As the name Inner Wisdom suggests, the foundation of my nutritional, health and wellness knowledge comes from my life experiences. Living and working on our cooperative organic farm, being a doula and Birthing From Within childbirth educator, recieving a BA in Environmental Science, teaching in a variety of settings, raising my three kids, and traveling the world has allowed me to accumulate a wealth of knowledge from which to draw from.
Seeking higher training in my passion, I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories; everything from Ayurveda, gluten-free, and Paleo, to raw, vegan, and macrobiotics, and everything in between. I was taught the concept of bio-individuality, which means there is no one way, no one diet that works for all. One persons cure is another's poison. Health and wellness is about knowing and honoring yourself. As I became interested in the bodies energy system and wanted to support myself and others to heal their energy system, I became trained and certified in both Reiki and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Both of these modalities have proven to be very supportive transformational tools.
I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including:
Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Deepak Chopra, MD World Leader in Mind-Body Medicine, Director of Education at The Chopra Center, Bestselling Author
David Katz, MD, MPH, Authority on Preventive Medicine and Weight Management, Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center
Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard’s School of Public Health and Bestselling Author
Andrew Weil, MD, Bestselling Author and Expert on Integrative Medicine and Mind-Body Interactions
Gabrielle Bernstein, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Bestselling Author
Susan Blum, MD, MPH, Functional Medicine Doctor, Founder of Blum Center for Health
Mark Hyman, MD, Founder and Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center, Bestselling Author
Geneen Roth, Pioneer of Emotional Eating and Empowerment, Bestselling Author
David Wolfe, recognized Expert and Bestselling Author on Superfoods and Raw Nutrition
Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University
Mark Bittman, New York Times Columnist, Bestselling Author