An Interview with Julie

Julie, how long have you been doing what you do & how did you become a Holistic Life Coach?

To answer this question, it’s probably best that I share with you a defining moment, and a resulting “compelling story”, that brought me to where I am today – guiding people like you on exactly what to do to eliminate overwhelm in their life & reclaim full vitality. 


Do you want to be shown I shown how to nourish yourself in mind, body and spirit?


In 2014, I was walking through several new doors: new husband, buying a new house in a new town, new schools for both of my wonderful daughters, new role at work and a new blog. It was great AND scary.  Beautiful AND hard.  It was what I wanted and it was more stressful than any other time of my life.  


Like many working mothers, I was overweight, overwhelmed & OVER IT- from years of rushed meals and not prioritizing my own needs.  Then I got into a terrible car accident. While I didn’t have any visible signs of the accident after the initial healing, I just didn’t ever get all the way better.  I lost mobility in my shoulder and neck.  I started to accept living in daily pain.  


Have you ever done this? Have you ever suffered in silence? Are you suffering now in silence?


Eventually, even though I wasn’t speaking up; my body WAS.  I went from being a person who woke up before the sunrise with no alarm clock to being constantly sick – intractable migraines, packing on 50 more pounds, constant sinus and bronchial infections, and each time I tried to get into a rhythm at the gym, I re-injured myself where I hadn’t fully recovered from the accident. 


I soldiered on.  


I was trying to be a good wife, had a busy job, two busy teens who were working hard in and out of school, involved at my church as a Stephen’s Minister – the list goes on. I forced myself to keep going.  Then my body escalated the symptoms – this time being sick enough that I missed a week of work – with a painful rash, sharp headache and high fever – I ended up being diagnosed with shingles.


I got somewhat better over the course of a couple months, but I just wasn’t myself. I had to take a break from the things I loved.  I didn’t have the energy to blog and write like I wanted to.  I missed out on events with my daughters. I didn’t feel myself - even on my best day. On my worst day I felt like I had pneumonia or mono – I’d go to the doctors seeking help and each time receive a new diagnosis that only vaguely addressed my symptoms and a new prescription.  Within another month, I found myself one day unable to drive home with my youngest daughter.  It was so hard to breath. I was struggling to hold my head up.  My body was in slow motion.  We pulled over to the side of the road and I just broke down and cried. THIS was rock bottom.


I went to the ER that night only to be prescribed medications for asthma and thinly veiled hints at anxiety or a mental disorder.  This didn’t make sense to me and didn’t make me feel better. The next day I followed up with my primary care office.  As I waited to be seen by my PCP, I believed my life and vitality were draining away and I felt so filled with regret.  My doctor was actually out that day but I saw a nurse practitioner.  She asked me questions that no other medical provider had.  She began connecting my symptoms and what I was experiencing.  She just listened, asked me to go do some labs and come back to the room.


I was both relieved to learn when the labs came back that she had an answer for all the things bothering me; but I was devastated by the answer: TYPE 1 Diabetes.  Who is diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes at 38 years old?  My pancreas had shut down and slowly I was getting sicker and sicker as my blood sugar levels escalated out of control.  The combination of the accident, stress, and shingles had all caused my pancreas to shut down.  She informed me that I would be insulin-dependent for the rest of my life.  This felt like a death sentence.


However, she gave me a shot fast-acting insulin and suddenly I could breathe again. (So much for that asthma diagnosis!)


 Later they told me I was points away from being in a coma.


All I kept thinking was, “How is it at 38 - with two great kids, a new husband I love, a great career - that I'm diagnosed with a disease where I have to pump myself with medicine everyday just to survive?" 


I made a decision right then that I was going to figure out my own health, no matter what! At that very moment, I made a commitment to immerse myself in absolutely everything that had to do with natural health: I joined a new gym closer to my home and started a new regimen.  I began using essential oils for stress-relief, hormone-balancing and insomnia.  Then I began really digging into the nutritional advice I was receiving in the standard diabetes pamphlets.  I was following everything they were telling me; but I was still gaining MORE weight and my blood sugars were uncomfortably unstable.  

My major issue was that I would get drastic lows…40s, 50s even a 38 that I recall.  


AND WHO KNOWS WHAT I DON’T RECALL? 


One time I checked my blood sugar when I got in my car at the train station.  It was fine (105).  45 minutes later I arrive in my town and I literally couldn’t find my house because I was dipping low and I didn’t realize it - it was like being lost in a fog.  


