About Turning Point Health & Wellness Transformations
A lot has changed in the field of nursing in 25 years. With those changes, healthcare has lost focus on preventative and well care. Because so many diseases and illnesses are a direct result of unhealthy habits and lifestyles, 6 in 10 adults are living with a chronic disease, and 4 in 10 are living with two or more. 90% of the nation's $3.5 trillion annual healthcare expenditures are spent on treating chronic and mental health conditions.
I believe strongly in a model of health and wellness care, as opposed to the current climate of sick care rampant in our country. I believe that preventative and wellness care is critical to keeping people healthy, strong, and out of doctor's offices and hospitals. Health and wellness coaching by a Registered Nurse is the path to this new healthcare design.
Frustrated with this current model of sick care in this country, I have chosen to step away from the traditional bedside, and instead focus on promoting healthy lifestyle design with my clients, resulting in dramatic health and wellness transformations.
I created TuRNing Point Health & Wellness Transformations, Inc., with the goal of helping clients transform their health so that they may live their lives with meaning and purpose. By focusing on prevention and management of their health, other than on treating the symptoms of their disease, clients and patients can spend more time doing things they want and love to do, rather than spending time in Doctor's offices, clinics, labs, pharmacies, and hospitals.
Community is very important to me. I believe everyone should have access to health, nutrition, and wellness, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or income. Domestic Violence is an issue I care passionately about. I have previously volunteered with Women in Distress of Broward County, Inc., and currently I serve on the Board of Directors for PeaceWorks, Inc. I will be donating 10% of my coaching income to PeaceWorks, Inc., and Nourish Colorado/Live Well Colorado
I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Maine, and have resided in Colorado since 2007. I have been a registered nurse for over 28 years. I have clinical experience in pediatrics, peritoneal dialysis and kidney disease, organ donation and transplantation, and currently, hospice. I have also worked in the areas of EMR training and clinical research. I am a certified Transformational Nurse Coach, and will be sitting for boards in 2021 to become a Board Certified Nurse Coach.
I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2003. I gave myself interferon B injections for over 4 years. The side effects were debilitating, and I decided I preferred to treat my disease with nutrition, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle. I have been off medications and mostly symptom free since 2007. MS is not a curable disease, however, as I have proven to myself and others, symptom management is possible in some cases with holistic lifestyle medicine.
I have volunteered for over 11 years with the National MS Society, most of that time with the New England Chapter and the MS Challenge Walk Cape Cod's 3 day, 50 mile walk to find a cure for MS. I currently volunteers with, and am the Vice President of the Board of Directors for PeaceWorks, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 charity providing assistance for survivors of relationship violence/abuse.