Having watched my grandma struggle for over 40 years with high, very high and sometimes low blood sugar levels, I observed first-hand how Diabetes robbed the quality of life from her, little by little each day, each year. She experienced gradual loss of vision, loss of mobility, loss of independence and eventually the shutting down of her kidneys and heart, until one day Diabetes took her life.
Having a history of Diabetes in my family, it wasn't long before I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, Hashimotos and Thyroditis over 24 years ago suddenly, at the prime of my life.
Doctors and specialists said I should expect the scary complications of Diabetes within the first 5 -1 0 years and to prepare for a grim future as my grandma was told. Essentially, not much had evolved in Diabetes health and wellness since her diagnosis.
I took a stand that my life was not going to be the same. Instead, I went on a mission to seek and learn the best natural self-care practices I could source. On my journey, I discovered and soon mastered the Holistic Lifestyle and have since been living a very vibrant life!
My new mission led me from having trained Doctors and teams of health professionals using the traditional approach, to going back to University and studying alternative methods to wellness - how to heal from the inside out, to be proactive rather than reactive, and how holistic self-care can elevate your wellness leaps and bounds!
Where I Am Today
I've co-authored books with some of the Top Thought Leaders in the World today, including Jack Canfield (New York Times Best Selling Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul Series), Les Brown, (World’s # 1 Motivational Speaker), Dr. John Gray (Men are Mars, Women are from Venus), Brian Tracey (Top 10 Business Guru) and others. My newest book, Having a Life of More was inspired by my 100-year-young grandpa and grandma who lost her life to Diabetes. It earned me International Status as a Global Award Winning Author in London, England.
I have been teaching and have helped hundreds of people with my Holistic Living Prescription. I've shared my message, mission and methods with over 1,500 audiences on stage, on television, on the radio, in podcasts, magazines, as a guest on many online and live shows. I love nothing more than spreading the methods I have used to live a life I love for over 24 years!
As a licensed health care professional, professor and consultant in traditional medicine, combined with my Doctorate in Holistic Studies - Acupuncture, advanced training in Natural Nutrition, Certification in the Power of Mindset and Hypnotherapy, and treating and coaching clients for over 28 years, I deliver the newest leading-edge courses and programs to help you live a life with health and wellness as a top priority so you can be the unstoppable self-empowered force you were born to be!