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About Me

As a former owner and chef of a restaurant in Brooklyn NY, I know all too well how stress can impact your life. As my stress increased, my health deteriorated and many surgeries followed.

Work was thriving, I had a loving husband, incredible friends and a caring family, yet I was depressed and kept getting sick.

Doctor's never asked about my lifestyle, eating habits or what my work entailed, like spending all my days indoors and sleeping far too little. All my clients say the same... most doctor don't ask questions about our lives. But then you meet one that does... and finally a young doctor took the time to "see" me, ordered the right tests including vitamin D levels... it turns out I was severely deficient. As soon as I started supplementing, my energy and mood quickly improved.

My energy and mood quickly improved

That's when I decided to become proactive about my health, and read all I could on natural ways to improve my wellbeing. Soon enough, I noticed I was not getting sick as often and I was sleeping better. 

Eventually this homegrown passion became more, and I went back to school.


I studied and Trained at the LUI.Ben University in Rome as a Counsellor in Naturopathy (Holistic Health Coach) specialising in Stress management, MindfulnessDetoxHomotoxicology, Functional Nutrition and Holistic Massage Therapy.

Other certifications include Reiki Master in the original Usui Ryoho method, certified Mindfulness Facilitator, certified Self Care Coach, and have recently completed CST-1  (Upledger Cranial Sacral Therapy) and received a certification in Psychosomatic Phytotherapy.


I continue to study and participate in workshops and courses on a multitude of subjects from our mind-gut health, P.N.E.I. (psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunology), vitamin D deficiency, women's health, digestive disorders, Bach Flower Therapy, Dr. Burgarella's quantum healing BQH. 


I am constantly doing research and always looking for ways to help and improve the quality of life of the amazing people I am privileged to work with. 

Born in New York, I grew up in Florence and now live in the gorgeous region of Abruzzo surrounded by nature. I've had the good fortune to live in many places ... I have called Los Angeles, New York, Brussels, Paris, Calascio, Rome and L'Aquila "home" at some point in my life. My holistic approach is informed and shaped by the many places I have lived or spent time in over the years.

While working as a chef, I honed my interest in seasonal & natural cooking, which in turn lead me to teaching and writing about seasonal and natural food. I continue to offer Mindful Nutrition and cooking classes to small groups and I will help you eat for your specific body type to reduce inflammation and improve your health. Your gut will thank you!

​In my Tool Box

(in person or distance unless specified otherwise):

  • Counselling in Naturopathy

  • Psychosomatic Phyto-Therapy

  • Homotoxicology Detox

  • Reiki

  • Mindful Meditation Coach

  • Self-Care Coach

  • Autogenic Training

  • CST-1 (in person only)

  • Spagyric Botanicals

  • Dr. Bach Flower therapy

  • Essentials Oils

  • Holistic Massages (in person only)

  • Body-Bioenergetics (in person only)

  • Body specific nutrition for gut health, anti-inflammatory and functional. 

Go to my Therapy Service pages on Prevention, Stress Management, Coaching and Reiki for more information on how we can work together.

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