Hi! I'm Heather; theatre kid, cat mom, and music lover.
Growing up as a dancer, I struggled with body image from the age of 6. I experienced severe depression and anxiety as a teenager which morphed into an eating disorder when I started university. Those were the worst years of my life. Nothing compares to the hell of living as a prisoner in your own mind: it's not living at all. Even though I worked very hard to pretend that I had it under control, eventually my physical health deteriorated to match my mental health. 5 years of amenorrhea, hair falling out, exhausted but couldn't sleep, debilitating IBS, and anxiety. So. Much. Anxiety. I couldn't function. Enough was enough.
My mindset had to shift radically. I had to relinquish control and stop forcing my body into a shape it didn't want to be. I had to learn how to be kind to myself, which was uncomfortable and terrifying. Most of all, I learned that health is a gift not to be taken for granted.
My experience lit a fire under me to help others who are fighting the same demons. I completed the Primal Health Coach Institute program in 2020 and combined the wealth of knowledge in that course with everything I've learned over the last 7 years navigating my health journey. Even though it feels impossibly lonely, you are not alone. I am so excited for you to discover how powerful you are with a nourished body and grounded mind.
Regardless of labels, I want to find what works for you.
My approach is grounded in ancestrally appropriate food and lifestyle. You'll learn why sustainably sourced, nutrient dense animal foods are key for hormonal health and stable energy. We'll also focus heavily on gut health, because you aren't what you eat: you are what you absorb.
I believe food is one of the most powerful tools we have to make changes physically and mentally. That said, it's often the emotional work that truly shifts how you think and feel about yourself. Together, we'll work to identify harmful triggers, behaviours, and thought patterns so you can learn to let them go in favour of compassion and mindfulness.