Hi, my name is Ashley, welcome to my site.
Growing up I was always a sensitive, feeling child with a vivid imagination. This made living in a household with drug and alcohol abuse even that more difficult for me. My parents would abuse drugs and alcohol, fight about money and when it was over, they would ask me to go out into the world and act as if nothing had happened. As you can imagine this was difficult for me to do but over the years without realizing it, I adopted this behavior as a habit when anything unpleasant occurred.
In high school I self-harmed and was extremely depressed. I kept this mostly hidden except for my Mom with whom I confided in about my depression and suicidal thoughts. She brought me to a doctor who put me on anti-depressants. Between these and therapy I began to feel better. But after I couple of years, I wasn’t comfortable with taking the medication and went off of it deciding that more therapy was a better idea.
Fast forward to my mid-twenties, I’m living abroad in Spain and I receive a phone call that would change my life forever. My had estranged Dad died suddenly of a heart attack. It was not only a traumatic experience for me but was a wake up call to address my own health issues- weight gain and heart palpitations that had been symptoms I had ignored for a couple of years.
I did what I knew to do best when I needed to know more about something-I dove into research mode. When I returned to the U.S. a year later I had even more of a desire to learn more about health and nutrition through food. I studied holistic health at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2012 where I received my certificate in health coaching.
But lessons in loss wouldn’t end at my father’s death. In early 2017 I unexpectedly lost my Mom and best friend. Around that same time I was having a lot of pain in my pelvic area and went to the gynecologist to get checked. I was shortly thereafter was diagnosed with Endometriosis. With all of the unaddressed loss, trauma and pain in my life my symptoms which included anxiety, insomnia, depression, painful urination, hemorrhoids, painful periods, bloating, painful workouts and more-came to a head. In the midst of this all I also went through a devastating breakup with my partner of ten years. Just when I thought I’d been tested enough by the universe I found myself yet again, unhealthy, unhappy and broken.
The past three years….
I have dedicated the past three years of my life to educating myself on healing endometriosis and my other symptoms naturally. I have done this using Medical Medium’s plant-base nutrition and supplemental protocol. This was possible through working with Emily Beatrix an S.E. coach specializing in nervous system health to help me understand how to incorporate his protocols in a way that is fun, manageable and has made an extraordinary difference in my healing. I have greatly lessened symptoms caused by endometriosis such as cramps, nausea, overactive bladder, dizziness, bloating, anxiety, cravings, depression and painful periods which left me bed ridden. I found a food plan that works for me and doesn’t leave me feeling deprived.
I am healing past traumas and ancestral wounds in my work with trauma coach and guide Lisa Nagel who specializes in inherited trauma resolution and ancestral healing. I have realized over the course of my work that my true health journey began even before I was born as trauma and illness from ancestors is passed down through utero.
I have also began incorporating the self awareness tools of Astrology and Astromapping into my practice as a guide to discovering one’s strength’s weaknesses and soul’s purpose and work in this life time.
Now that I’ve found the what it takes to put true healing into motion, I want to help you on your path toward healing. Using holistic practices that can be adopted into your daily routine combined with a deeper understanding of who you are and the life you are meant to live, I can help you achieve your health and life goals.