I’m excited to get to know you during our sessions, but first I’d like to introduce myself.
Having grown up in NYC, I immediately fell in love with the high-energy lifestyle and bustling nature of the city’s streets. With a multitude of delicious eateries at my fingertips, I became passionate about food, eager to discover all tastes and textures.
A need for moderation, exercise and portion control seemed irrelevant, up until a lab exercise in 9th grade Biology. Everyone ran, jogged, walked and rested in intervals, and their partners recorded their heart rates. My resting rate was about 130, and my jogging went past 200. I had no idea how out of shape I was, and my classmates were shocked; I was not overweight, just chronically zapped of energy and endurance. I was left mortified, confused, fatigued, and yet, enlightened. I promised myself I would never be in that position again.
I threw my body into exercise, and I have since committed to it regularly. I now have a resting rate below 60, and it’s amazing how powerful and indelible a clear motivator can be.
Exercise made me feel more confident and relaxed; however, the healthy balance between diet and exercise had yet to be discovered. I became obsessed with food: how to dine out without overdoing it, how to recover from a night of doing just that, how to eat socially without guilt, how to justify a binge, how to accept the fact that my metabolism differed from many of my friends.
After battling cycles of erratic eating, exercise compensation and bodily dissatisfaction, I came to terms with my obsession—for the better.
Northwestern University symbolized an outlet for clarity and self-discovery. It opened me up to love, from both others and myself. As the years passed I had found a way to use the obsession with food to my advantage. I became a fervent reader of all things health & wellness, as my curiosity for Superfoods and nutrition took hold. I fell in love with the human body and understood how the things we do for ourselves each day can heal all wounds.
With a summer internship at Health Magazine and an editorial position for Spoon University, I reassured myself of where my life’s journey was destined. After graduation I enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and both expanded my knowledge and approached new methods to wellness.
I enjoy health benefits every day. Whether it’s a new cardio class, a leafy-green juice booster, a soothing bath, or a glass of red wine with friends, I make sure to live in a happy, fulfilling balance.
I make sure to live for me.