I started carrying snacks with me everywhere.  Great for not passing out while driving – not so great for my waistline! 


I concluded the recommended meal plans did not work for me.  I was NOT safe.  I was struggling to concentrate and my ability to handle stress was diminishing.  I was wondering too if these plans also weren’t working for other women who are diabetic - even if they’re not insulin dependent. Once I changed my diet, my blood sugars stabilized in a way that they never did with the injections.


Since my blood sugars were no longer drastically and dangerously high, I was better able to concentrate and return to my daily contemplative spiritual practice. This led me to delve into all aspects of nutrition (food, herbs, essential oils).  My energy returned enough to really increase my intensity at the gym and I lost 20, 30 - now I'm lost a total of 40 pounds.  


Can I tell you something even better than losing any pounds? I AM NO LONGER ON INSULIN INJECTIONS. 


I’m still a work in progress – but my health crisis  led me to see where exactly I can help other women: I watched their energy and enthusiasm for life return with more joy than ever. I have made a commitment to dedicate the rest of my professional life to helping other busy women who are silently suffering to regain their energy, spirit and vitality and have the FREEDOM again to live the life they want and continue to enjoy the success they want for themselves. Ready? In addition to graduating from Yale University, I have become a Certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner, Certified Aromatherapist, a Life Coach, and Certified Energetic FaceLift Practitioner. Additionally, I have studied muscle testing and also delved into nutrition at the University of New England and understand how to interpret lab results through a nutritional deficiency lens. I am a life-long learner and I apply my knowledge to your benefit. 


Since then, I’ve worked with private clients in person and virtually and conducted workshops: I am living my dream.  My favorite thing is bearing witness to your ah-ha moments and breakthroughs. I have created "Nourishing You: Mind, Body & Spirit™, a 12 week series of important inner and outer steps every woman recovering from a health crisis must apply to renew and refresh her mind, body and spirit and get back to a full and whole life. Ready? 


Julie,  Who are your clients?


I work with people just like you who are suffering in silence and overwhelmed with plowing through all the information that is out there to find out exactly WHAT is the right plan for your unique situation.

  • Women who are trying to figure out why they're even on this earth
  • Women who have hit a plateau in weight loss 
  • Women who feel like their doctors (and families) are not listening to them
  • Women who are overwhelmed with figuring out how natural health and nutritional changes will help them manage their chronic health issues
  • Women like YOU

What makes you different from other Life and Health coaches? 


We will cover exercise and other base-line health-y things, and in addition, you have me as a problem-solving expert and consultant.  I work on the inner and outer principals for breakthrough. I don’t just look at your weight and exercise routine.  We dig into lab testing and understand the results together. I also look at your food quality, I look at the toxins you’re encountering holistically from an organic and spiritual perspective.  What that means to you is that you get a wise, tough sage - meets nurturing midwife to guide you in YOUR breakthrough.  


JULIE - I’m concerned with whether I can ever get better.


You may not like what I have to tell you all the time - but you can be sure I will always tell you the truth and applying it will strengthen you to your core.  The truth about what’s standing in the way of your success and how to get rid of it FAST so you can start getting results in record time {and I throw in a healthy dose of humor and inspiration, which always helps!}.  Also, I’m not just focused on short-term results, I search  current evidence-based health plans, and examples of successful and healthy women to dig deep and discover root causes for problems and find lasting solutions.  


JULIE - What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?


The Nourishing You: Mind, Body & Spirit™ workshops, products, and programs were created for people who are absolutely excited and dead serious about reducing weight, increasing energy, and becoming more effective at home and at work.  It means NOT running around all day long, beating yourself up anymore because you don’t like how you look and/or feel.  They were created for you to put systems in place within a few months (sometimes weeks!), which will lead you to fitting into your skinny jeans, not being in a fog, being more centered in your spirit and knowing your purpose in life. I’m known to work best with other women who are ready to invest in themselves because what they have done so far HAS NOT WORKED.  


I work best with people who are committed to their own success no matter what, who are super-ready to get going and just want to know exactly what steps to take to improve their health and eliminate overwhelm.  My clients often tell me, “just tell me what to do and I’ll do it!”; AND THEY ACTUALLY DO IT!  Consider what YOU will do with me to be a high-octane crash course on everything you need to know to transform your life.  You will be expected to take serious and consistent action.  No excuses anymore, just a very different way of thinking and full, personalized support while you achieve this incredibly exciting goal: fully living the life you so desperately want to lead.


