In a world that demands linear everything, embrace the curvy.

When running an online business as a woman with an autoimmune condition, burnout, or an empathic gift our days rarely go according to plan.

Life and business go on even when you don’t feel 100%. Minimizing the off-days and learning to work with them is key.

Finding self-care that’s playful, pleasurable, and practical is so important so you’ll actually prioritize it after a day of Zoom calls, emails, and planning. It won’t be another thing on your to-do list, you’ll look forward to it.

In this Queendom, I’m dedicated to helping you transform your love-hate relationship with self-care and your body, so you can keep making magic and mischief in the world. 

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Is your body your queen?

You want to take care of yourself with exercise, nutrition, stress relief, and sleep. Burnout isn’t officially part of your plans, but finding time for yourself seems impossible most days. You desire to feel healthy, but healthy living-as-usual feels so … boring, constrictive, compartmentalized. 

In this Queendom, we pay attention to the interconnectedness of your life and your health. Then, we find ways to sneak more of the healthy stuff in so you can keep making magic and mischief in this world.

Hang out with me and you just might find yourself saying,
"My body is my queen. We are in service of each other."

Your body is the team member that you need to talk to most. She can be your business partner and guide, but that requires learning to listen, honor and respect her. Otherwise, she’s more likely to throw a tantrum and get in your way with symptoms, flareups, and exhaustion – usually around an important deadline. She doesn’t play fair in last-minute negotiations, but her tough-love comes from a place of wisdom.

Learn to communicate with your body proactively and treat her well, and you’ll both be happier about your lifelong partnership.

The resources you find on this site will help you manage your energy, health, and priorities, even when you don’t feel 100%.

 

Online Business Owners Need Special Self-Care Practices.

Self-Care

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Self-Care

In this Queendom, self-care can be so many things – art, play, exercise, nutrition, or pampering. No matter what form it takes, as long as it’s truly stress-relieving, it is a defense against burnout. It’s not always a bubble bath with a colorful and fragrant bath bomb, but that’s a pretty good place to brainstorm other ideas.

We’ll start with energy management with the help of Spoon Theory, especially if you have undiagnosed mystery symptoms, burnout, invisible chronic illness or metabolic autoimmune conditions. Self-care that’s stressful or numbing isn’t helpful at all. Spoon Theory and energy management are at the heart of everything I do. 

Fitness & Nutrition

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Fitness & Nutrition

You started an online business so you could take better care of your health. You thought you’d see more sunshine than the blue light of Zoom calls or scrolling through social media. Yet here we are. We have to make time for fitness and healthy eating in our business, so we can be a healthy version of ourselves and keep serving the world with our fabulousness.

Movement is medicine, and I’m going to help you find physical activity that makes your body happy, decreases your risk of Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease, and helps manage conditions you already have.

No burpees necessary. Life’s intense enough already. 

Intuition

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Intuition

To find what’s truly best for you, getting better at listening to yourself is so necessary. That little voice inside you, that little feeling of mischief, it’s worth listening to, amplifying, and protecting. 

True self-care requires maintaining boundaries and continuing to prioritize yourself. If you’re an empath, intuitive, highly sensitive person, or recovering from trauma, self-care and boundary setting are not frivolous. They are self-preservation.

I’m here to help amplify what your intuition and body are already telling you. I’m here to support you and help you move from self-sabotage to self-care that feeds your creative and playful energy.

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Dare to be healthy, even with an autoimmune diagnosis.

You are more than your numbers. Together, we’ll acknowledge the life behind your lab results. We’ll redefine what healthy looks and feels like for you. I’ve been living with Type 1 Diabetes since 1992, and gathered even more autoimmune diagnoses along the way. I transform that into magic by using my conditions to listen to my intuition. I’ll happily guide you in finding that healthy version of yourself, too. 

Don't just take my word for it

Resources to get you closer to saying, "My body is my queen."

The most important workout to do, especially when you’re feeling burned out and exhausted, is a a self-love workout. Strengthening your self-care muscles so it becomes a natural part of you is a key to success. 

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