Our health story is ever changing as we age and progress through the many stages of life.


Like it or not, you can eat four peanut butter and jelly sandwiches a day in your teens without gaining one pound, but if you even look at one in your thirties, the scale jumps 10 pounds.


My story is an evolution of health and wellness - just as yours is and will be. The more we fully embrace the journey, the easier it will be to remain on top of the mountain rather than being stuck in the valley.


I discovered health and wellness early in my college days as I battled disordered eating combined with exercise addiction. Family turmoil caused unhealthy habits to emerge in my pursuit of perfection. I was all good if the scale reported my magic number but if not, I felt unworthy, less than perfect, and unlovable. At the time, I did not realize that what I thought was healthy was completely the opposite.

Overcoming took years of focused effort to heal the damaged connection between my body, mind and soul. My passion led me to the fitness industry where I formed a personal training business to share safe and effective exercise practices for people to gain better health. Physical fitness is one major component of wellness, but health is also directly linked to nutrition, spirituality, relationships, and career.

Along came my 50’s and menopause hit. My hormones went crazy and suddenly a spare tire formed around my mid-section. Frustrated at my lack of success, I decided to drastically change my family’s diet and began to use essential oils for holistic physical healing and emotional support. Step-by-step, I lost my spare tire and gained energy as my family and I became healthier.

My health journey has led me to form Essential Joy Wellness to empower others, like you, to change your health story. You do not have to be stuck in the valley or let your poor health limit the life you truly desire. I will give you the tools and confidence you need as you learn to make healthy decisions for healing and transformation.