Hi!! My name is Cary and I’m a Health and Wellness Coach working toward a certification in Functional Medicine. I am a practicing lawyer, mother and wife.
I came to health coaching through my own personal health struggles. I have Hashimoto’s (autoimmune thyroid disease) and had half of my thyroid removed just after our honeymoon. Fertility struggles and miscarriages resulted in a shocking Type II Diabetes diagnosis at 29. You see, I was young, thin, athletic and thought I ate pretty well. There is no history of diabetes in my family. I was wrecked.
Conventional wisdom said to eat balanced and stay active, but that I would eventually end up on insulin. Diabetes is thought to be “relentlessly progressive” – or so my doctor told me. I wouldn’t – I couldn’t – accept this.
I dove into research – conventional and unconventional – and changed my life forever. I cut out the crap and the processed carbs, I meditated, I exercised smarter. Two months later, I was pregnant with my son. I even PASSED the gestational diabetes challenge – completely unheard of.
Post-partum, I struggled with anxiety. I made all of his food, I worked full time, I breastfed for 12 months. It was a lot. I was so busy taking care of everyone else, that I didn’t take care of me!
Then we decided to try for number 2 and, again, struggled. Eventually, with the help of fertility treatments, I got pregnant with our little girl. No gestational diabetes again. I vowed to be vigilant with self-care in my second post-partum period. I focused on nutrient density in food. I delegated better and I focused on me so I could better focus on my family. Counter-intuitive? Whatever, it worked. You can’t pour from an empty cup, right?
So, here I am.
The foundation of wellness is not complicated. It’s not even disputed. We all know we should eat better, sleep more, exercise smarter and manage stress to be healthier. But if it’s so simple, why do we have chronic diseases of epidemic proportions plaguing us?
I aim to show you that wellness doesn’t have to be complicated. It just has to work – for YOU. Together, we can explore what your goals are and create a customized action plan to help you get there. And you’ll have an ally and guide every step of the way!