The Most Elegant Prescription is at the End of your Fork!
"One of the reasons I think people take my recommendation of your services seriously is that I tell them that we work TOGETHER. You don't "tell me what to do." I listen to my body and have developed a much better relationship with it because of the work you and I do. Remember, we have "metrics" - quitting smoking and losing the weight - but the main reason I called you in the first place was that I wanted to FEEL BETTER. I almost gave up on the no dairy thing, by the way and am now glad I didn't, but it is the fact that I knew you were listening to me that allowed me to trust you enough to do this! Thanks!" Terri Harris , San Francisco, California
"Dearest Beth, I need to write this letter to tell you how much I appreciate your help this last 16 months. I was hell bent on gracefully navigating this transition from an abusive marriage that I was afraid to leave, to a joyful, calm and gracious single life. You taught—or reminded me how capable I am. Because of you and almost without too many melt downs I am in love (add the explicative of choice here) with my life. I would highly recommend you to anyone who needs to be reminded how life can be if you remember, “Something inside me knows how to do this.”—Paul Williams. This has been my mantra since I heard him speak these words. You showed me that it is possible and probable to achieve. You may share my words with anyone who needs your presence in their life. You are a gift."
Write on, Maggy Brown, Writer, illustrator, blogger and accidental mentor. March, 2016
Together we'll create: A state of mind having nothing to do with size, but everything to do with health! Losing the weight that you want to lose is only one of the results and only if you want it to be!
A juicily passionate and sensuously rich state of being that leaves you completely alive and ready for anything!
Sustenance for your body, nurturing for your soul and a wonderful way to connect deeply with your family and friends!
The ability to give yourself the blessing to taste, use and enjoy whatever you'd like, indulge yourself and love the results while denying yourself nothing, choosing only what you truly desire from the freshest and most compassionate sources.
Have you ever received good advice that made sense but that you were unable to follow? Has your doctor ever recommended a lifestyle change that you found valuable yet unsustainable? Have you ever wanted something different for your life, but found you couldn’t achieve it alone? When was the last time that you tried to create your life as a work of art and had the caring support to do so? Come sit at my table for awhile and let yourself see the what I see. There's nothing keeping you from having the life that you've always wanted! Let's make room for "impossible" to be cast aside and see what happens!
I learned to cook when my mother went back to work. Everyday when I got home from school (I was 11 at the time) my mother would call and she'd say, "take the leg of lamb out of the refrigerator" and then teach me to prepare it over the phone. She was able to be descriptive in a way that was actually better than if she'd shown me herself and because I was doing all of the work, I learned to cook very well.
She was patient, a very good teacher and she taught me not only the basics of cooking, but because she really understood food, she was able to teach me to use what I'd learned from her to create delicious food that was healing and full of love. It is a joy to pass on what I learned to you. I love to teach others in just the same way that she taught me... over the phone! If you've got an smartphone, tablet and/or access to Skype I will happily arrange a time to "come into your home" and play with you in your kitchen!
My love for food really has grown over the years and I embrace the concept of home cooked food as our very best medicine! Most people discover the benefits of traditional folk herbalism and other botanical treatments when they discover that they have a serious illness or feel as if they've been given up on or fallen through the cracks of the traditional allopathic system. What's missing from more conventional treatment? More than likely a healthy dose of Vitamin L or that which I call the "Art of putting love into your food!" Herbs and specific foods can be used to support the healing process by nurturing and nourishing the whole being and simple yet powerful lifestyle changes can make all the difference in how you see the world around you. I will teach you how to promote healing through the preparation of exquisite yet healthy foods. Food really does matter.. truly, the most elegant prescription is the one found at the end of your fork!
Holistic Health Coaches are knowledgeable advisors who provide ongoing support, nurturing and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness. As your Coach, I will listen carefully and help you to navigate the world of contradictory nutrition and lifestyle advice to determine what changes are necessary for you.
This is not a crunchy granola vegan diet though..it's a glorious gorgeous, seductively beautiful whole foods, whole body lifestyle. Eat out in fancy restaurants or diners? No problem! You'll learn how! The only thing that we won't be eating is fast food but if you wanted that, you probably wouldn't be reading this.
I'm a devoted foodie and I never thought that I could do this, but the changes that I've noticed in my health and my body over the years are continuously keeping me inspired! This program is a result of my passion to bring to you some damn good recipes and ideas for creating a lifestyle change that's really healthy as well as seductive and wonderful.
I use the term "seductive because I want to entice you into trying something new! I know that as you embrace a healthier, sexier and fully expressed way of living that you'll drag everyone you know right along with you! I can't think of anything better than a healthy, delicious and fully expressed world!
Because your program is tailored specifically for you, it will radically improve your capacity to experience ongoing health and happiness. Together, we will explore the goals and concerns specific to your life and your body and we'll discover the tools you need to create lifetime of balance , health and happiness.
Why don't we ~ Set and accomplish goals in a way that is empowering and exciting for you Create a vision board and mind-map for your life and health....Work to achieve and maintain your ideal weight if that is your desire....Understand and reduce your cravings....Create an overall image for yourself and your home that you love through color , style, art, music and fashion.....Increase your energy levels & feel great no matter your age....Feel Great Naked ....Learn about new foods and how you can easily incorporate them into your lifestyle...Improve your personal relationship with food....Learn to grow some of your own foods if you've got the desire to do so...Create an abundance of work that you love...Cleanse yourself of the toxic relationships that you've drawn into your life and learn instead how to generate the kind of passionate, loving relationships with your family, friends..Turn your partner into your Soulmate..Discover the confidence to create the life that you truly want!
