I have worked in health for over 10 years and have always been passionate about health promotion and nutrition - I could talk about well being and food all day! My own health journey with Rheumatoid Arthritis has inspired my motivation to connect with others and empower them to embrace their health and value the loving act of self-care. I want to see more people live happy, healthy, fulfilled lives because I believe we all deserve to live our best!
I am happily married to Russell and we have 3 children, Isabelle, Henry and William. We live in Norsewood (NZ) where we farm dairy and beef, and are transitioning our farm to Organics. I love getting out and about with my family, on the farm, at the beach or exploring other new places in our beautiful country. I am a keen gardener and love the reward of growing fresh produce for my family. I am passionate about home cooking and spend many happy hours in the kitchen creating delicious and nutritious meals.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing in 2005 and spent the following 8 years working in Rural General Practice. My role encompassed a variety of Primary Care responsibilities including health assessment, management of Long term conditions and health promotion. I completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care majoring in Long term conditions to support the work I was doing in care and prevention of long term illnesses.
Following the birth of my 3rd child and growing responsibilities on the farm I left my nursing role to be at home with my young family.
My interest in Holistic Health and Nutrition started to grow and I spent a lot of my spare time learning about the value of good nutrition and food as medicine.
I completed my Certification as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach to support my passion for empowering others to achieve their health goals, and to allow me to share my knowledge.
Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Health - Long term conditions
Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
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Disclaimer: In this role I am a Health Coach and am not practicing as a Registered Nurse. My aim is to support, inspire, motivate and advise where need be. My advice doesn't replace Medical Advice. If you have any concerns about your medical needs please consult with your physician.