B.A. Biology, Certified Integrative Wellness and Life Coach and Certified Teacher for LAUSD, and Certified Educator of Infant Massage
I grew up in a home where learning had no age limit, and reaching for your dreams was always an option. My love of science led me to a Bachelors degree in Biology from California State University Northridge. My respect for education and desire to help people led me to become a certificated teacher in Los Angeles County, and I am a certified Integrative Wellness and Life Coach through the Integrative Wellness Academy. I have also completed training as a Health Coach focusing on overall health, nutrition and fitness. I recently compled my certification as a parent educator in infant massage with Infant Massage USA. I have experience running successful businesses and have always enjoyed interacting with people, listening to them and trying to help them achieve their goals. I have been married for 5+ years and live in the South Bay with my husband, two beautiful children, and my furry friends. I look forward to learning your story and guiding you on your journey through life.
"The purpose of our lives is to be happy" ~ Dalai Lama
Health Coach - City American Health
Advanced Aromatherapy - DaisyFlo
About Integrative Wellness and Life Coaching
Balance your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Aspects
A life coach is someone who typically is known for helping their clients reach a goal or make a change in their life. An Integrative Wellness Life Coach does all that AND helps their clients to identify core issues and negative patterns while empowering them to change their life with effective tools, techniques and action plans. Our life coaching services are listed on our Services page. Services may be used individually or in conjunction with each other. Please note that Life Coaching is not a substitution for mental health services, but can be a valuable tool when used in conjunction with a professional therapist.
About Infant Massage
Infant Massage is the act of nurturing touch between a caregiver and an infant (birth to age 1). Infant Massage is not a traditional therapy, but it can help in a multitude of ways, including:
Bonding between Caregiver and Infant
Self-esteem and confidence in the Parent/Caregiver
Improved flexibility and motor skills (gross and fine)
Relief from common ailments, such as gas, colic, and more
Social cues, language and verbal skills of the infant
and so much more!
About Wellness Through Volunteering
If you take a moment of your time to search out the benefits of volunteering, you will find pages and pages of quotes and research from famous people, unknowns, and community services all supporting the numerous benefits of volunteering.
Research has shown that volunteering boosts employee moral and productivity on a group scale, and can have equally impressive results on an individual level and in the community. The health benefits of caring for others doesn't stop at volunteering. Charitable donations, small acts of kindness, and living a life of joy with the attitude of "paying it forward" can have a profound effect on your overall health and wellness.
If you are new to volunteering, start small and start with something that matters to you personally. If you like kids or are an avid reader, maybe a community story time is right for you. Have you ever struggled with cash flow or ever gone hungry? Maybe volunteering at a shelter or food bank is right for you.
As with all undertakings, make sure you are mentally and physically fit to perform these actions and always practice proper personal safety.
10 Quick Start Volunteer Ideas:
1. Community Story Time 2. Soup Kitchen or Food Bank
3. Local animal shelter or rescue organization 4. Beach cleanup
5. Mentoring 6. Charity 5K/10K/Marathon
7. Ask nursing home residents about their lives 8. Coach a Youth League
9. Start a butterfly garden in your backyard 10. Volunteer at a police station or firehouse
or in your community
Coach's Tip: make the most of your volunteering and keep a journal of your experiences that you can use for personal reflection.
About Spirituality, Not Religion
A growing percent of the population is identifying with this sentiment. Some have dubbed it "Interspirituality", where self-directed spirituality matters to the individual, but engagement with institutional religious communities does not matter.
Spirituality places an emphasis upon the wellbeing of the mind, body and spirit, and has been associated with the interior life of the individual.
Individuals who hold an interspiritual belief typically align with "absolute truths" instead of the religious "relative truths". Interspiritual believers may utilize the psycho-technologies of religion, such as prayer, yoga and meditation to raise their state of awareness and experience a sense of oneness with the universe without necessarily believing the "relative truths." There are many examples throughout history of cultures that embrace a spiritual practice without embracing a specific religion.
Our goal is not to influence an individual's beliefs, but to guide them to a deeper understanding of their personal truths and to achieve spiritual health and balance.