I’m Erin, a foodie turned health foodie, mother of three, globetrotter, certified EYT-500 hour yoga teacher and a believer in the mind body approach and extreme self care. I’m also a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, Integrative Nutritionalist and a Desire Map Licensee.
My Should Life
I spent years living a “should” life. Giving in a little here, a little there. Chronically over pleasing. Over time I realized I wasn’t living life on my terms. I pushed things away to avoid conflict. My relationships needed an overhaul, my kids were happily growing up and leaving home, my parents were getting old and sick, my career was stagnant. Things were changing in every area of my life yet I was swimming hard upstream against it.
This inner turmoil significantly contributed to an autoimmune condition. Knowing now that I have Hashimoto Disease I see the irony of how I turned on myself. Over time my life got so out of balance that my own body started attacking itself.
Beside going gluten free and committing to a lifetime of thyroid medication, I didn’t know how to heal myself. I decided to get to work and figure things out myself. I learned everything I could about autoimmune diseases. I studied nutrition, gut health, hormone balance and employed mind body connections like more yoga, more meditation, more rest. For the first time in my life I put myself at the top of the list and made some major life changes.
My Now Life
I became a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC). I immersed myself in the Functional Nutrition Alliance with Andrea Nakayama. I enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques and innovative coaching methods with some of the worlds top health and wellness experts like Mark Hyman, Frank Lipton, Andrew Weil and Christine Northrup. I hacked my DNA to discover root causes. I was determined to discover my body’s unique triggers and find the keys to the healthy and happy life I want to live.
I believe life make overs are doable and encouraged! Sometimes the end of the rope is often the most beautiful turning point. The keys are hidden within and on your terms I’ll help you find your best self.
What’s your mantra? Healthy, Happy, Hip. Let’s do this!