Confident in my abilities to support your holistic wellness decisions through education, encouragement, and guidance so you can have the confidence to make the best health decision. Not only is it my goal to offer holistic wellness including herbal medicine consultations, Aromatherapy and nutrition consultations but I offer prenatal coaching and postpartum Doula services, Childbirth education, and lactation support. In addition, I have expertise in hospital policies/procedures, patient rights advocacy and counseling.
Good stuff I accomplished… Mom, CAPPA Certification, Master’s degree, EMT training, Research Analyst, Previous hospital administrator, Creator of Sacred Scent (online aromatherapy course), Hug Your Baby, Spinning Babies, Sacred Pregnancy and Postpartum instructor, qualified to sit for 2015IBCLE, 2VBA3C, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, creator of Facebook online Postpartum and New Mom support group, Certified Master Aromatherapist and Herbalist, Lifestyle coach, and Nutritional Therapist.
Interests… Herbal medicine, Aromatherapy, Nutrition, Holistic health, Public Health, Intuitive birth, working with VBACs, Breastfeeding Support, Holistic Parenting and Nutrition, baby wearing, Pregnancy and Postpartum Nutrition, Exercise, Retreats, Postpartum care and mood disorders.
The desire to become a holistic practitioner started my senior year of college……..thus began a whole new journey in the holistic living realm. After getting laid off as a Research Analyst from a hospital I decided to become a Labor Doula & Childbirth Educator, Lactation specialist, Herbalist, and Aromatherapist. It all started my last semester of college while taking a course called Medicalization of Society. The course was an eye opener to the fact that women’s bodies were made to give birth and our bodies were perfectly designed to heal itself. However, I discovered many things while studying holistic living………women need a good support system to have confidence in their body and the birthing process, informed consent is important before making quick medical decisions, we should explore all options regarding our health, and lastly, our bodies are amazing and healing vessels. I have studied holistic living, healing, nutrition, herbal medicine and aromatherapy for many years. I opened Peaceful Heart Essence- Holistic Wellness in 2014 and in 2015 created a online course called Sacred Scent- online Aromatherapy courses. In addition to my current skills, I have a Masters degree in Public Administration & Policy Analysis-emphasis in health care policy, management and planning & development (Woooah, isn’t that a mouthful!). My undergraduate is in Sociology which set the precedent for what I currently do! I worked for WIC as a Breastfeeding counselor for almost 3 years, volunteered for ICAN or International Cesarean Awareness Network, where I assisted the local leader in organizing support groups and outreach. However, I don’t have enough time to volunteer but often refer mamas who had cesareans and are seeking VBAC. Now my mission is to help people (mostly women of childbearing age and through menopause) through consultation, product & supplement creation and referrals, support and education. If you would like a herbal or nutrition consultation feel free to contact me or check out my service page.