JULIE - Who is your program NOT going to work for?


Please know I’m very selective in who I work with and I cherry-pick my clients, choosing to (gently) turn away people who aren’t suited for my programs.  It wouldn’t be fair to them and that doesn’t sit well with me in my heart.  The Nourishing You: Mind, Body & Spirit™ programs are NOT for those who have no money coming in and are absolutely, financially desperate- at least not right away.  It’s been my experience that people in financial crisis do not trust the recommendations I give them and do not do the work (probably because they spend so much time worrying about where they are going to get next month’s rent check or mortgage payment.) If you fall within this category, it’s absolutely OK.  We each have hurdles to overcome.  We have all been in times of financial crisis at one point or another.  Do yourself three favors:

  1. Get some money coming in with a full-time or a part-time job at the very least, and then call me.  This will take the edge off and provide a little more peace of mind.  Mostly, it will de-clutter your mind enough to focus on your Nourishing You: Mind, Body & Spirit™ assignments and the BIG picture when you do start.  Once you start feeling better regularly as a result of our work, you will then notice you have the additional energy and mental clarity to be more effective in your life.
  2. Sign up for my Facebook group: The free information will get you started towards your goals until you’re ready to work with me one-on-one. 
  3. Make a point to read the posts on my Facebook page:  The posts there will give you a lot to think about and I share a lot of actionable ways to improve your health.  

Doing these three things will get you prepared for our work.  When you’re ready, call me and we’ll get started.  I’m in NO rush and will be here when you need me and when YOU are ready.  There are a few other types of personalities that I won’t work with - and I don’t make exceptions on this.  I won’t work with whiners, chronic skeptics or individuals who won’t invest in themselves, consistently make excuses for not getting their assignments done or constant complainers.  If you are one of these people, I gently and respectfully ask that you not call and I hope you understand why.  We probably won’t work well together and I wouldn’t want you to waste your time or money.  Is that fair?


What exactly is The Nourishing You: Mind, Body & Spirit™ system and what does it include? 


The "Nourishing You: Mind, Body & Spirit™ system begins with understanding your true value and identity, how to manifest what you want (including improving your health), creating powerful intentions and methods that get you the results you need. You will receive personalized guidance, products and materials and help you achieve YOUR goals.


Here are the 7 segments of what the Nourishing You: Mind, Body & Spirit™ System:

Deepen your spiritual connection to increase peace, serenity and an ability to cope with stressors. 

We will work together to identify soul wounds and heal from them.  This will eliminate blockages to your intuition for great decision-making to the benefit of your life.  We will work together to create your own personal declarations. You will develop a gratitude practice.
Identify Suboptimal body functions and create a plan to address them

Together we will utilize personalize lab testing.  We will identify suboptimal body chemistry, function and nutritional levels and create a plan to address them with the help of your primary care provider.  I will help you know what questions to ask, what type of help to seek and how to get your health care provider’s attention.  I am not a doctor and I will not diagnose you.  Instead I am a bridge to getting you from where you are, to where you would like to be. Note: this lab testing is not available through me in NY, RI, MD and NJ; however I can guide you in what tests to request from your doctor.
Create a personalized eating strategy

 We will identify your health goals and create a clear, easy to implement, personalized eating strategy. I go beyond just a simple, restrictive calorie goal.  We dig into macronutrients and create a plan that works for you.  You will learn how to eat out and how to meal prep to up-level your food success.  We are going to leave the feelings of deprivation behind!
Identify your ideal essential oils and learn how, when and where to use them

Essential oils are AMAZING! But a lot of people use them in an unsafe way or they overuse too and waste them, OR they just sit in a shelf collecting dust and overwhelm. We will identify your mind, body and spiritual issues that are readily helped with essential oils and create a strategy for their use.  You will receive some high-quality essential oils to begin your journey. You will also always be able to learn, build and add on more oils later.  And you’ll gain the confidence to do just that!
Create a sustainable movement plan that will help you get leaner, stronger and stay injury-free

Health research shows that over 60% of gym memberships go unused in the United States.  So clearly just getting a gym membership doesn’t automatically translate into losing weight or getting back into shape.  I will work with you to determine what the best forms of exercise are for you, ideas to keep things from getting boring, and ways to make your exercise more effective and efficient. We will create a plan for you that will help you fit back in those skinny jeans, move more freely and stay healthy and strong.
Gain clarity on your life purpose

