I changed my story and you can too.
Life has a way of handing us lots of lemons and expecting us to make lemonade and for years that’s what I tried to do. I had a challenging childhood and suffered from pretty bad anxiety and uncontrollable body and facial tics that of course got worse when I was stressed out; and my house was very stressful. I was painfully shy, a bit overweight, a middle child and a literal red-headed step child (for real, I have red hair and I was a step child who often felt unwanted by my step dad). Oh, and abandoned by my biological father.
By the time I hit my teen years I was striving to fit in somewhere and ended up turning to drugs and alcohol. I moved out at 17, dropped out of high school and lived with my abusive boyfriend. And then I got pregnant at 21 with my beautiful daughter and had the courage to pick myself up and leave that relationship. I know that saved my life.
Over the next 20 years I struggled with my weight, self-confidence and self-esteem. I became a workaholic, always trying to prove my worth. I was a chronic dieter and binge eater. I rarely felt good enough, thin enough, smart enough or pretty enough. I made one bad decision after another and it took it’s toll on me.
In 2000 I had a son, a great job making tons of money, a beautiful daughter and a doting husband but I was miserable. I felt trapped and my anxiety escalated. And I hid it. I stuffed it deep inside and pretended I was fine. I could keep that up for a pretty long time but then something would happen. Life would get crazy and I would either have a meltdown, explode in anger or get sick. I had had ongoing issues with endometriosis and ovarian cysts and they got so bad I ended up having a hysterectomy at 45.
I was thrown into instant menopause and my world came crashing down. I fell into a deep dark depression that I felt I could never crawl out of. I stayed in bed and cried, I contemplated suicide, I almost convinced myself that my family would be better off without me. It was the most difficult period of my life. The doctors put me on hormone replacement therapy, anti anxiety meds, depression meds and sleeping pills. I was a drugged up hot mess. I couldn’t take it anymore.
This is when my journey back to health and into healing began. I left the stressful job, I started paying attention to how I was feeling and keeping a journal, I ate better and the fog started to lift. I knew I wanted more! I first studied nutrition and became a Health Coach. And while in school my son was diagnosed with Crohns Disease when he was 12 so thank goodness I had the tools to help him! Good news – he is in full remission!
My quest to deeper healing then took me to study and learn Pranic Healing which is energy healing and is so amazing! Then I learned NLP, Hypnotherapy, Trauma & PTSD Healing and Medical Intuition. I now use all of these tools with myself, my family and my clients.
I’m happy to say that today I am medication free, the depression has lifted, my weight is stable, and I actually really love and accept myself for who I am. Every now and then the anxiety comes but I know it’s usually too much coffee or added stress and I have the tools to calm it down quickly.
I want you to know that you deserve to feel better. You don’t have to just accept feeling like crap. And you will know when you’ve had enough; when you just can’t take it anymore and that will be the moment you decide to heal. It won’t be easy, that I can promise you, but it will be worth every tear because you will come out the other side feeling like the version of you that you know is there.
I would love to help you find your path to YOU from wherever you are and to wherever you want to be.
I would love to do a free consultation with you so please schedule an initial consultation with me today.
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world ~ Lucille Ball
Love and Embrace YOU
I want you to see you as I see you
A woman of strength and beauty
With a soul that shines and sparkles
With a presence that is powerful and radiant
A woman who exudes love and compassion
I see YOU
What people are saying about me
“During our first session, Michelle looked at me and said “Loosen your grip on food, it’s ok” and I started to cry. I didn’t realize until that moment how tight I was holding on to trying to control food when really it had total control over me. After working with Michelle, I have finally learned to stop being afraid of food, I know what to eat, when to eat, how to eat and it feels so good! “
— Diana F.
My programs were created to help you create real change
My signature Break Free From Binge Eating & Overeating will change your life in the following way
- You will learn how to eat in a way that’s unique to you
- You will feel safe, secure and confident in your body
- You will have proven tools to use when life gets stressful so you don’t turn to food
- You will fee free to be you
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