I am all about heart and grit! I had the most incredible adoptive parents in the world who adored my brother and I! My Mother was the most cheerful, happy, loving person on the planet, and my Dad was a tough 'n' tender 50's Fonzie kind of guy. Those two people loved being parents and were an incredible team together. My Mother cheerfully survived daily life and accomplished everything she set out to do, all with a cracked spine from age 5, blindness by age 30, RA, cancer, several AutoImmune Diseases, and finally Dementia at 79. Pain was her constant companion and you would never know it. That beautiful woman taught me to love deeply, but also to suffer well. She never took my happiness away because she was in pain. She had cultivated skills for toughness, and taught them to me. Living with her love as well as her pain got me very connected to my own body and to health. I wanted to heal her, and I didn't want to suffer like that. I have had my own health journey with Lyme Disease, and have done a lot of trauma recovery work as well, so I can relate viscerally and empathetically to those I work with, and I am a living testament to the fact that healing the body and nervous system is totally possible. I carry the love my folks taught me, the compassion that pain and suffering brings, and a voraciousness for research to my coaching practice. I help my clients develop skills to manage the tough parts of life, and cultivate more sustained energy, resilience, and overall health so they can bring more good things to the world!