I'm Dana. I'm a certified coach, a health expert, a mindfulness meditation guide, a scholar of history and gender studies, a former non-profit director, and a mom of two (mostly) grown kids.
Kindness and compassion have not always come easy to me. I have a lifetime of experience struggling with my body. Since my 20s, I've experienced multiple spinal surgeries, chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, digestive issues, hypothyroidism, and struggles with food, weight, and body image.
Like a lot of "achiever" types, I fought and denied and suppressed the symptoms until my body literally gave out. That was ten years ago. As I have healed, I've learned some deep truths, and developed some powerful tools to fundamentally change my relationship with my mind, my heart, and my body. You can find the whole story on the "about me" page.
I have woven these threads together with my education, training, and self-study into a powerful model of compassion coaching which I have practiced for over seven years.