Philosophy & Approach
"Food is our common ground, a universal experience."
- James Beard
Food and Body are complex topics. Our bodies are our home, are us, the means to expression and being. Food sustains our bodies, and provide memories and experiences that tie us together socially and culturally. Food is a pathway to yourself, your body - through taste, smell, texture, cooking, and more. We need to eat for physical health, and for overall wellbeing. Food should not be a source of stress but rather one of embodiment, so that you can experience life. We all deserve to enjoy food and all that intersects with it- culture, religion, taste, travel, and more- while eating in a way that fits our unique needs.
Every client's story is unique. Food is one piece of that story. You are the expert, and I will partner with you to explore your relationship with food and movement while understanding you- sleep, stress, lifestyle, relationships, medical conditions, lived experience, and more. I aim to help clients eat with trust and choose food that meets their health, taste, sensory, medical, social, cultural, financial, and emotional needs.
With great interest and passion, I continue to read and explore the literature to help clients. I have a wealth of experience and knowledge on the topic of disordered eating. To me, recovery and the process of getting there is helping clients deal with the inherent uncertainty of life and remembering themselves- through choosing and doing the hard things and finding their definition of freedom and purpose.
Foundations of my work include: