Food was my safety blanket and my best friend. I would eat to escape, day after day, filling myself with so much dark chocolate trying to numb the pain of how stressful and overwhelming I found my life to be.
I was trying to fill a deep hole within myself.
I carried this burden, my issues with food, as a secret for over 20 years of my life.
On the outside, I had it all. The career. The house. Loving relationship.
But on the inside, I was falling apart.
I had spent decades swallowing my stress, anxiety, and overwhelm.
Any issues that arose, I pushed it down with food.
My body was a box for my silent suffering.
Food made me numb.
Food made me forget.
Food was the only thing that made the voices in my head stop.
But no matter how much I ate, I always felt so empty inside.
Then, it finally became clear to me that no amount of food would ever fill that hole.
While I didn’t have 100’s of pounds to lose, I knew that I couldn’t keep doing this.
Most of all, I didn’t want to.
I knew I wasn’t put on this planet to fight with food. I saw so clearly how my emotional eating was wasting my precious time and energy. I knew I was made for so much more in this lifetime…but my emotional eating was holding me back.
I wanted to be free.
That meant I had to get to the root of the problem.
That’s when I committed to investigating every nook and cranny of my compulsive, habitual behavior with food: the physical, the mental, the emotional, and even the spiritual.
From over 10+ years of research, specifically in the Psychology Of Eating, I found answers, developed tools, and put a process in place that gave birth to what is now Escape From Emotional Eating!
This is what set me free.
Now, I haven’t overeaten in over 4 years. I can now say I am 100% free from my compulsions with food. Even saying that feels like a bold claim compared to how I used to feel, but I can honestly say I don’t feel compulsive around food anymore. Food is fuel to me – a nourishing asset in my life.
My body is a sacred vessel, and I treat her as such. I trust her. I love her. I honor her, especially when she’s satiated. I no longer push her to unhealthy extremes with food, work or exhaustion.
I AM FREE.
Background and Training
It’s my personal journey and my willingness to share every bit about my vulnerability, that makes the most difference in the work I do and the results I get with my clients. While I’ve been doing this work for the last 10 years, I’ve worked with thousands of women, and my experience is wide yet deep, here are few more specifics about my training and background.
My first professional entrance into the coaching industry was when I received my certification as a Certified Holistic Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in 2011. At the same time, I started intensively studying the Psychology of Eating and received another certification. This started what would turn into spending the next decade deepening this study, research, and eventually, discovering the 4 Roots Of Emotional Eating™. In 2012, I received my certification in Neurolinguistic Programming & Transformational Coaching. In 2020, I completed my study of the Psychology of Happiness at Yale University.
On top of this, I am deeply committed to continuing my personal growth and transformation (just like my clients are to theirs). For the last 11 years (yep, even before I officially started this work), I have continued working with and investing in the best teachers and mentors.