All things holistic:: health/wellness + plant powered nutrition + essential oils. empowering people to live healthier + happier.
Hi! I’m Lisa! Welcome to my site and journey as a holistic health and lifestyle coach!
Most of my life I was an avid workout junky and health nut. You could aways find me at the gym, on a tennis court or soccer field. When I wasn’t paying sports or working out, I was either in the kitchen cooking or reading and watching documentaries on health and wellness. It was a time in my life when I was in my best shape.
Then a life milestone happened that changed all that, I became pregnant. It was not at all what I expected. The vision I had in my mind of the healthy eating, gorgeous pregnant women was far from what my reality became. It was the first time in my life where I was faced with weight issues. It did not seem to matter what I ate, or how much I exercised. I gained a massive amount of weight. It wasn’t something I worried so much about when I was pregnant because for some people it just happens this way, and “one pregnancy can be so different from the next”, I was often told. “Don’t worry”, other people said. “It will come off once you have the baby”, said others. But it didn’t. The weight stayed and emotionally, I was in a place in my life I had never found myself before.
I found myself at a crossroads, a new mom, taking care of my child constantly, that I started to loose site of taking care of myself. I needed get my life back. So, I began to find small ways to bring health back into my life full time. I began reading an cooking again. It was around this time that I started to dabble into a raw food, vegan diet. I liked it but was constantly craving warm foods, most specifically in the winter months. I knew I needed to listen to my bod, so I transitioned into a vegan diet. The weight started to come off slowly.
I started reading about nutrition again, and watching documentaries. That’s when I stumbled upon the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, an online course that would allow me to get a holistic nutrition based health coaching certification. I was excited, I knew that this was a path I was meant to take. I was always being asked by friends, and coworkers about my Veganism, and nutrition in general. I noticed that I loved to help people change their health habits, and see how happy they were with the results they were receiving. The program not only gave me the extra tools I needed to help people, but it truly made me realize the this was my passion and that I could build a life around helping others.
I started Bohemian Wellness after I graduated from Institute of Integrative Nutrition in 2013, but honestly did not put my whole heart into it because I was working a full-time job. I had a few clients here and there over the years, but it felt more like a hobby, than a business. Then another major milestone occurred in my life. In one single moment I found myself in the role of a single stay-at-home mom and I no longer had a full-time job.
Now, I was forced to reevaluate my life and my future. I realized life is too short not to do what you love and to follow your passions. My wanting to be a health coach is something I see as not only my passion, but what I was put on this earth to do. It is my way of giving back and being of service to others. Through coaching I have formed some amazing friendships, and have learned a lot from others.
I myself am still a plant powered eater (vegan). I teach most of my clients how to eat a in a healthy plant powered way at their request, but I am also versed in coaching people who have all sorts of eating styles. Each person is an individual, with individual needs and an individual plan to get the results they want. I focus on what that looks like for you. It is about a journey on learning what it means to eat cleaner and be healthier in your food choices. I not only incorporate nutrition, but also self care, mindset and exercise, as part of your journey to a better you.
How I became an oil junkie!
While I was attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a classmate of mine introduced me to doTERRA essential oils. She knew I was already an avid essential oil user, so she wanted me to test out doTERRA to see what I thought. Most people approach trying something new with a great amount of skepticism. But, I dove right in because change is something that is exciting to me. I was immediately blown away by the quality of doTERRA oils. These oils definitely stood out from any other oils I had used before. Not only did they smell AMAZING, but I saw benefits immediately. I had never seen benefits as quickly with other oils.
I was also very impressed about how this company as a whole. How they source their oils and serve the communities they source them in. Watch this video on how they source Wintergreen in Nepal. They also complete rigorous testing to insure that the quality of oils are a therapeutic qualities, and have not harmful side effects or interactions. This company has soul and compassion for people. They are willing to be fully transparent and are dedicated to the commitment of science. Check out the Source To You website which gives every individual the ability to see how & where oils are sourced, as well as all the quality reports for their oils.
On their 10th Anniversary they were confirmed as The Global Aromatherapy And Essential Oils Leader.
For me it was a no-brainer to align myself with a company such as doTERRA. If you are interested in learning more about the oils or sampling them. Please contact me.
However you are looking to change the healthy part of your life, I would love to work with you and help you succeed. I offer a FREE Complementary Session to help you create a crystal-clear vision for the kind of healthy lifestyle you would like to live, uncover the hidden challenges that may be sabotaging your success with living your healthiest lifestyle, and you will leave the session renewed, energized and inspired to live your healthiest life forever.
I look forward to helping you on a life changing journey.