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In an instant — Everything changed

One ordinary morning snuggled in my favorite seat at home (next to my husband, Jeff), I found myself engrossed in a research article about hormonal changes that begin as early as the 3rd decade of life while sipping my usual latte.

I had an-depth conversation with my husband about how vitally important it was for men and women to be proactive with their hormonal health. Hormones affect every aspect of our lives, everything from mental health to digestion, from cognitive function to our ability to reproduce, from our sleeping habits to our sexuality. Despite how influential they are and their presence during normal processes of our lives, we are never truly educated on these subjects.

I emphasized the fact multiple times that no one is really taking the time to talk about hormones. And it’s complete bullshit.

After seeing multiple health care providers, not one took the time to inform me what PCOS was when I suffered from infertility for 14 years, losing 7 pregnancies during my 20’s. Oddly enough, they also didn’t bat an eye when my weight ballooned from 139 lbs. to 220 lbs. in one year during infertility treatment.

When my libido went from “fire to no desire” after having my children, no one asked about my sex life and how it was affecting my marriage. When I reached out for help from my PCP because I was experiencing increased anxiety, lack of concentration, and horrendous insomnia at the age of 48, the subject of perimenopause was never broached. And that’s when it dawned on me.

I could talk about it! This wasn’t an option, it was a calling. An unshakable feeling down to the very last cell in my body that I had to share my passion for hormone health with the world. I had no idea, in that moment, that my life would change forever. Or even more shockingly, just how much it would change…

As a nurse practitioner, my career had been fulfilling, but a particular article caught my attention that day. It delved into the pervasive and often misunderstood realm of hormone issues, shedding light on the life-altering impact these imbalances could have on individuals. Because I had personally struggled with infertility, weight gain, and perimenopausal symptoms, the more I read, the clearer it became that my true calling lay in helping people navigate these often overlooked challenges.

The realization hit me like a bolt of lightning – it was time to embark on a journey to establish my own clinic dedicated to assisting individuals with hormone issues. I envisioned a space where people could receive personalized care, comprehensive education, and a supportive environment to address their unique health concerns. Excitement and passion welled up within me as I shared my newfound revelation with Jeff, who, as always, stood by my side with unwavering support.

In the subsequent months, I immersed myself in research, attended many specialized conferences, and sought mentorship from experts in the field. The vision for my clinic took shape, fueled by a burning desire to educate not only my future patients but the community at large about the significance of hormonal health. I felt compelled to raise awareness, break down stigmas, and empower men and women alike to take charge of their well-being.

I intend to use this blog to provide education and to arm individuals with knowledge so they can be proactive in their pursuit of hormonal health and wellness.

To get started, here are 7 common symptoms of hormone imbalance. How many do you have?

Stay tuned for our upcoming blog posts, where we unravel the mysteries of hormone imbalance and guide you towards a life of hormonal equilibrium. I will focus on specific symptoms related to hormone imbalance that are often misdiagnosed in both men and women. Your body’s symphony awaits!


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Mindset First, Action Second

Your mindset is important before acting on ideas because it shapes the way you approach challenges and influences your ability to succeed. A positive mindset can help you approach problems with a sense of optimism, persistence, and resilience, while a negative mindset can make you more likely to give up or become discouraged.

When you have a growth mindset, you believe that your abilities can be developed through hard work, practice, and persistence. You are open to learning from your mistakes and view challenges as opportunities to improve. This mindset can help you stay motivated and focused, even when faced with setbacks or obstacles.

In contrast, a fixed mindset can limit your potential for growth and success. If you believe that your abilities are predetermined and cannot be changed, you may be less likely to take risks or try new things. This can hold you back from reaching your full potential.

Therefore, it’s important to cultivate a positive mindset before acting on your ideas. By approaching challenges with a growth mindset, you are more likely to take the necessary steps to turn your ideas into reality and achieve your goals. By developing a positive mindset, you can increase your confidence, resilience, and motivation, which can ultimately lead to greater success and fulfillment.

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Are you Lucky or do you Plan for Success?

Some people are just lucky by nature. However, 98% of success in any area of life doesn’t just occur by luck. Generally, we go through a process in which we make a decision and then go for it. We start with an idea, create a plan to implement that idea, and then do the hard work needed to make the idea a reality.

  1.  When it comes to weight loss, it’s imperative that you make yourself a priority. We tend to put others before ourselves and put our needs on the backburner. To be successful with a weight loss plan, you must make yourself a priority. That includes setting aside time to accomplish your steps (grocery shopping, meal prepping, exercise, relaxation, rest, etc.)
  2. Next, identify your values and goals: Start by thinking about what is most important to you in life. What is the reason for your goal and what motivates you to achieve it? What values do you hold dear, and what are your long-term goals? Write them down and prioritize them. Find inspiration: Look for role models who embody the values and goals you identified. Read their stories, watch videos or listen to podcasts about them. Let their success inspire and motivate you.
  3. Look at your lifestyle and identify which areas must experience change to reach your goal. Diet, physical activity, sleep, stress, alcohol, social life, and medications all play a part in your weight loss journey.
  4. Know that obstacles will occur. Life will happen. But having a plan B prepared when those things happen will keep you in control and give you the strength to get through them without being derailed.
  5. Celebrate your success: When you reach a milestone or achieve a goal, take time to celebrate your success. Acknowledge your hard work and determination, and use this momentum to propel you towards your next goal. 

By following these steps, you can create a plan that sets you up for success and helps you stay motivated along the way.

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How to be Successful

Success requires taking action towards your goals, and that means making progress and moving forward. However, moving forward can be challenging, especially when faced with obstacles or setbacks.

To keep moving forward towards success, it’s important to have a growth mindset. This means embracing challenges and setbacks as opportunities for growth and learning. It also means staying focused on your goals and being willing to adapt your approach as needed to overcome obstacles.

Here are some tips for moving forward towards success:

  • Set realistic goals: Identify what you want to achieve and set realistic goals that are specific, measurable, and time-bound.


  • Develop a plan: Break your goals into actionable steps and develop a plan to achieve them.


  • Take action: Take consistent action towards your goals and track your progress.


  • Learn from failures: Embrace failure as an opportunity to learn and grow. Use setbacks as a chance to reflect on what went wrong and how you can improve.


  • Stay motivated: Stay motivated by focusing on your why, reminding yourself of your values and long-term goals, and celebrating small wins along the way.

Remember, success is not always a straight path, and there will be ups and downs along the way. But by staying focused, persistent, and willing to adapt, you can keep moving forward towards your goals and achieve success.

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A Letter to a Friend

Dear friend,

I want you to know that you are capable of achieving great things. It’s easy to doubt yourself, especially when faced with challenges and obstacles. But I want to remind you that believing in yourself is the key to unlocking your full potential.

When you believe in yourself, you have the power to overcome any obstacle that comes your way. You have the courage to take risks and pursue your dreams. You have the confidence to speak up and assert yourself in any situation.

Remember, you are unique and special, with your own talents, strengths, and abilities. Don’t let anyone or anything make you doubt your worth or your potential. Believe in yourself and your abilities, and you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.

So, go out there and pursue your dreams with confidence and determination. Believe in yourself, and the world will believe in you too. I have faith in you, and I know you can do great things.