What a wild year!
At the beginning of 2020 I officially left my full time RN management job to take my coaching practice full time AND. . . open a healing café! What a time to open a café, am I right?!
But, I finally took the leap to trust what I'm here to do, which is spread the word of alternative and proactive care vs. western/reactive medicine and care. Through coaching and our café (I co-own this with an amazing biz partner) I know I can make a difference and help people gain the knowledge they need to better lives as naturally as possible!
While we had to close the café during quartentine, we're back up and booming with business. If you're in the southern Wisco area, be sure to check us out at CommonHouse! We offer the traditional espresso bar creations with our amazing organic coffee along with many alternative drinks such as fire cider, hemp tea, real fruit smoothies and our signature healing blends!
Where is Pure & Simple now?
As if the pandemic and opening another new biz wasn't enough, I jumped in to furthering my education and have added the title of Restorative Wellness Practitioner to my name & toolbox! I now can pair all of my education with stool and food sensitivity testing to help people further get to the root cause of their issues. I mainly focus on gut healing first and foremost with the core belief that all dis-ease typically starts in the gut!
My mission with all of this is to be able to help educate people, so that they too know all these 'tricks' as their own common knowledge. Testing and working with a practitioner like myself can be an investment, but I'm hoping to be able to keep costs as minimal as possible and build my scholarship program so that those who can't afford it aren't turned away from the help. I fully recognize not everyone has the privilege to take on something like this, and in fact, those are often the ones who end up suffering from chronic disease the most! I'm continuing on my mission to spread the word and help as many people as possible here at Pure & Simple! Who knows what the future holds, but for now, I'm here in this online space willing and ready to help whoever is willing to listen and make changes!
Whew, what an amazing almost 6 months in to the new year! Some of you know the ins and outs, the chaos that has existed here, some you don't. So, I'm here to simply share a piece of me!
Of course my purpose here is to help people, but that looks different for everyone, even to me! I was never able to really fit my 'how to help' in to a box, so not too long ago I decided to stop trying to! Part of that is me opening up about me, my own struggles, life, passions and how it's lead me to where I am today in hopes that one of you can relate and realize your own capabilities.
Where do I even begin?! A little about me, I'm a full time RN case manager for medically and mentally complex members of our low income community. This job serves my need and fire inside of me to help people, but also bring loads of stress so my mindfulness practice is imperative to my daily health, this is also where I struggle most! I'm a partner and Mom of two girls, age 12 and 14! (No idea how they got so grown up!) I became certified in holistic nutrition counseling and started this business over a year ago in hopes to teach people more about natural ways to benefit their health and well being. I recently partnered with my second home, NorthFit out of Fort Atkinson, WI. It's the crossfit gym that finally jump started my physical health journey and the place where I owe SO much gratitude, so I'm beyond honored to have joined their team!
Things have been racing since the new year! I set out a ton of goals for myself and made this year one of change and have fully embraced that process! Outside of the business and work, I wanted to LIVE more! I wanted more experiences with my family while my girls still like to hang with us. From November to August I will have 4 vacations under my belt and am loving every minute of enjoying the fruits of all of the hard work to make those times and memories happen! Life is too damn short not to do the things you love! Money is simply energy and will come and go, so while it's here to make these things happen, bet your ass I'm taking it! :-)
I'm diving in deep to try to bring more to my own business (with the hopes of doing that full time) as well as at the gym and am simply happy to have this platform that continues to grow! Stay tuned for more centered posts that will offer valid info to benefit your health... and more posts of the craziness that I call my life! :-)
So I'm sure you saw my face on the front page, so you've read a bit about me already! No one wants to talk about themselves TOO much, but I'll throw some more info at ya quick! First of all, I'm the person that's going to keep it real. I don't sugarcoat much and I'm rarely afraid to say what I want or need to. I have a background in healthcare, totaling over 10 years now. I'm a registered nurse with experience in cardiac, stroke, medical hospital nursing, hospice nursing and RN case management for patients who are living in poverty, with physical and mental disabilities. I have a love and true passion for food! HA! Who doesn't, right? Over the past few years I've began to really dig deep into what is going into mine and my families bodies as well as what we are using in our home. Sometimes I wish I would have never taken this path as the more I learn, well let's just say it's eye opening and sometimes straight up scary. None the less, I believe everything happens for a reason and when I look back and see how I was placed in situations and with certain people, who have opened my eyes and exposed me to things that I had never even heard of before, I know it was all on purpose! And I can't ignore that any longer.
I started this business as a way to further help people, because after all, that's what nurses do! I have a dream, like so many others, to leave this world just a little bit better than it was when I was so awesomely put in it. (Note: I can be a little sarcastic and if I put in smiley emoji's every time I was kidding, my page would be full of them!) It's naturally in me to care for others, offer help, and feel the need to help even when I'm not really sure I know how.
In my blog posts I'll be discussing questions that come across to me about food, nutrition, 'cures', how to help with x,y,z, etc. I'll also be featuring products that I personally have used and give real reviews. And I'm just strait up putting myself out there so you all can see...I know just a little about what I'm talking about. :-) Happy Reading!
Oh! As always, feel free to email, message, or comment me with questions!