I’m Barbara. I have always had a passion for helping people to feel good. As a nurse my early years were focused on getting sick people back to baseline. I saw the consequences of poor self-management of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Witnessing the suffering of the late stages of these chronic diseases lead me to a shift in my focus – prevention.
After becoming a diabetes educator and health coach my passion became raising that bar on the baseline – helping my clients to not only live healthier lives, but to feel better and have a whole new outlook on life.
As a diabetes educator I know a lot about nutrition. Combined with my love of healthy cooking I know how to help people make better food choices. As a health coach I also know the emotional, financial and physical obstacles. As an individual who once had prediabetes and made changes in my eating and exercise, I personally know those struggles in making those changes.
I don’t believe in diets. I believe making lasting changes requires addressing fueling the body, getting regular exercise, managing stress and planning to make all these things happen. I believe in being open to change, to looking at lifestyle choices with new eyes and to finding the thrill in trying new routines. I don’t believe in perfection; I believe in finding sustainable lifestyle changes in order to feel better, look better and have a vibrant outlook on life. We are all on a path to a better destination. Let me shine some light and offer support as you move along your path.