I believe healers and changemakers should be supported in transforming their own lives, too.
I see you: you’re spending so much time and energy giving to others that you have little left for yourself.
You have a lot on your plate and harbor a deep desire to do good in the world—but you know the way you’ve been operating up until now just won’t work going forward.
You’re ready to make a change so that you can…
…Shift from “fixing” people to preventing illness and facilitating healing
…Find a sustainable way to be an activist in a world that’s deeply wounded
…Take care of yourself, even when the needs of your work, your family, and your community feel overwhelming
…Honor your values in the system you’re in
…Take a more integrative, holistic approach to healing and activism
I help you to take a step back from the chaos of everyday life, so that you can see the choices you do have more clearly.
What brought me here
My journey to coaching, essential oils, and the world of integrative medicine is deeply personal.
I spent much of my childhood in the hospital, having over a dozen surgeries by the time I was 21. Western medicine was literally life-saving and life-changing for me.
But as I got older, I realized that although Western medicine had no doubt fixed me, it hadn’t healed me. In many ways, it had left me deeply wounded. I craved healing – and I knew that somehow, my own healing was inseparably connected from the healing of the world around me.
My late 20s saw me heading over to the local community college after work to the classes that would qualify me to apply to nursing school. I wanted to change the health care system from the inside out: armed with the enthusiasm and dedication of a young activist, I knocked out chemistry, anatomy, microbiology, and statistics one semester at a time. I was sure that nursing was my path, and I was ready to make a difference.
In 2011, in the midst of applying to nursing school, I signed up for an integrative health coach training on an intuitive hunch. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, and no concept that coaching could be a “real” career.
But I immediately fell in love with coaching, and realized that it was an incredibly powerful healing modality—one that was distinctly different from anything else I had ever experienced.
I decided not to go to nursing school – it turns out that life had other plans for me. But I’ve developed a deep appreciation for the specific challenges that health care workers and social justice advocates are faced with every day. I’ve faced many of these challenges myself in my work in global health nonprofits and a university-based medical clinic.
The work environment in many clinical and nonprofit settings can easily lead to you feeling drained, depleted, disillusioned, and out of touch with your true values.
That’s why I’ve made it my mission to support healers and activists—those who want to do good in the world without sacrificing their ability to take care of themselves and others in a sustainable, holistic way.
Does this sound like a good fit for you? Learn how to work with me here.
More about me
I’m intuitive, empathetic, and prone to deep conversations with people I barely know. I’m terrible at small talk, and love connecting to what’s most important and meaningful about others right away—people often tell me that I really see them.
My coaching philosophy is that we find joy, healing, and freedom when we bring the practical aspects of our lives into alignment with our core values – this philosophy guides both my personal life and my work with clients.
In March 2016, I became a mother to boy/girl twins. Motherhood continues to profoundly reshape me, and has given this work new meaning: I understand now, more than ever, the importance of healers and activists in the world we’re asking our children to call home.
And over the past few years, I’ve fallen in love with plant medicine: I believe that connecting with the wisdom of nature is radically healing, a potent tool for both personal transformation and community healing. Aromatherapy is a meaningful part of my daily routine, and I’m learning more about herbal medicine every day.
- Certified Integrative Health Coach, Duke Integrative Medicine (2011-2013)
- Certified Yoga Instructor, 200-hour YTT, Carolina Yoga Company (2012-2013)
- Reiki I/II, Virginia Center for Reiki Training (2011)
- BA, Religious Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill (2006)