About

If you told me 10 years ago that I’d be a solopreneur, public speaker, have a pierced nose, be coaching people to sleep, teaching yoga, & living in an old house with an orchard out back, I’m sorry, but I’d have thought you were crazy. But that’s what happened.

Between 1994-2013 I worked in gray, cubicle-dwelling hi-tech roles. I was a web developer in the early days of the Internet, then a technical writer helping people understand how to use it. Eventually I used my M.S. in Human Factors from Bentley University to arrive as a user experience design manager / director.

Here I experienced burnout before it was a clinical diagnosis. Bouts of lifelong insomnia got worse. Anxious, stressed & overwhelmed, I fell into a dark depression. Binge-eating became a compulsion & I couldn’t stop, though I desperately wanted to.
Just as I was healing from these experiences, I suffered from severe physical pain with no apparent cause. Two years after medical appointments became my new full-time job, I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease.

The help I received from traditional modalities was adequate when removed from my day-to-day world, but wasn’t enough when I had to get back to my life. It also lacked permanence.

Yoga was my foundation; wellness coaching, a natural complement.

It was through this combination of trainings, which I enrolled in to help myself, where I discovered a me underneath the “type A”, high-achiever perfectionist who was suffering so much.

Sleep Science Coach certification

I’m now also a certified Wellcoaches health & wellness coach, and sleep science coach via Spencer Institute / NESTA.

I specialize in sleep because it’s the foundation of a healthy & vibrant life. My sleep wellness coaching program works because I skillfully apply techniques from both wellness coaching & Yoga Therapy.*

Both are natural, holistic, & never prescriptive: they meet you where you’re at & move you forward in a sustainable way. I believe current treatments for our culture’s ongoing battle with insomnia are missing the mark; sometimes even doing more harm than good.

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I look back at my journey & feel like I came alive: a life lived in grays & beiges transformed into one of vibrant colors. The heavy darkness of stress, anxiety, & sleep deprivation—surviving (or languishing) the way so many of my clients do—was first replaced with feeling, well . . . sort of OK.

But when you stick with it, what comes is the THRIVING: discovering who you truly are when all the exhaustion, unnecessary hard work (not to mention pressure)! Thoughts & behaviors that aren’t serving you shift or are removed altogether.

When you CAN let go of the struggle & get consistently refreshing sleep, you can be fully present & enjoy living life as the absolute best expression of yourself.
Each person’s journey is unique, & it’s such an honor to see who my clients become!

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I’d love to help you sleep better, stress less, & live your most vibrant life!

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What else should you know about me?

I didn’t grow up here, but Boston is my home. I’ve been a competitive West Coast Swing dancer and an ESL teacher. I’m a cat person who grew up with Doctor Who. I’ve become a foodie.

You might find me screaming at (or Tweeting) about the Bruins. In the summer you might find me on a beach with a good book (or on my patio trying to write one). In addition to yoga, I enjoy Barre classes, neighborhood walks, and kayaking on the Charles.

International travel has intentionally been a big part of my journey: I’ve been to 20 countries (so far–I hope to visit Thailand or Australia next)!

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I combine my education, training, & years of experience to help busy people like you navigate the delicate balance between high productivity, quality sleep, & optimal energy.

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* The Yoga Therapy components of my instruction are based on this training, and are not derived from my status as an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.

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Health & Wellness Coaching Certifications

* Health & Wellness Coach (CHWC) – WellCoaches
* Personal Coach (CPC) – WellCoaches
* Sleep Science Coach (CSSC) – Spencer Institute (Coaching division of the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA))
* Mind-body Eating / Eating Psychology Coach – Institute for the Psychology of Eating (Colorado Department of Higher Education – Division of Private Occupational Schools)

Therapeutic Yoga & Meditation Credentials

* 500-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher w/ specialization in Yoga as Therapy* – YogaYoga (an IAYT-recognized program)
* 200-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher @ Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

* Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) – Yoga Alliance

Formal Education & Corporate Background

* Former User Experience Design Manager / Director @ Boston-area software companies including Mathworks, BEA Systems (now Oracle), & Streambase (now Tibco)
* M.S. in Human Factors in Information Design, Bentley University; B.S. Computer Science / Technical Writing

Additional Certifications

* Frontiers of Trauma Treatment – with Bessel Van der Kolk
* Usui Reiki Master & Teacher
* Adult First Aid / CPR / AED

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Learn what lifestyle habits you have that are wrecking your sleep, so you can start doing things differently!
By submitting your email you agree that A Journey Into Health may send you emails containing sleep resources & the occasional special offer about sleep wellness services.
Learn what lifestyle habits you have that are wrecking your sleep, so you can start doing things differently!
Are you ready to get the BEST sleep of your life?