Since a very young age, I recall a keen interest in the human body and it’s innate ability to heal itself. Though I probably didn’t know how to put it into words at the time, I remember feeling this innate curiosity about the origins of a cold or an infection. When at the Doctor’s office, I was that kid who would ask many questions. ‘Why am I sick?’ and ‘What can I do to prevent it in the future?’. I remember feeling confusion when a dermatologist told me that my skin break-outs had nothing to do with my diet. I knew there had to be more to know about the body that wasn’t recognized in conventional medicine, and thus began the beginning of my journey with wellness.
I feel fortunate to be raised by a mom who was sensible when it came to nutrition. She taught me that the food we know as junk food is not food, and that we should be eating food in its’ most original form as possible to have the benefit. We never had white bread or sugar cereals in the house. My grandmother, my Dad’s mom, was also a big proponent of natural health. She went to the chiropractor in the 70s and used a slant board to improve her circulation. I feel so grateful to have these two women as examples of wellness in my early life.
After getting acupuncture for back pain and having complete relief after a series of sessions, I was sold. In fact, I was at a point in my life when I was actively searching for a change of career. Chinese Medicine really spoke to me, and I decided to enroll in the Masters Program at the New England School of Acupuncture.
After running a successful Acupuncture clinic for 10 years in Copley Square, Boston, I decided that having a quality of life was more important than a long commute, so I closed the Boston office and started practicing full time in Acton in late 2017. Making this move allowed more space to figure out what the next chapter would look like, so I decided to make an investment in myself and work with a coach. Through my amazing coaching experience, I learned that I was also meant to be a coach. Coaching has been the perfect addition to my Chinese Medicine practice. Both modalities enhance the other and have made me a more intuitive, mindful clinician. I love it not only because of the transformative potential for my clients, but also to see how powerful this transformation is. To see clients living in their power and having a strong wellness foundation has been the greatest reward. I love to tell the story about how coaching found me; it was never my plan to be a coach, but through divine guidance, I have been led to this exciting industry.
In addition to health and wellness, I love being outdoors everyday, whether it’s seeking out powder on my snowboard, or exploring a trail in the local conservation areas. I find nature grounds me and I need to be out daily to get fresh oxygen. I am also passionate about music and love to sing.
I am licensed through the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, and certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture. I live in Acton with my husband, Grenville, rescue cat, Natalie, and rescue dog from Puerto Rico, Ayla.