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

3 Mindset Shifts Required to Reclaim Your Sleep
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3 Mindset Shifts Required to Reclaim Your Sleep
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By submitting your email you agree that A Journey Into Health may send you emails about sleep resources & wellness services.