I’m an attorney with a passion for empowering others, creative style and holistic wellness. I am also a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), where I’ve studies a multitude of theories and perspectives on relationships, spirituality, career, fitness and diet. My teachers in this program include Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, Dr. Daniel Amen, and many other respected individuals in the worlds of nutrition, diet, spirituality, and holistic wellness.

I’m also someone who’s struggled, until recently, with body image and issues of self-confidence. In 2007, while in serious hate with my life and a world of law-school related stress, I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Afraid of what this meant for my chances to have a healthy body and my ability to have children, I researched PCOS and learned that this syndrome was the result of my lifestyle. In other words, my sugar-and-caffeine-filled diet, my lack of activity, my overwhelming stress and feelings of self-loathing lead to bad choices in terms of food and fitness, which lead me to PCOS. I also discovered that I have the power to turn this syndrome around one better decision at a time.

My PCOS diagnosis and discovery did not snap me into an immediate reversal of my unhealthy lifestyle, however. Instead, it prompted me to take small, continuous steps towards a life of holistic wellness. Along the way I discovered lifestyle coaching, which lead to my studies at IIN beginning last year. Also, as I’ve been learning and making small, continuous changes, I’ve found that I love sharing what I learn with others in a way that helps them meet their lifestyle goals! I have gone from finding and executing multiple ways to hate to my body, to loving and accepting of myself in my skin. I’m in love with my life, and I do what I can what I can to show love to my body through food, fitness, a focused spiritual practice and fabulous style!

It’s my mission in life to serve myself and others in a way that fosters our healthiest, happiest and most creative lives possible. I’m focused shining my light as brightly as possible, and I’m helping others do the same.

Looking forward to shining along with you!

– Patricia

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