Hi, I’m Val. Welcome to my website. I support people in becoming healthy and happy in their bodies; through a non-diet and intuitive approach to eating, and through a body-awareness approach to movement and rest.
I don't force anything on anyone, and I take into consideration many things when I make recommendations to clients; current level of health, lifestyle and time management, cooking ability, budget, food sensitivities and food preferences. Besides a focus on increasing nutrient-dense foods and on improving digestion, I also bring other elements into my coaching as needed; stress management, including breath work and self supportive thinking, and positive body and self image work.
I work out of The Blending Bar, in Maple Ridge, located east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Here, I see clients and I also hold workshops. Email me today to schedule an appointment or for more information.
holistic nutrition-what is that?
The term Holistic Nutrition usually needs some explanation as to what it is. First, let's talk about what it is not. It is not about someone telling you exactly what to eat, how much to eat, and when to eat. It is not about counting calories or avoiding carbs or "doing a cleanse".
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My intention has always been to educate people about food; which foods are the best to eat for overall health and energy levels, which foods can help or hinder your digestion, which foods can help heal a health condition. I think that there is huge freedom to be found, once we find the foods that work best for us.
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KIND WORDS from clients
"Your counselling has truly made me see so many areas in my life from a different perspective. My attitude and knowledge of how to nurture my body with food has had a ripple effect on my outlook of my world. Thank you for this precious gift, Val. You are truly a treasure." Maggie R., Maple Ridge, BC
"Thank you for understanding and for believing in me and for helping me to believe in myself/follow my intuition again! Truthfully I was expecting you to be totally the opposite as that is what I have known in the past and you weren't and it seriously brought tears to my eyes, to experience that level of kindness, gentleness, care and understanding. When you are that way with me I can learn to do like that with myself." Shelley T., Abbotsford, BC
I was not drawn to Val for a very common reason, which could be to lose weight.….but for being very under weight, which I and others feel is not the healthy side of a normal size either, besides being uncomfortable, looks unwell. So, as I continue my journey in pursuit of a different kind of “gain” by taking the mental, emotional and spiritual route,………Val is always ready to hear me out and with her feedback helps get me back to center.
It’s wonderful to have someone shine a light in a different area to gain a better insight, a new concept or perspective. I am getting happier and more satisfied in the process.” Ely Apeldoorn, Pitt Meadows, BC
”Val is a mentor in every expression of the word; to support you in ways you may be in need of; to help develop the clarity you could be looking for in your relationship to you…….your needs and wants, and to bring up your level of self appreciation to a warmer state.” E.A., Pitt Meadows, BC