Certified Holistic Wellness Coach and Lifestylist, specializing in Neuro-Nutrition and Mindful Eating. CEO of Roberta M. Developed and implemented the “IT'S MY TURN" Program through the Roberta M platform, helping those women struggling with health and wellness needs and identity issues common as they enter their 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s.
Transitioning through menopause is a confusing time for most women. They are faced with many changes and challenges, as well as dealing with unfamiliar health issues. They are confronted by the typical menopause symptoms, unsure of how to handle them. Additionally, the seeds of inflammatory disease are often planted during the perimenopausal years. A key factor in these symptoms and diseases is consuming the wrong foods in the wrong manner. These issues are most evident in women as they transition through menopause, Roberta’s clientele. Applying the 4 Pillars Of Wellness (Sleep, Nutrition, hysical Activity, and Anxiety & Stress Maintenance) as they affect those currently in the throes of midlife challenges, Roberta provides her clients with the proper tools, education, and support to incorporate those dietary techniques to manage common menopause symptoms as well as control, abate, and, perhaps, stop those inflammatory diseases in their tracks, prevent them from spiraling out of control.
Roberta also addresses those lifestyle factors that contribute to their dis-ease, including personal achievement and contribution, stress, social issues, and physical activity. Considering the bio-individuality of each person, Roberta develops a blueprint of recommendations and suggestions specific to her client’s needs.
As a certified caregiver advocate, Roberta helps those who, while caring for family members incapable of caring for themselves, have become lost along the way. In many the same ways, they deal with health, stress, self-esteem, anxiety, and other related issues. Here, too, Roberta and her client develop a strategy specific to her needs.
Roberta is also a sought-after advocate consultant for companies trying to understand and help their caregiving employees. In addition, she is a speaker on the importance of controlling inflammatory diseases through proper nutrition and lifestyle habits.
She is an accomplished author of educational material specifically tailored for the average reader. Projects involved highly collaborative partnerships whose goals were to reach and educate an often-neglected portion of the population in regard to understanding their illnesses and the importance of patient participation in their wellbeing.
Always Time for Pilates
It was inevitable that I would “inherit” certain illnesses. After all, they ran in my family. Horrible allergies, starting when I was 15 years old, becoming worse as the years went by. And digestive issues, many of which, I have since learned, are connected to those allergies. Get one issue under control; the other one should follow suit.
However, my story actually began earlier than that. At 8 years of age, my grandmother was diagnosed with hardening of the arteries in the brain. Mini strokes. It was not thought to be a part of Alzheimer’s disease at that time, a devastating form of dementia. Back then Alzheimer’s disease was in its infancy. Not much was known. At that time, she lived with us. I watched my grandmother go from a loving, caring individual to someone who no longer recognized us, her environment, or herself. She lived that way for many years. This left a lasting impression upon me. As a result, I kept up with the research, studies, and published reports. Over the years, research has shown that hardening of the arteries in the brain was, indeed, a form of Alzheimer’s. In addition, diet was a major factor in its development, especially among women.
So, my interest in nutrition was an evolution over the years, beginning in my early 20’s. However, I put it all aside because life got in my way. I married. I had 2 WONDERFUL BOYS! (They’re fully grown and now WONDERFUL YOUNG MEN!) Extended family responsibilities. I think you get it…. LIFE!
Along the way, I suffered many bouts of Epstein Barr, which, I now understand, is the result of Mono…the kissing disease! It’s a virus that manages to live in your system, revealing its ugly little head in the most inopportune times!
Somewhere mixed in with all of this, my father developed renal failure, kidney failure. Although he managed to beat the odds by living 10 years with this condition instead of the usual 5, life as he had known it…as any of us had known it...changed. This devastating disease brings on many other conditions. As the years wore on, he became weak, frail. Though my mother tried, most of the responsibility for my dad fell on my shoulders.
Finally, life slowed down a bit, ever so briefly. My kids were on their own, establishing their lives. I was an empty nester. It was time to take care of me. I knew that to feel better, I needed to take better care of myself. My interest in nutrition was renewed. I began making corrections to my diet and decided to return to school for certification as a holistic wellness coach, eventually specializing in neuro-nutrition…food for the brain! I knew I was on the right track because I began feeling better.
Well, life got in my way once again. This time, as a caregiver for 2 family members. Life was pretty hectic. My personal well-being was on the back burner yet again. This time, however, once those responsibilities were over, I returned to taking care of myself.
This time, I knew how to feel better. Make those necessary lifestyle changes. Incorporate a healthy anti-inflammatory diet…the Mediterranean diet. I fully opened myself up to mindfulness by including it in every aspect of my life…meditating, mindful eating, and more. In this way, I got my stress and anxiety under control. I love to walk, connecting with nature! I began feeling much better, almost immediately. I still do. Those nasty allergies and digestive issues are under control! So is the Epstein Barr! I’m looking better…feeling better…grateful for all that I have accomplished and the support I received. Still receive!
Practicing what I preach led me to design and implement the "IT'S MY TURN" Program. I know I can help YOU feel better, as well. You are here…reading this, which means you want to feel better!
Let’s connect. Let’s set up an appointment! I have successfully worked with many women transitioning through midlife, helping them achieve the lifestyle they desire. Take advantage of my complimentary 20-minute phone conversation. A time for you to ask questions! A time for me to learn a bit about you! Just fill out the following information, click to send. I will get back to you shortly. We will set up that appointment!
Your future lies with you! One conversation could change your life! Isn’t it time for you to take care of yourself!?!