I'm Coach Nora
I live in beautiful Colorado. I love the outdoors and great adventures! I'm a Registered Dietitian and Certified Wellcoach with a master's degree in Nutrition. I'm a bit quirkier than your average health professional, however. I'm here to help you get out of health prison. I'm here to help you feel the importance of the things you long to do, and fight for the energy and health that will allow you to do them with a big grin on your face. I'm here to stand with you if you're a recovering good girl needing a little extra support and nerve to insist on the space in your life to make health happen - even if you've been trying to tame your weight, or your sugar fix, or your lack of inclination to exercise for as long as you can remember. You can find out more about my mission, pop by the blog OR take a fun quiz.... but first, you may want to read on to learn a little more about me and what inspires me to take action to take care of myself and my health.
Whether it's hanging out by the Seine in Paris or checking out a jazz club in Madrid, I feel most alive when I'm traveling. I love getting to know a city: those unplanned moments when you make a discovery or laugh with a stranger ARE magical. In the past few years, I've found that overseas travel can be a bit unforgiving UNLESS I tune-up my health and fitness first. Read about some of my fave things to do in Paris on the blog HERE.
My husband and I have lived in Denver for over 25 years. My mom just moved here to be with us. If you're like me, feeling your best so you can BE your best with family and friends is SO important. And ladies - sometimes we need a gentle push to take care of OURSELVES so that we can BE that best, energized self THEY depend on! I put together a bright, cheery poster to remind you there's plenty of time to FEEL BETTER TODAY.
Have you noticed how your memory and decision-making falter after a night of poor sleep? What used to work for us - eating a pizza late at night, staying up till all hours, parking ourselves on the sofa for the weekend - just DOESN'T, anymore. Isn't it ironic that all that stuff we put off doing for our bodies is EXACTLY the stuff our BRAINS need us to do now? If you're wanting some help to keep your brain sharp, LET'S CHAT.
How I Keep Sharp
I do 5 minutes or more a day on a language app to feed my brain. The novelty of learning new things (travel, science, psychology, history) helps too. And because of what I know in my work, I eat foods that nourish a healthy gut, get on the exercise bike every day, and set an early bed time - all for the love of my brain!
Someone recently turned me on to a website called Brainpickings which I really enjoy. I also love learning languages on the Duolingo app (currently learning Portuguese). What's your go-to to keep your brain active and amused?
Preferably with camping and hiking! When we let our health slide, COMFORT takes over. (I wrote about this HERE.) That's why I do my best to protect my precious health - so I can keep sleeping on the ground in my tent, road-trip to see the fall colors or catch the peach harvest in Palisade, Colorado, and enjoy (rather than dread) crossing streams on a log while balancing like a pro! Is it the right time for you to say YES to yourself and hire a health coach? This post in the blog may help you decide.
My Coaching Clients
Nothing beats a meeting of the minds for making those new brain connections that create the aha! moments I love to be a part of. Those moments when everything changes for a client. When they experience that deep KNOWING in mind and body that opens possibility and makes a return to the old ways and the old thinking impossible. Want that experience for yourself? Find out more HERE.
A Guide & Companion
The most powerful way I know to BE in coaching is to be right there with you, discovering AND experimenting with new strategies and actions for living vibrant, meaningful, and healthy days. As much as I hope to inspire you, I am inspired by you, and thank you. 👏