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I have been a registered nurse for over 30 years. Early in my career I noticed that there was a major gap in the care delivered in hospitals and that gap was prevention. People would come into the hospital, get repaired and go home, usually without much communication or education about what caused their illness and how it could be prevented in the future.

This has changed somewhat in recent years, but still interventions are not always at the least invasive and most effective level. Small annoying symptoms are ignored until they become big diagnosable illnesses or diseases. We take things like insomnia, fatigue, joint pain, headaches, indigestion, and bloating as normal or easily fixable with a pill, when actually they are symptoms that something is wrong and we need to pay attention, find the cause, and fix the problem before it becomes big.

It is not inevitable that just because your mother or grandmother was a diabetic or had a constantly runny nose or high blood pressure that you have to too. We now know that many of our chronic diseases are lifestyle related and are preventable with lifestyle changes.

And change doesn’t always come easy, that’s where I come in.

I can help you figure out what to change and where to start.

It’s not painful. It’s liberating, it’s empowering, and you’ll look and feel better.

When I work with people, I talk to them, usually over the phone, about their health—we talk about what they would like to improve. We work together to decide the best way to get there.

If you want to look and feel better, keep up with your kids or grandkids, minimize aches and pains, whittle off that spare tire, or just age better (without pills or potions) I can help you.

What qualifies me to help you? Here's a run-down of my education and experience:

-Currently studying Functional Medicine at the School of Applied Functional Medicine
-Three years as a Health Coach
-Twenty years as a registered nurse in hospitals, on a variety of specialty units
-A Master's degree in Psychosocial Nursing/Stress Management from University of Washington
-Several years as a nurse educator in hospitals and baccalaureate nursing programs
-A Doctor in Nursing Practice degree majoring in Integrative Health and Healing, minoring in Health Coaching from University of Minnesota