I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship(s) cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
I work with my clients to get in touch with their individual needs. Life happens and our needs change over time. It's important to learn how to listen to our own bodies and remember that no two people are the same. It is my mission to equip you with the self-awareness and confidence needed to make the best decisions for yourself in any given circumstance. I believe each person is fully capable of making well-informed decisions as their own expert. Trust me, you know yourself better than the latest magazine article or fad diet book! You just have to tune in.
To do this, we first define what you value most about your well-being. Then we use your unique motivators to set specific goals to bring you closer to your ideal health, life, and self. As your coach, I will not dictate a diet, lifestyle, or routine for you. Instead, we will explore why some foods, exercises, and habits make you feel better than others and how to strategically use that feedback to design your best life. Together we’ll co-create your health goals within reasonable time frames and actionable objectives so you'll know exactly what you’re working towards.
My Holistic Approach
The Integrative Nutrition Plate is a tool I use with my clients because it is a visual representation of our total health. The plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. To complete the picture, the plate is surrounded by lifestyle factors that contribute to your optimal health: relationship, career, physical activity, and spirituality. As your holistic health coach, I’ll introduce you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet while teaching you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique self! Below are a few core concepts we will focus on throughout our time together...
It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat that affects our health, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these primary foods are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.
Many nutrition experts give their clients a list of foods to avoid and foods to eat, which explains why so many people are turned off by nutrition. My approach is different – by eating and drinking foods that are good for you, you will naturally have less room and desire for unhealthy foods. Simply put, you will crowd out the unhealthy food in your diet. This takes a little practice to make happen, but I will support you along the way.
The concept of Bio-individuality is the idea that each of us has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background.
Cravings play a critical role in understanding what your body needs and shouldn’t be ignored. When you learn how to deconstruct your cravings and understand what they’re really telling you, you will be able to reclaim a sense of balance and harmony.
Together we will:
Connect the dots between who you are and who you want to be
Create your personal blueprint so you can live your life by design
Decipher your body’s unique needs
Set your personal goals and work towards lasting change
What you get:
60-minute, 1-on-1 coaching sessions with Coach Erica. Number of sessions depends on individual needs and goals.
Text & e-mail support between sessions
Simple healthy recipes
Handouts and resources specific to your needs and goals