founder of your plantiful life
Hi, I’m Alex!
About 6 years ago I was first embarking on my acting career and in a spiral of what a healthy mind and body looked like. I was in my early twenties and trying to figure out where my life was taking me. I was living in a world that I created for myself of excessive workouts and food restriction and for a full year my worth was wrapped up in how many miles I ran per day. (No joke for 365 days straight I ran 3-6 miles every day and had anxiety the entire time). Looking back, restriction is a world that really described the other areas of my life at that same time. I felt like my potential was being held back by being in college for something I was not passionate about while fully paying for it myself. That caused me to feel held back in my acting career along with serving at a restaurant making crappy tips. My whole life I have been active and my family always encouraged my siblings and I to try as many sports as we wanted. So over time athleticism turned into a passion for exercise (and competition) which I eventually abused in my early twenties after high school sports were over.
Knowing this was right up my ally, a friend of mine recommended a book to me, “The Beauty Detox Solution” by Kimberly Snyder. After reading this book, everything clicked. In the depths of those pages, I learned abundance; in my food and other areas of my life. It all seemed to make sense and be the “answer” I was longing for. In a nutshell, after reading that book, I never counted another calorie, gave up meat, after a couple weeks completely cut dairy out of my life, and led me on this journey of self-discovery. My skin began to glow and I felt a deeper connection to what God has placed on this earth in order to heal our bodies holistically. It is my passion to now share that with you.
With a new pep in my step, I moved to Atlanta, GA in 2015 to further my life in the direction I longed for. I started to work at a juice bar to surround myself with health and wellness while still figuring out next steps. In 2016, I started managing a yoga studio and got my 200 hour RYT certification and immediately started teaching classes.
After a serious neck injury at the beginning of 2018 and visiting a holistic doctor for treatment, I found out that I had leaky gut (from wheat and emotional trauma as a kid) which has led me to have to extremely unbalanced hormones. After these visits, I decided it was time to take my education to the next level so that I could help others with a holistic approach to health. I immediately enrolled in The Institute of Integrative Nutrition to be a Certified Holistic Health Coach. This year I launched my coaching business and brand: Your Plantiful Life LLC!!
This is just the beginning of what started over 6 years ago. I strive to create valuable content through personal experience for you to get closer to your goals one plant at a time;)
P.S. Come say hi to me on IG @plantifulalex