About Healing in Heels
I'm a Mama of two little girls, a Holistic Nutritionist, and a Yoga Teacher. Through my own journey and experiences, I feel that I have been called to share my knowledge and passions with the world!
Like many people, this wasn’t always my way of life. I have a long history of stressful jobs, unknown illness and a life plagued with stress, chronic ailments, and an overall lack of balance or understanding of how and why my everyday choices were greatly impacting my life.
My life used to be fashion and luxury retail. I was running around like crazy designing my career, making connections, samples, “progress.” I created a lifestyle brand for pregnant women and their families. I bounced between this and the Corporate world and became a private shopper. I thought I had it all. I loved the path I was on...until I didn’t.
I was stressed to the max, suffering from internal grief, anxiety, and postpartum depression that I hadn’t addressed in the pursuit of this perfect life. I discovered I also had hormone imbalances that wouldn’t allow me to properly process these ailments, especially with the non-stop life I had chosen. I was run-down and exhausted with no sign of stopping in sight.
Then there was ONE day when it all came to a screeching halt. I looked down at my feet (beautifully clad in really cute expensive high heels that I had found on sale!). As I looked at my feet, I finally saw them. They were swollen, with damaged arches, and were just in terrible shape. In that moment, I knew, my first ‘step’ was that I needed to heal them. How could I have let it get this bad? I was ready to heal. I knew it might be a long-process, but I had to start somewhere, and it would start with my feet. Ironically, I didn’t realize the significance of this at the time. But I was starting at the bottom, starting with my roots and I would build from there, work on my whole self, and finally begin to heal.
I started doing a lot of research. I researched plantar fasciitis, bunions, and herbal remedies for feet. I found ways to treat my swollen toes, my damaged heels, and improve the sides of my feet. I was moving forward and learning to heal, accept, and let go.
This process blossomed into a lifestyle transformation. If I could heal my feet with a little bit of research and a few simple remedies, what else could I accomplish? I continued to experiment and learn. I focused on the aspects that I knew I needed to change. Instead of diving into work and avoiding what ailed me, I faced those ailments head on. I dove INTO them and wouldn’t look back. I began eliminating foods that made me feel off, and introducing those that made me feel good. I eventually switched to a plant-based diet and started eating mindfully. Thinking about the effects of every bite of food that entered my body and how that would affect my day, my body and my life. Everyday I got better. Bit by bit, piece by piece, I was seeing positive changes.
Eventually these changes bled into every part of my life. From my meals, to my lotion, to my makeup and even to the diapers for my precious little girls, my life was changing. My life became plant-based, vegan, and most importantly, thriving. There was no turning back. These small changes in my life led to the most significant lessons I could have ever learned. This is why I feel so called to share my experience with the world. It’s never too late to begin to heal. It’s never too late to make choices for YOU!
In my work as a Holistic Nutritionist, I advocate to incorporate plant-based whole foods into the healthy diets of my clients. Together, we work to find a balance and a food therapy program that works for each individual, targeting their most important needs. I lean on my own experiences and believe that no matter who you are doing this for (yourself, your family, your babies), that the best starts with you!