I’m Deon a certified Health and Wellness Coach, certified inspirational speaker, an award winning coach, bestselling author, wife and mother. I am passionate about empowering women to take control of their health and wellness through lifestyle choices - whole-food nutrition, supplementation, exercise and essential oils. I am delighted to be on this wellness journey with you!
During my 30’s and 40’s, I struggled with insomnia, hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue and always feeling overwhelmed. I often had just enough energy to get out of bed and get through my day, which affected my work. Additionally, I developed fibrocystic breast tissues and was deemed high risk for developing breast cancer. My life was pure misery.
My medical practitioners had no answers for me. One of my doctors actually said, there is nothing I can do because this is a normal part of the aging process and part of being a woman. This response was unacceptable to me, however, I continued to follow their advice, by doing mammograms and sonograms every six months.
I decided to take matters into my own hands and did my own research to find out exactly what was happening in my body. After struggling with these symptoms for over 15 years, I wanted to get my life back.
After spending countless hours researching, studying, attending trainings and seminars, I finally got some answers. What I discovered was life changing. I was suffering from hormonal imbalances and that there are natural ways to retore balance to alleviate and reduce my symptoms. This was profound!
It was clear that I needed to make some lifestyle changes if I wanted to feel like myself again. I started with small changes. I started to focus on eating more whole foods - vegetables, fruits, whole grains, smoothies, supplements and removed processed foods and those high in sugar. I then incorporated more of the exercises that would promote hormonal balance like strength training, daily habit of meditation, a consistent yoga practice and an essential oil ritual.
I RECLAIMED MY HEALTH AND FOUND BALANCE
Within a few weeks, I started to regain my energy, I had better sleep, I did not feel as bloated as before and the occurrence of my hot flashed decreased. A few months later, my fibrocystic breast tissues reduced.
I reclaimed my body and felt like myself again. As a hormone and wellness coach with almost 10 years of coaching experience I have helped hundreds of professional women to lose weight, regain energy, get better sleep, balance their hormones, and transform their overall health. A part of my own wellness and healing journey, I created the Five-Step Hormone Rebalance Program and several whole food detox programs.
MY TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Over the years I equipped myself with training in advanced coaching skills, nutrition, hormones, and yoga. I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), where I studied over 100 dietary theories with leading experts in the field of nutrition. I am currently studying to become a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) through the National Board of Medical Examiners. Additionally, I took hormone courses with Dr. Sara Gottfried, a Harvard Medical Doctor, and gained more skills on how to help women heal their hormones. I am also a training to become a Certified Yoga instructor.
I am a contributing author of the best-selling author book, “Building Beyond the 9 to 5” and a contributing writer for the Gaia’s Essence Women’s Magazine. I am an instructor for the Half Hollow Hills School District Continuing Education Program and I have spoken at Fortune 500 corporations, wellness conferences, summits, retreats, community organizations, women’s groups, and on several health and wellness podcasts. I have been featured in VoyageLA magazine and other local publications.
I’M HERE TO HELP YOU LIVE A VIBRANT, HEALTHY & BALANCED LIFE
Since forming my wellness coaching practice, I’ve helped hundreds of women to transform their health and achieve balance in their hormones, work and life. I’m passionate about helping women find balance and working with corporations to empower their employees with tools that will help them to increase productivity and improve their well-being.
My other passion is to educate women about how to use essential oils (plant-based) medicine to support hormonal balance and a variety of other heath concerns. Essential oils were an instrumental part of my wellness journey and my healing. I also find them very effective in helping to boost your mood, promote better sleep, digestive support, and so much more.
LET’S CONNECT, I’D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY
My favorite places to connect are in my blog comments, on Facebook and on Instagram.
Fun Facts About Me
MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY
My favorite holiday is Christmas because I get to relax, take time off to spend with friends and family. Also, I find all the festivities and preparation quite exciting. I will be remissed if I did not mention getting to have some of my favorite childhood foods that I personally don’t make at home.
READING HEALTH AND INSPIRATION LITERATURE
I get charged when I read health, inspirational, and self-development literature and seriously could read them all day and all night like a good novel and never get tired or bored. My favorite book is "The Power of Intentions" by Dr. Wayne Dyer.
I make a green smoothie every morning before starting my day along with 20 ounces of room temperature water with fresh lemon or lemon essential oils and apple cider vinegar