At the start of my health coaching program, I was regularly taking 17 different medications. By the end, I was down to four! This is a huge relief mentally, physically, AND financially.
I no longer experience seasonal or environmental allergies or asthma, which has enabled me to enjoy more outdoor activities with my husband and our puppy. My coaching program helped me make the switch from processed foods and takeout to fresh, whole foods. Even my husband enjoys eating more vegetables now. We are both doing more home cooking. I used to have severe reflux, frequent nausea, and oral allergies to many fruits and vegetables. My reflux has greatly reduced, I rarely experience nausea anymore, and my oral allergies are gone. Food is fun!
I have a regular workout routine that I love and feel so much better – stronger, more energy, more muscular. This makes me feel good about myself. I am losing weight and my bloating and joint pain are gone. I don’t need medication anymore to manage my pain. My overall stress and fatigue have also greatly reduced. This has enabled me to wean off a number of depression and anxiety medications. Even going to the bathroom is more comfortable (no more constipation!). I feel better in all areas of my life.
Laurel was patient, encouraging, and genuinely committed to helping me reach my goals. I gained knowledge and a different perspective on how to work though challenges in my life.
Laurel, thank you so much for your kindness and commitment to helping me reach my goals. I share this with others: “If what you’re doing isn’t helping you reach your goals, try Laurel’s health coaching. It will open your eyes to a new way of living healthy.”
My top goals upon starting the Personalized Health Coaching Program were to eat more healthily, improve my sleep quality, boost my metabolism, and return to a healthy caloric intake. 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 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.
The most significant overall change I have noticed has been a reduction in my stress levels. My coworkers even commented that I wasn’t as flustered or irritable as I had previously been. I also sleep much better now and am not waking up as much during the night.
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.
At the start of my coaching program I had been recently diagnosed with celiac disease. My goals were to increase my knowledge about my disease so that I could modify my diet and lifestyle appropriately to lose weight, reduce my stress, and improve my sleep.
Through the Layered Living coaching program, I gained the education and confidence needed to successfully maintain a gluten free diet and become my own health advocate. I am eating healthier food which makes me feel a whole lot better physically. I enjoy going grocery shopping now.
I no longer need to take any medications for pain, not even headaches. The swelling in my legs is gone. I feel better, lighter, and don’t have the pain in my stomach anymore. I no longer feel like I need gallbladder surgery due to stomach discomfort.
I now look at every task as an opportunity to be active. This has resulted in weight loss and an increase in my muscle mass, energy, drive, and stamina. I no longer feel short-winded or like I’m going to have a heart attack. My clothes fit better. I even bought my dogs FitBarks. Helping them achieve their daily “bark points” helps me exceed my step goals.
Severe stress has been a challenge in my life for years. I now use the methods taught in my coaching program to reduce and manage my stress naturally.
My biggest victory is sleep, which increased from 4 hours on average to 6-8 hours nightly. I sleep like a log. My coaching program has enabled me to take steps toward getting back to doing more of the things I like to do and bring me joy.
Having recently completed my first 6 month path to wellness program with Layered Living, I wanted to take a moment and thank Laurel for all that she has done for me. Not only was I able to discover that I suffer from an autoimmune disease, I was able to gain the education and tools needed to pursue the healthiest life for me in spite of my illness!
This program not only helped me to learn about nutrition, but as the name implies, it helped me to gain balance in ALL layers of my life-- from nutrition to finances, personal relationships to physical activity. Laurel is a master of positivity and empowerment and I know my life has been enriched in innumerable ways because of her health coaching.
I am definitely planning for another coaching session in the new year. Thank you for changing my life Layered Living!!
I greatly increased my daily servings of fresh fruits and veggies. I feel confident and satiated with my new way of eating, even when traveling out-of-town for work.
I have eliminated my chronic neck and ankle joint pain, and reduced the arthritis pain in both hands and wrists. I lost 10 pounds and my clothes fit better now – I need to buy a smaller size! I am able to get up and down off the floor more easily.
My new way of eating and the stress relieving techniques I learned have eliminated my nighttime sweet cravings, enabled me to stop taking pharmaceutical sleep aids, and improved my quality of sleep. Plus, my healthy eating shifts resulted in the rest of my family also improving the quality of food and quantity of fresh fruits and veggies we eat together.
I learned new organizational skills to break down large tasks into smaller, more manageable ones which improves my sense of accomplishment and reduces my tendency to procrastinate when feeling overwhelmed.
I began volunteering with PAALS service dog organization which improved both my mental and physical health. I have also implemented tools and resources to reduce the demands on my time and energy caused by being a full-time caretaker for a disabled family member.
My first client was our oldest daughter. While battling a number of gut health problems including celiac disease, 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 O., Age 4
Laurel has an abundance of knowledge and was so helpful with educating us on various prenatal topics! Our primary interests when starting the Layered Living Prenatal Course were labor techniques, postpartum care, and parenting. After completing this program, my husband and I feel about as prepared as we possibly can be before our baby arrives (because it’s impossible to be 100% prepared).
My husband and I also took prenatal classes given through our OBGYN at our local hospital. The classes were educational, but also very broad. We appreciated Laurel’s more personal and individualized atmosphere. She was willing to tweak the topics around our interests, which was helpful!
Laurel is very knowledgeable, thorough, kind, and understanding! We would recommend the Layered Living Prenatal Program to anyone who is expecting a baby, especially for the first time.
We are looking forward to taking MORE wellness classes with Layered Living in the near future!
Hannah & Joe H.
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!
The Layered Living Prenatal Course focuses 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.
HEALTHY FAMILY COURSE
We gained so much insight into a healthy lifestyle not only for ourselves, but for our 6-month-old daughter. We really appreciated Laurel’s knowledge and expertise on many topics, including healthy nutrition, sleep habits, and relationships.
Laurel is knowledgeable, thorough, and incredibly passionate. I would recommend the Layered Living Healthy Family Course to anyone who is looking to improve their health or lifestyle overall in a holistic approach.
Hannah & Joe H.
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