Comes from a holistic perspective based on the principles that the body is a unit composed of mind, body, and spirit;
Understands that form and function are reciprocally related;
Understands and uses the principles of Energy Medicine to help you heal on the emotional and spiritual levels;
Can assist you in your understanding for optimizing your options in pregnancy, birthing, new mom and dad issues and breast feeding;
Chose natural birth and encourages women to choose their own compassionate path to parenting and creating family whether through birth or adoption.
Believes that men and woman can become more beautiful with age and directs a woman’s dance company ages, 46 and up to show the world what it looks like to be alive in our bodies;
Understands the importance and vital role that sexuality plays throughout the adult life cycle, even into our more advanced years as older adults, age 50 and up;
Understands the role of spirituality in the healing process;
Is herself, an inspired transformed woman who believes it is never too late after starting medical school in her late 40’s and finding true love and relationship in her mid 50’s;
Is a Life Coach and Certified Personal Trainer?
I came to understand all of these things by becoming a dancer and choreographer; an educator and specialist in bringing the performing arts to children and adults with disabilities; a childbirth educator and a birth doula; a yogini and meditator. Both the joy as well as the complexities of my upbringing in Red Bank, NJ as an African American woman inform my perspective today. Raised in Sunday School; having attended a Jewish synagogue for pre-school; and completing high school in Indonesia and having worked in places like Egypt, China, Scotland, Singapore and Hong Kong, I see myself as a citizen of the world community and have a deep respect for the wisdom traditions of all of humanity and see God in all things, places, and people. With long ago roots in Mozambique and the British Isles and more recent historic roots in South Carolina, Virginia, California and my beloved New Jersey, I understand how very unique each human being is and how precious and unique are your contributions. And on the other side of the coin, I understand how unique is your healing path and how to help you optimize your path to health and well being.
I came to embrace the philosophy of Movement as My Medicine because it is through movement and dance that I have my deepest understanding of how I heal; how I understand and communicate with God and perhaps equally important, how God communicates with me. In my work as an educator and global educator, I have seen dance and the performing arts transform those who are differently abled into performing artists whose body wisdom speaks louder than any diagnosis or physical limitation. The body and it’s wisdom is the our greatest teacher and our bodies always know the truth.
As a Family Physician I am able to provide full pediatric, gynecological, low risk obstetrical care and Internal Medicine that allows me to understand and treat complex adult chronic health problems;
As an Osteopathic Family Physician I am able to provide neuromuscular treatment and osteopathic manipulative treatment that can serve as a non surgical and non-drug option;
As an Obesity Medicine Physician I understand the complexities of weight loss and weight loss maintenance and how each individual’s unique cultural and anthropological history impacts their relationship with food and how this quite literally influences weight gain patterns over a lifetime;
As a birth doula, I bring a woman centered holistic approach to everything I do;
As a dancer, I understand the intrinsic force and power of a body in motion and will help you keep moving through life artistically, emotionally, spiritually;
As an Integrative Physician, I understand that Food is Medicine and Movement is Medicine and can help you decipher when conventional treatments and surgeries might be of use and how to select and choose complimentary and wholistic natural options, understanding that nature often knows best most of the time, especially when you the healer have been educated to understand nature’s power within the context of your own life.
As a woman, mother and ever endlessly evolving human being, I hear you, I see you…
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