Integrative Nutrition Health and Life Coach !
I was born in the city, La Romana in the Dominican Republic, but lived in the country side outside of the city until I was 12 years old. For much of my childhood, I was fed with grass-fed cow’s milk and cow meat and had a back yard full of organic fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, it was not always like this and as a family, we developed some poor habits and made unhealthy decisions with regard to our diets. After my father suffered a heart attack 27 years ago, we all decided to change our eating habits in order to prevent this from happening again. Since then, I have pursued a healthy diet and lifestyle. Many people around me at work have become curious about this and have approached me for advice on what to eat, what to buy and how much to exercise. I soon realized that my mission and calling was to teach others the importance of living a healthy and happy life and that this can only be accomplished by working on one’s self.
Like me, there are many people who are interested in a different way of life, who want to change their habits and head down a health path. I have tried to help those around me understand that the key to a better quality of life is found in a good combination of natural and organic foods- nothing processed or genetically modified. But I discovered that there was so much more that I wanted to know and do. Therefore, I needed to continue to learn, expand my knowledge and expertise and better prepare myself to help others.
In April 2016, I came across the Institute of Integrative Nutrition of New York. I was impressed with their program and the depth of information and training that they provided and the support that they offered their students. At that moment, I decided to undertake this wonderful journey towards Health Coaching.
I immediately enrolled in the Health Coaching program and will graduated in May 2016. I have learned so much throughout the courses and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I simply wanted to learn more about health and nutrition, but have discovered a passion for wellness and coaching. I intend to provide a comprehensive approach to everything that I am learning and apply it to everyday life.
As a Health Coach, I guide clients to take responsibility for their own health and support them to implement and sustain lifestyle and behavior changes that will contribute to the achievement of their personal wellness goals. What makes us Health coaches unique is our ability to truly listen to our clients, learn about them and assist them in setting attainable goals.
I have set a goal for my journey ahead. This is to help as many people as I can. I am on a journey of health and wellness; to help people discover what feed them, what nourishes them and what makes their lives extraordinary.