Hi! I’m Steph.
I help women who feel burned out and ready for change achieve their vision of holistic health and wellness through action-centered coaching that supports the whole person— mind, body and spirit.
Together, we can accomplish this through an integrative approach to health and wellness. I’m here to help you identify areas you’d like to improve, design realistic lifestyle strategies and co-create action plans that work for you.
Start a new path with positive and sustainable change that will help you feel realigned and able to thrive. You ready? I am! Let’s go.
I’m a working mom. Those two words are so cliché these days. We define ourselves by what we do yet there’s so much more. My husband and I live in Arizona with our son and daughter.
Our girl has special needs and she’s opened us up to a whole new world filled with amazing people. It’s been a very long journey that taught me compassion and understanding.
Growing up in Silicon Valley, I played in our great grandparent’s apricot orchards with my sisters when we were kids. That land happened to be across the street from what became Apple’s campus in Cupertino, California. We played fearlessly and free back then.
Eventually the orchards were replaced with tech buildings and the fast-paced Silicon Valley people that somehow survive their today. Moving to Arizona changed the pace of life for my family and gave us the opportunity to grow in an area that reminded me of my childhood.
My Healing Journey
I’ve always been a spiritual person throughout my life. I really leaned into my spirituality, mental health and well-being after leaving a very toxic manager and work environment. I was burned out and felt broken.
I survived in that environment for several years while my young kids were growing. It was also the same toxic work environment that contributed to my mental breakdown.
The breakdown was a long-time coming after many years of stress and grief following the loss of my sister from Ovarian Cancer, moving state-to-state a few times, and having a daughter with special needs. Being in that toxic work environment was more than my mind, body, and spirit could take in the end.
I had a lot of wounds and trauma deeply rooted that were compounded by the work experience. My thoughts were running a hundred miles an hour and my digestion was a fiery mess. I was also binge eating and drinking a lot.
I felt like hell physically, mentally, and spiritually. It turned out that leaving that job was the best thing for me and it was also the first step in my healing journey.
My Approach to Change
I had to make changes with my lifestyle, diet and how I viewed the world. Change is at the core of any transformation and where coaching can positively your focus, progress and success.
It was a holistic transformation for me with a focus on all of me— mind, body, and spirit. I began with therapy and movement which included yoga. Yoga led me to mindful meditation. The meditation led me to Reiki Healing and the glorious sound of singing bowls.
I started to heal my digestive issues when I realized that food is medicine and created new habits for my approach to food. The changes I made to how I ate were gradual and became a lifestyle choice, not a diet. My transformation included a lot of rewiring my thought patterns, behavior change, and habit upgrades. All of which I practice each day because perfection is an unattainable goal.
“The purpose of one’s journey is to restore ourselves to wholeness.“Debbie Ford
Small changes can lead to a big impact in your overall health and wellness. I learned that along the way. The big lofty goals sound great, but aren’t sustainable in the end. Breaking everything down into bite-sized pieces is a recipe for success. Change becomes manageable and even fun as you build upon each success.
I can share so much more about my healing journey, but the most important thing is, like me, you can start to heal at any time and at any age.
My Mission + YOU
Let curiosity lead the way is my motto. It’s amazing to see where it will take you and how new people will come into your life at the right moment. With an open heart and mind, your path will lead you to exciting things that are meant for you. You arrived here, didn’t you?
I would love to support you on your holistic health and wellness journey. We can explore your vision together and co-create the goals you want to achieve. It doesn’t matter where you are on your life’s path because once you decide to get started, that’s the first step that will lead you to greatness.
Small changes in our daily habits turn into invaluable shifts in our lives. It all starts with your vision, intention and someone to support you along the way.
That’s where I come in and how Holistic Living + YOU came to life…
My mission is to help you, the WHOLE you, achieve your holistic health and wellness goals that are sustainable and filled with happiness, grace, and peace.
Let’s share this journey together!
My Education, Training and Experience
I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach. Education and training include:
- Certified Health and Wellness Coach
- Certified Holistic Nutritionist
Corporate Career Experience:
- Over 20 years of marketing communications and project management experience— strategy, planning and execution.
- Expertise in content program development, email marketing, social media, paid advertising, copywriting/editing, brand and business operations.
- Collaborated with and led cross-functional teams, included goal development and coaching, training and mentoring.
- San Jose State University, B.A. Communication Studies
Some of my favorite things… spending time with my family, being outdoors and practicing yoga.
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