My interest in holistic health began soon after I was diagnosed with idiopathic gastroparesis in 2004 at the age of 23. A few years later, I enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and became certified as a Health Coach by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners in 2010.
I also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Dartmouth College and have completed continuing education coursework in mind-body health via the Harvard School of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and UCLA.
I’m the author of two books, Eating for Gastroparesis and Living (Well!) with Gastroparesis, as well as many classes and programs. My articles have been featured in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Digestive Health Matters, and Digest, a publication of the UNC Center for Functional GI Disorders.
In 2016, after 12 long years, my gastric emptying normalized. Recognizing that a huge part of my journey involved addressing stress, anxiety, and thought patterns, I trained with social psychologist Dr. Amy Johnson and became a certified Life Coach. I have integrated that training into my practice, both in the resources I create and the personal coaching I offer.
I live in western New York with my husband and our four-year-old daughter, Lily. Our family is also currently on the journey toward adopting an infant!