Welcome to my virtual home!
I am a sports dietitian for several running and triathlon groups as well as an educator at the Eastern Michigan University. Most importantly, though, I am a devoted Daughter, Wife, Mom, Gramma and Dream Achiever Coach!
I love “Wellness”: Our Body, Mind and Spirit connected. While it is true that “we are what we eat”, it is also true that there are many non-dietary requirements for a wholly nourished life. My coach training helps me work with clients, patients, students and people, (like you), who want to live the life they were MEANT to live… A focus that inspired my title of “Dream Achiever Coach”. Achieve your dream of living a Nourished Life.
Through “Nourish Your Life” I help people feed their bodies, minds and spirits and LIVE life as the great, exciting adventure that it is!
If you want to know more about me, my work and why I created Nourish Your Life™, please read on!
I married my childhood sweetheart, Chuck, when I was 21. Our family grew rapidly, with 3 children arriving in the course of 4 years. A stay-at-home Mom, I was active in community, church and volunteer work. I enjoyed preparing meals for church functions, shut-ins and social gatherings, which led me to begin a small catering business.
Life took an unexpected turn when a car accident/miracle changed everything. Click this link to read my story: “Junkyard Janet“.
My lengthy recovery period gave me time to re-evaluate my life, review my achievements, my dreams and appreciate being alive! I truly understood that God had a greater purpose for my life.
While my children were at home, I took a few college classes and found that I loved education. After they grew up, and I was able to devote more time to studying, we all went to college together!
My first degree was in Mental Health/Social Work. It was an excellent education and it taught me that social work was “not for me”.
I had always dreamed of being a Registered Dietitian but was afraid of the chemistry aspect. After (barely) surviving my first chemistry class, I gained the confidence I needed to continue and complete my BS in Dietetics and my MS in Human Nutrition.
“What have you always dreamed of doing?
Who have you always dreamed you could be?”
I am an enthusiastic advocate of finding adventures and living them! Although I am not particularly athletic, I recently went to Honolulu to walk a fund-raising marathon ~ an experience I did not want to miss! I trained and participated and shared this most wonderful experience with a dietitian friend, Judy, and my husband, (who didn’t train for the event and learned why he should have!).
I love to work with people who are “up” for big adventures; ready to “go for” positive changes in their lives or the way they live them.
If you want to live your life wholly, and change your “I wish I had’s” to “Wow! I did’s”, I am the perfect coach for you! I’ll help you live the life of your dreams! Don’t be just a day-dreamer – be a Dream Achiever!
“Life is good and it can be great!”
My trek continues…to discover where God is leading me…the path He wants me to travel (with Him, of course…) and I am becoming more and more excited about this path!
The details are not clear to me, and I ask God to clarify His Will.
What I am seeing, is that I need to:
1. Find my place in our church (St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Michigan.)
We worship there faithfully and support many programs; I find a “need” though to discover my “calling” in that place.
2. To re-visit my health concerns and create a plan.
My goals are to:
a. Lose 10 pounds
b. To have tight control over my blood glucose
c. To create a new and improved exercise/work-out plan to support my next goal which is~
3. To train and compete in races and triathlons this coming year and kick my performance”up a notch!” In order to do this, I need to:
a. List the races and triathlons that I plan to compete in
b. Create my work-out plan that incorporates those who will support me mentally, physically and Spiritually!
c. DO IT NOW!
What does YOUR plan look like? I would love to hear from you and support you as you travel down YOUR path!