Stories matter. Story matters. One Happy Mango is a story of new beginnings…
I had always been blessed with great health. Growing up in Florida, I enjoyed sunshine and water sports- especially swimming and multi sport competition. This passion for athletics and healthy living continued throughout my adult life, extending into my years as a new mom. Uniting my interest in fitness with my career as an Occupational Therapist, I became a certified personal trainer through The American College of Sports Medicine in 2011.
In 2012, our little family struggled with multiple setbacks, culiminating in my struggle with mysterious autoimmune issues- and few answers. I wanted to live well and reclaim my health, while becoming an active partner in the healing process. So, I talked to my people. Cried. Took (many) deep breaths. Prayed- and did a lot of research. And what did I find? A passion for plant-strong living, a desire to merge my professional experience with my new lifestyle- and a renewed drive to encourage other people as they do the same.
It’s been a long journey on the road back to vitality, but hope slowly eclipsed my ambivalence. New health practices nourished me. My people loved me. My faith kept me-and One Happy Mango was born. I hope your visit here will empower and encourage you on your own health adventure.
Here, we will hold space for one another to reboot our bodies and souls- and keep it real. Welcome to the new story and community we will create together.
I’m glad you’re here!