My training enables me to help you articulate your health goals and then guide you through the process of achieving those goals. While the food on your plate is a key starting point, I will work with you to identify sources of stress throughout your life. Often these stress points operate as barriers to achieving your wellness goals. Improving each of these layers results in increased health and happiness.
The answers already lie within you, waiting for the opportunity to be heard and understood. The skill of listening and responding to what our bodies are telling us is just that, a skill that must be learned and practiced. However, before we can begin to learn this new skill we must first remove the obstacles that prevent us from following the internal compass guiding each of us. Those obstacles may be consuming the wrong foods for our unique body, chronic sleep deprivation, extreme stress, loneliness, insufficient exercise, or even feeling directionless. As your coach, I will guide you through this process and together we will explore what works for you!
My first client was our oldest daughter. While battling a number of gut health problems including gluten sensitivity (probably celiac), intestinal permeability (a.k.a. leaky gut syndrome), candida overgrowth, and a long list of food sensitivities, we learned a ton about food, nutrition, and cooking. As a result, our kids are growing up in a house that loves to cook and eat. A few of our favorite food-related quotes from our oldest are:
I’m just loving my vegetables!… I am a rabbit stealing all the lettuces… I made you some bone broth to make you feel better… I love you more than donuts!
Imogen Otey, Age 4
Laurel was extremely helpful in teaching and explaining various birth techniques to prepare me for the arrival of my son. Anticipating labor can be overwhelming. Laurel’s approach helped ease my mind and offered me relief in knowing that I wasn’t alone in my journey with such an amazing birth prep coach!
Laurel’s birth preparation classes focus around the various stages of birth and different things you can expect. Although no two labors are the same, it was helpful to hear of the different scenarios that can happen during labor so that I wasn’t completely blindsided by anything the nurses or doctors were doing or asked.
One of my favorite sessions with Laurel was going through various forms of labor relief and how to power through the pain that can come along with contractions during labor. I was able to use these techniques at the beginning of my labor and they helped me mentally focus on the task at hand rather than the pain I was experiencing. Laurel also provides excellent preparation for breastfeeding and support following birth.
My son is now 6 months old and thriving. I give a huge amount of credit to Laurel for helping me mentally prepare for the beginning of my journey into motherhood.
My top goals upon starting the 6-month program were to eat more healthily, improve my sleep quality, boost my metabolism, and return to a healthy caloric intake. Laurel provided me with helpful advice that assisted me in improving my overall health and eating habits. During the program, I increased my fruit intake, began eating healthier carbs, reduced my diet coke consumption, and increased my water intake.
Since beginning the program my sleep quality has greatly improved. I am able to sleep much better and am not waking up as much during the night. The most significant overall change I have noticed has been a reduction in my stress levels. By improving my sleeping habits and increasing my intake of healthy food, I noticed I was not as stressed all the time. My coworkers even commented that I wasn’t as flustered or irritable as I had previously been.
I always felt that Laurel had a genuine interest and concern for my wellbeing. She truly cared about my progress and kept track of my changes. She was understanding of my struggles and never judged me for my unhealthy habits. I trusted Laurel to provide meaningful advice. She always went above and beyond.
Through Laurel’s encouragement, advice, and dedication to my health, I was able to get closer to my goals. I would recommend her to all my friends and family! She is an amazing coach.
I would recommend Layered Living to anyone that is embarking on a journey to live a healthier lifestyle or just needs tips on healthy habits. Laurel has made a lasting impact on my life with the advice that she has given me. She is passionate about health and dedicated to helping her clients with their struggles.
Areeba (last name withheld)