I’ve been a vegan for many years – back to when a vegan lifestyle was only for earth-loving hippies. Veganism has gained popularity over the past ten years or so. There is more awareness and education around the effects that factory farming has on our planet, as well as what’s going on with over-consumption and mass production. A lot has changed. Science is now supporting plant-based diets for optimal health, and Veganism has even been gaining popularity among athletes. As a vegan athlete myself, I often get asked common questions, such as: “How are you not anemic? How come you never get sick? Where do you get your protein? How do you have enough energy to run as much as you do?” I love this dialogue and being an example that contradicts the misconceptions that a plant-based diet can improve strength, performance and overall health.
I’m board certified as a holistic health practitioner and trained in more than 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts, leading researchers and nutrition authorities (Institute for Integrative Nutrition). And when it comes to plant-based health, I understand how beneficial this diet is for overall health and wellness, as well as improving recovering and optimizing performance. Plants are powerful and plants do it better. Following my passion and commitment to helping others, I thrive while helping people transition into and understand the benefits of a whole-food plant-based lifestyle.
I works with health nuts, athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, families and those interested in their long-term health. I'm a proponent of living authentically, developing mindfulness, following your dreams, and creating lasting healthy habits!
I love living a simple life with my husband, Erich and our six cats (all rescues) in Seattle area. We enjoy many spontaneous outdoor adventures together, like waking up early on the weekends for day hikes, paddling fast to catch the sunset in our canoe, playing golf 10 days straight, and training to summit tall mountains. We feel fortunate to have so many natural options around us in the Pacific Northwest, as well as our friendly neighbor, British Columbia, Canada.
What I Do
I am a holistic, plant-based health and nutrition coach with a strong background in plant-based health. Holistic simply means treating the "WHOLE" person. So my approach and role as a Holistic Health Coach is to focus on my client as a whole - bringing physical, emotional and spiritual systems together. My goal is to balance all areas of life emphasizing a nourishing relationship to food and living a sustainable health lifestyle fueling the open road of living the best life we can! We will also focus on improving happiness and joy by looking at your sense of well-being from many dimensions as each part contributes to health as a whole. To help you feel better, we may look at your ways of managing stress, exercise, nutrition goals, sleep patterns, relationships, your sense of connection and even your environment. My role is to support clients in their journeys toward greater wellness, energy and vibrancy. Wake up. Be brave. Repeat®!
I have a variety of health interests and experience working with:
Athletes & active lifestyles
Blood sugar imbalances
Digestive health & conditions
Depression & anxiety
Energy and fatigue
Nutrition-linked health complaints
Plant-based (or plant-strong) eating
Unwanted eating habits
Why I Do What I Do
I'm a nurturer by nature and a vegan at heart. I've forever had a passion for all living things and helping them find the best of happiness & health within themselves. My goal with clients is to coach them on creating healthy habits, lifestyle and behavior changes with bio-individuality as the driving force. I created BEVEGAN® as a way to share my passion and talent. I work with clients both locally and across the country via Skype or phone. Please contact me today if you want to start your journey to better health.
I'm a true believer that life should be carefree at heart meaning be who you are, love yourself, nurture yourself and always live for today. I've learned over the past several years that little failures we all experience in life are truly the fuel to an amazing future. We just have to look at them with courage. So many people are their own worst enemy creating pressure, control and eventually failure to drive who they think they are. A beautiful, exciting and hip life is right in front of us! Wake up. Be brave. Repeat®.