Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in the area?
I was born and raised in Chatham, Ontario, Canada and moved to Vermont in 2002 with my husband. After building our business and having our family, we moved to Naples in July, 2021.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
We have 3 children – Sienna 17, Quinn 14, Reece 12
When did you decide you wanted to become a Concierge Chiropractor specializing in Women’s Health?
Focusing on women’s health has been my priority since I began my career as a chiropractor in 2002. I knew a woman’s body changed dramatically during pregnancy from a musculoskeletal standpoint, and I was determined to create an effective solution to reducing pain and empowering women to truly love and thrive during their pregnancy. It was so wonderful to help women stay pain-free and gain strength during this time. I started learning about the importance of pelvic floor health in 2008 and discovered the absence of awareness, the shame and the misunderstanding of these conditions. I began to develop a unique approach and treatment through education and compassionate, evidence-based care to diagnose, treat and heal all forms of musculoskeletal based pelvic floor dysfunction. I feel privileged and grateful to be able to offer care and support for women who struggle with this silent epidemic.
Has health and wellness always been a part of your life?
Yes! Growing up, my 3 siblings and I were always busy on one or more teams. I played softball, basketball, volleyball, track, cross country, curling, golf throughout my school days. Being active was encouraged. Into my adult life, I began running as a gateway to both my physical and mental health. I have been running daily for 28 years and counting! I cherish the personal, quiet time and the physical sweat. I either read or listen to business or motivational podcasts while on the treadmill. I balance this
with a common-sense approach to food – lots of water, minimal gluten and sugar, limitless fruits and veggies, vitamins, lots of good saturated fats (coconut oil is a mainstay), lean meats. I also love coffee, chocolate and an occasional glass of red wine – everything in moderation!
What do you recommend for someone looking to get started?
Start with committing to one small thing and do that without fail for 6 weeks so that it becomes a habit. Maybe it is walking 1 mile a day. Maybe it is drinking 8 cups of water each day. Maybe it is doing a 10- minute meditation. Whatever it is, make it manageable and enjoyable but also ABSOLUTELY non-negotiable. Once you see the results, building other health habits into this becomes logical and much easier.
If you could give one tip to fellow Mom Entrepreneurs what would it be?
Read lots of books from different mindsets and approaches to business management. I have taken little gems from many different books! Also, be patient and never give up!
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
I have 4 tattoos – and still obsess over tiny, minimalist tattoos on Pintrest!
Ok 10 Fun LOCAL favorites – ready, go!
1 – Favorite thing to do with your kids? Honestly, anything outdoors! Going to the beach, walking the dog, going on hikes and bike rides.
2 – Favorite coffee spot? Narrative Coffee
3 – Favorite lunch place? Felipe’s in North Naples Logan Landing. It’s close to our home and we can bike there. The burrito bowl is amazing – the service is always fast and friendly, the food is delicious and super fresh and the Sangria is the BEST.
4 – Favorite beach spot? Clam Pass.
5 – Favorite date night restaurant? Toss up – Ocean Prime OR picnic on the beach!
6 – Favorite boutique? Good question! I love browsing the shops on 5th but I also do most of my shopping online.
7 – Favorite spot to grab a drink? Anywhere there is an outdoor bar and laid-back vibe!
8 – Who has the best bagels in town? We’re not a huge bagel family but Einstein’s Bagels never disappoints.
9 – Best slice of pizza in town? My son says Il Primo
10 – Favorite spot for ice cream? Hands down Sweet Melissa’s in Bonita – the coffee ice cream is out of this world.
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