I'm an islander originally from Kingston, Jamaica, and now I live in Texas with my husband, two teenagers, and two fur babies. I love spending time with my family, doing yoga, gardening, being in nature, art, and traveling. I am incredibly passionate about health and wellness and have learned much through my personal and professional journey.
In my personal journey with wellness, like many mothers, I have experienced the struggle of balancing all the things and trying to make wellness a priority. It was hard, but I found that balance is a process, and (like the oxygen mask metaphor implies) we must first care for ourselves to care for our loved ones fully.
My professional experience with wellness occurred during my career as an occupational therapist, where I worked in various medical rehabilitation settings, including acute care, skilled nursing, long-term acute care, and home health. In all of those settings, the patients that I saw suffered from preventable chronic diseases, such as obesity, asthma, heart/cardiovascular issues, pulmonary (lung) diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, digestive problems, arthritis, and skin issues.
I felt that the missing component for them to get well again was to make health-focused lifestyle changes -- but they often lacked the guidance and experience to make these changes happen long-term.
I wanted more for my patients, my family, my friends, and myself. And have devoted my career to exploring other paths such as yoga, yoga therapy, personal training, nutrition, and integrative wellness coaching to prevent these diseases and encourage wellness.
My work is a blend of using my knowledge from the medical world and applying it to prevention and wellness. Through Flourish, I am excited to share what I have learned with others through teaching yoga, fitness, and wellness coaching.
I have a special place in my heart for working in women's wellness because I understand the instinct to put others' needs before your own. I look forward to guiding my clients so they are able to achieve optimal health and wellness through self-care.
I genuinely believe that when we as women can care for ourselves, we FLOURISH in mind, body, and spirit, which creates a ripple effect that benefits our loved ones, our community, and ultimately makes the world a better place!
Best health always,