I truly believe our health is meant to thrive – and it’s our job to provide the right environment. About 80 percent of health is within our control – risk factors that we have the power to overcome. You read that correctly – 80 percent of our health ailments stem from variables that we can influence! Yet our country is in the midst of an obesity epidemic, and while spending the most on healthcare, we have some of the worst health outcomes compared to other industrialized nations. I created Grow With Grace Wellness to empower and support those who are ready to take control of their health – to return to the ancestral wisdom that helped our species thrive before the age of industrialization – and to find balance, joy, and ease while building lifelong habits. We have four pillars to focus on when seeking greater balance in health: Sleep, Food, Movement, & Mind. There is no one prescription that works for everyone. You are unique, and so is your path. In our work together, we will build a holistic system, a way of thinking and being, that will naturally support your health and longevity goals.
I found balance on my own path to wellness after over a decade of struggling with a rare knee condition. After two surgeries, and handfuls of highly esteemed specialists, I felt discouraged and hopeless. I was told by many that my condition was incurable and required lifelong surgeries, and by others that I could heal myself with an herb, supplement, or insanely expensive alternative therapy. I felt intuitively that there had to be a missing link, a recipe of sorts that if done right, would restore balance in my body and help me to heal.
I spent years experimenting, researching, cooking, adjusting, and ultimately realizing that what helped me most wasn’t one particular diet, exercise, or supplement. Rather, a combination of lifestyle habits around sleep/rest, movement, food, and mindfulness resulted in big improvements in my health, and how my knee felt and performed. I realized that stress was making me sick, and while diet and exercise were key parts of improving my health, managing my stress had to become a top priority. I learned what it was like to actually feel good in my body and mind. I was also given something more important than any prescription: Hope.
Our bodies are intelligently and innately equipped to heal when given the right circumstances. My goal is to support you in creating your recipe for thriving health, and provide tools to help you Grow with Grace towards your healthiest life.