My kids are the two most important little people in the world to me, as I’m sure yours are to you. So when I found myself struggling to be the mom I wanted to be (snapping at them and my husband all the time, feeling completely low on patience, wanting to get AWAY), I felt like something was wrong with me. And it was a horrible feeling.
I didn’t want to be that mom. I didn’t want to complain about my kids all the time – I wanted to enjoy them. I wanted to have energy for them. I didn’t want to feel so stressed, irritated, and beaten down all the time.
I wanted to feel the way I feel now.
So how did I do it? Here’s the thing. Our bodies change as we get older, whether we like to admit it or not (I certainly didn’t!), and especially after throwing kids into the mix. The things we used to do that might have worked for us before stop working. And the things we used to be able to get away with start to be not so easy to get away with. It’s not that there’s really anything wrong with us or that we’ve actually turned into the crazy people we feel like 80% of the time – we just need a new way to operate in our now-changed bodies, hearts and minds.
For me, the solution was all about learning to eat food that I LOVE, that makes me feel AMAZING, and that makes sense for me, for my body, and for my lifestyle. It was all about tuning in to MY body and listening to what it needs when it comes to activity, stress, and self-care. And it was all about bringing my mind and my body together in a way that allows me to do all of these things on MY terms, while tapping into my own body wisdom and personal power.
We all have different things that push us toward change. For me it was feeling exhausted, out of energy ALL THE TIME, and not being able to show up in this world the way I wanted to. For you, it may be something completely different. But whatever it is, if you’re at that point where you feel like you absolutely HAVE to change your life because whatever you’re doing right now just isn’t working (and maybe hasn’t been working for a while), then you’re in the right place.
I have seen the power that food and lifestyle have had in my life and the amazing way they have completely transformed my world. And I can’t wait to share that with you.
I’ll teach you everything I’ve learned and empower you to see the same amazing change in your life. I’ll help you learn how to make real, sustainable changes that are right for you, right now, and in the middle of everything you have going on. I’ll do everything I can to support you as you go out into this world to live your best life – the one you were meant to live – full of love, vitality, and joy. I want you to find your energy! And I want you to live your best life now.
About My Training
After many years in the IT industry as a programmer and quality assurance analyst, I knew it was time for a change. I wanted to follow my heart and spread more good, health, and joy in the world, so I took the leap and I couldn’t be happier about it today!
I received my health coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in a wide range of dietary theories and holistic health practices. I’m certified in the Transformational Coaching Method and am a board member of the AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners). But I’m not finished! I’m an information junkie and I’m always looking for ways to expand my knowledge and skills – the fields of nutrition, holistic health, and transformation coaching are ever-changing and evolving, and I’m doing my best to ensure that I am too!
What others are saying about working with me…
“Thank YOU! Congratulations go to you for taking on such a difficult subject (me) and getting positive results. I do not normally speak/write in superlatives, so having said that: I want you to know that living this Challenge has been the best experience I have ever had while trying to achieve a healthier me! It took about a week-and-a-half, but my energy level soared and the cloud of funk hanging over me finally began to dissipate. I feel certain that interesting and fun habits are now instilled and that I have a solid foundation on which to continue. I really enjoyed the support from you and the other participants in the Challenge. No matter what level we are in our realm of health, encouragement and support was always there!”
–Mary W. from Tariffville, CT
“I’ve lost weight and inches and not only are the recipes healthy and delicious, they are easy to fit into a busy schedule. I also love how her tips about how to make healthy lifestyle changes are achievable for anyone. BUT that’s not even my favorite part! I have gotten the most out of the supportive community she fosters. It’s so enjoyable to hear about everyone’s successes during the group challenges and the encouragement you receive when you struggle is what makes those successes possible in the first place. I highly recommend Tami’s coaching and group challenges to anyone who is looking to lead a healthier lifestyle.”
–Aerial A., www.bethelightyoga.com, San Marcos, CA
“Just wrapped up the latest challenge and I want to say thanks, Tami, for all the work that you do to help all of us see healthy successes on a daily basis. Really want you to know that I was a half believer in the real power of diet (not dieting) until I completed my first 3-week plan with you. For me, seeing was believing! Weight loss and weight “control” have been a side benefit. I feel really good. An unexpected benefit for me to note has been improvement for my eye issues I have struggled with since the mid 1980’s. My list of issues is long…dry, red, swollen, allergies, medications…to name a few. I have to say, I see different eyes today, brighter and not so swollen. I can even wear eye make-up! I went into this thinking “weight loss” and then other good things happened. So I want to thank you for your persistence, your time and your expertise. I really look forward to staying on your list for these challenges. Keeps me on track. I don’t even worry so much about “falling off the wagon” on a vacation!”
–Mary K. from Mankato, MN