Clinical Nutritionist, Health Coach, Yoga Teacher
Every client I help in some way, big or small.
Becoming a part of the QLD boxing team
Tell us a bit about you and your journey…
One of the reason’s I became a nutritionist is because I was struggling with my health. My background of disordered eating and a broken relationship with myself certainly was the catalyst. I was exhausted of the never ending thought-pattern of “never good enough”. I was a fast-paced lawyer in my early 20s, unhappy in my body, hormonally imbalanced, tired and fearful. I felt like I didn’t understand my own body. Yoga was instrumental to my healing – the days I did yoga I didn’t want to deprive myself or have nasty thoughts. When I took the time to get to know myself and invest in my long-term health, not simply short-term, superficial “goals”, I noticed a major shift. Being the type-A personality that I am, I had to learn more! I enrolled in my third (and final degree!) in nutritional medicine. I became a yoga teacher so I could work in a health-related field through my studies. I also completed a health coaching course so I could start working with clients in some capacity. I took an interest in whole food vegan cooking and watched my relationship to food and my own health complications continue to improve.
What is your proudest moment thus far?
Leaving the corporate world as a lawyer to study a bachelor in nutrition was a huge decision, but it became clear that it was the right one. I am proud of this huge step/risk in and of itself but I have proud moments daily when I see my patients thrive!
Tell us about your morning routine
I wake up between 5:40am and 6:30am depending on my workout for the day. Before 8am I have to squeeze in pilates/yoga and a walk with my overactive dog, Naarny! First, I spend 10 minutes getting ready with my essential oil diffuser on whilst I do my skincare regimen. I’ll then feed Naarny outside and enjoy my warm lemon water whilst I take in some fresh air. 8am – I’m back from my workout and walk and I try to take 15 mins to practice 5 mins of breathing/meditation, 5 mins of reading something inspiring and 5 mins of journalling. It doesn’t always happen, but when it does, I can feel the difference. I then blend up a green smoothie, and usually have a ginger tea ready to go for after. I’m at my desk by 9am most days, unless I have early morning clients.
What’s your favourite PranaOn product?
I’m loving the new organic pure protein powders – especially the Red Velvet flavour!
What’s your favourite way to use it or incorporate it into your healthy lifestyle, and why?
I really enjoy it in an afternoon smoothie either simply blended with nut milk or with an added banana. It makes me feel like I am having a treat and get’s me through to dinner.
Tell us something interesting about yourself or a hidden talent
I used to live in New York and worked in advertising, and after that I was a lawyer for a hot minute!
Not really sure it’s a superstition, but I believe in focusing on what you have rather than what you don’t have.
Do you prefer training in the morning or evening?
Always mornings! Always has been.
Where can we find you on a Saturday?
Walking Naarny with my husband through Manly to our favourite coffee shop for an oat milk latte, followed by pilates and then reading in our garden or by the beach or catching up with friends.
What’s on the horizon for you?
I am just releasing my first eBook, Rebalance, a 3-step protocol to eat your way to glowing health. It’s a combination of my personal and clinical experience and I cannot wait to share it with everyone and see people’s results!
Favourite motto to live by:
There is no safe investment. To love and to live is to be vulnerable. So write and draw and live and play as only you can. The moment where you feel like you are walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and mind, that is the moment you may be starting to get it right. – It’s a paraphrase or combination of a few quotes! But it is written in a frame on my desk and I try to read it as a reminder to be true to myself and care less about what people think.