I began my healing journey after suffering from gut and mental health issues for over a decade. I saw doctor after doctor, who continued to prescribe me medications instead of identifying the root causes of my symptoms.
After crying in more doctor parking lots than I can remember, I decided to take my health into my own hands. I knew that I was disconnected from my body, my true self, and what I wanted in life. And, although I was feeling overwhelmed, lonely, and directionless, I also knew deep down that I had the ability to heal.
After so many years battling chronic depression, anxiety, leaky gut, bloating, food sensitivities, and debilitating brain fog, it became my only goal to feel good in my body.
So, I did a complete overhaul of my life: I started slowing down, working on a farm, and managing my stress. I began learning about food as medicine and how to heal from the inside out via diet and lifestyle changes. I also found an incredible functional medicine provider who helped me to understand my symptoms from a whole-body approach to wellness.
These days, I continue to be committed to my health because I know what it feels like to not have it. Healing is just as much an emotional journey as it is a physical one, and I had a lot of work to do around learning to love, trust, and respect myself and my body. It's a life-long process and one that has led me to the work I'm most passionate about today.