Welcome to Tree of Life Health Coaching
Nourishing families from the inside out
Nourishing families from the inside out
My passion for holistic health and wellness began when I was in college and realized I had to do something about my weight. You see, I was 60 pounds overweight due to lack of exercise, a poor diet, and lack of knowledge about what I was putting in my body.
That's when my journey to regaining my health began.
Some years later, my first born was diagnosed with Failure to Thrive, Sensory Integration Disorder and ADHD. Through the many therapies, including feeding therapy and my own research, I realized that what I was feeding my body was not exactly healthy (fat free, yogurt laden with sugar etc.) I adopted a totally new way of eating and coached myself and my son back to health.
Now, I want to empower you to do the same thing. Parenting a special needs child can be extremely challenging. I have the experience and the passion to help you on your journey to health and wellness for you and your family.
As I discussed my son’s eating preferences with Mary, her passion for helping others was evident from the beginning. She listened intently as I explained the situation with my son’s fixation with certain foods and she followed with questions in order to fully understand our situation. She was able to draw on her own knowledge, experiences and training as she laid out a plan for next steps for us to follow. She provided a number of resources that have been invaluable to my family. With Mary’s guidance, my son has already expanded his diet and embracing the changes that we have incorporated. Thank you Mary for helping our family overcome a challenging situation we have been working on for years!!
I am so grateful to have Mary's guidance in my life. Even though my 6 year old son has never been formally diagnosed with any disorder, we have experienced some behavior issues that could be explained as symptoms of ADHD and Anxiety. Mary shared her experience as a mom as well as her wealth of knowledge about the things that I could do to help my son and my whole family. Since implementing many of her recommendations, I have noticed some improvements in his behavior as well as his ability to focus in school. One such improvement with his schoolwork is a noticeable improvement with reading and writing. As a first grader, he seemed to be on track academically, but he was not enjoying it which was holding him back. He has been reading beautifully lately and not getting as frustrated when he needs to sound out a big word. He also has been trying to learn cursive writing on his own where before he "hated" his handwriting and said the other kids made fun of it as being the worst in the class. Now, he is excited to practice writing his name in cursive. Makes my momma heart proud. Thank you so much Mary.
Before working with Mary, I didn't know where to start with helping my son with ADHD. There are so many articles and advice my head was spinning. Working one on one with an understanding mom, who is also educated and has lots of experience was key because she was able to break it down step by step with me, and trouble shoot as well. You can't get that from the world wide web or others opinions that vary on Facebook. We had used some essential oils before but after using them the way Mary helped me discover, I saw a BIG difference when we used them vs. not! With Mary's help, my son and I are working together to help him nutritionally and naturally, without the stress because Mary has helped me find what works for us!
As a Certified Health Coach for Special Needs families, I provide a wide range of services to support families achieve the wellness goals they have for their families. My services include a variety of group workshops, group coaching, a membership site, individual consultations, and lectures that are appropriate for schools, community groups, teachers, parents groups, churches, home school and more.
A place where there's encouragement, love, grace, community, and practical steps to move your family forward. We will tackle Back to School, Brainy Breakfasts, Homework Coaching, Bedtime routines and more. I come to you as parent of a special needs child and offer my years of experience along with my background as a health coach to cheer on even baby steps in your families' journey.
Learn from the comfort of your own home! Several times throughout the year, I offer a 7 week group coaching opportunity. You will gain the confidence to take another step in your journey. My virtual classes are fun and engaging and our focus is science based nutrition and wellness. There will also be a Facebook group so we can brainstorm together and support one another. We will also go on a virtual grocery shopping trip to show the best options for your family. There will also be free downloads to help you along the way.
Sometimes you just need some 1:1 tender loving care and that's what my One on One Family Coaching sessions are all about. We get together and create a plan that's specifically just for your family and I walk alongside you to help you implement the changes. We will start with a Child Health Assessment and then we will do an initial consultation. We will meet once a week to see how things are going. This package comes with a Pantry makeover, label reading, 3 recipe revamps, free downloads, and email/Facebook Messenger support. You are never alone on this journey :)
Do you just want to know where to start? Well, then a consultation might be the answer for you. I offer 60 minute consultations where we can address a concern and give you practical steps to move you and your family forward. The cost is $60/hour.
I started using doTerra essential oils 3 years ago and I have found significant health benefits for myself as well as for my family. I used them every Sunday in our Special Needs classroom at our church and saw great results with our special kids as well as with my son. From calming to grounding to focus challenges to everyday health, there truly is an oil for everything. I would love to introduce you to their benefits through a 30 minute Oil Chat.
Be sure to use only 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils and for always a warning's instructions centrally should not be used in the eyes inside the ear canal or in open wounds. If redness or irritation occurs when using essential oils topically simply apply any vegetable oil such as fractionated coconut oil or olive oil to the affected area. Consult your physician before using essential oils if you're pregnant or under a doctor's care.
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Health/Wellness coaching is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition. It is not intended to substitute for the advice, treatment and/or diagnosis of a qualified licensed professional. Trained Health Coaches may not make any medical diagnoses, claims and/or substitute for your personal physician’s care. As your health/wellness coach I do not provide a second opinion or in any way attempt to alter the treatment plans or therapeutic goals/recommendations of your personal physician. It is my role to partner with you to provide ongoing support and accountability as you create an action plan to meet and maintain your health goals.