We will identify your natural talent(s).  Then we will determine where you are or could be using them. We will determine you were put on earth to serve.  You will know exactly how you were uniquely created to do this work. There are too many women who are just going with the flow, caught in the daily grind of a job that's draining their souls or routines that don't bring any fulfillment.  You will leave that behind.
Celebrate an increase in confidence

By the end of this program you will know how to Nourish your own mind, body and spirit so that you can sustainably engage in your abundant life.  You’ll know what you should be focusing on to move forward and have a strategy for the actions you need to take each day to best utilize your time, energy and resources to bring abundance to your loved ones and those you’re called to serve.  We will focus a lot of time celebrating wins along the way and creating the  new habit of celebrating what’s showing up for you.  Your confidence will sky rocket as you consistently produce results over and over again!


Does this really work?

YES!  

The result of our work is a sustainable system to transform into who you were meant to be. 

Ready? You can expect to:

  • Have Big breakthroughs and ah ha moments
  • Health benefits, living stress free
  • Let go and release trauma in the body
  • Forgive God and others and find more peace and compassion
  • Creating new standards for yourself
  • Fill your own gas tank and learn how to self-nurture
  • Reaching for your passions in life
  • Discover yourself and set goals and reach them
  • Feel empowered and excited about the future
  • Vibrate as a loving being and become truly unconditionally loving - even in the intense ones that normally trigger you
  • Develop more compassion for yourself and others
  • Have more ease and grace in your life
  • Watch your best life unfold with ease
  • Connect with God
  • Raise your self esteem and self confidence - a lot of my clients tell me that it is worth the investment alone
  • Rewrite your own story
  • Open your heart and expand into your true being
  • How to see your relationships as mirrors and open channels for transformation
  • Learn proven techniques for releasing your internal resistance and self-sabotaging tendencies so you can take action and start living your passion and purpose with ease.

Do you have any testimonies from former or current clients? 

Yes, I encourage you to go to my Client Testimonials page.  


How quickly can I expect results?

That depends on how quickly you choose to make those inner changes.  Some clients are ready to nourish their mind, body and soul in a very short time frame, sometimes even a few weeks while others have a bit more work to do. It also depends on how committed you are to your own success.Want to know how you can guarantee yourself that you will implement the proven techniques for releasing internal resistance so that you can take action and start living with passion and purpose?Do all of your homework.  Be totally committed to your success.  Understand that this is a process, a proven one, that works if you take action and implement all the steps.  Clients who have diligently applied every step of The “Nourishing You: Mind, Body & Spirit™ system have successfully reached a state of improved health, vitality and joy in much less time than they would have on their own and have reduced their weight, gotten stronger, and eliminated overwhelm over what to eat and what holistic health techniques could help them.  Ready? 


Julie, based on everything I’ve read and heard about you, I know you’re the one I want to learn from.  What are my options for getting started with you?


Congratulations on making a decision to walk in your full purpose! I’m happy to jump on a call to see if you’re a right fit for this work. 

The best way to work with me is my 12-week, Nourishing You: Mind, Body & Spirit™ system. Here are the results you can expect:

  • Have Big breakthroughs and ah-ha moments
  • Health benefits, living stress free
  • Let go and release trauma in the body
  • Find more peace and compassion
  • Creating new standards for yourself
  • Fill your own gas tank and learn how to self-nurture
  • Reaching for your passions in life
  • Discover yourself and set goals and reach them
  • Feel empowered and excited about the future
  • Vibrate as a loving being and become truly unconditionally loving  - even in the intense ones that normally trigger you
  • Develop more compassion for yourself and others
  • Have more ease and grace in your life
  • Watch your best life unfold with ease
  • Raise your self esteem and self confidence - a lot of my clients tell me that it is worth the investment alone
  • Rewrite your own story
  • Open your heart and expand into your true being
  • How to see your relationships as mirrors and open channels for transformation
  • Learn proven techniques for releasing your internal resistance and self-sabotaging tendencies so you can take action and start living your passion and purpose with ease


Ok, Julie, I’m ready to do this for myself, but I have a couple of additional questions. Can I call you?

Good, sounds like you’re ready to be pulled into your destiny! Book an appointment on my calendar.  We will talk for 45 minutes - and guess what this call is free! I will leave you with at least one actionable thing to move forward with whether you become a client or not. I can’t wait to see you succeed and look forward to the honor of being the one to help you. 


Be Nourished and Blessed!

Julie


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