Hi, my name is Paula - lifelong seeker of knowledge and individual empowerment, food alchemist* ™, yogini, quiet gardener, designer, home stylist, keen traveler, nomad by nature.
From a tender age, my mentors educated me on the importance of nutrition as preventative medicine and the power of nature's pharmacy.
In addition, my mentors made me aware of how to listen to my body and connect the dots to determine what works and doesn't work specifically for me, for we are all unique.
Thus began my journey on the Green Witch* path.
Self-discovery, healing and harmonizing through mind ~ heart ~ body ~ spirit ~ environment connection became my lifelong quest and anchor, in service to mankind.
Just before my teens I was initiated in Hatha yoga. This practice further helped me be more aware of my body, its personal challenges, the power of the breath.
Ever since then, I have continued my research of most alternative west and eastern forms of medicine, diets, yoga modalities and therapies; and experimented them on Self.
Fast forward… 30 years in the taxing corporate world...a cancer scare...my Mother's 8-year fight against cancer…
These hard, eye-opening events catapulted my own personal "derail", which culminated in a debilitating shingles breakout that took 3 years + to heal.
In one of my last Mother - daughter chats, it was she who suggested I put all my accumulated knowledge and experience on Self and on the Green Witch path to help others heal.
She had always accompanied my own personal lifelong quest for optimal health and healing via clean nutrition and natural remedies and therapies for body, mind, and spirit.
Yet, regrettably gripped by an instilled fear, during her own affliction, she didn't attempt alternative forms of treatment for cancer although there are. See this link
Post her passing, I took the leap, tapped into my inner woman wisdom and changed my life direction, to receive a formal training and certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition based in NYC.
There I studied a variety of over 100 dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods which complemented all my previous studies.
I have since continued my education consistently, honing into various areas such as sports performance, hormone health incl PPD (post partum depression), gut health, child-mother health and plant medicine.
Now I am studying Permaculture design because I have found it a natural ally to building a broader understanding of sustainable health, attain self-sufficiency and help regenerate the quality of life for humans and the planet. My studies include the use of natural renewable energies, natural building techniques and the hands-on know-how to convert gardens into ones that not only feed our souls but our bodies too....
This way I can also help those who wish to grow their own food and/or assist schools as part of children's education and neighborhoods to begin community gardens that produce clean food.
The essential 5 Pillars of holistic health are physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and environmental. As your holistic health coach, I co-create with you completely personalized actions based on your goals to move you out of potentially debilitating bad habits toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources.
I am here to help anyone who wants to change their life for the better, live with vitality, optimism and feel amazing.
There is no need to feel anything less than that.
Whether you are a woman or man dealing with the stresses of the corporate world, and/or for those parenting and raising children with their implied ramifications, I am capable to help you through all Life's natural cycles and stages.
All it takes is for you to commit to yourself, and with care and perseverance, I will help you make it happen.
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
~ Jim Rohn
* Alchemy is defined as the process of taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary.
Over the years my aim has been to take what the earth gives us in its most natural form and turn it into clean, power building nourishing food specific for your body, mind, heart, soul and environment.
* Green Witch path - someone who lives and is aware of how the energy of nature flows through Life and our environment. it's about an individual choosing to harmonize her own life with the energy of nature. Healing, harmony and balance are all key to the green witch practice and outlook on life. This embodies 3 distinct focuses: the earth, Humanity and oneself.