I help you eat & live with ease.
After years of helping people heal from various ailments using Traditional Chinese Medicine and other complementary healing modalities, I needed help to feel better myself.
I didn't know what was happening, but I know I was not enjoying life as usual.
I became obsessed with what, how and when to eat.
I started having a negative relationship with food.
Weight and weight loss became a fixture in my mind from restrictions and labels that I had around food.
It took a while for me to realize that I had accidentally fallen into the vortex of dieting. I had not seen it clearly when I was in it even though I felt miserable.
I realize now that I struggled because I became an accidental dieter.
The traffic circle of dieting ruled my life for a few years until I worked with a coach who helped me see what I was doing, and finally, showed me an exit.
I created a problem where there was not one.
Through coaching, I discovered my thought patterns and why my thinking was the only thing that was the problem, not my body.
My own thoughts and behaviors were keeping me from taking an exit from the vicious cycle of weight loss goals.
It was because of my identity as a perfectionist and the need for external validation
I forgot to listen and trust my own internal wisdom.
I was not living from the place of peace where I was more than good enough.
What I needed was a guide who could help me exit from the vortex of dieting, show me a different way, and remind me to trust my intuition that has all the answers.
I also needed the accountability so I could be consistent to reframing my thinking and behaviors.
Change is not easy, and it takes time. But change is possible.
Can you resonate?
Are you wanting to stop the food and weight chatter, feel better, and be comfortably at home in your mind and body for good?
You, too, can live well with ease and enjoy freedom around food.
If so, I am here to show you that same exit I took for myself.
I'm on a mission to help women abandon the weight and food struggles, and embrace eating and living with ease and joy.
There is a way, and it is possible.
Here and there
I was born and raised in a small province outside of Thailand, Samutprakan, to be precise. There was an interlude of one year when my family lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts where my father was a Neiman Fellow at Harvard University, and I attended a nursery school in a church right in Harvard Square.
At 12.5, I started my schooling in the U.S., first in Washington DC area, then just outside of Boston (near where I went to pre-school in Cambridge!).
I called the Boston area home through college, then onto Maine for a few years before a decade in beautiful Santa Cruz, California.
Before moving to the Midwest of the U.S., my husband and kids spent a few months living in Dunedin, New Zealand where penguins roam the beaches and we found hedgehogs in our garden.
At the moment, my husband, our teenage twins, and our menagerie (4 chickens, a bunny, and a dog), live in Bexley - a beautiful leafy suburb outside of Columbus, Ohio.
Education and Certifications
Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Wellesley College
Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University
Certified Health Coach from National Society of Health Coaches
Certified Clinical Hypnotist from The Wellness Institute
Certified Life Coach through The Life Coach School
Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor with Evelyn Tribole and Elise Resch
Certified Inner Voice Facilitator with Jess Lively
Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate with T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell