About Me



My background


My more than 20 years of experience as a research scientist led me to question traditional ideas about diet culture and what it means to be healthy. I broadened my understanding of nutrition through the completion of a course in Plant Based nutrition from eCornell Certificate Program in 2016.  My desire to help others who suffer from eating challenges led me to become certified as a Mind Body Eating Coach in 2017 through The Institute for the Psychology of Eating.  

With the completion of my training as a registered yoga teacher (RTY200) at Perennial Yoga & Meditation in December of 2018, I was able to deepen my understanding of yoga and mindfulness and I am excited to begin my journey as a yoga instructor.

I am a coach and teacher who guides my students as they navigate and understand the role that thoughts, feelings, and habits impact health and metabolism. 

Contact me to get to the root cause of your eating challenge.


My path

I was a chubby kid.  Picture the girl with the rumpled clothes, unruly hair and hot lunch spaghetti residue on the corners of her mouth. That was me!

In high school I joined the swim team and learned how to regulate my weight with exercise.  This worked until I had kids and then the diet rollercoaster began.  I tried all sorts of diets (low fat, low carb, vegan) and found that I would lose weight initially, but gain it back after a couple of months.

With many years of trial and error I have reached a place of comfort and peace with food.  I experiment to see what foods work for me and make me feel good. 

My "Ah Ha" moment came when I realized that there is no "perfect diet" for everyone and that our nutritional needs change daily, monthly, yearly and throughout life.

As your Mind Body Eating Coach we will work together to develop life long skills to connect to you body wisdom at every stage of life.

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Mind Body Eating Coach