An entrepreneur, athlete, health coach and Maine native committed to daily, healthy practices of Mindfulness, Exercise, Nutrition and Adventure. I do it all for the inspiration, the nourishment and the love!
One of the things I'm often asked is...
"How did you go from professional climbing guide to health coach?"
I have been climbing and guiding mountain adventures for half my life until the busy professional, demanding lifestyle just about broke me. One morning I woke up with an illness that nearly wiped out my immune system and kept me in and out of the hospital for six months.
I had been living off refined sugar, processed food and too much caffeine. My body had endured so much inflammation and oxidative stress that my immune system could no longer perform it's job. Modern medicine did not work and I was out of work for six months. The struggle was real. I needed a solution that would fix the roots of my problem rather than treat my symptoms.
The solution was a whole food diet - real medicine - that improved the quality of my blood, which strengthened my immune system and decreased inflammation and oxidative stress. Now I feel stronger, faster, sharper and more energetic. Today I run ultra-marathons, marathons, 5K's, and climb more challenging rock and ice routes than my twenties. I do not get injured or sick, and my immune system performs at a high level.
I developed a healthy and sustainable lifestyle that fits my busy professional life. The tenets of that lifestyle are Mindfulness, Exercise, Nutrition and Adventure. This inspired me to help others too. So I enrolled into the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and became a certified Health Coach.
With a little dreaming, visioning and support I believe that anything is possible. My passion for the reverent outdoors has inspired my every move in life. I believe that building a close connection with whole food, lasting relationships and the environment, is among the greatest gifts that life can bestow upon us. My lifestyle revolves around this gift. My life's purpose is to help you dream big and to guide you towards the healthiest version of you too.
Check out my Health page to learn more about Health Coaching services and check out my Adventurespage to learn more about climbing and hiking in Maine. The Blog is all about my lifestyle: the inspiration, the nourishment and the love that I want to share with you. Lastly, check out the social media below for exciting photos and videos!