Hi! I'm Julie.
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Do you love your life?
Do you feel like you’re flourishing…or floundering?
Do you get through the tasks of the day, but don’t feel happy, fulfilled, or energetic enough to do the things you love?
If that’s you, I hear you. That is where I was a few years ago.
On the outside, I looked like I was healthy and happy. But on the inside, you would see a woman who was exhausted, full of self-doubt, and couldn’t wait to go to sleep at night to numb the desires and dreams I couldn’t muster the energy for.
Then, in 2009, my husband was diagnosed with cancer. It came as a shock to us because we ate pretty healthfully…I mean, at least as healthy as the next typical American family! After 21 months of fighting for survival, his heart gave out from all of the chemo and radiation it had endured. He was only 35 years old.
That was a pivotal moment in my life. I realized that life is too short to play small and I saw this tragedy as a wake up call. I knew I really wanted to make a difference in the life of others and I knew health was interesting to me, but I wasn’t able to put the puzzle pieces together to create a passionate new life direction.
I began trying all types of diets, 30-day challenges and exercise programs. At first, I seemed to be doing well. I lost weight, got toned and felt good about my appearance. People would compliment me on my looks. But after a couple of years of marathon training, chronic stress, inadequately dealing with my grief, and figuring out who I was as a single (and single parent), I hit rock bottom with my health… despite a healthy and nourishing diet.
No one would know it to look at me, but on the inside my body was breaking down. I developed leaky gut, extreme bloating and digestive issues, insomnia, adrenal fatigue, depression, brain fog and unfocused thinking, emotional tidal waves and the smallest thing would cause my stress to go through the roof. I was embarrassed to eat out with others because eating was so painful that it was difficult to focus on conversation.
My Happy Ending…
The biggest shift for me on my health journey happened when I stopped trying to do so much. Instead of beating myself up physically, I started listening to my body. And what she told me is that she needed more rest and respect. I learned that the diet and exercise programs were never about me. None of them were designed for my unique body. And it wasn’t until I started focusing on what was right for me emotionally and physically that I began to experience true health and happiness in my body, my spiritual life, my relationships and my work.
In 2015, God brought my wonderful husband Tyler into my life. We were married in 2016 and I am loving my new blended family of five children, a small herd of Scottish Highland cows, chickens, and our dog Thor.
I can honestly say I love my life and I love and appreciate my body. What an amazing and freeing feeling this is.
I am passionate (and I mean super duper interested and excited!) about helping others create greater health and wellness. I’ve spent countless hours researching health. It is one of the things I do that never feels like work and is always rewarding. And this means you don’t have to spend hours and hours of your own time researching to get great results.
I’ve already done the work for you! I make the process of creating better health easy and fun, and make sure it fits YOU and YOUR LIFE. You can spend time doing the things you love while becoming a happier, healthier you! After all, what good is a program that isn’t sustainable?
I hold the following values for my clients…
You are beautiful
You already possess all you need to achieve your goals
You are the greatest expert on your health
God made you with a specific purpose
With me as your health coach, you will never feel like you are being molded into a program or practice. The coaching experience is about YOU. It is about creating your optimum health to be at your best in all the areas of your life. My vision is to help you experience the most vibrant, healthy version of yourself.
And then…look out world! Because you will be unstoppable.
Here's to your TRUE Health!