It is my honor to help anyone who struggles with finding balance in their life. I thrive on helping individuals achieve balance in a happy, healthy and stress-free way. Simple, easy and effective is my moto. Because You Can……
My name is Judy and I am the mother of two amazing young-adult women (Kristen and Kellie) and married to my soul mate (Mike). In our early married life Mike and I both struggled with health issues, weight problems and both worked 60+ hours a week at our demanding jobs. It felt like we were on this big rocket ship and someone else was pushing the controls. We ate out a lot, and exercising just did not seem to find its place in our crazy, hectic schedules.
As you might expect, our unhealthy habits finally took a very serious toll on my body. After months and I mean MONTHS of many doctor visits with no answers and alot of frustration, it was finally confirmed I had developed an autoimmune condition. This was many years ago and there was not a lot of information out there on what an autoimmune condition was. All I remember was being really scared. Now what?
Here is where the really sad story starts. There was only TWO options according to the doctor. I can still remember the day clearly. Option 1- Start self-injecting a seriously intense medication (methotrexate) every week
Option 2- Do nothing and be in a wheelchair by the age 40!!! (I was 34 at the time) This decision was not easy but it did not take us long. I was too young and too scared to even think about being in a wheelchair the rest of my life. We picked option 1 (sadly nutrition was not a word that was even discussed). I did this for about 3 months and indeed my joints felt better, not great but better but at what costs????? I hated self-injecting myself, I hated the way it made me feel and I hated the control it took over my life. I could not keep doing this. I knew something had to change. I can remember this day like it was yesterday. I was injecting the yellow sappy looking medicine into my hip and I just had an AHA moment and said out loud “NO MORE”! It was that day that I decided to put myself in the driver seat and NEVER give anyone or anything control over my health again. I went into full research mode- it was game-on time.
Hence our healthy living journey began. There were ups and downs and lots of inbetweens but the good news was there were way more ups than anything and that was enough to make me a believer. I did not know all of the answers then and I do not know the all answers now but what I do know is that you have to start somewhere. You have to decide it’s time to take charge. One of the first things I teach my clients is to tune into their own bodies. Our bodies are always talking to us but we just forget to listen. We get caught up in all the internet noise that claim to have the answers or what worked for our neighbors and friends. Our bodies are all different and once we take the time to slow down and listen to the clues, we often find our answers. I do not care if you are trying to drop some pounds, clean up your diet, or reduce the stress in your life. What I want everyone to know is that YOU CAN GET THERE. There is no magic sauce. It takes patience, baby steps and tons of support but you can get there.
Today I am so thankful for the above health experience. It is this experience that has lead me down my current path. This path has led me to a whole new world that has served me well. My friends love to tease me. They call me “The Healthy Nut”! Learning does not have to be boring. I embrace each day with the attitude of living life to its fullest. I want to spend my time, laughing, loving and learning. I am excited to share what I have learned with each of you. I believe my background and life experiences have all happened for a reason. I would love the opportunity to help you discover a new path. Better health and balance is available to all of us. Sometimes we just need a little help to see the path. I would love to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with you to see if we would be a good match to work together. Please reach out to me with the contact form to schedule a free 15 minute call.
You CAN achieve optimal health. Let me guide you.
Continuing education is so important in the world of wellness. Each day we are discovering something new that can help us create the longevity and balance we all want in our life. I am a learning junkie. I really believe learning is the cornerstone of living. My practice is built around the idea that each client is an individual. This means that every individual will have different needs and react differently to specific protocols. It is because of this I will continue to be a learning junkie.
You have my guarantee this list will never stop building.
My education and certifications include:
- Bachelors in Social Work
- Masters in Counseling
- Credentialed Education Counselor
- Certified Health & Wellness Counselor
- Certification as a Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher
- Certified Master Clinical Aromatherapist
- Certified Gluten Practitioner
- Spirit Junkie Masterclass Level I Training Gabrielle Bernstein
Course work in:
- Emotional Eating
- Mindfulness Meditation
- The Art of Meditation
- Ayurvedic Living
- SuperLife Nutrition
- Thyroid Balance
- Holistic Natural Living
- Pet Aromatherapy
This one is very simple. If you go all in I will always meet you there. When I take on a new client who is determined to reach a goal I will do everything and I mean everything I can to help them reach that goal. I am 100% committed to my clients. I will never stop encouraging, teaching and guiding you as long as you show up. I thrive on helping my clients achieve their goals. Seeing my clients discover their passion, strength and true inward self is what my joy is all about.
Private Training & Online Meditation Courses
If you want to learn to meditate I can guide you through private one on one coaching or my various online self paced eCourses
Teaching people how to eat healthy is one of my favorite things to do. Let me show you how easy and effective clean eating can be.
Life Style Guidance
If you are feeling stuck or just need a little help getting to your next level lets work together and make this magic happen