I'm a health and wellness coach and the founder of Wellness Camp LLC. I studied lifestyle medicine and integrative health and wellness at Creighton University. Prior to this career path, I worked for twenty years in high-tech marketing. I live in Northern California with my husband, our two sons, and our energetic black lab.
Growing up in Silicon Valley, I've observed how our way of life has dramatically changed over the last few decades. I live in a part of the world where people pride themselves on being exhausted, sleeping little, working long hours, and pushing themselves harder and harder. The high cost of living in the region 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. The life-work balance is frequently off for many. Eventually, at this pace, 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, volunteering, etc. When I became a 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. I think about it like 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 better 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?