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Meet Katie

Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nutritional Therapist,
Mom, Wife, Foodie, Lover of Spirit.

Meet Katie

Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nutritional Therapist,
Mom, Wife, Foodie, Lover of Spirit.

My name is Katie Garces. I guide women, across the country, toward becoming the best versions of themselves, physically, nutritionally, spiritually and emotionally. I help them feel Sexy, Spiritual and Sane again.

Why? Because I am also a woman who has struggled to find the best version of myself. I’ve dealt with body image issues and self-deprecating thoughts and talk. At one point, I was on the brink of complete physical and spiritual exhaustion.

THE ABYSS

I have been a wellness coach and nutritional advisor for most of my adult life. With my clients, the importance of maintaining life balance was at the crux of my guidance. I prescribed detailed solutions for others every day. But I wasn’t listening to myself.

In the midst of life’s craziness, I was ignoring the source of my own strength, and it was beginning to backfire.

At that time, to say my life was busy was an understatement. I had twin toddlers (boys… the energy!). I had gone back to school full time and was studying for my Nutritional Therapy Practitioner certification while trying to grow a business, manage a home, eat right, pray, meditate, exercise, sleep, feel sexy and still find time to have fun with friends.

As women, we all know this scenario… I was trying to have, do and be it all and even though I denied it, I was teetering on the edge. I wasn’t sleeping well, so of course my mood and energy tanked. I couldn’t get through a workout, and even when I did, I felt like I’d been hit by a truck for the rest of the day.

“It was a recipe for disaster. And it was the definition of insanity.”

This was my personal turning point: I was eating and exercising the same way I had been for the past four years, but I gained close to 15 pounds. In six months. My adrenals, thyroid and spirit had completely bottomed out. I wasn’t healthy. I wasn’t happy. I was feeling the exact opposite of sexy and my brain was full of mush.

So what did I do? What every type-A, career-driven, spiritually aware woman does of course… I worked even harder.

To attack the problem, I drilled down and focused in. I worked out harder at the gym (increased cross-fit to 5-6 times a week. Bad choice). I changed gyms. I researched and met with practitioner after practitioner. I tried every diet challenge, cleanse and detox. I had an entire shelf devoted to supplements.

Every. Box. Checked.

When none of this worked, I would—in full defeat and dismay—say “F it!” and overeat and drink too much. (Surprise! This didn’t help either.) At a complete stalemate with just about everything in life and feeling disgusted with myself physically, I became emotionally MIA from my family as well.

My spark had disappeared.
How did this happen?? If anyone knew better it would be me.
I’m a professional, after all.

“The truth is, it can happen to any of us. When the world spins too fast, it’s easy to lose our balance. The dizzying effects of a life left unchecked can blind just about anyone to the answers, even when we know exactly what they are and what steps to take.”

LETTING GO

So how did I gain control? I stepped off the merry go round. When I thought I was bringing my A-game, I realized that what I was actually bringing was increased resistance. I finally released my death grip of control over my life and surrendered.

I slowed down, and began to listen to myself again.

I reduced my medications and supplements to the bare minimum. I listened to my body that was begging for a break and reduced exercise to walking and yoga. I reduced work except for occasional projects or social media posts that felt easy and fun. I turned inward and reconnected with myself and my own spirituality through prayer and meditation… and re-evaluated “what it all means.”

For the first time in two years, I felt like I could breathe.

In time, my body, mind and spirit began to heal. The flames of stress and inflammation began to cool, and without that constant pulse of cortisol coursing through my body from stress, my appetite regulated, my mood improved and my outlook brightened. I remembered my nutritional training and found a way of eating that worked for me and supported my energy. I began to sleep better and to feel better. I began to feel like I had control over my life again and slowly, but surely, the extra weight I had gained began to melt away.

My number one goal shifted away from “attacking the weight loss” and became finding sanity again: peace in my mind and contentment in my life. When I finally accepted that and embraced that, everything turned around.

I have been where you are. I know exactly how you feel. The answer, dear friends, lies in balance… and learning how to stay focused when your life begins to spin just a little bit too quickly.

From my professional background in medicine, nutrition and wellness, my personal experiences of being “off balance,” and the lessons I’ve learned about how to heal… I have developed systems and programs for living a happy “grown up” life that I now share with clients, every single day.

TAKE BACK YOUR LIFE

My Spiritual, Sexy & Sane coaching sessions and programs include a “grown up approach” to living life in a mindful, balanced and personally-responsible manner.

When we work together, we’ll take a look at all areas of your life. We’ll explore your past, your present and your future. We’ll look at your physical movement and your state of connection with your soul and the world around you. Then we’ll blend sound, whole-food nutritional practices for a custom-tailored solution that will lead you toward your goals.

So if you are tired of being stuck and tired of being tired like I was… if you’re ready to get your sexy back, (in mind and body) and to release the burdens that are energetically and perhaps physically weighing you down, reach out!

The result of taking the leap? A life that feels like your own again. Strong, spiritually connected, sexy in your own skin, and finally, finally… at peace and on purpose. It’s our definition of sane!

Wishing you peace and purpose,
Katie

THE CREDS

Katie Garces is a Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She blends her professional background in traditional healthcare, wellness and nutrition with her passion for the healing power of spiritual wholeness to provide customized advice and life balance solutions for women across the country.

Focusing on a “real foods framework” to maximize health, Katie examines how our spiritual and emotional barriers have a direct effect on our relationship with our food. Her customized programs work to achieve a “grown up” and empowered approach to life balance, so her clients will live lives that feel Spiritual, Sexy & Sane.

Katie attended Creighton University, receiving her BS in Nursing in 1999, then moved on to the University of Pennsylvania achieving an MS in 2003 to become an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Later, Katie attended the Nutritional Therapy Institute in Denver, Colorado and became a Certified Nutritional Practitioner with a focus in Holistic Nutrition. She has completed advanced training and mentorships in Eating Psychology, Spirituality and ongoing Personal Development.

Katie founded the wildly popular, Denver-based Beyond Book Club,” and serves as a coach and mentor to new nutritionists and nutrition students. Katie is available for speaking/panelist events for health, wellness and spiritual groups around the country.

Katie currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, her twin boys, Bob the hamster and her puppy, Piper.