Hi! I am Rachel

I have an infectiously genuine, strengths-based approach to interacting with others.
With a background in working in a medical setting and an interest in health and fitness, I believe in healing human beings, not just human bodies.

I believe slowing down to focus on the mind-body connection is an important aspect of well-rounded, holistic health. This has been central in my work with individuals with traumatic brain injuries and medical conditions as well as at-risk children, adolescents, and families.


My secret to the good life:
Slow down and appreciate life's simple pleasures.

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I hold my Bachelor’s degree in biology, which provides me with a scientific understanding of the human body on the cellular level. I am completing a degree in clinical psychology, which provides me with a psychological understanding of the mind and spirit at the individual, couples, and family level. As a health and wellness coach, I bridge the gap between the field of medicine and the field of psychology in order to build on our understanding of the importance of the mind-body connection.

My superpower is finding potential in the hidden and overlooked places when you cannot see it in yourself and then empowering you to take back control of your life.

My biological and psychological background allows me to understand individuals spanning from a cellular level to a social and cultural level. We all have our own unique strengths and potentials at every level, and my goal in coaching is to help you see your potential. When you believe in your potential and align in with your purpose in life, you are able to take control and make positive changes toward the life you aspire to live.

I BELIEVE IN:

Smiling at strangers. Following the rules. Treating others how I want to be treated. Not hitting the snooze button. Admitting when I am wrong. 

I'm NOT ABOUT:

Taking advantage of others to get ahead. Unnecessarily loud TV commercials. Being defeated by mistakes. Wearing makeup or doing my hair.

Favorite to do List:

Making homemade meals and baked goods from scratch. Snowboarding. Planning meals for picnics and road trips. Lifting heavy weights at the gym.

Fun facts:

I'm from a small town in Iowa, now living in Southern California. My deadlift PR is 210 pounds. I studied abroad for four months in Copenhagen, Denmark. I have two boxer dogs (Zoya and Bodhi) and our baby #1 due in July 2021!

writing: 

DRINKING: 

READING:

CRAVING: 

To do lists

water...and more water

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING

EGG SALAD SANDWICH ON SOURDOUGH BREAD

Currently

listening:

MUSIC FOR CONCENTRATION PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY

Stuff and Things About Me

 

Life should    be lived

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Zoya and Bodhi

Stuff and Things About Me

 

 

To previous

 

 

This      That

coffee


BEACH


EARLY BIRD


TOPSheet


POPCORN


cake


LIME LACROIX

or

TEA


mountains


night owl


no topsheet


CHOCOLATE


popsicles


PELLIGRINO

Where I stand on the super important stuff... Agree / disagree? 

"Vanessa rocked my whole world with poignant questions that made me reevaluate my own mask to the world while being gentle enough that I wasn’t left feeling destroyed."

THE REVIEWS

so they say: