As a former collegiate athlete, I struggled with an eating disorder, and I saw my body as the enemy.
I later realized my depression had engulfed my life.
I turned my life around by exploring alternative medicine starting with food. I examined how my overly-processed, under-nourished American diet of sugar, carbs and meat were crippling me.
I wanted a holistic solution to address my depression. I experimented with raw and gut-digestive foods. I continue to explore how different herbs, flowers and aromatherapy deepen my healing.
I traveled to India to study Eastern medicine, yoga, mindfulness, meditation and other natural approaches for healthy living. I studied and ate with monks, and other medicine men showed me how to align my mind, body and soul with my true self.
I believe your depression doesn’t just “go away.” It heals over time into something vibrant and meaningful. The more I experiment with food, the more I come back to my natural state of being.
I now embrace food and my body. It has taken years of hard work and determination, but I no longer take prescribed medication. Instead I turn whole vegan foods and herbs to change my state of mind and physical well-being.
By embracing my depression, I have discovered my creative and authentic self. I teach trauma sensitive yoga and coach others on holistic healing.