Most approaches to nutrition dwell on calories, carbs, fats, proteins. Most approaches to lifestyle change dwell on fixing what's wrong and for me, that has always seemed backwards. Instead of creating lists of restrictions, things to change and good and bad foods, I coach my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline. We'll start from a place of celebration for what has been and end with even more joy. Don't forget that gorgeous eyes, skin, hair and nails are always created from the inside out, not the other way around! So is a positive attitude that will manifest even more than your hearts desire! Regardless of your age I'll show you a path towards glowing skin, gorgeous hair and a sparkle in your eyes that will have you looking and feeling sexy, happy and passionate for the rest of your life! I've developed a blueprint for living that can be completely unique to each of my clients, yet supports health, happiness and beauty.
No one lifestyle works for everyone. I will guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support you. I will also teach you to make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your current and future health and lifestyle goals.
Bio-Hacking Your Menopause and More!
I've used this same philosophy for many years now to thrive through all the way through menopause! If that's where you find yourself, I can help you sail right through it too!
If you're anything like me, symptoms of peri/menopause took you totally by surprise! What are those hot flashes? That moodiness? The fatigue? The feeling that if your head weren't attached to your neck that you'd lose it?
I remember being in North Carolina on a family vacation when it occurred to me that it wasn't business as usual and in that moment I took control of my menopause instead of letting it control me! I spent years discovering the foods to eat, lifestyle changes and the herbal,vitamin and mineral supplements to take that kept me from having to rely on traditional hormone replacement therapy. I became a real biohacker....Someone who spent years really looking at what was making their body tick and learning everything that I could about making the changes that would bring me the most balance through a personal recipe of nutritional , medical , philosophical studies and because I'm truly a geek, the use of the latest technologies!
I made the choice to turn menopause into one of the sexiest and most satisfying times of my life and you can too! My 50's are better than my 30's ever were..no question! I look and feel better at 54 than I ever did at 24 ! I'm not saying that it was always easy because it required some very hard work and more than a little courage on my part, but it was worth it! Just ask my husband who was really patient and kind through the whole process once he understood what was really going on!
So you can trust me when I say that all of those old wives tales about menopause are simply tales! Goodbye mercy sex! When we're done you'll want to flirt more, love more , hug more and trust me, sex IS even better than before because you will learn to get comfortable enough to express what you really want in bed. You stop putting up with what you don't want and start having a life you love filled to the brim with the vitality and sensuality you deserve.
Doesn't that sound like fun?
One of the things that I learned in my journey is that you've got to know where to look for help and that starts with getting clear about how you're feeling about things. You're not alone here so don't be afraid to ask for help.
Choose the courage to take the first step... Call me and you have my promise that you'll never regret it!
To be clear, you're not crazy...your sex drive did just disappear overnight and your hair is probably getting thinner. Yes, that's teenage acne and I know that you're in your 40s! That muffin top around your middle that no diet in the world has gotten rid of? You're not lazy...your cortisol levels are probably out of balance. I can promise you that you probably don't hate your husband, but maybe you've got an inbalance of estrogen or a sluggish thyroid! You haven't had a good nights sleep in months? Lets take a look at your cortisol levels, your blood sugar and melatonin. Sex hurts? You've got aching joints? Serious crabbiness & drastic mood swings? 95 percent of the time the answers to these problems can be found in your lab work and once we have those answers, the solutions can be as easy as some very simple nutritional and lifestyle changes. I'm living proof that you can get all of your vitality back and more without necessarily having to submit to hormone replacement therapy in your 40's or birth control pills in your 50's ! I even had my gynecologist ask me why I thought I needed him, but that's why he's my Dr....
As a result of my personal journey through hormonal hell, I was led to Dr. Sara Gottfried's book "The Hormone Cure" and after loving what I read and practicing her protocols on myself, I chose to become trained to coach her methodologies so that I could add these brilliant techniques to what I already knew about creating optimal hormone balance through primary food and wellness management.
So here's what I know. From your first to your last period, there are unique challenges that all of us will face and you shouldn't have to do it alone.
I can help you and if I can't , I'll know where to send you so that you can get the knowledgable medical help that you seek and then I will work hand in hand with your Doctor to make sure that you get the support that you need. Believe it or not, most of these complaints can be addressed through simple lifestyle changes. Like I said, I'm living proof! If not, there are physicians who will be happy to help you heal without making you feel like an idiot. I'll give you ask all of the right questions to ask, so we get you all of the right answers!
Your 3 month program includes:
4- 30 minute sessions per month with e-mail and text support between sessions-Healthy and sophisticated recipes that are completely delicious yet simple to prepare - Guided meditations and breathing exercises for health , creativity and wellness - Healthy cooking basics, label reading and understanding and using seasonal produce! - Coaching and support to help you make the dietary and lifestyle changes you want - Simple but informative handouts that will increase your nutrition and lifestyle knowledge - Access to my monthly newsletter with the latest health , food and tips and recipes - My personal commitment to your health and success -Two 30 minute Distance Reiki healing sessions if you wish them!
When you contact me I will also take a detailed health history from you, which will contain any prescriptions that you are currently taking , your dietary habits and how you exercise. This will also include multi-generational family history, food choices past and present and your past and present health and life concerns. During our initial consultation we will discuss and create together a lifestyle plan that will possibly include specific whole foods, herbs and spices, herbal supplements, teas, essential oils, flower essences and other holistic support.
I hope you'll decide that Holistic Health Coaching is right for you and I invite you to schedule a free initial consultation with me. During this session, we will discuss your health and lifestyle to determine how I can best support you in achieving your goals.