If you were a tree, your lifestyle habits would be your roots. They’re at the foundation of your well being. Lifestyle includes how you eat, move your body, manage stress, sleep, and more. We may know what to do but have difficulty turning knowledge into action, and then maintaining those actions. There are obstacles, pitfalls . . . life gets in the way!
Coaching helps free you from unproductive patterns so you can finally make solid, sustainable progress to reach your health goals.
I offer classes, groups and one-on-one sessions to help you discover and implement the lifestyle changes that best suit YOU. You get to be creative and flex your transformation muscles. Best of all, you come away with indispensable skills and tools so you can take great care of yourself for years to come.
Are we a good fit?
I’ve been in the healing arts for over 30 years. In my 20’s I studied mind-body medicine and psychoneuroimmunology. One day, I was in a room of 100 people listening to a lecture by the scientist, Fritjof Capra. I began to experience something extraordinary: I felt that I belonged in the universe, and I was suddenly completely at peace with myself and others. And no, I wasn’t doing drugs. My perspective just spontaneously shifted. And with that, I left New York City to study at Esalen Institute in California. I became a massage practitioner there. And then I went on to become an acupuncturist and chinese medical herbalist. Continue reading…
There are so many things you did for me, Marian. You led me to have a positive outlook. I didn’t have that before we started the coaching sessions. (I am a positive person, but my idea of how I was eating was negative.) Also, you led me to realize that I have self-confidence hidden under massive problems with overeating. Thank you for this! Before we started I did not have a lot of hope that I could lose weight and keep it off. Today I am able to effortlessly plan my meals and eat healthy food without feeling like I’m deprived. Thank you!!! You are a wonderful coach! Hopefully many other people benefit from what you do. It truly changed my life!
~ Elizabeth S.
I worked with Marian for a year, both 1-on-1 and in groups. Both were powerful and effective. Her guidance has been invaluable to me in making better choices around my health. She helped me get deeply connected with my values of health and freedom so I could finally release an addiction to coffee and binge eating.
I felt like Marian saw my highest self, saw me with my goals achieved, believed I could, and that made the difference in helping me get more grounded in myself and move forward. In the groups, Marian created a supportive, judgment free space for us to honestly open up, be heard and support one another. I am eternally grateful for our time together. I highly recommend Marian as a Lifestyle Coach!
~ Lara Hedin, mother, yoga teacher
I’m so impressed by Marian’s coaching style. She’s extraordinarily gentle but gets to the point. Often I find that something she says brings up resistance in me, but later realize she’s introduced a very helpful new perspective I would not have gotten on my own. She has a wealth of experience and sensitivity to offer and has moved the needle for me significantly. Other coaching experiences were great but didn’t get to the heart, my heart, which is where I want my focus to be, to really feel the changes I want to make.
Very professional, intelligent, gentle and insightful coaching.
I highly recommend Bluming Wellness.
~ Stacey S.
It was really fun working with Marian as a coach. She helped me brainstorm and find solutions to progress quickly towards my goals. I found comfort in sharing my most vulnerable moments. Working with Marian allowed me to experience more growth each time we met. Marian was such a blessing during this time and I’m forever grateful for her tips and listening ears. If you’re looking for someone who can help you transform towards a better you, she’s the best!
~ Sarah B., the Mergoddess (2020 USA National Paralympic swim team)
Marian coached me for 3 months around my food choices and exercise. She helped me to discover and ground myself in my motivation which was very important. Marian came well-prepared to each meeting and broke down the issues into manageable parts. I learned how to build on my successes and examine obstacles so I could improve in the future. Marian provided great resources, too. Coaching was a pleasant and positive experience that I looked forward to each week. It was very helpful to have someone knowledgeable to whom I was accountable so I could progress. I highly recommend Marian as a Wellness Coach extraordinaire!
~ Diane B.
Marian skillfully helped me course correct food choices and behaviors so I can live in alignment with my values. She provided valuable information and I learned so much working with her. She is caring, patient, creative, respectful, and genuinely curious. She guided me to discover my North Star so I can become “my best future self.” Thank you Marian!
~ Maureen M.
Why work with me
Since 2012, I’ve been learning and practicing the most effective coaching methods for achieving lasting behavior change. I’ve completed 2 excellent coach trainings: Wellcoaches and Wellstart Health and have spent hundreds of hours guiding clients to adopt healthier habits. I’ve taught coach trainings. I love helping people! I’ve also had a 20 year career as an acupuncturist in private practice so I’m knowledgeable about many aspects of health. I’ve been passionate about the health benefits of whole foods plant-based diets since 2007, and yet, I’m respectful of each individual’s dietary choices–I don’t push any dietary agenda on my clients, unless you ask me to! 😉
Is coaching like psychotherapy?
Coaching is not psychotherapy, and it’s not a substitute for it. We don’t seek deep understandings of your past, or your psychological make-up. We’re not directly helping you to heal old wounds. We don’t ask “Why…” a whole lot. We’ll focus, instead, on supporting you to take action–the actions that nurture your health and well being. Many clients find coaching to be beneficial to their mental health, because physical and mental health are inextricably linked. Both coaching and psychotherapy have great value.
Do you have a specialty?
I love helping people who want to get healthier by improving any aspect of their lifestyle. I’m particularly passionate about the power of whole foods, plant-centered diets to benefit health and well being. So if you’d like to get more plants on your plate, you’ve definitely come to the right place. I’ve been creative in the kitchen my whole life, ever since I made “Lucy’s lemon squares” from the Peanuts Cookbook at 11. In recent decades, I’ve turned towards healthier fare, focusing on easy, delicious, health-promoting meals. My 21 years as an acupuncturist, and primary care provider, have brought me an understanding of health conditions which is a great help in the coaching process, as well. In 2016, I earned a Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition from eCornell to grow my knowledge of nutrition. I’ll bring my enthusiasm and experience to the table to make your path to optimal health easier, and tastier.
Will you tell me what to do?
If you want to know WHAT to do, like which type of exercise is best for weight loss, or whether a particular food is ‘good for you’, I’ll gladly share my opinions, and also direct you to other experts. But coaching is not primarily me telling you what to do. It’s more about guiding you towards HOW to make the positive changes YOU want to make. Coaching gets you grounded in your strengths and values. We’ll help you develop strategies and tactics. You’ll gain key insights and self-management skills to help you sustain your progress.
Will our sessions be online?
Yes. All coaching is ‘virtual’. We can use Zoom, a HIPAA-compliant video conferencing app, or talk on the phone, whichever you prefer.
When are you available?
My business hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
How often will we meet? For how long?
I like to start by scheduling 1-3 single sessions so you can get a feel for how I work before you sign up for a monthly subscription. Monthly subscriptions consist of 2 or 4 sessions per month, scheduled at regular times/days. You get to select a session length at the time of booking. I recommend we start with a 45-minute session.
What is your fee structure and cancellation policy?
free Our initial 20 minute conversation where we address all your questions.
$30 15 mins single session
$50 30 mins single session
$65 45 mins single session
Payment: Payments are due two full business days in advance of each session.
Office hours: Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel or change an appointment, please call 831-373-6600 or email email@example.com as soon as you know. There’s no charge for changes made at least 2 full business days in advance of your appointment. For late cancellations and missed coaching appointments, there’s a $50 fee.