Hello I’m Barbara, Author, certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (INHC), and Lifestyle Empowerment Coach. Thank you for visiting my Bio to get to know me a little bit better.
As far back as I can remember I have always wanted to be a writer. It was no surprise when I started my college career I would major in English. I received my 4-year Bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University with a minor in Psychology. Writing has been a passion of mine from a very young age. I never imagined the wondrous places my writing would take me.
My first book, Take Back Your Life One Relationship at a Time, debuted in November 2015 and became an Amazon Bestseller in March 2016. My second book, Removing the Mask, debuted in November 2016 and became a Bestseller the same day. I help other authors to write and share their message with the world in my 1:1 Book Coaching program.
Healthy eating and fitness are part of my daily routine, but that wasn’t always the case. I spent decades yo-yo dieting looking for the next best thing. As the old saying goes, “Been there, done that!” Through my journey I learned that every aspect of my life was affecting the way I was eating and what I was eating. It was a revelation! I instinctively knew if I wanted to stop the yo-yo dieting I needed to stop the pattern of negative relationships I was in and eradicate the negative thinking I allowed into my life. I found a lifestyle that empowered me to toss those fad diets out the window, trust myself, and manifest my happiness. My current career as a certified INHC and Diet Free Life coach changed my life. I now enjoy teaching and supporting others to find the lifestyle that best suits their individual needs. After all, we are all bio-individuals, no one diet fits all and no one situation is the same.
My love for fitness began at a young age as a dancer. Zumba was all the rage a few years back and it became my first certification in 2013. I became an AFAA Group Fitness Instructor soon after. I love to teach fitness classes and hold several certifications in specialty classes, PiYo being my current favorite. My classes help keep me accountable for my fitness goals as well as being an accountability partner to all my students. I see teaching as a group effort, we inspire one another to keep moving in a fun supportive environment.
I discovered Aromatherapy and it’s healing properties early in 2014. My passion for healing expanded to this practice when I personally experienced it’s benefits. I incorporate Aromatherapy into my practice by offering natural organic solutions for clients who are seeking a more natural lifestyle.
Some fun and personal info: I was born and raised in a big Italian family on Long Island NY where Sunday dinners with family was tradition. The aroma from the kitchen was heavenly! I kept the tradition alive by passing down our family dinners to my family. Friday night in our home became family night; good food, an uplifting movie, and if there’s time, a fun board game. I love to bake. I’m a cookbook collector and over the years I’ve managed to modify traditional dishes and baked goods into nutritious and delicious food. I am a big fan of the music group Coldplay and I cannot resist a good organic dark chocolate bar or brownie! Currently I reside in Myrtle Beach, SC with my three daughters and one son. My love for cooking has trickled down to my children, especially my youngest daughter and son.
Empowering women to obtain healthy relationships with food, improve personal relationships, practicing good self-care, knowing their self-worth, and living their truth is part of what I love to do.
Are you ready to create your own new amazing life?