Meet the Team
Founder & CEO
Hi I am Autumn! I am 45 years old, living in beautiful (and hot!) Phoenix Arizona. Through the years I have worked in the corporate world mostly as a bookkeeper, but my all time favorite job was being a nanny, which I did both Full and Part time over the years for 20 years. I met my husband 12 years ago and we have been married for 9 years. Three years ago we were blessed with a bouncing baby boy who absolutely blesses me to be his mommy everyday! After he turned one we were blessed with the opportunity for me to be a stay at home mom, something I had always dreamed of.
Through my 20’s and 30’s I slowly gained weight, about 10 lbs a year, which doesn’t seem like much but when you add it all up it certainly is! I have always struggled with emotional eating as well as self esteem issues, not feeling enough worth to justify taking the time to care about myself. Although I am still working on those issues, having a child changes your perspective and you realize you need to care for yourself so you will be around long enough to care for this beautiful child.
In the last 8-10 years my body has been giving me subtle cues that I need to start making changes, and in the past 1-2 years I have REALLY felt the slippery slope of being tired all the time and feeling constant aches and pains. I have never been officially diagnosed with any auto immune disorder but I would not be shocked if I had one with all the aches and pains I experience.
I also realized recently that something that was missing in my life was my spiritual wellness. I had stepped away from my spirituality for years after having some bad experiences that left a bitter taste in my mouth. I realize now that other peoples actions cannot dictate or control my personal relationship with God. It took me a long time to find a church where I feel I fit in and people like and accept me for ME and all my flaws! 😍 On the spiritual side of my Journey, even though I spent many years of my life in Church, I felt empty and afraid. I finally feel joy with reconnecting to my spiritual side.
Queli and I have practically had a million conversations (ok that might be slightly exaggerated but its close!) 😉 about how we feel, our successes, our failures, and our tricks to feeling better naturally. One day we realized we should record some of these conversations to share with others. Some of what you will see will be interview style and some will just be raw footage of us being us. Welcome to our Journey, and we look forward to hearing yours!
Co-Founder & VP
During my 12 years of “recovery” from anorexia, I became very ill from Chiari & Fibromyalgia. I had symptoms ranging from narcolepsy, constant headaches, muscle spasms, balance issues, and much much more.
I gained 80 pounds on one of the 30 pills that I took a day for my illnesses. Panicked, I dove back into anorexia, trying to regain control of my weight and life. Once I became seriously ill from the anorexia, I realized I had never fully recovered before…………I just did what I was told for 12 years. But I never addressed the constant nag of worthlessness, nor did I see food in a positive light. “Recovery” for me was just a means to stay out of the hospital.
My journey for new answers began.
I didn’t want “recovery”.
I wanted to be well…..and I sought like-minded people looking for the same
I no longer wanted to “follow the rules”…….but actually live……………Which for me meant healing of my mind, body, brain, and spirit.
Social Media Director
I was born with a blood clotting disorder. By the age of 26, I had 3 pulmonary embolisms. My life was a constant trip to the doctor. If I wasn’t getting blood drawn, I was seeing one of my 12 specialists. Eventually, I was taking 32 pills a day as well as pain patches. This was further complicated by eating disorders.
Eventually, I got sick of it. As I got my eating disorder under control, I began to take a hard look at what I was putting into my body. I realised that most of my medications were designed to treat symptoms and very few dealt with curing me. I had to look for that on my own. I began to look at holistic healing. While medications won’t ever be eradicated from my regimen, they don’t run my life.
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