I am an authentic, heart-centered, courageous woman who has committed my life to digging as deep as possible into the connection between our big, self-important brain and our vulnerable, sensitive heart. I am constantly curious about human choices and behavior.
I stumbled into finding my true calling through a driving desire to move beyond my illness identity (I have 2 autoimmune diseases) and to clear my self-limiting beliefs.
And what has emerged is that I see people…. (no, not in the creepy movie sort of way!).
I see through to the truth.
I see the behaviors in your way.
I see what is possible for you.
I see human potential.
My 7 personal truths:
- Trust the process.
- Take no sh*t, do no harm.
- Vulnerability IS strength.
- Be courageous everyday.
- Never assume you know.
- Laughter is the best medicine.
- Love yourself like your life depends on it.
- Lead Business Mentor for Nutritional Therapy Association’s Career Development Course
- Desired End State Facilitator, Plan-Sight
- Behavior Change Facilitator, Plan-Sight
- Secretary, Executive Board of Directors, National Association of Nutrition Professionals
- Secretary, Board of Directors, Live Theatre Workshop
- Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
- Certified G.A.P.S. (Gut & Psychology Syndrome) Practitioner
- Art of Muscle Testing Practitioner
- Certified Gluten Practitioner
- Certified Restorative Wellness Solutions Practitioner – Level 1
- Licensed RESTART(©) Program Instructor
What Got Me Here…
I was born in Jerusalem to American archeologists. My childhood summers consisted of free-range exploring all over my parent’s dig in the southern part of Israel. We lived in tents and ate in a mess hall tent next to an old bus, converted into a kitchen. I was the kid who had the job of handing out the mail from the co-eds’ boyfriends and girlfriends back home. I loved this important role of delivering happiness to each person.
I spent my middle childhood involved in a neighborhood club called “Tigbearabbit”. We were a club of 3 neighbor kids and we were very serious about making things legit. We built a clubhouse and had regular meetings with typed up minutes (on a dot-matrix printer!). We put on performances and events and had a small treasury of nine whole dollars. I was the president of the club and poured myself completely into getting organized, and bringing the neighborhood together as a community around our events.
High School was all about theatre performance and marketing-style photography. University was all about studying media arts…how to I get my message across using visual tools. I was especially curious about ethnographic documentary video. I became aware of how I easily relate to people all over the world. I even made a personal diary video about it.
I opened my first business called “Circa”. It was a 50s modern vintage store with cool space age furniture and housewares plus local art. I loved being an entrepreneur. I loved meeting people all over the city at estate sales. I loved serving the world by following my passion.
The last 20 years
Honestly, much of this is a blur. I met the love of my life and got married. I woke up one day with debilitating peripheral neuropathy in my hands and feet. After hospital stays and tons of medical testing with no clear answers, I turned to holistic health modalities and discovered I had Celiac Disease and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. From there, I dove deep into learning everything I could about holistic nutrition. I got my health back and gave birth to two beautiful boys. I worked as an Associate Director running the business side of a gentle, play-based Preschool & Kindergarten.
And then the nudge….(have you had that experience?)
My brain cleared, post-illness, and post-baby fog.
There was something that was mine to do in this world.
One day I saw an add in my Gmail account for a nutrition school. I had an ah-ha moment.
I became a Nutritional Therapist and have been working as a expert, coach, speaker and teacher in the holistic health field for 5 years. I am SO passionate about this field for so many reasons.
Then the nudge again…
I took a leap of faith and jumped into a leadership academy. Over 6 intense months I uncovered some major obstacles in my way. (Spoiler alert, they were ALL my own self-limiting beliefs!)
And it brought me HERE— to my Zone of Genius which is…coaching YOU, the heart-centered, holistic entrepreneur to discover YOUR Zone of Genius.
Are you ready to uncover your path & purpose?
I’d love to chat!