After years of struggling with body image issues, disordered eating, anxiety, and depression, I started finding peace when I began eating real food and living authentically.

Life has taught me many lessons, but the one that made the biggest impact was realizing that in order to thrive, you HAVE to become your own health care advocate.

I have found the key to optimal wellness is taking proactive care of yourself; however, knowing what that means for you can feel like a full-time job.

In March 2018, I decided to make my passion for health and wellness more than just a hobby. On the verge of burnout (due to an undeniably strong instinct that I wasn’t living the life I was meant to), I shifted my energy away from the corporate tech world and into serving a larger mission.

I am currently training to become a Certified Health Coach and working for an Austin-based juice bar that specializes in whole ingredient foods that energize, nourish, and heal.

Although I follow a vegan (mostly raw) and gluten free lifestyle, I believe in taking a bio-individual approach to health and educating yourself on the vast amount of food philosophies. Each person has unique characteristics, traits, and values, and your lifestyle should be tailored based on what feels right at any given time.

I am an eternal student – always learning and evolving. Rooted Warrior was created as a place to share my stories, my struggles, my discoveries, and my dedication to wellness. I hope to empower others to honor their bodies through consuming real food and living a life of purpose.