When I first started meeting with Gwen, I felt extremely overwhelmed, burdened and in general just fighting to keep my head above water. On the surface, my reality was easily to blame. I was a part-time, working from home mom of two small children with one on the way. I wasn't taking care of myself and avoided asking for help. All I wanted was to feel some relief and thought the answer for me was better self-care, including diet change, exercise, and more sleep. However, Gwen helped me to dig deeper. She asked the right questions, thought provoking questions that allowed me to be unequivocally honest with myself. She helped me see the real reasons I felt so out of sorts. It was an awakening.
To solve a problem you have to know what the problem actually is. Without Gwen, it would have taken me much longer to define what was causing me to feel so overwhelmed. I now have been able to make changes to lead me to a happier life. I have been able to ask for help and set-time aside to take better care of myself. But best of all, I've made decisions to eliminate activities in my life to go after a goal, to make a dream a reality.
I've been given a fresh start. I made a commitment to this program and was diligent and honest. You have to be "all in" to get the results you want. Gwen helped me recognize the changes I needed to make but I had to make the changes to get the end results I wanted. I'm not the only one who benefited from this program, my husband got a better wife and my children a more joyful mother.
- Ashlee H.
I had the pleasure of working with Gwen for four months, bi-weekly sessions for a health issue – which could be addressed with her knowledge and expertise, instead of taking medication. From the start, Gwen was personable, professional and immediately put my heart and mind at ease. With Gwen’s guidance, experience, and knowledge of diet and nutrition, my original issues are a thing of the past. I am 56 years old, and I haven’t felt this great in years!
- Tonya C.
Gwen has helped me turn my life around! When I first came to her, I thought I might have fibromyalgia...I hurt all over, had low energy and bad digestion. I have had several major surgeries throughout my adult life, the most recent being a total knee replacement a year before. I felt like I had toxins still left over from all the anesthesia and pain medicines. Also, with the new knee, I had to relearn how to move my body correctly with physical therapy. In some ways, I had to start everything over.
Gwen taught me to make healthy living a lifestyle...not a program or diet. That sounds cliche, but is CRUCIAL. I had to make health my focus. Once I changed my thinking, it was much easier to stay motivated to eat nutrient-dense whole foods and to find ways to move my body that are natural and fun for me. After meeting with Gwen for a few weeks, I began to notice more and more positive changes. My weight is coming off each week, my energy level is higher, my moods are much more stable, and I have improved digestion. But the biggest change was NO MORE PAIN!
Gwen is such a positive force, who has so much knowledge. But she meets you where you are, listens to your issues, as customizes a plan that is tailor-made just for you. She has changed my life and she can change yours.
- Liz F.
When I started working with Gwen I was feeling overwhelmed morning, noon and night. By work, family, myself, by life in general. The big issues were big, and the little issues were big too, if that makes any sense. I remember giving Gwen an example of the stress I felt about selecting a pair of sandals to purchase. I worried what other people would think of them. Seriously? I’m a 46-year-old successful woman with a lovely family, and I was worried about what someone would think of my choice of sandals. I have never been comfortable in my own skin, but my self-doubt and low self-esteem had hit a new low.
Gwen, in the most caring, genuine, supportive and empathetic way, taught me to be aware of – but not controlled by – my inner critic. We spent weeks talking about “her” and trying to understand her. I had to face my inner critic before I could learn to put her criticisms on the back burner. Then…we turned a corner. Gwen introduced me to the concept of my inner mentor. This was life changing. By the end of that session, I began to see myself differently. I continue to work on being comfy in my own skin every single day, but now it’s easy work. My inner critic is still there, but her voice is not loud, and it’s easy to minimize her. My inner mentor is a beautiful, peaceful guide that I rely on. She never lets me down.
Towards the end of my work with Gwen, I started down a path to resolve some long-term health issues. After so many years of accepting the condition, I decided I was worth taking the extra steps to find a better solution. I thank Gwen for helping me get into the frame of mind that helped me take this step.
I am who I am – I will never be the most confident person. And I’m happy with that. Actually, I’m just plain happy. Within my physical and psychological make-up, Gwen helped me find a better version of myself.
- Amy L.