Blueberries

Nutrition & Life Coaching

Online sessions offered locally and internationally
Learn how to overcome obstacles, how to be resourceful, and how to get into your daily zone. While a lack of resources is a constant in this world, your own resourcefulness has no limits!
 
Why holistic...?

 

As a holistic nutritional consultant, I believe that healing happens from the inside-out. Everything in our body and beyond is interconnected. If our goal is balance and real change, we cannot address problems in an isolated fashion; we need to look at the whole. Your body is highly intelligent and adapts to whatever environment it's in and it's sending you messages that are important for your health and well-being. It's crucial to understand that symptoms and cravings are not our enemies. If we ignore or cover up this type of communication, we're effectively missing perfect opportunities to learn and to heal.

"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek." - Joseph Campbell

 

Diet is often a sensitive topic for people. It's very easy to use foods to cover up underlying feelings and pain. While that's alright, what you are most likely longing is nurture - beyond what food can give to you. Through exploring our relationship with food, we can learn a lot about ourselves. Looking at what we eat, how we eat, and why we aren't not be going for what we know are better choices, poses the question: what's really going on? While quick 'fixes' can help us cope and function, but eventually, we all know, they're not sustainable. Only when we're willing to look beneath the surface at the underlying factors that are creating the problem, do we have a chance for real and sustainable change.

Everyone is different. How wonderful!

 

There's a hot debate concerning the 'right' way to eat. Many people claim to have found the one and only solution. However, what works for your friend, might not work for you. What the newest fad diet demands might sound good 'in theory', but may not have anything to do with what your body really needs and what your heart truly desires. Central to my work is developing a new level of awareness. While it's important to educate ourselves on wholesome foods in order to make good choices, it's equally crucial to learn to listen to our bodies. As our level of awareness increases, we can begin to see our symptoms and cravings as a friend rather than an enemy that needs to be fought.

Herbs and Vegetables

Balance Through Nurture

SIGNS OF IMBALANCE

  • Fatigue

  • Digestive Trouble

  • Headaches

  • Chronic Pain and Inflammation

  • Weight Issues

  • Skin Rashes

  • Thyroid Problems

  • Taxed Immune System

  • Allergies

  • Infertility

  • PMS & Menopausal Symptoms

  • Depression

  • Candida

  • Cancer 

  • Emotional Eating

  • Addictions

  • And Much More...

AT HEART-FOOD WE CREATE THE CIRCUMSTANCES FOR YOU TO GET INTO BALANCE AND TO THRIVE

  • Correct Nutritional Deficiencies and Excesses

  • Improve Digestion and Absorption

  • Lower Inflammation and Pain

  • Decrease Toxins and Oxidative Stress

  • Balance Acid-Alkaline Levels

  • Strengthen your Microbiome and Immune System

  • Achieve Optimal Weight

  • Regain Energy and Joy of Life

  • Trust your Body’s Wisdom

Learn how to

nurture yourself from the inside out

listen to your body

discern which foods nourish you and which deplete you

incorporate healing foods into your life

deal with cravings

take care of yourself in emotional lows and distress

catch yourself before you fall

and how to get up faster when you do fall

 

FOOD FOR YOUR HEART Compassionate Inquiry

Aside from filling our body with the right nutrients, enzymes, probiotics etc, there's a deeper side to nutrition. How do you nourish your heart? Are you kind to yourself? What do you believe about yourself, others and the world? You might have a sense of underlying influences affecting your state and your health. Subconscious patterns, how we relate to memories from the past, and, stories we've created, can literally make us sick. Either you believe in suffering or you believe in nurture. Belief determines your perspective and your experience. If you have a pull to explore where you're keeping yourself stuck in addictive patterns, and, are open to find a way of moving into a new, nourishing relationship to food and yourself, this kind of session is for you.

Compassionate Inquiry is a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world. Through Compassionate Inquiry, the client can recognize the unconscious dynamics that run their lives and how to liberate themselves from them.

“The purpose of Compassionate Inquiry is to drill down to the core stories people tell themselves – to get them to see what story they are telling themselves unconsciously; what those beliefs are, where they came from; and guide them to the possibility of letting go of those stories, or letting go of the hold those stories have on them … That’s what Compassionate Inquiry is.” - Dr. Gabor Maté

Your conflicts, all the difficult things, the problematic situations in your life are not chance or haphazard. They are actually yours. They are specifically yours, designed specifically for you by a part of you that loves you more than anything else. The part of you that loves you more than anything else has created roadblocks to lead you to yourself. You are not going in the right direction unless there is something pricking you in the side, telling you, “Look here! This way!” That part of you loves you so much that it doesn’t want you to lose the chance. It will go to extreme measures to wake you up, it will make you suffer greatly if you don’t listen. What else can it do? That is its purpose.”

