My Journey

Growing up, I struggled with self-limiting beliefs and a lack of confidence, which manifested in lifelong weight issues. In my early 40s, these challenges escalated into severe chronic health problems, including life-threatening autoimmune disorders. I found myself feeling scared, lonely, and hopeless as conventional medical interventions failed to provide relief.

Facing the prospect of relying on serious medication just to function, I knew I had to take control of my health. As a mother of an adopted child with special needs, I was determined to be there for my family and live life to the fullest.

I began a journey of self-discovery and healing, drawing upon my education in Complementary Healthcare and delving deeper into nutrition and alternative therapies. Through tireless research and experimentation, I began to uncover the keys to my own well-being.

My path led me to study AIP Coaching, Silent Counselling, Nutritional Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Health Coaching. I learned to harness the power of food as medicine, addressing the root causes of my health issues rather than merely treating symptoms. Gradually, I was able to reclaim my vitality, free myself from chronic pain and fatigue, and embrace a life filled with gratitude and joy.

Today, I am proud to say that I live mostly symptom-free (I still have an occasional hiccup), medication-free, and with a profound sense of purpose. While I am still on my own journey of self-improvement and weight management, I have discovered the tools and mindset needed to thrive in the face of life’s challenges.

My experiences have not only shaped me as a person but have also ignited a deep-seated passion for guiding others on their own health journeys. I intimately understand the frustration, fear, and overwhelm that come with chronic illness, and I am wholeheartedly committed to providing the support, guidance, and empowerment that I once so desperately needed.

Through Gut-Zen, I weave together my extensive knowledge, personal insights, and boundless compassion to help you rewrite your own health story. Together, we will work to uncover the root causes of your challenges, cultivate sustainable lifestyle changes, and unlock your innate potential for healing and growth.

Whether you’re battling chronic health issues, seeking to cultivate a more nourishing relationship with food, or simply yearning to feel your best, know that you are not alone. I am here to walk beside you, offering unwavering support and celebrating your victories every step of the way. 

If my story resonates with you, if you find yourself longing for change but unsure of where to start, I extend my hand to you. Let’s take this life-changing journey together, one step at a time, and discover the vibrant, resilient, and empowered individual that already exists within you. Your best life is waiting to be uncovered, and I am here to help you make it a reality.

You have the power to heal, to grow, and to thrive. All it takes is a willingness to begin and a guiding hand to light the way. Let Gut-Zen be your beacon of hope and your partner in transformation. Together, we will create a life that not only nourishes your body but also feeds your soul.

The first step is just a click away. Embrace the change, trust in the journey, and let’s start writing the next chapter of your health story together. Your most vibrant, authentic, and joyful self is ready to be unveiled.