and summers in the Italian and Germanic country sides where I played in my grandparents garden. It was there that I began to understand the elementary connection between where our food comes from and how it makes us feel.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner were spent in the company of family, sitting around the table for at least an hour with fresh, local and seasonal foods. Today, at 80 years-old, my grandmother is still picking cherries from our cherry tree, with a fully planted garden.
When I moved to California at the age of 19, I quickly realized that not everyone shared this same appreciation for nature’s garden and family culture. Unwilling to let my heritage go, I began to share my culture with others, by shopping for local, fresh seasonal foods and keeping my table surrounded with friends.
I graduated from Santa Barbara’s Culinary Arts and began working as a private chef for a high profile entertainer in Hollywood. In 2013 I decided to formalize my training as a health coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. This year is a big year for me, as I am so grateful to not only see my dream of opening a private practice manifest, but I also married the love of my life.
Here's to happily ever after.
I believe in the connection between mind and body and am dedicated to helping others understand how this connection plays out in their health and energy.
I believe health can be restored for many, and we can live more fully in our physical bodies which in turn will create healthier relationships. When we begin to understand the connection between what we put in our bodies (i.e. foods, emotion, energy) we can learn to make conscious choices and create habits that will alter the course of our life.
No two of us are the same. I work with all types of people who have a wide range of health issues and requirements; from chronic disease to family meal planning and grocery lists, disordered eating and body image issues to anti aging diets and everything in between . I specialize in meeting individuals where they are, customizing a plan and course of action while gently teaching them how to respect and trust their bodies. At times we all need a little help and guidance,
I would be honored to patiently assist and support you on your journey.