IT'S NICE TO MEET YOU!
I'm Emily-- a 30-something year old, introverted, tea-drinking, lover of flip flops and the creator of Embrace True Health.
I'm originally from the suburbs of New York City and moved to San Diego, California in 2005 because I realized I could no longer function in temperatures below 75 degrees.
I've been interested in health and wellness since middle school, where my pastimes included journaling, flipping through all the books in the Self Help aisle of bookstores, and figuring out why I felt moody and depressed all the time.
Then came high school, college, and my 20s where I experienced fun health challenges like binge eating, sugar addiction, mild depression, acid reflux, seasonal affective disorder, anxiety, mood swings, bloating, and skin issues.
I DECIDED I NEEDED TO MAKE A CHANGE.
So in 2009, I enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to learn more about nutrition and "as a bonus, maybe I'll get a career out this!" It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Read more about my experience here.
In 2012, I stepped majorly outside of my comfort zone and with no real plan of how I was going to generate income, I took a leap of faith and quit my full-time corporate job of 6 years to do one-on-one health coaching and lead my signature Reboot & Reset Your Body Guided Group Cleanse.
There were many aspects of being a full-time entrepreneur that I loved, but financial instability was not one of them and the stress of making money was taking away from my passion for this work.
So in 2014, I went back to the corporate world. It was a huge adjustment and took nearly a year for me to realize that I wasn't a failure for changing my direction.
FAST FORWARD TO TODAY...
I'm currently enjoying my day job and working on Embrace True Health in the evenings and on weekends.
By the way, if you're in cubicle-land like I am, stay tuned because I plan on creating more resources with you in mind for how to implement and maintain healthy habits during your 9-5. You heard it here first :)
When I'm not in the office and not at home working on my site, you can find me running or walking at the beach, wearing my uniform (racerback tank/shorts/hat/flip flops/sunglasses), getting my yoga sculpt on, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, or taking pictures of my food.
- Certified Holistic Health Coach - Institute for Integrative Nutrition
- Certified Raw Food Chef and Instructor - Living Light Culinary Arts Institute (the world's premier organic raw vegan chef training school)
- Studied Dynamic Eating Psychology and Mind-Body Nutrition Counseling - Institute for the Psychology of Eating
- Bachelors in Psychology - Vassar College
- The School of Life - Daily learning, reading, experimenting, getting curious, embracing vulnerability, falling down and getting back up.
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