Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
It took me nearly 25 years to realize it but essentially growing up on a farm taught me everything I needed to know about human health and wellbeing. As a Wisconsin born and raised now expat to Scotland, I’m a health coach who works at the intersection of functional medicine and regenerative agriculture.
What this means is that nature’s ecosystem blueprint for growth and health helps us identify our own “why” for our own growth and health. As we know, our health is directly tied to the foods we eat, which actually means that the farm is where our health comes from, and that the health of our world’s soil has a direct impact on the health of the world’s citizens.
As a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, I facilitate spaces for people to move back to health and wholeness through a reconciliation process with the Earth and with the generations who brought them forth. The functional medicine approach to health coaching is a whole systems approach, where we use the stories and connections of your lifestyle to co-create an ecosystem for you to uniquely thrive within. Similarly to how farms and therefore soils thrive, it’s the connections that give us the greatest clues. So, instead of simply managing symptoms, we use our ecosystem tools such as nutrition, movement, stress reduction, sleep, and relationships to move you towards a right relationship with people, place, and yourself.
It’s my greatest joy to join folks along their journey towards health and wholeness, to be a guide in reconnecting them back to meaning and purpose.
Connection is Health.
Here's what we beleive.
Your health is not your own.
It has been gifted and given to you generationally through genetics, traditions, beliefs, and practices about health. It’s something you impart on those around you. And it is something you pay forward to future generations. We seek to steward it well.
Our bodies, minds, and spirits have a deep wisdom for us, calling us ever so gently.
It’s the voice calling you towards health and wholeness. It’s the voice that requires us to pause long enough to hear it and requires courage in order to follow it. We learn to listen for it.
The whole earth and everything in it takes its cues by rhythms.
The fields and the flowers, the seasons around us, and even the inner workings within us. When we step into the natural flow of that which is around us and within us, we move towards health and wholeness. We accept the cadence in these rhythms.
Healing is the most courageous, active posture we can assume.
When we heal our bodies, we heal our worlds. And the same happens in reverse. This kind of healing asks us for humility and hope, and both of these come through courage. We choose it and let it choose us.
How I Work
Not only can we maintain health, but we can become healthier through understanding our unique design and the environments we create. This usually means restoring ancestral ways of living that create greater health and well-being for humans and the ecosystems that we belong to. It begins with understanding how we live in right relationship with nature and how we see ourselves as inextricably connected to the earth.
Connection is Health. Let's connect.
Scotland, but anywhere thanks to the internet