Annette’s passion for bringing mindfulness into others’ lives is inspired by deeply transformative experiences that have unfolded with meditation practice. These have awakened her to a felt experience of inter-connectedness and a call to serve others in letting go of sources of suffering.
In her group coaching contributions, Annette supports people recovering from compulsive overeating and other numbing behaviors to develop mindfulness practices that can lead to greater enjoyment of life, stronger intuitive sense, better coping with difficult emotions and craving states, shifting away from a “diet mentality” and instead towards living a vibrant life based on values, and improved concentration. She brings her warm, open personality to her individual coaching and online group coaching sessions, and is passionate about building community that supports consistent practice and meaningful connection.
She has collaborated with her inspirational food blogging friend Katie to create Conscious Eating Community. Her practices focus on giving the body and its wisdom a voice in food decisions beyond the impulsive cravings states.
For individual coaching, she works selectively with clients who are dedicated to deep practice and who may benefit from support integrating shifts in consciousness into their daily lives. She helps guide bringing together expanding awareness of inner stillness and being and the outward pull toward action and doing that is asked of us in our daily lives.
She is a Unified Mindfulness Coach and draws from professional experience leading an inpatient addiction rehabilitation program, certification in addictions nursing, and practice within a Zen community. She lives in Wenatchee, WA with her husband and dog.