I'm so glad you're here. I'm Nicole, and I truly hope you are enjoying my site!
My story starts in Arizona where I was born and spent most of my time growing up. I'm a product of divorce, a domestic abuse survivor, and suicide survivor. Despite growing up with a lot of hardships and inconsistencies, I've managed to learn valuable lessons from it and value my self-worth. I'm stubborn, yet extremely empathetic. I'm addicted to research and that warm and fuzzy feeling after helping someone who genuinely needed help.
I've served in the US Navy for 6 years with unbridled vigor, only to be put to pasture and forgotten after developing health complications. In 2005 while serving overseas in the Middle East, I was struck down with complex-partial seizures, syncope, autoimmune issues, severe muscular weakness, chronic migraines, and severe anxiety. In 2008 I was relieved from my duties and sent to navigate the civilian world with no real transitioning support. I'm among the vastly growing number of veterans who has been unable to adequately navigate the Veterans Administration to receive proper healthcare or much-needed disability benefits. I was also among the disturbingly high and rising numbers of US military veterans unable to find employment (until deciding to create my own business).
In 2013 my husband and I decided to embrace the Paleo diet and remove products with known toxic or questionable ingredients from our home. Within a few months of fully embracing quality food, personal care products, and cleaning products, my health issues began clearing up. This gave me a whole new perspective and ignited a new passion for helping others and showing people struggling through invisible health issues that there is hope for recovery.
Fast forward to now, I am LOVING every moment of coaching some fantastic women and men into overcoming their wellness challenges, helping them seek purpose, and helping them find financial freedom.
I hope you enjoy my website and my writing, and are able to learn something from me. If you want to see the latest news with what I'm up to, check out my "What's New" page!
If you haven't connected with me yet on social media, please do! I post regularly about self-improvement, natural wellness, nontoxic living, and encouragement and would love to have you join us!
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