Years ago, the Lord called me to be a wife. It has been a joyful journey through mountain tops and valleys for the past 34 years being married to my husband, Joe. He’s the love of my life. We’ve had the unique experience of living around the world because of Joe’s occupation in the corporate world. As a matter of fact, we have lived in three different countries and four different states in the U.S.
Along the way, we had our children, Nathan who is 25 and our daughter Natalie who is 21. They are our greatest blessings from the Lord, given to us by Him through adoption!
My blogging passions are christian health and wellness, stress relief, nutrition, and integrative medicine. Writing is therapy for me and a way for me to connect with others who are going through similar situations. My blogging goal is to always encourage and give hope through our Lord Jesus Christ.
For about 10 years, post college I worked in various capacities, but mainly in marketing management and advertising for a food brokerage company, a bagel company and an ad agency in Oklahoma City, OK. I enjoyed putting together presentations, presenting and pitching to accounts, writing copy for all types of advertising and writing press releases, manuals, etc.
From 1999 – 2015 I was a homeschool teacher and taught not only my own children, but taught music to other children in small group settings through church, home school cooperatives, and in my home.
From 2008 – 2013 I enjoyed being a mentor and teacher to young mothers for a program at our church called Keepers of the Heart and Home.
In 2013, I started No More Band-aids, as a ministry of encouragement and to be a resource for caretakers and those struggling with chronic disease or stress related illness. It has now morphed to include nutrition education and consultation services. The inspiration behind No More Bandaids is my son, Nathan, who lives with a chronic gluten intolerance and adult ADHD and my Mother who has been living with Parkinson’s disease since the age of 50. The ministry opened the door for me to become a Certified Health Ambassador through Faith and Health Connection, which is an organization designed to teach others about freedom from stress, as it relates to your health, through dependance on Jesus Christ. Since then, I have served throughout the suburbs of Atlanta, GA and beyond to teach women of all ages about what the Bible says about healthy living through Jesus Christ. I have also had the great honor for the past few years to teach with the AJC columnist and published author, Patricia Holbrook of Soaring with Him Ministries .
In 2018, I embarked on a new journey. As an empty nester, the homeschool Mom went back to school and in 2019 I achieved my certification from the New Eden School of Natural Health as a Certified Nutrition Consultant. I am also board certified through the American Council of Holistic Medicine . As well, I work as a stipend paid volunteer community health educator through the Atlanta Regional Commission. I am certified to teach the Stanford evidence based Chronic Disease Self Management Program.
In January 2021, please look for my new company website, services, and course information.
God bless you!!