Hello, I’m Kat!
When I know better, I do better. ~ Maya Angelou
When I was in my twenties, I was an expert at burning the candles at both ends. Motivated to do everything I could to make a good life for my daughter and me, I worked a full-time job, and attended college at night. I remember being stressed all the time and I guess I thought—this is the way life is. That was my normal. Looking back, it seems anything but normal. Never once did it occur to me to slow down, be present, and take care of myself.
My journey started over 30 years ago. I had my first panic attack at 18 years old. My daughter was an infant and I was just a kid myself. At the time, no one was able to tell me what was happening to me. Not even my doctor. Looking back, the answers seem perfectly clear now.
Too much responsibility, too much to do and a limited support system sent my health on a downward spiral. It never occurred to me to look at my situation as a single parent trying to raise a child with limited income and not a lot of resources as a major contributor to my health crisis.
What I didn’t know then was my gut was a hot mess. I had no idea the food I was eating was eroding my health. No one ever told me I was lactose intolerant or that I was developing a gluten allergy. My stomach bothered me from time to time, but I’d pop a few Tum’s and keep right on going. No one checked my hormone levels which were so unbalanced I felt depressed, anxious, worried excessively, and a spent a whole lot of time overthinking everything. I couldn’t lose the weight that had settled around my middle, was often unfocused and my brain felt foggy. I had a hard time falling asleep and when I finally did, I’d wake up between 1:00 AM and 3:00 AM. I was exhausted—mentally, emotionally and physically. And even with all this going on, I ignored the signs and kept on going.
After 10 long years of searching and self-educating, my path crossed with a holistic practitioner. Using a combination of holistic therapies, together we were able to sort out my decade long struggle. And once I got going, there was no stopping me. I was on a mission to feel better and tell anyone who would listen how to do the same.
I’ve spent most of my years since then accumulating knowledge, and using it to help others. I received a Bachelor’s Degree from Northeastern University in the 90s. I fell in love with homeopathy and studied at The Renaissance Institute of Classical Homeopathy, and Teleosis School of Homeopathy. In between my two homeopathic programs, I attended the Acupressure Therapy Institute where I learned about Traditional Chinese Medicine and Asian Bodywork Therapy. In 2008, I became a fully accredited Certified International Health Coach through The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Then I took 10 years off from my educational pursuits to build my practice. But the lure of learning started whispering in my ear again, so I enrolled at Trinity School of Natural Health where I’ve recently completed my training for Naturopathic Doctor designation. I believe with my whole being in the power of natural healing and am proud to be a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
When I’m not learning something new, I turn my attention to my own self care. Balance is something I strive for everyday. I’m passionate about my work, but I’m a wife, mom, and grandmother (the girls call me Mimi) first. I love to read historical novels and detective fiction, walk my dog, travel to warm, sunny places, and practice yoga regularly. I try to remind myself every day that the work will wait, but lost moments with family and doing the things I love can never be recaptured. It’s not always easy, but I do my best.
We recently added to our family. Meet Titus! He’s a sweet little chap who can have a stubborn streak a mile long when he’s tired or hungry. I think he takes after me! He’s been a real blessing to us as we adapted to our ever changing world. There’s nothing like the unconditional love a dog to keep you grounded and more present.
I’m a big fan of any food that’s green (especially wheat grass juice), juicing, yoga, raw dark chocolate, and I adore my Mini Cooper (which I named Bruno). Spending time outdoors restores me, and I love puttering in my vegetable and flower gardens during the summer months. I’ve lived in the Boston area my whole life but love to travel. Some of the places I’ve enjoyed visiting the most are Martha’s Vineyard, Brigantine Island, and Key West. I guess I’m an island girl at heart!
That’s me. But what about you?
The services at Infinite Health & Wellness are designed for people like you. There’s no need to live a life that’s filled with overwhelm, exhaustion or feeling like your life lacks purpose. We’ll work together to get you back to your happier, healthier self. You’ll learn the tools you’ll need to bring problem areas back in balance by incorporating healthy eating, creating healthy habits, and living your life the way you imagined it could be. The way it should be. Whether you’re in a health crisis like I was or want to live energized with a zest for life — we’ll find the path that’s right for you.
This is my passion. I love helping others create happy, healthy lives. To live a life that’s flexible, fun, and inspiring.
Be bold. Seek out what’s best for you. Live the life you’ve always dreamed of because you deserve it!
My favorite quote by Maya Angelou, “When I Know Better, I Do Better,” is more than just a saying to me. It’s a way of life.
Welcome to better!