Welcome to My Balance & Wellness
Sarah is a proud Aussie who lives with her husband Chris and German Shorthaired Pointer Bailey on Mount Tamalpais in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. She is passionate about making every moment in life count, traveling to far away lands, immersing herself in nature, eating delicious food, and spending quality time with family and vibrant friends. In Sarah’s free time you can find her trail running with her dog, catching up with mates at a cozy local cafe sipping a matcha latte, cooking her favorite meal "fatty pork chops" with her man, and planning her next exciting weekend getaway.
Journey & Education
Sarah grew up on a junk food diet and fell victim to conventional doctors and dermatologists overprescribing medications. This "reactive" approach to health care with the use of drugs, versus a "preventative" approach with nutrition and self-care, came with a lot of unwanted side effects like compromised gastrointestinal health and immune function, toxicity and excess inflammation. Fed up, Sarah finally realized that there had to be another way - a more holistic approach to addressing issues from the root cause. That’s when she decided to educate herself about balanced nutrition and sustainable wellness through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. What Sarah learned was music to her ears - eating for ones unique body type and prioritizing daily self care is the key to feeling and looking ones best. She instantly felt she had to share this valuable knowledge with others in need. That’s when she created My Balance & Wellness and became a Certified Health Coach registered with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Sarah was so inspired to help people heal from the inside out and achieve real results with their health goals, that she continued studying clinical nutrition through The School Of Applied Functional Medicine. Today, in addition to coaching clients, Sarah is a proud ambassador for Australian Certified Organic, an advocate for environmental sustainability, a writer, on-air host, public speaker, food educator partnering with Foodwise Kids, Wellness In The Schools and Cooking Matters (working hands on with 1st to 5th graders who need nutritional guidance the most), and advisor for the start up LIVZO.
Sarah’s approach to nutrition and health is holistic in nature. When clients work with Sarah, they get a personalized wellness program made up of nutritional guidance, lifestyle coaching, self-care tips, meal planning strategy sessions, healthy food shopping tours and simple cooking workshops, all designed to get the results they desire. Sarah knows that there isn’t one way of eating that suits everyone. She listens to her clients needs and preferences in order to educate, guide and support them all the way to achieving their goals. Sarah focuses on empowering people to maximize the raw materials the body needs to function optimally, minimize the things that deplete ones vitality, and prioritize supportive lifestyle choices to truly embody a state of wellbeing. When you nourish your mind, body and spirit, everything else falls into place and things like excess inflammation, stress, fatigue, cravings and other imbalances no longer remain a burden.
Sarah has collaborated with or been featured on the following websites: 7x7, MindBodyGreen, Food Matters, Joyus, Nuts.com, Apartment 34, Sakara Life, Sivana Spirit, Vegie Head, Berry Breeze, Thistle, Jayms Ramirez Photography, The Metabolic Clock by Julie Rennie, Positive Med, Catherine McCormack of Maisie-Online, 24 East, Artisana Organics, The Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin, Australian Certified Organic, CUESA's Foodwise Kids, Wellness In The Schools, Cooking Matters, Happy Belly Health, Verlasso and Sotheby’s International Realty.