I'm a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and the founder of Wellness Camp, LLC. I studied lifestyle medicine and integrative health & wellness at Creighton University. Prior to this career path, I worked for more than twenty years in high-tech marketing. I live in Northern California with my husband, our two sons, and our energetic rescue dog.
In today's culture, many people pride themselves on working long hours, being exhausted, sleeping little, and pushing themselves harder and harder. The high cost of living in certain regions makes the struggle even more stressful for many. Being a working parent in this environment is a challenge, especially in households where one or both parents travel for work or in single-parent families. Commonly, the life-work balance is a struggle. When you add in the pandemic and distance learning, many families are in survival mode right now. Eventually, people burn out and pay the price with their overall health and wellbeing.
I know first hand how it feels to go-go-go all day long, have no energy, and struggle to fulfill all my roles working, parenting, and volunteering. When I became a working mother, I can tell you what I put on the back burner: me. It took a few years and lots of wellness tinkering to turn that story around and make myself a priority. It reminds me of the safety demonstration at the beginning of an airplane flight. The flight attendants always direct passengers that in the event of an emergency, they should put their oxygen mask on first before helping children and others who need help. We all need to put our health and wellness first if we are going to be useful to others in our various roles. We perform better as employees, parents, spouses, and members of society when we take care of ourselves and, in particular, manage our stress.
With what I've learned about nutrition, exercise, stress, and sleep through my graduate studies and personal experiences, I want to help people live healthier and happier lives. Get their health back. Feel energized. Manage their stress. Extended their healthy years. Receive the support they need.
How can I help support your health and wellness journey?