The title of this blog explains me very well! I’m a geek about bodies! Bodywork, Nutrition, and Health Research is my second career. My first was working in computer technology as a programmer, project manager, consultant, data architect and manager. In 2004 I developed an autoimmune disease called Graves Disease and nearly went blind after surgery that removed my thyroid. I had double vision, very poor night vision, color blindness (not all colors thankfully), and worst of all, I couldn’t read for almost 2 years.
Fighting back depression, fear, and pity, I asked myself “What can I do if I go blind?”. Then I thought about a blind woman from Romania who was a great massage therapist. Why not? So, I went to massage school. Lacking good eyesight, my other senses took over. Massage school gave me a foundation in Anatomy, Physiology, and Nutrition. My research built on that foundation as I searched for answers: “Why did I get sick?”, and “What could I do to get better?”
Videos, audios, and books helped, but the newest info is on the internet. One of my docs asked “How can you believe what’s on the internet?” Ironically, it’s a fact that the world wide web has ample misinformation, lies, and evil. My goal was to sift out the chaff, which took time, experimentation, and persistence.
I promised myself that I would start a blog someday, so that I could simplify and document all that I have learned and will learn in the future. The perfectionist inside of me almost stalled the process, a.k.a. writer’s block. How should I organize and explain all the stuff that is stuck inside my brain? You can watch me figure it out if you subscribe to my blog!
Beyond this blog, I continue to help my clients with my bodywork and nutrition practice. You can read about my process, education, testimonials, case studies and more at my website.
Thanks for reading!