Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do..." - Goethe
I started my journey toward health while serving 12 Honorable Years in the United States Air Force. That was the first place I learned the vital importance of being healthy, and the pursuit of wellness on every level became my passion.
In 2012 I decided it was time to pursue my dream - to help others reach optimum health and wellness. I enrolled in a Massage Therapy Institute and became a licensed, Certified Massage Therapist. I immediately started Healthy Living and Healing Wellness to combine the skills I learned in the military with holistic healing.
I began using massage therapy as a tool not just to help individuals, but to help companies and employees deal with workplace stress and the loss of time and productivity - not to mention their overall quality of life.
As my business grew I realized I needed to do more to address all facets of workplace wellness, and so I went for my Bachelor's degree in Health & Wellness, graduating Magna Cum Laude. With that degree I was then able to become a Certified Diabetes Peer Educator, helping seniors manage diabetes through group facilitation. During this phase, I wrote and published a motivational book for children who are beginning their journey toward emotional health entitled, "I Can."
I then continued working as a Health Coach helping both individuals and groups on personal, one-on-one basis, as well as within the corporate or business workplace to achieve their health objectives. I've worked and served with countless individuals as well as organizations, including the National US Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team and a Fortune 500 company.
I now continue to pursue my passion for healthy living and the benefits it can bring for both individuals and companies, putting together whatever combination of services will best serve people either professionally or personally. In addition to be a Certified Diabetes Peer Educator, I also have a certificate as a Holistic Cancer Health Coach, as well as one in Smoking Cessation.
"In 2016 I had the privilege of being the sports massage therapist for the United States and Great Britain National Synchronized Swim Team as they prepared for the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. Team USA finished 8th overall. It was a proud moment for me, knowing I aided them in their training. I've also had the honor of working with a group of phenomenal athletes from an organization called Paralyzed Veterans of America."
I've since completed my MA in Health and Wellness Psychology, and have put together a crack team of professionals that work with me in Healthy Living & Healing Wellness. That means that Healthy Living & Healing Wellness can offer the broadest range of services possible. From the psychology of and coping techniques for managing stress and depression, to nutrition, exercise, and medicinal education and adherence. My team and I also address other aspects of wellness including: social, spiritual, intellectual, and emotional well-being.
Call today for a free consultation on our workshops, classes, and group and personal counseling action plans. We also create customized "health programs" to fit whatever health goals and needs your company needs or wants to address. Let us show you what Healthy Living & Healing Wellness can do to benefit the overall health of your organization by enhancing the personal well-being of your employees.