Hi, I'm Jill.
Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and lover of food.
I believe fiercely in the power of knowledge. I also believe that having knowledge alone is not enough to create change. I use a coaching framework to empower my clients towards success. In building relationships through honest, non-judgemental conversation, I help clients to identify their goals and begin to remove the barriers that stand in the way. Being well nourished extends beyond what we eat. It encompasses how we feel about ourselves, our bodies, and our choices. Eating should bring us joy and pleasure, not guilt, anxiety, or fear.
Two of my greatest passions are cultivating healthy relationships with food and diabetes education. Type 1 diabetes holds a particularly special place in my heart and I was fortunate to work alongside the wonderful pediatric diabetes team at BC Children’s Hospital over the past four years.
Outside of client sessions, you will likely find me exploring the mountains, where I breathe a little deeper, smile a little bigger. Ahead of me on every trail is my four-legged best friend, Lola. At home I’m most often dancing to music in my kitchen while creating food to share with people I love, or curled up enjoying a great cup of coffee.
Diet is a dirty word. Have you ever heard the word “diet” and thought “ooooo YAY!”? No. Dieting does not bring joy. It brings thoughts of deprivation. I work with my clients to clarify confusing nutrition messages and foster a healthy relationship between your thoughts, your food, and your body. A diet is viewed as temporary, and makes us feel like if we “cheat” we are a failure. I work alongside my clients to break the cycle and create a new reality that involves eating well for you and enjoying that cinnamon bun. Sound impossible? Then you’re in the right place.
You are unique. Your plan should be, too. Tailoring a plan specific to you, your medical history, and the realities of your life is the most likely path to success. We will work together to build a plan that fits you.
I believe fiercely in you, in your ability to take action.
You can. You may just not know how... yet.