I am a coach and educator with a passion for improving health and wellness, social justice, and media literacy! I teach the senior-level Capstone “Every Body Matters: Embracing Size Diversity” at Portland State University, a service learning course that looks closely at size discrimination and public health issues surrounding fat phobia. The course (as well as my coaching practice) emphasizes a HAES®™ (Health at Every Size) approach to wellness. I am also a member of the education committee at ASDAH (Association for Size Diversity and Health).
I view coaching and teaching as co-learning. As a team, we will also draw from your education, experiences, and learning styles in order to address obstacles on your path to wellness and self-love. Let’s work together to increase health inside and out and move forward with confidence in and deep gratitude for our bodies!
Seeing your body from a different perspective, such as one of gratitude rather than criticism.
Breaking down barriers created by body shame that keep you from living the life you want, right now, in the body that you have.
Reaching your full potential – moving away from “body projects” and focusing on more fulfilling and productive life goals.
Let’s work together to erase stigma and embrace size diversity on a personal level. Let’s own our bodies and make the most of our time in this world regardless of our weight, shape, or size!
(Re)learning to eat intuitively can help with:
Focusing on health and wellness without falling prey to diets and their crippling effects on metabolism and self-worth.
Improving your relationship with food and finding more pleasure in eating.
Freeing you to eat what you need and like without fear, shame, or guilt.
Let’s work together for a healthier life inside and out!
Tackling ethical food issues that are important to you can help with:
Concerns about how your food choices affect other people, animals, and the environment.
Anxiety about food labels like “organic,” “Non-GMO,” “free-range,” etc.
Guiding food choices without limiting enjoyment of shopping for, cooking, and eating food.
Let’s work together to make food choices that honor our personal needs, desires, ethics, and circumstances!
The road to body and food positivity can be a long, bumpy one, but I will be here with you, offering empathy, compassion, support, guidance, and solidarity, as well as a wealth of resources (and a bit of humor). If you are ready for the journey to begin (or continue!), request a free consultation to see if body positive coaching is right for you or schedule a session to get started right away!
Upcoming at Peaceful Bodies:
HAES Parents Group Coaching - Connect with other parents trying to raise happy, healthy, kids in a culture that tends to value small bodies more than large bodies. This group will grapple with how our own issues surrounding health, food, fitness, and beauty, as well as a toxic media environment, can get in the way of sending positive messages to children about their bodies. We will explore ways to embrace our own bodies and help our kids feel good about themselves in the process, improving the health of the whole family. 4th Saturday of each month - first meeting March 25, 11:00 - 1:00.
Open to ALL parents - LGBTQ, stepparents, grandparents, adoptive parents, etc. Every body welcome! These issues affect us all.