I grew up on Long Island, New York and moved to St. Louis, Missouri when I turned 21. Over the years I would live in Charleston, S.C., Charlotte, N.C., Atlanta, GA and Denver, CO.
I have been married for 25 years and have two children. My son is a personal trainer and masseuse and my daughter is a college student with a focus on Interior Design.
My early career focused in the field of Human Resources and later I worked with churches developing spirituality and connection with people of all ages.
A few years ago at the age of 49, I had a heart attack while running on the treadmill. This one day in June would change my life. The day I returned home from the hospital I became focused on reversing my heart disease and getting off of the numerous medications that I became painfully aware where my new reality. I left my vegetarian diet to live a vegan/whole food plant based lifestyle. I also began journaling and meditation practices and I started my journey to becoming a life coach. Since that fateful day in June I became certified in Life and Christian Spiritual Coaching with Life Purpose Institute. I also became a Certified Practitioner in the Enneagram Narrative Tradition and received my Plant Based Nutrition certification from eCornell. As a result of an intensive cardiac rehabilitation program called UndoIt by Dr. Dean Ornish and a whole food plant based lifestyle I am happy to say I am now drug free. I am also pleased to say I am working toward my Mindfulness certification so that I can assist those who are interested in a life that includes meditation, relaxation and mindfulness practices.
More about Lorraine…
I am interested in Personality Typing through the process of the Enneagram and I am interested in the research of good health through food choices as a long time vegetarian turned vegan turned whole food plant based, gluten free and oil free.
I believe in the benefits of pilates, meditation, yoga and physical fitness. In addition to yoga, I weight train and run. I completed my fifth half marathon this past March in Sarasota, Florida and look forward to running it again next year.
I love to travel and have spent time in Paris, France; Gulf Shore, Florida; Maui, Hawaii; Athens & Santorini, Greece; Rome & Tuscany; Italy and New York, New York. I hope to return to Napa Valley, California in the near future.
I am an avid reader and post information about the books I read and enjoy on my blog.
The most important fact about me is that I am also the proud owner of a sweet dog named Lucy who is a very loud snorer.
Life Coach Certificate, Completed (2016), Life Purpose Institute
Spiritual Coach Certificate, Completed (2016), Life Purpose Institute
Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate, Completed (January 2017), T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies & eCornell
Certified Enneagram Practioner in the Narrative Tradition (2018), Enneagram Worldwide