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Heyyyy!

Are you lost in the mountain of abundant resources and conflicting information? Or rambling around with troublesome health symptoms causing difficulty with your daily functioning? Have you been ignoring all the signs that you may be dealing with underlying health issues? Are you trying desperately to find a path to your vibrant, empowered, and thriving self? You may have just found your trailhead!!

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I'm Deanna

a passionate certified health and wellness coach committed to helping you achieve the vibrant health and lifestyle you desire! Born and raised in New England, my passion for helping others started in my small community at the age of 4 when visiting the elderly with my grandmother. I noticed that our short, simple visits were enough to provide great joy for these lovely people, leaving a positive impact on their day. I knew I wanted to invoke this in people’s lives for years to come.

My early schooling experiences also play a large role in who I am and what I do today. I was mostly homeschooled and attended a private, Catholic high school through which I learned a great deal about striving to do my personal best work, setting goals, and being organized and very independently driven. Exploration of my individual interests was encouraged in various ways as well. And so I further discovered my attraction to personal health and nutrition, and eventually fitness as well. I found as the years passed that I had a deep motivation to always be learning. For this I am incredibly grateful because it has been one of the most valuable tools I’ve had, along with the others mentioned previously, for navigating my personal health journey, entrepreneurship, and currently homeschooling my own children.

After high school, I attended the University of New Hampshire and became an occupational therapist where I hoped to fulfill my desires to help people, leave an impact on their lives, and increase their joy! Upon having children, however, I wasn’t finding this career quite as fulfilling as expected for various reasons. My heart was at home with my kiddos while I was at work. Additionally, I found the majority of my time was spent on documentation for insurance purposes, rather than spending my time directly with those I wished to assist.

Having a burgeoning interest in general health and wellness, a desire to learn more about some of the health challenges I’d been experiencing for several years (but had pretty much been blown off by my doctors), and a passion to be at home with my children, my heart became drawn to alternative approaches to health, life, and employment (which had been somewhat of a theme in my life). In 2011 I became a certified health coach and quickly realized this was helping to fulfill my true passion—my true self!

In 2012, at a time when I was feeling the best I had felt in my adult years, my life took a pretty significant turn. As alluded to, I had already been experiencing some health issues and several significant stressors over the past twelve years, but my health really came undone in the fall of 2012. It was then that I truly began my current journey!

I was overwhelmed, seeking answers, support, guidance and someone who could really help me understand and navigate the process. I couldn’t find a single person who was able to meet all of my needs, so I put together a team and appointed myself General Manager. Using all the tools I’d learned in my early education and beyond, I began travelling a perplexing and winding journey. I became incredibly empowered by my experiences.

I learned along the way that few, if any, important journeys are a straight line. Life is simply more complex than that. My experience is that most big passages are filled with lots of twists and turns. Getting comfortable with the process is key to thriving on the trip. All facets of ourselves: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual are involved and must not only be acknowledged, but fully incorporated in the process.

My journey continues to be winding, but the overall direction is up! It has taken some work and time for me to realize that “perfect health” is not the same as a thriving and vibrant life, which I really wanted, and I think most of us want. From my life experiences and interactions with others, I continue to learn and grow each day and expand my ideas about what it means to live a fully meaningful and vibrantly healthy life. Each and every day I become more my TRUE self, the one I was designed and am evolving to be!

So, this brings me to what I have to offer you!

I want to make your path a little smoother, a little less twisty… I can’t promise to remove all the bumps and turns because it is through those experiences that we learn and grow. But I can help you if:

You're ready for change;

You want to embrace fresh ways of doing things;

You want to adopt or adapt a real food diet optimized for you;

You desire vibrant, steady energy;

You want functional strength and a health-promoting active lifestyle;

You want to cultivate a powerful mindset and intuitive approach;

You desire food freedom, body positivity, and radiant health;

You want to develop longterm healthy habits for ease and success;

You want to feel secure and empowered in advocating for your own needs;

You want responsive care;

You want your care to fully resonate with you;

You are ready to break free from social expectations, norms, and untruths so you can truly be YOU!

My commitment to you is to share the best of what I have learned and continue to learn, and to grow and learn alongside you as we discover what YOU need to live a thriving and vibrant life!

I hope this is just the beginning of a partnership we will create. I’m thrilled to get to know you better! Please join my email list so we can stay connected on a regular basis and follow me on Facebook and Instagram. If you’re ready to build our partnership more deeply, come check out the services I offer so we can get started. And don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions. Lastly, if you are interested, you can read more about my health story too: Part 1 & Part 2.