                                                     ― A.H. Almaas

Coaching Options

 

60 MINUTE INTRODUCTORY NUTRITION SESSION

Value $147

  • Get your immediate nutrition questions answered

  • General review of diet and lifestyle

  • Clarify goals and make game plan together

  • Guidance and direction provided

This is a great first step, if you would like to get your immediate nutrition questions answered and your current diet reviewed, but aren't quite ready yet to commit to a transformational program. Together we can make a game plan how to reach your health goals.

If after this introductory session you decide to continue with an ongoing coaching program, ​this session can count towards that.

Recommended

 

90 MINUTE INITIAL +

FIVE 30 MINUTE SESSIONS

Value $497

Receive your Personalized Wellness Plan with Nutrition and Lifestyle Recommendations

Full Nutrition & Lifestyle Assessment to discuss​

  • Concerns & goals

  • Health history

  • Food log

  • *Nutri Systems Profile

  • Deficiencies & excesses

  • Nutritional supplements

*The Nutri Systems Profile is a tool from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition that helps pinpoint which body systems are out of balance and need extra support.

Life Coaching 6 Week Goal Implementation

Reach your goals through guided sessions with a Certified Life Coach. Reprogram yourself for nurturing thoughts and habits.

Weekly Check-ins to ensure:

  • Working with your body's feedback

  • Taking manageable next action steps

  • Accountability check-ins

  • More handouts and recipes as needed

  • Answering your questions

Compassionate Inquiry Session to uncover

subconscious beliefs that might be holding you back.

[This session is optional and if this is not for you, we can have a regular nutrition coaching session instead.]

Heart-Food's philosophy is it to meet you where you're at and bring you to your next level. We'll work with your body's wisdom and walk at your pace. To ensure success, it's crucial to break things down into manageable steps with weekly accountability follow-ups. It's my goal to explore with you what your body really needs so that you can be self-sufficient. I believe in empowerment through knowledge and self-inquiry; however, it's a process to learn how to reconnect with our body and nourish ourselves. There is no one-diet-fits-all, but it's about listening to what your body really needs at this time in your life. We'll work with whole foods and targeted supplementation, but I don't believe in calorie counting. 

You will receive a personalized nutrition plan, informational handouts and selected recipes. Together, we'll make the best game-plan for your particular situation, one step at a time. If you still feel you would benefit from a personalized 7-day meal plan, you can add one to your 6 Week Transformation for $130.

Ready for change?

 

30 MINUTE FOLLOW-UP

Value $77

45 MINUTE FOLLOW-UP

Value $97

60 MINUTE FOLLOW-UP

Value $117

  • Accountability check-ins to stay on track

  • Motivational support for goal implementation

  • Fine tune diet and take next steps

  • Review food log

  • Collaborative meal and snack planning

  • Offer healthy cooking/ baking ideas

  • Offer shopping and label reading tips

  • Answer new questions

 

Regular nutrition follow-ups offer support to stay committed to your goals, dive deeper and take next steps at your individual pace. 

 

90 MINUTE INITIAL +

FIVE 30 MINUTE SESSIONS

Value $597

6 Week Transformation for your family! Together everything is easier. Within husband and wife or mother and daughter, it’s very helpful being on the same page regarding changing to a more nourishing lifestyle at home. This is a great way to include your loved one into a new, healthier life. Attend your sessions together. Each of you will receive their own assessment and personalized recommendations.

*For two people - or add an additional family member for $100.

 

6 WEEK TRANSFORMATION +

BI-WEEKLY 30 MINUTE FOLLOW-UPS

Value $997

Commit to staying on track with this 6 months support package. Implementing change and developing new habits  can be overwhelming at first. It's completely normal to drop the ball sometimes, but it's about how and how quickly we get back up. Staying in touch through regular follow-ups is your opportunity for ongoing support, fine-tuning your protocol, weekly 'homework', discussing progress, taking next steps, and ensuring to keep up the motivation. Set yourself up for continued success!

 

60 MINUTE INITIAL SESSION

Value $117

Aside from filling our body with the right nutrients, enzymes, probiotics etc, there is another, deeper side to nutrition. How do you nourish your heart? How kind are you to yourself? What do you believe about yourself? You might have a sense of deeper influences affecting your state and your health. Memories from the past and subconscious patterns can literally make us sick, if we believe this is what defines us in the present. If you have a pull to explore deeper and learn a new way of how to be in addictive patterns, this kind of session is for you.

 

30 MINUTE FOLLOW-UP

Value $57

45 MINUTE FOLLOW-UP

Value $77

60 MINUTE FOLLOW-UP

Value $97

 
Forest

"You hire a coach when something is important to you.

 

If your health is important to you, you hire a health coach.

Your coach can take you beyond where you think you could go."

 

- Robert Kiyosaki