HI! I'M CARINA...
... the face behind Vitalis Holistic Health & Wellness...
... and Adrenal Fatigue Survivor!
MY MISSION IS TO HELP EXHAUSTED AND OVERWHELMED MID-LIFE BUSY WOMEN TO RECLAIM THEIR HEALTH AND BOUNCE AND ENJOY THE LIFE THEY DESERVE.
Middle-aged Wife to Dear Husband Dominique, Mother of 20-year-old Hugo university student, Dog-Mum to my adorable Beagle Louna, Cat-Mum to 15-year-old Loulou, Certified Nutrition & Wellness Coach, Mindfulness Teacher, Canine Educator and Agility Trainer, Chorus Singer, ex-Primary School Teacher, with a passion for healthy food and cooking…
When I turned 50, my body started sending me all sorts of signals that I completely ignored. Dedicated to my work as a Teacher back then, I was also going through a bit of “empty-nest depression”. I was feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, stressed. I would wake up feeling sluggish, my skin was looking dull, my hair was drying out, a few extra kilos had moved into my hips and waist, I was having hot flushes, mood swings, happy one minute and aggressive the next… I thought this was what life was meant to be as I was getting older with the onset of menopause…
Until one day… I broke-up... in my class of 10-year old school kids… I just couldn’t handle the stress, the pressure, the overwhelm any more. I had burnt the candle at both ends…
I thought I had reached the point of no-return and didn’t know where to start to get my life back. I was desperate to feel better, so after talking to the right people around me and with a lot of willpower – and because I love life so much – I found the strength and motivation to climb that mountain in front of me. I did a lot of research and started studying nutrition and the effects of food on one’s mind, body and soul.
What started out for me to be a self-healing journey has now become a MISSION to EDUCATE and EMPOWER other women like me – and YOU – to make the right choices in their diet and lifestyle habits, so that you can find the energy and bounce to carry-out all the activities you love, and enjoy happy fulfilling relationships with your family and friends.
NOURISH YOUR BODY, MIND AND SOUL
Re-balance all your hormonal systems with the proper nutrients without feeling deprived
Learn to manage your perception of stress, sleep better, declutter your mind, reset your priorities
Learn to nourish your soul with gratitude, mindfulness, meditation and other self-care practices
We only have one life; we need to enjoy it as much as possible.
So, don’t waste any more time hanging around in your pyjamas or taking care of everyone else in the household.
It's time to think about YOU and your needs. Let's get working together so you can get that bounce back in your footstep, the sparkle in your eyes and the smile back on your face.
You have the power within you, I’m here to help you find it!
Are you ready to reconnect with the real you?
Do you really want to reclaim your health and vitality?
In addition to bringing you comprehensive nutritional information and resources based on science and medically proven research, I also have the personal experience to guide you and support you as you work to reach your health goals and reclaim your life!
Professional Certificate of Food and Nutrition Coaching – Nature Care College, Sydney, Australia
Diploma of Holistic Wellness Coaching – Nature Care College, Sydney, Australia
Accredited Ovio Mindfulness Facilitator – Ovio Mindfulness, Wellington, New Zealand
Accredited Mindful Kids Coach – Ovio Mindfulness, Wellington, New Zealand