Hi friends! I’m so happy you landed on my little corner of the internet! My name is Marissa. I’m a wife, toddler mom, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and lover of comfy clothes, quality coffee, and good clean wine.
I’ve gone from eating pizza and fast food and drinking the better half of a six pack multiple nights a week to cutting so.many.calories and overexercising thinking I was doing my body a favor. I’ve felt bloated, hangry, fatigued for years and nothing seemed to help. I know what it’s like to need multiple cups of coffee to get going in the morning, feel hangry by 10 A.M., and be forever bloated no matter what. I’ve feared eating certain foods because of how they made me feel. I’ve done the shakes and low-fat foods with no relief. Until I found that food wasn’t my enemy. It can be medicine, not something to shove in pretty little containers and count. Not something I can only have “so much of” a day. And certainly not something I have to feel guilty about or “make up for” later.
Yes, eating to nourish myself completely changed me. My skin cleared up, my constant bloat was gone, and I finally beat hanger. Hanger was so much a part of my life that it was in my wedding vows! I’d love to talk to you more about my past and the journey that led me to where I am today. Hit me up over DMs or let’s sit down over a nice beverage. BUT the most incredibly transformative journey of my life so far has been the journey to and through motherhood.
I love being a mom. I feel so lucky every day that THIS is my job. However, early postpartum was not kind to me, and I’ve struggled throughout my journey. I didn’t know that postpartum anxiety was even a thing in those early months. No doctor mentioned it to me and nobody warned me. Whenever I did bring up how I was feeling I was told, “Oh you’re a new mom. That’s normal”. Yes, I would spend time crying looking at my son’s face or wondering how fast time would go. But I also couldn’t sleep (and not just because of newborn life). I had intrusive, overwhelming thoughts and worries. I could barely leave my house for 6 months, and when I did I wasn’t alone. I couldn’t be alone. I vividly remember standing in my kitchen screaming and sobbing, pulling at my hair because it felt like a freight train was going through my brain and I couldn’t make the thoughts stop.
Looking back I definitely suffered from depression. I never admitted this at the time and at the 6 week checkup where you’re handed a piece of paper asking if you hate your baby or have suicidal thoughts I was BARELY functional just thinking this was normal. It didn’t manifest in me in a way where I would have harmed myself or my baby, but I honestly couldn’t see the point of ME and I felt so helpless and alone. I never, EVER want anyone to feel that way. Especially a new mama. I honestly couldn’t make sense of ANY of it and truly felt like I was crazy. I was lucky to find community through a podcast and felt less alone with my feelings and emotions but I know so many struggle silently.
My ultimate goal is to make sure nobody feels “crazy” or alone like I did. Working with women to bring their bodies into balance before baby is even here to nourishing women - mind, body, spirit, and beyond- throughout pregnancy and on their postpartum journeys is what lights me up. Thank you for being here. I hope you find value in these digital pages and please, never EVER hesitate to reach out to me. I’ve got you, mama. I can’t wait to work with you <3
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