It's so exciting that you found my page. Whether by accident or by curiosity, I hope that sharing my background will inspire you to start taking steps to upgrade your life and live your life to its fullest capacity.
My life is shaped around my upbringing. My mom and grandmas might have a hard time believing this because of the health nut I've turned into! They don't realize the effect they've had on my life and my health coaching career. It's about the nostalgic feeling of how life use to be. I close my eyes and it only takes a second to be standing at my old farm house watching my dad come in from chores. My mom is standing behind the kitchen counter serving home-cooked food to a bunch of hungry farmers and us kids. There were always fresh bars and cookies coming out of the oven for after meals and as an after school snack. Growing up I never remember the adults in my life dieting or exercising at fitness centers. When my family got together every Sunday at Grandma's house everyone was running around playing outside. We ate a meal contributed by all that was cooked with life and love. After school or during summer vacations when my siblings and I were miss behaving or had too much energy, my mom would take us outside and turn the sprinkler on for us to run through. During the cold winter nights we danced in the living room with the stereo blasting, jumping on furniture, and giggling until we had to go to bed.
Where has this energy gone today? Home cooked meals are being replaced with take-out and other processed box meals. Playing outside with friends and family is being replaced with computers and sedentary activities. Because of this, weight has become a huge health issue. Adults are too busy and kids don't play. Adults now have to rely on the next diet breakthrough and 24 hour fitness industry. They worry more about how outsiders see them rather than how they feel inside. It's an endless cycle. Again, where has the energy gone?
I am inspired to help people upgrade their lives, to find their inner self and create an amazing relationship with food. Food that nourishes their lives and feeds their souls.
Don't get me wrong, I love to instruct indoor cycling classes, go for long runs with my mom, and take yoga with my sister. But I now eat healthier than ever because food is my medicine and there is no alternative. I know that the food I put in my belly, whether an apple or a cookie, won't satisfy me unless my relationships, career, spirituality, and physical activity are up to par. I cook with love and passion just as my mom and grandmas do. Eat good to feel good to live good.
In good health,
"I would recommend Emily to anyone who feels that they are just not their best self. Many traditional health coaches focus only on diet and exercise, but there are so many more factors that can affect the way you feel. Emily can help you uncover other areas that need improvement and give you the tools to succeed."
"My top three goals upon starting the 6-month program were Improving upon low energy, poor eating habits, and weight. Emily was able to help me work toward these goals by introducing new healthy food options to my diet. One of them being grain bowls which satisfied my "hot lunch" need but kept me full and gave me energy rather than bogging me down. She helped me discover another reason why I was feeling so rundown., which was stress, especially related to my job. Time management, and learning how to say no to clients helped me feel more in control of my schedule so I could make free time for self care."
"The biggest tangible change I have noticed since beginning the program has been MORE ENERGY! Before meeting Emily I would want to sleep in and take naps all the time. I was feeling like I could fall asleep at my desk at work. So many things helped me achieve feeling more energetic. Kicking fast food and giant coffees, plus adding in more healthy foods and movement have helped me as well...
...Having more energy is so significant because it is helping me achieve goals I never thought I could. Emily helped me get a jump start on my goal of someday have my own business. She not only believed in me, but gave me the tools and direction to get started."
"As a diabetic, I knew I needed to change some lifestyle habits, and Emily helped me by simply listening, making suggestions, answering many questions, and helping me establish goals."
"I have a clearer picture on how to beat diabetes, there is less foggy gray area."
"The most significant overall change I have noticed has been working exercise into my daily regimen and how important it is to quit soda."
"I would describe Emily as very patient, calm, intelligent, understanding, and knowledgeable coach who knows what needs to be done!"
"Emily was able to help me work toward these goals by: Suggesting I commit to a 3 week cleanse to enhance the changes I had already made to my diet and exercise routine. She introduced me to quinoa which has been a life changer in our diet staples!"
"The biggest tangible change I have noticed since beginning the program has been: my overall cholesterol number was down from 219 to 185"
"The most significant overall change I have noticed has been: I’m sleeping more soundly and have more energy throughout the day."
"I would recommend Emily to: anyone who wants to live a more full and happy life. Every day in our life is a gift. Let Emily help you enjoy that gift through a healthy body and mind!"
"Emily has a wealth of knowledge and resources to enable you to make good choices in regards to your overall health and well-being. Even if you think you’re already doing everything right there’s always more to learn! Let Emily teach you how to treat your body right!"
"Emily was able to help me work toward my goals of being more social, happy, and healthy by being a guide and being there as a friend to let me know that it's ok to be selfish and do what makes you happy. You don't have to just settle because it's comfortable."
"The biggest tangible change I have noticed since beginning my program has been my social life- I have always been timid in going out and meeting people and making new friends. Now I am quick to go make new friends and go out and have fun!"
"The most significant overall challenge have noticed has been that I am happy. I have been struggling with depression and now the medication that I am on for that I don't need on a daily basis which makes me happy."
"I would describe Emily as a great friend for life. She is great to talk with and very understanding. She gives that extra push of help without pushing too hard before you are ready. She is always there to help you through all struggles that may come along in life."
"I would recommend Emily to everyone that is looking for that extra boost in confidence and support. She is very knowledgeable and ready to help."
"With everything that Emily knows, the biggest thing for me is she, in some way, gave me the confidence to just be me and helped me through and showed me what was holding me back."
"Emily was able to help me work toward my goals of finding purpose, losing weight, and improving my relationships. I journaled because I wanted to, talked through my feelings, developed my own eating plan, was able to up my exercise routine, and think through my relationships."
"Since beginning my program I have noticed the change in my contentment and I am in better physical and mental health."
"I would describe Emily as caring and smart and a great example!"
"I would describe Emily as caring and smart and a great example!"
I received my training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program.
During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
As well as health coaching certification I am certified in Indoor Cycling and enjoy helping people learn to run!