I wanted to share with you what ignited this fire in me to start this journey. A couple years ago my mom was diagnosed with Stage IV Melanoma. Watching her decline physically and losing her was my biggest wake up call. The most frustrating part with chronic diseases is first and foremost, they are (for the most part) preventable but by the time we realize what we have done to ourselves, it is too late. Secondly, our health care system is not equipped to treat chronic disease. The system we have in place is more of a "reactive management" of the condition that is treated by prescribing a million medications in hopes of quietening the symptoms, rather than getting to the root of the problem. I would like to see prevention take more of a front seat in healthcare. My goal is to empower people to take control of their health (spiritual, mental, physical) BEFORE it becomes a problem so they can live the best life possible. I am choosing to turn my worst nightmare into something positive in hopes of truly changing the lives of the people I have the pleasure of working with.