Hi! I'm Katie. As I previously stated, I am a Health Coach and a Pastry Chef. I am also a Single Mom, and a Breast Cancer Survivor. Oh, and I've been in recovery from an eating disorder for 15 years. My journey to health is long and took many twists and turns. Like so many women in my 40's I found myself overwhelmed, exhausted and lost. I'd lost my joy, my motivation to care for myself because I was always caring for others (or in recovery) and I also really didn't like the skin that I was living in. I was going through Breast Cancer treatments and already at a low point when I was fired from my 9-5 job (I always maintained my cake business.) I decided at that moment to seize the day and to make it my mission to change my life for the better. I went back to school to pursue my other passion, health, nutrition and wellness. Along the way I found myself again by eating a diet rich in whole foods and incorporating daily movement that was right for my body with Yoga, Pilates, bike riding and long walks. I spent more time in nature, and I started to prioritize self care. I now surround myself with people who bring happiness and positivity to my life. I found a new life's purpose that I am so passionate about. I learned to meditate - my way. I've gone back to journaling and I learned how to say yes to fun and no when I really mean it! (Boundaries!!)
If any of this resonates with you, if you're a mom like me, a cancer survivor, a business woman (pretty much the majority of Gen X'ers out there) and you feel overwhelmed, exhausted, lost, tired of smiling through it all and in need of a change, I'd love to help. I truly believe everyone can find their kind of healthy in their own way. You just sometimes need a little push from a woman that's been there to help fuel your own personal mission for change.
I know how scary it can be to all of a sudden be on the other side of the treatments, the doctor's appointments, the days of people stopping by to check on you and of always being a "cancer patient." The fears don't disappear, and all of a sudden you don't know how to navigate a re-entry into real life again. You're not the same woman you were before your diagnosis, but that is not something you are quite ready to see as a good thing. Everything I mentioned above, the overwhelm, the exhaustion, the feeling lost all seem amplified. Let me help. I promise you there is life on the other side and it can be wonderful. I can show you how.
The anxiety, overwhelm, exhaustion and feeling of being lost while planning a wedding can take the joy out of your big day. Between trying to look perfect in your dress, worrying about every little detail and trying to keep everyone happy (hello, MIL) it's easy to forget the reason you're getting married in the first place. As a pastry chef, I made hundreds of wedding cakes and witnessed firsthand what those pressures can do to a bride. It doesn't have to be that way. I can help you walk down the aisle loving the way you look and feel so you can begin the next chapter of your life as the best version of yourself.