In 2011, I was a college graduate, just 20-years old, and I was sick.
My skin was torn up with acne. My hair was brittle, my stomach was puffy. I had so much inflammation my glands were chronically swollen and sore. I couldn’t lose weight even though my diet (by American standards) was clean and I exercised 5 days a week. Maybe this is TMI, but my monthly cycles were horrendous. Like…lay on the bathroom floor for hours cause the pain and nausea are so bad you can’t sit up. NONE of this runs in my family. Something was wrong.
So, I went to the doctor. Actually, I went to multiple doctors, and experienced the same thing each time. They would ask a couple questions, check my blood pressure and pulse, tell me they weren’t sure what was wrong, and then prescribe birth control pills for the symptoms.
But I didn’t want to put a bandage on the symptoms. I wanted to know why I was sick. No doctor could tell me, and when I asked for tests, they told me it wasn’t worth the time or money. Just take the pills...foolishness.
Finally, after many, many months of searching, I found a doctor who asked me to track my lifestyle for twelve days. I journaled what I ate, what I drank, how I felt after, where my stress and energy levels were, how I slept, etc. When she reviewed my journal, we had the answer.
My body was in a chronic state of inflammation because of foods, products, and ungodly levels of stress. In short, my body was screaming, and I needed to listen. That started my journey into holistic wellness, nutrition, mind-body health, and natural products. I'm honored to guide others through the path I walked, using clean foods and products I believe in.
And in 2021, I took it further.
I was certified in Aroma Freedom Technique because you can take good care of your body, but your heart, mind, and spirit need support too. Stress and emotional baggage can be deadly.
Working with individuals to process their emotional and mental wounds became my focus, and still gives me the most joy. I let the Holy Spirit lead each session, and that’s when we really see people change for the best.
Wellness is a long trip, but it’s a great one. A lot of my clients are women struggling with toxic-overload, hormone insanity, or they are coming off birth control and looking for support. My AFT clients come from every walk of life because every person carries emotional baggage at some point. I'm here for it all.
A couple of other things about me:
I love Jesus. A lot.
I am an Italian-American-New Yorker.
I was certified in Aroma Freedom Technique in 2021 under Dr. Benjamin Perkus.
I worked in international, non-profit fundraising for 6 years.
I am slightly snarky, mostly sweet, always caffeinated, and I say ‘freaking’ a lot.
I use Young Living Essential Oils in everything. EVERY.THING. They changed my world.
I am also a music maker, writer, and artist.
Travel is my love language, and I have visited over 10 countries, some of them up to 5 times each.
And some random tidbits: I drink a full pot of French Press every day. I am either barefoot or in high heels. I am the palest Mediterranean you have ever met. I can’t eat potatoes, raw almonds, or soy. My Myers Briggs is INFJ. My favorite movie is Gladiator. I love plants and my garden. The gym or horseback riding is where I go to de-stress.