Hi! I'm Sarah.
I am a holistic health and wellness coach. I help women end the hold of emotional eating and diet culture, while finding the foods, habits and movement that allow them to reach their wellness goals and thrive.
My love affairs (besides nutritious food, of course) consist of travelling, gardening, my dog Mona, my cat Woodrow, history documentaries and tostadas. I've also recently taken up birding, so if you ever want to talk birds, you know where to find me.
I learned to appreciate food and the role it plays in our lives as a kid. I would watch my father and grandmother prepare these glorious meals, and my favorite part was seeing how their meals made people feel so cared for and special. I still cook my eggs with plenty of REAL butter. Thank you, Julia Child :)
In my twenties, my relationship with food changed drastically. I was experiencing heaps of anxiety, digestive issues, and the nearly impossible task of not falling fast asleep at 2:30pm each day. It was so frustrating because I thought I was doing everything "right". I was eating low fat, counting calories, and eating lots of whole wheat.
I went to see what feels like dozens of doctors and specialists. They were able to suggest a lot of different pills for symptomatic relief, but no long term solutions. I keep asking "WHY am I feeling this way?" Finally, I found a practitioner that listened. The problem was my diet, and very shortly after I made the necessary changes, I felt better than I had in a long time. I actually started enjoying a greater abundance of flavors and foods than I had been before. I was sold!
Around this same time, I was advocating for my father during his health issues and felt frustrated with the feeling of powerlessness we had. We weren't given any tools regarding nutrition or self care. We were not included in the conversation around how we could take charge of his health and wellness. His healthcare was happening "to" us not "with" us.
I started Abundelicious because I don't want people to feel helpless like I did. I want to help them feel empowered and live their best and most vibrant lives with an integrative team of practitioners in their corner supporting them.
Thanks for reading! xo, Sarah
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I'm located in Milwaukee + Chicago (Wicker Park / Bucktown), and work remotely with people all over the world.
Photo by Imagery by Kaleigh Atkinson