I'm so happy you stopped! My name is Melissa, and I want to help you get back into alignment with your health. I get it. You're busy. I'm busy. Being healthy can be tough when you have so much going on. And it can definitely take a backseat when things get stressful. I want to be on your team and make it attainable for you.
But lets get real people. My first love is food. I have always loved food and I discovered early on that if I didn't learn how to make healthy food so I can consume the sheer volume I want to consume...It would be bad. I have struggled with my weight, energy levels, being insanely busy with an adorable toddler and I know the challenges. Being healthy can be delicious and doesn't have to be a second full-time job. Let me show you how to eat well intuitively, level up your daily wellness support with herbalism and overcome the hurdles we have between being the best version of yourself and where you are now.
A bit about my background: I am a certified holistic nutritionist, wellness coach, cooking instructor, herbalist, doula, childbirth educator and Certified Lactation Consultant.
I have a Bachelors of Science in psychology from NDSU but my passion lied in health, so I went on to pursue a second degree in holistic nutrition, and then marrying these two subjects with a wellness coach certification from the Mayo Clinic. Throughout this I have worked as a catering chef and a cooking instructor, honing my skills in the kitchen to make healthy food taste great.
The last seven years I have spent extensively studying herbalism. Really looking to connect the local herbal community, I founded the Wild North Herbal Collective where I partner with other amazing herbalists in the community to share our knowledge.
After the empowering birth of my son in 2018 (thanks to my amazing doula!), I was moved to pursue my doula certification through DONA so I can help empower women through all parts of their birth experience. In exploring all things prenatal wellness I went on to become a childbirth educator and Certified Lactation Consultant. Marrying my love for pregnant mommas and nutrition I have gone on to extensively study prenatal nutrition so I can help expecting moms best support their health and the health of their baby.
I am so passionate about combining all of these modalities to help people uncover the joy and optimal wellness they have within themselves.